Fed official flags concern over US growth

Eric Rosengren makes case for modest path of policy tightening

MBK Partners closes in on $6.4bn Tesco Korea deal

Offer worth about Won7.5tn

US urges China to improve communication

Washington frustrated at way Beijing flags policy changes

Australian growth slows amid China ripples

Fall in mining investment is behind weak expansion

EM debt transformation lowers crisis risk

Share held in domestic currency rises from 50% to 75% in 15 years

Venezuela secures $5bn China loan

Oil-backed credit a show of support for Latin American economy

Lego builds on toy market dominance

Danish maker of plastic bricks and figures outstrips rivals

Volatile European stocks slip

China’s economy and Fed uncertainty dominate trading

US car sales better than expected

Ford, Fiat Chrysler and GM buck predictions for a decline

US clean energy suffers from lack of wind

Softest air currents in 40 years cut power sales to utilities

Judge gives go-ahead to Uber lawsuit

Case to determine if 160,000 California drivers are employees

Comment & Analysis

China needs to learn how to talk to markets

Financial players punish governments for doing the right thing at the wrong time, says Mohamed El-Erian

Do not let fear kill promise of Big Data

Privacy is at the heart of democratic modernity and it must be preserved, writes Maurice Lévy

EU’s Schengen buckles under migrant flows

European Commission president to unveil regime for sharing refugees between countries in emergencies

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