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Fed chair points to rate rise this year if recovery continues

Banks face possible further forex fines

NY regulator turns to abuse of markets by automated trades

Russian retail sales and wages plummet

Fresh figures rock hopes of economic rebound

No ‘wall of love’ for Cameron at summit

European leaders warn UK PM over reform negotiations

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Miner’s shares suspended after failure to regain control

Eurozone says no Greek deal without IMF

Cash-strapped Athens could be left for weeks with no aid

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HK watchdog defensive after $36bn losses

Head of SFC says market volatility does not imply misconduct

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Ethiopia ruling party set for easy win

Elections set to confirm EPRDF’s grip on power

Cable dealmaker more easyJet than jet set

Patrick Drahi’s $6.7bn deal belies his discreet style

Draghi urges reforms to unlock potential

ECB president says return to prosperity needs government action

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