Sony bucks trend of Japan corporate losses

Tech groups including Sharp and NEC swing into red on weak sales

Barclays shares rally after profits drop

Strong credit cards and debt trading performance offsets PPI cost

Inheritance tax: how the wealthy reduce it

Gifting and reliefs allow the wealthy to sidestep the tax

Yen pops, bonds drop as BoJ underwhelms

Equities supported by more asset purchases and corporate earnings

The 'Maran Thetis' oil tanker off East Lothian

Oil supertankers mass off UK coast

Weak demand from refineries leaves crude stored on vessels

Eurozone recovery loses momentum

Data cast doubt on strength of revival as French economy grinds to halt

Banks need to be more efficient, says UBS

Swiss lender beats earnings expectations for second quarter

An exterior view of the Bank of Japan in central Tokyo, Tuesday, 16 March 2004.

BoJ plays for time with weak stimulus

Yen soars as central bank leaves policy largely unchanged

Foxtons profits slump 42%

Estate agent sees no London property market recovery in 2016

BA’s parent warns of uncertain outlook

Low fuel prices and Aer Lingus acquisition boost IAG’s net profits

Alphabet boosted by mobile advertising

Fastest growth in two years as shift to smartphones accelerates

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Crude oil’s quiet slide from its 2016 high sharpens questions about the outlook

Today’s politics do not mirror the 1930s

Countries that have suffered most economically are not electing populists, writes Jacek Rostowski

Trump Russia ‘joke’ helps Clinton woo policy experts

Dismay may not help Democrats given anti-establishment mood

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