Smith eyes wealth tax in Labour pitch

Leadership challenger seeks to prise voters from Corbyn

UK turns in strong growth pre-Brexit vote

Economy expanded 0.6 per cent in second quarter, driven by service sector

German rightwing leader warns EU on reform

Petry predicts other countries may follow Britain out of the door

Deutsche begins DoJ talks over mortgage probe

Revenues drop 20 per cent against ‘challenging’ backdrop

GSK to invest £275m in UK capacity

Production boost for sites in Durham, Hertfordshire and Angus

Fed interest rate meeting: what to watch

Central bank may hold open possibility of rate rise this year

Saudi royal oil group at heart of 1MDB case

US claims $1bn of Malaysian funds for PetroSaudi venture siphoned

Arm grows ahead of SoftBank takeover

Shipments of chips containing its technology rose 9%

Kuroda set to dash ‘helicopter money’ hopes

But good chance Bank of Japan governor will deliver more stimulus

Retired ‘will be repaying mortgages’

A third of over-45s will have a home loan at 65, study finds

Craft beer makes US top hops grower

Germany ousted from top spot after half a century

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A plot reminiscent of a cold war classic

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FTSE directors buy the Brexit dip

Directors’ share dealing hits a 10-year high as bargain hunt sweeps UK boardrooms

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Why Italy’s bad loans are such a headache

Solving Italy’s bad loans will require more than fresh capital injections

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