Nissan considers raising stake in Renault

Concerns heighten about growing French influence over alliance

BoE warns banks of need for extra capital

Counter-cyclical capital cushion set to rise from April

Chinese groups invest $400m in Man City

Consortium will also own stakes in Melbourne City and New York City clubs

Bidders line up for ITC electricity group

Iberdrola, National Grid and Berkshire Hathaway may join auction

UK air strikes in Syria likely within days

PM to hold Commons vote after Labour backs down

PBoC reassures on renminbi after IMF move

Pledge for more market reforms and no ‘sudden changes’ in currency

MPs warn on pollution at Heathrow

Airport told to prove it can expand within air quality limits

Senn to step down as Zurich Insurance head

Chief executive has faced pressure since failed bid for RSA

Competition watchdog probes online storage

Regulator responds to complaints about poor deals and data safety

RBC loses Delaware Supreme Court M&A case

Decision likely to have far-reaching consequences for dealmakers

Help-to-buy Isas launch

Should you bother with the new, tax-free savings accounts?

Comment & Analysis

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.
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Aberdeen’s effort to diversify falls short

UK investment group is still reliant on emerging market equities

Hong Kong city skyline
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Why IPOs ‘pop’ in New York but not HK

Flotation battle highlights the very different characteristics of the two markets

Energy groups face Kodak moment

Fossil-fuel producers still expect growth in their old businesses, inviting disruption

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