Global fund industry manages record $74tn

Sector profits match historic 2007 peak of $102bn

Russian groups eye Bric finance options

New Development Bank to choose which projects to back by year-end

London Tube managers fail to avert strike

Commuters encouraged to walk, cycle or get the bus

Checklist for Osborne’s Summer Budget

Chancellor is free from the shackles of coalition

Hundreds of China stocks halt trading

Over a third of listed companies suspended

UBS trader says bosses knew of rigging

Tom Hayes says bank managers were fully aware of Libor fixing

Fed orders overhaul of Santander’s US arm

Regulator’s demand comes in wake of failed stress tests

Ryanair to launch flights to Israel

Low-cost airline to capitalise on market liberalisation

Karen Cook takes senior Goldman post

Star banker has built an enviable list of large-cap clients

Spate of deaths reignites India scandal

Call for BJP resignations after 26 linked to vast jobs scam die

Dollar rise threatens US growth, says IMF

Fed urged to delay raising interest rates until next year

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Noble appoints PwC to review its accounts

HK-based commodity house addresses criticism

Energy: do blame the customer

Disengaged consumers found to be the weakest link in the chain ensuring competitive pricing

IMF Go Home" on corrugated metal fencing outside the University of Athens in Athens, Greece

Someone needed to speak truth to Europe

In the eurozone the IMF has let itself to be used by leaders as political cover, writes Takatoshi Ito

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