Avid Life chief quits after data breach

Millions of adultery website’s users’ details were posted online

European banks fight to manage US pensions

RBS, Deutsche and UBS urge regulator to grant exemptions

GDP data show surprising lift in UK trade

Exports up 3.9% quarter on quarter and business investment strong

Isa deposits swell by £20bn in a year

Budget boosts accounts despite average interest of less than 1%

Two-speed UK housing market returns

London, south east and eastern England rise at double national rate

Four held as truck death toll rises to 71

International probe gets under way into human trafficking ring

‘Flash crash’ trader denied hearing delay

Sarao will have his extradition case heard next month

Ministers to alter money laundering rules

Move follows complaints from businesses about additional costs

People’s Daily bosses detained for bribery

China anti-graft crackdown nets executives at Beijing mouthpiece

Switzerland avoids recession despite franc

Hoteliers and tourist resorts not faring as poorly as expected

Malaysia crisis set for street showdown

Protests against embattled PM sparked by mysterious payments

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