China stock market rout deepens

Shanghai Composite opens down over 4% as sellers return in force

Allergan paves way for new mega deal

Chief hints at ‘transformational’ purchase after generics sale

Syrian rebels wary over Turkey’s plans

Ankara dubbed ‘boy who cried wolf’ over pledges to tackle jihadis

Deutsche Börse chief maps out growth plan

Kengeter wants to increase revenue by as much as a third

Osborne tipped to succeed Cameron

Bookmaker says chancellor has overtaken Johnson in race

Oil slides to lowest level in four months

Supply glut and worries over China drive crude prices down

Burnham criticises ‘frightened’ Labour

Potential leader warns modern party could not have created NHS

Boston withdraws bid for 2024 Olympics

Political opposition leaves US hopes of hosting games uncertain

ECB urged to use firepower aggressively

IMF warns that Greece could still flare up as crisis point

Chinese brokerages report surging profits

Brokers hope buoyant earnings will allay investor concerns

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Merlin counts the cost of Smiler accident

Profits now expected to fall in theme park division

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Bristol pound counts in local economy

Residents pay for buses, energy bills and council tax in alternative currency

Bank executive ousting is back in fashion

Post-crisis stabilisation and regulatory pressure take toll on European bosses

Tributes to empire’s forgotten warriors

In north-east India lie those who fell while world’s attention was on Europe, writes Victor Mallet

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