Draghi urges reforms to unlock potential

ECB president says return to prosperity needs government action

Polls open for Ireland’s gay marriage vote

Support for Yes campaign has declined in run up to referendum

Regulator outlines scope of banking probe

FCA to focus on choice and transparency in capital markets and M&A

Wall St peak helps global stocks to record

Shanghai and Tokyo touch multiyear highs

Nationwide CEO to step down after 9 years

Building society seeks successor to Graham Beale

Lenders pour cash into UK property market

Funding jumps sharply amid poor returns from other asset classes

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UK watchdog raises concern over impact on competition

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Lords poised for more combative role

Labour and the Lib Dems could form formidable bloc

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Ecclestone battles HMRC over £1bn bill

Revenue reopens long-running dispute with Formula One chief

Saudi Arabia foresees fossil fuel phase-out

Oil minister says kingdom will switch to renewables this century

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