Shell profits plunge 72 per cent

Weakness in oil and gas prices weighs on Anglo-Dutch group

Credit Suisse returns to profit in Q2

Wealth arm reports strong growth as markets division bounces back

Japan claim threatens Tata assets

NTT DoCoMo pursues $1.2bn legal move putting UK deal at risk

Trump urges Russia to find Clinton emails

Hacking remarks revive scrutiny of Republican’s attitude to Moscow

Brexit brings old foes back into battle

Lead negotiators Davis and Barnier first clashed 20 years ago

May unlikely to call early general election

Some expect poll next spring or summer

Foreign students turned off by Brexit

Survey suggests expansion plans may need to be rethought

Italian banks test ‘safe hands’ Padoan

Finance minister’s low-key competence is not enough, some say

Fed holds open prospect of 2016 rate rise

Central bank says short-term risks to US economy diminished

Facebook surges on mobile ads growth

Revenues from advertising jump 63% from a year ago

StanChart hires IMF’s Viñals as chairman

Peace’s replacement is to relocate to London

Comment & Analysis

Oil nears bear market: 5 things to watch

Crude oil’s quiet slide from its 2016 high sharpens questions about the outlook for the commodity

Chart: Age of private renters

Renting in your 30s and 40s on the rise

‘Generation Rent’ does not just apply to millennials

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Xi’s China: Smothering dissent

Critics fear the erosion of civic freedoms is denying space for grievances to be aired

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