Barclays set to name Jes Staley as chief

Appointment of ex-JPMorgan investment banker likely within weeks

Public ownership of Royal Mail ends

UK government sells remaining stake for £591m

Labour signals U-turn on balanced budget

John McDonnell gets hostile reception from party’s MPs

Worldpay to raise £2.5bn in IPO

Payments processor listing comes after it rejected takeover offer

Cameron pressed on EU reform wishlist

Leaders say talks cannot start without detailed demands

Facebook puts spotlight on Osborne levy

Social network company’s tax bill sparks questions on restructuring

China growth expected to fall below target

Economists’ bearish predictions highlight problem for policymakers

UK bank ringfencing rules to be unveiled

Authority to flesh out legislation in consultation paper

London plays up the pomp for Xi’s visit

China enjoying ‘a golden time’ in diplomatic hyperbole

Fed official urges rates hold amid risks

Brainard says dangers to the US are ‘tilted to downside’

400,000 UK VWs to need new engine parts

Recall of affected diesel vehicles set to start in January

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