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Mayors react with anger at demands to shore up public finances

Teva offers $40.1bn for US rival Mylan

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Hourican quits as chief of Bank of Cyprus

Former RBS executive resigns to spend more time with family

Wonga slides to first annual loss

Payday lender’s revenues plunge 31% to £217.2m

Macron chooses realism over romance

French economy minister signals pragmatic approach to takeovers

Vodafone in early talks to buy Cabovisão

Altice required to sell cable group in Portugal Telecom takeover

Oil has hit its lows, says Vitol chief

Ian Taylor sees pick-up in demand and delays in Iran output

Credit Suisse beats expectations

Shares drop on fears Swiss bank may have to raise capital

Egypt’s Morsi sentenced to 20 years jail

First elected leader guilty of using violence against protesters

Arm profits buoyed by strong iPhone sales

Company also benefits from consumer shift to 4G

US beefs up naval force off Yemen coast

Aircraft carrier and cruiser to help watch Iranian vessels

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