Dollar bulls usher in pivotal policy week

Expectation of further easing at ECB meeting and of Fed rate rise

Doctors halt strikes after contract pledge

Deal on talks forestalls first industrial action in 40 years

RBC loses Delaware Supreme Court M&A case

Decision likely to have far-reaching consequences for dealmakers

Leaders pledge billions to curb emissions

Talks tinged by anxiety amid outpouring of promises

Conservative party chairman Lord Feldman

Feldman fights for political survival

Backroom fixer thrust into the limelight

Greek banks hit by bitcoin ransom demand

Hackers ask for €7m in digital currency to stop website attacks

Sterling falls below $1.50 against dollar

Doves at Bank of England keep pound under pressure

Baby bottle and picture on desk

Credit Suisse boosts US parental leave

Bank wants to attract and retain staff in a world of long hours

Swiss banks face uncertainty on ECB move

Lower rates would potentially be destabilising for lenders

The headquarters of the Serious Fraud Office in Westminster.
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Standard Bank to pay $25m in bribery case

SFO uses deferred prosecution agreement for first time

Banks likely to pass BoE stress tests

Tougher hurdles expected to prove sector can withstand new crisis

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US credit tightens ahead of Fed shift

Signs of impending downward spiral appear even before policy move

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‘Like’ button creator bids to remake work

The founder of Quip says technology will end the hell of email and its myriad replacements

Martin Gilbert of Aberdeen Asset Management.
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Martin Gilbert’s Viennese whirl

A spiralling down of the oil price means outflows from Aberdeen

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