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

Renting in your 30s and 40s on the rise

‘Generation Rent’ does not just apply to millennials

Fed holds open prospect of 2016 rate rise

Central bank says short-term risks to US economy diminished

Tory lead adds to calls for UK snap poll

Some expect general election next spring or summer

Facebook evolution fuels Wall St euphoria

Social networking group cautions that growth rate will slow

Italian banks test ‘safe hands’ Padoan

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

BHP to pay $1.3bn over Brazil disaster

Miner to split costs with partner Vale over Samarco dam collapse

Rockefeller fund backs Africa renewables

Fund pivots away from oil with $177m investment in wind and solar

Trump urges Russia to find Clinton emails

Hacking remarks revive scrutiny of Republican’s attitude to Moscow

Comment & Analysis

Foreign students turned off by Brexit

Survey suggests expansion plans may need to be rethought

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

Brexit brings old foes back into battle

Lead negotiators Davis and Barnier first clashed 20 years ago

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