Parties battle to break election deadlock

Populus puts Tories and Labour on 34 points, Lib Dems on 10

EU tax deal probe to miss deadline

Vestager says Brussels will not sacrifice quality for speed

HSBC raises prospect of UK spin-off

Stuart Gulliver warns over impact of ‘electrified’ ring fencing

UBS almost doubles first-quarter earnings

Strong performance in wealth management and investment banking

Pimco fund loses crown to Vanguard

Outflow since Bill Gross’s departure reaches more than $110bn

China seeks entry to reserve currency club

Entry into IMF’s SDR basket would boost Beijing’s global ambitions

Doner kebab sales spur Just Eat surge

Online takeway service sees jump in orders

Lufthansa pension deficit hits €10.2bn

CFO says there is an ‘urgent need’ to reform retirement benefits

Bond platforms target archaic trading

TruMid and Electronifie find alternate solutions to modernise trade

Einhorn targets US ‘frack addicts’

Short seller says oil exploration groups are wasting money

Aberdeen suffers EM outflows

Pace accelerates as US Fed inches closer to interest rate rise

Comment and Analysis

Running a Greek start-up: today’s reality

Doing well in a collapsing country is almost as depressing as failing yourself, says Marco Veremis

The strange case of Ashazi: Wirecard in Bahrain, via Singapore

Dan McCrum examines a customer of the the German listed payments company

China migration: At the turning point

A shrinking labour force from rural areas is driving huge economic change

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