GE sells finance arm to Wells Fargo

Major step towards meeting goal of $200bn in asset sales

UK withdraws Saudi justice contract bid

Cameron cites case of British pensioner facing 350 lashes

Official: missile brought down MH17

Kiev criticised for not closing airspace

Fortress to close $2bn macro hedge fund

Manager Mike Novogratz expected to leave the investment group

Barclays set to pick Jes Staley as chief

Appointment of ex-JPMorgan investment banker likely within weeks

Greg Medcraft approached for top FCA role

Australian regulator is contender to head UK watchdog

Angry investor stabs China asset manager

Attack at meeting after collapse of financial guarantee company

Payment processing company Worldpay has said it plans to raise £890m by listing its shares on the London stock market. The flotation could give the company a market value of nearly £4bn and push it into the FTSE 100 index of the largest UK-listed firms.

Worldpay to raise £2.5bn in IPO

Payments processor listing comes after it rejected takeover offer

Labour signals U-turn on balanced budget

John McDonnell gets hostile reception from party’s MPs

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UK inflation turns negative

September CPI falls to -0.1% but state pensions protected

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Engineers turn to repairs to fix margins

Oil equipment suppliers hope after-sales service can offset lost orders

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