SocGen shares tumble 13% on profit doubts

Bank sees risks from unstable markets and low rates

HSBC drops plans for pay freeze

Staff protest over salary suspension prompts U-turn

Why does Sweden’s rate move matter?

Riksbank’s negative rates are part of a global trend

Hunt imposes contract on junior doctors

Health secretary accused of engaging in a ‘political fight’

EU bank rules attacked amid market tumult

Nascent regime under fire from Italy for being destabilising

Is it just growth pains ailing US stocks?

Momentum trades of 2015 are dead as biotechs lose 25%

Handsome young man throwing money over dark background

Currency turmoil casts doubt on forex pegs

Central banks engaged in game of dare with market participants

Gold surges above $1,200 an ounce

Haven demand takes price back to highest level since late May

Rio Tinto scraps progressive dividend

Shares tumble after miner swings to net loss in 2015

Tories rebel over Osborne’s pension plan

Tory backbenchers to ‘riot’ over flat rate of pension tax relief

Zuckerberg clashes over Facebook India

Dispute with investor shows country’s importance to social network

Comment & Analysis

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