Study hits at ‘predatory’ Queensway Group

Report on HK-based network adds to concern over front companies

Renzi wins green light for electoral reform

Italian parliament approves measure to ease political gridlock

Einhorn targets US ‘frack addicts’

Short seller says oil exploration groups are wasting money

Osborne warns over ‘fallout Friday’

Chancellor says Labour win would hit business confidence

China to slow as ‘migrant miracle’ ends

Flow of rural labour that fuelled boom peters out

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Supreme Court to hear HMRC bonuses case

Tax authority to pursue UBS and Deutsche over employee schemes

Regulators shift focus to risk and conduct

Fears grow that banking scandals could create new ‘systemic risks’

Barclays to sell £2bn of risky loans

Improving economic conditions provide opportunity to offload books

Gunmen killed at Texas Mohammed art show

Garland shooting raises fears of attacks by Isis sympathisers

Sterling volatility jumps ahead of poll

Hung parliament could trigger fears in foreign exchange markets

Prosecutors in Brazil investigate Lula

Probe comes as investigators target Rousseff campaign manager

Comment and Analysis

China must prove Silk Road is serious

Beijing has tired of buying up endless volumes of US bonds, writes George Magnus

Europe’s timid embrace of digital economy

The EU’s task is to learn more and guard against special interests

Brazil suffers from recession and scandal

President Rousseff’s new economic pragmatism faces a gruelling test

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