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Link pay to standards, says bankers’ group

G30 criticises standards of conduct across the financial sector

Schäuble plan to limit commission powers

German proposal is response to EU body’s political shift

US economy bounces back with 2.3% growth

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Tsipras calls Syriza bailout referendum

Greek prime minister issues challenge to critics in party

UK restricts Ai Weiwei entry visa

Dissident Chinese artist refused 6-month stay

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Treasury denies conflict of interest over appointee’s role

New Deutsche Bank chief blunt on outlook

Cryan points to array of challenges facing German lender

Shell cuts 6,500 jobs, capital spending

Anglo-Dutch group takes action in response to plunge in oil prices

Coffee ‘squeeze’ takes market by surprise

Trade comes as US and EU regulators mull tighter oversight

Centrica cuts 6,000 jobs in focus shift

British Gas owner to downsize oil and gas production business

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