AMC in talks for BBC America stake

US group may take 50 per cent of channel

Alibaba talks could price Snapchat at $10bn

Wide valuations after speculative discussions on stake

Juncker considers creating financial services tsar

London fears tilt of policy towards eurozone

Banco Espirito Santo posts loss of €3.58bn

First-half results wipe out capital buffer

US economy roars back with 4% growth

Recovery is strongly back on track after weak patch

Merkel’s sanctions rethink reflects loss of trust in Putin

Chancellor’s allies say MH17 more critical than US pressure

BofA ordered to pay $1.3bn in Hustle case

Judge Rakoff attacks bank’s Countrywide unit for ‘brazen fraud’

Dozens die in Gaza school and market attacks

Israel Defence Forces confirms it fired towards school

Glazers to sell 8m Man Utd shares

Sale could yield family, rather than the club, up to $154m

US banks braced for big deposit outflows

As much as $1tn could be withdrawn as Fed reverses policies

Beijing probe touches west’s cereal bowls

Ripple effects of investigations felt by foreign partners

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Market’s euphoria may be unrequited

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