UK housing market calms after post-referendum panic

Pressures and uncertainty after vote mean outlook still difficult

Big banks plan new digital currency

Group of major lenders seeks industry standard for settlements

German GDP grows 0.4% in Q2

Economy boosted by strong export performance and a rise in government spending

WPP signals potential ‘post-Brexit recovery’

UK ad market “stronger than the previous quarter”

Past issues slow RBS’s plan to go private

State-backed bank’s woes look set to continue

UK funds hit by £5bn in outflows in July

Asset managers suffer worst redemptions in 3 years

World Bank clears way for Kim’s next term

Bank’s board launches three-week nomination period for presidency

AIG eyes sale of Lloyd’s-connected units

New York-based insurer in talks with Canadian pension fund

Apollo to pay $53m for misleading clients

SEC ramps up scrutiny of fees charged by private equity groups

Eurozone recovery weathers Brexit shock

Activity confounds expectations of sharp drop with 7-month high

Nigeria claims Boko Haram leader killing

Shekau ‘fatally wounded’ in air strike against militant group

Comment & Analysis

BoE’s corporate QE faces challenges

After an initial galvanising effect, the BoE’s corporate bond-buying now needs to sustain the impact

Sarkozy takes Islam stance for Elysee bid

Ex-president nudges race rival Alain Juppé on to slippery terrain

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The lawyer calling big auditors to account

Steven Thomas’s pursuit of PwC has made him the go-to guy in auditor liability

Conversation starters: Comments from our readers

Andy Haldane's response shows the gulf that exists between what has become a new central bank orthodoxy and economic reality. QE is generating unprecedented distortions in financial markets and massive uncertainty, leading consumers, banks, and non-financial businesses to hold back. The opposite effect to what central banks claim they are achieving."
Hamlet on Pensions: Low yields, high stress

"I'm surprised that the experience of UK Sport vis-vis Olympics is regarded as so little relevant in other fields. After all, it seems to me to apply basic principles most businesses have learnt ie: set clear, measurable objectives; require detailed, costed plans to achieve them; assess progress, learn lessons from completion, and feed those learnings into the next round."
Paul G on Free Lunch: Olympian heights

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