Sterling volatility jumps ahead of poll

Hung parliament could trigger fears in foreign exchange markets

PartnerRe rejects $6.4bn offer from Exor

US reinsurance group enhances terms of planned merger with rival Axis

Barclays to sell £2bn of risky loans

Improving economic conditions provide opportunity to offload books

Irish sovereign wealth fund relaunches

ISIF holds bank stakes and will invest in property and food

Gunmen killed at Mohammed art show in Texas

Suspects shot at exhibition organised by free-speech group

Prosecutors in Brazil investigate Lula

Popular former leader questioned over overseas contracts

Haitong plans to double overseas business

Chinese securities group to hire hundreds in Europe and the Americas

China widens foreign access to bond market

Loosening of restrictions crucial to persuading global investors to hold renminbi

Aberdeen takes on India over tax demands

Asset manager escalates dispute between global investors and New Delhi

Israel army under fire for Gaza conduct

NGO publishes report based on interviews with IDF soldiers

Tehran stock exchange prepares for flood of foreign investment

Bourse on alert for end of nuclear sanctions

Comment and Analysis

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Rewalk Robotics takes its first steps

Market for wearable robotic exoskeletons begins to take off

Hong Kong handover diplomat Lu Ping dies

Chinese official said last British governor Lord Patten would be ‘condemned through the ages’

Kadyrov accused of brutal rule in Chechnya

Ruler is beyond the reach of Russian law

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