Hinkley delay catches China by surprise

May’s policy shift puts warming relations with Beijing in doubt

Monte dei Paschi backs private rescue

JPMorgan leads €5bn recapitalisation proposal for Italian lender

Barclays sets date for hived-off retail arm

Bank chooses Easter 2018 to complete ringfence operation

Scots prefer being in UK to EU, poll says

YouGov survey shows only 45% back independence for sake of EU

Four days that shook the digital ad world

Facebook and Google reinforce their dominance in the lucrative online media market

May dismantles Cameron’s legacy

Hinkley decision is latest in series of bold policy shifts

US GDP growth of 1.2% misses estimates

Second quarter hit by sharp drop in private investment

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Clinton yet to tackle voter distrust issue

Democratic nominee pitches herself as reliable extension of Obama

Lula da Silva and six others to be tried

Banker André Esteves among those facing Brazil obstruction case

Exxon caps torrid week for oil majors

Renewed dip in price of crude deepens gloom

Garden Bridge pushes back accounting year

Backers shift reporting date to avert collapse of £175m project on the Thames

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Germany: Welcome wears thin

A string of terror attacks has shaken country and renewed criticism of government’s refugee policy

English football’s ‘plucky loser’ goal

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Clinton’s convention speech dissected

Political experience mixed with human detail in a speech intended to ignite her campaign

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