Investment banking rebound boosts HSBC

Lender’s expenses increasing as it steps up compliance staffing

Brussels slashes Greece growth forecast

Commission warns political turmoil weighs on economic outlook

UBS almost doubles first-quarter earnings

Strong performance in wealth management and investment banking

Just Eat takeaway orders rise 51%

Doner kebab sales help online service maintain growth rate in Q1

Pimco fund loses crown to Vanguard

Outflow since Bill Gross’s departure reaches more than $110bn

Shell and BG Group company logos

M&A boom driven by ‘jumbo’ deals

Companies favour cost synergies with rivals over organic growth

Bond platforms target archaic trading

TruMid and Electronifie find alternate solutions to modernise trade

Einhorn targets US ‘frack addicts’

Short seller says oil exploration groups are wasting money

Aberdeen suffers EM outflows

Pace accelerates as US Fed inches closer to interest rate rise

Spending on cancer drugs hits $100bn

Global record comes as industry prepares to launch new treatments


Supreme Court to hear HMRC bonuses case

Tax authority to pursue UBS and Deutsche over employee schemes

Comment and Analysis

Big shoes to fill for Cisco’s new chief

Veteran John Chambers wants Chuck Robbins to recreate glory days

China migration: At the turning point

A shrinking labour force from rural areas is driving huge economic change

Chimps deserve our respect and care

The precedent is in our relationships with babies and other vulnerable people

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