Turkish forces strike Isis in Syria

Ankara vows to clear militants from border

Glencore steps up debt reduction as earnings drop

Miner and commodity aims to resume dividend payments next year

Big banks plan new digital currency

Group of major lenders seeks industry standard for settlements

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 housing market steady after Brexit vote

Pressures and uncertainty mean outlook remains difficult

UK funds hit by £5bn in outflows in July

Asset managers suffer worst redemptions in 3 years

Banks reassure savers on Help to Buy Isas

Lenders say timing of top-up will not make buying a home harder

World Bank clears way for Kim’s next term

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

Corbyn on train
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Corbyn claim on ‘ram-packed’ train disputed

Virgin releases CCTV pictures showing Labour leader ignored empty seats

AIG eyes sale of Lloyd’s-connected units

New York-based insurer in talks with Canadian pension fund

Comment & Analysis

Sarkozy takes Islam stance for Elysee bid

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

Eurozone recovery weathers Brexit shock

Activity confounds expectations of sharp drop with 7-month high

BoE’s corporate QE faces challenges

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

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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