CBI head wants UK banks ‘off naughty step’

Fairbairn says regulators must let City compete after Brexit

France urges Brussels to halt TTIP talks

Trade minister speaks amid frustration over Washington’s demands

Warsaw charm offensive for London bankers

Latest Europeans to target City business after Brexit

Eurozone business confidence drops to lowest since Oct ’13

UK sentiment edges up on buoyant services sector

Unknowns fill chancellor’s in-tray

Hammond faces challenge of striking economic balance

Mondelez abandons Hershey takeover bid

Maker of Oreo cookies walks away after improved offer fails to tempt target

Calais ‘Jungle’ camp prompts French anger

Rudd and Cazeneuve meet as French pressure grows on border

Statoil project turns profit at $25 a barrel

Norwegian oil company squeezes costs at North Sea discovery

Alphabet executive quits Uber board

Drummond’s exit highlights growing rivalry in driverless cars

Barroso’s Goldman job runs into petition protest

More than 76,000 sign demand for action from EU

Arizona and Illinois poll systems hacked

FBI warns other states to be alert after suspected foreign attack

Comment & Analysis

Obama’s healthcare problems turn critical

Malfunctioning insurance exchanges are undermining president’s signature reforms

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London and New York must cement bond

The world’s leading financial markets have a special relationship, writes Dan Glaser

Ethiopia has to loosen grip on economy

The authoritarian development model is running up against limits

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