RBC loses Delaware Supreme Court M&A case

Decision likely to have far-reaching consequences for dealmakers

Dollar bulls usher in pivotal policy week

Expectation of further easing at ECB meeting and of Fed rate rise

Doctors halt strikes after contract pledge

Deal on talks forestalls first industrial action in 40 years

Ex-Garden Centre chief eyes Homebase bid

Marshall talking to private equity about deal for DIY chain

Leaders pledge billions to curb emissions

Talks tinged by anxiety amid outpouring of promises

Conservative party chairman Lord Feldman

Feldman fights for political survival

Backroom fixer thrust into the limelight

Greek banks hit by bitcoin ransom demand

Hackers ask for €7m in digital currency to stop website attacks

Sterling falls below $1.50 against dollar

Doves at Bank of England keep pound under pressure

China positive on economic data

Mainland markets edge higher as renminbi becomes IMF’s fifth reserve currency

Baby bottle and picture on desk

Credit Suisse boosts US parental leave

Bank wants to attract and retain staff in a world of long hours

Swiss banks face uncertainty on ECB move

Lower rates would potentially be destabilising for lenders

Comment & Analysis

Energy groups face Kodak moment

Fossil-fuel producers still expect growth in their old businesses, inviting disruption

Tolerance could heal a divided India

Perhaps it is time for south Asia to revive its faded traditions of multiculturalism, writes Victor Mallet

Paris and the challenge of climate equity

Summit must reframe action as an opportunity not a threat to wealth

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