French PM vows deeper economic reform

Valls pledges revision of labour laws to provide more flexibility

Banks warn over European privacy rules

Lenders say laws will make it harder to detect fraud

Cameron to launch EU charm offensive

Diplomatic tour comes as technical renegotiation talks ‘underway’

EU ministers back tighter rail security

Officials want more checks on travellers after Paris train attack

Jeremy Corbyn unites Brownites and Blairites

Former PM Blair steps up criticism of Labour leader candidate

BofA investors to vote on Moynihan roles

Some upset over chairman and chief jobs being recombined

Luxury groups wait on Chinese stock take

Slide in share prices makes consumers less keen to splash out

China turmoil divides Fed over inflation

Indian Reserve Bank warns US not to raise interest rates

Thai police make Bangkok blast arrest

Police say foreign man detained after raid on flat in capital

Airlines invest in DIY to improve services

Groups including BA trial permanent electronic bag tags

Mahathir calls for ouster of Malaysia PM

Scandal-hit premier Najib Razak condemns mass street protest

Comment & Analysis

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The real cost of the Iran deal

The US has fallen into the trap of appeasing the Islamic Republic’s rivals, not Tehran

Asia more of a threat to Europe than US

China’s market rumbles highlight the limits of a more aggressive ECB, writes Stephanie Flanders

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Najib, patrician premier mired in scandal

Accusations swirling around the prime minister have transfixed Malaysia, writes David Pilling

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