Yellen says rate rise case has strengthened

Fed chair suggests move is becoming likely in the coming months

AB InBev deal yields $2bn in fees and taxes

Takeover of SABMiller leads to bumper payday for advisers

Brussels set to scupper Apple ‘state aid’

Investigation into group’s Irish tax arrangements has angered US

Whitehall faces racial inequality audit

May’s first attempt to put One Nation conservatism into practice

French court overturns burkini ban

Conseil d’Etat says prohibition goes against ‘fundamental liberties’

E7G8GH Sizewell A and B nuclear power stations. Sizewell A which is on the left, is being decommissioned.
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UK nuclear industry hit by fresh turmoil

Threat of legal action over botched £7bn clean-up

Facebook to use Trending Topics algorithm

Group to change headline feature after political bias accusations

Renzi vows to rebuild devastated towns

Change of strategy after earthquake will involve political risk

Champions League revamp boosts big clubs

Additional places for top European leagues at expense of smaller nations

World’s biggest pension fund hit by $52bn loss

GPIF says strong yen caused stocks to tumble

US economic growth revised down to 1.1%

Weak second quarter follows tepid performance at start of 2016

Comment & Analysis

Emerging markets rally masks frailties

Investors should be wary of Chinese debt lurking in a jumble of assets

Business defiance highlights Labour crisis

Companies ignore Opposition as leadership vote hangs over party

Antoine Griezmann of Atlético Madrid, Mauro Emanuel Icardi of Inter Milan and Kevin De Bruyne
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China $2bn football spree stirs fans’ fears

Clubs in Europe question whether new owners have the commitment needed to seek long-term success

Conversation starters: Comments from our readers

"Free money has several effects. First, it gets thrown away. Second, it won't be paid back. Third, it destroys any incentive for reform of an economically inefficient legal infrastructure. And there aren't any EMs that are not dependent on China. So bad investments plus a slowing China equals default. Welcome bankruptcy the EM way! Zero recovery."
William Gamble on As China nears exhaustion investors must look elsewhere



"Auditors are ultimately human. Many are quite young and may not have the experience to spot highly complex or sophisticated fraud. The move to machine learning and AI is interesting and could potentially remedy some of these issues insofar as this technology can digest more data far quicker than a any human. It is something the Big Four are looking at."
Charlie 1987 on Accountancy’s Big Four need more competition



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