Catastrophe deals risk reinsurance sector ‘collapse’

Academics warn aganst subprime-style bundling

UK growth slows to 0.3% in first quarter

Figure lower than expected and worst quarterly rate since 2012

Goldman’s EU lobbying spending rises

Huge jump follows imposition of tighter disclosure rules

BlackRock in dispute over investor rights

Group policy at odds with own governance on director nomination

Obama laments ‘rolling crisis’ after riots

Death of black man in custody is latest to spark violence

UK ministers try to shield Saudi deal secrets

Disclosure of inquiries portrayed as threat to anti-terror work

Probe into Le Pen ‘secret’ bank account

National Front founder alleged to have had €2m in Switzerland

China plans ECB-style fund injections

PBoC looks at accepting local government bonds as collateral

Insider trader back inside after failing to repay

Prosecution is first of its kind in the UK

Alliance Trust agrees truce with Elliott

Two directors to join board after deal with activist investor

BP and Total rely on refining for profit

Total chief lauds the virtues of integrated business

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Pacific pact sails past a drifting TTIP

Attempt to reach agreement with Europe is complicated enough without the intrusion of politics

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Central banks adopt Pythonesque approach

Banks use surprise to stimulate economies and rouse inflation

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Farmers plough on for better output

Presence of lifestyle owners partly explains performance variations

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