Monte dei Paschi to back private rescue

JPMorgan and Mediobanca lead €5bn recapitalisation proposal

US GDP growth of 1.2% misses estimates

Second quarter hit by sharp drop in private investment

EU bank stress test: 5 things to look for

The regulator will publish the annual assessment late Friday

Clinton questions Trump’s competence

Rival does not have temperament for commander-in-chief, she says

Four days that shook the digital ad world

Facebook and Google reinforce their dominance in the lucrative online media market

May dismantles Cameron’s legacy

Hinkley decision is latest in series of bold policy shifts

The 'Maran Thetis' oil tanker off East Lothian

Oil supertankers mass off UK coast

Weak demand from refineries leaves crude stored on vessels

Garden Bridge pushes back accounting year

Backers shift reporting date to avert collapse of £175m project on the Thames

Eurozone recovery loses momentum

Data cast doubt on strength of revival as French economy grinds to halt

Exxon caps torrid week for oil majors

Renewed dip in price of crude deepens gloom

Barclays shares rally after profits drop

Strong credit cards and debt trading performance offsets PPI cost

Comment & Analysis

Clinton’s convention speech dissected

Political experience mixed with human detail in a speech intended to ignite her campaign

Today’s politics do not mirror the 1930s

Countries that have suffered most economically are not electing populists, writes Jacek Rostowski

English football’s ‘plucky loser’ goal

Notebook: We want our team to reflect national ideals

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