Portugal and EU agree CGD recapitalisation

Institutional investors warn lender faces battle to raise €1bn

LSE-DB submit tie-up plan to EU authorities

Antitrust approval critical for €24bn deal to combine exchanges

Designer Sonia Rykiel dies aged 86

Elysée Palace describes ‘queen of knits’ as a pioneer who ‘invented a way of life’

Aerial photo of the front end of a large fully loaded container ship.

NordLB hurt by shipping loans exposure

German bank adds further €568m in provisions in second quarter

Brexit offers opportunities to UK science

Britain needs light touch regulation similar to Switzerland to be global leader, writes John Bell

Nordea and DNB to combine Baltic units

Merger will create the second-biggest bank in the region

Ahold Delhaize sees price cuts pay off

Newly merged Dutch-Belgian grocer benefits from higher US volumes

Swiss banks join tech hub push for Zurich

Credit Suisse and UBS invest in ‘accelerator’ to help start-ups

Breast cancer test raises hope of avoiding chemo

Genetic check may help early-stage patients avoid toxic follow-up

Clinton and White House join Mylan furore

Democratic nominee urges cut in ‘outrageous’ price of EpiPen

Handelsbank to sell Industrivarden stake

Swedish jet scandal continues to reverberate

Glencore steps up plan to cut debt

Interim profits decline but dividends could resume next year

Suits join the hoodies with blockchain push

Cost savings and low returns drive lenders into working with system underpinning bitcoin

Pfizer snaps up AstraZeneca antibiotics

Anglo-Swedish drugmaker says sale will allow it to concentrate on core areas

Maersk must find way back to sales growth

Danish conglomerate may break up to weather ‘perfect storm’

Big banks plan new digital currency

Group of major lenders seeks industry standard for settlements

Brussels quizzes France on Renault probe

MEPs allege that Paris is trying to protect domestic car industry

VW agrees deal to end supplier dispute

Cancelled order row led to widespread disruption at German plants

Court backs SABMiller plan to split vote

Ruling allows exclusion of brewer’s 2 largest shareholders

Brexit business tracker

Latest update: Sales improve for Persimmon and Swatch


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