Central bank arsenal is losing its bite

Structural forces limiting growth and inflation are not being addressed

FCA looks into Aviva-Friends Life tie-up

UK regulator concerned over possible leaks and share price moves

China turbulence casts shadow on Africa

Fears grow for rare economic bright spot

Banks warn over European privacy rules

Lenders say laws will make it harder to detect fraud

Fischer expects US inflation to head higher

Fed watching China ‘even more closely than usual’

Sterling slips despite stronger UK data

Frenzied week on FX markets sees pound retreat from ‘Black Monday’

Debenhams left behind as stocks rebound

FTSE 100 ends volatile week up 0.9 per cent

China: Credibility on the line

The Beijing leadership’s efforts to control the stock market turmoil have dealt a serious setback to plans for economic reform

Watching and waiting at the Federal Reserve

The central bank should keep interest rates on hold next month

Rising US rates ‘good news for EMs’

Conventional wisdom says higher US bond yields hurt EMs, but the truth is often the opposite

Fed keeps September rate rise on table

Vice-chair says it is too early to rule out move at next meeting

Routs — best of times and worst of times

Investors who hold their nerve and play the long game win out

ETF providers question US trading limits

Pricing problems linked to post-flash crash regulations

Brazil’s economy slips into recession

Contraction of GDP in second quarter was worse than expected

Entrepreneurship training vital in Africa

Start-ups want all the advice they can get

Ministers to alter money-laundering rules

Move comes as businesses complain of extra costs and time burdens on innocent companies and individuals