Asia stock markets struggle for direction

Investors weigh Fed’s statement as they await BoJ’s Friday meeting

Potash: what’s next for the fertiliser

Chinese contract helps steady a market that is in flux

Craft beer makes US top hops grower

Germany ousted from top spot after half a century

Oil on cusp of bear market

US crude prices driven to lowest level since April

Garmin jumps after wearables advance

US stocks fluctuate between losses and gains

Hutchison meditech R@D

Biotech start-up slides on Wall St debut

Shares in Hep-C drugmaker founded by ex-convict drop 17%

Traders take new oil dip in their stride

No big deterioration in spreads for high-yield energy bond sector

US rates benchmark hits 7-year high

Rise comes ahead of new rules for money market funds that invest in short-term bonds

Fed policy losing power for the dollar

A rate rise is unlikely to turbocharge the US currency

Fearful Japanese thwart Abe on equities

Japanese public shun equities despite negative returns on bonds

Royal Mint delivers bumper profits

The government-owned mint’s decision to target retail customers online pays off as profits rise

Enav shares jump on Italian debut

Defensive characteristics help air traffic control operator shine

Gasoline stocks prompt oil volatility

Crude prices recover after dropping to lowest level since April

US restaurant sector warned of recession

Chipotle and Darden among the decliners on Wall Street

UK earnings per share set for pound boost

Weak sterling may ease pressure on dividend payouts

Bonds investors wary of ‘fallen angels’

Analysts expect more companies to complete slide from investment grade to junk