Germanwings pilots set to to go on strike

Lufthansa’s low-cost airline cancels 116 flights on Friday

Central bankers face ‘confidence bubble’

Quest for sustainable growth must avoid fresh market disruption

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The bond paradox and how it will end

Prices have soared despite huge issuance

Fed minutes lift US bond yields and dollar

S&P 500 within whisker of record high

M&A boom must evolve to create growth

Expansion in labour and investment must be the aim of mergers

US investors cut their European exposure

Net outflows of almost $4bn in the past six weeks

‘Tina’ stocks: There is no alternative

Dividend yields in the US and Europe return more than bonds

Euro’s weakness counters recent gloom

Weaker currency aids eurozone share prices

A beachgoer’s guide to August’s upsets

Geopolitical dangers and EU stagnation are main concerns

Sanctions must prompt a rethink on Russia

Escalation in tensions will eventually affect market valuations

European shares: down but not out

Russian assets rise on Ukraine hopes

Rouble rallies 0.6% and the Micex stock index climbs 2.1%

Bull run shows signs of exhaustion

Broad-based sell-off triggered mainly by geopolitical concerns

Index trackers soar but risks remain

Investors have flocked to exchange traded funds but risks mount

Week in review, August 9

Featuring StanChart, Cobalt, Apple and Kors

Gold climbs as Middle East violence flares

First weekly advance for bullion in a month

London’s miners fail to hold gains

Rally sparked by strong Rio Tinto numbers falters

T-Mobile tie-up plan falls foul of regulators

US scuppers plans for merger of Sprint and Deutsche Telekom unit

Profit margins key to US equity dominance

Investors reward US firms for wringing more profits from revenues

Archer Daniels shines in weaker market

Strong demand for ethanol products buoys stock