Wall St lifted by bank and energy stocks

Brent oil within a whisker of $50 a barrel

China tightens grip on battery supply

Bet on Congo strengthens China’s hand in electric batteries

Explainer: Russia’s return to debt market

Sanctions reach deep into the workings of the financial system

US crude price rises to 7-month high

Stocks fall by 4.2m barrels, surpassing expectations

PBoC sets renminbi fix at 5-year low

Central bank declines to fight against global dollar strength

US Treasuries’ top clearer eyes HFT access

Non-banks take bigger role in largest government bond market

China targets commodity pricing role

Top official is keen for country to become a raw materials hub

Foreigners boost Russia’s bond comeback

First post-sanctions sale attracts buyers from US, EU and Asia

Iran fulfils pledge to raise oil output

Future exports depend on effect of sanctions on shipping finance

Sterling rises on EU referendum poll tilt

Pound boosted by latest opinion poll bolstering Remain camp

China to sell offshore bonds in London

Sale is latest milestone in currency internationalisation

India’s banks face long clean-up job

Sobering Q1 results are not encouraging for short-term investors

Chinese banks lead ‘green’ bond boom

Emerging markets are for the first time borrowing as much as western groups to fund ‘green’ projects

Banks aim to avoid clearing house bailouts

Industry calls for greater central bank access in a crisis

Negative rates fuel record Japan buybacks

Analysts predict surge to strengthen over the rest of this year

US new home sales surge lifts builders

Best Buy profit hopes hurt by lack of new blockbuster phone



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