China trade data unsettle investors

Commodity currencies hit as fall in imports raise growth fears

US bond sell-off squeezes swaps trade

Dislocation occurs between Treasuries and interest rate swaps

Bank chairmen lack necessary knowledge

Too little has changed on this front since the financial crisis

China’s biggest export could be deflation

Potentially great news for long-term bonds but not for stocks

Investors eye record Dell debt offering

PC maker expected to sell up to $15bn in junk bonds

Deflation takes pound down after M&A lift

Inflation data showed prices falling 0.1% per cent year on year

FTSE 100 companies improve clarity on pay

Boards are listening to shareholders, says Deloitte

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Engineers turn to repairs to fix margins

Oil equipment suppliers hope after-sales service can offset lost orders

Are miners at a turning point?

Some traders say the sector is worth buying

Markets in flux as earnings season looms

Guidance from companies a crucial element for equity sentiment

Dollar bulls vexed by Fed rate outlook

US central bank’s tightening cycle likely to be brief

Egypt nears number two spot in Africa

Despite tough backdrop, country’s GDP nears that of South Africa

US oil output rises despite drilling fall

US oil producers have managed to offset collapse in drill rig numbers with efficiency gains

US turns to west Africa as shale slows

Imports from region at highest level in nearly 2 years

LME Week: More output cuts to come?

Base metal producers see longer period of lower prices

Equity volatility faces earnings test

Vix index falls for 10 straight days even though signs of global economic weakness loom on horizon

Staley to face challenges at Barclays

Keeping up with big US investment banks is a concern in top ranks

Draft rules hurt City’s China ambitions

Policymakers and banks wake up to draft’s full implications