Trade credit insurance to the rescue

Humdrum mechanism could mitigate risk of securitising EU banks’ SME lending, says John Dizard

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi

Italy budget request dismays Brussels

European Commission likely to reject Rome’s request for extra year

EU sanctions push on Russia falters

Companies warn that Kremlin retaliation could cost them dear

Taxi cartels will be ‘apped’ to death

E-hailing a car is the coming thing and cannot be stopped

Juncker backs loosening of telecoms rules

Candidate for EC president urges opening of door for mergers

Pressure on ECB as inflation falls

Sharp drop in March stokes eurozone deflation fears

Farage brushes off EU expenses claims

Claims Ukip leader faces probe into how funds are spent

Super Tuesday for EU bank regulation

Biggest set of financial rules passed since single market

Six ways to mend Europe’s financial sector

A legislative ‘Super Tuesday’ passes seven files of regulation

Biofuels: Wasted energy

Muddled EU climate policies are threatening to push pioneering waste-to-fuel companies away from the continent

Belgium packs punch in US Treasury market

Brussels in corporate transparency push

Plan to require reporting on environmental impact and diversity

EU begins clampdown on ‘flash boy’ traders

Complex process to adopt rules on HFT gets under way

Draghi intervention has limited euro effect

Verbal signals fail to stop investor appetite for bonds

Bundled debt will quicken recovery

Draghi and Carney make case for asset-backed securities

France backtracks over EU deficit target

ECB policy makers plot QE road map

Central bank could buy broad range of assets

Russia’s Ukraine endgame unclear

Analysts question capability and desire to take military action

Draghi steers ECB towards negative rates

Policy makers look to make it less attractive to hold euros

Portugal open to radical action by ECB

Finance minister welcomes possible purchase of corporate debt