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Critics say use of state funds to deal with failing Veneto banks undermines EU rules

The line could unclog the capital’s roads but has been blocked by eco groups

Moscow-controlled VEB has no banking licence but supports Kremlin’s priority projects

Delivery group would be largest Chinese company to float in US since ZTO

Third Point says ‘staid’ Swiss food giant should sell its stake in L’Oréal

Move clears way for $1.6bn takeover of company’s core assets by Chinese-owned KSS

Extra £1bn funding for Northern Ireland secures working majority for Conservatives

Final decision by EU college of commissioners expected this week

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Trusty gauge usually predicts US economic downturns but there are some positive signs

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and State Street score low on one controversial metric

Trump sees ‘narrow path’ to agreement but timetable is under threat

Rebound in energy sector profits is under threat from a weak oil price

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Italian bank stocks jump after rescue of regional lenders

Germany wants to close EU loophole that allows senior debtholders to escape losses

Italian bailout pushes credit risk gauge to levels last seen in 2011

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We should hope future tech leaders can take risks without losing their moral compass

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As Wukong Bicycle loses 90 per cent of its stock, ofo launches GPS-tracked bikes

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