US banks regulator seeks to oversee fintech groups

Comptroller of the currency wants to impose order on fast-growing and risky sector

German car industry predicts weak UK sales

Sector lobby group forecasts 8% drop in registrations in 2017 as sterling fall bites

Actelion’s Jean-Paul Clozel aims to keep group’s independence

Biotech company chief’s science background comes into play in face of J&J bid

Selfie app Meitu set to be valued at $5.2bn after IPO

Float of lossmaking company poised to be biggest in tech sector since Alibaba in 2014

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Glencore, Valeant, Airbnb, BT, and insurers facing higher asbestos payouts in the news

Opinion & Analysis

Britain stands alone with its tough stance on banks

Carney orders action stations while regulators overseas look out for appeasing signals from US

Rise of the robot music industry

AI is transforming music streaming, talent spotting, promotion and even composition

Food groups embrace ‘shrinkflation’ to cope with rising costs

Change to package size is latest weapon in fight to maintain margins

Long and paradoxical history of corporate governance in Britain

Politicians have threatened to get tough on business behaviour for decades

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Steven Mnuchin, a hardball banker set for the Treasury

Former Goldmanite anointed by Trump lacks big stage experience, writes Ben McLannahan

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