A lightning strike is seen over skyscrapers as demonstrators gather outside the central government complex as they protest during a heavy rain storm in Hong Kong, China. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

China’s economy showed further signs of fatigue in November, with factory growth slowing more than expected and investment expansion hovering near a 1(...)

Sales of asset-backed securities will jump next year by the most since 2007, to €115 billion, Credit Suisse said in a separate note this month

Euro zone banks may have 1.28 trillion in loans eligible to be packaged and sold to investors, freeing up money to lend, according to Credit Suisse Gr(...)

JP Morgan Chase , HSBC Holdings and Credit Agricole, after months of delay, will answer a European Union antitrust complaint alleging they conspired to rig Euribor rates, according to sources.

JP Morgan Chase , HSBC Holdings and Credit Agricole, after months of delay, will answer a European Union antitrust complaint alleging they conspired (...)

The tower of the new European Central bank (ECB) (R) is pictured next to the former market hall ‘Grossmarkthalle’ at the site of the new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The European Central Bank’s new banking watchdog will establish a whistleblower system to get tips on banks that may be breaking its rules and will se(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), speaks during a news conference at the bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt. Photographer: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

European markets cautiously set aside warnings that Russia’s conflict with Ukraine was sliding out of control today, as investors focused on the Europ(...)

European markets cautiously set aside warnings that Russia’s conflict with Ukraine was sliding out of control on Monday. Photo: PA

European markets cautiously set aside warnings that Russia’s conflict with Ukraine was sliding out of control on Monday, as investors focused on the E(...)

German postal and logistics group  Deutsche Post gained 2.2 per cent to €23.75 after reporting a 5.7 per cent increase in quarterly profit. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

European stocks made a modest rebound after four days of losses, as companies including Credit Agricole and Deutsche Post reported better-than-expe(...)

Credit Agricole saw its profit almost wiped out in the second quarter as a result of its holding in  troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo. Photograph: Hugo Correia/Reuters

Credit Agricole, France’s third- largest bank by market value, said profit was almost wiped out in the second quarter on charges tied to its stake in (...)

Bank of Portugal governor Carlos Costa arrives to read a statement in Lisbon yesterday. Portugal’s central bank said  it had decided to rescue troubled lender Banco Espirito Santo in a €4.9 billion euro recapitalisation to be pumped into the healthy part of the bank. Photograph: Hugo Correia/ Reuters

Portugal will spend €4.9 billion to rescue its largest listed bank, testing the euro zone’s resilience to another banking crisis just months after (...)

Sterling has strengthened 10 per cent in the past 12 months,  as an improving economy stoked bets the BOE would hasten an increase in borrowing costs. Photograph: Alastair Miller/Bloomberg

The pound advanced to its strongest level since 2008 versus the dollar as the fastest manufacturing growth in seven months boosted the prospects for h(...)