BoJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda acknowledged that the bank’s drive to banish deflation may be swayed by the steep fall in oil prices

The Bank of Japan maintained its massive stimulus programme and offered a slightly more upbeat view of the world’s third-largest economy on Friday, ci(...)

Prime minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the EU and then hold the referendum by the end of 2017 on whether to stay in the region or leave. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

A number of banks have put off possible investments in Britain until after a referendum on its future in the European Union, a lobby group said on Tue(...)

Britain’s remaining stake in Lloyds is valued at about £12 billion, based on current share prices

Britain has sold another £500 million worth of shares in Lloyds Banking Group and has now raised more than £10 billion through the sale of more than(...)

 A worker of Indian e-commerce company Snapdeal.com scans barcode on a box after it was packed at the company’s warehouse in New Delhi – after losing top talent to Silicon Valley, an e-commerce boom is sparking a thriving start-up culture in India. Photograph: REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Intense interest from prominent investors is helping drive eye-popping valuations among Indian tech startups.Venture capital firms, hedge funds and th(...)

A   woman runs past Swiss agrochemicals maker Syngenta’s logo in front of the headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Agrochemicals firm Syngenta on Friday rejected a $45 billion takeover offer from Monsanto, saying the offer undervalued the Swiss firm and did not ful(...)

David Goldberg and his wife, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

David Goldberg, the chief executive of online questionnaire company SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, d(...)

Central to Bloxham’s demise was a €5.3 million hole in its accounts. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The Central Bank waited until Monday morning, just as the markets were opening, to send out its alert. The five-line statement – issued at 8.16am – se(...)

The sales so far by Morgan Stanley have reduced the government’s stake down from 24.9 per cent when the plan was launched

Britain has reduced its stake in Lloyds Banking Group by a further 1 per cent to below 21 per cent, a further step towards returning the bank to full (...)

Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Investors in European equities shrugged off concerns over Greece as stimulus measures from China lifted sentiment.China’s central bank decided to cut(...)

Morgan Stanley’s shares were up 2.2 per cent at $37.55 in premarket trading after it announced its latest results

Wall Street investment bank Morgan Stanley reported a much stronger-than-expected rise in first-quarter profit, boosted by higher revenue from trading(...)