A cargo ship docks in Germany. In a report released last week rating agency Moody’s said that a 20 per cent tax on imports could lead to an appreciation of as much as 25 per cent in the dollar.

A proposal for a new levy on imports included in a Republican tax reform plan has set off a lobbying war in the US business community and raised fears(...)

Deutsche Bank chief executive John Cryan: the bank’s health  is expected to be a key topic of discussion at financial meetings in Washington this week.  Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Deutsche Bank needs to convince investors that its business model is viable in an extremely low-rate environment, a senior International Monetary Fund(...)

Attendees listen to a speech by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang shown on a screen during the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Shanghai, China. Photograph: REUTERS/Aly Song

China went on a charm offensive with world financial leaders at the G20 meeting in Shanghai, seeking to shore up confidence in the globe’s second lar(...)

The European Union is working on reforms of asset-backed securities to try to revive the market so it can contribute to funding for businesses that in Europe largely rely on banks for money

Global regulators may ease restrictions on asset-backed or pooled-debt in a policy shift that banks and European policymakers say is needed if financi(...)

Bankers say the rise in the value of the Swiss franc in January reflected a drying up of liquidity due to restrictions on  trading activities

The world’s biggest banks are seeking to play on regulators’ fear of another “flash crash” in debt markets to lobby against new risk-calculation model(...)

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland last month. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Bank of England governor Mark Carney said on Monday he was worried about financial reform fatigue globally, ahead of a meeting of G20 finance minister(...)

A broker looks at his screens at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany today. The stock index DAX fell under 8500 points. (Photograph: Michael Probst/AP)

The global economy faces its biggest test of confidence since the European sovereign debt crisis as investors fear it’s running out of engines. Japan (...)

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko (c) shakes hands with newly appointed foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin (l) and former foreign minister Andriy Deshchytsia, during Mr Klimkin’s presentation to employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Kiev today. Photograph: Valentyn/Reuters

Ukraine is holding “preliminary” talks with creditors on a possible restructuring of its foreign currency debts, an official from an international fin(...)