European Central Bank warns of growing risks to global financial stability – as it happened

Rolling coverage of markets, economics and business news amid warning of increased risks posed by non-bank lendersMore detail: Risks to global financial stability have increasedTwitter enters general election fray with rebuke to Conservatives Stock mar…

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Airbnb faces backlash in Toronto and Paris

Rental company hit by clampdown in Canada and unrest in FranceAirbnb has come under fresh pressure on both sides of the Atlantic, with Toronto winning a major victory against the proliferation of “ghost hotels” and Paris denouncing a “risky” deal betwe…

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EasyJet to offset carbon emissions from all its flights

Airline will also relaunch its package holiday business in wake of Thomas Cook collapseEasyJet is set to become the world’s first major airline to operate net-zero carbon flights across its entire network, after announcing it would offset all jet fuel …

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Europe is squeezed between a hungry China and surly US | Simon Tisdall

With Merkel on the way out, who can keep the union intact as Beijing’s influence grows and the White House’s hostility rises?The idea of Xi Jinping as a modern-day Odysseus seems a little far-fetched. But China’s globetrotting president proved a match …

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Europe is squeezed between a hungry China and surly US | Simon Tisdall

With Merkel on the way out, who can keep the union intact as Beijing’s influence grows and the White House’s hostility rises?The idea of Xi Jinping as a modern-day Odysseus seems a little far-fetched. But China’s globetrotting president proved a match …

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