GENEVA (AP) - Switzerland's lower house of parliament has for the second time rejected a government proposal on relaxing Swiss banking secrecy laws, a move that would have helped the country's banks avoid facing US criminal charges for shielding tax cheats.
LE BOURGET, France (AFP) - Companies that rent out planes placed nearly half of the orders announced so far at the Paris Air Show as airlines look to them to increase and modernise their fleets with minimal risk.
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is waiting on the Fed.
DUBLIN (REUTERS) - Ireland has a good chance of exiting its bailout this year but would benefit from more European support in cleaning up its indebted banks and the safety net of precautionary funding, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Wednesday.
LONDON (AFP) - Britain's Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed government sanctions that had been imposed on Bank Mellat, Iran's largest private bank, due to its alleged links to Teheran's disputed nuclear programme.