Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Fidelity are the biggest winners from investors pouring cash into US money market funds over the past two weeks, senior EU and UK officials have stepped up discussions on potential plans for closer defence and security co-operation, the London Metal Exchange has found bags full of stones at one of its warehouses instead of the nickel they were supposed to contain in the latest drama to hit the scandal-stricken metals market, and crypto companies are heading to Hong Kong to try and capture demand from Mainland China

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Money market funds swell by over $286bn as investors pull deposits from banks

Trafigura: the 10-day unravelling of an alleged $500mn fraud

LME finds bags of stones instead of nickel in metal warehouse

EU and UK ramp up talks on defence cooperation

Crypto groups expand in Hong Kong in bid to tap mainland China demand

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