The UK government is pushing back against an attempt by some members of the House of Lords to close loopholes in transparency legislation, US bank stocks fell after Moody’s cut the credit ratings of 10 midsized banks, and the FT’s Jamie Smyth explains the craze behind new weight-loss drugs.

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UK government resists moves to tighten corporate transparency rules

Weak bank stocks weigh on US and European markets

Novo Nordisk’s obesity drug cuts risk of strokes and heart attacks

Orange juice futures hit record high after storms ravage Florida crop

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