* Alibaba abandons $60bn Hong Kong listing
* Kenyan president says Nairobi mall terrorists ‘defeated’
* Obama and Rouhani revive nuclear diplomacy
* Dilma Rousseff attacks US spying at UN
* Qatar set to adopt more consensual foreign policy
* Kazakh envoys in Rome accused of kidnap
* Moscow prepares for derivatives rules push
* Rosneft in $1.8bn Arctic gas deal
* Christie’s confident over first China mainland auction
* John Paulson goes long on Puerto Rico
* SocGen on the lookout for a partner in eastern Europe
* China’s BOC orders 25 Airbus A320 planes
* Markets: down a touch
Alibaba abandons $60bn Hong Kong listing
Alibaba has abandoned plans for a $60bn-plus listing in Hong Kong and has begun work on a US share sale instead after it failed to convince the city’s exchange to allow an unusual board control structure.
Kenyan president says Nairobi mall terrorists ‘defeated’
Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s president, said the terrorists had been “defeated”, as he announced the end to the four-day siege of an upmarket Nairobi shopping mall that killed dozens of people.
Obama and Rouhani revive nuclear diplomacy: The US president told the UN that there was “the basis for a meaningful agreement” with Iran.
Dilma Rousseff attacks US spying at UN
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff took her campaign against US spying to the UN on Tuesday, opening the organisation’s annual general assembly with a strong attack on foreign espionage using the internet.
Qatar set to adopt more consensual foreign policy
Qatar is set to adopt a more consensual approach in its foreign policy under its new emir after the gas-rich Gulf nation rattled some of its neighbours with controversial support for Mohamed Morsi, the ousted former Islamist president of Egypt, and its backing of rebels in Syria.
Kazakh envoys in Rome accused of kidnap
A daughter of Mukhtar Ablyazov, a Kazakh opposition activist, is to file a criminal complaint against three diplomats, accusing them of complicity in kidnapping his wife and six-year-old child in Italy.
Moscow prepares for derivatives rules push
The Moscow Exchange is gearing up for an October launch of its off-exchange derivatives clearing business amid a wider implementation of toughened G20 rules governing the swaps market in Russia in coming months.
Rosneft in $1.8bn Arctic gas deal
Never mind the breathtaking debts Rosneft ran up buying TNK-BP this year, Russia’s state oil company is still out on an asset shopping spree. In a deal announced on Tuesday Rosneft will splash out $1.8bn to acquire a large stake in a Russian gas producing venture from Enel, the financially troubled European utility.
Christie’s confident over first China mainland auction
Christie’s, the auction house, has played down the possible impact of the Chinese economic slowdown and Beijing’s austerity campaign on its first mainland auction, due to take place on Thursday.
John Paulson goes long on Puerto Rico
John Paulson, the hedge fund manager who came to prominence betting against the US housing market before its crash, has taken another contrarian position, with an investment in Puerto Rico that he says could be the first of several in the island.
SocGen on the lookout for a partner in eastern Europe
Société Générale is looking for a partner in eastern Europe to accelerate its penetration of the region and to support the French bank’s shift of focus, from repairing its balance sheet to achieving growth.
“China’s BOC Aviation has ordered 25 A320 jets from Airbus, a source with knowledge of the deal told Reuters on Wednesday.”
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