** FT News **

* Acid attacks on women spread fear in Iran | Up to eight women in the central city of Isfahan have been injured in acid attacks this month

* Jerusalem on edge after shooting of rabbi | Attack on religious activist raises fears of broader Israeli-Palestinian confrontation Read more >>

** FT News **

* Nato jets intercept Russian aircraft | ‘Significant military manoeuvres’ conducted in past 24 hours

* Brazil raises rates to three-year high | Disagreement over level was a battleground of election Read more >>

** FT News **

* Fake China export invoices make comeback | Phantom exports used to skirt country’s strict capital controls

* Nestlé milk shake-up ends drain on water | Group’s infant formula plant in Mexico operates using waste byproduct Read more >>

** FT News **

* Russia behind cyber attacks, says group | Security analyst FireEye claims to be tracking ‘focused, longstanding espionage effort’

* Alibaba’s market value nudges Walmart | Jack Ma’s ecommerce group is closing in on the list of the world’s 10 most valuable companies Read more >>

By Siona Jenkins

Good news is a rare commodity in the Arab world these days. Violence is raging across Syria and Iraq, Egypt has retrenched into authoritarianism and Libya is in chaos. Even Tunisia, which is managing its transition to democracy with aplomb, is facing huge economic challenges.

But in the far west corner of North Africa, Morocco has so far been spared much of the pain of the last four years.

“Morocco is a bright spot in the region,” said Mohamed Boussaid, the minister of finance, during a visit to London last week. “For us the Arab spring was just a breeze.” Read more >>

** FT News **

* China’s ‘new normal’ for consumption | Multinationals and official retail data tell a different story

* Libya strife shows perils of impartiality | By their unseemly alliances with jihadis, Libya’s Islamists are courting disaster Read more >>

** FT News **

* Rousseff scores narrow victory in Brazil | Brazil ETFs traded in Europe drop sharply after the election result

* Divided Brazil awaits Rousseff after win | Re-elected president faced with struggling economy and a corruption scandal Read more >>

** FT News **

* Exit polls signal Ukraine’s shift to west | Parliamentary polls held against the backdrop of shaky ceasefire in east of country

* Rousseff scores narrow victory in Brazil | President must reunite a country divided by bitter campaign Read more >>

** FT News **

* US accuses allies of buying Isis oil | US Treasury accuses allies of buying smuggled oil and helping fund Islamist group

* Japan blighted by zombie housing | Shrinking population and ‘scrap and build’ culture lead to 8m empty homes Read more >>

** FT News **

* US accuses allies of buying Isis oil | US Treasury accuses allies of buying smuggled oil and helping fund Islamist group

* Weak exports weigh on S Korea GDP | Rising consumption offsets slowing shipments to China as economy expands 3.2% Read more >>

** FT News **

* Hungary to impose world’s first internet tax | Latest unorthodox economic policy of president Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party

* Drinks with Russian soldiers in Lugansk | Vodka and Celine Dion in the Weeping Willow in eastern Ukraine Read more >>

** FT News **

* Drinks with Russian soldiers in Lugansk | Vodka and Celine Dion in the Weeping Willow in eastern Ukraine

* Apple chief in China security talks | Cook meets officials after reports that state-sponsored hackers targeted iCloud users Read more >>

** FT News **

* Israeli MP calls for new Palestine models | Naftali Bennett says notion of Palestinian state next to Israel is inapplicable

* Peugeot turnround boosted by China sales | Latin American operations are still struggling Read more >>

** FT News **

* Russia slaps conditions on Ukraine gas | Fears energy stand-off could hit supplies to Europe

* Asia bourses follow Wall Street higher | Solid Japan export data buoy Nikkei, Hang Seng also stronger Read more >>

** FT News **

* Total chief dies in Moscow air crash | Private jet carrying Christophe de Margerie hit snow-clearing machine

* Pistorius given five years in jail | Former athlete sentenced for culpable homicide for the manslaughter of his model girlfriend Read more >>