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* Ghana reaches $1bn deal with IMF | Ghana’s predicament is seen by analysts as a warning sign for some other countries

* China becomes Volvo’s biggest market | Geely ownership pays off for Swedish carmaker and clears way for further expansion Read more

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* Ghana reaches $1bn deal with IMF | Ghana’s predicament is seen by analysts as a warning sign for some other countries

* China becomes Volvo’s biggest market | Geely ownership pays off for Swedish carmaker and clears way for further expansion Read more

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* StanChart appoints Bill Winters as chief | Chairman John Peace is also to step down

* RBS ditches standalone investment bank | State-owned lender steps up restructuring after seventh consecutive annual loss Read more

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* Brazil hit by Petrobras downgrade | Bonds, equities and currency rocked after Moody’s cuts oil group’s ratings

* New York men charged with Isis conspiracy | Arrests of Brooklyn residents come as FBI warns young people are being radicalised across the US Read more

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* World equity index reaches new high | Fed chief’s comments on US economy and rate rise timing relax traders

* Oil producer Gulf Keystone up for sale | Kurdistan-focused group has talked ‘with a number of parties’ Read more

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* Slide in China land under new development | Drop of 25% comes amid growing calls for interest rate cut

* Mossad leak casts doubt on Iran warnings | Netanyahu presentation questioned weeks before speech to Congress and Israeli election Read more

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* Oil slide could trigger Opec emergency meeting | Growing alarm over impact on members’ economies

* US court fines Palestinian groups $218.5m | New victory for law covering US victims of overseas terrorism attacks Read more

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* HSBC shares drop as full-year profit falls | Earnings slip comes as chief executive pulled into tax scandal

* Thailand jails students for royal insults | Case highlights increasing use of the law to stifle public debate Read more

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* Ex-foreign secretaries caught in China sting | Straw refers himself to standards body; Rifkind launches defence

* Turkey enters Syria to evacuate enclave | Burial ground of Ottoman forebear was under threat from Isis jihadis Read more

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* Kiev accused of cutting off gas to rebels | Move comes amid further breaches of ceasefire

* World Bank cleared over $1bn China loan | Independent review finds no wrongdoing despite questions from the bank’s treasurer Read more

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* Bush attacks Obama on Russia and Iran | First major foreign policy speech has heavy emphasis on international economics and trade

* Bank of Mexico slashes growth forecasts | Economic data contrasts with Mexican president’s promises Read more

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* Asia-Pacific equities eye five-month high | Japan and Australia shares touch multi-year peaks

* Hanergy’s Li taps shadow lenders | China’s richest man borrows billions of renminbi to fund growth Read more

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* Egyptian air strikes target Isis in Libya | Attacks launched ‘to avenge’ killings of Egyptian Christians

* Netanyahu’s alarmist appeal to Jews | The suggestion the continent’s diaspora migrates to Israel is untimely Read more

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* Rolls-Royce accused in Petrobras scandal | British group allegedly paid bribes via an agent in exchange for $100m contract

* Shaky ceasefire tested in Ukraine | Kiev officials say separatists continuing to attack Debaltseve Read more

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* Eurozone economy grows 0.3% | Germany powers ahead in the fourth quarter while France and Italy still struggle

* Anglo takes fresh hit on flagship project | Miner writes down Brazilian iron ore mine development by £3.5bn Read more

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* JPMorgan Asia vice-chair steps down | Investment bank executive becomes latest exit from the region

* Asia bourses cautious after tense week | Hang Seng and Shanghai Composite up, but Nikkei down Read more

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* Leaders agree Ukraine ceasefire | Truce to take effect from midnight on Saturday

* Greek bailout talks with Europe break down | Recrimination as two sides fail to agree on way forward Read more

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* Ukraine fighting rages as leaders meet | Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel and Hollande seek truce in Minsk

* Yemen rebels seize US embassy equipment | Western diplomats flee Sana’a as security situation deteriorates Read more

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* Obama warns Putin over Ukraine crisis | Leaders speak after Washington is accused of seeking to drag Russia into war

* China hackers attack blue-chips via Forbes | US defence contractors and banks among victims Read more

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* Industrial robots steal a march in Asia | New research forecasts global sales will double by 2018

* Arming Ukraine ‘an option’, says Obama | US presidents admits to possible tactical differences with Europe Read more