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* China war on graft hits outbound deals | Rare decline in overseas direct investment reverses a decade-long trend of sharp rises

* Blackstone to pull out of Russia | Pressure on western investors after Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and lack of opportunities led US buyout group to ‘give up on Russia’ Continue reading »

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* Alibaba prices shares in IPO at $68 | The ecommerce group will raise $21.8bn after pricing its shares at the top of an earlier $66-$68 range for an IPO that represents a landmark for China and Jack Ma

* Russia’s rich feel chill from the Kremlin | The Yevtushenkov arrest follows the recent re-emergence of harassment of western companies, which have seen branches and offices closed Continue reading »

** FT News **

* Alibaba prices shares in IPO at $68 | The ecommerce group will raise $21.8bn after pricing its shares at the top of an earlier $66-$68 range for an IPO that represents a landmark for China and Jack Ma

* Sanctions see Russia’s hardmen rise | Russia’s business community is in shock over the arrest of Vladimir Yevtushenkov, one of the country’s leading industrialists, and they are afraid Continue reading »

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* Warning over Isis cyber threat | David De Walt, head of the technology security company FireEye, says terrorist groups are hoarding malicious software from underground markets

* Arrests signal new order in Russia | Charges against tycoon spur speculation of a shift in a Moscow rattled by tensions over Ukraine and the effect of western sanctions Continue reading »

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* Somalia tackles donors’ corruption concerns | Somalia is cancelling or renegotiating contracts ranging from oil exploration to port operations over concerns about government corruption

* Arrests signal new order in Russia | Charges against tycoon spur speculation of a shift in a Moscow rattled by tensions over Ukraine and the effect of western sanctions Continue reading »

Emerging market stocks are suffering their longest slide in a decade. James Kynge, emerging markets editor, discusses with capital markets correspondent Elaine Moore the factors behind the falling popularity of EM assets and whether an end is in sight.

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* China central bank in $81bn injection | The move is the latest attempt by the authorities to prop up flagging growth and is seen by many as a response to the economy slowing last month

* Yevtushenkov placed under house arrest | Russian oligarch, the chairman and largest holder of conglomerate AFK Sistema, held on money laundering charges relating to acquisition of Bashneft Continue reading »

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* PBoC injects $81bn into banking system | China’s central bank has injected Rmb500bn into the banking system, according to local media reports, in the latest attempt by the authorities to prop up flagging growth

* US hints at ground troops for Isis fight | General Martin Dempsey says some of the 1,600 US military members already in Iraq could be asked to accompany Iraqi soldiers in attacks Continue reading »

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* Alibaba lifts IPO range to $66-$68 | If priced at the top of the range the company could raise $21.8bn, or as much as $24.3bn if bankers exercise their right for an over allotment of shares

* Russia’s challenge to an oil-hungry world | Consumers must be encouraged to use oil more thriftily – either through higher taxes or regulations enforcing fuel efficiency Continue reading »

** FT News **

* Alibaba lifts IPO range to $66-$68 | If priced at the top of the range the company could raise $21.8bn, or as much as $24.3bn if bankers exercise their right for an overallotment of shares

* Asia bourses await Fed policy update | Trading across the region was downbeat as investors awaited key events later this week, including a monetary policy update from the US Federal Reserve Continue reading »

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* Former BP chief warns on Russia | Restrictions imposed by the US and EU risk constraining global oil supply and pushing up prices in the coming years, says Tony Hayward

* China industrial output data hit markets | Stocks fall after Chinese data show slowing factory output, as markets also look ahead to Fed meeting and Scottish independence referendum Continue reading »

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* Asian entrepreneurs race to US and Europe | Barclays Wealth survey finds that those who made their money in booming economies hope to move to the West for stability and better business prospects

* Former BP chief warns on Russia | Restrictions imposed by the US and EU risk constraining global oil supply and pushing up prices in the coming years, says Tony Hayward Continue reading »

India’s stock markets have been powering ahead after the election win of Narendra Modi. James Crabtree explains to James Kynge the technical reasons why the rally may go on but how its sustainability depends on Modi delivering his promised structural reforms.

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* Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide | Olympic and Paralympic athlete found guilty of unlawful killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

* Xi to meet Modi amid Sino-Indian shift | Chinese companies’ inroads into India have confounded expectations, given ties were for long limited to volatile spot trade in steel and iron ore Continue reading »

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* Russia threatens car and clothing imports | Moscow’s warning has come as EU diplomats ended a week-long deadlock and agreed to trigger fresh measures over the conflict in Ukraine

* US builds support for new Isis strategy | Ten Arab states promise to join US-led coalition to pursue the extremist group in Iraq and Syria Continue reading »