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* Apple to sell iPhone 6 in China | US tech group secures approval to sell after assuaging security concerns

* Developing countries challenge dollar | The new currency contingency could see a rebalancing in global governance powers towards China Continue reading »

The FT’s Benedict Mander examines the tricky task for Chile’s president, Michelle Bachelet, of pushing through reforms to reduce inequality, especially in education, as the economy starts to slow with lower demand for its main export, copper.

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* Hong Kong removes riot police from streets | Government says Chinese soldiers will not be deployed

* Economists warn of looming global crisis | Economists point to ‘poisonous’ mix of debt and slow growth Continue reading »

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* Hungary halts flow of gas to Ukraine | Stoppage comes days after head of Russia’s Gazprom visited Budapest

* Gunvor nearly doubles cash reserves | Oil trader benefits from move into new metal markets Continue reading »

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* Asia ready for Fed tightening, says ADB | Development bank’s new chief economist says repeat of ‘taper tantrum’ unlikely

* Cameron vows to tackle ‘murderous’ Isis | Parliament expected to authorise action on Friday Continue reading »

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* India over the moon after Mars success | Mangalyaan, or ‘Mars craft’, was launched from India in November last year and reached its destination after a nine-month voyage

* Stocks struggle as growth concerns weigh | Bourses outside of China fall back following a third day of losses in the US, while Hong Kong and Shanghai equities rise modestly Continue reading »

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* Uighur rights activist sentenced to life | Uighur academic given life imprisonment, according to his lawyers, in the harshest verdict since Xi Jinping launched a crackdown on internal dissent

* Raiffeisen Bank hit by Ukraine conflict | Austrian bank’s shares fall as it increases provisions for bad loans by 15%-30%, a month before the European Central Bank publishes the results of its stress tests Continue reading »

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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 »

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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

* 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 »