US notches up fastest growth in decade

GDP in third quarter rises 5% to put pressure on Fed

Eurasian unity strained as bloc expands

Kyrgyzstan signs agreement to join Moscow-led economic union

Oil heavyweights split on rally catalyst

Opec leader and shale chief at odds on where output cuts will fall

Nicaragua breaks ground with $50bn canal

Ortega seeks to allay fears over China’s role in inter-ocean project

Oil price slump to boost growth, says IMF

Fall represents a ‘shot in the arm’ for global economy

Takeover volumes hit post-crisis highs

Global M&A volumes rise by almost half to top $3.3tn in 2014