Japan’s warning to eurozone bond markets

Structural reform, not QE, is needed to lift European growth

US Fed’s Fischer warns of poor growth

Sluggish jobs market could point to structural problems

The Long View: Investors wake up to war risk

Europe not well placed to withstand shocks, says James Mackintosh

Russia threat to go beyond food blacklist

Western aerospace, shipbuilding and cars could be targeted

self-assembling robots

Origami robot crawls off drawing board

Self-folding ‘Transformer’ machine assembles itself

A SABMiller employee is seen working on the Hero lager bottling production line in Nigeria
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Africa shows global growth potential

US business community discovers continent’s dynamic private sector at Washington summit

Elderly men chat as they sit on steps at Tapgol Park in the Jongro-gu area of Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. President Park Geun Hye in her 2014 budget released last month scaled back aid she pledged to pensioners and delayed plans to eliminate the deficit as the government forecast the first drop in revenue in four years
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World’s 13 ‘super-aged’ nations by 2020

Number of societies where 20% are aged 65-plus to quadruple

Transatlantic contrast is stark

Investors see better times ahead in US as Europe’s challenges intensify

US dilemma over Chinese partnership

Beijing proposes working with US on infrastructure projects

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China seeks to work with US in Africa

Proposal to jointly finance and build infrastructure

A better American strategy for Africa

We need the right balance between building new drone bases and strengthening business

US adds 209,000 jobs as hiring slows

US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

Unemployment level ticks up slightly to 6.2%

US recovery rouses inflation concerns

Investors must decide whether rising prices are better than deflation

Europe’s haven eyes stormy high-yield

Yellen sees dissent urging Fed tightening

Asset buying is cut to $25bn as FOMC subtly alters statement

US economy roars back with 4% growth

Recovery is strongly back on track after weak patch

EU and US toughen sanctions on Russia

Strongest action against Moscow since cold war

Fed set to hold course with $10bn taper

Officials could change language to reflect strong jobs data

EU urges US to push power button on trade

Transatlantic partners at odds over energy clause to TTIP

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