Investment bank weighs on Credit Suisse

Pre-tax profits fall 36% on slide in debt trading

US Treasury slams China over currency

Comes as China’s FX reserves hit nearly $4trn

Burberry's revenues jump - but FX headwinds to bite

Luxury goods group warns of ‘material’ impact on its full-year 2015 earnings

Stocks higher after China GDP data

Wall St bounce helps mood despite Ukraine tensions

Starbucks says it will pay more UK tax in headquarters shift

Announcement comes amid allegations it is minimising their UK tax bills

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Pro-Russian militia refuse to back down

Anti-Kiev militia on the move cheered by local people

S&P moves closer to Geithner deposition

Ratings agency claims fraud case was retaliation for US credit downgrade

11/2/10 2:57:38 PM Intercontinental Exchange President and CEO Jeff Sprecher photographed in Chicago, IL during an interview with Hal Weitzman © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2010

ICE on the cutting edge of Asia pivot

Singapore clearing house plan marks shift in emphasis

Japan’s elderly curb effort to buoy stocks

Popular funds reflect steady income focus favoured by the over 60s

Archer Daniels Midland abandons sale of cocoa unit

Agribusiness company opts to sell chocolate factories

China concerns spark metals fall

Gold outdoes copper and nickel’s 2% declines

Comment and Analysis

China’s Twitter IPO encounters headwinds

Sina Weibo microblog faces slowing user growth

Job seekers line up at a job fair at Tianjin University

A game change in public service

Demand for once coveted civil servant jobs in China is declining

Demonstrators make a barricade of burning garbage during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas

Cuba fed a president’s fears in Venezuela

Caracas is paying the price for Chávez’s misplaced trust, writes Moisés Naím

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