US adds 209,000 jobs as hiring slows

Unemployment ticks up to 6.2% but growth remains robust

Sberbank says sanctions hit global finance

Russia’s largest lender argues EU action will not ease Ukraine crisis

SocGen shakes off hit on Russia business

Problems more than outweighed by performance elsewhere

Wall Street steadies as rate fears ease

Meek job report seen taking pressure off Fed

Iliad shares fall on T-Mobile bid

Analysts raise strategy doubts on Xavier Niel’s move

North Atlantic Drilling signs Rosneft deal

Contract to use six offshore rigs up to 2022 is worth $4.25bn

YPF (Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales) gasoline tanks are seen in Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz, some 2500 kms south west of Buenos Aires, on October 23 2011
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Hedge funds bet on Argentine recovery

Groups buy into country’s energy, banks and telecoms companies

SocGen shakes off hit on Russia business

Problems more than outweighed by performance elsewhere

Le Pen tops poll for French presidency

National Front leader poses growing threat to mainstream politicians

Xi graft crackdown hits party appeal

Number joining Chinese Communists falls for first time in decade

Tesla plans massive China expansion

Electric carmaker on track for delivery target

Comment and Analysis

Nato must contain chaos at Europe’s edge

A conflict funded by Russia and led by eccentrics is developing momentum, writes Rory Stewart

Argentina’s endless debt dilemma

Default highlights the need for a settlement with holdouts

Tribes rule Mideast as old order crumbles

Old order had already started to crumble along sectarian lines

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