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Former Pimco chief executive leads $12m equity finance round

Russia slaps conditions on Ukraine gas

Fears energy stand-off could hit winter supplies to Europe

Peugeot turnround boosted by China sales

Latin American operations are still struggling

Europe stocks ease as Wall Street bounces

Solid Japan export data buoy Nikkei and Hang Seng strengthens

New heir apparent named for GDF Suez

Latest management change in the French energy sector

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Yahoo bites back as activists circle

Mayer mounts five-pronged defence of turnround efforts

Iranians struggle with cost of living

Perception that improvement is not feeding through to real economy

Citi architect criticises its retreat

Reed paints Corbat’s pullback from 11 markets as shortsighted

Apple in deal to keep plans secret

Settlement over contracts with bankrupt sapphire supplier GT

Debate rages on QE inequality allegations

Officials uneasy over claim that policy directed money to rich

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Planned $6bn investment latest sign of Beijing’s expansion into central Asia

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"France has similar problems to everyone else in these post-crisis days, plus three others: [it has] a huge staff of under-employed fonctionnaires, with jobs for life; [it is subject to] the policies of the Brussels bureaucracy; and the euro. Sadly, it is quite difficult to see just how France can surmount these difficulties."
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