Glencore plans $1bn share buyback

Move steals a march on rivals BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto

Argentina proposes voluntary debt swap

Plans aimed at evading US court ruling

China fines 10 Japanese auto parts makers

Regulator accuses manufacturers of price collusion

Europe stocks flat as Fed policy eyed

Sterling jumps after BoE split on rate rise

Ballmer leaves Microsoft board

Former chief executive to keep his 4% stake in software group

Isis claims to behead captive US journalist

UK foreign secretary says video looks genuine

NOL weighs sale of logistics arm

Singaporean container shipping group grapples with overcapacity

Apple shares close at record high

Stock ends day at $100.53 on anticipation of product launches

St Louis police kill knifeman

Incident less than four miles from scene of Ferguson shooting

Japan’s trade deficit unexpectedly swells

July’s deficit at Yen964bn was driven by a surprise rebound in imports

StanChart hit by high-risk client ban

Bank to pay $300m in settlement with NY banking regulator

Comment and Analysis

Li Ka-shing and Jardines’ entwined worlds

One flies under the radar, while the other is dubbed ‘Superman’

Renminbi fights back as intervention fades

PBoC action has subsided, allowing market forces to reassert

A Bitcoin flash crash

Bitcoin prices dropped $309 per bitcoin on Monday from a day high of $497.79. The liquidity layer keeping prices supported is very thin

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