Companies fear Russian sanctions impact

BP and Renault say sales threatened

McDonald’s Japan axes profit guidance

Fast-food chain withdraws full-year forecast amid falling sales

Stocks firm as focus turns to US data

Bund yields hit lows, dragging down US peers

Israeli shells hit Gaza power plant

Offensive against Hamas enters its fourth week

India struggles with infrastructure dream

Modi must deal with previous projects that were stalled or aborted

HK petition denounces pro-democracy group

Campaign of 1m signatures aimed at countering Occupy Central

Weather experts lower El Niño forecasts

Likelihood of destructive Pacific weather phenomenon scaled down

Military drills halt China civil flights

Services out of Shanghai among those axed due to PLA exercises

BP flags Rosneft sanctions concern

Oil major says trade bars could have ‘material impact’

Date set for GSK China bribe trial

Foreign couple charged with ‘illegally obtaining private information’

Deutsche Bank takes lead in fixed income

Lender’s second-quarter net profit falls more than expected

Comment and Analysis

Widodo win halts Indonesia market rally

Advances in stock market, rupiah and government bonds stall

Crunch point for Ukrainian separatists

Rebels have been pushed back into towns by army offensive

Sell the student loan book – and let the academy buy

Such an income stream could enhance their autonomy, writes David Willetts

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