China moves to modernise its army

PLA’s 300,000 jobs cuts an effort to create modern fighting force

US jobs data crucial to Fed rate decision

Fed rate decision this month could turn on Friday jobs report

ECB holds rates at record lows

Benchmark main refinancing rate stays at 0.05%

Europe stocks pop after Wall Street rally

Focus turns to monetary policy as Chinese markets shut

Eastern Europe softens on refugee quotas

Visegrad states set for summit as migrant crisis escalates

IMF warns against rate rises

Risks to growth mounting, says fund ahead of G20 finance meeting

Smartwatches go back to the future

Samsung and Motorola put style on display at Berlin tech show

Omega says ‘risk parity’ helped tip market

Chorus of investors perturbed by esoteric trading strategies grows

Blow for Glencore as S&P cuts outlook

Stock rise attributed to group not having credit rating revised

China blame game spooks investors

Funds and analysts wary of provoking Beijing anger after rout

Trump scolds Bush for speaking Spanish

Presidential hopeful says ex-governor should stick to English in US

Comment & Analysis

Journalists, repression and ‘conspiracy’

Some governments use their courts to silence media critics or force them into dubious confessions

Inflows put hedge funds to the test

Increase in money from pension funds puts pressure on fees

Google’s subtle tweak after restructure

Being a technology group has made it easier to rebrand

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