China says west blocking corruption probe

Beijing says prejudice behind refusal to return suspects

Saudi signals no output target change

Ali al-Naimi expects oil market ‘to stabilise itself eventually’

China ‘fines’ Microsoft $140m in back tax

Software group says payment is ‘bilateral advanced pricing agreement’

Hong Kong student leaders arrested

Police detain total of 148 as they clear protest site

Stocks stall after mixed US data

Brent near 4-year low ahead of Opec meeting

Samsung sells chemicals and defence stakes

Sales worth Won1.9tn part of heir apparent’s moves to cement control

Aussie dollar finally following commodities

Currency falls more than 1% - its lowest since July 2010

Consumers help push US growth to 3.9%

GDP revision points to steady gains tempered by weakness abroad

Washington weighs in on Google probe

Senate and House express alarm at EU vote on break-up

How Juncker plans to unleash investment

Strategy will test EIB’s obsession with its own creditworthiness

Oil nations fail to halt fall in crude

Drop of $1 in a day after lack of consensus on supply glut

Pope calls Europe ‘haggard’ grandmother

Pontiff outspoken in address to European parliament

Comment and Analysis

India’s new gym generation

Demand for working out is rising rapidly

EM portfolio flows: bull market back again?

Flows for the month were estimated at $25.5bn, consisting of $8.8bn to bonds and $16.7bn to equities, the IIF said

ECB bond-buying: Last action hero

Mario Draghi’s pledge to raise inflation may oblige investors to head into riskier euro assets

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