Shell taps ex-BofA man to be new chairman

Oil major’s third-quarter profits above expectations

Barclays sets aside £500m for forex probe

Investment bank decline limits rise in third-quarter profit

Samsung refocuses as handset profits dive

Group looks to regain share at lower end of smartphone market

Jerusalem on edge after shooting of rabbi

Attack raises fears of a broader Israeli-Palestinian confrontation

Brazil raises rates to three-year high

Disagreement over level was a battleground of election

Naver misses forecasts despite Line growth

Third-quarter profit at South Korean internet group jumps 88%

Malaysia fund readies $3bn power asset IPO

Plan for listing next year comes amid scrutiny of 1MDB

Chinese developers look to rights issues

Credit impact boosting property bonds and Asian high-yield credit

Visa launches $5bn share buyback

Payment network beats profit estimates in fourth quarter

Amazon’s venture in China raises concerns

Investors are sceptical the group can win in the market

Nato jets intercept Russian aircraft

‘Significant military manoeuvres’ conducted in past 24 hours

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