China shares fall most since midyear rout

Probes into brokerages lead to profit-taking after three-month rally

Altice wins rights for UK football

Vivendi’s Canal Plus loses out to Patrick Drahi’s group

French unemployment reaches record level

Extra 42,000 become unemployed in October, bringing total to 3.59m

Europe stocks soft after Shanghai slump

Trading cautious ahead of crucial week

Pope in plea for deal at climate summit

Pontiff warns in Africa of dire consequences of failure

France signals softer stance on Assad

Foreign minister Fabius sees regime joining forces against Isis

China seeks own navy facility in Djibouti

Talks suggest Beijing seeking firmer military foothold in Africa

Italy aims to leverage historic Iran ties

European companies eye opportunities as climate sours for US

US shoppers flock to Thanksgiving deals

Concerns over sales growth remain for holiday season

BTG warned of possible ratings downgrade

Fitch and Moody’s put bank under review after Esteves arrest

Eddie Jones joins Goldman advisory board

England rugby coach to attend panel of Japan corporate leaders

Comment & Analysis

Irish must beware return to boom and bust

The country’s high growth rate means its latest tax cuts are unwise

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Fangs and Nifty Nine power US equities

A handful of large stocks dominates the bull market

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