Brazil injects extra $4.5bn into economy

New measure aims to boost banking system ahead of election

Icahn signals a move on Hertz

Shares fall after cut to earnings expectations

PC demand helps HP top revenue forecast

Sales of desktops and notebooks up 12 per cent

Chinese stocks slip on weak ‘flash’ PMI

Solid day for Wall Street buoys sentiment elsewhere in Asia

Glencore plans $1bn share buyback

Move steals a march on rival BHP Billiton

ECB bank audit covers consultants in cash

Comprehensive assessment to cost about €500m

Berkshire fined $1m over stakebuilding

Warren Buffett’s company allegedly breached reporting requirements

Iran hardliners impeach reformist minister

Rouhani power struggle with Islamic regime intensifies

Norway oil fund to double top team

Restructuring to tackle SWF’s ever-increasing size

Argentine bonds fall on debt swap plan

Proposal makes early resolution of ‘holdouts’ saga less likely

Neanderthals’ links with humans revealed

Research shows species overlapped in Europe for up to 5,400 years

Comment and Analysis

Fouad Elkoury’s ‘Color snapshot, Place des Canons (Beirut 1982)’, 2014

Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York

A display of Arab art that keeps clichés at bay

Ingram Pinn illustration
©Ingram Pinn

US may be a gamble too far for SoftBank

Japanese company faces tough fight to turn Sprint into a serious US telecoms challenger

Australia city-building plan under threat

End of mining boom could turn flagship Pilbara initiative to dust

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