Germany to ship weapons to Iraqi Kurds

Berlin says materiel could equip a 4,000-strong brigade

Samsung pushes ahead on restructuring

Engineering unit to merge into shipbuilding

Barclays loses £500m on Spanish sale

Deal cements Caixabank’s position as Spain’s largest retail bank

GM cars to detect distracted driving

Carmaker to install sensors to measure eye movement

China’s bad bank clean-up crew

The work-out groups set to take burden of souring loans

Israel appropriates 990 acres in West Bank

Move criticised as biggest seizure of Palestinian land in three decades

Samsung Engineering to merge with Samsung Heavy

The proposed merger, via stock swap, is to take place in December

Carlyle settles to avoid trial by jury

Deal ends allegations that largest PE groups fixed prices

Pakistan anti-Sharif protest turns violent

Army chief calls for meeting of top commanders

Scotland’s oil reserves still unclear

Rival camps claim predictions likely to boost their cause

Frail economy dents Brazil’s car industry

Hundreds of workers laid off as economy falters

Comment and Analysis

Thailand’s ultra-monarchists export vigilante justice

Ever harsher domestic treatment of king’s critics fuels extremism abroad

The risks of Xi’s ‘rejuvenation’ policy

There are derogatory terms for virtually every ethnic group, writes Jamil Anderlini

Investors still wary of getting burnt by solar

Circumstances that aided growth of sun-power are coming to an end

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