GSK chief floats break-up option

Witty signals willingness to shake up drug group

Reckitt pushes ahead with pharma spin-off

Group to divest heroin substitute business

Aberdeen falls on £4bn client withdrawal

Fund manager reports improved sentiment towards emerging markets

Gaza conflict resumes as truce hopes fade

Diplomatic efforts to agree cessation of hostilities continue

Senior British officers ordered to language schools

Army to make knowledge of foreign tongues necessary for promotion

Mothercare slides as US rival drops bid

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Switch to cyclical investing may hit likes of Google and Amazon on a mobile phone

India prepares for smartphone ‘big bang’

Lower prices drive Asia’s fastest-growing market for the devices

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Shale licences attacked as ‘reckless race’

Ministers say tougher rules will protect national parks

Defiant: Argentine president Cristina Fernández

Argentina braces for fresh debt default

Deepening recession, rising inflation and capital flight expected

Malaysia Airlines considers rebranding

Questions over whether the carrier can survive

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