Germany agrees to arm Iraq

Western resolve strengthened by journalist’s murder

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

Fed minutes lift US bond yields and dollar

S&P 500 within whisker of record high

Carillion abandons pursuit of Balfour Beatty

Rejection ends hope of creating £3bn construction powerhouse

Donors demand Israel lifts Gaza blockade

UN agencies urge that regime be relaxed to help reconstruction

Argentine bonds fall on debt swap plan

Proposal makes early resolution of ‘holdouts’ saga less likely

Glencore plans $1bn share buyback

Move steals a march on rival BHP Billiton

Neanderthals’ links with humans revealed

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

Funds spark review of Puerto Rico economy

US territory may have miscalculated GNP for 60 years

Norway oil fund to double top team

Restructuring to tackle SWF’s ever-increasing size

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Australia city-building plan under threat

End of mining boom could turn flagship Pilbara initiative to dust

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US may be a gamble too far for SoftBank

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

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Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York

A display of Arab art that keeps clichés at bay

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