Argentina default triggers swaps payout

‘Credit event’ enables CDS investors to seek payment

Up to 100 brands to go as P&G declutters

Chief Lafley looks to step up growth

Microsoft files complaint against Samsung

Software group seeks to enforce Android licensing deal

Buoyant market for yachts as rich return

Sales of luxury crafts at highest level since the financial crisis

Gaza Strip deaths rise as ceasefire fails

Israeli soldier abducted during efforts to destroy Hamas tunnel

WTO in crisis as doubts grow over future

Bali deal cheers ring hollow for chief of trade organisation

Cameron accused of ‘pork barrel’ politics

Tories ‘cynically using public money’ to target marginal seats

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Tide turns as Ukraine forces advance

Better equipment and training give army the upper hand

Economists unfazed by downbeat UK data

Most indicators remain at historically high levels

Prudential refunds pension annuity

Prudential apologises to business partner for misleading comments

WHO warns on speed of Ebola contagion

Health chief says spread of virus outpacing efforts to control it

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