Glencore plans $1bn share buyback

Move steals a march on rivals BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto

France calls for action to combat Isis

Hollande seeks international conference on Iraq security

Norway oil fund sets out expansion plans

The $885bn fund plans to rapidly expand property portfolio

Balfour shares fall after final Carillion rebuff

Board disputes change in value of Carillion’s improved offer

Russian market woes hit Carlsberg

Danish brewer’s shares fall after second profit warning this year

Citi eyes Japan retail banking exit

Move is part of global review of operations

Isis claims to behead captive US journalist

UK foreign secretary says video looks genuine

Ballmer leaves Microsoft board

Former chief executive to keep his 4% stake in software group

Uber hires Obama campaign mastermind

David Plouffe to join driver-hailing service as lobbyist

Apple shares close at record high

Stock ends day at $100.53 on anticipation of product launches

Argentina proposes voluntary debt swap

Plans aimed at evading US court ruling

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