US and UN secure 72-hour Gaza ceasefire

New negotiations after US puts pressure on Israel over civilian toll

Indian objections sink WTO deal

Trade body faces credibility crisis as Bali agreement collapses

European groups warn on Russia sanctions

Adidas, VW, Siemens, Shell and others say businesses affected

Global stocks end month on negative note

Wall Street ‘fear gauge’ at three-month high

YPF (Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales) gasoline tanks are seen in Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz, some 2500 kms south west of Buenos Aires, on October 23 2011
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Hedge funds bet on Argentine recovery

Groups buy into country’s energy, banks and telecoms companies

Le Pen tops poll for French presidency

National Front leader poses growing threat to mainstream politicians

Xi graft crackdown hits party appeal

Number joining Chinese Communists falls for first time in decade

European banks feel backlash of clean-up

Record losses for Banco Espírito Santo and BNP Paribas

LinkedIn jumps as earnings beat forecast

Social network sees quarterly revenue rise almost 50 per cent

Tesla plans massive China expansion

Electric carmaker on track for delivery target

Iliad bids for control of T-Mobile US

$29.5bn valuation from French upstart upends Sprint bid chances

Comment and Analysis

Investors fear the risks in British politics

The political risks to the economy are larger than the economic ones, says Stephanie Flanders

Argentina’s endless debt dilemma

Default highlights the need for a settlement with holdouts

Nato must contain chaos at Europe’s edge

A conflict funded by Russia and led by eccentrics is developing momentum, writes Rory Stewart

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