Germany agrees to arm Iraq

Western resolve strengthened by journalist’s murder

Brazil injects extra $4.5bn into economy

New measure aims to boost banking system ahead of election

HP returns to deal making as sales lift

Meg Whitman says mergers part of strategy

Chinese stocks slip on weak ‘flash’ PMI

Solid day for Wall Street buoys sentiment elsewhere in Asia

Carillion abandons pursuit of Balfour Beatty

Rejection ends hope of creating £3bn construction powerhouse

Icahn signals a move on Hertz

Shares fall after cut to earnings expectations

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

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

Comment and Analysis

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

Fouad Elkoury’s ‘Color snapshot, Place des Canons (Beirut 1982)’, 2014

Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York

A display of Arab art that keeps clichés at bay

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