Lloyds takes fresh £600m PPI hit

First-half profit rise better than expected by analysts

Eurozone inflation falls to low of 0.4%

Figure is a four-and-a-half year low

Argentina defaults as talks fail

Economy minister says ‘vulture’ funds reject renewed offer

Toscafund to set up US office

Latest UK hedge fund to expand across Atlantic

Sierra Leone declares Ebola emergency

Security forces to quarantine epicentres of deadly virus

Ex-Banco Espírito Santo board faces legal threat

Portuguese central bank orders fresh capital raising after losses

Osman Shahenshah, Afren chief executive

Afren suspends executives over payments

Move by FTSE 250 group follows review by law firm

Balfour Beatty ends talks with Carillion

Abrupt move opens way for takeover battle

SFO pays £1.5m to Robert Tchenguiz

Payment settles brothers’ damages claim

Diageo profit falls on Chinese business

Company writes down value of its baiju white spirit brand

Q&A: Last-ditch efforts to save WTO deal

Diplomats scramble to meet Indian demands before deadline

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Handing control of Islamabad to the army raises questions

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