Sberbank target of latest EU sanctions

Russia’s largest lender blocked from accessing EU funding

‘Tiger’ hunt reduces Communist party appeal

Number of people joining falls for first time in a decade

Argentina furious over second default

Government denies it is in breach of obligations, markets are sanguine

Wall Street ends month on negative note

CBOE Vix “fear gauge” at four-month high

Moscow told to pay Yukos investors €1.9bn

Second big legal setback for Russia within days

Le Pen tops poll for French presidency

National Front leader poses growing threat to mainstream politicians

House price growth slows in July

Annual rate of increase remains in double digit territory

BES shares tumble after order to raise capital

Portuguese central bank also said former executives could face legal action

Asset managers may escape systemic label

Regulators may lift a threat hanging over BlackRock and Fidelity

Sierra Leone declares Ebola emergency

Security forces to quarantine epicentres of deadly virus

Facebook to offer free internet in Zambia

Launch of project seeking to put emerging market users online

Comment and Analysis

Judge Griesa weighs Argentina’s fate

Long career is marked by willingness to tackle powerful interests

Shell: a slick effort

Oil major needs to improve cash flow

Isis claims success in fracturing region

Nations fracturing on religious and ethnic lines

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