SocGen shakes off hit on Russia business

Problems more than outweighed by performance elsewhere

Mobile operators win UK licence fee cut

Levy increase reduced by 20% after backlash

Europe slides after Wall Street jitters

US jobs data in view as bond yields rise

RBS warns on bonus cap and Scotland

Bank warns of ‘material adverse effect’ of Yes vote

US and UN secure 72-hour Gaza ceasefire

New negotiations after US puts pressure on Israel over civilian toll

Strategy doubts over Iliad’s T-Mobile bid

Xavier Niel’s bid has left people scratching their heads

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

ArcelorMittal cuts profit forecasts

$1bn earnings outlook downgrade on lower iron ore prices

Le Pen tops poll for French presidency

National Front leader poses growing threat to mainstream politicians

Thailand to use rubber for roadbuilding

Inherited stockpiles to be turned into rubberised asphalt

Xi graft crackdown hits party appeal

Number joining Chinese Communists falls for first time in decade

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Crash investigators access MH17 site

Ukrainian forces temporarily cease operations

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

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