Ukraine signals de facto war with Moscow

Army abandons its defence of Lugansk airport

Factory go-slow increases pressure on ECB

Ammunition for those seeking radical action from Draghi

Rosneft seeks China investor for oilfield

Deal would be most significant Chinese investment in Russian oil

Markets begin month on cautious note

Stocks inch higher despite weak PMI data

At a concert in Pyongyang, a screen shows footage of North Korea's Unha-3 rocket launch in December 2012. Unha-3 sent the country's first satellite into space, but was widely condemned abroad as a breach of sanctions against Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme
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Burgers and BMWs show change in N Korea

Informal markets abound during FT visit to Pyongyang

Banks warn on new global funding rules

Basel regulations will make key equities trades more expensive

Iliad and allies eye fresh T-Mobile US bid

CFO says several groups have made overtures

Premier League spending hits new high

Summer transfer outlay breaks £800m barrier for first time

Tyler Brûlé

Monocle magazine valued at $115m

Minority stake in global affairs glossy sold to Japan’s Nikkei Inc

China stance on HK voting sparks protests

Critics accuse Beijing of creating a ‘sham’ democracy

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Cavan Pawson/Associated Newspapers/REX (1105730a) Scenes From The Proposed Mountain Biking Site For The 2012 Olympic Games- Hadleigh Country Park Near Southend In Essex. Local Mp Bob Spink Scenes From The Proposed Mountain Biking Site For The 2012 Olympic Games- Hadleigh Country Park Near Southend In Essex. Local Mp Bob Spink
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Ukip’s first rebel attacks ‘bullying’ Tories

Spink’s revelations follow Carswell defection

Comment and Analysis

Working pensioners offer Germany a boost

Teutonic Shift: Companies turn to older workers amid skills shortage

Putin will not cut off Europe’s gas

The EU could weather the winter without importing Russian energy, says Matthew Bryza

Teaching finance at school – wise investment?

Research suggests it will have a very small effect on future behaviour

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