Turkey secures release of Isis-held hostages

Government denies paying ransom to free 49 people

Kiev agrees buffer zone with eastern rebels

Ukraine and separatists agree extra measures to ensure ceasefire

G20 nations want Putin at next summit

Members back keeping the ‘door open’ with leader in spite of Ukraine tensions

Air France workers to extend strike

Industrial action over cost cutting to enter a second week

Alibaba closes at $93.89 in NYSE debut

Chinese ecommerce group sees 38% ‘pop’ over $68 listing price

Goldman admits cultivating ties with Libya fund

Bank’s filings reveal ‘strategic partnership’ with Gaddafi regime

Mexico’s oil hedging deal exposed

Public disclosure of large options trade sets oil traders talking

Vodafone deal saves 900 Phones 4U jobs

Group to purchase 140 stores from administrator PwC

GSK’s pain from scandal likely to linger

Guilty verdict may be just the start of its woes

Cold world: sanctions against Russia have raised questions on the future of expensive projects in the Kara Sea north of Siberia

Exxon winds down Russian Arctic drilling

Oil group is biggest casualty of broader sanctions

IMF warns of emerging markets slowdown

Deceleration seen to threaten the future of the global economy

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