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ECB pushed to take ‘junk’ loan bundles

Relaxation of rules likely to face German opposition

First Ebola case diagnosed in US

Man possibly infectious for 4 days before being hospitalised

British warplanes hit first Isis targets

Tornados attack jihadi group in support of Kurds

Ebay defends spin-off plan for PayPal

Strategy switch after pressure from activist investor Icahn

China holidays subdue Asia bourses

National day vacation puts dampener on markets

Mercer strips Pimco funds of top rating

Consultant’s downgrade triggers review by UK pension fund client

Elisabeth Murdoch to end Shine era

Production company bought by 21st Century Fox in merger process

Brussels hits at Apple’s Irish tax deals

US tech giant may face penalty running into billions of euros

Brazil polls show Rousseff lead widening

Rival Silva said to be suffering decline in support

Google faces German order over profiling

Search group told users must have chance to object to data gathering

Surge in M&A deals in 2014

In the first three quarters the value of M&A hit $2.66tn

Deutsche Bank withholds bonuses

Executives will not receive latest instalment of 2011 pay

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Modi’s legacy should be sewers, not ‘smart’ cities

He should not be distracted from the unglamorous basics, writes Chandran Nair

Saudi Arabia ‘in denial’ over Isis ideology

Kingdom’s brand of Islam shares characteristics of extremist group

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