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

Wall St ends month on negative note

Dollar holds highs ahead of jobs data

Target turns to PepsiCo for new head

Brian Cornell will have to reignite stagnant sales in the US

BES shares tumble after order to raise capital

Portuguese central bank also said former executives could face legal action

Lloyds takes fresh £600m PPI hit

First-half profit rise better than expected by analysts

Costly cocoa no match for a sweet tooth

Sales of chocolates and sweets are set to hit a record this year

Sierra Leone declares Ebola emergency

Security forces to quarantine epicentres of deadly virus

Osman Shahenshah, Afren chief executive

Afren suspends executives over payments

Move by FTSE 250 group follows review by law firm

Facebook to offer free internet in Zambia

Launch of project seeking to put emerging market users online

Comment and Analysis

Kurds struggle for energy autonomy

Legal battle over oil tanker symbolises fight

Nawaz Sharif under pressure in Pakistan

Handing control of Islamabad to the army raises questions

Europe’s haven eyes stormy high-yield

But some managers sceptical of immunity to debt nerves

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