Anglo American plots exit from Rustenburg

Miner determined to withdraw from troublesome platinum mines

Russia steps up east Ukraine rhetoric

Lavrov says Moscow would ‘stop’ attempts to trigger a civil war

EU hits UK energy-intensive companies

State aid ruling deprives cement and ceramics industries of carbon compensation

Carmakers lobby to delay EU emission rules

Claims industry has used outdated tests on efficiency

In this August 16 2012 file photo, an anti-Japan protester tears Japanese Rising Sun Flag during a rally outside the Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong as they demand Japanese government to release Chinese activists arrested in Japan after landing on Uotsuri Island, one of the islands of Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese
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Japanese ship seized in wartime claims row

First case of Chinese court seizing assets for reparations

Barclays to wind down commodities arm

Exit from energy and metals business follows stricter regulation

2014’s worst hedge fund performers so far

Alternative managers made their weakest opening since the crisis

Japan posts record trade deficit

Data show gap widening under Abenomics

German plan to cut retirement age attacked

Move sends wrong signal to countries like Greece, says Oettinger

Myanmar media freedom under attack

Worries stoked ahead of first free elections in half a century

Banks fear impact of stress on workforce

Competition and long hours take their toll in finance

Comment and Analysis

Fund answer to bond investors’ dilemma

Absolute return funds aim to hedge interest rate risks

The master of cold war diplomacy

Two books that laud the impact of Zbigniew Brzezinski, Kissinger’s great rival

The left can please neither rich nor poor

Large sections of the lower classes see social change as disturbing, writes John Lloyd

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