Oil price slide hits energy bond investors

Nearly a third of junk-rated energy debt classified as distressed

Hohn in record-breaking $530m divorce

Hedge fund billionaire’s ex-wife wins largest award given by English court

Germany acts on Russia’s Balkan designs

Putin’s visit to Serbia viewed as mission to extend influence

Oil at 4-year low as Opec fails to agree

German Bund yield hits record low

Brazil’s new finance minister sets targets

Levy commits to restoring fiscal surplus to 2% of GDP

Mexico outlines police and justice reforms

Peña Nieto acts after 43 students disappeared in September

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European bond yields hit new lows

Borrowing costs fall to historic levels on ECB sovereign debt hopes

Uber forced to stop operating in Nevada

Taxi app hit by first statewide ban in its home market

US financial advisers resist pension rule

Industry warns of shake-out that will damage the interests of clients

European Parliament backs Google break-up

Resolution comes as Paris and Berlin call for level playing field online

China told $6.8tn in investment ‘wasted’

Ultra-loose monetary policy and lack of oversight blamed

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The Pope’s Chaka Khan model for Europe

The pontiff’s words in Strasbourg displayed the dexterous feminism for which the Holy See is famed

Crime novelist PD James dies aged 94

Author famed for Inspector Dalgliesh novels dies at home in Oxford

The good, the bad and the ugly of EM debt

From Mexico to Venzuela and yields of 3.7% to 18%

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