Nato wants brigade-size reaction force

Plan to have 4,000 allied troops ready ‘at very short notice’

Iliad and allies eye fresh T-Mobile US bid

CFO says several groups have made overtures

Markets begin month on cautious note

Stocks inch higher despite weak PMI data

Rosneft seeks China investor for oilfield

Deal would be most significant Chinese investment in Russian oil

Microsoft faces China antitrust ultimatum

SAIC issues public warning to group over Windows compatibility

Kiev accuses Russia of ‘direct aggression’

President vows to shake up Ukraine’s military leadership

Factory go-slow increases pressure on ECB

Ammunition for those seeking radical action from Draghi

Beijing offers money for mixed marriages

Policy latest attempt to quell unrest among Uighurs

GM cars to detect distracted driving

Carmaker to install sensors to measure eye movement

Egypt unveils $8bn Suez Canal investment

President kicks off first phase in vast public works scheme

Rail delays knock north US grain prices

Huge harvest set to put transport network under new stress

Comment and Analysis

Sanctions hit Russia Arctic energy plans

Action over Ukraine has left Moscow’s shale ambitions in limbo

China stance on HK voting sparks protests

Critics accuse Beijing of creating a ‘sham’ democracy

India’s economic confidence returns

Growth bounce lifts spirits but it hides vulnerabilities

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