France signals softer stance on Assad

Foreign minister sees Syrian regime joining forces against Isis

China shares fall most since midyear rout

Probes into brokerages lead to profit-taking after 3-month rally

BTG Pactual stops making new loans

Brazilian bank’s measures follow chief’s sudden arrest this week

Stocks shrug off Shanghai tumble

Gold at lowest level since 2010 as dollar firms

Saba Ahmed, Republican muslim Saba Ahmed far right, the founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition, on Megyn Kelly's show on Fox News

Heated rhetoric shakes Muslim Republicans

Comments stir concern about GOP’s standing among minority voters

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Hulu in spotlight as expansion beckons

With viewership up 85%, a sleeping giant in streaming may be preparing to make its move

Pfizer’s Read looks to count on Allergan

Deal would be crowning achievement of career forged in accounting

Nicaragua’s $50bn canal plan delayed

China-led project’s leaders insist funding not a problem

US shoppers flock to Thanksgiving deals

Concerns over sales growth remain for holiday season

Coe breaks link with Nike

IAAF leader accused of lobbying for company town

Sarkozy swipes at multiculturalism

Ex-president veers to right with plan to bring back ‘eternal France’

Comment & Analysis

Investors hold breath over subprime reboot

Traders look on as bottom end of securitisation market restarts

Argentina investors await Macri reforms

Market gains must be franked by new ‘pro-investment’ government

Fangs and Nifty Nine power US equities

A handful of large stocks dominates the bull market

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