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Strong demand to help telecoms group raise funds for SFR deal

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China data damp Asia market mood

HSBC ‘flash’ PMI suggests China factory activity still stalling

Citi 2013 pay awards backed by investors

Support comes after shareholder rebuke two years ago

Korea’s LG says considering Elizabeth Arden bid

Talks still in early stages

Kiev accuses separatists of torture

Crackdown ordered as two bodies found near Slavyansk

Tax issues threaten Publicis-Omnicom deal

Deal is struggling to secure approvals in multiple jurisdictions

GM recall sparks battle over liability

Carmaker says nearly all problems predate bankruptcy

Moyes pays penalty for Glazers’ misstep

Owners have lost their way with prized asset

US judges review insider trading law

Appeals court considers fund managers’ convictions

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