India threatens to block WTO trade deal

World Trade Organisation’s reputation faces further damage

AB InBev could slake thirst for takeovers

Expectations growing for consolidation move with SABMiller

Oppenheimer Europe looks at advisory role

Revival in IPO market presents opportunities

Zurich plans to invest $2bn in green bonds

European issuance has reached $16bn this year

Flight MH370: Record casts doubt on ‘never again’ promise

Authorities failed to act on a previous disaster

China detains prominent TV anchor

Anti-corruption campaign reaches deeper into media industry

Lindt poised to acquire Russell Stover

$1.4bn chocolate deal would shake up US confectionery market

Vik Muniz, Plage, sÈrie Postcards from Nowhere, 2014. Avec líaimable autorisation du Vik Muniz Studio, New York et Rio de Janeiro, et Xippas Galleries.
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Beach, from the Postcards from Nowhere series, 2014, Courtesy of the artist and Xippas Galleries.

Afghan rivals agree to full recount

Kerry brokers agreement between feuding presidential candidates

Iraq’s parliament abandons key session

US and UN calling for quick formation of a government

Low rates change Germans’ housing habits

Property prices rise as more young people choose to buy

Apple denies iPhone security risk report

Chinese TV claims iPhones pass state secrets to US intelligence

Comment and Analysis

APRIL 17, 2014 -TOKYO, JAPAN: Owen Mahoney, CEO of Japanese online game maker NEXON pose for camera at the company HQ. (Photo / Ko Sasaki )
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The US geek takes the controls in Japan

The head of the Japanese gaming company has ambitious plans

It’s time for a renewables multinational

The green lobby distrusts multinationals but they are the most powerful agents of global change

Beware Japan’s nuclear safety myth

Debate on future energy needs must be wider

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