ECB pushed to take ‘junk’ loan bundles

Relaxation of rules likely to face German opposition

Hong Kong braced for biggest protest storm

Hundreds of thousands ready to take to the streets on National Day

US and Afghanistan sign security deal

About 12,000 foreign troops will remain in the country

Euro drops as inflation hits new low

Fresh dip piles pressure on European Central Bank

Brussels hits at Apple’s Irish tax deals

US tech giant may face penalty running into billions of euros

Saudi Arabia ‘in denial’ over Isis ideology

Kingdom’s brand of Islam shares characteristics of extremist group

Nauru – from bird droppings to bust

US hedge fund has court order to freeze island’s bank accounts

Kenya sees GDP grow 25% after revision

East Africa hub economy may be able to apply for commercial loans

Hollande warns France of spending cuts

Berlin puts pressure on Paris to adopt robust reforms

Hopes rise of Xi-Abe meeting

Leaders reported to be considering talks at Apec forum in November


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