Germany’s Social Democrats are ready to talk with their conservative rivals over the formation of a new government led by Angela Merkel, in a potentially decisive move to break the political deadlock in Berlin.
A sell off in Chinese shares looked to have come to an end in early trading Friday with stocks in Shanghai and Shenzhen edging higher a day after China’s blue-chip index suffered its biggest one-day fall in 17 months.
Robert Mugabe has been offered immunity from prosecution as part of a deal that led to his resignation as Zimbabwe’s president this week, paving the way for him to remain in the country that he ruled for nearly four decades.
EU authorities will decide next week whether to coordinate investigations into the Uber hack after the UK and Italy expressed alarm at the company’s practices and joined the Netherlands, Austria and Poland in launching separate probes after the breach was revealed on Tuesday.
The European Central Bank’s top officials rallied around the idea of extending its asset purchase programme into a fourth year, but at half the current rate, minutes of the policy meeting on October 25-26 show.
The company behind Compare the Market has secured an investment from Canada’s largest pension fund valuing it at £2.25bn, around the level it had been expected to obtain on the public markets before it delayed its planned listing in September.