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Turkey’s finance minister has pledged the government will set out a comprehensive set of reforms before the year is out to By Dan Dombey in Istanbul
The Ministry of Defence has shaved £350m from some of its biggest support contracts with the British defence industry as By Sam Jones, Defence and Security Editor
The eurozone’s manufacturing recovery faded last month, adding to signs that economic growth in the region in the third By Claire Jones in Frankfurt
October 1 is National Day in China, a moment to remember the glorious foundation in 1949 of the People’s Republic by a By David Pilling
Activity among Britain’s manufacturers slowed to its lowest level in 17 months in September, suggesting a rapid cooling of By Chris Giles, Economics Editor
Songbird Estates has agreed to sell one of its Canary Wharf buildings, 50 Bank Street, for £153.5m to a prominent Hong Kong By John Aglionby
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