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Private equity firms set sights on failed IPOs

Having started the year with a record $1-trillion cash pile, private equity funds have found few chances to spend it, despite pressure from investors wanting them to put the money to work

US-led air strikes intensify as Syrian conflict destabilises Turkey

5 day(s) ago

US sharply intensifies air strikes against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria’s Turkish border after jihadists’ advance begins to destabilise Turkey

Political worries grow for UK, forecasters say

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21 hour(s) ago

Investors increasingly worried about political risks in Britain, including outcome of national election in May and a possible referendum on EU membership

Ukraine president to meet Putin in Milan

Petro Poroshenko. Picture: AFP PHOTO
4 day(s) ago

Ukraine, the US and EU say Russia is encouraging the rebels’ separatist aims

Putin set to steal show at Asia-Europe summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the youth forum 'Seliger-2014' at Seliger lake, northern Russia, on Friday. Putin insisted that Kiev must enter substantial talks with pro-Russian rebels amid a dramatic escalation of the fighting in Ukraine. Picture: AFP
3 day(s) ago

Much attention will be focused on the margins of the summit, especially Putin’s breakfast meeting on Friday with Mr Poroshenko to review a battered ceasefire that Kiev agreed to early last month


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