Fiercest airstrikes yet on Aleppo after Syria declares offensive

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Warplanes launched some of the heaviest air strikes yet on rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Friday after the Russian-backed Syrian army declared an offensive to fully capture Syria’s biggest city, killing off any hope of reviving a ceasefire.

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Euro zone business growth near two-year low in September – PMI

LONDON (Reuters) – Euro zone business activity has expanded at its weakest rate since the start of 2015 this month as growth paths diverged and firms stopped discounting for the first time in a year, surveys showed on Friday.

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Saudis offer oil cut for OPEC deal if Iran freezes output – sources

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has offered to reduce oil production if rival Iran agrees to cap its own output this year, in a major compromise ahead of talks in Algeria next week, three sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters.

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HSBC walks U.S. regulatory tightrope over $10 billion of ‘trapped’ capital

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s HSBC is seeking to release billions of dollars of capital tied up in the United States without upsetting the country’s politicians and regulators, senior sources at the bank said.

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Carney’s choice – stay for Brexit or seek new role in 2018?

LONDON (Reuters) – Mark Carney has been taking the big decisions for Britain’s economy for the past three years, but his next one will be much more personal.

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Bomb kills three Thai police officers in southern ambush

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Three Thai policemen were killed and two wounded on Friday in a bomb and gun attack in the southern province of Yala where Muslim separatists have been waging a simmering insurgency against the state.

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U.N. agency snubs Taiwan, recognising Beijing’s “one China”

MONTREAL/TAIPEI (Reuters) – A U.N. aviation agency has snubbed Taiwan by not inviting it to its assembly in Canada, the latest sign of pressure China is bringing to bear on the new independence-leaning government of an island it views as a renegade province.

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