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Below is a list of featured content recommended for you to read and comment on.

Oct 30, 2014

Fed’s grand experiment draws to a close

As the curtain closes on the Fed’s third instalment of quantitative easing – QE3 – this month’s market turmoil provides a glimpse of what may lie ahead for investors with the central bank no longer pumping liquidity into the financial system

Oct 30, 2014

Inflated exports cast doubt on Chinese trade outlook

Gap between Chinese exports to Hong Kong and Hong Kong imports from China rose sharply in September. For analysts, that suggests Chinese exporters are again using phantom exports to Hong Kong as a means to skirt the country’s strict capital controls and bring in foreign money

Oct 30, 2014

Saudi businessman sues Barclays for $10bn

Bank is accused of striking a secret settlement with Saudi government over lease payments due on military complexes 'in order to obtain for itself a rare and lucrative license to conduct banking in Saudi Arabia'

Oct 30, 2014

Nestlé milk factory shake-up aims to end drain on water resources

Factory, in Lagos de Moreno, does not rely on external water sources. Instead, it recycles the waste fluid extracted from milk when it is powdered and puts it back to work

Oct 30, 2014

Inditex’s Tmall deal shows an evolving approach to China

For western companies, China is evolving into a kind of laboratory for figuring out the most profitable way to tap the appetite for online apparel sales – a market that is starting to boom, but remains years away from reaching its full potential

Oct 30, 2014

Bonus feature: Advertisers’ ageing dilemma

Critics say advertising and marketing agencies have become obsessed with youth. And those that have taken on the challenge of addressing older consumers have failed to understand the complexities of the demographic

Oct 30, 2014

Bonus video: ‘Style’ clash cited as Sanofi ousts Chris Viehbacher

Paris-based pharmaceuticals group's share price suffered the biggest one-day loss in more than 17 years, and its chief executive was told to leave

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