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Lloyd’s of London: Future risks

With profits dented and clients seeking lower costs, can the famous insurance market adapt?

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Hedge funds: Overpriced, underperforming

The industry has ballooned thanks to pension funds. Now institutional investors are taking a look at costs and returns

MOSUL, IRAQ - MARCH 24: Forces under Joint Mosul Command begin first phase of Operation Conquest to retake Iraq's Mosul from the terrorist organization Daesh on March 24, 2016. (Photo by Hemn Baban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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The factions behind the fight against Isis

The coalition’s military success disguises a larger problem with regional politics

Stacie Al-Chokhachi and her son, Dalton, 11, who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, with hundreds of other Duchenne patients and family members at a Food and Drug Administration meeting about whether a new drug for for treatment of the disease should be approved, in Hyattsville, Md., April 25, 2016. The drug's manufacturer and patient advocates argued that it was clear from even a small study that the drug, called eteplirsen, was prolonging the ability of boys with the disease to walk well beyond when they would typically be in wheelchairs. (Eric Kruszewski/The New York Times) Credit: New York Times / Redux / eyevine For further information please contact eyevine tel: +44 (0) 20 8709 8709 e-mail: info@eyevine.com www.eyevine.com

US healthcare: Power to the patients?

Families of boys suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy push for approval of a new medicine

Advertising: TV fights the future

US television executives are fighting back at the rise of digital campaigns

US presidential bid: Trump’s casino war

Regulators say his tactics went too far against competition from Native Americans

Can Saudi Aramco fix a one-trick economy?

Some investors doubt that Riyadh will be able to kick its oil ‘addiction’, despite planned IPO

Counting the cost of Japan’s next big quake

A huge earthquake in the country’s industrial heartland is seen as inevitable

Spanish retail: Deep cuts in store

Nimbler rivals and low profits plague El Corte Inglés, which is seen as a bellwether of the economy

Wanderson da Silva Araújo, 38, who rents out chairs on the beach, poses on the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro in this April 12, 2016.
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Brazil: Tales of everyday agony

The decline from emerging market star to struggling nation is taking its toll on Rio’s citizens

Does Facebook bend the trends?

Controversy over how it selects its stories shines a light on the platform’s enormous media power

Israel: The going gets rough for diamonds

Exchange is urged to beef up regulation after a trader was accused of fraud

America’s middle class meltdown

For decades, the Sun Belt promised jobs but the problems of wage inequality are catching up

US: Neglected nation

From decaying bridges to poisoned water, fixing America’s infrastructure could cost trillions

Auditing: Pitch battle

The sector faces a shake-up as firms are forced to compete for contracts and invest in technology

US tax havens: The new Switzerland

The US is a magnet for offshore wealth, notably South Dakota, which has guaranteed secrecy for family trusts

Bitcoin: Identity crisis

Despite revelations this week, the creator of the cryptocurrency still eludes treasure hunters

Norway: Environmental hero or hypocrite?

The country is planning to allow waste to be dumped in a fjord and open up areas to oil exploration

Detroit: Battle for the soul of Motown

Investors are pouring money into Detroit property but it is worsening the plight of the poor

Driverless cars: when robots rule the road

Google, Ford and others face regulatory hurdles as they push to take humans out of the driver’s seat