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Visegrad four: Brussels’ eastern critics

Assertive member-states have benefited from the union but are seeking to overturn its institutions

Azerbaijan: Aiming to please

The need for western funds in order to complete big energy projects is forcing Baku to tackle corruption

US housing: Long way from home

With property ownership at a 50-year low, rising sales mean millennials could get on the ladder

Puerto Rico: An island’s exodus

With its manufacturing base depleted and its economy shrinking, people are leaving in droves

Cashflow and the Kremlin

Critics of VTB, Russia’s second biggest bank, say only deep ties to Putin have helped it fend off a deeper crisis

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Brexit: A risky experiment for science

Can the UK craft new policies to keep its lead in research and development?

Pensions: Low yields, high stress

In the first article of a series, the Financial Times examines a creeping social and political crisis

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Pharmaceuticals: Staying power

An FT analysis shows big pharma still makes billions from drugs after patents lapse

Cyber espionage: A new cold war?

An online ‘auction’ signals a build-up of tension between Russia and America

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Energy: Generating criticism

The UK’s ambitious plans to build six nuclear plants are raising concerns that it is losing control over critical infrastructure

Goldman Sachs: A play for the 99%

As executives hunt for income streams, can the bank be a friend to the consumer and small business?

Investment: Rise of the DIY algo traders

Will tech-savvy amateurs be able to beat the market?

Male, stale and frail

American directors are older, serving longer and more likely to be men

US election: Trump’s Russian riddle

The Republican nominee became the face of Bayrock, a developer with roots in the Soviet Union

Duke of Westminster: a £9bn stress test

His death creates uncertainty for the Grosvenor Group as the title passes to his 25-year-old heir

Commodities: The milk industry cowed

Dairy farmers adapt to tough times as demand for milk in China slows, hitting New Zealand and the EU

India tech: Reality call

Funding fervour has cooled but the battle for users in a market of 1.2bn people still lies ahead

German angst over Chinese M&A

Germany is a top target in China’s search for innovative engineering groups — but some see a threat

Surveillance: Taking liberties?

The UK is set to legislate to allow security services to hack phones and trawl browsing histories

EM investing: Why it is back in fashion

Switch into emerging markets is less about potential growth and more to do with stagnation at home

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