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City is first big Chinese region to shift focus away from growth

Human investment managers risk obsolescence

Computerised hedge funds will ‘dominate’, says Braga

Malaysia Airlines plays down hack attack

Carrier hit by twin tragedies last year insists customer data secure

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Merger is latest sign of industry consolidation

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Chinese developer snaps up landmark Sydney Harbour property

Puzzle of low wage rises tests the Fed

Feeble pay data could add to calls for a delay to US rate rises

Bombardier struggles to break jet duopoly

Canadian manufacturer’s C Series jet is running behind schedule

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Argentine journalist flees to Israel

Mysterious death of prosecutor provoked political crisis

StanChart steps up hunt for CEO successor

Bank hires headhunters to replace Peter Sands

Japan racks up 30th monthly trade deficit

Rise of offshoring diminishes benefits of weak yen on exports

Earning power of MBAs on the wane

Average boost to earnings from elite qualification drops

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Davos more expensive but groups pay up

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