Hinkley supporters make last-ditch push

Union leaders call for an end to ‘faffing’ over £18bn scheme

Wheat price hits decade low as crop swells

Growers face strain as price falls to lowest level since 2006

Carlyle weighs withdrawal from hedge funds

Assets at one of the remaining vehicles have shrunk by almost 90%

‘Alt-right’ movement makes mark on US election

Supremacist group wins some mainstream exposure as candidates take notice

Merkel defends refugee stance against SPD

Coalition partner alleges chancellor ‘underestimated challenge’

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Union boss blames cuts for rail strikes

Mick Cash, head of the RMT, insists trains will be less safe without guards

Central bankers to persist with brave new world

Policymakers at Jackson Hole indicate unconventional tools will endure

Trump and Florida
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    ‘The septuagenarian New York snowbird with a mansion in Palm Beach is a Florida archetype made flesh’

  • Notting Hill: rain on the parade?

    As the London district gears up for its annual street party, home prices in the area continue to fall in the wake of the Brexit vote

  • Eimear McBride: leaving home

    The award-winning Irish writer is about to publish her second novel, set in the London of the 1990s. Here she recalls the ‘gloriousness’ of her own arrival in the capital

Amazon nears music streaming service deals

Online retailer set to enter battle against Apple and Spotify

VW aims to tailor cars to local tastes

German group to decentralise to boost sales and improve culture

S Korea gaming groups losing to China

Once dominant producer fails to produce any big hits for mobile platforms

UN warns Africa on cost of gender inequality

Unequal treatment of women hinders developing economies

Comment & Analysis

Azerbaijan: Aiming to please

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

N Korean defectors step up propaganda war

Activists accelerate campaign to float information into hermit kingdom

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Conversation starters: Comments from our readers

"Free money has several effects. First, it gets thrown away. Second, it won't be paid back. Third, it destroys any incentive for reform of an economically inefficient legal infrastructure. And there aren't any EMs that are not dependent on China. So bad investments plus a slowing China equals default. Welcome bankruptcy the EM way! Zero recovery."
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"Auditors are ultimately human. Many are quite young and may not have the experience to spot highly complex or sophisticated fraud. The move to machine learning and AI is interesting and could potentially remedy some of these issues insofar as this technology can digest more data far quicker than a any human. It is something the Big Four are looking at."
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