Britain and France strengthen Calais pact

Rudd and Cazeneuve reaffirm Le Touquet agreement

Goldman pushes US bond market algo

Computer program allows for immediate execution of a trade

May rules out early UK election

Prime minister will give parliament ‘a say’ on Brexit process

PotashCorp and Agrium in talks to merge

Move comes as industry grapples with falling commodity prices

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France urges Brussels to halt TTIP talks

Minister says ‘no political support’ for Washington trade deal

UBS hires psychologists to revamp research

Swiss bank attempts to improve its investment ideas

Macron resigns as French economy minister

Hollande’s ally breaks away to prepare rival presidential bid

Activision is behind franchises including Call of Duty

Virgin makes a play for video gamers

Target is market that tends to subscribe to higher-tier products

UK mortgage lending hits 18-month low

Bank of England data fuel fears of Brexit slowdown

Eurozone economic confidence falls sharply

Britain’s vote to exit EU may be starting to hit sentiment

Mondelez abandons Hershey takeover bid

Maker of Oreo cookies walks away after improved offer fails to tempt target

Comment & Analysis

Asia leads emerging market recovery

Cautious optimism as middle-class spending helps growth to surge

Bristol-Myers shocked investors whent a late-stage trial of Opdivo showed it was no better than chemotherapy

Merck plays long game in precision medicine

Doctors and investors predict shift in fortunes after Bristol-Myers’ immunotherapy trial fails

No quick fix for the Calais Jungle

UK border checks in France are unsatisfactory, but so are the alternatives, writes Gideon Rachman

Conversation starters: Comments from our readers

"Real life is much more complex than financial markets, harder to observe, noisier. Big data will be valuable for limited but important applications like medicine, but predicting a good life match with 87% probability seems a long way off. Society tends to elevate tools to almost-religions. We've done that with free markets and capitalism; let's not do it with big data and algorithms."
Jan-Peter Onstwedder on Yuval Noah Harari on big data, Google and the end of free will



"Not sure they can write 'How' until they have decided what Brexit means (the end state) and herein lies the problem. Ordinarily Government policy can be a fudge but this time it can't as somebody (ie Europe) is going to mark their homework. Good luck with that."
Fisher of Men on Brexit requires more than political will — it must be capable of happening



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