Spending caution grows after Brexit vote

Interest rate cut spurs consumers as longer-term confidence wanes

MPs seek protections for mothers at work

Number of women forced to leave their jobs doubles in a decade

Isis propaganda head ‘killed in Syria’

Adnani’s responsibilities included array of gruesome videos

Dell poised to seal $63.4bn EMC purchase

Deal clears regulatory hurdle in China but finance doubts remain

May rules out early UK election

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

US and EU flags are pictured on November 11,2013 at the EU Headquarters. Europeans and Americans restart their discussions today to establish a comprehensive free trade agreement, a process that was interrupted by the financial crisis in the United States but also undermined by the scandal of U.S. spying. AFP PHOTO GEORGES GOBET (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

France urges Brussels to halt TTIP talks

Minister says ‘no political support’ for Washington trade deal

Goldman pushes US bond market algo

Computer program allows for immediate execution of a trade

VW chief takes aim at conservative forces

Müller makes case for company reform after emissions scandal

Britain and France strengthen Calais pact

Rudd and Cazeneuve reaffirm Le Touquet agreement

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

Comment & Analysis

Asia leads emerging market recovery

Cautious optimism as middle-class spending helps growth to surge

Florence skyline in the morning

Italy real estate funds are hot property

Hedge funds launch tender offers to buy out retirees

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

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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