Brussels set to scupper Apple ‘state aid’

Investigation into group’s Irish tax arrangements has angered US

Facebook to use Trending Topics algorithm

Group to change headline feature after political bias accusations

Icahn attacks Ackman over Herbalife claim

Investor says rival has ‘no right’ to suggest he eyed stake sale

PwC settles $5.5bn fraud detection lawsuit

Case shone light on auditors responsibility to detect wrongdoing

US economic growth revised down to 1.1%

Weak second quarter follows tepid performance at start of 2016

French court overturns burkini ban

Conseil d’Etat says prohibition goes against ‘fundamental liberties’

World’s biggest pension fund hit by $52bn loss

GPIF says strong yen caused stocks to tumble

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AB InBev deal yields $2bn in fees and taxes

Takeover of SABMiller leads to bumper payday for advisers

Fed faces its critics at Jackson Hole

Policymakers accused of compromising interests of poorer citizens

Renzi vows to rebuild towns hit by earthquake

Two bridges collapse as aftershocks disrupt rescue efforts

ANA forced to cancel flights as it grounds some 787s

Carrier says problem with Rolls-Royce engines under investigation

Comment & Analysis

Fed cues leave investors mildly bewildered

Yellen’s rate rise comments reinforced as bank lays groundwork

Antoine Griezmann of Atlético Madrid, Mauro Emanuel Icardi of Inter Milan and Kevin De Bruyne
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China $2bn football spree stirs fans’ fears

Clubs in Europe question whether new owners have the commitment needed to seek long-term success

European copyright rules: what happens now?

Move to give struggling news outlets more power when cutting deals with big online players such as Google

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."
William Gamble on As China nears exhaustion investors must look elsewhere



"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."
Charlie 1987 on Accountancy’s Big Four need more competition



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