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A non-partisan approach is needed to avoid the chaos of a no-deal exit from the EU

The central bank’s ‘Beige Book’ survey of regional executives notes nervous outlook

Index mutual fund pioneer built group that became $5tn investment giant

Blast comes after Trump declaration of victory over Isis and troop withdrawal

Global economic slowdown reflected in aluminium market outlook

Wall Street bosses see few signs that market volatility has harmed US real economy

History suggests political impasse will also dent consumer and business confidence

Yet Margrethe Vestager also argues rules should not be ignored to allow Alstom-Siemens tie-up

Bipartisan opposition meets plan to free billionaire’s companies from US sanctions

Case continues to dog Wall Street bank as advisory revenue boosts quarterly earnings

BlackRock boss predicts positive 2019 despite slide in assets under management

Central bank acts on growth fears and higher lunar new year cash demand

US News

Strong consumer banking revenue offsets rocky trading

New York senator announces intention in what could be a crowded field

Snapchat parents shares eye worst day since May 2018

Opinion

Highlights

Devices used for first time show official victor Tshisekedi came second

From a constructive break to being ethical — a round-up of this month’s top titles

Men and women perform better when they work together in mixed teams

Markets News

Sterling edges higher as May survives confidence vote

Fortunes of currency are a gauge both of Chinese economy and debt-burdened consumers

Cost of protecting against near-term swings in sterling has fallen since May defeat

Technology

Snapchat parents shares eye worst day since May 2018

Shares in Snapchat’s owner slide as departure adds to rash of senior exits

Funding will help Niantic launch Harry Potter augmented reality game later this year

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