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Matteo Renzi to resign after referendum defeat

Italy faces new crisis after voters reject constitutional reform plans by wide margin

Shinzo Abe to visit Pearl Harbour in symbol of reconciliation

Prime minister’s visit is first by Japanese leader since attack 75 years ago

Trump criticises Beijing in defence of call with Taiwan’s leader

President-elect’s undiplomatic outburst threatens to upend US relations with Beijing

Counterfeit US embassy shut down in Ghana

Bogus embassy issued visas, some genuine, as well as false identification documents and birth certificates

Brexit ruling was wrong, UK Supreme Court hears

Attorney-general argues constitutional system means Theresa May can trigger process

US corporate bonds: The weight of debt

Expansion plans are in question after a focus on dividends and share buybacks

FT European Business School Ranking 2016: UK top but rivals close in

London Business School stays top as continental contenders rise

Austrian voters push back against far-right populism

Relief from Europe’s mainstream parties with poll seen as anti-establishment test

Assad forces push deeper into rebel-held eastern Aleppo

District encircled by regime forces is rebels’ last big urban stronghold in Syria

UniCredit set to agree deal with Amundi to ease investor worries

Italy’s largest bank hopes deal will settle market jitters over political instability

Fears rise over future supply of gold

Miners cut exploration funding after bullion’s rocky recovery

VW enters on-demand ride services with new MOIA brand 

Group to use purpose-built electric vehicles in European cities from next year

Donald Trump

Trump’s tax plans favour the rich and will hamper economic growth

The proposals would threaten to increase federal debt and interest rates

Donald Trump steps up warnings to US business over offshoring

President-elect threatens tariffs of 35% on goods produced by units abroad

Trump’s dangerous Taiwan gambit

US news

Protesters win reprieve over Dakota Access oil pipeline

US Army refuses crucial permit needed for $3.7bn project to be completed

Holiday season to test Walmart’s strategy revamp

Retailer looks to break Amazon’s market-leading grip on ecommerce


Oil majors line up to bid for Mexican deepwater contracts

Auctions will test investment appetite in Mexico after Trump victory in US

Rampant cheating closes US university exam centres in South Korea

College admission test breaches highlight thriving black market for papers




Renzi resigns after referendum loss

Italians reject constitutional changes

Authers Note

Trading on Trump

Can the rally in US stocks that has followed Trump's victory continue?

the week ahead

Nato meeting, Europe tourism

A round-up of the coming week's big stories

Short View

Short term Stock Connect gains for HK

Few international investment in Shenzhen stocks

House & Home

How to use plants at Christmas

Decorations from florist Shane Connolly

Life & Arts

Winter magic in the Lake District

Farmer and writer James Rebanks on home


Thailand's new king

King Vajiralongkorn’s ascent brings new era


Terms of the Opec agreement

Saudi Arabia and Gulf allies bear bulk of cuts

FT World

Tony Blair and the battle over Brexit

Tony Blair looks set to wade into the Brexit debate


Trump's key economic picks

President-elect makes appointments


Steve Mnuchin picked as US Treasury secretary

A strong dollar and US growth prospects


Aleppo struggles under siege

Crisis deepens as 50,000 flee city


The best books of 2016

FT writers and guests select their must-read titles. Introduction by Lorien Kite

Review: The Untold Story of the Talking Book

Today’s audiobooks owe their existence to early recordings for the blind

Don’t forget the Hong Kong end of the Shenzhen stock link

Inflows from the mainland could reach $29bn a year or more

Markets News

Italy’s No vote sends sovereign debt yields higher

Banks take toll on Milan’s stock index, euro bounces up off lows

US corporate bonds: The weight of debt

Expansion plans are in question after a focus on dividends and share buybacks

No emergency intervention needed in Italy, Dijsselbloem says

Eurogroup chief cites muted market reaction and ‘strong institutions’ in Rome


Cloud computing titans battle for AI supremacy

Amazon boosts artificial intelligence focus as it challenges Microsoft and Google

US share buybacks in line for Trump lift

Analysts say CEOs will have windfalls from any ‘tax holiday’ on overseas profits

Sigfox plans flotation after €150m fundraising

French internet of things network supplier will roll out to 30,000 base stations across the US

Life & Arts