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French minister warns EU cannot support Brexit blueprint that would weaken bloc

Audi, Mercedes and BMW conduct trials despite having to partner with Beijing groups

US exposure being pared back as more enticing opportunities are found in Europe and Asia

Volker Kauder voted out as head of chancellor’s parliamentary group

Audrey Strauss’ profile is likely to rise if Rod Rosenstein is sacked by White House

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger leave six years after $1bn takeover

Index provider proposes 20% A-shares inclusion and addition of smaller tech stocks

Analysis World

Giovanni Tria faces calls at home to spend while EU frets over debt

Investors questioned assumptions even before PC maker unveiled plan to relist shares

Makan Delrahim says he will aim to wrap up DoJ investigations within six months

US appeals court rules contractors cannot sue as a group to be considered employees

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Investors demand evidence on its effort to avert violence with its products

Big players switch approach amid fears state legislation could become default position

Société Générale and Santander sign up for plan to smooth cross-border transfers

Tom Barrack vehicle faces call to be liquidated or taken private

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On-demand meal companies such as Meituan and Deliveroo are more disruptive than Uber

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Who’s who in the country’s most unpredictable presidential race in years

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Carmaker hopes China sales will offset US protectionism and supply-chain issues

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Bonds and currencies largely steady while oil pulls back after Trump’s Opec blast

Index provider proposes 20% A-shares inclusion and addition of smaller tech stocks

US exposure being pared back as more enticing opportunities are found in Europe and Asia

Technology

An illustrated satire of the post-crisis world

Automatons without security safeguards can be weaponised

Finding staff who have the right skills in both AI and cyber security demands new thinking on hiring

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