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Private conversations with likes of StanChart form part of contingency plans

Bank ‘a hot potato’ as populists policies risk raising the cost of funding for lenders

Legislation to be signed into law by Donald Trump makes targeted changes to Dodd-Frank

Escalation of Basque village bar fight fuels allegations of interference

Brexit negotiators on both sides agree process will struggle on through next decade

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First black woman to become gubernatorial nominee for major US party

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Lawmakers unveil legislation to block moves to lift US sanctions 

Record-high fuel costs have far-reaching effects across India’s economy

Premier-designate Giuseppe Conte also under pressure after claims he exaggerated CV

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The party worries renewed debate on the fate of ‘Dreamers’ will hurt its election chances

Critics say real purpose of demands is to achieve regime change

Negative returns reflect rising interest rates and issuance by weaker borrowers

Bipartisan support for bill to enable review of minority stakes in start-ups 

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A hard-headed realpolitik now governs the battle for influence between China, the US and India

Contests offer MBA students more lucrative prizes than ever before

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Oil prices pull back on rumours Opec is considering relaxing supply caps

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Negative returns reflect rising interest rates and issuance by weaker borrowers

Early relief rally proves short-lived as Turkish currency see-saws 2.4% in 24 hours

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