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Trump son-in-law acknowledges Russian contact but denies attempt at secret back channel

Supportive markets and robust corporate hiring trump concerns about weak inflation

Non-profit foundation has taken the 29.5% of company held by mysterious shareholder

US raises incident with Beijing after navy aircraft is forced to reroute

New economic plan is pitched as an assault on growing corporate power

If some of the changes come to pass, the cost of capital for US companies could fall

Canberra wants a more liberal system for those seeking work in Britain after Brexit

Carrier confirms it has submitted non-binding offer as it reports 55% rise in profits

Sun Zhengcai was tipped as a possible successor to President Xi Jinping

Government scandal could threaten jobs of several ministers in centre-left coalition

PLA to defend territory ‘at all costs’ in spat over area also claimed by Bhutan

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US group buys health information website WebMD and takes stake in Nature’s Bounty

In Mato Grosso, Brazil, locals are challenging the power of the scandal-ridden group 

The premium bond investors are demanding to own bank debt has dropped sharply

Hedge fund wants date for shareholder vote on new chief after Büchner quits

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Metal detectors placed after gunmen killed two Israeli police officers

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Emma Walmsley poised to set out vision for pharma group next week

The travel company CEO sees voice search as the next opportunity for growth

Analysis Telecoms

Chief executive plans online bank this year as French telco revenues are stunted

Markets News

Takata slides on exchange downgrade while Russia, Saudi threats boost oil

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Crude below $50 a barrel as some producers tardy in meeting output cuts

The premium bond investors are demanding to own bank debt has dropped sharply

Technology

As profits plunge, investors are too blasé about competition problems

Shares weaken as analysts question future regulatory impact on business

Valuation is lower than 20 years ago but the business is better

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