PM promises to ‘see this through’ despite mounting pressure for confidence vote

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Negotiators explore options that could lead to pact but core issues still intractable

US futures contract falls 14% after explosive rise the previous day

Social media group denies having paid consultancy to spread misinformation

Death penalty sought for 5 of 11 suspects and US Treasury puts sanctions on officials

Analysis Coty Inc

Investment group aims to fix problems from a $12.5bn purchase of P&G brands

Global Insight Edward Luce

US president will not be distracted from his endgame — a showdown with Iran

Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt say sorry after footage of poor cleaning habits goes viral

Hedge fund veteran says current leverage levels are unsustainable

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US regulator also confirms plan to restrict sales of flavoured ecigarette products

Failure of covert operation triggers worst Israel-Hamas violence for years

Drinks group says fraud and theft complaint from Mexican entrepreneur is ‘without merit’

US News

Store chain’s earnings and US retail sales figures suggest rebound in consumer spending

Bid value raised to $120 per share, including extra cash to win over shareholders

Pence takes veiled swipe at Beijing’s regional ambitions ahead of Trump-Xi meeting at G20

Investor increases his giant bet on the US financial sector

Opinion

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Communist party keen to control business news as growth slows and discontent simmers

John Carreyrou, winner of the FT/McKinsey Business Book Award, talks about Bad Blood

Campaigners call for more oversight of use of middlemen in energy deals

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Analysis Currencies

Investors wake up to the possibility of more Brexit-driven volatility

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Royal Bank of Scotland the sharpest faller among financial stocks, down nearly 10%

Shares in housebuilders and banks dive following Dominic Raab’s resignation

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Technology

Even better terms will not keep hedge funds from being fleeced

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The measure is the last remaining major unit to be based on a physical object

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Bitcoin’s new bottom, Uber growth slows, Superhuman email

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