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Critics say real purpose of demands is to achieve regime change

Acquisition comes as German conglomerate closes in on deal to merge assets with Tata Steel

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Analysis Oil

Industry pushing to improve returns as it rebounds from a long downturn

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Facebook founder faces European Parliament over data protection and election meddling

As market grows so do concerns about credit quality and lender protections

Move follows criticism of how Paul Achleitner handled exit of CEO John Cryan

Analysis Health

Debate on whether to repeal ban has become increasingly contentious

Tebas says proposals would decimate leagues and bring ‘food now and hunger tomorrow’

Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne fears accord might spur ‘competitive distortions’ for Europe

Negative returns reflect rising interest rates and issuance by weaker borrowers

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US steps up financial pressure on government of Nicolás Maduro after his re-election

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

President asked DoJ to investigate whether election campaign was improperly surveilled

Ex-Millennium manager’s multi-strategy business ExodusPoint has raised over $8bn

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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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Japanese group ends restructuring austerity as new chief makes his mark

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Facebook founder faces European Parliament over data protection and election meddling

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