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President suggests White House leaks may be fabricated by US news outlets 

East Asia and US clusters score highly but Europe and UK struggle, study shows

Latest show of force is Pyongyang’s 12th this year

South Africa’s president endures but party split over corruption scandals has deepened


Songs are physiological experiences, capable of doing powerful things

Income from rented goods accrues to owners of capital, not regular citizens

Astana hopes US and Chinese investors will attract others to new financial hub

Some see the likely next Taoiseach as Dublin’s Macron, others see a rightwing ideologue

AustralianSuper begins voting against senior directors on all-male boards 

Short-haul trips from Heathrow still suffering delays as IT failure fallout lingers

Officials seek to convince financial groups to move operations after UK Brexit

US News

President did not give explicit support to mutual defence clause at alliance summit

Persistent weakness could affect Fed view that slowdown is temporary

Difficulties at Home Capital do not reflect problems in the housing market

Analysis Media

Network beset by personnel problems while rivals make gains with White House coverage



British political leaders line up for TV interviews as campaigning resumes

Financial Times picture editors showcase the best photographs from around the world

FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Andrew Hill

Fiction is brain-food for leaders and fuels their appetite for make-believe

Photo of FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

Markets News

Regional equities mixed as fresh S&P 500 high fails to dispel crude sell-off gloom

Quantlab’s Smith is looking for ‘fun’ elsewhere and he is not the only one

Sterling and the polls, bitcoin volatility and feel-good flows


Analysis Airlines

Other airlines have suffered similar woes that hit revenues and profits

Airlines, banks and exchanges have all suffered outages that were not the result of hacking

Late-stage tech groups shun public markets as benefits of not listing endure

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