Divided cabinet faces crucial showdown at 2pm meeting

Retail and property sales stutter while credit growth slides to all-time low

Fall in exports to China combines with auto industry problems to hit growth

US move turns up heat in campaign to decouple world’s two largest economies

Populist coalition rejects calls from Brussels to reverse course on public spending

With every passing day, the Saudi prince looks more likely to survive the Khashoggi scandal

Crystal City’s claim to be an innovation hub hinges on proximity to defence department

First lady says deputy national security adviser ‘no longer deserves’ her post

Hedge fund investor raises profile as he recovers from ex-firm’s insider trading scandal

US trade advisers review auto imports’ threat to national security

Rome considers tax breaks to lure domestic savers to help it meet next year’s financing needs

Latest issue confronting company grappling with declining daily users and share price

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US state of Maryland asks judge to declare Matthew Whitaker appointment unlawful

Manufacturer to end sale of sweet flavours at 90,000 retailers ahead of ban

Extra rescue crews brought in to search area hit by deadliest blaze in state’s history

Outlay on buybacks almost doubles, putting investors among biggest beneficiaries of Trump tax reforms

Opinion

Banks and consultants are tarnished by doing deals for foreign governments they should avoid

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The Art of Persuasion Sam Leith

After millennia of being silenced and excluded, they are speaking up — and going viral

The 1919 Paris Peace Conference promised to remake the world. But today, its vision of nationhood looks increasingly under threat

Country’s banking system is being opened to non-financial groups like telecom operators

Markets News

Scramble in options market adds to strain on an oil price that has buckled recently

Rome considers tax breaks to lure domestic savers to help it meet next year’s financing needs

Technology

High-growth drugs unit represented group’s best effort to diversify out of electronics

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Local politicians object to subsidies used to lure online retailer to their borough

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FT Magazine Hannah Kuchler

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