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History suggests political impasse will also dent consumer and business confidence

Central bank acts on growth fears and higher lunar new year cash demand

Executive has led consumer goods group for more than seven years

Departure adds to rash of senior exits since Snapchat owner listed on stock market

Not everyone is bewitched by the decluttering guru — but she’s done wonders for my drawers

Brussels sees outcome as a reality check on timing, renegotiation and Irish backstop

At least 14 civilians killed in attack by Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab

Crisis-era reforms have made it a target for investors looking to cut costs — and jobs

Groups must adjust as world’s biggest market shrinks for first time since 1990

Electric car company sold debt with a minimum investment set at $420,000

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New York senator announces intention in what could be a crowded field

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William Barr praises president’s foes in hearing on confirmation as US attorney-general

Far-right president signs bill after campaign pledge to arm ‘good’ law-abiding citizens

Ruling says commerce secretary Wilbur Ross violated the law and ‘public trust’

Jamie Dimon joins corporate leaders raising alarm about standoff’s mounting damage

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Highlights

From a constructive break to being ethical — a round-up of this month’s top titles

A documentary exposing the lies behind a music event that promised luxury but delivered nothing of the kind

Men and women perform better when they work together in mixed teams

Markets News

Sterling holds $1.28 after MPs reject deal, FTSE falters while continental bourses rise

Central-bank buying pushes prices higher after two tough years for gold bugs

Electric car company sold debt with a minimum investment set at $420,000

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Technology

Latest offering to help Grab build a ‘super app’ as it pushes regional expansion

US customer price increase likely to be spent luring more viewers, not balancing the books

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‘From Reddit to Apple, tech offices all share an antipathy towards walls’

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