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Meeting aims to smooth strategy for reaching deal on UK withdrawal by November

Shareholder group criticises law firm’s investigation of money-laundering case as ‘complete nonsense’

Christian Meissner steps down in wake of loss of market share in M&A

Four charts explain the potential effect of protectionist measures

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Party’s fight to approve Supreme Court nominee risks further alienation of female voters

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Australia’s former prime minister is on a mission to tackle challenges to female success

Takeover Panel sets process guidelines as tussle between Fox and Comcast nears end

Luxury carmaker hopes to emulate stock market success of rival Ferrari

David Bonderman re-elected despite sizeable shareholder protest at airline’s annual meeting

Tariffs likely to lead to further inflation and chill investment, report says

Facing a government in disarray, the opposition is beset by infighting and controversy over anti-Semitism 

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Companies have come under pressure from investors on efforts to address global warming

Candidate with background in financial stability chosen as attention is paid to potential hazards 

Rebound fuelled by revenue from fixed income and banking

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A reclassification of S&P 500 sectors will see likes of Alphabet and Facebook moved

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One response on Beijing’s part would be to recognise the risk of a broader clash

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Late starts, early finishes and cubicles have given way to longer hours in open spaces

2018’s surprise hit shows clamour for quality but industry clampdown casts pall

A manager’s self-focused agenda can be bad for morale

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US 10-year Treasury yield slips but holds above 3%; dollar index slides

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The EU’s move to probe the group even before a complaint was filed is a good sign

Julia Gillard, former Australian prime minister, on resilience in the face of misogyny. Plus: Norway’s gender quota conundrum; peak pay age for women; pros and cons of on-site nurseries; female funders for founders; and what would Wonder Woman do?

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