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

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 eight years

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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

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

At least 14 people dead in suspected terrorist attack

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

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

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

Devices used for first time show official victor Tshisekedi came second

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Republican lawyer to serve under a president who pushes boundaries of authority

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

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

US authorities charge traders from Ukraine, Russia and California

Opinion

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 UK parliament rejects deal, FTSE rises

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

Volumes fall to 1.1m barrels a day — a 60 per cent drop on springtime levels 

Technology

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

FT Magazine Elaine Moore

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

Aicha Evans fills Zoox vacancy as group races to beat rivals with robot taxi service

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