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Expectation of no-deal rises as prime minister prepares to meet Merkel and Macron

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Agencies continue their push to ease regulatory burden on financial institutions

Reproach to Salvini as situation on board Open Arms described as ‘out of control’

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Issuance of long-dated debt with zero interest payments is test for hot market

Aid workers warn that millions face long-term damage to health as food crisis continues

Canadian ecommerce company plans move into logistics after rapid growth

Bond giant trims positions, saying debt prices could slump on US-China trade détente

Arrival of disease threatens to devastate crops in some of world’s largest exporters

Fund staff to head to Buenos Aires amid fallout from Macri’s setback in primary polls

iPhone maker boosts spending to draw stars such as Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon

Trade officer was returning from trip to Shenzhen when he went missing

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Asset-sensitive lenders face a hit to profits because of slump in yields

Instagram and WhatsApp integration could stymie antitrust action, US trade commission head says

Search is on to secure supplies of critical metals that China dominates

CFTC takes ‘remarkable’ step after reaching legal settlement with Kraft Heinz and Mondelez

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Allowing time to take in exhibitions can help us think differently and be inspired

A new book unpicks the bias in business culture that leads us to think harshly of women

To expand, it must overcome local rivals, trade tensions and Beijing’s irritation over its role in the Huawei dispute

Markets News

Analysts say central bank faces tough choice: inflict more pain on lenders or risk yen rally

Issuance of long-dated debt with zero interest payments is test for hot market

Technology

Police deny force is using surveillance technology to monitor opposition politicians

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Chinese regulators continue to restrict content and sales as younger rivals challenge

‘Off-Facebook Activity’ feature can prevent external browsing data from being used

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