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Groups such as Tencent and Alibaba are seen as crucial to economic reform, but as they take business from state-owned companies they face closer scrutiny

Kim Jong Un says US will ‘pay dearly’ for Donald Trump insults

Ex-strategist to Donald Trump met second most powerful Communist party official

Investors have shied away from one of year’s largest leveraged buyout financings

Zuckerberg says social media group is working to protect integrity of German elections

While car-booking companies battle for supremacy, investors hedge their bets

The political backdrop has improved for Europe, but earnings and the euro are key

Launch of the new model on Friday could be its weakest in three years

Fixed income trading woes relegate bank to joint third, its lowest since tables began

Hold-out landowner had threatened to scupper new Luxembourg data centre

Trade in endangered species seen as low-risk, high-reward source of foreign currency

School rescue ends after announcement that no children remain alive under the rubble

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Insurer wants Sifi label dropped but a looming regulatory vote could be close

Probe ordered after breach of Edgar online information filing system

NY attorney-general steps into spat involving film mogul and fashion designer

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Alphabet’s ‘smart home’ unit says it wanted to produce the best doorbell on the market


The big unanswered question is what the chancellor intends to do with her victory

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Richest woman in world had a colourful history, but final years were marred by legal battle with daughter

On a recent trip to the country, Fuchsia Dunlop found an unexpected form of cultural diplomacy was on the menu

Joe Gebbia persuaded hosts across the world to open up their homes to all-comers

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European markets position for German election and May’s Brexit speech


Market mood 24 hours after Fed meeting distinctly underwhelmed

Precious metal moves below $1,300 a troy ounce to its lowest level in a month


Launch of the new model on Friday could be its weakest in three years

Apple was ready to join doomed project too — if allowed a mid-Thames store

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