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French presidential election

Sharp gains for euro, bonds and shares after independent centrist comes out top in first round vote

Macron and Le Pen offer a clear choice between supporting or disrupting the status quo

Voluntary pay cut failed to quell investor anger over losses at the Swiss bank

Wilbur Ross says EU, Japan and China in competition to show willingness for deal

Luxury shoe brand is 70-per cent owned by JAB Luxury, a private group based in Germany

Global Insight Ben Bland

Forget Trump and Xi, the factories will fight and conquer in the global marketplace

Tech groups escape voters’ ire perhaps because their job-disrupting sway is so subtle

Lossmaking Kurdistan-focused oil explorer has had troubled few years

Prosecutors looking at involvement of a former managing director of Abu Dhabi’s Ipic 

UnionPay, the world’s largest bank card group, sets its sights on emerging markets

Departure comes after probe into ‘unacceptable’ operations at Jalabiya plant

Sports shoe maker says vast majority of its manufacturing will remain in Asia

US News

Some news organisations are nudging audiences to listen to the other side

Eight new listings planned for week ahead as unicorns stampede

The Murdochs must still manage the costly fallout at their most profitable network

Conservatives attack Dodd-Frank rules as government bailout fund for banks

Opinion

Highlights

A remarkable new paradigm puts human instinct at the heart of market behaviour

Salaries are less of a concern to those who aim to be agents of disruption

Latin American producers look to Asia as health-conscious consumers drive demand 

Markets News

Centrist’s likely success in head-to-head for French presidency eases investor nerves

Strong euro could help a budding rotation into European stocks

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Euro, French bond prices and shares rise sharply as investors spur a big relief rally

Technology

Despite success, business leaders fret that the city could lose its edge

Lack of funding has often impeded international growth

Interview Automobiles

Alliance’s head of connected vehicle strategy discusses pricing and other challenges

Life & Arts