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Credit contraction casts doubt on revival of ‘animal spirits’ in economy

Share of transactions involving buyout groups falls to lowest since 2009, analysis shows

Banks and other corporate borrowers quietly encouraged to raise money offshore

Executive announces figure as German lender looks to shore up its finances

Beijing’s protection industry looks after workers in the most dangerous places

The administration risks alienating Americans with its ‘deconstruction’ agenda

UK exchange says it cannot meet deadline on new condition to sell Italy-based MTS

India detain Mohit Goel, founder of $3.80 handset group, over fraud allegations

Floundering opposition struggles to challenge reform

Currency devaluation and cheap capital clash with political uncertainty

Goldman not alone in advertising for overseas staff since president’s reshoring vow

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Trump trade faces big test in sentiment as congressional address looms

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Proposed hiring of former Canadian Pacific chief hits snag on compensation package

Incidents remain near a generational low, FBI statistics show

Snubs to news establishment play well with Republicans but have energised journalists

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Investors want details on 3 growth plans: tax reform, deregulation and infrastructure

With US equities in record territory, focus will be on tax reform and other measures

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