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Republicans in disarray after Trump complicates efforts to reach deal on funding


Defence secretary puts countering China and Russia at heart of military strategy

Macron draws global elite to Versailles before they head for economic forum in the Alps

Randal Quarles to push for streamlining of rules governing bank capital

Undercover Economist Tim Harford

Antitrust authorities should not be making life easy for incumbents

‘The memes are so potent because they are designed to be subversive and to bait their opponents into a reaction’

Analysis Africa

Royalties could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, says advocacy group

First increase to fee since 2014 of service seen as key to attracting online shoppers

Moves to trim capital cushions while boosting payouts is worrying, say some observers

US company pairs with Chinese tech group in move that could open avenues in China

Kevin Kühnert leads opposition to joining Merkel government ahead of Sunday’s party vote

US News

Trump administration reverses two decades of trade policy towards 2001 accession

Tillerson outlines assertive stance to counter Iranian ‘land-bridge’ strategy

Bank asks for time to find corporate clients to replace hedge funds in core business

Shares fall after bank dashes hopes of big boost to buybacks and dividends


Video UK retail results

Rapidly rising prices squeeze consumers' spending ability


Firm has become a leading adviser to the world’s largest private equity groups

Women’s health, Larry Summers, take the Trump test

The British designer is ready to radically grow his business. He talks about why power-sharing will be good for him

Markets News

Market shrugs off looming shutdown by closing in on longest streak without reversal

US Treasury sell-off continues but dollar fails to respond

‘Explosive’ expansion in shale offsetting Opec-led supply cuts


Apollo’s listing disappoints as Google, Amazon and Apple circle  


First increase to fee since 2014 of service seen as key to attracting online shoppers

First oil major to look at offering Uber-style tech in key ride-hailing market

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