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Prolonging free movement and EU payments would fuel Eurosceptic ire

Beijing vows to deepen antitrust probe of chipmakers Samsung, Micron and SK Hynix

Free market not working in protecting privacy, concedes Tim Cook

Private equity is sniffing around as industrial giant races to reduce debts

Big companies may want to hire mavericks but most organisations are built on rules

Explainer Brexit

Prime minister heads for Brussels while domestic critics plot

Varied CV marks former commissioner out from other contenders to replace Mario Draghi

DoJ investigates biggest money-laundering scheme ever uncovered

$50m round is third largest “series A” funding by a European start-up over past year

French leader faces turmoil on domestic agenda and obstacles to European hopes

Reliance on American chips leaves facial recognition camera maker Hikvision vulnerable

US News

Rick Scott pips Democrat Bill Nelson after contentious recount

Taco Bell latest to have found way to lower debt costs and ease investor access

Fire disasters take their place alongside hurricanes as ‘major perils’

Analysis Tobacco

Vaping industry takes planned flavour restrictions in its stride

Opinion

Highlights

Investment drops as momentum fades

The Whitney’s retrospective cuts through the superstar baggage to focus on an artist with a refined eye and pure creative gift

John Carreyrou, winner of the FT/McKinsey Business Book Award, talks about Bad Blood

Markets News

Pound holds $1.28 as Brexit drama rumbles on; oil prices rise

Political uncertainty ripples through UK financial markets as they seek to cover bases 

Tick up comes after turbulent week

Technology

Beijing vows to deepen antitrust probe of chipmakers Samsung, Micron and SK Hynix

Tie-up bolsters Tencent’s access to south-east Asia’s fast-growing online gaming market

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