Divided cabinet faces crucial showdown at 2pm meeting

Retail and property sales stutter while credit growth slides to all-time low

Increasing use of benchmarks in ethical and fixed-income investing drives the growth

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US move turns up heat in campaign to decouple world’s two largest economies

Local politicians object to subsidies used to lure online retailer to their borough

With every passing day, the Saudi prince looks more likely to survive the Khashoggi scandal

Crystal City’s claim to be an innovation hub hinges on proximity to defence department

Solid advertising demand lifts China’s second-biggest tech company

Fall in exports to China combines with auto industry problems to hit growth

Prime Minister Netanyahu criticised for agreeing ceasefire with Hamas

First lady says deputy national security adviser ‘no longer deserves’ her post

Hedge fund investor raises profile as he recovers from ex-firm’s insider trading scandal

US News

Postmates joins pair in pilot programme to transport everyday goods

Legal challenges have delayed construction while prices have plummeted in Alberta

US trade advisers review auto imports’ threat to national security

US state of Maryland asks judge to declare Matthew Whitaker appointment unlawful

Opinion

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The Art of Persuasion Sam Leith

After millennia of being silenced and excluded, they are speaking up — and going viral

The 1919 Paris Peace Conference promised to remake the world. But today, its vision of nationhood looks increasingly under threat

Country’s banking system is being opened to non-financial groups like telecom operators

Markets News

Scramble in options market adds to strain on an oil price that has buckled recently

Increasing use of benchmarks in ethical and fixed-income investing drives the growth

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Rome considers tax breaks to lure domestic savers to help it meet next year’s financing needs

Technology

Solid advertising demand lifts China’s second-biggest tech company

High-growth drugs unit represented group’s best effort to diversify out of electronics

Local politicians object to subsidies used to lure online retailer to their borough

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