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Li Keqiang’s pro-business pledges come a day after Trump ratchets up trade war

Donald Trump calls Kim Jong Un’s offers ‘very exciting’ but analysts are sceptical

Cécile Kyenge faced abuse when she became minister in previous government

Trade associations support pushing Beijing to open markets but say tactics ‘ineffective’

Investment in new forms of audio could change the appealing tone

Analysis Banks

Lender targets bigger market share among Mittelstand but faces fierce competition

Big Four accountancy firm has faced series of blows in recent months

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Industry stars, such as Brevan Howard, rebound as EM currencies fluctuate

Chen Feng makes changes after the sudden death of co-founder of conglomerate

Move hampers Senate hearing on assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee

Prosecutors submit ‘voluntary request for documents’ over Musk’s take-private plan

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Republicans worry damage to consumer sentiment could affect forthcoming elections

Payment follows ruling of violation of EU law pending appeal

Unicorn status reached after latest $300m fundraising

US group to produce exclusive series for streaming service

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Analysis Brexit

Did migrants really force down wages and are they a drain on the UK exchequer?

A manager’s self-focused agenda can be bad for morale

Silicon Valley’s EV start-ups risk being left behind as sub-scale manufacturers

Markets News

Heavily sold market bounces for second day; bond yields rise

Analysis US equities

A reclassification of S&P 500 sectors will see likes of Alphabet and Facebook moved

Rise in sterling follows hotter-than-expected inflation data

Technology

Unicorn status reached after latest $300m fundraising

Watchdog suggests slow removal of harmful content would result in fines

Hedge funds and venture capital firms move into analytics businesses they use themselves

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