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Ford predicts widespread cost cuts and General Motors forecasts profits to be flat

Groups fear being forced to use expensive VPN software surveilled by Beijing

Tax overhaul prompts $22bn accounting hit but bank chief looks to US economic boost

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Philip Lane emphasises London’s importance in providing financing to bloc

Deforestation has declined but the Amazon remains vulnerable to political change and powerful agricultural lobbies  

Flagship education scheme suspended after claims it was hijacked by Islamists

Businesses told to contribute to society and perform well or risk losing support

GDP numbers unlikely to show scale of recovery because of previous moves to hide slowdown

Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues to weigh on finances, bringing total above $65bn

Joint venture aims to create new digital standard for supply chains

Restrictions on relief for interest payments could affect heavily indebted companies

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Top executive says more cuts are needed at the carmaker to compete with global rivals

Wall Street bank becomes first to share statistics after campaign by Arjuna Capital

Report shows public is concerned about fake stories and political polarisation

Victory Park points to rise in ‘underbanked’ populations around the world

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US equities' rally, gilts and Treasuries spread and S&P 500 by sector

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Institutions are changing to attract talent

Dark horse wins Russians’ support with mix of socialist and pro-business policies

Flagship education scheme suspended after claims it was hijacked by Islamists

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Respite for dollar as euro tracks ECB outlook

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Money devoted to paper has fallen to a 4-year low, BofA survey finds

US stocks climb, with Macau casino stocks rallying on analyst upgrade

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