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Fund chairman says it is returning to buying stakes directly in companies

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Managers rush to take advantage of record investor demand before downturn

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Expectations grow that US central bank will move towards monetary easing

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Pyongyang targets cryptocurrency and gaming as sanctions bite

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Presidential hopefuls see dangers in Xi’s ‘one country, two systems’ approach

‘I am making this investment for my family,’ says telecom and media entrepreneur after spending $3.7bn

OneFifteen in Dayton aims to collect insights on 1,000 annual outpatient addicts 

Gazprom insists resources will flow even if Nord Stream 2 is not ready this year

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State media says Muslim Brotherhood leader collapsed after court session

US president wants Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to do more to stop flow of migrants

Big Four firm reaches settlement with SEC after being charged with ‘ethical failures’

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US supermarket retailer working to compete with ecommerce rivals

US deal puts new barriers in the way of migrants making dangerous journey

Venture is latest move in race between pharmaceutical groups for oncology businesses

Lobby group warns tariffs could cost economy $1tn over next decade

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Today’s start-ups and urban projects hint at the future of urban mobility

APG boss advising on Netherlands controversy is shocked by public’s lack of trust

While MBAs struggle, financial training is adapting and thriving among uncertain market conditions

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Prospect of currency-supportive interest rate rises from Bank of England fades

Move opens path to cheaper funding for ‘primary dealer’ lenders

Technology

Special Report Global Brands

AI to electric engines meld with internet infrastructure to open new possibilities

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Special Report Global Brands

Successful brands must provide meaningful connections and innovate with a clear purpose

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Special Report Global Brands

Online businesses looking to grow are competing for modern customers’ hearts

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