Prime minister tells MPs she does not intend to fight the 2022 general election if she wins

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Italian prime minister makes concessions after meeting with Brussels

President’s ex-fixer guilty of illegal campaign contributions and lying to Congress

Activist investor seeks higher margins and better governance at French spirits group

Trade war double whammy as soyabeans go unsold and tariffs push up cost of metal bins

Ill-fated acquisitions highlight failure of telecoms company moves into content

Investors get cold feet about Mohammed bin Salman’s futuristic city project

Data add to Federal Reserve’s interest rates quandary 

Christian Sewing’s ‘new era’ hamstrung by repeated emergence of lender’s past problems

Move sets up potential clash with other EU states and critics say paves the way for ‘clear interference’

Terror probe launched after gun attack near city’s Christmas market

Company remains under firm control of chief executive accused of rape

US News

US central bank still expected to lift its target range at its meeting next week

Tumult at television network left unaired in first meeting since abuse scandal

Telecom group will take further $2.1bn charge to cover cost of axing 10,000 jobs 

Former lawmakers from both parties warn country ‘entering a dangerous period’

Opinion

Highlights

Top law firms are on a hiring spree for specialists in fraud and regulatory cases

‘Death of value’ predictions were greatly exaggerated

Analysis Brexit

Daily Mail’s ‘about-turn on Brexit’ since editor’s retirement offers glimmer of hope for PM

The Art of Persuasion Sam Leith

Markets News

Dollar slips as core US CPI remains stable; pound rallies before May confidence vote

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Italian prime minister makes concessions after meeting with Brussels

Eurozone reaches milestone after four years but dovish tone will endure as risks mount

Technology

Warburg Pincus' Bill Janeway discusses the dark side of the “three-player game”.

Ecommerce site valued at ‘more than $7bn’ after funding round led by Japanese group

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