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Bank will commit to ‘significant’ buyback but amount ‘nowhere near’ analysts’ estimate for next year

Disclosure follows Deloitte revealing about 20 UK partners were fired

Finance chief of the Chinese company to fight extradition request from US

French president offers minimum wage rise, tax-free bonuses and reversal of pension charge

Heating an apartment can cost up to half the average salary — but Habitat for Humanity is helping to fix that

Governor’s exit heightens investors’ concerns about direction of India’s monetary policy

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Preliminary injunction issued after finding that Apple violated two patents

Action throws spotlight on future of company’s chief executive Hiroto Saikawa

Planned closure of social network is being brought forward by four months

Pivot under Donald Trump presents challenge to climate negotiators gathered in Poland

Survey highlights growing concern among communities over rising hostilities

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Analysis Automobiles

More than 1,000 exemption requests await ruling as pain mounts from flagging demand

Companies speed up shipments and shift production to mitigate impact of trade wars

Gun rights activist is accused of trying to infiltrate Republican party

Hedge fund teams up with Siris Capital to acquire provider of tech services

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Highlights

Five years after quitting Nasdaq the technology group is to return to the public markets after a fierce fight over valuation

The coffee chain chief is building a robust company that can outlast any leader

Review Books

Harvard professor’s book holds some uncomfortable truths for the Washington ‘blob’

Markets News

Pound remains under pressure amid fresh Brexit uncertainty while oil prices bounce

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Analysis Currencies

Even hedge funds wary of choosing currency’s direction given the political uncertainty

Rise in price of British government debt underscores investor growth concerns

Technology

Beijing, Brussels, Washington and Silicon Valley have competing visions for the web

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Inside Business Henny Sender

Many first-generation companies that once seemed invincible are beset by problems

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New technologies can unlock the benefits of old information

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