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Brexit critic and powerful backroom figure at European Commission wins influential post


Report says technology could soon outflank current built-in defence mechanisms

Netherlands set to face opposition over demand for more ‘burden-sharing’ in crises

Predicament over ABLV and Rimsevics reflects unfinished nature of monetary union

Founder Ben Rubin on the lessons learnt from battling Big Tech

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World’s largest hedge fund targets blue-chip companies and Italian banks

Swiss miner and trader benefits from higher commodity prices

Obama-era Dodd-Frank statute still in place but bankers back approach

Poorer eastern European countries could lose infrastructure funding

Former Skadden Arps employee concealed conversation with ex-Trump aide from FBI

White House says Pyongyang cancelled talks with vice-president at last minute

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Treatment has potential for $1bn annual sales but investors fret over dropout rates

Blow to group’s claim that government opposition to Time Warner deal is political

Tweets by advertising vice-president were ‘his own views, not the company’s’

Party believes it can unseat presidential ally Brat on the way to retaking the House


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How a heritage shoemaker carefully assembles classic footwear

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After eight years in the city, an FT correspondent is reluctantly returning to Germany — a decision made easier by Brexit

The internet has vanquished most old record shops but collecting is still popular — and influential

Henry Mance on whether the age of online petitions and cat videos will really change our attitude to animal rights

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Analysis Hedge funds

World’s largest hedge fund targets blue-chip companies and Italian banks

Looming Federal Reserve minutes set tone, dollar holds 5-session high and bourses slip


Expansion of budget deficit viewed as extending a 12-month decline of 11.3%


Pact between Swiss and UK fintech groups creates ‘huge opportunity’ in fragmented market

‘The internet is creating opportunities for some of the world’s least-connected people to improve their lives’

There is a glaring conflict of interest in a payment platform giving users scores

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