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Ex-Uber chief looks to expand outside US through acquisitions

US companies struggle to pass on rising labour, transportation and raw materials costs

Office space provider hit by soaring costs and falling occupancy rates

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German fintech group’s shares surge after it says probe by lawyers found ‘no material impact’

By backing the merger, Berlin is likely to consolidate its role in the sector

Rules aim to give artists and publishers more power over internet platforms

Float price to exceed the initial $62 to $68 range, giving a valuation above of $23bn

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Move signals end of ailing 82-year-old leader’s near two decades in power

Move reflects rising fears about opening up sensitive networks to Chinese tech groups

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Losing sleep over a spring leap may soon not be a problem for the EU

Leading Eurosceptic issues warning after MPs vote to take control of EU withdrawal process

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Madrid rebuffs Mexican president’s demand for apology over conquest 500 years ago

Latest move to expand consumer lending pitches the bank into a competitive market

Economists say choice of Stephen Moore is attack on independence of central bank

Acquisition will help burger group customise its menu displays based on differing variables

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His journey from flaxen-haired teen idol to dedicated experimentalist was unparalleled in pop

Death of leftwing politician Marielle Franco focused attention on the growth of militias — to the president’s discomfort

The FT 1000, a list of the region’s fastest growing companies, shows founders are bullish despite headwinds

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Cost of borrowing the currency using swaps surges to highest level in 18 years

The cost and febrile UK politics leave big and small companies wary of hedging currency risk

London-based trader is alleged to have profited from putting in phoney buy orders

Technology

Float price to exceed the initial $62 to $68 range, giving a valuation above of $23bn

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Deal should ease worries about international competition in run-up to IPO

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Uber buys Careem, Bitmain IPO shelved, Travis buys London ‘dark kitchen’

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