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Central bank leaves rates unchanged and will continue bond purchase programme

Airline acts to repair its reputation after violent removal of passenger

Analysis Oil

Rising US shale oil production is squeezing demand for three and four-year oil futures contracts

Fast and Furious and Fifty Shades sequels help cable giant’s Universal to strong start

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Analysis Technology

Magnificent nerds and their new electric flying machines face battery-life problems

Instant Insight Andrew Hill

Airlines just need to give staff scope to tackle customer crises, writes Andrew Hill

Among the biggest holes is how the proposed cuts would be paid for

Cryan says lender must set its sights higher despite profits beating expectations

German chancellor delivers tough message ahead of EU-27 leaders’ summit

Three proposals will go to a vote at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting

Government accused of making ‘cheap political points’ ahead of elections

US News

Profits hit by higher commodity costs and unfavourable exchange rates

New capabilities for Alexa voice assistant may raise privacy concerns

Malicious software used to target financial services, healthcare and public sector

Republican dynasties locked in $1bn battle to acquire baseball team

Opinion

‘We liberals can be maddeningly smug (though less so since 2016). That in itself doesn’t invalidate liberal policies’

Highlights

Former Farc hostage has turned her experience into lessons for unhappy executives

Control of party branches critical as ruling party gears up for leadership contest

Resource companies are again making money, and promising to ‘learn the lessons’ of a boom that left them drowning in debt

Markets News

Clampdown on shadow banking practices pushes up borrowing costs

Analysis Oil

Rising US shale oil production is squeezing demand for three and four-year oil futures contracts

Mexican peso and Canadian dollar strengthen after White House agrees not to axe Nafta

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Technology

South Korean smartphone maker’s resistance to splitting itself apart is a good call

Vision for networks business is taking a long time to download

Switch is fastest-selling machine in Japanese video game company’s history

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