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Instant Insight Joe Leahy

Without democratic legitimacy, the city’s leaders will always struggle to push through unpopular laws

China brokerage cuts ties with Swiss bank over swine fever remarks

Spat casts shadow over security relationship designed to counter Chinese influence

Celebrities urge voters to reject AfD in town favoured for film sets

Energy minister makes call after attacks on oil tankers in and around the Gulf

New-found popularity is bringing big money, and big risks, into female football

In the face of intense scrutiny and allegations can the country’s clerics restore trust?


Regulators examine prospect of the Big Three becoming the Giant Three

He was the man with the ultimate golden touch but Arki’s group is in jeopardy

Young president tries to revive growth in the face of a refugee crisis from Venezuela

Washington says trip by counter-terrorism head to Chinese region is ‘highly inappropriate’

Boeing and airlines will face communication challenge when plane is certified safe

FT Weekend

Tech entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth is funding a new future for Príncipe

The Armenian president and physicist on Byron, Kim Kardashian — and the new ‘quantum politics’

Fifty years on, it is time to reappraise the audacity and political will behind Apollo 11

US News

Amgen, Merck and Eli Lilly say Trump administration’s move infringes on free speech

New rent-control rules signal an end to a quarter century of domination by big landlords

MIT looks at following Rutgers in severing iFlytek partnership

Greg Hayes defused a political crisis. Now he must sell a mega-merger to a sceptical Wall Street



Older men act as mentors to guide disaffected youths into adulthood and working life

At some institutions, the number of women and minority MBA students has barely shifted

On Wall Street Eric Platt

Takeover offer for iconic group comes after banks turned sour on debt-laden retailers

Markets News

The Long View Michael Mackenzie

One troubling aspect of declining yields is falling inflation expectations

Beyond snapping a slide in oil prices, response of traders has been largely muted


Entrepreneurs say capital has flourished despite lukewarm support from Downing Street

Mike Mackenzie’s daily analysis of what’s moving global markets

Utilities, consumer staples among the S&P’s biggest winners this week

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