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Bank admits to a ‘series of major deficiencies’ in systems at Estonian branch

Li Keqiang’s pro-business pledges come a day after Trump ratchets up trade war

Donald Trump calls Kim Jong Un’s offers ‘very exciting’ but analysts are sceptical

Cécile Kyenge faced abuse when she became minister in previous government

Relative decline and domestic exhaustion create an opening for realpolitik

Analysis US equities

A reclassification of S&P 500 sectors will see likes of Alphabet and Facebook moved

Big Four accountancy firm has faced series of blows in recent months

Trade associations support pushing Beijing to open markets but say tactics ‘ineffective’

Shares climb more than 40% in wake of DEA approval for cannabis product capsule

Investors had expected a $4bn share sale from Chinese tech group

Move hampers Senate hearing on assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee

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Congressional allies of president frustrated over talks amid defiance from Ottawa

Names such as Brevan Howard rebound, but sustained climb unlikely until global economy turns down

Prosecutors submit ‘voluntary request for documents’ over Musk’s take-private plan

Unicorn status reached after latest $300m fundraising

Opinion

The UK and EU are on course for an exit agreement and an orderly process

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A manager’s self-focused agenda can be bad for morale

With so much potential for change looming, three books evaluate the body that nature has left us with

Silicon Valley’s EV start-ups risk being left behind as sub-scale manufacturers

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Sterling bolstered by UK inflation figures

Analysis US equities

A reclassification of S&P 500 sectors will see likes of Alphabet and Facebook moved

Technology

Unicorn status reached after latest $300m fundraising

Watchdog suggests slow removal of harmful content would result in fines

Hedge funds and venture capital firms move into analytics businesses they use themselves

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