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Employers fight for staff as ratio of open jobs to applicants reaches 43-year high

Anti-Trump, pro-EU speech was designed equally for domestic consumption

President says political support is strong enough to pass key pension reform

Sentiment index misses expectations on weaker services and retail outlook

Chancellor’s speech was irresponsible and risks becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy

Don McGahn moonlighted as a guitarist until President tapped election expert

Asset managers are pushing so-called ‘smart beta’ ETFs

Course set by IAG boss ‘Slasher’ Walsh lands Cruz in the hot seat

Tougher bank regulator unsettles investors and sharpens fears over financial system

Clinical trial results have the potential to move drugmakers’ share prices

Bidders vye for site crucial to cut reliance on China for elements used in electronics

US News

President suggests White House leaks may be fabricated by US news outlets 

‘FAANGtastic five’ fuel sector surge of more than 20% to eclipse S&P 500

Analysis Americas

Poll in country’s biggest state takes place against backdrop of corruption and crime

Right-hand man to President Carter from Iran hostage crisis to Salt Two arms treaty 

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‘FAANGtastic five’ fuel sector surge of more than 20% to eclipse S&P 500

Kasper Rorsted has buoyed sportswear group but online and US challenges lie ahead

Ruben Östlund’s wry comedy-drama takes top prize in year dominated by middle-class crises

Markets News

Stocks track dip in US futures as London and Wall St return to fold

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Asset managers are pushing so-called ‘smart beta’ ETFs

Rally for UK government debt comes as UK election campaign hots up

Technology

Ageing and complex IT systems could scupper demand for overhaul within a year

The ‘winner takes all’ business model is not the best match for our digital futures

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