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Royal decree breaks tradition as social reforms gather pace in kingdom

Fed chair says uncertainty over inflation should slow but not derail rate rises

French leader soft pedals on eurozone reform in speech brimming with proposals

British tech group to enter motor industry at time of intense change

Another shock could be a disaster so the bloc must grasp the chance to find solutions

The president’s attacks on sportspeople divert attention from Puerto Rico’s crisis

Trader warns of oil crunch as rising demand strains supply and Brent nears $60 a barrel

Lawmakers criticise Jay Clayton over commission’s disclosures after system breach

Credit reporting group splits top roles and promises ‘total focus’ on cyber security

Tensions between regional and central government rise ahead of independence vote

New York- based biotech company shares plummet as dementia treatment hopes dashed

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Presidential trip more than a week after hurricane hit devastated island

Futures data suggest hedging is at levels not seen since oil began its slide in 2014

Susan Collins leaves Graham-Cassidy reform plan short of votes to pass Senate

Report highlights stark inequalities as 50m remain in ‘distressed communities’

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Diego Piacentini brings a digital revolution to the Italian government

Extra $30bn could be made if passengers were treated as online consumers, study says

High-speed internet is as essential as water and electricity say farmers

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Early bout of risk aversion fades as focus shifts to Yellen

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Trader warns of oil crunch as rising demand strains supply and Brent nears $60 a barrel

Futures data suggest hedging is at levels not seen since oil began its slide in 2014

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Politics, poor technology and high costs hit A$49bn NBN rollout

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The logistics group’s data are as valuable as its profits

Enlarged holding in lossmaking logistics platform means less transparent accounting

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