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Fiery populist’s comeback threatens to split opposition vote in legislative mid-terms

Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza to be wound down

As Apple’s smartphone turns 10, the company’s former execs reminisce

Doha calls ‘illegal blockade’ unreasonable and nothing to do with fighting terror

Side deals struck with the gas-rich state in 2008 have put the bank and four former executives on trial

The country is not in recession but living standards are down and voters are angry

‘Prince of youth’ is now the most powerful man in the world’s top oil exporter

Zhou Xiaochuan set to stand down after 15 years at helm of People’s Bank of China

All 34 site samples fail combustibility tests after Grenfell Tower disaster

Rich find their planes are hard to sell because of a glut created a decade ago

Medicaid cuts are delayed in the Senate bill but analysts see long-term threat

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Chopper shuttle services tap high-end market after demand from offshore platforms falls

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Investor has lent money to a troubled mortgage lender but real estate worries persist

Asset managers insist the regulator’s proposed changes will hurt savers

Trade body prepares to sue Dutch brewer over content of Desperados brand

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In an era of looser networks and job-hopping, GE’s painstaking method of selecting its new CEO is becoming the exception

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Traders have built up short positions and may yet force cartel to make bigger cuts

China’s CSI 300 index jumps to 18-month high

Looming start of bond trading link will rival in significance the equities index inclusion

Technology

The Top Line Brooke Masters

$3.3bn pool of red ink leaves little time to fret about abrasive former boss

Disappointing results for company refashioned as software and services group

Move reflects technology group’s shift to focus more on corporate customers

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