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Chief Sergio Ermotti considers ‘strategic or tactical’ measures to respond to climate

Democrats hope testimony will increase public pressure for impeachment of Donald Trump

Seoul confirms its air force scrambled fighter jets after violation of its airspace

Beijing’s goal-setting skews results and encourages pointless projects, say analysts

The boozy corporate party may be endangered after #MeToo and the rise of non-drinkers

Likely prime minister expected to put Tories on election footing

Futurewei hit by Washington’s trade blacklist on Chinese telecom giant

Wyelands filings raise questions about how lender deploys savers’ deposits

New Delhi rebuffs claims by US president that Narendra Modi asked for help in dispute

Industrial weakness prompts employers to try to head off greater trouble

Politician riding high in polls echoes president with ‘neither left nor right’ message

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He became the scourge of the Mob and white-collar crime in New York

The Fed chair is expected to preside over the first US rate cut since the financial crisis

FTC says credit reporting agency ‘failed to take basic steps’ to prevent hack that hit 147m people

Once reliable source of blue-collar employment cuts back as wider labour market booms

Opinion

Highlights

Unlike other sectors, agriculture both emits and stores greenhouse gas 

Roger Faligot’s history of spying in the Chinese Communist party highlights the turbocharged growth in the nation’s intelligence services

A tale of whistle-blowers, shape-shifters and a company aggressively under the radar

Markets News

Analysts fear small businesses could be entering deals they may later regret

Weakness in financial services is skewing bank’s preferred measure of price growth

Technology

Up to $15bn a year could be saved if Japan switched to electronic payments but an ageing population and mistrust are hindering change

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The president met with chief executives from large technology companies

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