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Forecasts upgraded for 2017, 2018 and 2019, adding to positive mood ahead of Davos gathering

US tax overhaul spurs near-$30bn spree but some warn of bubble amid high valuations

Tech companies to expand workforces as they look to build stronger political ties

Proliferation reflects investor focus on ‘top-down’ analysis of markets

Big names from Coke to Unilever address concerns as customers and governments urge action

Co-head of Gates Foundation says cutting foreign aid is strategic mistake for US

Washington struggles to maintain precarious diplomatic balancing act

Merchants under pressure from shrinking margins amid growing competition

Activist steps up pressure for food group to sell its stake in L’Oréal

$5.6bn deal strengthens core insurance businesses

Chancellor under pressure as senior conservatives rule out renegotiation of coalition deal

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Russian media says shipment contradicts US boasts of energy independence

Investors controlling 15% stake want chief executive removed and Fujifilm JV ended

Private equity-backed Philadelphia Energy Solutions was undone by regulatory changes

Collapsing confidence in Washington erodes faith in business and media  

Opinion

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The FT's Robert Wright asks who is bearing the cost of running services

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Some institutions are more successful at attracting female applicants. What are the secrets to gender balance? 

Big bets on the collapse of the country’s indebted economy have largely failed. Did the hedge funds misread the signs or were they just too early?

High, prolonged levels of stress can cause serious physical and behavioural problems

Markets News

Dollar stays soft while US Treasury prices fall

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Sterling trading at highest since 2016 Brexit vote

Proliferation reflects investor focus on ‘top-down’ analysis of markets

Technology

A sale of the famous US copier company looks to be on the cards 

Investors controlling 15% stake want chief executive removed and Fujifilm JV ended

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