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Shares in Irish drugs group jump as Allergan says it is also considering move

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Decade of stagnation leaves Rome trailing in terms of output per head

High Court orders transfer of Farkhad Akhmedov’s £350m yacht

Disappointing sales as new devices fail to offset decline in cigarette smoking

President in waiting represents the possibility of crucial change for younger generation

Analysis Industrials

First-quarter earnings will show how much progress chief is making

Expectations of three or even four hikes this year rise as growth worries persist

Policy aims to boost defence sales and counter competition from Russia and China

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Amount prescribed dropped 12% last year as moves to curb addiction crisis bore fruit

Chancellor signals willingness to compromise after talks with Macron in Berlin

New president wants to create ‘conducive investment climate’ after years of scandal

US News

Attorneys-general redress Trump administration’s scaling back of federal regulator

Conflict-of-interest proposals cheer industry and disappoint fiduciary rule supporters

Filing shows cable group was not offering a payment if deal collapsed

Volatility index jumped in the moments before derivatives contracts were priced

Opinion

Highlights

Thirty years ago, Helen Barrett hoped for a revolution. Could it finally be here?

Robots, sun shields and ‘coral IVF’ used to tackle impact of climate change

Need for reform has left the Caribbean island facing deep uncertainty

Markets News

Market has seen near 50% rally in past year as Opec deal drains excess supply

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Energy stocks continue to rise as Brent tops $74 a barrel

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Three-month correlation of stocks in the S&P 500 index has rocketed to 52%

Technology

Policy aims to boost defence sales and counter competition from Russia and China

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Beijing delay raises fears of $44bn takeover becoming bargaining chip in US trade spat

Inside Business Richard Waters

Regulatory risks will not stop big tech race to give world its first $1tn company

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