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Social Democrats face crucial decision on whether to negotiate Angela Merkel coalition

Eurozone finance ministers likely to hold off giving Athens a clean bill of health

French president raises chances of halfway-house compromise on access to single market

Rocket Lab blasts satellites into orbit from low-cost New Zealand launch facility

Instant Insight Edward Luce

At several points, Trump and Democrats have struck a deal but he reneged soon afterwards

Special Report Globalisation

Growing discord between Beijing and the west presages a clash of systems

Demand places fresh pressure on the prime minister for a soft Brexit

Deal would combine two of the world’s four largest grain merchants

Online lender’s former chief stood down under fire for workplace culture

Chinese group’s turnover falls 11 per cent on asset sales and credit squeeze

Thousands take to streets in worldwide protest and call for end to discrimination

US News

Moves to trim capital cushions while boosting payouts is worrying, say some observers

Bank’s San Francisco chief would ‘welcome’ opportunity to serve under Jay Powell

Randal Quarles to push for streamlining of bank capital guidelines

Beverage giant, which uses 120bn bottles a year, pledges to step up recycling effort

Opinion

Video Analysis

Daniel Garrahan previews big stories the FT is watching in the week ahead

Highlights

He spent decades at Mugabe’s side, but now he’s leader, what does Emmerson Mnangagwa plan?

The collapse of Carillion has raised questions about whether Britain’s public sector contracts to private companies have reached the end of the road

A pioneer, yet she was more interested in service than feminism

Markets News

ECB bond purchases and the pound’s test of $1.40 versus the dollar also in focus

Market shrugs off shutdown fears to complete longest streak without major reversal

Analysis US Dollar

A rebound would send sure bets into reverse and spark turbulence across markets

Technology

Special Report Technology

Businesses should focus on how technology can bring about incremental changes

Social network will begin testing in US and will look to highlight more local stories

GE break-up; Apple, BP, Detroit auto show and China internet crackdown in the news

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