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Bonds rally sharply as central bank says it will slow balance sheet reduction from May

President insists talks on trade deal with Beijing ‘coming along nicely’

Search group accused of ‘anti-competitive’ behaviour in online ad market

Conservative allies in European Parliament turn on Hungary’s ruling party

The left may prefer white magic to Donald Trump’s black, but everyone is dabbling

Expectations grow that US central bank will cut rates this year rather than raise them

Judge says government must consider greenhouse gas impact before selling oil leases

Appeal court judges at The Hague extend jail term for former Bosnian-Serb leader

Business Roundtable finds executives are scaling back hiring plans

Crowdfunders face scrutiny over unproven medical treatments

Chief executive Sergio Ermotti imposes cost-saving plans after revenues slump

US News

Commenters discuss solutions for a broken US education system

Populist presidents express mutual admiration and vow to work closely on Venezuela

Brewer reduces influence of 3G and installs ex-Altria boss Martin Barrington as chair

New Stadia service will be available this year but no details given on price

Opinion

Highlights

Where is the best place in the world to lose your property?

Judicious work highlights recurrent patterns of political tension and economic upheaval

With the country in recession, Turkish companies want bold measures to tackle bad debts and restore growth

Markets News

Esma lists thousands of stocks to be traded in the EU if UK departs with no deal

Huge rise in share price of China Ding Yi Feng was enough to rank it in MSCI index

Technology

US tech groups must take more responsibility for websites, says investor group

Financial services groups are set to to move £1tn of assets and 7,000 jobs out of UK

Regulators must keep pace with the innovation in digital money

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