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Some members were ready to announce unwinding of balance sheet in July

Lighthizer says accord has failed as Freeland stresses Ottawa is US’s biggest client

Berkshire Hathaway bid for Oncor may be stymied by Eliott debt holding

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Top policymaker criticises Republican reforms as ‘extremely short-sighted’

Instant Insight Rana Foroohar

Financial Times columnists pick their charts of the credit crisis on the decade anniversary

Republicans cannot disown what the president is doing without repudiating themselves

May tries to assert UK sovereignty while maintaining peace in Northern Ireland

Focus on automating smaller-size trades to cut costs and free up dealers for bigger transactions

Washington frustrated with Chinese reluctance to use leverage on Pyongyang

Scale of challenge becomes clear as policymakers face unwinding assets after decade of stimulus

Dutch paints group to appoint 3 new directors as truce called in takeover battle

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Union leaders and steel industry representative resign over Charlottesville

Focus should be on improving agreement, says chief of agricultural commodities supplier

Pressure mounts on Trump to oust administration’s chief nationalist

Trump faces steep political risks in rebalancing trade between US, Mexico and Canada

Opinion

Smart Money John Authers

Assumption that recent past will continue indefinitely is easy to make and perilous

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Union leaders and steel industry representatives resign over Charlottesville

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Highlights

Freedom means something new in today’s India, from women’s rights to life beyond the city. Five writers reflect on a country’s journey

Victor Lugger and Tigrane Seydoux’s Big Mamma group shakes up city’s restaurant scene

Western governments believe insurance will help deliver relief more effectively. But some fear the policies do not cover the real risks

Markets News

Treasuries and gold rise while Wall Street pares early gains

Yield on special purpose vehicle’s debt nearly doubled

Change in implications for monetary policy provides support for sterling

Technology

Executives faced consumer pressure and reputational risks in wake of Charlottesville

The games and payments group could do much better in advertising revenue

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