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Billionaire ex-leader joins Argentina’s Macri as another businessman-turned-president

Russian and US leaders demonstrate co-operation in second phone call in four days

Study shows scale of struggle by streaming service to catch up to industry leader 

President’s national security strategy to highlight frustration over trade concerns

As the region heads to the polls, its rift with central government remains deep. But there is optimism moderates can help heal the wounds

Many high-profile men who admit abuse make “me-pologies” that are all about them

Presidential transition team lawyer claims special counsel unlawfully obtained private emails

Regulators block more fundraising deals in 2017 than in previous four years combined

Swedish flat-pack retailer in spotlight over complex Dutch tax scheme

Contest to replace Zuma as leader of South Africa’s ruling party is too close to call

String of catastrophes expected to drive insurance prices higher

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Bob Wilmers grew M & T Bank over 34 years from a ‘little bank in Buffalo’ to $120bn institution

Company alleged to have used network of CIA-trained operatives to gather intelligence

Challenge passes to Jim Foote to undertake overhaul of largest US railway operator

Activist fund loses patience with US exploration company over poor returns


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Figures will show how UK economy has fared since the Brexit vote

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With the sale of most of his company to Disney, the media tycoon is going back to his roots in news

Limiting access to mobiles and social media a matter of public health, says minister

Guy Dinmore on the frustrations, emotional turmoil and moments of joy that formed their ‘longest goodbye’

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S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq all hit record highs on hopes for Trump tax plan


US dollar, set for another heave, also in focus as is bitcoin futures contract fight

South African currency rallies on growing investor confidence that Ramaphosa will win


Group to open hundreds of cashier-free shops as tech-savvy consumers embrace concept

Study shows scale of struggle by streaming service to catch up to industry leader 

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