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Bankers scramble to secure Monte dei Paschi rescue

‘No’ vote in Italy’s reform referendum threatens to derail recapitalisation deal

Shinzo Abe to visit Pearl Harbor in symbol of reconciliation

Prime minister’s visit is first by Japanese leader since attack 75 years ago

Q&A: Next step following Trump’s Taiwan call

More backlash from China may come after US president-elect’s break with history

Xi Jinping to stop off at 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos

First ever attendance by a Chinese president highlights country’s global ambition

Counterfeit US embassy shut down in Ghana

Bogus embassy issued visas, some genuine, as well as false identification documents and birth certificates

US corporate bonds: The weight of debt

Expansion plans are in question after a focus on dividends and share buybacks

FT 2016 European Business School Ranking: UK top but rivals close in

London Business School stays top as continental contenders rise

Brexit ruling was wrong, UK Supreme Court hears

Attorney-general argues constitutional system means Theresa May can trigger process

Sotheby’s creates forensic art unit to detect forgeries

Auction house this year repaid a US buyer £8.4m for a forged Frans Hals painting

Austrian voters push back against far-right populism

Relief from Europe’s mainstream parties with poll seen as anti-establishment test

Cloud computing titans battle for AI supremacy

Amazon boosts artificial intelligence focus as it challenges Microsoft and Google

Assad forces push deeper into rebel-held eastern Aleppo

District encircled by regime forces is rebels’ last big urban stronghold in Syria

US news

Protesters win reprieve over Dakota Access oil pipeline

US Army refuses crucial permit needed for $3.7bn project to be completed

Holiday season to test Walmart’s strategy revamp

Retailer looks to break Amazon’s market-leading grip on ecommerce

Oil

Oil majors line up to bid for Mexican deepwater contracts

Auctions will test investment appetite in Mexico after Trump victory in US

Rampant cheating closes US university exam centres in South Korea

College admission test breaches highlight thriving black market for papers

Opinion

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world

End of Renzi era - View from Rome

Italians reject constitutional changes

Authers Note

Trading on Trump

Can the rally in US stocks that has followed Trump's victory continue?

the week ahead

Nato meeting, Europe tourism

A round-up of the coming week's big stories

Short View

Short term Stock Connect gains for HK

Few international investment in Shenzhen stocks

House & Home

How to use plants at Christmas

Decorations from florist Shane Connolly

Life & Arts

Winter magic in the Lake District

Farmer and writer James Rebanks on home

world

Thailand's new king

King Vajiralongkorn’s ascent brings new era

markets

Terms of the Opec agreement

Saudi Arabia and Gulf allies bear bulk of cuts

FT World

Tony Blair and the battle over Brexit

Tony Blair looks set to wade into the Brexit debate

opinion

Trump's key economic picks

President-elect makes appointments

markets

Steve Mnuchin picked as US Treasury secretary

A strong dollar and US growth prospects

world

Aleppo struggles under siege

Crisis deepens as 50,000 flee city

Highlights

The best books of 2016

FT writers and guests select their must-read titles. Introduction by Lorien Kite

Review: The Untold Story of the Talking Book

Today’s audiobooks owe their existence to early recordings for the blind

Don’t forget the Hong Kong end of the Shenzhen stock link

Inflows from the mainland could reach $29bn a year or more

Markets News

Italy’s No vote sends sovereign debt yields higher

Banks take toll on Milan’s stock index, euro bounces up off lows

US corporate bonds: The weight of debt

Expansion plans are in question after a focus on dividends and share buybacks

No emergency intervention needed in Italy, Dijsselbloem says

Eurogroup chief cites muted market reaction and ‘strong institutions’ in Rome

Technology

Cloud computing titans battle for AI supremacy

Amazon boosts artificial intelligence focus as it challenges Microsoft and Google

BMW confident in spite of new threat from US technology rivals

German carmaker seeks to ramp up sales to fleet services

Moniac machine promises to bring science subjects to life

Keynesian-era exhibit is star of Science Museum’s exhibition

Life & Arts