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Former vice-president faces big questions over age, gaffes and his behaviour around women

Carmaker indicates readiness to raise outside capital after net loss of $702m in first quarter

Payments group agrees to improve processes as auditor signs off 2018 accounts

Chinese telecoms group explains structure as it denies it is government-funded

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Female candidates still follow rules that their male competitors gleefully ignore

‘Dash for trash’ hurts funds trying to attack what they see as overvalued companies

Workers suspect plot by Washington to undermine Russian oligarch’s GAZ brand

Oil group shies away from hostile specialists in $55bn battle for Anadarko

Weak results add to pressure on chief executive Sergio Ermotti

Central bank dropped a reference to further monetary tightening and disclosed a further fall in its hard currency reserves

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Castello Branco knows Brazil oil group needs to show autonomy to regain investor trust

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Vice-president seeks to rally support for agreement with Canada and Mexico

Debt, stocks and currency knocked as investors take flight on economic upheaval concerns

Social media group says ‘range of loss’ in privacy inquiry could go as high as $5bn

Positive quarter after group came up short of expectations in previous three months

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Combination of tensions with the US and waning investor appetite cools sector

Some believe the longtime friend of Donald Trump has been a poor steward of other people’s capital

With Democrats controlling the House the door to impeach the president has opened

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‘Dash for trash’ hurts funds trying to attack what they see as overvalued companies

Japanese tech group is buying convertible bond that can be repaid in stock

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Chinese telecoms group explains structure as it denies it is government-funded

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Internet giant’s ride-sharing platform also growing quickly after merger

Internet company reported a net profit decline of nearly 50 per cent

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