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Central bank chairman gives bullish testimony but is uncertain of impact of trade war

National intelligence director reiterates accusations of Kremlin election interference

Annual event hit as German and Spanish staff down tools and US site is hit by outages

Analysis Media

US English-language viewership was down by one-third from the 2014 final

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Surging use of mobile payment apps WeChat and Alipay has transformed daily life

Martin Wolf on how the crisis marked the end of a consensus for liberalisation

Uncertain progress is being made towards eliminating wasteful and polluting practice

Fall comes after video streaming service missed its own estimates of user growth

Analysis Technology

Smart speaker maker’s offering comes after investors were burnt following other sector debuts

Pedro Sánchez says corporate tax loopholes will be closed in more redistributive policies

Chief of staff reported to have refused to target children in Gaza

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Buyout group to invest in projects outside North America as majors step back spending

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Gun rights advocate charged with trying to forge ‘back channel’ to Republican leaders

Andy Byford has one of the least enviable jobs in public transport

Hanoi’s new cyber security move attacked as crackdown on free expression

Opinion

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Anti-Semitism claims have left the community polarised and wounded

The Austrian banker held on to his job through a series of crises

Some people think Elon's "pedo guy" tweet was an attempt to draw attention away from his GOP donations.

Markets News

Dollar holds gains as Fed chair reiterates commitment to gradual rate rises

French telecoms taps the market, but investors await more radical plans for group’s debt pile

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Trade war proves to be biggest market concern since euro crisis

Technology

Cashless millennials, robot artists, electric skateboards

Annual event hit as German and Spanish staff down tools and US site is hit by outages

Hanoi’s new cyber security move attacked as crackdown on free expression

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