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Officials look to ease burden on struggling members by softening debt reduction goals

President has ‘second thoughts’ about trade war, then White House restates commitment to tariffs

Firm that manages fortune of billionaire Reimann family wants to expand in pet care

Fate of Laundroid robot is a sobering lesson in how not to back entrepreneurs

Using workers as a prop to promote company interests is bound to backfire

Financial incentives are needed to convince countries to share the migrant burden

Idea of prohibiting the passing on of costs has been gaining political traction in Berlin

Prime minister wants America to open up its market to UK companies

Hedge fund limits withdrawal window to once every two years for some clients

New Zealand dairy giant saddled with huge debts after expanding into overseas markets

Concerns rise that environmentally conscious buyers could boycott the county’s produce

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US News

President fires insults at central bank chief as Jackson Hole gathering gets underway

Development comes as rival WeWork prepares for stock market listing

Brazil’s president seeks to ease international pressure as leaders gather for G7 summit

The former Trump official has helped the bank get close to Saudi Arabia

Opinion

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Chief Mark Read signals return of M&A after divestments in wake of Sorrell departure

Japanese companies have limited experience of alternative dispute resolution

Last October, the Ukrainian church broke away from Russia — and triggered the greatest schism in Orthodoxy for centuries

Markets News

The Long View Michael Mackenzie

As coupons shrivel and investors rely on rising prices, bonds are becoming stock-like

Chinese currency on track for its worst month since it moved to a managed float in 2005

Country’s ruling coalition may have fallen apart, but its government bonds rallied last week

Technology

Criticised for being slow, consumer goods groups are using new technologies to fend off challengers

Fate of Laundroid robot is a sobering lesson in how not to back entrepreneurs

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