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UK and Germany face EU action on ‘dieselgate’

Brussels frustrated by failure to crack down on emissions test cheating

National Grid to sell 61% of gas arm to Sino-Australian group

Deal values distribution division at £13.8bn including debt

Trump picks climate change sceptic to head environmental agency

President-elect signals intent to undo Obama efforts at curbing greenhouse emissions

Five things to look out for at ECB meeting

Pace and timing of QE to be decided in most important gathering for months

Next act of Italian opera in hands of its president

Soft-spoken Sicilian judge Sergio Mattarella takes centre stage after Renzi departs

Spain wakes up to risk posed by long-term joblessness

Plan launched to boost employability in bid to keep economic recovery on track

German group’s bid defence tests EU takeover rules

Braas Monier issues shares to force US buyer to pay more, but is it a ‘poison pill’?

Miners emerge from downturn bruised but determined to be better

Industry mantra is cost control and caution amid windfall of commodities rebound

Supply-side guru Arthur Laffer hails Trump’s tax policy

Former Ronald Reagan acolyte says cuts will lead to economic ‘nirvana’

SoftBank investors cheer Masayoshi Son’s savvy US move

Stock climbs on view that pledge to invest $50bn tightens ties with US administration

US interest rate rises set to expose China’s frailties

The world’s most leveraged corporate sector adds to the country’s vulnerabilities

US news

Trump speaks to Boeing chief on Air Force One replacement costs

‘We’re going to work it out,’ says president-elect but repeats threat to cancel

Judge assails regulator’s lawyers in DRW case

CFTC may struggle to win its first market-manipulation trial since 2008

Hedge funds closures set for worst year since 2008

Investors continue to pull money citing poor performance and fees

Top US bankers look to Trump administration to help big finance

Chief executives raise hopes at conference of lower taxes and lighter regulations

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China forex reserves drop $70bn

Central bank seeks to bolster renminbi

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Renzi's fall weighs on banks

As the political turmoil unfolds, all eyes are on Monte dei Paschi

companies notebook

Future energy in Scottish mountains

How pumped storage boosts renewable power

New York Minute

Italian Job

World markets handle the latest political shock

world

End of Renzi era — View from Rome

Italians reject constitutional changes

world

Italy in crisis: what happens next?

Post-referendum scenarios for Italy

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

Highlights

FT Seasonal Appeal: MSF helps battle drug-resistant TB in India

Charity fights to make medicines more accessible and affordable in developing nations

Bank of Japan’s controversial masterclass in ETF investing

Central bank buying has helped the stock market but angered pension funds

The unlikely coalition that put the brakes on Aids

Steve Silberman on the story of how activists and scientists fought back against a devastating disease

Markets News

Record Wall Street finish fires up bourses

European stocks open higher as attention turns to ECB policy meeting

Bond investors hand Opec a vote of confidence

Relief looms for corporate borrowers as Opec supply cut boosts investors’ mood

European stocks close in on 20% gains from Brexit lows

A weaker euro and rally in bank shares add some sheen to the performance of European stocks

Technology

SoftBank investors cheer Masayoshi Son’s savvy US move

Stock climbs on view that pledge to invest $50bn tightens ties with US administration

Apple on two-year high thanks to iPhone 7

Strong US growth as tech group benefits from Samsung recall

Fitbit snaps up smartwatch pioneer Pebble

Deal aims to boost fitness-tracker maker’s push into healthcare industry

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