PM predicts difficult days ahead after ‘impassioned’ cabinet meeting backs deal

Ride-hailing company is pushing to diversify ahead of blockbuster IPO next year

British retailer relinquishes share of Ivy Park fashion label following abuse allegations

Private company aims to raise up to $800m in return to public markets

Investor increases his giant bet on the US financial sector

Beijing uses monetary easing, fiscal stimulus and weaker currency to support growth

Miners want to tap subsea cobalt deposits for green technologies, but environmentalists worry

Shadow hangs over Malmstrom and Lighthizer’s Washington talks

Parent company L Brands to officially announce departure on Monday

Forecast of cold December raises concerns shale production can keep up with demand

Far-right president-elect casts aspersions over communist country’s health professionals

Crystal City’s claim to be an innovation hub hinges on proximity to defence department

US News

Local politicians object to subsidies used to lure online retailer to their borough

Shares plunge again as utility says its insurance may not cover the full damages

Postmates joins pair in pilot programme to transport everyday goods

Legal challenges have delayed construction while prices have plummeted in Alberta

Opinion

Banks and consultants are tarnished by doing deals for foreign governments they should avoid

Highlights

Communist party keen to control business news as growth slows and discontent simmers

John Carreyrou, winner of the FT/McKinsey Business Book Award, talks about Bad Blood

Campaigners call for more oversight of use of middlemen in energy deals

Markets News

Pound flat after UK cabinet approval of Brexit deal

Key measures that can reveal financial stress as conditions become less favourable

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Increasing use of benchmarks in ethical and fixed-income investing drives the growth

Technology

Ten individuals changing the way business is done by integrating people, processes and data

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Ramifications of this back-office revolution will be felt across organisations everywhere

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Accountancy firms are using technology to muscle in on traditional law firm territory

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