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Lisbon plans lowest deficit in four decades while Rome challenges EU’s strictures

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President receives briefing as Turkish and Saudi experts conclude forensic search

Both wings of EU debate denounce idea despite supportive remarks by Merkel

Tech-heavy Nasdaq loses more than 2% while small-caps re-enter correction territory

The author Joan C Williams on how to behave in the workplace — and the role of class in the anti-#MeToo backlash

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Cult cryptocurrency is down 70% this year but still loved by enthusiasts

Activist fund decries board’s ‘failed leadership’ in fight with founder’s descendants

Push comes as large groups try to adapt to digital era with flexible work spaces

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The currency dropped on Thursday to its lowest level since the start of 2017

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Political bickering over which country is most to blame undermines foreign policy

New division being developed in Chicago would provide waiters and guards

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Chemicals group recasts over-optimistic merger outlook

President has warned he will cut aid if ‘human caravan’ is not stopped

Deal will lift assets under management to $1.2tn

Industry has benefited as investors have sought returns in low-rate environment

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The pictographer who produced the first symbols frets the magic formula is being lost

After initially getting the creeps, FT correspondent Robin Wigglesworth discovered the city’s charms

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MIT Sloan professor Zeynep Ton’s good jobs strategy wins over Walmart

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Oil and gold prices continue to climb amid broader market uncertainty

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Start-ups put off by HKEX’s lengthy IPO vetting procedures and stricter scrutiny

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The currency dropped on Thursday to its lowest level since the start of 2017

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California-based group acquires 3 per cent stake in UK sequencing company

Push comes as large groups try to adapt to digital era with flexible work spaces

Start-ups put off by HKEX’s lengthy IPO vetting procedures and stricter scrutiny

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