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Chinese group says it cannot reach executive in charge of relationship with bankers

‘Family disagreement’ with bond king’s former firm ends with mutual praise

Chancellor’s stance hardens despite UK hopes of pressure from Germany’s car industry

Lawmakers from opposition and government raise concerns over human rights

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The national story is centred around the war against the Nazis rather than the empire

More than 1bn have had their eyes and fingerprints scanned to access state benefits

Giant Motors and JAC Motors aim to cash in on low-cost nation’s booming car market

Companies delayed deals after political wrangling fuelled volatility

UK attempts to force open messaging app in wake of attacks follows failed efforts in US

Trading house and French bank Natixis search for cheaper way to clear transactions

Adam Lerrick has called for a more limited role for the global institutions

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Jim Gianopulos hired to revive a movie studio in dire need of a hit

How the retailer has become one of the biggest recruiters of MBA graduates

Cash flows and capital spending protected even if crude price continues to slide

German group takes top spot as rivals step back in face of scrutiny by regulators

Opinion

Highlights

The tool automates daily digital routines — but it is not always intuitive

Driving to work with Beethoven, Mozart and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

Virtual reality offers new ways to visualise data

Markets News

US dollar steadies while gold slips and oil prices firm

Stocks retreat, US banks slide and dollar index under pressure

White House insists tax reform will be simpler despite defeat sowing seeds of doubts

Technology

More than 1m people have downloaded app in nine months since launch

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The positive research from the underwriters looks bad

Law firm that won similar case against Uber starts process to bring claim

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