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Italian bonds rally after Rome agrees to delay spending measures to narrow deficit

Swiss initiative has US approval and rivals EU plan to bypass sanctions

US president urges central bank to call off planned increase on Wednesday

Dismal performance casts shadow over efforts to prod people to shift savings into equities

Social media and globalisation are turning private celebrations into aspirational events

Falling prices and rising costs mean finding efficiencies is key to riding out the storm

Move comes as revelations raise questions about how group safeguards user information

Analysis Brexit

Commission seeks to avoid worst cliff edges but proposals fall short of Brexiter hopes

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Move is first to target individuals in vast money laundering scandal

Former banker will remain a board member and adviser to the blockchain start-up

US bank’s global head of forex prime brokerage is out after currency debacle

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Trump tells reporters ‘too early to say’ if deal can be reached before Friday deadline

Robust expansion makes a rate rise likely even as the 2019 forecast grows murkier

Investors no longer see market correction as a temporary dislocation

Deal with NY attorney-general comes as judge rebukes ex-aide for crimes in the White House

Opinion

We are witnessing an upsurge of the most malign forms of this powerful social force

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Beth Comstock’s management lessons have been learnt from a career forged at General Electric

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Markets News

Italian bonds rally sharply on budget breakthrough; China equities fall

Uncertainty over the UK’s departure from the EU means a single forecast is impossible

US bank’s global head of forex prime brokerage is out after currency debacle

Technology

Founder says Alibaba-backed Mobike rival is facing ‘immense cash flow pressure’

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Chinese group alleged to be behind years-long cyber attack

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