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Bank breaks silence on political crisis with advert extolling rule of law

French president also warns of ‘very deep crisis of democracy’

Fund backs scrapping age restriction on managing director

Litigation funder says claims in $91m case that it acted improperly are ‘meritless’

Last October, the Ukrainian church broke away from Russia — and triggered the greatest schism in Orthodoxy for centuries

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Remittances are vital for Himalayan nation’s economy but local industry has lagged behind

Government is focused on ensuring a smooth departure but industry remains pessimistic

Wide divergence of views on central bank board included resistance to any action at all

Copenhagen faces a number of difficult questions about its strategy in the Arctic

Israel prime minister seizes on incendiary issue to rally the right

The Japanese group’s buying spree comes just as AB InBev unwinds its own

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Trump administration issues rule to throw out 20-day limit

Start-ups are helping shops offer customers a better choice and experience

Bets against the retailer’s shares rose ahead of blowout earnings

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Billionaire Marc Rowan and his protégé Imran Siddiqui were two of Wall Street’s cleverest dealmakers. But then they fell out

How did it come to this? The Muslim-majority state remains in lockdown after India revoked special rights

We have reached the point in life where we still have Henry V aspirations, but we look like Falstaff

Markets News

Demand for cannabidiol could see the market expand to $20bn in 5 years

Shorting debt is back on the agenda as investors bet global growth fears are overdone

Bets against the retailer’s shares rose ahead of blowout earnings

Technology

Brussels explores rules to give citizens explicit rights over their data

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Washington’s tech sanctions will not halt Beijing’s industrial advance

Start-ups are helping shops offer customers a better choice and experience

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