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Sharp rebound for currency after hitting historic lows last week

EU officials and ministers to press US on exemptions ahead of Friday deadline

Investors back well-known figures as they strike out on their own

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Austrian chancellor to bring his iconoclastic spirit to brokering deals in Brussels

Analysis World

Kingdom’s ambitious plans for diversification face challenge of economic reality

The FOMC is not raising its estimate of equilibrium rates despite the fiscal stimulus

Potential deals on energy and agricultural products could hit EU and other US allies

Howard Marks sees risk in groups being pushed into accepting poor terms on deals

Talks raise hopes of meeting between Trump and Kim despite setbacks

Former senator Iván Duque to face off with leftwing rival Gustavo Petro

Poultry producers cull 64m birds due to lack of feed as week-long action continues

Life & Arts

Creatives, investors and chief executives joined the FT this week in Venice to discuss the new rules of business

Emily Howard’s dystopian new opera opens this year’s Aldeburgh Festival. She talks about Britten, maths and invisibility

Founded in 1884, the family company has made paints for James Bond films and Downton Abbey

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Some experts say variable annuities are too complicated and offer a poor deal for consumers 

Stacey Cunningham started on the floor and broke through the glass ceiling

Autonomous vehicle’s sensors failed to recognise woman crossing road with bike

Construction slowdown exacerbates effect of strong demand in the American west

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The IRC head tackles an unprecedented migration crisis, and a Brexit campaign

One broker estimates that 90% of the area’s homes are reduced in price before they can sell

Bet on nightlife venue pays off as Soho House entrepreneur pushes ‘accessible glamour’

Markets News

President meets ex-IMF official to discuss government after eurosceptic finance minister veto

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Political uncertainty in Rome and Madrid have shaken markets

Rise of up to 1m barrels a day expected to fill gap left by Venezuela and Iran

Technology

Green groups ask Chinese smartphone maker to investigate before launching $10bn IPO

GDPR is here, Uber crash report, F1 goes over the top

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