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Allegations involve failure to disclose potential conflicts of interest in three insolvency cases

Strong quarter allays fears about consumer spending after bleak US retail sales data

Veteran senator to focus on $15 minimum wage, Medicare for all and free college

California leads challenge to president’s manoeuvre to secure funding for US-Mexico barrier

Exaggerated fears about growing Chinese power are counter-productive

Two different plans to attack the problem could be combined in a workable compromise

Cartel has moved with allies such as Russia to support prices by tightening supplies

US founder of Moscow-based Baring Vostok was seen as savvy operator

State-owned Adnoc’s deal is part of wider privatisation plan

Carmaker says electric cars and small size of Europe market responsible for shutdown

Bank warns on US-China tensions in first results under chief John Flint 

US News

US president says backers of regime are risking their lives as power struggle looms

Rising sentiment comes amid slide in mortgage rates

Company needs faster hardware for smart digital assistant and real-time video moderation

Some officials think balance sheet reduction programme will end this year

Opinion

Highlights

Dave Cullen’s ‘Parkland’ tells the story of the pupils who formed a gun-reform movement

‘Out of the Gobi’ recalls a harrowing time in China’s recent history

Agriculture risks emissions backlash while alternative meat groups face labelling blocks

Markets News

Strong demand for long-dated debt follows popular deals for Italy, Belgium and Spain

Agricultural lender Norinchukin, burnt a decade ago by debt products, piles back in

Cartel has moved with allies such as Russia to support prices by tightening supplies

Technology

Huawei hits back, Europe’s 5G delay, Echo wall clock

Joint manifesto sets out plans to protect industrial ‘champions’

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