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Former executive spearheaded US bank’s push for rules reform last year

Race to secure supplies of key material used in lithium-ion batteries

Secretary of state to meet Enrique Peña Nieto as tensions between nations simmer

Move would mark shift for market that has avoided maturities of longer than 30 years

As Geert Wilders campaigns, Simon Kuper reports from the country’s poorest village

Mobile World Congress set to show how voice AI advances will reshape handset design

Government coffers get boost from record-low unemployment and ultra-cheap debt finance

Hopes for double-digit return on equity at top 12 institutions fail to materialise

Employee of agency in charge of politician’s security arrested for leaking information

Financial groups’ lead in danger as proportion grows more slowly than in rest of corporate America

Saikawa named successor as Ghosn seeks to boost ties with Renault and Mitsubishi

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Probe unearths string of dubious cash buyers in New York, Miami and other cities

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Trump urged to help the near-6,000 small lenders that support grassroots growth

President has previously dismissed global warming as a hoax

Rise of Tea Party of the left challenges Republicans in Congress

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The energy of populist insurgents is about more than flat living standards

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Dollar and Treasury bond yields retreat while gold jumps

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