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Euro falls after ECB bond-buying hint triggers US accusation of currency manipulation

International Airways Group’s order is vote of confidence after deadly crashes

US president vows to maintain his America First policy and focus on illegal immigration

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US president’s comments suggest no rush to secure an agreement with China

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His first government did important things, but they were not transformative

Opening film cancelled at last minute due to historical sensitivities

Rory Stewart gains in race to succeed Theresa May as Dominic Raab eliminated

Swiss bank capitalised on Washington-Beijing tension before analyst’s note on pigs

Germany’s biggest lender plans to shift €50bn of unwanted assets into a ‘bad bank’

Tech company says donation could lead to 20,000 new homes over the next decade

Highbridge shifts focus to corporate debt investing, telling investors they can redeem

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Former Boeing executive withdraws name from consideration as US defence secretary

Decision boosts struggling energy sector but angers environmentalists and indigenous leaders

US and Asian stocks rally on hopes of easing trade tensions with China

Trump’s trade representative tells Senate America has to be ‘realistic’ about its allies

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Rising interest in China-linked futures comes as Beijing gradually opens up market

Work chat app wants to integrate thousands of business software services

Special Report Global Brands

Successful brands must provide meaningful connections and innovate with a clear purpose

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Scheduled run-off of MBS portfolio could clash with Fed moves to lower interest rates

China’s CSI gains 2.1% while Hong Kong rallies 2.3% on track for best day this year

Analysts fret about losses if commercial property sector stumbles+

Technology

Machine learning can be used to create weapons, ‘deepfakes’ and biased systems

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Social network quietly assembled a crypto team and courted partners for more than a year

The Art of Persuasion Sam Leith

The Apple chief drew on the co-founder’s celebrated address to students in 2005

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