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Deleveraging campaign hits infrastructure spending as impact of trade war looms

Pompeo and Mnuchin letter insists on ‘unprecedented financial pressure’ on Tehran

Sportswear brand plans to stop using virgin polyester for all shoes and clothing

Critics say plans deviate from internationally agreed principles

Rising inflation and lower growth pose new problems for monetary policy

Hong Kong-based hedge fund is leading a rebellion at AGM of Mr Kipling-cakemaker

Inflows into exchange traded products fall more than a third to $223bn in first half

New central bank rules ban online financial giants from investing customer funds

Prime minister reveals Trump urged her to ‘sue the EU’ and scrap negotiations

Chief notes ‘tough’ global trade challenges but reaffirms UK investments

Move to build common cause with Europe against Trump trade tariffs

Life & Arts

The San Diego hotel’s guests have included Marilyn Monroe in ‘Some Like It Hot’ — yet it remains delightfully chilled out

Ingeniously conceived, the artist’s latest tour is the fruit of thinking about live performance since his Talking Heads days

The Trump Toronto reveals links between shadowy post-Soviet wealth and a future president

US News

After turbulent Nato summit, Trump launches unprecedented intervention in UK politics

GOP worries about the impact of US trade wars in hard-fought congressional districts

Student protesters trapped under fire from security forces

Central bank gives upbeat assessment of US economy in report to Congress

Opinion

Highlights

Defiant Croats created danger on every attack but were finally undone by youth and flair

Review Music

This year’s concert series began with Vaughan Williams, Holst and a spectacular premiere from Anna Meredith

A timely account of how Beijing is expanding its influence makes for sober reading

Markets News

Xiaomi slumps as mainland exchanges block it from trading via stock connect link

Stock hit as bourses bar trading-link purchases of Hong Kong-listed dual-class shares

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Attention will focus on Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell when he testifies this week

Technology

Rubio slams decision on Chinese telecoms equipment maker amid national security fears

Tesla founder risks serious backlash with unsubstantiated insults

Analysis Technology

Swedish start-up is changing from an entrepreneurial company to an industrial one

Life & Arts