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Members’ total sovereign debt has increased from $25tn in 2008 to more than $45tn

Challenging deal prices in court has become risky after latest ruling in Delaware

President hears emotional appeals from survivors to end school attacks

Heavily indebted utilities shore up balance sheets as financing costs increase

Mediaset and Vivendi go to court next week just days before the former prime minister’s party competes in Italian elections

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India has been gripped by the scandal involving billionaire jewellers and state-run institutions

Former drinks company added ‘blockchain’ to its name in December

Any movement invites attack in besieged Damascus suburb as Russia hints at second Aleppo

May’s aim for cabinet unity around ‘Canada plus’ model unlikely to impress Brussels

Announcement follows decision to pay ex-chief Stuart Gulliver $8.5m

UK bank hit by one-off charges as it tries to cheer investors with promises on dividend

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Carmaker finds Raj Nair’s behaviour was ‘inconsistent’ with its code of conduct

Treasury plans ‘Chapter 14’ bankruptcy process to shield taxpayers from bank collapses

Rebuilding at existing location instead of Hudson Yards is big boost for midtown

Minutes from Janet Yellen’s last meeting trigger new bond market sell-off

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Anglo-Dutch group eyes changes to home base after last year’s bid from Kraft Heinz

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The tech group's 241m users there generate just 0.2 per cent of global revenue

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Investment firms turn to the business of buying and leasing planes to help boost returns

Interview Career Change

Emma Jacobs meets a trainee costume designer who spent 30 years in finance

The internet has vanquished most old record shops but collecting is still popular — and influential

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Investors refine rate expectations after policy meeting minutes from Federal Reserve and ECB

Coal exporter taps investor demand for debt tied to environmental projects

Ten-year yields adjusted for inflation have not broken out of long-term range

Technology

Half of UK tech start-up’s revenues are from US, including $5.8m army deal

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Mobile gaming pioneer warns on revenues and profits for 2018

Mobile gaming pioneer shows the pitfalls of going public after profit warning sends shares tumbling

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