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Markets had seen removal of pledge as step towards tapering 2018 asset purchases

Documents signed with Rosneft’s Sechin signed while Tillerson was chief executive

Tensions escalate after activist’s arrest as foreign minister says country is unsafe

Cautious stance on migration could be warning sign on eurozone economic policy

The gap between rich and poor nations narrows as the sources of dynamism in high-income economies slow, writes Martin Wolf

Analysis Brexit

All roads lead to precocious 42-year-old with string of demanding jobs

US tech companies revive the 19th-century concept of providing homes and amenities for workers

US senator’s absence from Congress comes as Republicans struggle to pass healthcare bill

Companies whose CEOs met the president had an apparent stock market boost, researchers find

Insurgents fear Trump will cut US funding to opposition forces

No action against Carsten Kengeter means he can focus on other challenges at the exchange

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Hubbard, Taylor and Warsh in running to replace Yellen at helm of central bank

Three start-ups in autonomous vehicles and farming garner $473m from Japanese group

CBO estimate of affect of Republican healthcare dismantling comes as confusion grows

CSX will not buy locomotives to haul the fuel despite Trump pledge to revive industry

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Market interprets dovish tone from president of ECB

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More licences are granted for office hits — but ‘Metal Mondays’ are not for everyone

US tech companies revive the 19th-century concept of providing homes and amenities for workers

A biography of Claude Shannon invites us to celebrate the Midwestern mathematician’s pioneering work on binary code

Markets News

Wall Street at fresh record highs in opening trade

Ninth consecutive day of gains pushes S&P 500 IT index into virgin territory

Aussie climbs to 25-month high as investors seek out higher yields

Technology

The S&P Tech index has surpassed its previous high, driven by very different stocks

Telecom equipment maker somehow bucks the slowdown in China’s smartphone market

Home services division hit by lack of big promotions from energy companies

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