Tory Eurosceptics trigger vote of confidence to seize control of EU divorce

US president would act to secure China trade deal as Meng Wanzhou released on bail

Activist investor is seeking higher margins and better governance at French spirits group

Christian Sewing’s ‘new era’ hamstrung by repeated emergence of lender’s past problems

Terror probe launched after gun attack near city’s popular Christmas market

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Social Democrats face battle on distinguishing party from CDU under moderate leader

Investors get cold feet about Mohammed bin Salman’s futuristic city project

Michael Kovrig detained in Beijing after Huawei CFO arrested in Vancouver

Planned EBRD move would contrast with Chinese and other lenders funding fossil fuel projects

Company remains under firm control of chief executive accused of rape

Eurozone reaches milestone after four years but dovish tone will endure as risks mount

Dockless cycle-sharing group owned by Meituan Dianping values division at $100m

US News

US central bank still expected to lift its target range at its meeting next week

Tumult at television network left unaired in first meeting since abuse scandal

Telecom group will take further $2.1bn charge to cover cost of axing 10,000 jobs 

Former lawmakers from both parties warn country ‘entering a dangerous period’

Opinion

Investors such as BlackRock cannot keep quiet and hope that no one will notice them

Highlights

Investors such as Google and Temasek pile into another sector looking for help from technology

One of the world’s most dangerous areas is also one of the fastest-growing markets

Well-known firms trade on their names, but pressure for change is growing

Markets News

Pound up from 20-month low as Theresa May pledges to fight to retain Tory leadership

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T-bill’s climb threatens headwinds for other markets

Eurozone reaches milestone after four years but dovish tone will endure as risks mount

Technology

Canada surrenders to its Bay Area overlords, without a shot being fired.

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Chinese chipmakers’ reliance on foreign equipment has increased

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