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Prime minister says next 7 days ‘are going to be critical’ and uncertainty won’t help

President and state department say administration has not made final determination

Data show that recommendations from proxy advisers ISS and Glass Lewis are rarely followed

Shan Weijian’s Hong Kong-based private equity firm defies US-China trade war worries

Companies awash with cash, but falling crude price means good times may not last

FT Magazine Gillian Tett

‘Etymology can give a startling new perspective on many of the phrases we frequently toss around in business’

Traders and producers struggle as campaign against Tehran sees exports and prices fall

Fire disasters take their place alongside hurricanes as ‘major perils’

Financing could still be tough to agree and faces resistance from other EU members

Demonstrations across the country underline discontent with Macron’s reforms

Jewish Home becomes second party to withdraw support over Hamas ceasefire

Weekend FT

His 1851 survey of hawkers and traders reveals a precursor to today’s thriving street-food scene

‘I’m driven on by the fear of having to get a real job’

How did a young Londoner thrown out of school end up writing a book with Britain’s biggest rap star?

US News

Districts that flipped in the US midterms have more college degrees than average

Democratic contenders acknowledge defeat after more than ten days of counting

Case against WikiLeaks founder accidentally revealed in court filing

Taco Bell latest to have found way to lower debt costs and ease investor access

Opinion

Highlights

Investment drops as momentum fades

The Whitney’s retrospective cuts through the superstar baggage to focus on an artist with a refined eye and pure creative gift

John Carreyrou, winner of the FT/McKinsey Business Book Award, talks about Bad Blood

Markets News

Political uncertainty ripples through UK financial markets as they seek to cover bases 

US chip stocks slide after Nvidia warning; oil prices extend rally

Junk bond sell-off deepens and default insurance costs rise

Technology

Group’s unexpectedly weak sales guidance adds to fears electronics demand could slow

Social network’s COO insists she is fighting to fix fake news and Russian interference

Mike Mackenzie’s daily analysis of what’s moving global markets

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