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US president vows to maintain his America First policy and focus on illegal immigration

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International Airways Group’s order is vote of confidence after deadly crashes

US and Asian stocks rally on hopes of easing trade tensions with China

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Rory Stewart gains in race to succeed Theresa May as Dominic Raab eliminated

Swiss bank capitalised on Washington-Beijing tension before analyst’s note on pigs

Germany’s biggest lender plans to shift €50bn of unwanted assets into a ‘bad bank’

Tech company says donation could lead to 20,000 new homes over the next decade

Highbridge shifts focus to corporate debt investing, telling investors they can redeem

Managers rush to take advantage of record investor demand before downturn

Government seeks to defuse territory’s worst political crisis since 1997

Brussels foreign policy chief flies to Washington for talks with Trump aides

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Former Boeing executive withdraws name from consideration as US defence secretary

Decision boosts struggling energy sector but angers environmentalists and indigenous leaders

Trump’s trade representative tells Senate America has to be ‘realistic’ about its allies

Expectations grow that US central bank will move towards monetary easing

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Rising interest in China-linked futures comes as Beijing gradually opens up market

Work chat app wants to integrate thousands of business software services

Special Report Global Brands

Successful brands must provide meaningful connections and innovate with a clear purpose

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Prospect of currency-supportive interest rate rises from Bank of England fades

Economists are split on whether cuts lie ahead but outlooks could change if trade tensions worsen

Donald Trump said he will have ‘extended meeting’ with Xi Jinping at G20 summit

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Forget the hype surrounding Luckin — China much prefers its tea

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A report for the Pentagon warns the US is falling behind China in telecoms

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