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Backers of levy on assets of top 0.1% include Chris Hughes and George Soros

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New York-based hedge fund group expands in Shanghai

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Expected rate cut by Federal Reserve eases growth concerns and props up risky debt

Beijing hopes to be mobile internet superpower after issuing commercial licences

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Justices find that century-old prohibition violated constitutional right to free speech

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US drinks maker and Chinese milk group in one of sport’s biggest corporate sponsorships

International talks may be only way to break impasse

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Group’s founders want Australian city to challenge New York and London

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New York-based hedge fund group expands in Shanghai

London subsidiary of France’s Natixis left with €500m exposure as it tries to staunch outflows

Expected rate cut by Federal Reserve eases growth concerns and props up risky debt

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Privacy and regulatory questions still loom over ambitious blueprint

Deal will create a group with revenues of €17bn and more than 250,000 employees

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