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Theresa May says negotiators now have ‘sufficient direction’ to resolve remaining issues

New transparency tool will reveal spending and targeting information

Defence ministry says Igor Korobov had a ‘long and serious’ illness

US automaker’s decision comes as market stalls and electric vehicle competition increases

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Coalition leaders adopt a softer tone as they play a tactical game

Wall Street bank ‘persona non grata’ in Malaysia but China remains strong point

Many participants in Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative are not financially secure

Chinese technology giants are becoming increasingly reliant on M&A activities

Mohammad Javad Zarif challenged over push for compliance with global financial rules

Emerging markets bank has not repurchased any shares since 2002

Ex-Barclays boss is completing purchase of 20% stake in Kepler Cheuvreux

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Recruitment by social network comes as scrutiny of technology groups intensifies

Social network boss defends under-fire second-in-command after intense criticism

CFTC seeks timeframe for action on clean-up of credit default swaps market

Choice of Fed governor Quarles to chair FSB aims to foster Washington’s engagement

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The star on playing three wildly different mothers in Boy Erased, Destroyer and Aquaman — and on being a mother herself

Younger readers are shifting towards authors that look like them, rather than experts

Could the prime minister’s sartorial shape-shifting be an indicator of a shrewd political strategy?

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Euro holds above $1.14 ahead of ECB minutes

Lebara fallout looms large over Dreams attempted Nordic bond sale

Call to raise output coincides with rising concerns among producers about oversupply

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Chinese technology giants are becoming increasingly reliant on M&A activities

Detection systems need to be ‘fit for the future’, urges UK air traffic control body

Voluntary compliance intended to avoid spooking domestic and global tech investors

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