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May says new referendum would ‘break faith with British people’

December on course to be first month without junk bond sale since Lehman crash

Banks’ earnings hit by worries about China growth, trade wars and Brexit

Investors led by New York state and Church of England demand tougher climate action

The outgoing head of the eurozone banking watchdog had to overcome national antipathy

Companies are drastically reshaping the way they measure people’s abilities

Texas ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional poses dilemma for both parties

New leftist president sticks to surplus target and emphasises moderation in spending

Investors turn negative in spite of bullish Christmas sales forecasts 

Elements of gulag-style system resurrected as Beijing cracks down on ethnic minorities

Chocolatier joins caffeine craze in ambitious bid to increase revenues fivefold

Life & Arts

From a boutique retreat in Nairobi to the streets of downtown Nuuk, FT writers pick their best destinations of the year

Alice Fishburn set herself a challenge for 2018 to only read female authors. Here’s what she discovered

Mid-20th century designers offered bold visions. What changed? 

US News

New president’s plan to make Mexico self-sufficient in fuel is attacked as unrealistic

Pork lobby warns Brussels would get ‘enormous tactical victory’ if issue is excluded

Founder sees promising business in putting communication satellites into low-earth orbit

Wind, rain and snow in some markets threaten to damp rapid growth

Opinion

The reputation of big tech faltered as scandals emerged over the past months with regularity

Highlights

In a series of moving accounts, four people share their experiences of building homes for those in need

As the young migrate to cities, nature is reclaiming villages inhabited only by the old and poor

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Markets News

Investors will also be watching a key China economic conference, the pound and Brexit

The Long View Michael Mackenzie

Fiscal rules and still-loose monetary policy mean the region has to look elsewhere for stimulus

Markets spooked by weak data in China and eurozone; dollar strengthens

Technology

Another Facebook data leak, Starbucks calls an Uber, Branson reaches for stars

The reputation of big tech faltered as scandals emerged over the past months with regularity

Chinese company inks telecoms deals despite security concerns raised by US

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