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Holiday season to test Walmart’s strategy revamp

Retailer looks to break Amazon’s market-leading grip on ecommerce

Trump puts steel at the heart of industrial policy

Four ways the new president could foster a renaissance in US steel

Italian referendum: 5 things to watch out for

A rejection of Renzi’s measures risks political instability and market turmoil

Iran upholds oil fraud death sentence

Government fears hanging would protect elite behind Babak Zanjani’s sanctions busting

The best restaurants of 2016: Nicholas Lander’s guide

‘Even just a few days spent in New York yields far more enticing restaurants than almost any other city’

Paris: can the City of Love woo the world of finance from London?

A more favourable fiscal regime aims to lure the world of finance from London to a market hit by Hollande’s wealth taxes

Polish pension U-turn alarms economists but cheers voters

Ruling party seen to disregard EU fiscal rules but villagers back retirement reform

Obama blocks Chinese takeover of tech group Aixtron

Presidential order cites evidence the deal could impair US national security

Apple loses key health team executive after less than a year

Yoky Matsuoka’s exit is blow to chief Tim Cook who has made healthcare a priority

Discontent grows louder in Ethiopia as regime fights for survival

Arrest of opposition leader Merera Gudina follows months of anti-government protests

Lib Dem victory will increase Eurosceptics’ fears of Brexit sellout

By-election win seen as backlash against hard departure from EU

Donald Trump

Trump’s wealthy cabinet choices hark back to Gilded Age

Few precedents for collection of billionaires and their lack of government experience

Trump’s dangerous Taiwan gambit

Tweeter-in-chief rewrites the media’s rule book

Trump continues to set the news agenda without the need to hold a press conference

US news

Singapore to ban former Goldman Sachs star banker amid 1MDB probe

Tim Leissner faces sanctions over reference for financier at heart of alleged scandal

Fears ebb of Trump blocking AT&T’s $85bn Time Warner deal

Executives confident deal can pass scrutiny after talks with president-elect’s team

BP gives green light to $9bn Mad Dog 2 Gulf of Mexico project

Development launched even as offshore producers struggle with fall in oil price

Wells Fargo splits chairman and CEO roles after investor pressure

Bank’s decision to amend board structure will add to pressure on US rivals

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Winter magic in the Lake District

Farmer and writer James Rebanks on home

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Thailand's new king

King Vajiralongkorn’s ascent brings new era

House & Home

How to use plants at Christmas

Decorations from florist Shane Connolly

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Terms of the Opec agreement

Saudi Arabia and Gulf allies bear bulk of cuts

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Tony Blair and the battle over Brexit

Tony Blair looks set to wade into the Brexit debate

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Trump's key economic picks

President-elect makes appointments

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Steve Mnuchin picked as US Treasury secretary

A strong dollar and US growth prospects

world

Aleppo struggles under siege

Crisis deepens as 50,000 flee city

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Fidel Castro funeral dilemma

Cuba’s 'Presidente' divides world leaders in death as in life

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China clamps down on capital flight

Restrictions on foreign investment introduced

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Why the Italian referendum matters

Matteo Renzi stakes his tenure on reform result

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South Korean president, Zuma vote

Tuesday's top stories from around the world

Highlights

Lunch with the FT: radical performance artist Marina Abramovic

At 70, the artist — known for cutting her body and reducing strangers to tears — lives every day as a ‘god-present from the sky’

How to be your own investment manager

Build your own portfolio with as little as £10,000

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‘When it’s time to sleep under the bombs, few of us are there’

MSF chief warns fear is undermining international law in treatment of refugees

Markets News

Wall Street hesitant after US jobs report

Dollar and Treasury yields fall while oil extends its rally

Saudi prince’s ambition for life beyond oil forces Opec deal 

More than 2 years of sub-$50 oil hit the economy and threatened diversification plans

Italy’s referendum casts shadow over banks’ bad loans

Poll on constitutional reform makes it awkward for efforts to tackle lenders’ debts

Technology

Apple loses key health team executive after less than a year

Yoky Matsuoka’s exit is blow to chief Tim Cook who has made healthcare a priority

Woodford-backed tech group Allied Minds secures fresh equity

British fund manager injects extra £15m into Boston-based tech group

Obama blocks Chinese takeover of tech group Aixtron

Presidential order cites evidence the deal could impair US national security

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