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Merger would create leading gold producer as sector struggles to attract investors

Christine Blasey Ford will this week outline assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh

Beijing protests at sanctions over Russian weapon purchases

Allegation made by former employee of buyout group in newly disclosed documents

Widely expected increase will push key US measure above price rises

Unprecedented rain, heat, landslides and hurricanes show that time is running out

Rouhani heads to UN in bid to rally general assembly against Trump policy

John McDonnell to unveil one of most interventionist policies in a generation

Rental company attempts to see off rivals with expansion into Asia and Latin America

Fast-growing fintech company predicts London’s role as a financial centre could fade

Main battle over rules imposed on merchants begins next year

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Reboot of commercial lending to emerging nations in face of Beijing ‘economic warfare’

Appointment comes at a sensitive time for the fund as it deals with Argentina bailout

Tensions have grown as company has demanded a more conservative approach

November’s midterm elections will not be dominated by trade policy

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In a polarised Greece, classical writers are being weaponised by the right and left

Special Report Impact Investing

A generational shift towards impact investing will test the financial industry’s mettle

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Trump had called for Opec to take action to cool prices near $80 a barrel

More hawkish statement seen helping to arrest weakness in the global reserve currency

Pound on course for biggest one-day fall in nearly a year on fears of no-deal Brexit

Technology

Rental company attempts to see off rivals with expansion into Asia and Latin America

London-based start-up is first European tech ‘unicorn’ to go public since Adyen doubled in price

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