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Deal marks growing confidence in recovery and is a step nearer to ending bailout programme

Menu overhaul and discounts bring more Americans back into restaurants

More sign of inflation needed alongside regional recovery, says Fund

Higher financial targets are a highlight of the bank’s first investor day since 2008

Protests come against a backdrop of sliding living standards and rising corruption

Owners of contracts designed to insure against default frequently find themselves stymied

Better China sales spur 5% jump in shares on hopes for heavy machinery demand

Nearby states rattled as Moscow conducts exercises on their doorstep with quasi-ally

Shares weaken as analysts question future regulatory impact on its business

Deal marks further sign of consolidation in the luxury fashion sector

Sandell tells bookseller that Amazon’s move into physical stores proves its value


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New economic plan is pitched as an assault on growing corporate power

Supportive markets and robust corporate hiring trump concerns about weak inflation

US group buys health information website WebMD and takes stake in Nature’s Bounty

Rosneft link to Citgo deal hampers Washington efforts to put sanctions on Caracas


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Military, teachers and local authorities up in arms over proposed budget cuts

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Emma Walmsley poised to set out vision for pharma group next week

The travel company CEO sees voice search as the next opportunity for growth

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Chief executive plans online bank this year as French telco revenues are stunted

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Deal marks growing confidence in recovery and is a step nearer to ending bailout programme

Where do we stand 5 years after the ECB head’s famous pledge?

S&P 500 at fresh record, banks set pace as European stocks rebound


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