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President in fresh attack on inquiry over Russian interference in 2016 election

G4S-run prison falls short in all the main inspection tests

Survey of fund houses shows half have put contingency plans into action

Payouts jump 12.9% in the second quarter to reach a record $497bn

Scramble to take majority stakes in mainland operations under threat

Asia’s biggest cosmetics group shifts focus to AI and personalised beauty

Bets against the carmaker’s shares have been lucrative since Musk tweeted buyout plan

New Pakistan leader promises to cut spending in effort to tackle crippling national debt

Rome fears withdrawal of QE as costs of Genoa disaster loom

Talks at chancellor’s retreat billed as turning point in Russo-German relations

Price inflation has been a recurring theme of US second-quarter earnings briefings

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Think-tank’s plan would let local authorities buy agricultural land at market value

‘Care ISA’ under consideration to tackle crisis in provision for elderly

Subsidy programme connects 5m homes and businesses

Lib Dems leader attacks ‘tax on productive investment and burden on high streets’

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Once a model of economic development, the country now worries Chinese competition will cause a long-term slowdown

Snapshots from the life of the UN secretary-general and global statesman

Will a bet on digital play revive growth for the toymaker?

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Annual gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole will also be in focus

Turkish lira back under pressure; Italian assets in retreat

Turkish markets have stabilised but appetite for taking a bet is limited

Technology

Threat of fines after commission sees insufficient progress on voluntary action

Bets against the carmaker’s shares have been lucrative since Musk tweeted buyout plan

Google’s searching questions, Facebook’s rule book, smartphone addiction cures

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