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Opportunity from ecommerce and payments is huge, say analysts

Week of June 10 seen as most likely for PM’s formal departure as party leader

Structure would have allowed ex-chairman to set own pay without need for disclosure

Legal scholars say the new charges raise questions about the scope of press freedom

Undercover Economist Tim Harford

Randomness often explains the difference between triumph and failure

PM likely to face mounting pressure to pursue Hindu-centric agenda

Smartphone doctor consultation service puts NHS body under financial pressure

Traders cast doubt over government’s claim loan is fully secured against EU carbon allowances

Company made most of its $3.6bn in revenues last year from creating or licensing content

US asset manager cuts costs as activist Nelson Peltz joins the board

Number is twice the amount culled in final three months of 2018

Brexit

Campaigner tries to bring private prosecution against former foreign secretary over EU cash claim

It is fascinating to compare British and continental assessments of the UK prime minister

The risk of a no-deal Brexit grows as premier’s term draws to an end

UK News

Handling of claims of English test cheating under fire after spending watchdog’s report

Investors welcome the deal which will expand the company’s business outside the UK

Alleged pacts not to compete over anti-nausea drug cost NHS £5m a year, says regulator

Plant set to keep trading but outlook is clouded by deep-rooted problems

Opinion

Highlights

The Art of Persuasion Sam Leith

Daenerys’s speech lost none of its power for being delivered in two fictional languages

MBA teachers and students are helping current and former inmates learn business skills

Rising age of divorcing couples leading to more complex financial settlements

Markets News

EU market participants say poorly-worded rules undermine some key objectives

Recent $20bn sale of US debt could not be explained by typical ebb and flow of Beijing’s holdings

Technology

Deals over cryptocurrency will be meaningless if users lack trust

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Starlink mission aims to create high-speed internet connectivity service

‘Sustainability in the UK housing sector has failed to keep up’

Life & Arts