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Strong reading comes despite prolonged government shutdown and trade tensions

UK retailer uses CVA to reduce debt and return company to profitability

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Investment trust has disappointed since launch on the back of bad bets

Relations sink to new low after double snub to French carmaker

Free markets, free trade and personal freedoms no longer come as a packaged deal

Party conference set for fiery debate on post-separation currency proposal

Metro Bank chairman has shaken up sector while insisting on getting his own way

Associates of spice trader brothers baffled by their quiet radicalisation

Moody’s calculation far lower than industry-backed estimate of up to £90bn

World’s largest listed oil company steps up spending despite disappointing earnings

Companies have clashed over potential links between miner’s chief and a charitable foundation

Brexit

More and more Tory MPs alarmed at the way party is losing support among Leave voters

Ferry group claims it was unfairly excluded from payments to cross-Channel rivals

Hopes fade for any cross-party accord with Labour that would get withdrawal agreement past MPs

UK News

Wheatsheaf head says traditional cattle rearing is ready for innovation

Restrictive rules pose difficulties for many companies, says FSB

Bank says Brexit uncertainty will weigh on revenue in coming months

Opinion

Highlights

The legendary investor on luck, expectations and finding value in an overheated market

Telecoms insiders blame government and industry decisions in 1990s for stymying innovation

The writer’s home is a calm, organised space

Markets News

Collapse in volatility has eerie echoes of the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis

Ride-hailing app could raise up to $9bn and will sell about $500m of stock to PayPal

Technology

Prospectus shows workplace message app is growing fast but still consuming cash

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Dutch company will use western supplier over security concerns relating to Chinese group

Ride-hailing app could raise up to $9bn and will sell about $500m of stock to PayPal

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