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Agreement over Chinese telecoms group would ease tensions between economic rivals

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Hedge fund manager calls for strict rules and greater disclosure in letter to Carney

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Victory in SFO case relating to 2008 fundraising caps a good quarter for chief Staley

Tebas says proposals would decimate leagues and bring ‘food now and hunger tomorrow’

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Corruption and the country’s worst-ever recession has devastated mainstream parties

Facebook founder faces European Parliament over data protection and election meddling

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Political novice would leap from academia to steering government in struggling economy

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Industry pushing to improve returns as it rebounds from a long downturn

National Audit Office assesses total outlay for the first time

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Plan to retire voice network in 2025 has far-reaching consequences

UK’s largest building society warns market likely to remain tough for some time

Big Four firm was advising rail project on health of contractor for which it also worked

Vladimir Putin’s spokesman accuses UK of being unfair to Russian executives

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As market grows so do concerns about credit quality and lender protections

A hard-headed realpolitik now governs the battle for influence between China, the US and India

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Wider European bourses lose momentum after solid gains in the US, oil near $80

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Negative returns reflect rising interest rates and issuance by weaker borrowers

As market grows so do concerns about credit quality and lender protections

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Company buys controlling stake in EMI Music for $2.3bn as new CEO makes his mark

Facebook founder faces European Parliament over data protection and election meddling

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