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Populist government defies EU target and plans to widen budget deficit to 2.4% of GDP

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Overhaul prompted by string of high profile resignations

Finalising an exit treaty could slip to December because of Irish border row

Streaming group hopes previous stunning subscriber miss was a one-off episode

Mohammed bin Salman faces scrutiny as journalist’s disappearance ends era of western indulgence

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Microsoft co-founder who helped set the world of ubiquitous personal computing in motion

S&P voices concern over ‘titanic credit risks’ amid infrastructure projects boom

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Analysis Industrials

Lawsuit highlights the use of contracts to keep even low-level employees from leaving

Analysis World

The SPD faces hard choices after emerging as the biggest loser from Bavaria’s election

New OMB data show $113bn increase after tax cuts and spending measures

Sharp divide opens with Google over $10bn Pentagon cloud computing contract

US News

Journalist’s disappearance roils Hollywood months after warm welcome for crown prince

Activist renews rivalry with claim that PC group undervalues tracking stock by $11bn

A $350m gift from Blackstone’s Stephen Schwarzman will help fund new building

With 68,000 jobs on the line retailer urges creditors not to throw it in ‘dustbin of history’

Opinion

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Companies are on a roll but it remains to be seen whether policymakers have done enough to ensure long-term growth

The FT’s exclusive list of the top-100 courses worldwide

As the European patent on AbbVie’s Humira expires, biosimilars are ready to target $20bn market

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Analysis Oil

Riyadh’s resolve to keep output high may weaken should relations with Washington worsen

Finance industry establishment splits between lovers and haters of digital currencies

Mood wary after late Wall Street sell-off while Italian assets rally on budget agreement

Technology

New regulations ban offshore storage of information from transactions

Companies gird for economic slowdown with strong balance sheets and top canteens

Streaming group hopes previous stunning subscriber miss was a one-off episode

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