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EU leaders call on British MPs to break deadlock over Brexit deal

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Borrowers forced to be more flexible on terms as power shifts to investors

Deal for owner of Venice’s Hotel Cipriani is latest push into ‘experiential’ luxury

Arm-twisting of corporate sector yields spate of pledges over employee bonuses

The Top Line Tom Braithwaite

From Pernod Ricard to AC Milan, the hedge fund has breached traditional defences

The Chinese telecoms magnate is at the centre of the US’s trade war with his country

Consumers emboldened by falling fuel prices to spend more in November

Wind, rain and snow in some markets threaten to damp rapid growth

New president’s plan to make Mexico self-sufficient in fuel is attacked as unrealistic

In developed countries, girls outperform in the classroom. How to close the gap?

Founder sees promising business in putting communication satellites into low-earth orbit

US News

The Dow Transports is seen as a barometer of the economy, but this time may be different

Coffee chain to offer delivery from 2,000 US outlets in bid to counter dimming growth outlook

Investors withdrew $27.7bn over the past week, most since February

Move deals a blow to Christine Lagarde’s efforts to shore up fund’s financial footing

Opinion

Undercover Economist Tim Harford

Political attacks on the Fed, BoE and RBI are a childish abdication of responsibility

Highlights

Alice Fishburn set herself a challenge for 2018 to only read female authors. Here’s what she discovered

In a series of moving accounts, four people share their experiences of building homes for those in need

As the young migrate to cities, nature is reclaiming villages inhabited only by the old and poor

Markets News

Growth fears track trade war impact; pound hit as May’s Brexit rescue bid falters

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Borrowers forced to be more flexible on terms as power shifts to investors

Technology

The Chinese telecoms magnate is at the centre of the US’s trade war with his country

Predicting the death of old technologies is seldom simple — as the vinyl LP renaissance shows

In desperate times investors will pounce on every bit of good news

Life & Arts