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Central bank projections point to further increase in 2019 and 2020

White House draws up hit list of tariffs, investment curbs and tougher visa rules

Drugmaker tops Reckitt Benckiser bid for consumer health business

Deal would end company’s 15-year presence in Indian communications sector

Its chief made the most of a social media titan’s flaws and a university’s research

A guide to managing apps on the social network, deactivating or deleting your account

Wave of consolidation in US and activity in UK, China, Germany and Japan drive market

Chinese internet group signals more investment and acquisitions as net income soars

Britain warns of Putin threats amid signs of European divisions 

Korean group said to have silenced Vietnam employees speaking on factory conditions

Sign that booming US onshore shale regions are still companies' principal focus

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US magazine publisher looks to sale after January’s $2.8bn purchase of media group

Year-long surge puts about $350bn on retailer’s stock market value

Business executive also served as commerce secretary under President Richard Nixon

G20 finance chiefs at annual meeting call for further dialogue and action


The west’s largest taboo is creeping back from the fringes, most remarkably in the US and UK

Video EU tech regulation

New 3% tax estimated to generate around €5bn annually


General-turned-president has stabilised country but critics warn of growing oppression and the rising role of the military

Personal information is the life blood of galleries and auction houses

As populist leaders test the limits of their power, the warnings from historians and political scientists are growing louder

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Hang Seng index gains offset by caution over Tencent’s spending pledge

From 2020 shipowners will have to burn low-sulphur fuels or fit devices to cut pollution

Hawkish overall message as open market committee approves quarter-point increase


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Net-a-Porter offers personal shopping for wealthier clients via WhatsApp

Chief admits mistakes in protecting users after revelations over Cambridge Analytica

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