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Meeting aims to smooth strategy for reaching deal on UK withdrawal by November

Shareholder group criticises law firm’s investigation of money-laundering case as ‘complete nonsense’

Christian Meissner steps down in wake of loss of market share in M&A

US move comes two months before second set of sanctions on Tehran are reimposed

Facing a government in disarray, the opposition is beset by infighting and controversy over anti-Semitism 

Special Report Women in Business

Australia’s former prime minister is on a mission to tackle challenges to female success

Takeover Panel to hold three-round process on Saturday to end tussle between Fox and Comcast

Companies from the EU, Mexico and Japan could reap comparative advantage

Candidate with background in financial stability chosen as attention is paid to potential hazards 

Central bank takes action against Rana Kapoor following under-reporting of bad loans

Luxury carmaker hopes to emulate stock market success of rival Ferrari

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Rebound fuelled by revenue from fixed income and banking

Analysis US equities

A reclassification of S&P 500 sectors will see likes of Alphabet and Facebook moved

Latest iPhone and rapper’s newest shoe line to vie for ‘sneakerhead’ love

Names such as Brevan Howard rebound, but sustained climb unlikely until global economy turns down

Opinion

Highlights

Late starts, early finishes and cubicles have given way to longer hours in open spaces

2018’s surprise hit shows clamour for quality but industry clampdown casts pall

A manager’s self-focused agenda can be bad for morale

Markets News

Asian stocks reverse early gains, pound advances after signs of progress on Brexit deal

Interview Brexit

‘So far no good’, says billionaire investor on progress for a deal on leaving the EU

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Inside Business Richard Waters

The EU’s move to probe the group even before a complaint was filed is a good sign

Julia Gillard, former Australian prime minister, on resilience in the face of misogyny. Plus: Norway’s gender quota conundrum; peak pay age for women; pros and cons of on-site nurseries; female funders for founders; and what would Wonder Woman do?

Analysis Technology

White paper looks at range of online dangers from fake news to mental health

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