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Euro area locked in race to beat July deadline

Budget targets anti-poverty programmes, as military and social security sheltered 

PM insists policy ‘unchanged’ but Tory candidates warn issue hitting party hard

Jim Hackett to replace Mark Fields after profit warnings and 40% slide in share price

Investors seize opportunities as government facilities struggle with booming trade

M&A offers a glimmer of hope but closures poised to swell as would-be heirs opt out

Tencent leads as sector looks to change reputation as copycats of western rivals

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Streaming service signs deals with Discovery, Eurosport and ITV

White House does not deny claim that two top officials were asked

S&P credit rating downgrade adds to pressure on Asian commodities trader

Saudi Arabia and Russia signalled a cut extension but some doubt its effectiveness

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Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner resurrect long-forgotten bipartisanship

Companies forced to pay closer attention to arrangements with 401(k) administrators

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Students, musicians and grandparents take turns in ‘themed’ demonstrations 

Veteran manager backs machine learning with investments in CargoMetrics and Numerai

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Princess Mako’s betrothal to commoner shrinks imperial family and highlights gender woes

The soft-drinks maker faces a range of challenges as it seeks to reinvent itself

Overseas applications soar as students seek alternatives to US and UK

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Regional stocks stable but demand is strong for safe-haven gold and yen

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S&P credit rating downgrade adds to pressure on Asian commodities trader

Saudi Arabia and Russia signalled a cut extension but some doubt its effectiveness

Technology

British fintech firm will hold money on deposit across the UK, Europe and US

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Only one in 10 decision makers and just 27% of employees are female, study finds

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Report by Symantec says there is a ‘close connection’ to Lazarus cyber attacks

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