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UK prime minister keen to break deadlock at next month’s EU Council meeting

Fines of billions of euros likely on 8 lenders for allegedly rigging $5.3tn market

Party’s narrow majority makes support from Collins critical to plan’s chances

US group targets North American shale for bulk of its investment spending

Broadcom’s $130bn bid for Qualcomm reflects semiconductor companies’ desire to depend less on smartphones and vie for a foothold in AI

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Communist party wants more influence despite academic freedom guarantees

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Yannis Stournaras denies any wrongdoing over disclosure of Piraeus Bank report

Businesses rush to hire staff and invest in software as privacy regulation looms

Mood of optimism swings to concern in wake of corruption purge

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New York stocks slip on concerns over the passage of tax reform through Congress

Congressional Republicans face a battle reconciling different visions for overhaul

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The great irony of leaving the EU is that Britain will be forced to be more European

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Fears of empty seats and provocation from Pyongyang chill hopes for Pyeongchang 2018

The military intervention was designed to ease Robert Mugabe from power but retain Zanu-PF rule. Now the opposition hopes for a more open system

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China worries, political unrest and US rate tightening are sources of market nerves

Stocks resume downward path but oil prices rally

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Fast-growing bank plans to raise headcount and offer more retail banking services

Singaporean lender says internet-based clients 42% more profitable than regular ones

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