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‘Free trade should also be fair trade,’ Malaysian prime minister stresses

US president says country making ‘terrible mistake’ with conditions to free Andrew Brunson

Battle with Tencent for market share in China has erased profitability

Analyst drops valuation to $195 a share on conclusion financing was not ‘secured’

Bitcoin, the original and most valuable crypto, has plummeted from $19,000 to $6,000-$8,000

Country received €289bn of loans over eight years as economy collapsed

Australian prime minister narrowly sees off challenge day after dumping energy policy

Foreign secretary likely to face resistance from Brussels on call to follow US lead

Italian government knew of structure’s weaknesses before collapse but did nothing to limit traffic

International pressure mounts on Berlin to do more to stimulate domestic demand

Beverage and snacks group looks to continue health-conscious strategy for growth

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Spending is up, but concern is growing over credit quality and profitability

London-based portal is backed by Chinese ecommerce group JD.com

Bets against the carmaker’s shares have been lucrative since Musk’s buyout plan tweet

Price inflation has been a recurring theme of US second-quarter earnings briefings

Opinion

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Once a model of economic development, the country now worries Chinese competition will cause a long-term slowdown

A personal memoir of the fake news crisis in British and American journalism

Technology is helping to fight fraud, improve marking systems and support teachers

Markets News

Lira falls after debt rating cuts; dollar eases ahead of Jackson Hole

High-frequency trader aims to take asset management and pension fund clients

Technology

Luxury retailers are meant to be costly, but online aggregator is running at a loss

Analyst drops valuation to $195 a share on conclusion financing was not ‘secured’

Appreciating humour may be vital for future co-operation between humans and machines

Life & Arts