Prime minister seeks support for draft agreement on EU divorce

Parent L Brands to officially announce departure on Monday

Increasing use of benchmarks in ethical and fixed-income investing drives the growth

Market for crude remains volatile as outlook for demand becomes less certain

Local politicians object to subsidies used to lure online retailer to their borough

Those who know Beijing best are following Trump in agitating for confrontation

Miners want to tap subsea cobalt deposits for green technologies, but environmentalists worry

Crystal City’s claim to be an innovation hub hinges on proximity to defence department

US move turns up heat in campaign to decouple world’s two largest economies

Retail and property sales stutter while credit growth slides to all-time low

Fall in exports to China combines with auto industry problems to hit growth

Netanyahu criticised for agreeing ‘capitulation to terror’ with Hamas

US News

Postmates joins pair in pilot programme to transport everyday goods

First lady says deputy national security adviser ‘no longer deserves’ her post

US trade advisers review auto imports’ threat to national security

US state of Maryland asks judge to declare Matthew Whitaker appointment unlawful

Opinion

Banks and consultants are tarnished by doing deals for foreign governments they should avoid

Highlights

John Carreyrou, winner of the FT/McKinsey Business Book Award, talks about Bad Blood

Campaigners call for more oversight of use of middlemen in energy deals

The Art of Persuasion Sam Leith

After millennia of being silenced and excluded, they are speaking up — and going viral

Markets News

US and European stock markets struggle; pound volatile as Brexit dominates

Increasing use of benchmarks in ethical and fixed-income investing drives the growth

Markets anxious for conclusion of treaty talks to set long-term sterling direction

Technology

Greater exposure of operating performance is long overdue

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Plans to reduce a dependence on gaming make sense

FT Magazine Gillian Tett

‘Etymology can give a startling new perspective on many of the phrases we frequently toss around in business’

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