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Vote in breakaway regions raised at closed-door Helsinki talks with Trump

May calls on EU to ‘evolve’ backstop as border comes to dominate talks

Chairman weighs spinning off consumer division after pressure from investors

Traders unnerved by report that Tokyo could adjust quantitative easing programme

Upbringing in rural Russia led to political networking in Trump’s US

The new boss springs from investment banking and vows to get a grip on the trading arm

Regulators, competitors and clients have posed hard questions about firm’s strength

Shares slide further as industrial giant projects disappointing cash flows

Crimson Hexagon under scrutiny for harvesting information to build surveillance tools

Chip deal that appeared to offer easy winnings caught in US-China tensions

Casino tycoon beset by personal and business woes has quit his 24 Australian directorships

US News

Baseball club’s owners approach international investors

Analysis Media

Comcast has surrendered Fox to Disney but the chase for Sky is still on

Fitch Ratings warns that investment by US companies could fall in 2019

Catastrophes cut nearly $1bn from profits at two of the sector’s largest companies

Opinion

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Fears policy will increase risks of housing bubble 

Fed chief has downplayed the significance of a flattening in the US yield curve

Daniel Kalt’s avatar will extend the bank’s services — but can it talk about Brexit?

Markets News

European carmaking stocks tumble, dollar retreats from 12-month high

Global equity funds dedicated to technology amass $20bn so far this year

Currency drops to lowest level in a year against US dollar

Technology

Crimson Hexagon under scrutiny for harvesting information to build surveillance tools

I was too negative when writing about Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google years ago

FT Magazine Mia Levitin

‘The rich cues we’ve evolved to express romantic interest must now be gleaned through texts’

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