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Italian bonds and equities under pressure as investors take fright

Tebas says proposals would decimate leagues and bring ‘food now and hunger tomorrow’

Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne fears accord might spur ‘competitive distortions’ for Europe

Negative returns reflect rising interest rates and issuance by weaker borrowers

Facebook founder faces European Parliament over data protection and election meddling

One year on, the Muslim community from where the bomber came is fighting extremism

As market grows so do concerns about credit quality and lender protections

Analysis Oil

Industry pushing to improve returns as it rebounds from a long downturn

Analysis Banks

Victory in SFO case relating to 2008 fundraising caps a good quarter for chief Staley

Critics say real purpose of demands is to achieve regime change

Bipartisan support for bill that would review the taking of stakes in start-ups 

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President asked DoJ to investigate whether election campaign was improperly surveilled

Analysis Oil

US ponders further sanctions against Venezuela after election criticised as a sham

Carmaker’s share price has barely budged in the chief executive’s first year at the helm

Flagship auctions beat estimates even as bidding thins out at top end of market

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A hard-headed realpolitik now governs the battle for influence between China, the US and India

Contests offer MBA students more lucrative prizes than ever before

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Italian 10-year yields stay near 2.4%, highest for more than a year, oil over $79

Negative returns reflect rising interest rates and issuance by weaker borrowers

Heavy trading as populist parties recommend little-known academic as PM

Technology

Company buys controlling stake in EMI Music for $2.3bn as new CEO makes his mark

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Facebook founder faces European Parliament over data protection and election meddling

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