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Prospect of complete breakdown increases after tense Raab-Barnier meeting

Oil prices firm amid clash between Washington and Riyadh over missing journalist

Election result raises doubts over whether the German chancellor can survive

Four groups planning to build European rival to Tesla’s ‘gigafactory’

The CSU’s heavy losses in Bavaria speak to political fragmentation

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Executives at US lender ‘hunker down’ after missing out on booming M&A market

Listing of Spanish company was set to be biggest in sector since Rosneft 12 years ago

Marcel van Poecke is contributing to group’s $4bn international energy fund

Monday deadline to submit spending plan highlights a pact more honoured in the breach

Founder says he runs world’s ‘most advanced hotel system’ but analysts warn on expansion

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Tech leaders at loggerheads over tax to help those sleeping on San Francisco streets

Tie-up combines two of the biggest providers of defence technology in the US

Analysis Millennials

Vestiges of older generations are being erased for a new era of city workers

Heidi Heitkamp’s vote against Supreme Court nomination sets up key election battleground

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Companies are on a roll but it remains to be whether policymakers done enough to ensure long-term growth

As the European patent on AbbVie’s Humira expires, biosimilars are ready to target $20bn market

Entering the light at the end of life may have to wait a bit longer as science is creating possible ‘transhumanism’

Markets News

Trade fears set jittery tone for China, futures point to further Wall Street declines

World’s largest hedge fund expects market turbulence as economy begins to cool

Technology

Entering the light at the end of life may have to wait a bit longer as science is creating possible ‘transhumanism’

The scandal that engulfed Facebook is forcing managers to look more closely at risks

Founder says he runs world’s ‘most advanced hotel system’ but analysts warn on expansion

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