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Beijing’s policy moves have left companies that are key to economic output worried

Singaporean group asks for more frequent briefings from emerging markets lender

White House hopes to build support with individual Democrats for deal on wall funding

PM fails to adjust red lines and tells cabinet she will try again to fix Irish backstop

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New chief at centre of storm over bank’s independence a month after taking charge

After snapping up Gatwick, the group is looking to French hubs to boost revenue streams

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Santander’s volte-face on new CEO over €50m of outstanding pay shows how the winds have changed

Ministers kick off nominations with Irish central bank governor seen as continuity candidate

Deal comes amid a slump in the market for high-end London homes

Record profitability is not shared evenly among industry’s leaders and their underlings

Survey shows widening gap in outlook between elites and the rest on eve of Swiss gathering

Ousted Nissan chief proposes posting shares as collateral and surrendering passport

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President’s approval rating slides as parties seek to avoid political fallout

Bureaucrats are queueing at food banks rather than trendy eateries

Agency that oversees mortgage giants discusses an end to government conservatorship

Ambassador’s statement further raises tensions between Beijing and Ottawa

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Stores turn to augmented reality, robots and smart mirrors in battle against Amazon

Understanding Angela Merkel’s would-be successor as chancellor

Credit ratings for several suppliers to the California utility have been cut sharply

Markets News

In the first in a series, regulators fear that looser lending standards for lowly-rated companies could precipitate the next downturn

Specialist consumer-financiers help bridge earnings gap for federal workers

European stocks drift lower after their Asian peers pare gains following growth data

Technology

Is it possible to replicate the human brain? Do we even want to?

Stores turn to augmented reality, robots and smart mirrors in battle against Amazon

Barclays and Santander lead £26m investment into UK-based lender MarketInvoice

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