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President has ‘second thoughts’ about trade war, then White House restates commitment to tariffs

Officials look to ease burden on struggling members by softening debt reduction goals

Companies face pressure to repay borrowings on structured finance products

Tension returns to the financial centre after a lull in violent clashes

Populations of Paris and New York City decline while immigration sustains London

Huazhu chairman’s early mistakes helped him make better decisions in new ventures

Owners say platforms such as Zomato are demanding unsustainably low prices

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Digital-only model appeals as country accounts for a fifth of Dutch group’s growth

Brussels insists a backstop solution is ‘fairly and squarely’ up to Britain

Zarif arrived after Trump clashed with leaders over Iran and Russia

German central banker sees no reason to panic over slowdown in Europe’s biggest economy

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Oxfam wants us to give up shopping for a month. Stella Tennant has taken the pledge. Will you?

Taming trolls, free speech — and marriage to Serena Williams

US News

President fires insults at central bank chief as Jackson Hole gathering gets underway

Development comes as rival WeWork prepares for stock market listing

Brazil’s president seeks to ease international pressure as leaders gather for G7 summit

The former Trump official has helped the bank get close to Saudi Arabia

Opinion

Highlights

Chief Mark Read signals return of M&A after divestments in wake of Sorrell departure

Japanese companies have limited experience of alternative dispute resolution

Last October, the Ukrainian church broke away from Russia — and triggered the greatest schism in Orthodoxy for centuries

Markets News

The Long View Michael Mackenzie

As coupons shrivel and investors rely on rising prices, bonds are becoming stock-like

Country’s ruling coalition may have fallen apart, but its government bonds rallied last week

Market Questions is the FT’s guide to the week ahead

Technology

Fate of Laundroid robot is a sobering lesson in how not to back entrepreneurs

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After decades as the world’s coolest place to work, Silicon Valley has an image problem

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Using workers as a prop to promote company interests is bound to backfire

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