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Talks with private equity groups over a multi-billion dollar acquistion of cladding maker fail

Credit card group limited banks’ ability to ‘shop around’, EU says

Swiss bank’s ‘very poor’ earnings miss analyst expectations and send shares down

Demands raise prospect of stand-off or even new negotiations over trade pact

An employee’s claim has cleared a legal hurdle and comes at a delicate time for the grocery chain

Moscow is building influence on the continent, to the chagrin of former colonial powers

European Commission says without UK deal peace process would be ‘at risk’

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Trade tension with US adds to worries over a slowdown in Chinese economy

Critics say holding shares in companies within the same sector is anti-competitive

New Ford and VW partnership may face strains similar to those at Renault and Nissan

Hashtag #WhatisPeppa viewed more than 1.45bn times on Sina Weibo microblogging platform

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Strength in pharmaceuticals division drives strong fourth-quarter revenues

Tobacco group wary of large investment amid differing regulatory policies worldwide

Diplomats write open letter to Xi Jinping as Ottawa-Beijing dispute escalates

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In a new series, each week an FT journalist will share their recommendations for further reading on a topic in the news

Traditional journalism has suffered but new forms have keen sense of mission

OneWeb set to launch 6 broadband satellites as it races to raise fresh funds

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Sterling reclaims $1.29 after reassuring UK jobs data

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Byzantine debt structures will lead to lengthy, litigious and very costly bankruptcies

New legal filings show US appeal will seek to have rate-rigging verdict overthrown

Technology

Activist hedge fund urges online retailer to sell assets including StubHub and Classifieds portfolio

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Tech titan focuses on enterprise and the cloud after losing a third of its value in 2018

Traditional journalism has suffered but new forms have keen sense of mission

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