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High-profile court battle ends before jury could decide on alleged accounting errors


Detroit carmaker ramps up investments in new technology including driverless cars

Italian group first foreign company to find reserves since country’s energy reforms

Third contract extension as media company continues search for successor

State-backed bank aims to make £750m of cost savings this year and £2bn by 2020

Financial Conduct Authority is re-examining £7.3bn fundraising bank undertook in 2008

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Big-hitters turn up at the Bank of England for ill-timed conference on standards


Retailer positions itself as a brand that does not compete with the high street

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Tech giant likely to accelerate growth of ecommerce but local rivals will fight back


Analysts express doubts about Chinese trader’s proposal to create big overseas arm

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A divergence has opened up between stocks in insurers and hospital operators

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