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Chinese fintech’s global future is arriving now

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Financial infrastructure is a strategic asset and regulatory challenge

Gelband finalises largest hedge fund launch ever

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Michael Gelband, the star fixed-income trader who was once seen as heir apparent to Izzy Englander at Millennium Management, has raised more than $8bn for his own fund — which would make it the largest hedge fund debut ever. Mr Gelband,…

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg agrees to have EU hearing live-streamed

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Members of parliament had balked at prospect of closed-door session on use of data

Barclays’ lack of courtroom drama can trim share price discount

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Stock market arbiters likely to insist on fewer ‘haircuts’ to share prices

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Stuart Weitzman’s creative director resigns

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Parent Tapestry says Morelli’s behaviour fell short of standards at times

MPs raise EY’s ‘apparent conflict’ on Carillion and HS2

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Big Four firm was advising rail project on health of contractor for which it also worked

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Think-tank warns on US gas plant investment costs

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Much of $500bn estimate for expenditure could go into alternative energy, claims RMI

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Emotions run high as Grenfell blaze inquiry begins

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Fire at London tower block claimed 72 victims in June 2017

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Spotify chief wins backing of business families for ‘creative Davos’

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Daniel Ek’s tech event gets support from leading corporate figures including Wallenbergs

GE combines transport unit with Wabtec in $11.1bn deal

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Industrials group sells assets to shore up balance sheet and simplify structure

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UK court dismisses charges against Barclays over Qatar deal

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Setback for Serious Fraud Office after years of investigation into fundraising

Ryanair warns on extra costs and Brexit uncertainty

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Airline predicts tough 2019 despite strong rise in passengers and profits

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Ford’s Hackett faces tough test in trying to drive change

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Carmaker’s share price has barely budged in the chief executive’s first year at the helm

Two weeks of art sales bring in $2.8bn haul

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Flagship auctions beat estimates even as bidding thins out at top end of market

US states move to close carried interest loophole

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Private equity group Blackstone says it faces higher tax bills if proposals become law

Why Blankfein should not stay on as Goldman chairman

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Bank succession under way as rival Citi carries out similar debate over top jobs

Ant Financial valued at $150bn in offering

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Financial arm of Alibaba to raise $10bn in fundraising amid strong demand

Monday, May 21

Global dividends grow on back of US corporate strength

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Janus Henderson forecasts payouts will reach a record $1.36tn in 2018

Sunday, May 20

The ‘big four’ auditors have life far too easy

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Making life uncomfortable for masters of accounting world is in the public’s interest

Investment banks line up rebound in revenues

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Citigroup expects recovery from fall of about 15% in first 5 months of the year

Google takes on Apple and Spotify with music service

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YouTube Music will seek to break the ‘duopoly’ with paid-for subscription

Europe seeks champions to fend off US and China

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Continent’s business chiefs look to create bigger companies that can compete globally

Saturday, May 19

Car recalls rise as industry becomes more high-tech

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Software errors can potentialy affect millions of vehicles at once

Carpetright and Mothercare buoyed by two shareholders

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Emergence of individuals with controlling stakes reflects bias againt high-risk bets

Friday, May 18

Blackstone sells out of Hilton Worldwide

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Acquisition was one of the most profitable private equity deals ever

BA owner in deal to keep extra Gatwick slots

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IAG seeks to embed position at UK airport as it turns to Qatar and Thomas Cook

Carillion paid Slaughter and May millions for crisis advice

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City law firm helped on asset sales, rescue bids and restructuring

Fifa’s global football plans set up clash with Uefa

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Proposals for two new tournaments threaten primacy of Europe’s Champions League

Thursday, May 17

PayPal snaps up payments rival iZettle for $2.2bn

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Swedish start-up bought out by US group on eve of its IPO

Ocado shares jump 45% on US deal

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Technology partnership with Kroger leaves hedge funds exposed

Maersk shares slide as chief warns on US-China trade war risks

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World’s biggest container shipping group hit by losses and geopolitical fears

Ant extends dominance in Chinese online finance

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Alibaba’s fintech arm claims surge to 622m users and reveals scale of wealth business