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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


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


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


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

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Stuart Weitzman’s creative director resigns


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

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


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


Think-tank warns on US gas plant investment costs


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



Emotions run high as Grenfell blaze inquiry begins


Fire at London tower block claimed 72 victims in June 2017


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Software errors can potentialy affect millions of vehicles at once

Carpetright and Mothercare buoyed by two shareholders


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

Friday, May 18

Blackstone sells out of Hilton Worldwide


Acquisition was one of the most profitable private equity deals ever

BA owner in deal to keep extra Gatwick slots


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


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


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