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Bank will commit to ‘significant’ buyback but amount ‘nowhere near’ analysts’ estimate for next year

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Disclosure follows Deloitte revealing about 20 UK partners were fired

Finance chief?of the Chinese company to fight extradition request from US

French president offers minimum wage rise, tax-free bonuses and reversal of pension charge

Heating an apartment can cost up to half the average salary — but Habitat for Humanity is helping to fix that

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Investors such as Google and Temasek pile into another sector looking for help from technology

Preliminary injunction issued after finding that Apple violated two patents

Reserve Bank of India head has been at odds with the government over its independence

Action throws spotlight on future of company’s chief executive Hiroto Saikawa

Planned closure of social network is being brought forward by four months

Pivot under Donald Trump presents challenge to climate negotiators gathered in Poland

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Analysis Automobiles

More than 1,000 exemption requests await ruling as pain mounts from flagging demand

Companies speed up shipments and shift production to mitigate impact of trade wars

Gun rights activist is accused of trying to infiltrate Republican party

Hedge fund teams up with Siris Capital to acquire provider of tech services

Opinion

Highlights

Five years after quitting Nasdaq the technology group is to return to the public markets after a fierce fight over valuation

The coffee chain chief is building a robust company that can outlast any leader

Review Books

Harvard professor’s book holds some uncomfortable truths for the Washington ‘blob’

Markets News

Pound remains under pressure amid fresh Brexit uncertainty while oil prices bounce

Analysis Currencies

Even hedge funds wary of choosing currency’s direction given the political uncertainty

Rise in price of British government debt underscores investor growth concerns

Technology

Ride-hailing group wants to work with Transport for London and compete with Citymapper

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Slack will have to spend heavily to maintain momentum in the battle of the chat apps

FOI requests reveal ‘alarming’ discrepancies in resources and training

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