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Overseas companies that invest in the UK issued a flurry of warnings on Tuesday about the threat Brexit poses to their businesses, signalling their growing concern as the UK prepares to start the formal process of leaving the EU. Forty European business lobbies, representing 20m companies in 34 countries,... Read more
Red Photographic … L-R: Benny Zachariah (ICBC), Selim Toker (Nomura) and Saba Nazar (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) Red Photographic … L-R: Dominique LeMaire (ING), Leo Borchardt (Davis Polk), Stefan Weiner (JP Morgan) and Samuel Losada (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) Red Photographic … L-R: Philip Noblet (HSBC), Robert... Read more
In One Chart: Stock market was already cooling on Trump tax-cut trade, chart shows
It appears that once-euphoric investor expectations that the November sweep that resulted in Republican control of the White House and both houses of Congress meant a slam-dunk corporate tax overhaul started giving way to reality weeks ago. Read: These 5 charts show how Trump’s health-bill flop is hitting markets... Read more
March 26, 2017 by: FT Confidential Research Government efforts to cool the Chinese housing market are not working. Despite an intensifying clampdown, more households expect prices to continue rising in the coming months, particularly in the richest cities that are the focus of the government’s campaign. Consumer sentiment towards... Read more
In One Chart: The Dow’s tumultuous 120-year history, in one chart
Getty Images The U.S. won the space race against the Soviet Union by landing on the moon first in 1969, but on Earth, the Dow had little to celebrate as it remained stuck in its third-longest recovery period. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is one of the oldest... Read more
Twenty-seven EU leaders gathered in Rome on Saturday to pay homage to their 60-year-old integration project, celebrating its postwar founding ideals at a moment of fragility for the union, just days before Britain files to quit the bloc.  On a day that mixed vaulting tributes with demonstrations for and against... Read more
Market Extra: Stock-market volatility threatens to make a glorious return
The days of tranquil, docile markets may be nearing an end. Measures of risk are rearing their heads back up, with the CBOE Volatility Index VIX, -1.22% ... Read more
President Donald Trump suffered a major blow as Republican divisions forced party leaders to postpone a vote on their plan to replace the Obama-era healthcare law they have spent years vowing to repeal. The postponement — on the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare — came... Read more
What the contents of this Depression-era purse tells us about women
How much have women changed in 80 years? A lot. And in some ways not much at all. The recent discovery in a Chicago theater of a 1930s clutch purse is a time-capsule glimpse into a night out for a Depression-era young woman. The little red bag’s contents, as... Read more
Three large shareholders in Akzo Nobel have urged the company to enter into talks with rival PPG Industries after the Dutch paints and chemicals group rejected a revised €22.4bn takeover attempt from its US rival. The latest unsolicited bid from PPG represented a €1.5bn improvement on an earlier offer,... Read more