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The Key Man by Simon Clark and Will Louch — money for nothing

To the busy staff at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on April 18 2019, Arif Naqvi was just another name on a list of suspected criminals scheduled for extradition hearings. But to some of the world’s best-known political and business leaders, he was a familiar face. Before he was accused of fraud and racketeering, the financier had …

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Shares slide after China brands online games ‘electronic drugs’

Shares in two of China’s biggest online gaming firms have slipped after a state media outlet called them “electronic drugs”. Tencent and NetEase shares fell more than 10% in early Hong Kong trade before regaining some of those losses. Investors are increasingly concerned about Beijing cracking down on firms. In recent months authorities have announced …

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