The deepening trade and technology war between the US and China has sent global stock markets sharply lower and prompted a warning from the IMF of the increasing risks to the global economy.

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Theresa May is expected to announce the date of her departure from Downing Street today, plus a timetable for the prime minister’s successor to be chosen.

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Social media giant Facebook is finalising plans to launch its own crypto-currency next year.

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Today Financial Director launches a technology round-up of the major innovations tech companies are developing that will shape the corporate landscape of the future.