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Sunday’s first round of voting in France’s legislative elections are a crucial test of the level of support behind the new president Emmanuel Macron. Harriet Agnew discusses the polls with Anne-Sylvaine Chassany and Michael Stothard

 

The FT’s Leslie Hook tells Ravi Mattu about the company’s latest efforts to rebuild its management team in the face of a series of scandals

 

A long-standing reliance on oil and gas has prevented Russia from developing a renewable energy industry, but this may be beginning to change, the FT’s Henry Foy tells Pilita Clark

 

Business professionals in London talk candidly to Zosia Wasik about which policies and parties they favour ahead of this week’s election

 

The ability of the boutiques to out-earn much larger bank rivals is a reflection of how they have been able to convince corporate America that they can excel on the biggest deals, the FT’s Sujeet Indap tells Patrick Jenkins.

 

News that Goldman Sachs had bought almost $3bn worth of Venezuelan bonds sparked outrage this week and prompted Venezuelan opposition leaders to accuse the US bank of handing the country’s autocratic government a financial lifeline even as many of its people go hungry. Jonathan Wheatley discusses the controversy with Gideon Long, FT Andes correspondent, and Robin Wigglesworth, US markets editor.

 

A top Russian banker has accused the American elite of waging a political witch hunt against Donald Trump and preventing any improvement in east-west relations. Martin Arnold, the FT’s banking editor, discusses the comments by Andre Kostin of Russian state bank VTB, with Moscow correspondent Max Seddon

 

What kind of messages are voters most likely to remember during election campaigns? Zosia Wasik investigates which manifesto promises have made most impression on British voters ahead of next month’s election.

 

Andy Bounds reports from a city in mourning in the aftermath of the terror attack at the Manchester Arena.

 

Brazil’s long-running corruption probe has ensnared Michel Temer, the country’s president, after an executive secretly taped a conversation that showed Mr Temer allegedly endorsing bribe paying. James Kynge asks the FT’s Andres Schipani and Jonathan Wheatley where this leaves the country’s crucial economic reforms.