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Good morning. We’re excited to bring you the third and final collaboration with Adam Tooze of Chartbook tomorrow, this time on Europe’s future. Today, Brainard and bitcoin. Email us: robert.armstrong@ft.com and ethan.wu@ft.com. Brainard’s comments and the yield curve Lael Brainard, who is lined up to be Fed vice-chair and has been dovish on monetary policy
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Good morning and welcome to Europe Express. Two days after Viktor Orban’s re-election, Ursula von der Leyen delivered her harshest message yet regarding the rule of law in Hungary. Not only is the European Commission starting a process that could freeze billions of euros the country is set to receive from the EU budget, but
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Investors are buying more US farmland in search of a hedge against inflation as commodity shortfalls caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine drive world food prices to record highs. Land values in the Midwest grain belt have gained 25-30 per cent in the past year while auctions draw intense bidding for available ground. Demand for
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Your browser does not support playing this file but you can still download the MP3 file to play locally. US and eurozone government debt sold off on Tuesday as traders weighed the prospect of stronger sanctions against Russia and comments from a top policymaker at the Federal Reserve signalling more aggressive action, President Joe Biden
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Volkswagen, the pioneer of the “people’s car” that epitomised the auto industry’s obsession with expansion, will axe dozens of combustion engine models by the end of the decade and sell fewer cars overall to concentrate on producing more profitable, premium vehicles. “The key target is not growth,” said Arno Antlitz, chief financial officer, in a
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A feeling of déjà vu hangs over the French presidential election this year, with the same cast for the run-off as in 2017: incumbent Emmanuel Macron against far-right challenger Marine Le Pen. Yet there are subtle differences in this year’s rematch, including how the two leading candidates have altered their clothing and styles to convey
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Joseph Cotterill’s article on the Chagos islanders (“Chagos islanders push Mauritius and UK to heal history’s wounds”, Special Reports, FT.com, April 1) notes that Mauritian officials have asked Google Maps to “mark the [Chagos] islands as Mauritian”. If the experts at Google decline this request from Port Louis, the Mauritian capital, I wonder if they
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Regarding Larry Davis’ suggestion (“A neighbourhood name change that might catch on”, Letters, FT Weekend, March 26) that his San Francisco Russian Hill neighbourhood name should be changed to “Ukrainian Hill”, we’ve been here before. San Francisco’s Japanese Tea Garden, in Golden Gate Park, conceived in 1894 from a World’s Fair exhibit, was developed into
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I disagree with Patrick Jenkins’ article “Russia investors should put morals ahead of profiteering” (Opinion, March 29). No one is advocating giving more capital to Russia-linked companies or the Russian government. Trading in the secondary market simply provides liquidity for the investors who need to depart for various reasons. Some of those investors will have
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Your browser does not support playing this file but you can still download the MP3 file to play locally. In the first of a two-part series on the end of work as we know it, Isabel talks to two of the FT’s experts on employment and work trends – Sarah O’Connor in London and Taylor
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Instagram has cut the amount it pays makers of short videos as the Meta-owned business adapts its strategy towards so-called influencers while facing fierce competition from TikTok. The invite-only scheme, which is available to some Instagram users in the US, pays a rate based on the views received on clips called “Reels”. Instagram introduced the
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The Czech Republic has been sending tanks and infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine, in a below-the-radar bid to bolster the eastern European nation’s capacity to resist Russia’s invasion. The deliveries are the first known time that a foreign country has supplied tanks to Ukraine, whose president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has repeatedly appealed for western military support
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