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A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning.

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A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning.

    Trump vows to deploy military to US streets

    Trump vows to deploy military to US streets

    President Donald Trump threatened to send US soldiers on to American streets to tackle the most widespread unrest the country has seen in decades, following the killing of George Floyd by police. Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg is facing a backlash within Facebook over his stance on controversial posts by the US president related to the protests.
     
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    US protestors demonstrate against police violence, EU recovery, US pensions

    US protestors demonstrate against police violence, EU recovery, US pensions

    Protests swept across US cities over the weekend as demonstrators responded to the death of George Floyd, another black man who died by police brutality. The FT’s Claire Bushey and Lauren Fedor explain what has been happening at the local and federal levels. Plus, the European Union budget commissioner is calling on member states to back new taxes to help fund the coronavirus recovery, and how seven US public pension plans risk running out of money by 2028. 


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    Trump’s social media order, UK opens door to Hong Kong residents, AstraZeneca’s transformation

    Trump’s social media order, UK opens door to Hong Kong residents, AstraZeneca’s transformation

    Donald Trump said he had ordered a wide-ranging review of the law that grants social media companies immunity from legal action for content on their platforms, and the UK government has opened a path to citizenship for more than 300,000 Hong Kong residents in response to China's security crackdown. Plus, the FT’s industry editor, Peggy Hollinger, unpacks the turnround that propelled pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca to the industry’s front ranks.


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    Pressure on Hong Kong finance, Boeing’s resumes 737 Max production, EU’s €750bn plan

    Pressure on Hong Kong finance, Boeing’s resumes 737 Max production, EU’s €750bn plan

    Boeing said it will resume production of the troubled 737 Max, just hours after announcing plans to dismiss  more than 12,000 US workers. Meanwhile, Brussels has unveiled a plan to borrow €750bn to bankroll recovery efforts after the coronavirus crisis. Now it faces a critical few weeks for corralling member states to back the plan. Plus, the US will no longer consider Hong Kong autonomous from China. The FT’s US managing editor, Peter Spiegel, explains what this could mean for the global financial hub. 


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    Investors eye recovery, $1tn in corporate borrowing, SpaceX test flight

    Investors eye recovery, $1tn in corporate borrowing, SpaceX test flight

    Hopes of a quick economic recovery gave global stocks a lift on Tuesday. The FT’s Philip Stafford explains whether that optimism can be sustained. Then, a look at the highly rated companies, including ­Disney, Apple and ExxonMobil, that have borrowed a trillion dollars in the first five months of this year. Plus, Elon Musk’s SpaceX will send two Nasa astronauts to space today. The FT’s West Coast Editor, Richard Waters, will explain what this means for commercial ambitions in the final frontier. 


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    Japan’s birth rate, contact tracing in India

    Japan’s birth rate, contact tracing in India

    Japanese couples are putting off parenthood over coronavirus concerns. The FT’s Tokyo correspondent, Kana Inagaki, explains what this means for a country already suffering from population decline. Plus, countries around the world are aiming to roll out contact-tracing apps as they seek to reopen economies. The FT’s South Asia correspondent, Stephanie Findlay, reports on India’s mandatory system.   


    Update: India’s contact-tracing policy has been loosened since our interview with Stephanie Findlay was recorded. Since then, India has issued clarifications saying that the Aarogya Setu app is not mandatory for plane travel, but passengers will have to fill out a declaration form when boarding a plane.


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