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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.

    Tuesday, February 18

    Tuesday, February 18

    Apple has warned that disruption in China from the coronavirus will cause its revenues to fall short in the current quarter, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced a $10bn fund to help fight climate change following intense criticism over the e-commerce group’s own environmental impact, and a start-up touted as the “Uber of dry cleaning” collapsed into administration on Friday, wiping out all of its investors, including British businessman Michael Spencer. Plus, the EU has rejected Facebook’s latest vision of how online content should be regulated. The FT’s Javier Espinoza reports on chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s day in Brussels.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 8 min
    Monday, February 17

    Monday, February 17

    The head of SoftBank’s $100bn Vision Fund has lined up billions of dollars of outside investment for a new hedge fund-style vehicle, Goldman Sachs and a research boutique have constructed a “synthetic” way for investors to bet more cheaply against Chinese stocks, and Samsung has begun flying electronic components for its latest Galaxy phones from China to its factories in Vietnam as it grapples with sweeping supply chain disruptions caused by coronavirus. Plus, parts of the Middle East and Africa have some of the world’s youngest populations as well as its highest rates of youth unemployment. The FT’s Adrienne Klasa reports on the demographic pressures experts warn will only increase. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 9 min
    Friday, February 14

    Friday, February 14

    US attorney-general William Barr publicly rebuked Donald Trump, saying the president’s tweets about ongoing criminal cases had made it “impossible” to do his job, while the US Senate voted to limit Mr Trump’s military authority in Iran. Plus, US prosecutors accuse Huawei of stealing technology from several American companies and Amazon wins its request to temporarily block a $10bn US defence contract awarded to Microsoft. Plus, Sajid Javid abruptly quit as UK chancellor on Thursday after a brutal power struggle with prime minister Boris Johnson. The FT’s Robert Shrimsley explains what happened.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 10 min
    Thursday, February 13

    Thursday, February 13

    Democrats in the US House of Representatives call on attorney-general William Barr to testify over claims of political influence in a case involving a friend of the president, Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman Charlie Munger shares his pessimistic view of the future, and Europe’s largest telecoms conference has been forced to cancel this year’s event over fears of the spread of coronavirus. Plus, the US Department of Justice is backing Qualcomm as the chipmaker appeals against an antitrust fine from the Federal Trade Commission. The FT’s Kadhim Shubber explains how this complicates the relationship between the US regulators.   For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 10 min
    Wednesday, February 12

    Wednesday, February 12

    US senator Bernie Sanders declared victory in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday night, ride-sharing service Lyft disappointed investors who were looking for signs of an end to the losses, and electric scooter companies operating in Germany are braced for a setback on the streets as authorities push for a regulatory crackdown. Plus, the FT’s Hannah Kuchler explains why investors are bidding up companies that are working to alleviate the effects of the coronavirus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 9 min
    Tuesday, February 11

    Tuesday, February 11

    A federal judge is poised to approve T-Mobile’s takeover of Sprint, according to sources briefed on the matter, Donald Trump has put forward a budget proposal that slashes key planks of the US social safety net while preserving his tax cut, and the woman who was long seen as Angela Merkel’s successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, said she would not run for German chancellor. Plus, nearly 150m Americans were compromised in the 2017 Equifax data breach. The FT’s Kadhim Shubber reports on why the US has blamed China. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 9 min

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