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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.

    Banks and the Hong Kong autonomy act, Wirecard’s Jan Marsalek, Boohoo scrutiny

    Banks and the Hong Kong autonomy act, Wirecard’s Jan Marsalek, Boohoo scrutiny

    US and European banks in Hong Kong are conducting emergency audits of their clients to identify officials and corporates that could face possible US sanctions over the new national security law, the FT reports that Wirecard executive Jan Marsalek touted secret documents about the use of a Russian chemical weapon in the UK as he bragged of ties to intelligence services to ingratiate himself with London traders, and coronavirus has spurred a global bicycle shortage. Plus, the FT’s consumer industries reporter Patricia Nilsson will explain how allegations of worker mistreatment brought on an investigation of online retailer Boohoo.  
     
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    Interview with Christine Lagarde, UK business reacts to Sunak’s plan, US hits 3m Covid-19 cases

    Interview with Christine Lagarde, UK business reacts to Sunak’s plan, US hits 3m Covid-19 cases

    In an interview with the FT, European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde said that “women are the first victims” of events such as a pandemic and discussed the steps towards recovery. Plus, UK business leaders say that millions of jobs in some of the hardest hit sectors are still at risk despite chancellor Rishi Sunak’s £30bn jobs plan, and the US hits 3m confirmed coronavirus cases. 
     
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    Trump withdrawing from WHO, Italian mafia bonds, US offshore wind power

    Trump withdrawing from WHO, Italian mafia bonds, US offshore wind power

    The US has begun the process of leaving the World Health Organization, the FT reports that international investors bought bonds backed by the crime proceeds of Italy’s most powerful mafia group, and US investment in offshore wind power is predicted to rise to a level that nearly matches spending on offshore oil drilling this decade. Plus, the FT’s Claire Bushey will explain how coronavirus has triggered a conversation on the treatment and compensation of low-wage workers.
     
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    Social media groups block HK authorities, PPP loans, day trading dangers

    Social media groups block HK authorities, PPP loans, day trading dangers

    Facebook, Google and Twitter have all said they would temporarily block Hong Kong’s authorities from accessing user data despite threats from the government, the US claims its small business bailout programme has kept 51.1 million people in work during the pandemic, and foreign students at US universities and schools will no longer be eligible to stay in the country if their courses move fully online due to coronavirus. Plus, the FT’s Eric Platt will report on the dangers associated with day trading.
     
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    Repairing the social and economic damage brought by the pandemic

    Repairing the social and economic damage brought by the pandemic

    Covid-19 has been a global shock. But will it be a transformative one? In this special edition of the FT News Briefing, the FT’s chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, explains why the global free market era might soon be coming to an end for western democracies, and why he thinks politics, society and the economy should now revolve around the idea of citizenship. 


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    UK wants final say on Virgin-O2 deal, retail goes digital in pandemic, US jobs

    UK wants final say on Virgin-O2 deal, retail goes digital in pandemic, US jobs

    The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is set to ask Brussels for full control over the review of the proposed £31bn merger between Virgin Media and O2, US consumers are expected to spend $710bn online in 2020, and American Airlines says it could have over 20,000 front-line employees more than it needs this autumn to operate its reduced flying schedule. Plus, the unemployment rate for black Americans remained higher in June than for all other groups. Economist Valerie Wilson explains why black workers are being disproportionately affected by coronavirus and what policy measures might help.
     
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Awesome pod, but the host slaughters foreign names

It’s one of the best daily news podcasts out there, especially if you’re into finance. The only major downside is that the American host is going to mispronounce any foreign name, including major European leaders.

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