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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.

    Brussels’s EU budget warning, Macron complicates Brexit deal, the ‘everything’ market rally

    Brussels’s EU budget warning, Macron complicates Brexit deal, the ‘everything’ market rally

    EU budget commissioner Johannes Hanes has warned Poland and Hungary that Brussels could cut them out of its recovery fund, British officials accused France of making new Brexit demands at the eleventh hour on Thursday, and Boeing clinched its first firm order for the 737 Max since the aircraft was grounded 20 months ago. Plus, the FT’s global financial correspondent, Robin Wigglesworth, explains what has been fuelling the rally in global equities and whether it can be stopped.


    Brussels warns Poland and Hungary they cannot stop EU recovery fund
    ft.com/content/50d9731d-c5cd-4fa7-9626-7a0f2f2d62d8


    Tough Macron stance leaves Brexit deal hanging in balance 
    ft.com/content/7a679982-abef-4f9a-8a55-e06588e7b770


    Boeing clinches first firm order for 737 Max since aircraft’s grounding
    https://www.ft.com/content/2c32696e-56fc-43a5-b3d4-49daa169bcbd


    The ‘everything rally’: vaccines prompt wave of market exuberance
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    Democrats support US stimulus plan, China invests in US tech, reaction to UK vaccine approval

    Democrats support US stimulus plan, China invests in US tech, reaction to UK vaccine approval

    Top Democrats have expressed support for a $908bn stimulus plan offered by a bipartisan group of US senators, the UK has become the first country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, and Chinese state-backed funds are still scouring the US for investments in critical technologies despite stiffer restrictions on such deals. Plus, the FT’s West Africa correspondent, Neil Munshi, explains why Nigeria’s richest residents are investing heavily in Africa’s biggest economy.  


    Top Democrats signal willingness to compromise on stimulus
    https://www.ft.com/content/8787eb59-642e-4a93-af5b-59f13afa3e6d


    UK set for Covid vaccinations ‘next week’ after regulatory approval
    https://www.ft.com/content/c60f49c1-34c8-4cd0-b295-87f35c70bc04


    Chinese state-backed funds invest in US tech despite Washington curbs
    ft.com/content/745abeca-561d-484d-acd9-ad1caedf9e9e


    Nigeria’s richest plough money into Africa’s biggest economy
    https://www.ft.com/content/c5b98699-a5bb-49b2-8436-4a7edf314b87
     
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    Airbnb IPO pricing, EU squeezes UK in Brexit talks, Brazil's economy during the pandemic

    Airbnb IPO pricing, EU squeezes UK in Brexit talks, Brazil's economy during the pandemic

    Airbnb disclosed on Tuesday that it could raise as much as $2.5bn in its initial public offering, and Brussels is still holding back on granting Britain a whole collection of Brexit rights and regulatory waivers. Plus, the FT’s Latin America editor, Michael Stott, explains why Jair Bolsonaro’s monthly subsidy to Brazilians is a double-edged sword. 


    Airbnb looks to raise up to $2.5bn in IPO
    ft.com/content/c5450812-c45d-4833-a99f-22a390e5d3e4


    EU keeps UK guessing on post-Brexit rights
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    Understanding eurozone inflation, Zoom sales up, Mnuchin and Powell testify before US Congress

    Understanding eurozone inflation, Zoom sales up, Mnuchin and Powell testify before US Congress

    The cost of many popular goods and services in the eurozone is rising far faster than the bloc’s overall depressed level of inflation, the video conferencing company Zoom continued to ride the boom in working and learning from home, and Eurozone finance ministers have struck an agreement to revamp the bloc’s bailout fund. Plus, the FT’s James Politi explains what is in store as Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell and US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin appear before the US Congress. 


    Eurozone consumers hit by rising goods costs despite negative inflation
    https://www.ft.com/content/e8a10dff-ca00-4bd0-8909-a62b51e498af?


    Zoom sales up fourfold as pandemic keeps workers at home
    https://www.ft.com/content/3f388aac-9e41-4ce4-bc30-187bad688d8a?


    Eurozone finance ministers strike deal over bailout reform 
    https://www.ft.com/content/827f3d0c-ff1d-417e-bdc9-afd55be003b0


    Jay Powell frets over US economy despite good news on a vaccine
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    EU pitches post-Trump alliance with US, Covid-19 vaccine rollout, Lam’s cash problem

    EU pitches post-Trump alliance with US, Covid-19 vaccine rollout, Lam’s cash problem

    The EU will call on the US to seize a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to forge a new global alliance, the first coronavirus vaccine is on track for international deployment within weeks, and Hong Kong’s leader has said she is being forced to receive her salary in cash because of US sanctions. Plus, the FT’s Helen Warrell explains how the UK is trying to position itself as a global leader in defence. 


    EU pitches new post-Trump alliance with US in face of China challenge
    https://www.ft.com/content/e8e5cf90-7448-459e-8b9f-6f34f03ab77a


    International rollout of Covid-19 vaccine on track for next month
    https://www.ft.com/content/093d5005-ea9f-4c87-8db3-bae0e93d5102


    Hong Kong’s leader has ‘piles of cash’ at home after US sanctions 
    https://www.ft.com/content/0f9f0e98-faac-4ecd-8896-8cda3746a920
     
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    Is AI finally closing in on human intelligence?

    Is AI finally closing in on human intelligence?

    The company OpenAI has developed an extremely powerful machine-learning system that can rapidly generate text with minimal human input. The system is known as GPT-3 and it does everything from crafting an email to writing advanced fiction. However, the FT’s innovation editor, John Thornhill, explains, there are barriers and even a dark side to this tool.
     
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