The UK tax cut and pound U-turn


The UK government reversed course on a tax cut, Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro defied expectations in the first round of election voting, and Credit Suisse is trying to reassure investors that rumours about its financial health are overblown. Plus, the FT’s James Kynge tells us how China’s property market crash is hurting local governments.

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Pound and gilts gain after Truss changes course on 45p tax rate cut

Jair Bolsonaro’s ‘beef, bible and bullets’ coalition is here to stay

Brazil braced for tense presidential runoff between Lula and Bolsonaro

Credit Suisse CDS hit record high as shares tumble

How big is the capital hole at Credit Suisse?

China’s property crash: ‘a slow-motion financial crisis’

The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music.

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