UK FINANCIAL NEWS
J&J blocked from using bankruptcy to resolve talcum powder lawsuits
‘Texas two-step’: the US legal move letting corporations off the hook
The growing tensions around spinouts at British universities
How the war in Ukraine met the culture wars
It would pay for us all to be more honest about family advantage
Live news: Blinken pleads with Israelis and Palestinians to ease tensions
US stocks lose ground ahead of interest rate decisions

UK SMALLER COMPANIES
Lobby group calls for slimming down of UK’s ‘door-stopper’ annual reports
Worsening VAT registration cliff edge prompts calls for UK reform
Small UK companies fear ‘brutal’ year as ministers scale back energy subsidies
Small businesses count cost of Royal Mail’s cyber attack
Time to buy UK small-caps?
Confidence among UK SMEs drops sharply as government cuts back support
Corporate insolvencies climb in England and Wales as costs bite

WORLD FINANCIAL NEWS
China’s return to work raises hopes for global growth
Countries urged to help children catch up on education lost during pandemic
Only an IMF bailout can save Pakistan now
Three ways to read the ‘deglobalisation’ debate
Sovereign default problems that haven’t found a fix
German economy shrinks as soaring energy costs pinch demand
Global inflation tracker: see how your country compares on rising prices

UK MARKETS
UK equities no longer a ‘must own’ asset class, shareholder group warns
Time to buy UK small-caps?
UK/FTSE 100: elated, decorrelated and just a bit inflated
Investor letter to FTSE chairs calls for new group to ease stewardship concerns
FTSE 100 on course to outstrip FTSE 250 by record margin
US stocks extend slide as central banks point to challenging 2023
Investment manager Abrdn poised for FTSE 100 return