Nato is trying to ‘Trump-proof’ funding for the war in Ukraine, Thames Water’s owners will start urgent restructuring talks, and birth rates are declining despite wealthy countries investing in family- friendly policies.

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Thames Water owners to begin urgent restructuring talks

Why family-friendly policies don’t boost birth rates

Nato plans $100bn ‘Trump-proof’ fund for Ukraine

Southern growth spurt creates two-speed eurozone economy

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