Brazil and Argentina will this week announce that they are starting preparatory work on a common currency, advisers to western banks trying to exit Russia say a law introduced by Vladimir Putin is disrupting sales and allowing deals to be hijacked, and Elon Musk faces tough choices to meet financial obligations of his Twitter takeover financed by $13bn in debt.

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Brazil and Argentina to start preparations for a common currency

Western banks struggle to exit Russia after Putin intervention

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