US hits highest interest rates in 22 years
Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.
The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point, Facebook parent Meta returned to double-digit revenue growth for the first time since the end of 2021, and US federal prosecutors charged British billionaire Joe Lewis with 19 counts related to insider trading. Plus, China’s foreign minister Qin Gang vanished a month ago and was not replaced until this week.
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