Hedge funds are trying to reposition themselves in the middle of this year’s heavy tech stock sell-off, and the director of the UN’s World Food Programme, David Beasley, explains how the war in Ukraine is causing a global food shortage. Plus, the FT’s Christian Davies tells the wild story of the guy behind the Luna cryptocurrency and its incredible downfall. 

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