A pile up of bad debt threatens to sour investors’ growing optimism about the prospects for the US’s largest banks, and European football clubs are pouring money into transforming stadiums. Plus, the FT’s Joe Miller explains why another bad bet by SoftBank could be trouble for the Japanese group.

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