Tesla withstood disruption to China production and the high costs of scaling up new plants in Texas and Germany, Ukraine is getting some debt relief from western creditors, and Sri Lanka is just one of a number of developing economies facing growing pressure from soaring energy costs and a stronger US dollar. Plus Italian prime minister Mario Draghi’s government is on the brink of collapse, and Liz Truss will go head-to-head with Rishi Sunak in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister.

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Tesla profits jump despite production disruptions

Draghi on brink after coalition partners withdraw backing

Ukraine secures preliminary deal to suspend debt repayments

What Sri Lanka reveals about the risks in emerging markets

Rishi Sunak to face Liz Truss in battle to become UK Prime Minister

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