Donald Trump testifies in New York today, Japan’s prime minister turns to stimulus to offset the pain of inflation, private equity is getting pummelled by higher interest rates, and Berkshire Hathaway reported a record amount of cash on hand.

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Japan’s PM Fumio Kishida bets on $113bn stimulus to tackle inflation pain

Private equity: higher rates start to pummel dealmakers

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway sells stocks as cash pile swells to record levels

Donald Trump prepares to testify in New York civil fraud trial

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