Corporate bankruptcies are increasing at double-digit rates in most advanced economies, and TSMC is going to play a huge role in Taiwan’s upcoming election. Plus the FT’s Henry Foy explains how a European politician spied for China.

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UK’s biggest companies failing to close pay gap, says report

Chipmaker TSMC casts long shadow over Taiwan election

Chinese spies recruited European politician in operation to divide west

Bankruptcies soar as high rates and end of Covid aid hit businesses hard

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