Binance has bowed to pressure from customers who want to hold their assets with an independent custodian, a Hong Kong court has ordered property giant China Evergrande to be wound up, and Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is returning to an old but controversial playbook to jump-start the country’s economy.

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Binance bows to trader demands to keep their assets elsewhere

Chinese developer Evergrande ordered to be wound up by Hong Kong court

China Evergrande liquidation to test Hong Kong’s reach

Lula’s playbook: Brazil bets on a return to state capitalism

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