Rising stock prices and falling bond yields in the US have essentially neutralised the impact of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate rises, western oil and gas majors are expected to face renewed scrutiny of their energy transition plans, and China’s metals and mining investments overseas are on track to hit a record this year. Plus, the private equity owners of German sandal maker Birkenstock are considering an initial public offering of the company.

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US stocks notch longest monthly winning streak in two years

Booming markets neutralise impact of rate rises on US corporate fundraising

China’s overseas investment in metals and mining set to hit record

Oil majors to face energy transition scrutiny as war profit boost fades

Birkenstock owner eyes $8bn valuation in September IPO

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