US companies have urged South Korea’s president to free Samsung’s jailed chairman and argue the billionaire executive could boost American efforts to shake off the country’s dependence on computer chips produced overseas. Swedish oat milk producer Oatly raised $1.4bn in its initial public offering on Wednesday,

Plus, the FT’s Trading Room editor, Philip Stafford, explains how a warning from Chinese regulators led to a chaotic day for cryptocurrency traders.

US companies lobby South Korea to free jailed Samsung boss

Entrepreneur behind Oatly’s rapid expansion faces US market test

Bitcoin gyrates on fears of regulatory crackdown

Japanese pensioners with US stimulus cheques descend on Tokyo banks


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