Leading economists say the Federal Reserve will hold off on interest rate cuts until at least July 2024, and the US Supreme Court heard a case that could shut down Democrats’ attempts to impose a wealth tax. Plus, the FT’s Europe editor, Ben Hall, explains why Ukraine is cracking down on oligarchs and what it means for the country.

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Economists see Fed keeping rates at 22-year high until at least July

How the US Supreme Court could thwart a prospective wealth tax

US Supreme Court appears wary of upending tax law in closely watched case

The crackdown on Ukraine’s oligarchs

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