EY took on $700mn in debt for its failed “Project Everest” plan, and tech companies are shedding jobs in a pivot to AI. Plus, Shein is seeking Beijing’s approval ahead of its IPO.

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Pakistan in power vacuum after Imran Khan defies election odds from jail

EY took on $700mn in debt for doomed ‘Project Everest’ spin-off plan

Shein seeks Chinese regulators’ tacit approval for US public offering

Tech companies axe 34,000 jobs since start of year in pivot to AI

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