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Moscow’s decision to suspend the Black Sea agreement will lead to fresh spike in prices, experts warn, Wall St bankers are under pressure to offer heavy discounts on debt issued to Elon Musk to fund his acquisition of Twitter, European and US banks are offering higher interest rates to lure cash deposits, and thousands of Chinese workers have fled the world’s largest iPhone factory because of a coronavirus outbreak and intolerable lockdown measures.

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