China has offered “a few hundred million dollars” in lending to Sri Lanka to help alleviate a shortage of essential goods, Wall Street investors got spooked by an earnings warning from Snap, and the FT traced a massive European bank sell-off to one fund manager. Plus, Colombia looks ready to elect a former guerilla turned economist as its next president. 

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China will help us weather financial crisis, says Sri Lanka’s prime minister

US stocks fall on fears of slowing growth

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How the Colombia election could change Latin America

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