Fumio Kishida talks to the FT in his first interview as Japan’s new prime minister

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Fumio Kishida talks to the FT in his first interview as Japan’s new prime minister, an academic paper suggests that entry into the S&P 500 could be influenced by whether companies buy other services from the index’s parent company S&P Global. Plus, the FT’s Pilita Clark explains that Ted Lasso has been a surprise hit on the networking site LinkedIn because of the leadership lessons in the comedy series. 

Prime minister Fumio Kishida pledges to steer Japan away from Abenomics


Entry into S&P 500 could be influenced by ratings sales, research suggests


Ted Lasso’s leadership lessons


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