A record number of Chinese people have defaulted since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, a court ruling in Germany has opened up a huge €60bn hole in the country’s budget, and the FT’s Christine Murray explains why Mexico is benefitting from companies rethinking their foreign investments.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Chinese people default in record numbers as economic crisis deepens

‘A house of cards’: court ruling leaves Olaf Scholz’s legacy in tatters

The city where Mexico’s nearshoring hype is becoming reality

Berkshire Hathaway’s Charlie Munger dies aged 99

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