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Germany’s tank dilemma

Germany’s tank dilemma

Update: 2023-01-24
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Bonds issued by China’s highly indebted real estate developers have rebounded sharply over the past two months, the EU is on the brink of effectively severing ties with its biggest external diesel supplier, and pressure is mounting on Germany to send its highly prized Leopard tanks to Ukraine. 


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China property bonds rebound on support measures from Beijing

Oil market braces for fresh turmoil as EU prepares to cut off Russian diesel

Why are Ukraine’s allies arguing about tanks?

‘Free the leopards!’: Tank row heightens Germany’s isolation over Ukraine

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The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. 


Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com




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Germany’s tank dilemma

Germany’s tank dilemma