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Central banks are scooping up the US dollar

Shari Redstone has ended talks with Skydance Media over a deal to control Paramount, the number of central banks seeking to increase their exposure to the US dollar has increased sharply this year, the EU plans to put hefty tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, and the UK Tories' manifesto lays out billions in tax cuts. Plus, the FT’s Christine Murray explains why Mexico's peso slid after president-elect Claudia Sheinbaum proposed reforms.


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EU to impose multi-billion euro tariffs on Chinese electric cars

Global central banks plan to increase dollar reserves, survey suggests

Rishi Sunak pledges £17bn in tax cuts to revive Tory election bid

Mexico’s president-elect vows to press ahead with controversial judicial overhaul

Shari Redstone ends talks with Skydance Media over deal to control Paramount


The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson, Kasia Broussalian and Marc Filippino. Additional help from Victoria Mortimer, Breen Turner, Sam Giovinco, Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Our engineer is Monica Lopez. Our intern is Prakriti Panwar. 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.


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