Why China’s youth ‘lie flat’ instead of enduring stress
Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.
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The value of the world’s stock of negative-yielding debt has ballooned to more than $16.5tn, SoftBank’s second Vision Fund plans to invest $100m in a new fund started by one of its former top partners, and US food delivery group DoorDash is preparing to make its first investment in Europe. Plus, the FT’s global China editor, James Kynge explains why younger Chinese people are opting out of stressful jobs.
Bond rally pushes global stock of negative-yielding debt above $16tn
SoftBank to invest $100m in former partner’s fund with Miles Kruppa, venture capital correspondent
DoorDash in talks to invest in German grocery app Gorillas
China’s young ‘lie flat’ instead of accepting stress with James Kynge, global China editor
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