The EU is set to import record volumes of liquefied natural gas from Russia this year, asset management firm Grayscale won a US court ruling to launch an exchange traded fund tracking bitcoin, and Goldman Sachs has used a fund set up with Chinese state money to buy a series of US and UK companies.

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EU imports record volumes of liquefied natural gas from Russia

Grayscale scores major court win against SEC on bitcoin ETF

Goldman Sachs bought UK and US companies using Chinese state funds

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