Global growth is set to slow next year after outperforming economists’ expectations so far in 2023, American mothers are re-entering the workforce at high rates, and the Hollywood strikes are starting to bite into California’s economy. Plus, the FT’s Dan McCrum unpacks his latest investigation into India’s Adani Group.

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Economists grow gloomier on 2024 as central banks delay rate cuts

Adani shares slide and politicians demand action after reports on hidden investors

Secret paper trail reveals hidden Adani investors

Hollywood strikes take $5bn bite out of California economy

American mothers re-enter the workforce at high rates

Brazil’s jewellery scandal adds to Jair Bolsonaro’s legal woes

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