Swamp Notes: US Democrats on the offensive
Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.
Two Turkish banks have halted the use of Russia's payment system, two global energy agencies estimate it would cost $1tn to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change, and pension funds in Europe and Australia pressured asset manager Federated Hermes to stop sponsoring a group of US officials who oppose action on climate change. Plus, Swamp Notes columnists Ed Luce and Rana Foroohar discuss what’s behind the US Democratic party’s rebound heading towards midterm elections.
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