Tesla reported a 9 per cent decline in first-quarter revenue, Spotify kicked off a more mature era for its business after years of freer spending, and the US Federal Trade Commission banned non-compete clauses for employees. Plus, international investors have rushed into Egypt’s debt after the most populous Arab nation secured a $55bn bailout.

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Tesla revenue declines in first quarter as vehicle sales slow

Spotify hits record quarterly profit as it enters ‘new phase’

US FTC bans non-compete agreements

Demand for Egyptian debt surges after $55bn bailout and investment package

Latin American cocoa farmers rush to expand planting as prices spike

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