Investors are increasing their bets that Europe will sink into a painful economic downturn, and luxury groups are bracing for the end of the post-pandemic recovery boom. Plus, the FT’s Tokyo bureau chief Kana Inagaki explains why Nissan’s focus on regaining ground in China might be a bit of an uphill battle.

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Investors turn gloomy over Europe’s economic outlook

Luxury sector slows after ‘bonkers’ post-pandemic spending spree

Why Nissan’s woes in China are not just about electric vehicles

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