January 27, 2023

China’s extensive military exercises around Taiwan are fueling fears of an extended period of heightened tension and investors are divided on whether the recent US tech rally will continue. In addition, Jude Webber of the FT explains how taxes from the technology sector are helping the Irish economy against recession.

Mentioned in this podcast:

US pledges another $1 billion in military aid to Ukraine

China extends military exercises around Taiwan

Fiscal windfall in tech sector bolsters Irish economy against recession

Investors divided on how long Big Tech rally will last

The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The editor of the show is Jess Smith. Additional help from Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Topher Forhecz is the executive producer of the FT. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The theme song of the show is from Metaphor Music.

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