Top Democrats have expressed support for a $908bn stimulus plan offered by a bipartisan group of US senators, the UK has become the first country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, and Chinese state-backed funds are still scouring the US for investments in critical technologies despite stiffer restrictions on such deals. Plus, the FT’s West Africa correspondent, Neil Munshi, explains why Nigeria’s richest residents are investing heavily in Africa’s biggest economy.

Top Democrats signal willingness to compromise on stimulus

UK set for Covid vaccinations ‘next week’ after regulatory approval

Chinese state-backed funds invest in US tech despite Washington curbs

Nigeria’s richest plough money into Africa’s biggest economy

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