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Two senior Federal Reserve officials whose trading activity prompted the US central bank to launch an ethics review on Monday announced they will resign, and today Fed chair Jay Powell will join other central bank chiefs at a European Central Bank forum. Plus, where does Germany go after its razor-thin election? The FT’s Europe editor, Ben Hall, explains that it could be a while before there is a clear picture for the country’s government. 

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