Cash holdings among global fund managers have risen to their highest level since 9/11, China’s economic data show how badly the country is suffering from its Covid lockdowns. Plus, the FT’s employment columnist Sarah O’Connor says inflation hurts some workers more than others and salary advancement schemes aimed at helping struggling workers may not be a panacea. 

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Big investors increase cash holdings to highest levels since 9/11 attack

Beware the promise of salary advance schemes

China’s economic activity plummets as Covid lockdowns hit growth

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