Argentina debt holders greenlight restructuring, Lebanon’s new PM, European contact tracing woes

09.01.2020 - By FT News Briefing

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Argentina has succeeded in restructuring almost all of its $65bn debt with private creditors, global equities enjoy their best August since 1986, and Lebanon appoints Mustapha Adib as the country’s next prime minister as French president Emmanuel Macron visits Beirut. Plus, the FT’s Donato Paolo Mancini explains why Europe’s contact tracing efforts are struggling. 

Argentina clinches near-unanimous backing for debt restructuring
ft.com/content/e3e8b783-9455-46f3-946f-15c31a29778b

Global equities complete hottest August since 1986
ft.com/content/b37fc114-57e2-4f5e-b4b4-e373dbcd58cc

Lebanon picks PM as Macron meets celebrated singer Fairuz
https://www.ft.com/content/eea244c3-39f7-4827-876f-46e1e28c7d8b

Europe’s fractured contact tracing linked to post-holiday Covid-19 surge
ft.com/content/86a818bb-a5d7-495c-98c8-6209f019ca71?

United Airlines scraps change fees for domestic tickets
https://www.ft.com/content/a686e554-1e9e-424d-9b6e-0df841f68bb6
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