Stay informed with free updatesSimply sign up to the World myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox.This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Sign up to our Asia, Europe/Africa or Americas edition to get it sent straight to your inbox every weekday morning. This morning, Charlie Munger, the vice-chair of Berkshire Hathaway and investment partner of Warren Buffett, died at the age of 99. He played a significant role in the company’s success. Economic data for the day includes US GDP figures, the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, and inflation data from Spain, Germany, and Italy. The UK Covid-19 inquiry continues with evidence from former officials. Halfords, Pennon, and Prosus are also reporting results today. Other top stories include negotiations on the sale of Casino’s largest stores, the impact of Israel’s bombardment on Palestinian children in Gaza, the re-shipping of Russian liquefied natural gas to boost Moscow’s revenues, and Energean’s responsibility to supply gas to Israel following an attack. Permira is gearing up for the listing of its Italian luxury sports shoe brand Golden Goose. In Ukraine, oligarchs are facing challenges to their wealth and influence. Eurozone data is expected to show a slowdown in inflation, and comprehensive diagnostic testing for health is being emphasized. More information can be found in our Working It and One Must-Read newsletters.
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