Laos welcomes cryptocurrency miners


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An unpublished internal model seen by the FT shows that the European Central Bank expects to hit its elusive 2 per cent inflation target by 2025, and Myanmar’s shadow government is fighting back against the military junta. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains why Laos is allowing cryptocurrency mining.

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