Andreessen Horowitz hauls in one of the largest funds since the downturn in the tech sector, stocks from China’s state-owned enterprises are faring well compared with the wider market, and the IMF says that the US is on track to grow at double the rate of any other G7 country this year. Plus, a full-scale conflict has depleted Ukrainian defences. Israel could face a similar plight despite the weekend’s successful interceptions.

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Andreessen Horowitz raises $7.2bn and sets sights on AI start-ups

Beijing reforms unloved state-owned enterprises to win back investors

US to grow at double the rate of G7 peers this year, says IMF

Ukraine’s air defence struggle shows risks to Israel

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