Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigns, the European Central Bank raises interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, Russia and Ukraine reach a deal to end a month-long grain blockade, and the FT’s Katie Martin explains why markets might rally when they see signs of a recession in corporate earnings reports.

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Italy president calls snap elections after Draghi quits as PM

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ECB raises rates for first time in more than a decade

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