Annual US inflation fell in December to its lowest level in more than a year, and Sweden’s state-owned mining company LKAB has said it has discovered Europe’s largest deposit of rare earth metals. Plus, the FT’s Jonathan Wheatley and Farhan Bokhari discuss Pakistan’s financial crisis.

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US inflation falls to lowest level in more than a year

Pakistan secures more than $9bn of pledges for post-flood recovery

Sweden discovers biggest rare earths deposit in EU

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