Saudi Arabia is cutting oil production, Turkey has a new finance minister and Apple is unveiling a mixed-reality headset today. Plus, the FT’s Kaye Wiggins explains how Asda has been able to take on enormous debt and whether its luck is about to change.

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Virtual reality start-ups pin hopes on Apple to lure back funding

Saudi Arabia seeks to boost oil price with output cut of 1mn barrels a day

Asda chair defends £2.3bn deal for UK operations of sister group EG

Turkey’s new finance minister pledges to return to “rational” economic policy

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