What it says in the papers
Start-up 'cockroaches' now replace grandiose 'unicorns' and technology will transform insurance by cutting life's risks through use of accurate data
Financial Times leads with France's warning to Britain that it will block any attempt to secure a backdoor veto for the City of London in EU negotiations.
- Nigeria has asked the World Bank for a $2.5 billion loan as the slump in oil causes a growing gap in its budget.
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