The Week That’s Done: HongShan (née Sequoia China) eyes global investments

Sequoia’s China spin-off is searching for investment targets worldwide, underlining private capital flows as an arena of geopolitical competition. Meanwhile, a fertilizer shock could raise global food prices, Japan deals with an inflation and deflation dilemma, BYD spots another IRA backdoor, and US inflation rears its stubborn head. Plus: oil and gas volatility.

The Week That’s Done: Chinese takeovers, Sequoia splits

Italy is reckoning with Chinese corporate influence — but damage can be hard to undo, and interventions now can prove too little too late. Just ask Pirelli. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s production cut sweetens business for some and slashes profits for others, Sequoia splits three ways, and China flirts with deflation. Plus: more West Coast port uncertainty.