The $30bn insurance broker deal that never came to be

The UK government will consider loosening travel restrictions for travellers from the EU and the US, Intel will change the way it names its most advanced technology and Japanese athletes are raking in the golds at the Tokyo Olympics. Plus, Ian Smith, the FT’s insurance correspondent, explains how pressure from the US Department of Justice caused the $30bn merger between Aon and Willis Towers Watson to collapse. 

UK to consider relaxing travel restrictions from EU and US

Intel to drop names based on transistor size for advanced chip tech with west coast editor Richard Waters

Aon’s $30bn acquisition of Willis Towers Watson collapses, with insurance correspondent Ian Smith

Tokyo Olympics Alternative medals table, with Asia business editor Leo Lewis

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