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Business Arena 17.03

In Thursday’s episode of Business Arena: prominent tech figures pledge support for SVB, Lithuania takes the top spot in the EU for industrial contraction, and China renews its pledge to allow wider access to foreign investors into their markets. Also, the International Energy Agency claims that Russia is not reaping the benefits of higher costs of some recent cargoes of crude oil, bought by refiners in India and priced above the price cap; stocks are down with big declines across the board in regional bank shares just a day after the biggest U.S. banks swooped in to rescue First Republic.