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The Wirecard documents, explained

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The FT today published the latest piece in its investigation into Wirecard, which raised the prospect of a concerted effort to fake substantial sales and profits at the German fintech, a member of the Dax 30.It also published some internal correspondence and documents that underpin that reporting, which Wirecard said were fabricated.So, we thought it would be useful to explain what readers are looking at. We’ll attempt to walk you through the documents, with a digression or two to add context, and introduce some of the characters and concepts.You can download the full set here, and you’ll want to have read the FT story first.What do we have, and what are we looking for?The FT has published six PDFs of emails or email exchanges between members of Wirecard’s finance team.We’ve also published

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