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Fly Charts: Russian Junk and Permian Progress

From Daimler's new friend to Chinese crackdown, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

Good morning! This is Fly Charts, the daily charts-only newsletter from Gadfly; sign up here. From Daimler's new friend to Chinese crackdown, here are four charts that tell you what you need to know in business today.

Further To Fall

It looks like it's finally time for Russia's debt to come off of the junk heap.

Source: Bloomberg

Booked Up

Chevron has the Permian Basin to thank for the rapid replenishment of its proven oil reserves, and OPEC and Russia for keeping shale viable.

Source: Company filings

Trial and Failure

The seizure of Anbang is bad news for anyone hoping for a revival of China-to-U.S. M&A.

Source: Bloomberg

No Anchor Tenant

A massive Chinese investment may help give Daimler the one thing it's missing -- a large and stable anchor shareholder.

Source: Bloomberg

Percent of Daimler shares owned

And don't miss Elaine He on a chicken catastrophe: "Less than a week after the switch, two-thirds of KFC restaurants had closed. As of Feb. 21, just under a third remained closed. Even the open ones are operating with limited menus or shortened hours. To put it in context: KFC generated almost 413 million pounds ($577 million) of revenue in the U.K. in 2016, the most recent year for which figures are available.

"KFC has tried to contain the damage, blaming 'teething' problems at DHL and mounting a cheeky social media campaign that includes inevitable puns about chickens crossing roads.

"But it isn't a joke."

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