FT News Briefing

FT News Briefing

By Financial Times

A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning.


Amazon misses revenue targets in latest quarter

Amazon shares slumped in after-hours trading after the ecommerce giant missed Wall Street’s revenue targets, Robinhood shares stumbled out of the gate on Thursday, and China’s securities regulator has sought to ease concerns among international investors and banks. Plus, the FT’s labor and equality correspondent, Taylor Nicole Rogers, explains how some teenagers gained the upper hand in a hot US summer jobs marketAmazon’s online sales growth slows as lockdowns ease, with San Francisco correspondent, Dave Lee https://www.ft.com/content/fbc5d16e-2917-4048-a9b4-0f3cc0d6da2eBeijing seeks to ease fears on Wall Street after tech crackdown, with markets editor, Katie Martin https://www.ft.com/content/d3d30930-b098-40f0-a628-448c0b532b6dRobinhood shares slide in debut as investors give broker cold shoulderhttps://www.ft.com/content/ff5131d0-1332-4242-96b4-21d59cff9ba6Teens gain the upper hand in hot US summer jobs market, with labour and equality correspondent Taylor Nicole Rogers https://www.ft.com/content/ee8db328-b690-4aa6-8562-e94cedbcdb2fThe FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/07/2110m 56s

Fed signals taper decision closer, India’s tech IPO boom

The Federal Reserve signalled it was moving closer to the moment when it will withdraw its support for the US economic recovery by tapering the central bank’s asset purchases, and the international lawyer Philippe Sands explains why he wants to create an international definition for the crime of ecocide. Plus, the FT’s Stephanie Findlay explains why Indian tech companies are going through an IPO boom. The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. Fed signals taper decision closer as ‘progress’ made on economyhttps://www.ft.com/content/6b5992d3-967e-4a63-b159-a398654d6199The Rachman Review podcasthttps://www.ft.com/rachman-reviewIndia tech IPO boom to provide crucial test of investor appetitehttps://www.ft.com/content/f6b35707-e7c5-4d30-8d11-5b8146183ca5?Tesla co-founder’s battery recycling start-up raises $700mhttps://www.ft.com/content/771498b8-9457-462f-aee0-e32db14eea49?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/07/219m 46s

Investors are spooked by China’s regulatory crackdowns

Apple’s profit nearly doubled in the latest quarter as iPhone sales surged, and a former oil trader at Glencore has pleaded guilty in the US over his part in a scheme to bribe government officials in Nigeria. Plus, the FT’s US investment editor, Michael Mackenzie, explains why China’s crackdown is burning investors. Tech blowout: Apple profit nearly doubles as iPhone sales surgehttps://www.ft.com/content/18cfeb9a-8596-4d23-badd-df9a62d510abFormer Glencore trader pleads guilty to role in Nigeria bribery scheme, with natural resources editor Neil Humehttps://www.ft.com/content/392b610f-43c6-4496-bb16-977e1f31f015?Beijing’s threat to VIEs triggers Wall St panic over Chinese stocks, with US investment editor Michael Mackenzie https://www.ft.com/content/38ba7bb9-9a7e-4817-80cf-324bc9a4527b?US law firms up ante on bonuses in war to win staffhttps://www.ft.com/content/046d42d1-ec0b-4649-af6a-592430b5668c?The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/07/2110m 59s

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 UShttps://www.ft.com/content/8f7b59c7-89b5-4ca5-a0a4-7f1355fab3e0?Intel to drop names based on transistor size for advanced chip tech with west coast editor Richard Watershttps://www.ft.com/content/1afe75ed-7867-447d-abb8-6eea3598b029Aon’s $30bn acquisition of Willis Towers Watson collapses, with insurance correspondent Ian Smith https://www.ft.com/content/a6471af0-764d-49e7-87a0-dd2a2c110fd9Tokyo Olympics Alternative medals table, with Asia business editor Leo Lewishttps://ig.ft.com/tokyo-olympics-alternative-medal-table/The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/07/219m 42s

The stock winners and losers half way through the year

The international community is responding to the military’s protest crackdown in a variety of ways, and a look at why Nasdaq is separating its existing marketplace for private company shares into a new unit. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, talks about the performance of the FT’s annual stock picking contest, thus far. US places sanctions on head of Cuban military over protest crackdownhttps://www.ft.com/content/11d34723-0e79-4718-a9d3-7884ab96e306Nasdaq: private market exchange is the next frontier, with US Lex editor Sujeet Indap https://www.ft.com/content/630ac956-c521-4973-9d14-b707fe16c5a3?FT stockpicking contest: winners and losers at the half way mark, with markets editor Katie Martin https://www.ft.com/content/1625ef6f-83d5-4a0d-8bbf-7a61b06a963b?The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/07/2110m 29s

Introducing Tech Tonic: You Can’t Always Get What you Quant

As a News Briefing special we present Tech Tonic episode 3, our FT audio deep dive into how AI is gaining a new edge in markets. If you enjoyed this episode, click here to subscribe to Tech Tonic.From picking the best stocks to listening in on earnings calls, AI-powered systems are changing finance. But how big are the rewards, really? And what are the risks? In this episode Robin Wigglesworth tells us how AI has been used in investing, what happens when programs must adapt to new risks and what the robots could learn from watching children play. Hosted by John Thornhill, innovation editor at the Financial Times, and featuring Luke Ellis (chief executive of Man Group), Ewan Kirk (founder of Cantab Capital Partners and chairman of Deeptech Labs), Andrew Ng (founder of DeepLearning.AI and co-founder of Google Brain), and Alison Gopnik (professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley).Alice Fordham is senior producer. Josh Gabert Doyon is assistant producer. Oluwakemi Aladesuyi and Liam Nolan are the development producers. Sound design and mixing by Breen Turner. Cheryl Brumley is the executive producer for this series. Original scoring composed by Metaphor Music. Review clips: Alphabet, Netflix, Amazon, Man Group.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/07/2129m 58s

US housing prices spark officials’ concern

Washington and Berlin have reached a deal to resolve their longstanding dispute over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and Brussels has insisted it will not renegotiate the EU’s Brexit deal with the UK after London inflamed tensions by launching a bold push to overhaul Northern Ireland trade rules. Plus, rising housing expenses are quickly emerging as a pivotal indicator for officials at the Federal Reserve, within the Biden administration and among private economists.EU rejects British plan to rip up Brexit deal with George Parker, political editorhttps://www.ft.com/content/13ad8840-a83c-4871-a877-47b7001d839bUS and Germany reach truce over Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Aime Williams, US trade correspondent  https://www.ft.com/content/49210a4e-17ed-4a2e-a986-4efcadc7f342US housing inflation: the sleeping giant that might tip the Fed’s hand with James Politi, Washington bureau chiefhttps://www.ft.com/content/efdf1845-6138-4af7-8d2b-c20df9fed218The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/07/219m 59s

Netflix gambles on gaming and podcasting

Netflix gained 1.5m subscribers in the second quarter but lost 430,000 subscribers in the US and Canada, and UBS has launched a portfolio that invests solely in women-led hedge funds. Plus, the FT’s metals and mining correspondent, Henry Sanderson, talks about how the London Metals Exchange and the US-based CME Group are vying to capture rapid growth in demand for commodities tied to the electric car industry with new lithium futures contracts.Netflix bleeds subscribers in US and Canada with no sign of recovery with Tim Bradshaw, global tech correspondenthttps://www.ft.com/content/97ccbdab-6547-4d1b-bb3f-f251931901c2UBS launches portfolio to invest in women-led hedge fundshttps://spark.ft.com/editor/dab5a2b3-c083-411b-b2d1-969d6bcf862bLME launches lithium contract as CME rivalry intensifies with Henry Sanderson, metal and mining correspondenthttps://www.ft.com/content/5ff0aaa5-a501-42a5-85f4-76537cd6c990French app Yuka brings people power to the supermarket aislehttps://spark.ft.com/editor/850d9f5c-b4ab-42d5-a53d-d25b3ae99c77?The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/07/219m 42s

US businesses in Hong Kong between a rock and a hard place

Fears over the coronavirus on Monday contributed to European stocks’ worst session of 2021 Description: The threat of the Delta coronavirus variant hit global equity markets on Monday, and the online brokerage Robinhood is seeking a valuation of up to $35bn in its upcoming initial public offering. Plus, the FT’s South China correspondent Primrose Riordan reports that American companies are upset by the Biden Administration’s business advisory warning about the risks of operating in Hong Kong. Global markets shaken by fears over Delta variant with Mamta Badkar, US breaking news editorhttps://www.ft.com/content/5b2248be-8f0e-4235-ba2e-2187c96f16a6Robinhood seeks valuation of up to $35bn in IPO with Madison Darbyshire, US investment reporter https://www.ft.com/content/ae0c41a2-0f68-4331-984a-3fd9cf8b6fc2Companies in Hong Kong fear being crushed between China and US with Primrose Riordan, south China correspondenthttps://www.ft.com/content/0d56006e-2820-40b6-9643-4180146ea45f?The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/07/218m 43s

The search for a Covid supershot

Opec and its allies have reached a deal to raise oil production in response to soaring prices, and China just launched the world’s largest carbon trading market. Plus, the FT’s global health editor, Sarah Neville, reports on scientists’ pursuit of a “supershot” vaccine to protect against all coronaviruses.Opec+ reaches deal to raise oil productionhttps://www.ft.com/content/b517d13d-dc7b-4610-b468-7ded0b46d8f7China’s carbon market scheme too limited, say analysts, with Beijing correspondent, Christian Shepherd https://www.ft.com/content/3bcc2380-8544-4146-ba71-83944caff48dThe hunt for a coronavirus super shot, with global health editor, Sarah Nevillehttps://www.ft.com/content/7e96fa85-2392-467c-8960-0c9444180030The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/07/219m 38s

Pilita Clark’s picks for summer reading about the environment

US retail banks cut their branch networks and trimmed headcount in the first half of the year, and Brussels' historic attempt to tackle climate change faces a wall of opposition from governments in the bloc. Plus, the FT’s business columnist, PIlita Clark, talks about her favourite summer reads about the environment. US banks close more than 250 branches in bet on digital future with Imani Moise, US banking correspondent https://www.ft.com/content/26764d8b-9c5f-420a-901c-eaed97dda412EU climate change plans on collision course over rising cost of emissionshttps://www.ft.com/content/883a676c-7370-4e42-9b3a-dcf7e898e7bd?Summer books of 2021: Environment, with Pilita Clark, business columnist https://www.ft.com/content/27aa0926-6894-4102-89dc-e006e226cd0dManchester City’s parent company raises $650m in one of football’s biggest ever debt dealshttps://www.ft.com/content/c8cdc3f6-b7b9-45a9-8a87-f6e7bb5af92aThe FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/07/2110m 14s

Artist Damien Hirst issues his own ‘Currency’

The chair of the Federal Reserve, Jay Powell, sought to ease concerns in Congress about the Federal Reserve’s response to surging inflation, the assassination of Haiti’s president Jovenel Moïse last week has plunged the poorest nation in the Americas deeper into chaos, and British artist Damien Hirst yesterday launched his NFT-based project, entitled “The Currency”, that calls into question notions of worth and value and presents his buyers with a choice.Jay Powell says Fed ready to intervene if US inflation spirals out of controlhttps://www.ft.com/content/37d57052-c2a5-4a44-8b27-9d205a2a1c50Haiti’s ‘descent into hell’ looms closer after death of president with Michael Stott, Latin America Editorhttps://www.ft.com/content/81b683b8-b352-4ea6-9ce1-e0ed280245e1Damien Hirst launches his own NFT ‘Currency’ by Jan Dalley, Arts Editorhttps://www.ft.com/content/9a29c9e1-5990-4fc9-b021-20e4aef5f6fdThe FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/07/218m 32s

The index of everything

Visa and Mastercard have left open key gateways between Binance and the financial system despite rising regulatory scrutiny of the cryptocurrency, the pace of US consumer price increases accelerated unexpectedly in June. Plus, the FT’s global finance correspondent, Robin Wigglesworth, explains why investors might be interested in an “everything index” and how close we are to getting one. Visa and Mastercard stick with Binance as regulatory scrutiny rises https://www.ft.com/content/8f2e2528-e289-4233-ba29-1bebf3b1dbdcSticker shock: what is driving US inflation higher? With Colby Smith, US economics editorhttps://www.ft.com/content/aadaa577-b286-443f-b173-256dfc4af6a5The quest for the investment Holy Grail — an index of everything with Robin Wigglesworth, global finance correspondenthttps://www.ft.com/content/9a9056e1-b35e-4ea7-b9f7-7668c07469edVanguard makes first acquisition with Just Invest dealhttps://www.ft.com/content/fdcdeb98-d3d8-4f95-aa5a-32fb54daea53The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/07/219m 49s

The European Central Bank focuses on climate change

David Cameron was paid a salary of more than $1m by Greensill Capital, the finance company whose dramatic collapse exposed the former UK prime minister’s extensive lobbying efforts, and US banks will face tough questions about the prospects for their lending operations this week when they report second-quarter earnings, flattered by smaller-than-expected credit losses during the pandemic. Plus, Martin Arnold, the FT’s Frankfurt bureau chief, interviewed Christine Lagarde, European Central Bank president, about the bank’s plans to prioritise climate change in its policy decisions. Greensill Capital paid Cameron salary of more than $1m a yearhttps://www.ft.com/content/536867f4-2dd3-42a1-9b29-54ed92693635?US banks enter earnings season with eyes on loan growth, with Imani Moise, US Banking Correspondenthttps://www.ft.com/content/8738c327-ceab-4d00-8c24-fbc44c81a0c4ECB faces row over how to implement new strategy, Lagarde warns, with Martin Arnold, Frankfurt Bureau Chief  https://www.ft.com/content/11e953df-536b-43aa-9c21-65b8dd79c797Jump in coffee bean prices set to filter through to your morning brewhttps://www.ft.com/content/d4146bb5-896b-4f1f-b5f8-930cb2bfb729The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/07/219m 53s

EU’s Andreas Schwab responds to White House criticism of EU tech regulation

The rapid spread of the Delta coronavirus variant is causing concern about Europe’s economic recovery, and the number of start-ups valued above $1bn grew rapidly in the second quarter. Plus, the FT’s EU correspondent, Javier Espinoza, interviews the influential European Union lawmaker who is steering the EU’s flagship tech regulation through Parliament and wants to target the top US tech companies. Delta variant surge casts doubt over Europe’s economic reboundhttps://www.ft.com/content/1f9c18cf-706c-4d9c-9764-d3c088bdc1a2EU should focus on top 5 tech companies, says leading MEP, by Javier Espinoza https://www.ft.com/content/49f3d7f2-30d5-4336-87ad-eea0ee0ecc7bBillion dollar ‘unicorns’ hit record numbers as valuations surge, by Miles Kruppa https://www.ft.com/content/ccfc6bbd-56b6-4cef-b89d-4f88ceb7b126Richard Branson touches the edge of spacehttps://www.ft.com/content/bf3130f4-5f62-4f9d-941a-d1db98dc0233?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/07/219m 38s

Martin Wolf's summer reading list

The UK’s advertising watchdog says it will clamp down on misleading marketing for crypto investments, and stock markets dropped on Thursday on rising concerns about prospects for the global economy. Plus, the FT’s chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, picks his top economics summer reads. UK advertising watchdog to crack down on misleading crypto marketinghttps://www.ft.com/content/19ad9810-402d-4529-89b5-732521829548?Markets enjoy blessed relief now the heavy storms have passed with Katie Martin, Markets Editorhttps://www.ft.com/content/80717968-7714-4ed8-b73b-029f9b1e9590Treasuries rally and stocks drop on rising economic concernshttps://www.ft.com/content/e549f4b1-f2f8-4213-8f04-679f89286c31Summer books of 2021: Economics with Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentatorhttps://www.ft.com/content/239f31cb-57a3-43d3-ab3d-d18d068f4994Japan bans spectators at Olympics events in and around Tokyohttps://www.ft.com/content/af205e68-51e3-4165-b211-d22f9c3c86c8The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/07/2111m 26s

A wave of private equity buyouts in the UK prompts concern

Former president Donald Trump is suing Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube, as well as their respective chief executives, in lawsuits alleging “unlawful censorship” of Americans, the new Delta variant of coronavirus is driving up infection rates in countries across the globe, and South Africa’s president has been arrested. Plus, the FT’s private capital correspondent, Kaye Wiggins, explains why private equity firms have been targeting UK companies and how the British public is reacting. Trump sues Facebook, YouTube and Twitter over ‘censorship’https://www.ft.com/content/86c98f3b-7d25-42b9-abf6-68b4b0839c66Delta variant drives Spain’s Covid-19 rate to highest in mainland Europehttps://www.ft.com/content/06334a7b-30cc-40bf-942b-e3bcd2efb305LGIM warns against private equity buying Morrisons for ‘wrong reasons’https://www.ft.com/content/9d1a6019-6571-478c-8b1f-f267bb582f0dThe Rachman Review podcast: South Africa’s pivotal momenthttps://www.ft.com/rachman-review  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/07/219m 56s

What did Didi’s bankers know before the IPO?

Didi lost a fifth of its market value after Chinese regulators announced an investigation into the ride-hailing app that last week raised more than $4bn in a New York IPO, the Opec impasse highlights growing tensions between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the Pentagon cancels a highly sensitive $10bn cloud contract awarded to Microsoft, and a new report that says Viktor Orban’s government is failing to ensure the transparent use of EU funds and their independent oversight, which will embolden calls to withhold payments to Hungary.Didi caught as China and US battle over datahttps://www.ft.com/content/00403ae5-7565-413e-907d-ad46549375baPentagon cancels $10bn cloud contract awarded to Microsofthttps://www.ft.com/content/7ac0e691-665f-4328-8b29-ee4883068e80Opec impasse sees UAE ‘flexing its muscles’ against Saudi Arabiahttps://www.ft.com/content/baca384d-c477-4a8b-bdcd-b174317af387Orban government not ‘reliable steward’ of EU funds, report sayshttps://www.ft.com/content/4d79583c-f5a1-40be-93dc-cae27e6c713f?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/07/218m 55s

China’s widening tech crackdown

KKR is expanding its operations to target more takeovers in the UK, ransomware hackers hit more than 1,000 companies in what appears to be one of the largest supply chain attacks to date, and oil prices jumped to the highest level in three years on Monday after oil producers abandoned a decision over increasing oil production. Plus, the FT’s deputy Beijing bureau chief looks at why Chinese regulators are going after Chinese tech companies that recently listed in the US. KKR steps up pursuit of UK companies amid buyout frenzyhttps://www.ft.com/content/e5cc18cf-081d-4b68-b469-ca77935a615e?Oil hits three-year high after Opec+ abandons meetinghttps://www.ft.com/content/c9746fbc-7a90-4c9a-9a52-30b44475aa9aRussia-linked hackers target IT supply chain with ransomwarehttps://www.ft.com/content/a8e7c9a2-5819-424f-b087-c6f2e8f0c7a1China targets more tech groups after Didi crackdownhttps://www.ft.com/content/771f6d40-ecd2-4855-8193-d0550f1d2e3dClubhouse discussion on Jeff Bezos’s departure from Amazonhttps://www.clubhouse.com/event/PrDXYYvL  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/07/218m 55s

Introducing Tech Tonic: Trust me, I’m a robot

As a News Briefing special we present Tech Tonic, our FT audio deep dive into the promises and perils of artificial intelligence.  If you enjoyed this episode, click here to subscribe to Tech Tonic. Tech Tonic S2 E2: Trust me, I’m a robotWhat does it mean for AI to augment human perception? In this episode the FT’s Madhumita Murgia takes us to a small village in rural India where AI is being used to help doctors better diagnose tuberculosis and looks at a healthcare system where it is helping patients who doctors may have overlooked.Alice Fordham is senior producer. Josh Gabert Doyon is assistant producer. Oluwakemi Aladesuyi and Liam Nolan are the development producers. Sound design and mixing by Sean McGarrity. Cheryl Brumley is the executive producer for this series. You heard the song Down in the Coalmine by The Ian Campbell Folk Group, as well as original scoring composed by Metaphor Music.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/07/2124m 36s

What the Apple Daily closure means for the free press in Hong Kong

The world’s leading economies have signed up to a plan that looks to force multinational companies to pay a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15 per cent, economists believe that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by the end of 20-23, and Robinhood is targeting a valuation of $40bn or more ahead of its public offering. Plus, the FT’s Nicolle Liu explains what the closure of the Apple Daily newspaper means for the media landscape in Hong Kong. World’s leading economies agree global minimum corporate tax ratehttps://www.ft.com/content/d0311794-abcf-4a2a-a8a4-bcabfc4f71faRobinhood targets $40bn valuation ahead of IPOhttps://www.ft.com/content/7421d913-0f77-4458-9032-59ba32c846f1?Economists predict at least two US interest rate rises by end of 2023https://www.ft.com/content/de778e1b-3876-4999-942e-186c2a692a1aApple Daily’s death leaves a shadow over free press in Hong Konghttps://www.ft.com/content/c7aa2919-dce1-4196-8d4a-ad9f57c59c4e  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/07/2110m 59s

How English Channel ports avoided a Brexit meltdown

Private equity firms have broken a 40-year record with $500bn in deals that helped to propel global mergers and acquisitions activity to an all-time high, and the dominant Chinese ride-hailing company, Didi Chuxing, became the largest Chinese company since Alibaba to list in the US, and nightmarish fears of traffic jams and clogged ports after Brexit never materialised thanks to several factors.  Private equity breaks 40-year record with $500bn dealshttps://www.ft.com/content/cd9571a3-726c-4995-9954-23a8dcf12b19?Didi shares rise on New York trading debut https://www.ft.com/content/dd7ea7fa-96c4-420c-94be-5730a284cc04How Britain’s Channel ports avoided Brexit meltdownhttps://www.ft.com/content/1001c054-0cf9-4f30-a62a-c9ac91e58223Tim Berners-Lee’s web NFT sells for $5.4m https://www.ft.com/content/0e45c25b-f66b-44d1-b662-0e7b095664f9  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/07/219m 31s

Inside the secretive private equity firm behind the £6.8bn Asda buyout

Today the UK will set out a plan for a simpler, more “nimble” post-Brexit system of state subsidies, and the Japanese conglomerate Hitachi is anticipating a wave of infrastructure spending as it bets on the US market to drive its next phase of growth. Plus, the FT’s private capital correspondent, Kaye Wiggins, investigates the low-profile investors behind the £6.8bn buyout of UK supermarket chain Asda.UK unveils post-Brexit state aid scheme to support industryhttps://www.ft.com/content/4206d16f-772f-4257-bdca-ca19ca049402Hitachi targets strong US growth under Biden’s infrastructure planhttps://www.ft.com/content/e9a43c04-7d89-4f71-a77a-060cc12930ccInside the secretive private equity firm behind the £6.8bn Asda buyouthttps://www.ft.com/content/ce7092f9-645a-46bd-8007-611c99fd8907Zaoui brothers join Europe’s emerging Spac movementhttps://www.ft.com/content/ae2a02ae-2af7-4a61-9c40-cf41927c3b3a?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/06/219m 47s

The frontrunner to replace Angela Merkel talks the CDU and Germany’s economy

A US judge has dismissed two antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, investors are reassessing their conviction in the reflation trade that has captivated Wall Street this year after a hawkish tilt by the US central bank inflicted losses on some fund managers, Binance customers have lost the ability to withdraw and deposit pounds using one of the main UK payments systems. Plus, the FT’s Berlin bureau chief, Guy Chazan, spoke with Armin Laschet, leader of the CDU and frontrunner to replace Angela Merkel, about his plans for Germany’s economy and relations with China. US judge dismisses antitrust lawsuits against Facebookhttps://www.ft.com/content/bedb65dd-53c9-4e31-b3d7-c85a40fdb104Reflation trade unwind wrongfoots several big-name hedge fundshttps://www.ft.com/content/4fc62da9-da68-4d1f-a2aa-c8a575d11920?Binance customers frozen out of withdrawals through key UK payments networkhttps://www.ft.com/content/2d427ed7-f9e4-46cf-a4c4-46429b19df5d?FT interview: Armin Laschet on Merkel, the Greens and fiscal ruleshttps://www.ft.com/content/e3c3e517-2c5b-49d6-a566-0f6bd896f8feOlaf Scholz treads fine line on German thrift versus pandemic spendinghttps://www.ft.com/content/1d6d8876-2b21-4550-ba85-443d5c20919b?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/06/2110m 59s

The Amazon wage effect

The UK’s financial watchdog has ordered crypto exchange Binance to stop all regulated activities in Britain, and Denmark’s media industry is pioneering a new bargaining tactic to try and make Google and Facebook pay for news. Plus, the FT’s Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson reports that some US companies blame Amazon’s aggressive hiring practices for the current labor shortage. Financial watchdog bans crypto exchange Binance from UKhttps://www.ft.com/content/8bc0e5e0-2705-496d-a265-acccaffaee87Danish media club together to make US tech giants pay for newshttps://www.ft.com/content/c83d6b7f-ed19-4a90-a719-3bf4aedccdff?Amazon effect’ sets the tone for US workers’ remunerationhttps://www.ft.com/content/9e8b9727-7955-44c4-955a-73375a7a20efUBS to let most staff mix working from home and office permanentlyhttps://www.ft.com/content/1601e314-6d6d-4014-94df-f2858ee64e8e?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/06/218m 55s

Biden strikes infrastructure deal, Bitcoin’s plunge

US President Joe Biden has secured a deal on an infrastructure package worth about $1tn to spend on upgrading roads, bridges and broadband networks over the next eight years, and the US Federal Reserve loosened restrictions on dividends and buybacks by America’s biggest banks as it released an analysis showing the lenders could suffer almost $500bn in losses and still easily meet capital requirements, and the price of bitcoin briefly dropped below $30,000 in volatile trading after a sweeping regulatory crackdown. Biden agrees slimmed-down $1tn infrastructure deal with senatorshttps://www.ft.com/content/b262ed46-152d-42bd-9a6d-b70d679bb282?Fed gives passing grade to biggest US banks in stress tests https://wwwk.ft.com/content/78f53986-fefa-4208-b4ea-674052a9ca3fBitcoin sinks below $30,000 for first time since January:https://www.ft.com/content/a53a6342-f1e3-4cfe-aab0-642434da428cAndreessen Horowitz increases crypto bets with new $2.2bn fundhttps://www.ft.com/content/36413e3e-7915-45c7-b4ce-ccbeac972c94?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/06/2110m 3s

Meme ‘stonks’ and the market

Read a transcript of this episode on FT.comhttps://www.ft.com/content/eb36b605-47d9-465a-91f8-d47a4af45faeTech groups in Taiwan are accused of locking up migrant workers as coronavirus hits the sector, and the rapid rise in prices for raw materials has reversed a decades-long decline in the cost of solar energy. Plus, our global finance correspondent, Robin Wigglesworth, explains how financial memefication is evolving from a niche corner to grow deep roots in stock marketsTech groups in Taiwan accused of locking up migrant workershttps://www.ft.com/content/4269650e-7660-4b80-b294-f81b4368784cSolar power investors burnt by rise in raw materials costshttps://www.ft.com/content/2f8dd951-a1b1-410a-89dd-14728c56235dHow meme lords fuelled a boom in the ‘stonk market’https://www.ft.com/content/e3304649-7348-424e-b354-e8da1c819364  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/06/2110m 29s

Why Instagram is getting filtered out

House prices have set records in the US and parts of Europe, and the artificial intelligence-based drug-discovery platform Insilico has raised more than $255m from investors. Plus, the deputy head of the FT’s Lex column, Elaine Moore, explains why Instagram is struggling to stay relevant in today's social media landscape. House prices climb to record levels in US and Europehttps://www.ft.com/content/3082fe00-cdb7-4eb9-ab2d-2309b9848114AI drug discovery start-up Insilico raises more than $255m https://www.ft.com/content/704ced9a-dffd-49a1-a58f-46fc6dca0cd2Too many influencers, not enough eyeballs: will boredom kill Instagram? https://www.ft.com/content/9c00219a-229a-4b82-a7c3-63000b558053More than 5m people become millionaires despite pandemic https://www.ft.com/content/86b99144-ba71-441d-b297-ddcdc94ea7f2?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/06/2110m 8s

US student athletes’ Supreme Court victory

The head of the US Food and Drug Administration is under fire after approving a controversial Alzheimer’s drug, a Covid outbreak at a Chinese port has further disrupted global shipping, and the Tokyo Olympics will have limited spectators when the games begin next month. Plus, the FT’s US sports business correspondent, Sara Germano, explains the US Supreme Court ruling in favour of student athletes who sued the National Collegiate Athletic Association. US medicines watchdog accused of cozy ties with Big Pharmahttps://www.ft.com/content/4013ea99-0413-40f5-b93c-f3de001ccf12?Covid outbreak at Chinese port exacerbates global supply chain delayshttps://www.ft.com/content/c3c55dca-2ee7-488a-ad68-9286822b881c?Olympic venues to cap number of spectators at 10,000https://www.ft.com/content/eafb2809-2103-4d6e-97d7-da760095718aStudent athletes win US Supreme Court showdown against NCAAhttps://www.ft.com/content/9c00913e-afe8-4dc8-8881-38d93d713d49?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/06/219m 49s

How artificial intelligence is reshaping the world

Reflation trade has been pummelled after the Federal Reserve unexpectedly signalled a shift in its stance on inflation, and, European Central Bank executive Fabio Panetta says the introduction of a digital euro would boost consumers’ privacy. Plus, the FT’s innovation editor, John Thornhill, talks about the new season of the Tech Tonic podcast and its main focus, artificial intelligence. Reflation trades pummelled as Fed shift resets marketshttps://www.ft.com/content/2fa0c907-f597-49b2-a08d-35249d1d5a9fDigital euro will protect consumer privacy, ECB executive pledgeshttps://www.ft.com/content/e59e5d61-043a-4293-8692-f8267e5984c2?Tech Tonic Season 2https://www.ft.com/tech-tonicToday's Clubhouse discussion on artificial intelligence https://www.clubhouse.com/join/FinancialTimes/MLICXXgQ/PAwJ017M  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/06/2111m 7s

Black Americans’ unease with official embrace of Juneteenth

The premium above super-safe US Treasuries that investors demand to buy risky corporate debt has dropped to its lowest level in more than a decade, and tensions between Hong Kong and Taiwan threaten one of the region’s most important trade and investment relationships. Plus, the FT’s race and equalities correspondent, Taylor Nicole Rogers, explains why some black Americans take a dim view of America’s newfound embrace of the Juneteenth holiday. Bond spreads collapse as investors rush into risky corporate debthttps://wwww.ft.com/content/ed39b06a-a9e1-4e6c-9fa1-f386d06d6410?Hong Kong-Taiwan spat threatens cross-Strait businesshttps://www.ft.com/content/7e3845c2-7fc7-4199-8fc2-8c7cc66111abCompanies’ embrace of Juneteenth holiday rings hollow to somehttps://www.ft.com/content/512973a1-0adf-4f6b-91f5-e2fc33a6bb3eRonaldo’s Coke moment signals shifting balance of power in sporthttps://www.ft.com/content/e11ec659-d386-47f5-b284-c6951fa45870  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/06/2110m 48s

Federal Reserve signals first rate rise in 2023

Federal Reserve officials expect to start raising US interest rates in 2023, Toshiba’s latest corporate crisis is a scandal over efforts to thwart activist shareholders, and the appointment of 32-year-old Big Tech critic, Lina Khan, as chair of the US Federal Trade Commission signals tougher antitrust enforcement. Fed signals first rate rise will come in 2023https://www.ft.com/content/0bf83e29-5ee2-415e-9e03-0edb38218bf3Big Tech critic Lina Khan to lead US competition regulatorhttps://www.ft.com/content/bee1b959-b2aa-4ee1-8391-d5b5832ededdToshiba board’s chair rebuffs calls to quit over governance scandalhttps://www.ft.com/content/e4535a1a-f55b-4713-b6cc-f7dccce64f77Podcaster turned tech investor raises $140m fundhttps://www.ft.com/editor/eac67acc-6b52-4479-90bf-eeae3efe0041?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/06/219m 41s

Web founder Tim Berners-Lee auctions off original source code

The Tokyo Olympic Games will need a public bailout of about $800m if spectators are banned, and the end of the interminable EU and US struggle over aircraft subsidies marks a major truce in what seemed an intractable trade conflict. Plus, the FT’s global technology correspondent, Tim Bradshaw, spoke to world wide web founder Tim Berners-Lee about his decision to auction off the original source code as digital art. Tokyo Olympics will need bailout if games go ahead without spectatorshttps://www.ft.com/3cd58c64-039e-4147-a744-af676de1691d?Airbus/Boeing deal explained: what is in it and what happens nexthttps://www.ft.com/content/1e04dfe1-9651-4b9e-90d9-fdbd82b45253Web inventor Berners-Lee to auction original code as NFThttps://www.ft.com/content/a77ad1bf-fae0-478b-aa05-a07790314ebc?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/06/2110m 35s

When Biden meets Putin

The world’s longest undersea electric cable, between the UK and Norway, is set to be switched on this week, the US Federal Reserve could begin discussions this week about shrinking its $120bn monthly asset purchase scheme, and Nato leaders issue a warning about China’s military ambitions. Plus, the FT’s Europe editor, Ben Hall, previews US president Joe Biden’s first meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin. UK and Norway complete world’s longest subsea electricity cable https://www.ft.com/content/399c1c37-3f7a-4770-af13-66741df01135?Fed to discuss slowing stimulus as recovery strengthenhttps://www.ft.com/content/9d100381-3f86-4540-91c8-4477b4cef127Nato warns China’s military ambitions threaten international orderhttps://www.ft.com/content/f454033a-9975-4efd-92eb-9cf63306af7f?Biden, Putin and the new era of information warfarehttps://www.ft.com/content/51fc3b07-78a5-4461-823c-c9d22baeb063?Morgan Stanley chief urges employees to return to office https://www.ft.com/content/ffd6033f-e8fc-4289-85b2-42bc4ddddd16?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/06/2110m 18s

China’s proliferating smart city technology

Israel’s parliament has voted in a new government, ending rightwing stalwart and five-time premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year grip on power, South Korean shipbuilders and sea freight companies will seek to raise billions of dollars via stock market listings in the second half of 2021 as the industries enjoy a global trade rebound, leaders of the G7 countries back a western rival to China’s Belt and Road Initiative to help developing countries tackle climate change. Plus, the FT’s global China editor, James Kynge, reports on how China’s smart city surveillance technology is being used around the world, and the growing backlash. End of era in Israel as Netanyahu is oustedhttps://www.ft.com/content/f0824e22-2e42-4d80-b0fa-574c6b12b9ddG7 set to agree ‘green belt and road’ plan to counter China’s influencehttps://www.ft.com/content/f33b43e6-0cea-486b-a3cf-628a31c09693Exporting Chinese surveillance: the security risks of ‘smart cities’https://www.ft.com/content/76fdac7c-7076-47a4-bcb0-7e75af0aadabKorean shippers to raise billions of dollars as global trade reboundshttps://www.ft.com/content/eab4b7b5-7590-477f-bd7e-e919501a54b4  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/06/2110m 5s

Inflation rises but worries fade, global taxation deal

Leaders of the G7 economies convening in the UK will announce a pledge to provide 1bn coronavirus doses to poorer countries as part of plan to “vaccinate the world” by the end of 2022, US government bonds shrug off leap in inflation, global regulators are calling for cryptocurrencies to carry the toughest bank capital rules of any asset, and iconic British department store group Selfridges has been put up for sale with an estimated £4bn price tag after receiving an approach from a potential buyer.G7 leaders to pledge to donate 1bn Covid 19 doses to poorer countrieshttps://www.ft.com/content/000e6968-8ae4-4f00-9cb5-324b98aa779bUS bond rally eases pressure on emerging market hedge fundshttps://www.ft.com/content/c1058fd7-47cf-4bcc-9d8c-d5bf8887c715Global banking regulator urges toughest capital rules for cryptohttps://www.ft.com/content/3fe7be31-179a-47dd-9a61-8f4ea42b9c62?Selfridges up for sale with £4bn price taghttps://www.ft.com/content/134c756c-e220-44ec-a82c-afc0099bf9b1  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/06/2110m 6s

The true cost of zero commission trading

Today’s report on US consumer prices is expected to show that prices further accelerated in May, US president Joe Biden will use this week’s G7 summit to encourage allies to join Washington’s tougher stance towards Beijing, and Olympic sponsors worry if being associated with the games will damage their brand. Plus, the FT’s Eva Szalay interviews a market insider who says popular trading platforms that offer “zero commission” trades are not being entirely honest with customers. Will hot US inflation data unsettle markets?https://www.ft.com/content/7377a5d6-73e8-442e-96e8-ea2535286c08Joe Biden rallies allies to take tougher stance on Chinahttps://www.ft.com/content/203d664a-c834-48d7-805d-c49d44aa2a9aJapanese sponsors think twice about being associated with Tokyo Olympicshttps://www.ft.com/content/2e8b9ce5-95e0-4114-884b-f05de926ccdeRetail trading frenzy reflects ‘broken’ US equity markets, says XTX’s Gerkohttps://www.ft.com/content/d813fe90-29ba-4c98-ac57-c2919a7970b1Sign up for today’s Future of News event here: https://futurenews.live.ft.com/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/06/219m 3s

The FBI’s hi-tech sting, the day the internet broke

Joe Biden’s plan to overhaul the international tax system will face a difficult passage through the US Congress as Republicans threaten to vote down a prospective deal, and millions of internet users lost access to major sites yesterday due to a configuration error at a Silicon Valley internet infrastructure provider, Fastly. Plus, more than 800 people around the world have been arrested in a coordinated police sting that lured drug dealers, mafia members and other criminals onto an encrypted communications platform secretly run by the FBI. Cloud glitch brings down thousands of websitesft.com/content/0d5b9430-750b-44b7-b238-6e2160c3c591Hundreds arrested worldwide in Trojan Shield organised crime stinghttps://www.ft.com/content/47c271c1-0be3-4a5c-9ca6-b231ed0f7fef?Indian tycoons surpass Chinese tech moguls in global rich listhttps://www.ft.com/content/2026fa04-fc22-4e20-ad0e-3d76a1ddf028?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/06/219m 43s

Abu Dhabi’s creative pivot away from oil

US officials say they have recovered $2.3m worth of ransom payments made to hackers who shut down the Colonial pipeline last month, investors pile into Biogen after the US Food and Drug Administration approves the company’s Alzheimer’s treatment, and Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador loses his congressional supermajority. Plus, the FT’s Gulf correspondent, Simeon Kerr, explains why Abu Dhabi is shifting away from oil and investing more into arts, media and culture. US says it has recovered majority of Colonial pipeline ransomhttps://www.ft.com/content/43dab2dc-a7aa-4102-9779-d1b6ced2985bAlzheimer’s drug from Biogen wins US approvalhttps://www.ft.com/content/6f48610b-ec86-4deb-a89c-fc0a0f332bb0Mexico’s president loses congressional supermajority in electionshttps://www.ft.com/content/36e737a9-ae48-4ff8-8e6c-88f54344b372Abu Dhabi plans $6bn culture spend to diversify from oilhttps://www.ft.com/content/c0ae0344-280b-40f0-a67f-7edc24033caf?Jeff Bezos to go to space after stepping down at Amazonhttps://www.ft.com/content/defbe912-ceb9-4017-a215-16d214484597  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/06/219m 30s

The potential disruption of decentralised finance

One of the world’s largest electronics contract manufacturers warns the global chip shortage could last until mid-2022, the G7 advanced economies have struck what they have termed a “historic agreement” on taxing multinationals, and China is taking measures to cool the renminbi rally. Plus, the FT’s venture capital reporter, Miles Kruppa, talks about cryptocurrency startups that aim to disrupt and decentralise finance. Chip shortage to last until at least mid-2022, warns manufacturerhttps://www.ft.com/content/04858089-fbe7-44f1-b096-8e705c664f8e?G7 strikes historic agreement on taxing multinationalshttps://www.ft.com/content/a308bbff-5926-47a1-9202-6263e667511eChina boosts measures to cool renminbi rallyhttps://www.ft.com/content/4ab2d4a7-4a73-4d39-bfba-f97dd91de54bSilicon Valley bets on crypto projects to disrupt financehttps://www.ft.com/content/0f179c8d-aa60-41d4-96d7-5d53e78c3514  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/06/219m 42s

Are we in a new era of inflation?

The Biden administration is banning Americans from investing in dozens of Chinese defence and surveillance technology companies, and US job creation is expected to have accelerated sharply in May which could signal an easing of labour shortages. Plus, the FT’s economics editor, Chris Giles, examines whether this current rise in prices is temporary, or whether inflation is back for an extended stay.Washington to bar US investors from 59 Chinese companieshttps://www.ft.com/content/91e6fb2a-6385-49b3-83aa-8044374805c4Economists see accelerating US job growth in May payrolls datahttps://www.ft.com/content/f38da494-2d09-4d8e-b39f-c531ee48ef3a?FT Series Inflation: a new era?https://www.ft.com/content/b6dfb1dc-eb86-4bad-87b0-d800b79195d3United hopes to revive supersonic era almost 20 years after Concordehttps://www.ft.com/content/903b47e9-86b3-4e68-a5e4-414b142cc7b0  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/06/219m 50s

AMC butters up retail investors, Naomi Osaka shakes up sports media

A wave of high-profile ransomware assaults over the past two months has convulsed the insurance market, US cinema chain AMC is offering popcorn to its retail investor base and its share price surged so fast trading was briefly halted, and the FT’s sports business correspondent Sara Germano talks about covering Naomi Osaka’s pushback on media coverage.  Cyber insurers recoil as ransomware attacks ‘skyrocket’ https://www.ft.com/content/4f91c4e7-973b-4c1a-91c2-7742c3aa9922?Cinema chain AMC surges after luring DIY traders with free popcorn https://www.ft.com/content/2cc442a9-28da-4bcd-88a2-fda1404f0ef6Naomi Osaka shows a shift in sport’s balance of powerhttps://www.ft.com/content/7a380a76-9bd7-4d8e-8cc9-5544c6f51b68Making chocolate can give Ghana a taste of prosperity https://www.ft.com/content/dbd20f9f-b9f7-4bf4-86dd-1a8c84069f01?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/06/218m 49s

Djibouti is trying to become the Singapore of Africa

Former Apollo Global Management chief executive, Leon Black, has been hit with a lawsuit claiming that he raped and harassed a young Russian model, Opec and its allies caused oil markets to jump by sticking with their plan to only gradually release more barrels into the oil market, and Germany’s Green Party is struggling to maintain momentum as a September election approaches. Plus, Djibouti is one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. The FT’s east and central Africa correspondent, Andres Schipani, explains what is happening there.Ex-Apollo CEO Leon Black raped and harassed Russian model, lawsuit allegeshttps://www.ft.com/content/72244917-3208-43ab-b076-513c9fc058eeOil prices rally as Opec+ producers agree slow supply increasehttps://www.ft.com/content/e74a09b0-9ce3-46f0-95b9-5fa7f0792dceGermany’s Greens lose their lustre as election heats uphttps://www.ft.com/content/5c477906-c15c-4de9-bcf7-6cdbe5eb413d?Djibouti’s port dream to become the ‘Singapore of Africa’https://www.ft.com/content/15aefce3-2e6b-4e1a-b480-bfc066f7d8dd  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/06/2111m 0s

How Covid-19 finally caught up with Taiwan

The surge in pet ownership during the pandemic has helped propel the group behind pet insurer Bought By Many to a valuation of more than $2bn, and a director at the company behind the video game Final Fantasy says 5G could disrupt the reign of the console. Plus, the FT’s greater China correspondent, Kathrin Hille, tells us how Taiwan is dealing with the latest wave of Covid-19 and how it’s affecting chipmakers  Lockdown pet boom helps insurer to $2bn valuationhttps://www.ft.com/content/019cce7c-21e7-462c-b8ab-573a35218d7a‘Final Fantasy’ producer says 5G will end games console’s long reignhttps://www.ft.com/content/0fa963d8-1de8-4390-b3db-8e9908510605Taiwan imposes strict social curbs to stem its worst Covid outbreakhttps://www.ft.com/content/85604b0b-e7aa-4e26-a547-b3d27b262e6bCovid-stricken Brazil to host Copa America football tournamenthttps://www.ft.com/content/c3658bcf-695b-4e3e-9625-41b170e8248c  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/06/218m 38s

US regulation on cryptocurrencies could be coming

American retailers are rushing to secure inventory ahead of the year end holiday season, US financial authorities are preparing to take a more active role in regulating the $1.5tn cryptocurrency market, and Russia released $500m in credit to Belarus as western countries target Minsk with sanctions. Plus, the FT’s Unhedged columnist Robert Armstrong explains why he thinks bitcoin might be better thought of as an equity call option than a currency. US retailers rush to secure holiday season stockhttps://www.ft.com/content/3a7c02ba-89b0-45d1-8f02-d5eb3c002848Russia releases $500m loan to Belarus as west imposes sanctionshttps://www.ft.com/content/5953320d-c342-457a-af40-50424d159ffdUS regulators signal bigger role in cryptocurrencies markethttps://www.ft.com/content/a2c13ce0-6e66-4751-aa65-6c668d303101?Bitcoin as a call optionhttps://www.ft.com/content/ed884387-73a3-4e5a-b1db-8f122cd54887Nestlé document says majority of its food portfolio is unhealthy https://www.ft.com/content/4c98d410-38b1-4be8-95b2-d029e054f492?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/05/2111m 4s

European stocks are getting their moment in the sun

 The market for special purpose acquisition companies has become an unexpected casualty of the Archegos Capital Management scandal, and the activist investors who won a stunning proxy battle against ExxonMobil this week said the supermajor would need to cut oil production. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Market, explains why European stocks are rallying while US equities lose some steam.  Archegos fallout hits market for blank cheque companieshttps://www.ft.com/content/ee15fbca-8ef7-4b6f-bb87-30378805dd29Hedge fund that beat ExxonMobil says it will have to cut oil outputhttps://www.ft.com/content/52645b30-c378-49e3-8609-4f537284889aInvestors bet eurozone stock rally will gather steam as economy reboundshttps://www.ft.com/content/159bbd29-7bb7-448f-9603-c42a57c90ea3?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/05/2110m 48s

Big oil companies face backlash on both sides of the Atlantic

Tesla is set to pay for chips in advance to overcome the global chip shortage, and Amazon locks in its $8.45bn acquisition of MGM. Plus, the FT’s US energy editor, Derek Brower, explains what a court case against Royal Dutch Shell and a historic proxy vote at ExxonMobil means for the oil industry and the environment.  Climate activists hail breakthrough victories over Exxon and Shell https://www.ft.com/content/fa9946b9-371b-46ff-b127-05849a1de2da?Amazon-MGM: Will MGM be Amazon’s ticket to the big leagues?https://www.ft.com/content/97d2edb8-355c-4af0-9f00-8b0a65d818f1Tesla set to pay for chips in advance in bid to overcome shortagehttps://www.ft.com/content/49459668-7eab-4589-8338-059e06b9fd8a?Iran bans bitcoin mining as power cuts grip country https://www.ft.com/content/be0c8a04-9a58-4926-83f3-b99141c4f721?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/05/219m 42s

Can oil dependent countries adjust as the world shifts from fossil fuels?

England’s National Health Service is preparing to scrape the medical histories of 55m patients into a database it will share with third parties, and dozens of American companies that suspended political contributions after the US Capitol attack are sitting on $28m in unspent cash. Plus, the FT’s senior energy correspondent, Anjli Raval, explains how fossil fuel-dependent economies are vulnerable as the world shifts away from oil and gas in order to hit 2050 emissions targets. England’s NHS plans to share patient records with third partieshttps://www.ft.com/content/9fee812f-6975-49ce-915c-aeb25d3dd748?US companies amass political funding cash pile after Capitol riothttps://www.ft.com/content/7151951f-5f1c-49fc-95f0-190ed00a4631Climate change: oil producers face costly transitionshttps://www.ft.com/editor/27b4b7f1-9b08-4406-8119-03a73fb6ce19?Cost of breakfast up by a third since start of pandemic https://www.ft.com/content/007bd0a0-f149-427d-937c-ec5b0ef4374d  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/05/218m 49s

Can economic reform create a more level playing field for Black Americans?

Deutsche Bank is relocating 100 bankers from London to offices in the EU and Asia as Germany’s largest lender accelerates a corporate restructuring following Brexit, and France’s President, Emmanuel Macron, is caught between financial prudence and political reality as the French economy recovers with a presidential election looming on the horizon. And the US economy is recovering but unemployment among Black Americans is still much higher compared to other communities.  Deutsche accelerates overhaul of corporate bank after Brexithttps://www.ft.com/content/891b2482-e15e-4c2f-8e51-9a4271599dc0Macron weighs economics versus politics in French reopeninghttps://www.ft.com/content/5fea422b-15a0-48a3-8a52-0113ece7db17Economic reform crucial to improving the lives of black Americanshttps://www.ft.com/content/377a163d-fdbf-4f11-bb4a-e26465f8c2aaEuropean groups pump money into Swedish ‘green steel’ start-up https://www.ft.com/content/ee91775f-0310-4e1b-b162-ffdf6e066757?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/05/219m 27s

Epic vs Apple legal battle wraps up

Today is the final day of the courtroom battle between Apple and Fortnite developer Epic games, which has accused Apple of abusing its position by forcing developers to distribute apps exclusively through the App Store. ExxonMobil faces a pivotal moment this week as shareholders have their say on what critics call an inadequate response to seismic shifts brought on by climate change. The chief executive of AstraZeneca, Pascal Soriot, insists that his company’s Covid-19 has a future, and for the first time, the European bloc is allowed to arm governments in conflict zones, with money from a new €5bn fund known as the European Peace Facility. Tim Cook grilled over App Store fees as Epic battle reaches climax https://www.ft.com/content/86f8fa47-9a38-496a-9a34-e2fa58e9db2bExxonMobile climate battle reaches boardroom this week https://www.ft.com/content/1ce31524-3c21-4978-b6b8-2e6a13f50288?AstraZeneca chief says ‘vaccine has a future’ after setbackshttps://www.ft.com/content/02c543e0-45a6-4189-94cf-30a5c3d5499d“We need arms:’ Europe’s risky move to project its influence in conflict zoneshttps://www.ft.com/content/dd29eb4d-1fc0-4123-ada1-290c4c63d966?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/05/218m 9s

Quantitative easing and rising stock prices

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire that would end an 11-day conflict that has claimed the lives of at least 230 Palestinians and 12 Israelis. And WeWork’s losses almost quadrupled to $2.1bn in the first quarter of this year as the co-working company haemorrhaged more than a quarter of its members and shelled out hundreds of millions of dollars to restructure its property portfolio, and the FT’s Rob Armstrong talks about quantitative easing and stock prices. Israel and Hamas agree a ceasefire after 11 days of fightinghttps://www.ft.com/content/8aa0bee9-85e7-4cdf-82d5-e23475312f1cWeWork loses $2.1bn and a quarter of its members as lockdowns bitehttps://www.ft.com/content/60ea2f72-586f-4f3e-b153-3455b93539b8Rob Armstrong Unhedged: QE and stock prices https://www.ft.com/content/2db4a985-e053-4322-91b3-6c9793fd1c6c  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/05/219m 41s

Fears of regulation lead to cryptocurrency chaos

US companies have urged South Korea’s president to free Samsung’s jailed chairman and argue the billionaire executive could boost American efforts to shake off the country’s dependence on computer chips produced overseas. Swedish oat milk producer Oatly raised $1.4bn in its initial public offering on Wednesday,Plus, the FT’s Trading Room editor, Philip Stafford, explains how a warning from Chinese regulators led to a chaotic day for cryptocurrency traders.US companies lobby South Korea to free jailed Samsung bosshttps://www.ft.com/content/26d77bfe-b55a-4edb-bc57-7370b6c6a670?Entrepreneur behind Oatly’s rapid expansion faces US market testhttps://www.ft.com/content/e37d6985-5c48-46f4-8b02-a67c1a6dfd01Bitcoin gyrates on fears of regulatory crackdownhttps://www.ft.com/content/c4c29bb3-c8ee-454c-a2dd-eac9f644007fJapanese pensioners with US stimulus cheques descend on Tokyo banks https://www.ft.com/content/102e0104-ca6f-4d59-be1b-90860426d5a5?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/218m 52s

JPMorgan’s executive shuffle puts two women in line to replace Jamie Dimon

JPMorgan Chase has shuffled several top executives, and has elevated two women who could be successors to chief executive Jaime Dimon, and the eurozone economy looks like it is recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, the FT’s Greater China correspondent, Kathrin Hille, explains why the world’s largest contract electronics maker, Foxconn, plans to be more integral to the auto industry.JPMorgan elevates potential successors to Jamie Dimonhttps://www.ft.com/content/9e31d7a7-4911-493b-919d-31e04d756438Eurozone shows signs of bouncing back from double-dip recessionhttps://www.ft.com/content/c5de006b-6bdf-493d-a9bc-2f6a1871ba66?Foxconn the carmaker? Disruption in the era of electric vehicleshttps://www.ft.com/content/b229250d-5d9e-4bb1-bb91-e57888233a98  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/05/219m 35s

Biden tells Netanyahu he supports a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza conflict

US President Joe Biden yesterday expressed support for a Israel-Gaza ceasefire in a call with Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu, and today EU foreign ministers will meet to discuss the conflict, and a biotech company developing medicines that mimic the painkilling effects of cannabis is set to list in London this week. Plus, the FT’s South China correspondent, Primrose Riordan, explains why activists are calling BlackRock “inconsistent” in its ESG commitments. Biden backs ceasefire in Israel-Palestinian conflicthttps://www.ft.com/content/d388d8b4-94ce-49d1-b8ab-df171286fdadEuropeans hamstrung by rifts on Gaza conflicthttps://www.ft.com/content/6c42bcb1-7013-4b74-8526-35ef7fae6f5d?Start-up focused on painkilling effects of cannabis to list in Londonhttps://www.ft.com/content/2952b9c9-f14a-4300-b1ac-d6c6bf5f8c8f?BlackRock accused of ESG inconsistency over Indonesia palm oilhttps://www.ft.com/content/479b9dd2-c738-4310-8b1e-afdfbd3921b0  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/05/219m 14s

The growing market for emotional recognition technology

AT&T is nearing a deal to combine its content unit WarnerMedia with rival Discovery to create a media giant to compete in streaming, the insurance group Axa said one of its Asian business units was the victim of a “targeted ransomware attack”, and the EU plans to throw its weight behind a push to expand vaccine manufacturing in Africa. Plus, the FT’s European technology correspondent, Madhumita Murgia, explains why companies see potential in emotional recognition technology. AT&T nears deal to create $150bn streaming giant with Discoveryhttps://www.ft.com/content/5aeba5f9-2e00-4cba-b9c7-e0431aad798bAxa’s Asian operations hit in ransomware attackhttps://www.ft.com/content/4443da60-6d90-4d27-b300-b0896425f99f?EU to back expansion of vaccine production capacity in Africahttps://www.ft.com/content/d2a47c7e-0b00-4e31-92ab-cd3ff0b9070bEmotion recognition: can AI detect human feelings from a face?https://www.ft.com/content/c0b03d1d-f72f-48a8-b342-b4a926109452?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/05/219m 23s

Why Elon Musk is focusing on bitcoin’s fossil fuel issues

Airbnb’s first-quarter revenues showed a strong recovery in travel in the US as pandemic restrictions eased, and Netflix tries to adjust as it moves from streaming industry disruptor to defensive incumbent. Plus, Elon Musk rocked the cryptocurrency market when he announced Tesla will no longer accept bitcoin as payment. The FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains why the electric carmarker’s CEO made the reversal. Airbnb says customers paying higher prices as travel demand riseshttps://www.ft.com/content/f7512415-46b2-4378-8356-2d1e2a8a760e?Netflix outpaced by the old media companies it sought to dethronehttps://www.ft.com/content/48c06611-1c17-4941-96cc-b085dfe05cdfElon Musk wakes up to bitcoin’s fossil fuel issues https://www.ft.com/content/b917ec4f-8b57-45dc-82ba-960d82ad7974  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/218m 55s

Consumer price data stokes inflation fears, US labour shortage

US stocks suffered their worst losses in months and government bonds also fell after government data showed the US inflation rate jumped to a 13-year high, and the Colonial pipeline has resumed operations following last week’s ransomware attack. Plus, the FT’s Taylor Nicole Rogers discusses a labour shortage in the US that is making it hard for employers to find enough workers as the economy opens up. Wall Street ends lower as inflation debate intensifieshttps://www.ft.com/content/fd3abbb8-955a-46b3-bc45-9a4fb7b95265Colonial pipeline resumes operations following ransomware attackhttps://www.ft.com/content/b6ac99ea-d7c6-49dd-b7d7-1284ce2e85c0?US employers struggle to find willing workers after pandemic yearft.com/content/52ecab21-c90d-4ee7-be7f-612da5355c77  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/218m 31s

US companies announce record share buybacks, Covid hits India’s middle class

Companies are dusting off share buyback plans after a blockbuster earnings season, and shareholders are rebelling against executive pay proposals. Plus, the FT’s New Delhi reporter, Jyotsna Singh, explains how India’s second surge is devastating the country’s middle class. Companies prepare share buyback bonanza as outlook clearshttps://www.ft.com/content/d7adb226-e9a6-4cd8-9049-35d55c211ca4US investors revolt against executive pay in record numbershttps://www.ft.com/content/50e73d21-3de5-4196-b124-7281ec7af828Covid batters India’s aspiring middle classeshttps://www.ft.com/content/28e9c827-1131-4412-bafa-5e88eb211fc4?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/05/218m 46s

Colonial pipeline hackers didn’t mean to create problems, UK services’ Brexit struggles

The hacker group blamed for the ransomware attack on the Colonial pipeline insisted it only wanted to make money and did not want to cause problems for society, tech stocks tumbled on Monday as investors braced for further signs of inflation, and Vice Media is joining the streaming gold rush. Plus, the FT’s management editor, Andrew Hill, explains why businesses in the UK’s services sector trying to operate in Europe are encountering post-Brexit challenges. This episode features the song “Black Fur” by Elder Island. The song is licensed to Metropolis Recordings.  We regret ‘creating problems’, say hackers behind the cyber attack on a key fuel pipeline https://www.ft.com/content/0afb53f0-f382-442a-9a32-02824ce8bb70US tech stocks drop ahead of inflation datahttps://www.ft.com/content/9707595b-d708-4be3-917d-9ae1de04c707?Vice Media joins streaming gold rush in new bid for profitabilityhttps://www.ft.com/content/942bf107-3824-4611-b0f7-b4816d4ee2a5UK’s services sector starts to count the real cost of Brexithttps://www.ft.com/content/d0c10195-0e2e-4913-af74-3b7057163e3f?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/05/219m 7s

US issues emergency powers to keep fuel flowing, CEO diversity promises

The US government enacted emergency powers on Sunday in a bid to keep fuel supplies flowing after a cyberattack shut down a key pipeline, and European and US banks are split on whether to bring staff back to the office. Plus, the FT’s race and equalities correspondent, Taylor Nicole Rogers, looks at how much US corporations have lived up to diversity promises they made after the police murder of George Floyd. US and Europe split on bringing bankers back to the officehttps://www.ft.com/547a4dc2-e11b-4e8f-b526-cbf135ba7b4d?Are CEOs living up to the pledges they made after George Floyd’s murder?https://www.ft.com/content/67e79b20-bc41-4cb0-992f-a28e3eaa5695  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/05/2110m 23s

Merkel opposes US move to waive vaccine IP, the drive behind the commodity supercycle

Angela Merkel has expressed opposition to the Biden administration’s proposal to suspend intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines, and Norway’s Telenor has written off its entire $782m investment in Myanmar but will remain in the country. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains what is behind the commodities super cycle and what it could mean for inflation. Angela Merkel rejects US move to waive patents on vaccines https://www.ft.com/content/76a05a85-b83c-4e36-b04d-7f44f63e57b0Telenor writes off $782m Myanmar business following couphttps://www.ft.com/content/ba1f8db9-e2d1-4e45-80be-1f6f6fe1344bBroad commodities price boom amplifies ‘supercycle’ talk https://www.ft.com/content/1332da37-bf45-409f-9500-2fdac344d1ddWhy we should all give up meathttps://www.ft.com/content/1293516c-c17a-4a29-b969-55b6e6849b16  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/05/2110m 24s

US to support temporary suspension of Covid-19 vaccine patents, India’s coronavirus crisis is affecting global shipping

Stocks of major vaccine makers were rattled on Wednesday after the US decided to support a plan to temporarily suspend the intellectual property rights for Covid-19 jabs, and India’s coronavirus crisis is hitting the international shipping industry. Plus, the FT’s leisure industries correspondent, Alice Hancock, talks about the European tourism industry’s hopes of emerging from the pandemic with a different kind of tourism. US backs plan to suspend Covid vaccine patents during pandemichttps://www.ft.com/content/eca86f43-7127-4213-948d-3cc8d652805eIndia’s Covid surge rocks global shipping industryhttps://www.ft.com/content/cf40d764-6ab6-4638-bea6-594cc3cd5d53?Archegos prepares for insolvency as banks seek compensation for $10bn losseshttps://www.ft.com/content/8062ef53-790f-4470-99d5-265335a72334Pandemic offers Europe’s tourism industry the chance of an upgradehttps://www.ft.com/content/5f3328f4-b12e-4e5b-8dd2-bacfb73d40a6?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/05/218m 20s

Yellen says US interest rates may have to rise, European central banks lag in gender equality

Treasury secretary Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that US interest rates may need to rise so that the economy does not overheat, and US states and companies are offering all kinds of incentives to entice people to get vaccinated against coronavirus. Plus, there are very few women in top roles in European central banking and economics. Two of them spoke to the FT about their experiences and “hidden barriers” to gender equality in their field.Yellen says rates may have to rise to prevent ‘overheating’https://www.ft.com/content/049f4a79-abff-4a6c-a7c1-13409e8f63aeWomen central bankers want action on ‘hidden barriers’ to equalityhttps://www.ft.com/content/0d1d2d4d-8bb8-42ce-b263-9863a1f377edBeers and cash among incentives used to entice the ‘vaccine hesitant”https://www.ft.com/content/138f58a1-b472-452a-9daa-db0f5c885079  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/05/2110m 53s

US banks move to reduce deposits, the Spac bubble deflates

A wave of cash flooding bank balance sheets has prompted some US lenders to advise corporate clients to move money out of deposits, and Apollo has bought Verizon’s media assets including Yahoo for $5bn. Plus, the FT’s mergers & acquisitions reporter, Ortenca Aliaj, explains why the Spac boom has deflated. Apollo buys Verizon media assets including Yahoo for $5bnhttps://www.ft.com/content/ef0992ec-1d4f-4030-95a9-d950e47338e1Cash-rich US banks move to reduce corporate depositshttps://www.ft.com/content/a5e165f7-a524-4b5b-9939-de689b6a1687A reckoning for Spacs: will regulators deflate the boom?https://www.ft.com/content/99de2333-e53a-4084-8780-2ba9766c70b7?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/05/2110m 35s

Epic Games vs Apple, Serbs worry about pollution from Chinese investment

The trial between Epic Games and Apple is set to kick off today, and the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is back in federal court. Plus, the FT’s southeast Europe correspondent, Valerie Hopkins, explains the love-hate relationships that Serbians have with Chinese investment in their country. ‘Fortnite’ maker goes to war over ‘Apple tax’https://www.ft.com/content/293780f7-d2f8-4f3f-aa52-752c74e2d34dWhy some tribes want to keep a controversial US pipeline openhttps://www.ft.com/content/7950dc72-2cf9-4960-9d28-7109ab7d4b85Serbs fret over environmental costs of Chinese investmenthttps://www.ft.com/content/b6b7bce4-f970-4eb6-ab26-0fadc552d148  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/05/2110m 0s

Amazon caps big week of tech earnings, Bafin’s Binance probe

Amazon reported its second straight quarter of $100bn-plus sales, comfortably beating Wall Street’s targets, and the FT’s Elaine Moore looks at Apple’s results, which were boosted by iPhone sales. Also, the US government this summer will start sending monthly child allowances in an experimental effort to reduce child poverty. Plus, the FT’s markets editor explains how the big cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, landed itself in trouble with German regulators. Amazon reaps rewards of pandemic shift onlinehttps://www.ft.com/content/a2b05040-3164-46f3-8bd5-399e6214ea74Apple: supercharged iPhone sales signpost $3tn valuationhttps://www.ft.com/content/eee8bca7-e7fb-4506-a0e2-579fa707de81US embarks on first national child allowance experimenthttps://www.ft.com/content/cc2a0d8c-123e-4d36-b01a-55cd8a23a166Regulators to examine crypto exchange Binance’s foray into equitieshttps://www.ft.com/content/cfbd084f-a118-4090-8301-2e45eceac304  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/2111m 7s

Fed says no change to monetary policy, Credit Suisse’s new chair aims for turnround

The Federal Reserve upgraded its view of the US economic recovery, but kept interest rates close to zero, Brussels has insisted it is putting in place tough new processes to ensure the EU’s unprecedented recovery fund is not frittered away and global health expert Abraar Karan talks about the current surge in coronavirus cases in India. Plus, the FT’s banking editor, Stephen Morris, explains how Credit Suisse got itself into so much trouble and whether it can dig itself out.  Fed paints rosier picture of US economic recoveryhttps://www.ft.com/content/296ae4e6-5e4e-44fc-8636-67e2ad38eee4Brussels vows to apply tough rules to recovery spendinghttps://www.ft.com/content/1b345e2a-e442-42df-b9ae-4e0bfe68dcbe?Credit Suisse: plotting a comeback after ‘costly mistakes’ took it to the brinkhttps://www.ft.com/content/2cac83f5-9631-45ae-8080-586a6bc90d55  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/04/219m 40s

Google’s big Q1, how to craft a New Deal for the young

Google reported record first quarter earnings, and stock market listings around the world are running at their fastest pace this year.  Plus, FT columnist Sarah O’Connor explains why millennials and Gen Z have been hit so hard by the pandemic, and what can be done to help them. Google ad boom sends profits to new recordhttps://www.ft.com/content/c686458c-e544-4c50-990d-954b91d955edGlobal IPOs run at fastest pace since 1995https://www.ft.com/content/857c1286-d35e-404a-ae7c-8d04b7508810‘We are drowning in insecurity’: young people and life after the pandemichttps://www.ft.com/content/77d586cc-4f3f-4701-a104-d09136c93d44All over the world, the economic cost of the pandemic has been borne disproportionately by the young. This week the FT is hosting a series of live panel debates in which FT writers make the case for specific policies that would make the economy work better for young people – covering housing, pensions, jobs, education and the environment. Join us and share your own policy ideas, comments and questions to be part of the conversationRegister free today at newdeal.live.ft.com.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/04/2111m 29s

US donates AstraZeneca vaccine doses, the rise of OnlyFans

The US will share up to 60m doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine with other countries, and Total has declared force majeure on its multibillion-dollar LNG development in Mozambique. Plus, the FT’s consumer industries reporter, Patricia Nilsson, talks about the celebrity and sex worker subscription site, OnlyFans, which has exploded in popularity over the past year. This episode features the song “Savage” by Meghan Thee Stallion, featuring Beyoncé. The song is licensed to 300 Entertainment. US plans to share 60m doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine https://www.ft.com/content/db461dd7-b132-4f08-a94e-b23a6764bdb3Total declares force majeure on $20bn LNG project in Mozambiquehttps://www.ft.com/content/841a63a7-e89a-45c8-b6b3-22b50e59b14cOnlyFans feels the lockdown love as transactions hit £1.7bnhttps://www.ft.com/content/6d4562f8-166f-4a89-a3cb-db97123a6cf0Asahi shifts to no-alcohol beer after $20bn M&A splurge https://www.ft.com/content/abe2c9cb-c573-41bd-8ac1-42cf653fb3e5?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/04/2110m 0s

US offshore wind energy, the rise of Germany’s Green Party

Chinese companies have raised a record $11bn on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq this year, vaccine makers have warned about the risks of giving up patent rights to their Covid-19 vaccines, the White House is expected to greenlight a wind power project off the Massachusetts coast. And Germany’s Green Party has a leader who symbolizes the image of a party that is riding a wave of popularity and could be swept into government this September.  China stock sales in US surge to record despite delisting threat Vaccine makers say IP waiver could hand technology to China and Russia US offshore wind projects test strength of Joe Biden’s green jobs promise Germany’s ‘muesli eaters’ show new hunger for power  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/04/2110m 37s

The data invisibility of Asian Americans

Joe Biden plans to announce a set of tax increases on the wealthiest Americans, and there has been a rally in the price of lumber due to demand from the housing market. Plus, the FT’s data journalist, Christine Zhang, explains how statistics can fail Asian American communities.Biden prepares to announce string of tax rises for richest Americanshttps://www.ft.com/content/a43d966e-b7d9-4ee1-bb77-2a6561dfda12Lumber party: economic bounce fuels US wood price rallyhttps://www.ft.com/content/202dada4-b188-4112-9689-6fec2924efb0The data invisibility of Asian Americanshttps://www.ft.com/content/119b6ffb-bc5e-4632-bc0a-199be9cfb7e7  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/2112m 13s

US to propose big emissions cut by 2030, Huarong tests Beijing’s backing

US President Joe Biden is set to announce his country’s steepest ever emissions cuts, Russia plans to pull out of the International Space Station by 2025, and Turkey’s opposition is asking where US$128bn in foreign exchange reserves has gone. Plus, the FT’s Shanghai correspondent, Tom Hale, explains why the corruption at Huarong Asset Management is creating headaches for Beijing. US to propose emissions cut of up to 50% by end of decadehttps://www.ft.com/content/32f5e2cd-4689-4434-9da0-d97d46673eaf?Huarong debacle tests Beijing’s resolve to bail out state groupshttps://www.ft.com/content/2aabfd64-6527-442f-b6fb-36c3804dcfc7Russia to pull out of International Space Station in 2025https://www.ft.com/content/a1518565-e643-42ae-a650-02e9c3bdd657Turks chase missing billions in foreign exchange reserveshttps://www.ft.com/content/dee218ba-c102-4a2f-8042-e8c8601991cd?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/04/218m 59s

Football clubs back out of Super League, Derek Chauvin found guilty in murder of George Floyd

A jury in Minneapolis found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on three charges in the killing of George Floyd, TikTok is accused of illegally collecting personal data on millions of children in the UK and Europe. Plus, the FT’s sports editor, Murad Ahmed, has the latest in the European football upheaval and the decision by leading English clubs to back out of plans for a new Super League. Leaked Super League plans reveal goal of US-style football financeshttps://www.ft.com/content/e80299a4-8012-447a-8512-c24e149304b1Defund the police: how a protest slogan triggered a policy debatehttps://www.ft.com/content/76a8080c-cca9-48cd-be81-891a75676adfTikTok sued on behalf of millions of European children over data concernshttps://www.ft.com/content/02bb235f-f6f3-42be-a921-bc2c86b86271?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/04/219m 25s

Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine could weigh on other programmes, Cuba’s future in a post-Castro era

The concerns that led to a halt in Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine rollout could damage confidence in the company’s longer-term vaccines programme, and Apple will allow the social media app Parler to return to its app store. Plus, Miguel Diaz-Canel has been confirmed as the new head of Cuba’s Communist party. The FT’s Latin America editor, Michael Stott, discusses the island’s future in the post-Castro era. Johnson & Johnson’s Covid setback risks damaging its vaccine programmehttps://www.ft.com/content/0d085dde-cc02-4bad-8bbb-e2ad498e1ebf?Apple says Parler can return to App Storehttps://www.ft.com/content/98c83613-18e9-427d-b41c-76176dcedf94?Exit of Cuba’s last Castro brings curtain down on revolutionary erahttps://www.ft.com/content/ac9e2bb1-2830-400e-921d-470f1f6f45e8?UK regulator gives green light to delivery drone trials https://www.ft.com/content/66487d88-a6b3-4e46-9b8a-00e38e93d3af?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/04/218m 32s

A tournament to compete with the Champions League, is Clubhouse worth $4bn?

Consumers around the world have stockpiled an extra $5.4tn of savings since the coronavirus pandemic began, and many of Europe’s wealthiest football clubs have agreed to join a breakaway “Super League” competition. Plus, the FT’s Lex columnist Elaine Moore discusses whether the audio chat app, Clubhouse, has staying power. Global savers’ $5.4tn stockpile offers hope for post-Covid spendinghttps://www.ft.com/content/8cbfe40d-1ce1-4dc6-bcb2-1314b77b9443?Top European football clubs sign up to breakaway Super Leaguehttps://www.ft.com/content/4cbef20a-7599-4580-82aa-2af383bd0f5aReach for the stars: what Clubhouse can learn from TikTokhttps://www.ft.com/content/84b3879b-f3bb-4138-a688-e3ed4179d45bHSBC top brass forced to hot desk as HQ scraps executive floorhttps://www.ft.com/content/4984410c-e6fe-41d6-9d66-67ee54188f38?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/04/2110m 31s

Markets rally on strong economic data, investors react to Biden’s sanctions on Russia

Global equities reached new heights and Treasuries rallied sharply on Thursday on the back of upbeat economic data in the US, and Dubai has become the first city to sign a contract with an autonomous taxi manufacturer. Plus, US president Joe Biden imposed new sanctions on Moscow on Thursday. The FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains how investors reacted. Global stocks hit record highs on strong economic datahttps://www.ft.com/content/c1ee361d-6ee6-4697-ba8a-865542bb4704Biden imposes tough new sanctions on Moscowhttps://www.ft.com/content/b2bf1be3-a10c-4963-9deb-8a6b319e9363Dubai strikes deal with Cruise to roll out self-driving taxishttps://www.ft.com/content/33f3f86b-2558-4344-98b0-5c3cd529e93fFlying cars finally prepare for take-offhttps://www.ft.com/content/3ca1338d-3c31-4c70-ac09-12a0870212e3?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/04/219m 45s

US bank profits surge, Deutsche Bank recovers, Suez Canal officials seize ship

Three of the largest US banks beat profits expectations on Wednesday on the back of a strengthening US economy, and Egyptian authorities have seized the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal as they seek compensation of more than $900m from the Ever Given’s owners. Plus, the FT’s deputy editor, Patrick Jenkins, discusses Deutsche Bank’s turnaround after years as the “sick bank of Europe.” Boom on Wall Street powers US bank profitshttps://www.ft.com/content/5cc8f198-345f-4a21-997f-acc841c7b39bDeutsche Bank dodges bullets and goes mainstreamhttps://www.ft.com/content/0c478d11-6ed2-4c68-870d-3d0e97f76745?Ever Given seized as Egyptian authorities seek $900m compensationhttps://www.ft.com/content/25b347bc-4c03-464a-b6c3-ed72bacc12e2?Ponzi mastermind Bernard Madoff dies aged 82https://www.ft.com/content/e88fdde2-440a-4a77-8a20-d2116309d84a  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/04/219m 46s

Eurozone’s economy proves resilient, Toshiba buyout battle

Coinbase prepares to be the first leading cryptocurrency exchange to list on a US stock market, and the eurozone economy is showing signs of adapting to coronavirus lockdowns. Plus, the FT’s private capital correspondent, Kaye Wiggins, discusses the corporate drama surrounding the private equity bidding for Japan’s Toshiba. Coinbase listing set to capitalise on crypto bull runhttps://www.ft.com/content/06d98c02-f5da-45e8-a0f5-20e3bfd64879Eurozone’s economy shows signs of adapting to lockdownshttps://www.ft.com/content/b756bab9-43a7-49c6-a3de-c98e891a0aea?Resignation of Nobuaki Kurumatani comes as KKR also prepares to mount offer for Japanese conglomeratehttps://www.ft.com/content/65a3b3b0-c68e-4312-a29b-d0b90d8cf011LVMH benefits from demand for luxury goods in US and Chinahttps://www.ft.com/content/9c892b85-9ae2-4ef9-8e42-9a09baf3492b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/04/218m 33s

UK to launch probe into Cameron and Greensill, US states turn to online betting for tax revenue

Boris Johnson has commissioned an independent inquiry into the lobbying scandal involving David Cameron and Greensill Capital, and the $5bn-valued cyber security technology company, Darktrace, has set out plans to float in London. Plus, the FT’s US sports business correspondent, Sara Germano, explains why US states have suddenly embraced online sports gambling. UK government to announce independent probe into Cameron and Greensillhttps://www.ft.com/content/ade87a61-b1e1-433a-a79f-25fc6b9a0aafMike Lynch-backed Darktrace sets out plans to list in Londonhttps://www.ft.com/content/01c49998-05d2-4ed4-b324-febfaef3a110‘The market is going bananas’: Governors back online betting to plug black holes in state budgetshttps://www.ft.com/content/bb04b14c-e215-4ae8-a655-2bf85fcb73c0?Virgin Atlantic boss warns on long-term hit to business travelhttps://www.ft.com/content/b8766e60-1a20-41ee-871d-6b97dbee71e8  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/04/2110m 12s

David Cameron breaks Greensill silence, investors brace for corporate tax hikes

Former British prime minister David Cameron has admitted he made mistakes over his government lobbying for Greensill Capital, leading Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is expanding its investment in chips, and Microsoft is on the verge of acquiring the voice technology pioneer, Nuance. Plus, the FT’s US equities correspondent, Aziza Kasumov, discusses US equities investors’ concerns about US president Joe Biden’s tax proposals. Cameron admits mistakes as he breaks silence on Greensillhttps://www.ft.com/content/da2a2686-1efa-4fd4-bee4-79cc9d9a89a2Huawei rival Xiaomi steps up chip ambitions amid US pressurehttps://www.ft.com/content/2fadf021-91c5-4553-aecd-33e4439e99ab?Wall Street investors look warily at gathering tax ‘storm’https://www.ft.com/content/02f874f8-f5e3-4deb-908c-c709633821bbMicrosoft nears deal to buy voice tech pioneer Nuance for $16bnhttps://www.ft.com/content/a36dd469-e521-4ce7-9351-ddc8f6b5cb42?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/04/2110m 28s

Amazon on course to defeat union effort, Goldman’s Deliveroo move

Amazon looked on course to defeat a historic effort by workers to unionise an Alabama warehouse, and companies and countries around the world are weighing the Biden administration’s global corporate tax plan. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains Goldman Sachs’ purchase of £75m of Deliveroo shares after the UK food delivery group’s disappointing initial public offering last month.  Amazon vote count shows Alabama unionisation effort trailinghttps://www.ft.com/content/df3eeb04-d03e-4048-ab81-248c7a9fce4eGoldman Sachs bought £75m of Deliveroo shares to prop up IPO pricehttps://www.ft.com/content/bf75f260-33d8-42ea-85c3-6482aa1fb2ffA grand bargain: how the radical US corporate tax plan would workhttps://www.ft.com/content/b358ebca-4097-4cd6-bc7f-8e9d8f069250  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/2110m 58s

US corporate tax offer to the world, ShareChat valued at $2.1bn, Vaccitech IPO

The start-up that owns the biotechnology behind the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has confidentially filed for an initial public offering in the US, Indian social media group ShareChat has raised more than $500m to grow its popular short-video app Moj, and Austrian activist Max Schrems has filed a privacy complaint against Google in France. Plus, the FT’s Washington bureau chief James Politi has details on the US’s offer to the rest of the world to tax multinational companies. US offers new plan in global corporate tax talkshttps://www.ft.com/content/847c5f77-f0af-4787-8c8e-070ac6a7c74fBiotech start-up behind AstraZeneca vaccine files for US listing https://www.ft.com/content/ff260c57-66f9-474b-9643-7640dc918009ShareChat valued at $2bn in wake of TikTok ban https://www.ft.com/content/3a5e44e2-b2c0-4f37-9c4a-f51c6ef46eb6?Max Schrems accuses Google of illegally tracking Android users https://www.ft.com/content/4617cc99-3ed2-49e1-b97f-db4f1b45b5db?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/218m 45s

EMA to probe Sputnik vaccine, Renesas Electronics, Brazil crises

The EU drug regulator will launch an investigation next week into whether clinical trials of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine contravened ethical standards, and Japan’s national champion, Renesas Electronics, is being forced to diversify due to the pressures brought on by the chip industry. Plus, the FT’s Latin America editor, Michael Stott, explains how president Jair Bolsonaro lost his grip of Brazil. EU regulator to probe ethical standards of Sputnik vaccine trialshttps://www.ft.com/content/50031165-1f46-446b-be9a-36d553805fec?Chip industry pressures spur Renesas to diversifyhttps://www.ft.com/content/c583fe71-4556-4ef9-9367-a175a2033767Brazil’s coronavirus nightmare: ‘Bolsonaro is more isolated than ever’https://www.ft.com/content/55713895-2423-4259-a222-f778f9587490Nematodes the latest casualty of post-Brexit trade glitcheshttps://www.ft.com/content/888658ea-9b33-454e-bac5-c9d4a59eb201?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/04/219m 52s

Janet Yellen proposes global corporate minimum tax, the Taiwanese company at the heart of the global economy

US Treasury secretary Janet Yellen is calling on other countries to join the US in setting a corporate global minimum tax, and bond investors who took big risks at the outset of the pandemic are enjoying big returns. Plus, the FT’s greater China correspondent, Kathrin Hille, discusses how a little-known chip company that dominates the global semiconductor industry is navigating political tensions.  Yellen calls for global minimum corporate taxhttps://www.ft.com/content/79023ff2-c629-429c-8a34-16bf68b4ea15Investors scoop up huge returns from companies’ crisis-era bondshttps://www.ft.com/content/2de01274-bf03-4788-ab94-c26189b9baea?TSMC: how a Taiwanese chipmaker became a linchpin of the global economyhttps://www.ft.com/content/05206915-fd73-4a3a-92a5-6760ce965bd9GameStop shares fall after it announces plan to sell $1bn in stockhttps://www.ft.com/content/ddc11198-f162-484c-9131-a7a0b0346178?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/04/2110m 20s

Computer chip shortage, corporate America caught between US and China

The boom in Bitcoin mining is having an unintended consequence: it has driven up the cost of computer chips. Plus, the FT’s US-China correspondent, Demetri Sevastopulo, explains how China’s repressive treatment of its Uyghur Muslims is affecting Western brands who do business in the country.  Bitcoin mining boom adds to chip price inflationhttps://www.ft.com/content/d5c121c8-aefc-48d5-a3bf-6e581ccb5762Western brands caught between US and China over human rightshttps://www.ft.com/content/a0be4094-2aba-4275-a3ca-ec5e58cc5032?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/04/218m 46s

Biden’s $2tn infrastructure plan, Deliveroo’s IPO flop, Black Americans in finance

Wall Street touched a record high Wednesday as the White House released details of President Joe Biden’s multi trillion-dollar US stimulus plan, and the food delivery app, Deliveroo, closed down 26 per cent in its first day on the public market. Plus, the FT’s US labour and equalities correspondent, Taylor Nicole Rogers, explains why there are fewer black Americans in financial leadership positions than there were a decade ago. Tech stocks power Wall St to record ahead of Biden stimulus speechhttps://www.ft.com/content/d7a93cb5-f9f1-485a-8b39-1e7a12a97790Disaster strikes as Deliveroo becomes ‘worst IPO in London’s history’https://www.ft.com/content/bdf6ac6b-46b5-4f7a-90db-291d7fd2898dShare of Black employees in senior US finance roles falls despite diversity effortshttps://www.ft.com/content/887d064a-bd5e-4ce6-9671-9057e12bd5c7  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/04/2110m 27s

IMF head issues warning, Russia’s Arctic trade route, Amlo’s progress

 The head of the IMF has warned that the world should be ready for an emerging market debt crisis as the global economy emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, and Russia is using the Suez Canal incident to promote its own Arctic shipping route. Plus, the FT’s Mexico and Central America correspondent, Jude Webber, explains why Mexico’s citizens are willing to give president Andrés Manuel López Obrador a second chance.  Prepare for emerging markets debt crisis, warns IMF headhttps://www.ft.com/content/487c30f4-7f21-4787-b519-dde52264d141?Russia seizes on Suez blockage to promote merits of Arctic routehttps://www.ft.com/content/47b4cca2-b673-4763-95b4-555bd03a948a‘In love with bad ideas’: López Obrador takes Mexico back to the futurehttps://www.ft.com/content/b2537ad5-d72e-4b72-885b-01ceb543c253Germany and Canada could host NFL games in 2022 seasonhttps://www.ft.com/content/12b7a706-cf5e-4623-997c-be0d04d68f27?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/03/218m 8s

Biden’s Taiwan shift, US companies see inflation, Archegos hits big banks

The Biden administration is sticking with a Trump administration policy that will make it easier for US diplomats to meet with Taiwanese officials, and US companies say they are feeling the bite of inflation. Plus, the FT’s global finance correspondent, Robin Wigglesworth, explains why banks might be more careful with hedge fund leverage after the meltdown of Archegos Capital Management. US to make it easier for diplomats to meet Taiwanese officialshttps://www.ft.com/content/05d67774-fdf7-41ae-b17e-a8f2fe8e9f6f?US companies sound inflation alarm https://www.ft.com/content/f0bbed31-bea8-4542-b953-096762d2e59fArchegos poses hard questions for Wall Streethttps://www.ft.com/content/89b560ec-212c-4e82-b52e-c3e1408a9e6b  Volvo Cars revamps parental leave as it aims to increase female manager https://www.ft.com/content/aea0105b-b432-4f5c-8425-9fe78bddb5f8?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/03/2110m 26s

Mysterious trades, Suez Canal ripples, Amazon union vote

The private investment firm Archegos Capital was behind billions of dollars worth of share sales that captivated Wall Street on Friday, the head of the Suez Canal Authority has warned that there is no timeline for freeing the 220,000-tonne container ship that has blocked one of the main arteries of global trade, and Amazon workers in Bessemer wrap up a potentially historic unionization vote. Traders brace after fire sale of stocks linked to Archegos https://www.ft.com/content/2542af81-9e93-4d05-a0b9-26c0f6aab6f3Suez Canal head warns stricken cargo ship may need unloading https://www.ft.com/content/d452362c-b38d-4786-a2fb-14254df49decThe ultimate David and Goliath story: the fight to open a union at Amazon https://www.ft.com/content/a7ee3ec0-f59d-4188-899f-34ceecf7f026?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/03/2110m 31s

EU leaders clash over vaccines, UK debt, Ant Group fees

European leaders clash over vaccine distribution at a marathon virtual summit, holders of UK government bonds are suffering the worst quarter in at least two decades as Britain’s economic prospects brighten, Jack Ma’s Ant Group demands bigger fees to rebuild valuation after pulled IPO, and comfort foods like doughnuts and mac and cheese proved popular during the pandemic. EU leaders clash over vaccine distribution in tense summit https://www.ft.com/content/486a65fe-0608-4230-b9d5-c990f10d5be8Investors in UK government bonds suffer worst quarter for two decadeshttps://www.ft.com/content/0ea28218-7296-4b09-9cae-4b84a27a9e0cJack Ma’s Ant demands bigger fees to rebuild valuation after pulled IPOhttps://www.ft.com/content/e6d0dffe-a691-484e-9c3e-434d1553a3d6Pandemic comfort food offers too much solacehttps://www.ft.com/content/74497d5f-4bf4-4031-b424-b70a4547d23c?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/03/2110m 4s

EU-UK vaccine tensions, grounded ship blocks Suez canal

British and European officials on Wednesday issued a joint statement saying they’d discussed developing a “reciprocally beneficial relationship” to tackle Covid-19, after a top official in Brussels accused the UK of “vaccine nationalism”; a grounded container ship has blocked traffic in one of the world’s most critical shipping passages; and the rush to produce hydroelectric power in the Himalayas is adding to a crisis already exacerbated by climate change. UK and EU move to calm tensions over access to vaccineshttps://www.ft.com/content/da800a0d-cd27-48d1-a06f-d0c49599c5d2Suez Canal blocked after huge container ship runs agroundhttps://www.ft.com/content/eec9f3a6-2817-45f5-b007-a290f3e530c6Facebook says Chinese hackers tried to spy on Uyghur dissidentshttps://www.ft.com/content/70b94c78-474a-475a-b242-924f6b11929fCrisis in the Himalayas: climate change and unsustainable developmenthttps://www.ft.com/content/387f5b4d-69cd-45f6-b0fc-69d659381109Nationwide to allow all office-based employees to ‘work anywhere’https://www.ft.com/content/b4692568-0f60-4a32-9f86-fad222f319ff?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/219m 34s

EU-China diplomatic row imperils market access deal

The escalation of a diplomatic row between the EU and China could imperil a market-access deal meant to be the cornerstone of future relations between Brussels and Beijing, Facebook’s CEO prepares for a grilling by US lawmakers over misinformation, and the Wall Street asset management group BlackRock has pushed for more diversity but now faces criticism for lack of an inclusive workplace. Sanctions row threatens EU-China investment dealhttps://www.ft.com/content/6b236a71-512e-4561-a73c-b1d69b7f486b?Facebook: the billion dollar bot problemhttps://www.ft.com/content/5242c34f-f7fc-4005-9b49-49674cedeb71BlackRock under pressure to live up to its promises on diversityhttps://www.ft.com/content/6476e681-4154-43a6-93e4-f5c86ae30dd9The battle for the pub at the end of the world https://www.ft.com/content/01fd588f-ad0a-4fe2-a370-78d1169fcd28  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/03/219m 46s

Turkey investors shaken by central bank governor firing

Investor confidence in Turkey is shaken by the shock dismissal of the head of the central bank and the appointment of a new central banker with unorthodox ideas on how to tackle the country’s economic challenges, the increased production of the Covid-19 vaccine is creating shortages of other medicines, and Goldman Sachs bows to workplace complaints by junior bankers. Turkey’s lira tumbles after Erdogan sacks central bank chiefhttps://www.ft.com/content/6be3efd1-a8e9-47a8-abac-966db2d3cf93Push to make Covid vaccines causes US drug shortageshttps://www.ft.com/content/b3ac261e-2675-4679-9356-53aa6d812ad7David Solomon commits to Saturdays off for Goldman Sachs bankershttps://www.ft.com/content/58ca979f-3110-4613-8f85-81d8704cd4ad  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/03/219m 19s

Global equities surge, Broadway woes, India tries to tackle job shortage with new hiring rules

Investors have injected almost $170bn into global stocks over the past month, Broadway’s theatre workers are still waiting for curtains to lift, and India’s job shortage prompts the northern state of Haryana to adopt new rules that require companies to hire residents from that state.  Investors inject almost $170bn into global stocks in 4 week https://www.ft.com/content/88ab1525-02d3-4cf7-83ef-cfc00322d2b3?Outlook darkens for Europe’s virus-stricken economy https://www.ft.com/content/e818cea3-998f-4eef-ac0f-8f11894ac9afA year without Broadway https://www.ft.com/content/e79fa5e2-146a-4112-99d6-410f5d40778fHiring quotas the latest headache for companies investing in Indiahttps://www.ft.com/content/e09ccb12-57bc-414d-9318-8ed48dfffe6fBerlin theatres stage comeback with Covid-compliant initiativehttps://www.ft.com/content/a728eafd-e595-46d8-a568-2fdee4fde01d  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/03/2110m 24s

EU countries to restart AstraZeneca use, Biden's hardline on China, airline lift-off

Europe’s biggest countries are set to resume using the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine after the EU drugs regulator said the jab was safe, and the US is taking a tough stance as members from the Biden administration meet with Chinese officials in Alaska. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains why investors are reboarding airline stocks. EU drugs regulator backs ‘safe and effective’ AstraZeneca vaccinehttps://www.ft.com/content/c83944d5-ad26-415f-bf34-1eba428beeb9US signals tough stance ahead of first meeting with Chinahttps://www.ft.com/content/b8af8a5b-591d-4721-8a6c-4da5481f3348?Airlines tap stock and bond markets as they prepare for surge in bookingshttps://www.ft.com/content/2a4d69a9-3f3d-4e0e-8e82-6794bca1888a  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/03/2110m 31s

Fed upgrades growth forecast, how Stripe became Silicon Valley’s most valuable company

Federal Reserve officials sharply upgraded their growth forecasts for the world’s largest economy, and Microsoft is investigating a recent cyber attack and whether security companies that it works with leaked details about vulnerabilities in its software. Plus, the FT’s global tech correspondent, Tim Bradshaw, explains how Stripe became Silicon Valley’s most valuable private company. Fed sharply upgrades US growth forecast to 6.5% for 2021https://www.ft.com/content/3d7704d3-a312-4294-95bc-90233f469ccdMicrosoft investigating security groups for leaks to hackershttps://www.ft.com/content/171e9ea6-96d7-4ffa-ad9f-6ed6a7ddb118?How Stripe became Silicon Valley’s most prized assethttps://www.ft.com/content/9bfda026-df9d-42e4-8679-c26a072e0522  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/03/219m 3s

EU to propose Covid-19 travel certificate, EU and US drift apart economically

Brussels is to propose the creation of a Covid-19 certificate to allow EU citizens to travel inside the bloc, and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority is bringing money laundering charges against NatWest. Plus, the FT’s Frankfurt bureau chief, Martin Arnold, explains how the economies of the US and EU are drifting apart. Brussels to propose Covid certificate to allow EU-wide travelhttps://www.ft.com/content/ed6e9de4-f48e-4d74-97d1-ee80ab8f1a2fFCA brings money laundering charges against NatWesthttps://www.ft.com/content/df2aea12-265e-4a71-aead-bef65eb78ec7Mind the economic gap: Europe and the US are drifting further aparthttps://www.ft.com/content/0e9396cf-13b2-4034-ab09-c2366c264f91  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/03/219m 58s

China’s tech giants test way around Apple’s new privacy rules, US airline CEO optimism

US airlines are optimistic about the industry after more people flew in the US this past weekend than any time since the start of the pandemic, and companies are turning to tree planting to appeal to eco-conscious consumers. Plus, the FT’s Patrick McGee explains why some of China’s biggest technology companies  are testing a tool to bypass Apple’s new privacy rules.  China’s tech giants test way around Apple’s new privacy ruleshttps://www.ft.com/content/520ccdae-202f-45f9-a516-5cbe08361c34US airline chiefs express optimism after busy spring travel weekendhttps://www.ft.com/content/08f16182-a8ef-495a-a249-90b68f096e36Saplings fly off the shelves as consumer brands turn greenhttps://www.ft.com/content/522e9f1e-711d-40c0-b265-2998c9194fd3?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/03/219m 20s

Stripe valuation soars to $95bn, businesses in the pandemic, private data use in the pandemic

The payments provider, Stripe, is now worth $95bn after its latest round of fundraising, and more than 4.4m Americans have created businesses during the pandemic. Plus, the FT’s innovation editor, John Thornhill, gives highlights from the latest episode of his Tech Tonic podcast, which looks at two countries where citizens have been comfortable with how their government used some of their private data during the pandemic. Stripe valuation soars to $95bn after latest fundraisinghttps://www.ft.com/content/b9949a88-6c09-4de5-92e7-73994bb2b62fThe Covid entrepreneurs: Americans start millions of new businesseshttps://www.ft.com/content/400ae372-0cb2-48bb-8767-7986848ed9a6  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/03/2110m 24s

Australia vaccine funding, Sinopharm’s global push, ECB accelerates stimulus

Canberra is contemplating investing in a A$1bn biopharmaceutical plant to reduce its dependence on imports of critical medicines, China’s state-backed pharmaceutical group, Sinopharm, wants more governments to buy its Covid-19 vaccine, and Spain is set to become the first EU country to amend its laws to give some gig economy workers employee rights. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains why the European Central Bank will accelerate its bond buying programme.  Australia considers funding vaccine maker to curb reliance on importshttps://www.ft.com/content/483e6275-6d27-433c-9cbc-6918f2c916c6?edit=trueSpain to grant gig delivery workers employee rightshttps://www.ft.com/content/73be294b-a43d-4387-aced-7b5cb0d91007?Sinopharm faces battle to turn Covid vaccine into a global successhttps://www.ft.com/content/99c7a9de-fc11-45ab-890b-f6733ccb4186ECB pledges to step up pace of stimulus to counter market sell-offhttps://www.ft.com/content/bd7ccf1d-3b07-4f13-9a14-68692ef84e95Rise of the retail army: the amateur traders transforming marketshttps://www.ft.com/content/7a91e3ea-b9ec-4611-9a03-a8dd3b8bddb5  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/03/2110m 49s

Martin Wolf looks back at the pandemic one year later

President Joe Biden is eyeing a multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure package for the US. Plus, the FT’s chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, examines how well governments and economic policymakers have handled the economic crisis stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/03/219m 40s

US congress to vote on $1.9tn stimulus bill, scaling up green hydrogen, Coupang’s IPO

The OECD said on Tuesday that president Joe Biden’s $1.9tn US stimulus programme will boost the global economic recovery, the pandemic is being blamed for lower birth rates across Europe, and the IPO of South Korean ecommerce group, Coupang, is being clouded by worker deaths. Plus, the FT’s energy correspondent, Nathalie Thomas, explains the current surge of interest in green hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels. Biden stimulus will boost global recovery, says OECDhttps://www.ft.com/content/7f7d4b7d-028a-41a6-b11e-8320173ae4bcCovid pandemic blamed for falling birth rates across much of Europehttps://www.ft.com/content/bc825399-345c-47b8-82e7-6473a1c9a861?Coupang’s New York listing clouded by worker deathshttps://www.ft.com/content/a90749a2-5f5d-4789-8215-fd4168a50813The race to scale up green hydrogenhttps://www.ft.com/content/7eac54ee-f1d1-4ebc-9573-b52f87d00240Curaleaf bets on more liberal Europe with $300m deal for cannabis producer https://www.ft.com/content/8dffd932-0ecb-444f-9cc0-079466c7b997?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/03/2110m 22s

Tech stocks drag Wall Street lower, Greensill files for administration, Apollo merges with Athene

Stocks declined on Monday with shares of technology companies leading Wall Street lower, and the stricken supply chain financier, Greensill Capital, files for administration. Plus, the FT’s private capital correspondent, Mark Vandevelde, breaks down the $29bn merger between Apollo Global Capital and Athene Holding. Wall Street dragged lower by tech stocks and pandemic beneficiarieshttps://www.ft.com/content/e4420f17-c0ac-4cd4-807d-4549f5de9bfa?Apollo to merge with Athene creating $29bn conglomeratehttps://www.ft.com/content/e9ba5f23-9777-4730-a59b-d0c4d1fb510cGreensill files for administration and warns of GFG ‘defaults’https://www.ft.com/content/db5bc46a-57cc-4c7d-a6fe-47f5a59412d4  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/03/2110m 57s

ECB probes Greensill fallout, commercial property muddles through, TikTok in Myanmar

The European Central Bank has asked lenders for details of their exposure to Greensill Capital and its key client GFG Alliance, US president Joe Biden will hold a summit with Japan, India, and Australia to find ways to counter China’s influence, and TikTok is removing videos uploaded by Myanmar soldiers. Plus, the FT’s New York correspondent, Josh Chaffin, explains why lenders have been lenient towards commercial property owners during the pandemic. ECB quizzes banks over exposure to Greensill and Guptahttps://www.ft.com/content/68ea9df2-aa69-4a0b-9462-d3ed6491cee6?Joe Biden enlists ‘Quad’ allies to counter Chinahttps://www.ft.com/content/a481167f-c362-4bd9-a9e9-7fd5944e5ea4TikTok on alert after it becomes outlet for Myanmar soldiershttps://www.ft.com/content/73847311-2aec-4555-ada0-56833da6bdf4Property and the pandemic: the great reckoning that never seems to arrivehttps://www.ft.com/content/084f94e8-84a8-4966-a38b-fcb0b5e6171e  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/03/219m 53s

Powell’s comments send markets lower, oil rises on Opec+ moves, UK’s listing shake-up

 Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell triggered a sudden sell-off in long-term US Treasury debt and equities Thursday, and Opec and Russia have decided against unleashing a flood of crude on to the market. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains how the UK is going about attracting new companies to the London stock exchange. Powell inflation comments send US stocks and bonds lower https://www.ft.com/content/1feb5449-76f0-4f67-85b2-ab03f05d5a65Oil jumps as Opec and allies decide against big rise in outputhttps://www.ft.com/content/771ebf3a-cff0-4ff3-ab9a-0bbd01a33f55UK looks at new rules to attract companies to London stock exchange https://www.ft.com/content/a9e9de26-7f44-41e1-9dd6-3721a52c7d9c  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/03/2110m 50s

The fall of Greensill Capital

Democratic leaders have reached a compromise on a deal that would limit who is eligible for $1,400 stimulus cheques. Plus, the FT’s capital markets correspondent Robert Smith unpacks the rapidly unfolding saga behind Greensill Capital and why the supply chain financier is on the verge of filing for insolvency.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/03/2110m 22s

Biden’s vaccine deal, more Ant troubles, Germany’s vaccine woes

President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that the US would have enough doses of coronavirus vaccines for every adult by the end of May, global energy-related carbon emissions have rebounded from coronavirus lockdown levels, and Ant Group has shared just a fraction of its consumer data with China’s central bank, defying Beijing. Plus, the FT’s Berlin bureau chief, Guy Chazan, explains why Germany’s vaccine rollout has gone slower than expected.  Biden says US will have enough jabs to vaccinate all adults by end of Mayhttps://www.ft.com/content/89442c1b-8295-4682-9f09-c040b9017882?Global carbon emissions rebound to pre-lockdown levelshttps://www.ft.com/content/600ad91f-79d4-451c-97c1-ab9a0daf4d3eJack Ma’s Ant defies pressure from Beijing to share more customer data https://www.ft.com/content/1651bc67-4112-4ce5-bf7a-d4ad7039e7c7Germany loses Covid crown as vaccine campaign faltershttps://www.ft.com/content/33f8ffd6-066b-449c-bf7e-edd51d661b19  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/03/218m 40s

Dems warn against loosening bank capital requirements, Rupert Murdoch at 90

Two senior Democratic lawmakers have warned the Federal Reserve that it would be a “grave error” to extend looser capital requirements for US banks. ExxonMobil appointed two new board directors on Monday to placate activist shareholders and the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday. Plus, the FT’s global media editor Alex Barker looks back on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire and what succession looks like for the mogul. Democratic senators call for tougher capital requirements for US bankshttps://www.ft.com/conent/44792b80-c331-44e3-b02c-41a151f4cb6c?Exxon adds two board directors in wake of activist pressure https://www.ft.com/content/be866c6f-bbff-4500-927b-49e02b7b9023Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruptionhttps://www.ft.com/content/1f2fe078-34f7-4665-afd7-a829082c7874Rupert Murdoch at 90: Fox, succession and ‘one more big play’https://www.ft.com/content/d9719c27-5e95-49c3-a534-2796196c6af7  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/03/218m 37s

Sunak previews UK budget, von der Leyen warns of more pandemics, Lucid takes on Tesla

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to announce the UK’s budget on Monday and it includes a £5bn “restart” grant scheme, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen warns that Europe could face an “era of pandemics,” and Japanese officials are preparing revisions to the country’s corporate governance code in an effort to change an inward looking corporate culture. Plus, the FT’s Patrick McGee explains how Lucid Motors will challenge Tesla in the electric vehicle market. Sunak to give £5bn boost to Covid-hit companies in Budgethttps://www.ft.com/content/9c6e7088-5577-4b17-adc1-502bffd33a76Europe must prepare for ‘era of pandemics’, von der Leyen sayshttps://www.ft.com/content/fba558ff-94a5-4c6c-b848-c8fd91b13c16?Japan prepares to shake up corporate codehttps://www.ft.com/content/a8de1297-52b1-4ee7-aa24-b4e966790dbaLucid takes on Tesla as electric vehicle competition hots uphttps://www.ft.com/content/8e01e59e-5b89-46c2-a798-6945fa2f255dNote: This episode has been updated to reflect that the Sputnik V vaccine was developed in Russia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/03/219m 13s

Bond sell-off roils markets, ex-Petrobras chief hits back, Ghana’s first Covax vaccines

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury exceeded 1.5 per cent for the first time in a year and the outgoing head of Petrobras warns Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro against state controlled fuel prices. Plus, the FT’s Africa editor, David Pilling, discusses the Covax vaccine rollout in low-income countries. Wall Street stocks sell off as government bond rout accelerateshttps://www.ft.com/content/ea46ee81-89a2-4f23-aeff-2a099c02432cOusted Petrobras chief hits back at Bolsonaro https://www.ft.com/content/1cd6c9fb-3201-4815-9f4f-61a4f0881856?Africa will pay more for Russian Covid vaccine than ‘western’ jabshttps://www.ft.com/content/ffe40c7d-c418-4a93-a202-5ee996434de7  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/02/2110m 48s

GameStop returns, Myanmar banks, Texas power politics

GameStop’s share price doubled in the final 90 minutes of trading on Wednesday, partners at the consultancy McKinsey have voted to remove Kevin Sneader from his post as global managing partner, and Myanmar’s banking system has ground almost to a halt as employees joined protests against the military coup. Plus, climatologist Michael Mann explains why wind power is not to blame for power failures in Texas during the recent cold snap.GameStop shares double in final 90 minutes of trading dayhttps://www.ft.com/content/50eaa1b5-d244-4b3e-b460-736828c049cdMyanmar protesters join general strike in defiance of threats of violencehttps://www.ft.com/content/5f61da58-e618-42a8-b13c-300567248ff1Blaming Texas electricity failure on windhttps://www.ft.com/content/adc21f2b-ccf7-4b8b-8604-53cae556a7ddSports gear maker Under Armour halves sponsorship commitments https://www.ft.com/content/f97405a1-4187-4186-833c-c8c4f07bfcbf  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/02/2110m 5s

Powell signals hope for ‘more normal conditions’, US Russia sanctions, HSBC’s pivot east

 Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell spoke to Congress on Tuesday and indicated the central bank would maintain its ultra-loose monetary policy, the Biden administration is planning a broad package of measures to punish Moscow for the SolarWinds hack, and holiday bookings in the UK surged after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a plan for easing the coronavirus lockdown. Plus, the FT’s banking editor, Stephen Morris, explains why the global bank HSBC is pivoting back to its roots in Asia.Powell signals ‘hope for return to more normal conditions’https://www.ft.com/content/7f4a37e4-1930-4f9c-86e5-5e6fd9fbba5aUS considers sanctions against Russia over SolarWinds hack https://www.ft.com/content/d7d67ea7-8423-4b9c-819d-761fa4a10fa0?Holiday bookings surge after UK unveils plans for lockdown easinghttps://www.ft.com/content/055ba761-3610-4d61-97a3-4a3719af066dHSBC shifts ‘heart of business’ to Asia in latest strategy revamphttps://www.ft.com/content/eb321081-434e-43f4-b9e7-13354afdfc5f  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/02/2110m 30s

Tech stocks fall on inflation fears, Brazil’s oil intervention, Big Tech goes green

The Nasdaq Composite closed 2.5 per cent lower on Monday as rising inflation expectations undercut arguments for tech stocks’ high valuations, Brazilian markets were rattled after president Jair Bolsonaro removed the head of Petrobras, and American rapper Jay-Z signs a big champagne deal with LVMH. Plus, the FT’s clean energy and environment correspondent, Leslie Hook, explains how Big Tech companies became one of the world’s largest supporters of green energy. Global stocks fall on nerves over inflation outlookhttps://www.ft.com/content/cab2caee-60c9-40cb-a115-099287ab8bf4Brazilian markets rattled by Bolsonaro’s removal of Petrobras chiefhttps://www.ft.com/content/68b0c6cf-7d78-4e0e-9025-bfaca7e098e2LVMH signs champagne deal with rap star Jay-Zhttps://www.ft.com/content/840826e8-a70e-4f1d-82a4-1b83895eced5How tech went big on green energyhttps://www.ft.com/content/0c69d4a4-2626-418d-813c-7337b8d5110d?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/02/219m 33s

Johnson’s plan to lift lockdown, McKinsey leadership vote, UK probes Big Tech

UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, is set to lay out a road map for lifting England’s lockdown, HSBC is accelerating its “pivot to Asia”, and McKinsey’s 650 senior partners have begun voting on whether Kevin Sneader should serve a second term at the helm of the business consultancy. Plus, the UK’s competition watchdog is planning new probes on Big Tech companies. The FT’s Brussels correspondent, Javier Espinoza talks to Andrea Coscelli, the head of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority. Schools in England to reopen on March 8 under easing of lockdownhttps://www.ft.com/content/3a0434e5-8cac-4922-8f0f-062db0604115HSBC intensifies pivot to Asia with job moves and US exithttps://www.ft.com/content/38c3670c-3b0f-41e6-874e-0f9eee553744UK competition watchdog warns Big Tech of coming antitrust probeshttps://www.ft.com/content/da5c30a8-6fab-4131-b6bd-f8f05dcf5a46?McKinsey senior echelons vote in referendum on Sneader leadershiphttps://www.ft.com/content/f001f3ef-e296-4eb6-b711-5f7cb773e314  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/02/2110m 2s

Macron’s FT interview, GameStop hearing, oil rises and US Treasuries tumble

In an exclusive interview with the FT, French president Emmanuel Macron urges wealthy countries to help poorer ones access coronavirus vaccines, and US lawmakers grill key players in the GameStop trading saga. Plus the FT’s markets editor Katie Martin explains why a sell off in US government bonds could threaten Wall Street’s record run. US bond sell-off stirs warnings over stock market strengthhttps://www.ft.com/content/00c99cd2-7f9a-4a37-bb20-ce8d96f2527fRobinhood chief apologises over GameStop affairhttps://www.ft.com/content/69c0b5b0-9d49-4d0e-8f32-fe9428bff5b1Oil ‘supercycle’ predictions divide veteran tradeshttps://www.ft.com/content/f87ce114-f437-4c3f-bb73-fa38ca78146b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/02/2111m 22s

Facebook bans content sharing in Australia, Texas battles cold, China’s digital currency

Facebook has defied Australia’s push to make Big Tech pay for news by banning the sharing of content on its platform in the country, the oil and gas industry in Texas has buckled under the strain of a blast of Arctic weather, and three North Korean computer programmers have been charged over a cyber-hack spree. Plus, the FT’s global China editor, James Kynge, explains how Beijing’s digital currency is doubling as a surveillance tool for the state.News Corp agrees deal with Google on payments for its journalism https://www.ft.com/content/cec5d055-c2d1-4d5f-a392-a6343beb0b01Oil and gas industry in Texas buckles under strain of Arctic blasthttps://www.ft.com/content/9b7cdaf2-f43b-49c3-b8b8-b4840f95ebbdVirtual control: the agenda behind China’s new digital currencyhttps://www.ft.com/content/7511809e-827e-4526-81ad-ae83f405f623  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/02/2110m 47s

China’s rare earth mineral exports, Hong Kong stock trading, Amsterdam Spacs

China is exploring limits on exports of rare earth minerals that are crucial for the manufacture of American F-35 fighter jets, and stock trading volumes in Hong Kong have soared to four times those on London’s main exchange. The FT’s markets reporter, Nikou Asgari, explains why Amsterdam is becoming the European capital for Spacs. Plus, Chicago’s storied Second City comedy club may have a buyer. China targets rare earth export curbs to hobble US defence industryhttps://www.ft.com/content/d3ed83f4-19bc-4d16-b510-415749c032c1European bankers set sights on Amsterdam as regional Spac capitalhttps://www.ft.com/content/240293a8-20ed-4cf3-a5ec-63dc1c2d9076?Hong Kong stock trading volumes jump to 4 times those of LSEhttps://www.ft.com/content/c324674c-c91e-427e-82c5-87a7e9a53bab  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/02/219m 19s

Biden’s stimulus push, Texas blackouts, warehouse automation

President Joe Biden heads to Wisconsin to sell his stimulus plan, and the cold snap in Texas tests the state’s freewheeling electricity model. The pandemic’s online shopping surge has led to more warehouse automation, but that is making some human jobs tougher. Plus, Russian discount retailer Fix Price is planning a London stock market listing that could value the company at more than $6bn.Biden steps up stimulus pitch in bid to seal deal with Congresshttps://www.ft.com/content/1c172f12-87c0-4fda-82f2-40954d36b3f8Texas starts blackouts as frigid weather sends power prices surginghttps://www.ft.com/content/4d07eedc-b3ec-417e-8cb1-5895178c9f9bWhy I was wrong to be optimistic about robotshttps://www.ft.com/content/087fce16-3924-4348-8390-235b435c53b2Russian discount retailer aims to raise $1bn in London IPOhttps://www.ft.com/content/f8f68d4a-42b3-4c75-80ec-545b7d47831f  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/02/219m 49s

EU to allow UK data flow, commodities boom, China's box office

Brussels is set to allow data to continue to flow freely from the EU to the UK. In Argentina, the country’s powerful vice president wants to postpone a crucial $44bn debt deal with the IMF until the pandemic has eased. Commodities such as oil and copper may be entering a new ‘supercycle’ of higher prices. Plus, in China, at least, people are still going out to the movies.  Brussels to allow data to continue to flow to UKhttps://www.ft.com/content/43ed5e0a-7b0a-40db-800f-6f3b9c58b9a8Argentina’s powerful vice-president pushes for delay to IMF debt dealhttps://www.ft.com/content/78b08f12-7b78-4ecd-8e64-a717f8a43e09Investors set for commodities ‘bull run’ as prices rise in tandemhttps://www.ft.com/content/27086ad8-bc84-4e2e-9195-91880fa6916fChina’s box office roars while Hollywood remains on mutehttps://www.ft.com/content/573340cb-30b9-421e-8fec-51c8348a6bbb  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/02/218m 52s

Europe’s IPO boom, Bitcoin hits new record, China’s corn spree

Europe’s IPO market is off to its strongest start in five years thanks to a flurry of tech and ecommerce listings, Disney continues to attract subscribers to its streaming service, and China’s massive corn purchases have sent the price of the crop soaring. And the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, shares her thoughts on Elon Musk’s excitement over cryptocurrencies and whether it will spur wider adoption of digital currencies.  European IPOs mark best start to year since 2015 with €8bn haulhttps://www.ft.com/content/171ea5f4-b3f4-4e76-bb13-2480879d1bd0?Elon Musk’s effect on crypto world shows how irrational markets arehttps://www.ft.com/content/92ab487d-1990-42b9-b7d3-ba9d54d9bd22Disney Plus added 8m subscribers over Christmas https://www.ft.com/content/49581411-5650-4448-8325-ce12f85ee86bChina’s record purchase of corn a ‘watershed moment’ for grain markethttps://www.ft.com/content/94b04a3e-6169-4b07-8218-413138c641a1?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/02/2110m 45s

Amsterdam becomes Europe’s trading hub, AstraZeneca vaccine to help poor countries, Italy’s recovery fund

Amsterdam surpassed London as Europe’s largest share trading centre last month, Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell has pledged to keep monetary policy loose to support the struggling US labour market, and the World Health Organization recommended the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for all adults. Plus, Italy will receive €200bn from the EU’s coronavirus recovery fund to help revive its economy. The FT’s Brussels bureau chief, Sam Fleming, explains what is at stake for Italy and the EU.Amsterdam ousts London as Europe’s top share trading hubhttps://www.ft.com/content/3dad4ef3-59e8-437e-8f63-f629a5b7d0aaPowell stresses patience in pledge to keep monetary policy loosehttps://www.ft.com/content/7ed63e7f-5389-42e8-beed-15b5d450c589WHO recommends use of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for all adults https://www.ft.com/content/be33aa38-5eff-4069-b104-ba7bdb735c72 ‘We expect Italy to do its homework’: Draghi and the EU recovery fundhttps://www.ft.com/content/7c2007d9-6ce9-4895-ac5c-cd17e3bf69b2  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/02/218m 20s

Twitter warns of slowing growth, investors tell Amazon to stop meddling in union vote, US-China investment flows

Twitter’s user growth fell short of expectations for the second quarter in a row, more than 70 investors call on Amazon to stop interfering with a unionisation effort, and Huawei asks a US court to overturn the Federal Communication Commission ruling that labels the telecoms company a security threat. Plus, the FT’s global China editor, James Kynge, explains how US-China investment continues despite political tension.Twitter warns of slowing user growth as pandemic surge fades https://www.ft.com/content/ff84e6c2-a937-4b88-bd8c-df8bcaa1ee7eHuawei challenges its designation as a threat to US securityhttps://www.ft.com/content/b7c2294d-9207-4fae-8fed-d63a80c99618Amazon must not interfere with US union effort, say investorshttps://www.ft.com/content/c7f24fbb-bb4e-489e-8a30-37708700e816US-China investment flows belie geopolitical tensionshttps://www.ft.com/content/b3dcc262-a153-4624-bc1d-156179d6e914  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/02/2110m 19s

EU wants Big Tech to pay for news, Tesla’s bitcoin investment, SoftBank Vision Fund makes big gains

EU lawmakers want to force Big Tech companies to pay for news, echoing a similar move in Australia, Tesla’s $1.5bn investment in bitcoin sends the cryptocurrency to record highs, and oil hits $60 a barrel for the first time in a year. Plus, the FT’s Tokyo correspondent, Kana Inagaki, explains what drove SoftBank’s Vision Fund to have its best quarter in four years. EU ready to follow Australia’s lead on making Big Tech pay for newshttps://www.ft.com/content/4c40c890-afd3-40a3-9582-78a66c37a8afTesla sends bitcoin to record high with $1.5bn investmenthttps://www.ft.com/content/5e83f15e-ea2c-4d2f-8ae8-bf72fc5effd0Oil hits $60 for first time in a year as supply cuts outweigh lockdownshttps://www.ft.com/content/3032d80d-89b0-4020-922e-f4fa15435b5dSoftBank’s Vision Fund posts best quarter since launch in 2017https://www.ft.com/content/c2f107a7-734d-450a-bf46-eb68a65ceaf4  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/02/218m 15s

TikTok ecommerce push, Cuba invites private business, a new green world order

TikTok plans to expand into ecommerce in the US to compete with Facebook, Cuba has announced it will open most of the economy to private business, and Mercedes-Benz says by 2030 it will make as much from its electric cars as it does from its luxury combustion engine models. Plus, the FT’s environment and clean energy correspondent, Leslie Hook, looks at the global shift to renewable energy and how it could change the geopolitical landscape.TikTok takes on Facebook with US ecommerce pushhttps://www.ft.com/content/629c1c17-3daa-46af-8177-1814baaa2bed?Cuba lifts ban on most private business https://www.ft.com/content/3956b50f-621a-4289-90c3-247a2762fae2Mercedes’ electric profits to match those for combustion models by end of decadehttps://www.ft.com/content/6021706c-4f00-4547-9082-20e1d1d2d540?How the race for renewable energy is reshaping global politics https://www.ft.com/content/a37d0ddf-8fb1-4b47-9fba-7ebde29fc510  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/02/219m 9s

Carmakers’ chip woes, UK directors face liability rules, Japan’s job-creating robots

German carmakers are considering their own semiconductor stockpiles to avoid supply chain troubles, the UK government could soon hold directors personally liable for the accuracy of their companies’ financial statements, and CVC Capital Partners eyes a minority stake in one of the NBA’s most valuable teams. Plus, the FT’s Asia business editor, Leo Lewis, explains how robots in Japan are boosting employment.  Carmakers consider supply chain overhaul to avert more chip criseswww.ft.com/content/3ecd3ccd-18d1-45a0-afb6-84719bdadf52UK directors face tough new liability rules under major audit reformhttps://www.ft.com/content/d4dd13a9-903e-4ff7-9fc3-d30ffdf764beJapan’s love of robots is paying offhttps://www.ft.com/content/72268b41-9731-4ee9-a32d-a9b463e362c1  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/02/219m 17s

Nvidia-Arm antitrust probes, Australia takes on Google, discount retailers thrive

The EU and the UK are set to open probes into Nvidia’s $40bn acquisition of chip designer Arm, Microsoft looks to capitalise on Google’s threat to shut its search engine in Australia, and Mario Draghi accepts the mandate to form Italy’s next government. Plus, the FT’s retail correspondent, Jonathan Eley, explains how bargain retail is surging during the pandemic. UK and EU to open in-depth probes into Nvidia’s $40bn acquisition of Armwww.ft.com/content/a3adccc9-678e-44ef-bdb5-e847ecb7de8cAustralia media law push undeterred by Google search exit threatwww.ft.com/content/5d656fa3-9278-4528-9edf-514ddfd29c1d?Mario Draghi accepts mandate to form new Italian governmenthttps://www.ft.com/content/9022639f-9b88-40fe-9875-1d4a282ac5e4Bagging bargains: the unexpected rise of the discount megastorehttps://www.ft.com/content/554984ba-c010-4956-9125-6a7fc6806295  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/02/2110m 19s

Bezos to step aside, Draghi set for Rome, Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi house arrest

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos will step aside later this year to become executive chairman of the ecommerce group, Italy’s president is expected to ask former European Central Bank president, Mario Draghi, to begin talks to form a new Italian government of national unity, and the price of silver retreated on Tuesday after a surge last week. Plus, the FT’s John Reed, explains what the military coup in Myanmar means for the country. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to step aside as chief executive this yearhttps://www.ft.com/content/b100100e-48d9-4b06-86e0-ed81dd9eee92Mario Draghi set to form new Italian governmenthttps://www.ft.com/content/36a84f52-7287-4062-a150-24f58d9b053aSilver price retreats rapidly in blow to new retail buyershttps://www.ft.com/content/77e6fef6-37ff-4f8e-abd6-4c2d65ac120cMyanmar coup blindsides the Westhttps://www.ft.com/content/cee63a22-4796-48bb-bcc3-0e3c95114ee0  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/02/2111m 22s

US threatens Myanmar sanctions, Robinhood raises $2.4bn, Kuaishou’s IPO

Joe Biden has threatened to impose sanctions on Myanmar after the military seized power in a coup, and Robinhood raises another $2.4bn to shore up finances strained by turbulent trading. Plus, the FT’ Beijing bureau chief, Ryan McMorrow, explains the popularity of TikTok’s big rival in China, Kuaishou, which goes public this week. US threatens sanctions on Myanmar after military coupft.com/content/1934605c-ecf1-4e7b-aac7-45ad8031b879?Robinhood raises $2.4bn in second cash injection in four dayshttps://www.ft.com/content/790324e0-8526-4d9e-9717-a4430e1be034Robinhood’s bid to ‘democratise trading’ checked by Wall Street realties www.ft.com/content/9e69faf0-09c4-42ca-8c5f-78dc9568c18fKuaishou IPO boosts biggest rival to China’s TikTok’s https://www.ft.com/content/2b7a8bec-7f01-45b8-ac9f-1fe3f1cbd1f4Wheels Up set to go public via Spac mergerhttps://www.ft.com/content/ec08b822-e022-41d1-8252-0a04b2772031  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/02/219m 30s

Reddit traders eye silver, Republicans float smaller relief bill, Mance talks to Bellingcat founder

Reddit traders have targeted silver markets after piling into GameStop shares last week, and Republicans in the US Senate float a stimulus deal a third the size of president Joe Biden’s plan. Plus, the FT’s chief features writer, Henry Mance, spoke with the founder of the internet investigative group Bellingcat and shines a light on the trailblazing group. Reddit traders switch sights to silver after equities attackft.com/content/d46e8623-09af-4a1f-b7e5-207616388b0f?GameStop mania: why Reddit traders are unlikely to face prosecutionhttps://www.ft.com/content/8caa3c75-944a-468e-8a68-9deeec8b67d8Republican senators float compromise $600bn stimulus dealhttps://www.ft.com/content/20859a91-cadc-42c2-b97b-a994efd65ec1Bellingcat’s Eliot Higgins: ‘We’re on the precipice of the misinformation age’https://www.ft.com/content/0f31590f-74cf-4cfa-b0d6-92e8f27d6d34  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/02/2110m 23s

EU vaccine shortage, Reddit traders challenge establishment, North Korea defector

The EU’s Covid-19 vaccination plan is nearing a crisis point after several regions suspended inoculations over the shortage of jabs, and amateur day traders are challenging the financial establishment. Plus, the FT’s Seoul correspondent, Ed White, tells us how a North Korean defector is exposing the effect that sanctions are having on Kim Jong Un's regime"Shortfall in jabs pushes EU vaccine drive to crisis pointhttps://www.ft.com/content/1b2afe60-b5e6-456d-98e0-313fe664d0b9Occupy Wall Street spirit returns as traders upset the eliteshttps://www.ft.com/content/bcfb2252-f752-4177-a860-07dc66b0b9e8North Korea defection exposes pressure on NK Diplomates https://www.ft.com/content/7330790c-9630-44a5-9fa7-b446aa94e872  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/01/2110m 2s

Day traders wreak havoc on hedge fund bets, Wall Street dips, BlackRock’s progress on sustainability

The Biden administration says it is “monitoring the situation” as shares in companies including GameStop, AMC and BlackBerry surged in trading on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Wall Street’s big indexes dropped after Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell described a weakening in the recovery of the US economy, and China’s Covid-19 vaccine makers are having no problem meeting demand. Plus, the FT’s investment correspondent, Attracta Mooney, has been following BlackRock’s sustainability efforts and reports on how well the world’s largest asset manager is keeping its promises. ‘Short squeeze’ spreads as day traders hunt next GameStophttps://www.ft.com/content/acc1dbfe-80a4-4b63-90dd-05f27f21ceb2Wall Street notches its worst day since Octoberhttps://www.ft.com/content/570f7453-fb9b-4c73-845e-a33178f4942eLex Letter from Seoul: China’s vaccines and efficacy rateshttps://www.ft.com/content/768f7e3a-0a10-47a5-9f0d-ea1927ebb4ecBlackRock’s sustainability ‘report card’ one year from Fink’s annual letterhttps://www.ft.com/content/d7e83ba0-c90b-46c0-9233-ad06187606c1Walmart turns to robot-staffed warehouses to handle online ordershttps://www.ft.com/content/1b1b11c8-200c-4f7c-a431-6460f90bb95d?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/01/2110m 0s

EU vaccine export tensions, a serious look at stock prices, India’s farmers

Facing a shortfall in vaccine supplies and slow pace of vaccinations, the EU is debating how to restrict exports of coronavirus vaccines, India’s farmers are angry about agricultural reforms that could erode the state-run model and boost private agribusiness, and the plant-based food company Beyond Meat partners with Pepsico. Plus, a serious look at silly prices in the stock market with the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin. Germany presses Brussels for powers to block vaccine exportshttps://www.ft.com/content/ed0059c9-1ea5-4ba9-a1ff-88004b59e71dInvestor anxiety mounts over prospect of stock market ‘bubble’https://www.ft.com/content/a790c796-f0c4-4cf9-8c7a-3b52daff89e4IMF expects US, China to recover most strongly from the virus economic hithttps://www.ft.com/content/341577c5-92f2-4bd3-a235-331d0db5dbbdFarmers flood into New Delhi to vent anger over agriculture reformshttps://www.ft.com/content/0312fd46-b47e-4c55-b007-c56f5e6f24beNarendra Modi’s ‘noble’ wait for a Covid jab makes him camera shyhttps://www.ft.com/content/c86afc76-f49b-432d-b2c0-5aa3655903bd  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/01/219m 51s

Spac mania, Apollo’s Leon Black steps down, what’s fuelling the Russia protests

Companies have launched a $400bn fundraising blitz in the first three weeks of 2021 as government and central bank stimulus cascades across capital markets. Leon Black is to retire as chief executive of Apollo Global Management; the announcement came as Apollo revealed the conclusion of a review into Mr Black’s relationship with the late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Plus, Henry Foy on what’s fuelling Russia’s Navalny protests and Tom Mitchell on Zoom’s warning for other companies in China. Companies raise $400bn over three weeks in blistering start to 2021https://www.ft.com/content/45770ddb-29e0-41c2-a97a-60ce13810ff2Leon Black steps down as chief executive of Apollohttps://www.ft.com/content/97fdc05b-d3cd-45b7-b155-5f4ab525c59aZoom spy claims a warning for multinationals in Chinahttps://www.ft.com/content/75ca2308-a192-4118-8283-fa8147ec39ceSan Francisco 49ers lift stake in Leeds Unitedhttps://www.ft.com/content/da10082e-5723-4783-8820-76f58d98d1af  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/01/219m 55s

US takes a hard line on Russia, Congress weighs stimulus, the way forward for Waymo

The US has signalled a more confrontational stance toward Russia after Moscow cracked down on protesters over the weekend. In Congress, Democrats have said they want a deal on President Biden’s $1.9tn stimulus plan before taking up Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate. The WHO warns richer countries that they face a hit to their own recoveries if they fail to help the developing world roll out vaccines, and the technology for self-driving cars continues to be a grind. US demands release of Navalny after Russia cracks down on protestershttps://www.ft.com/content/3bacc3d7-b1ea-41ef-a949-0f60db7b8243What effect will Biden Stimulus have on Fed policyhttps://www.ft.com/content/e54712dd-bb35-43e4-8533-f1ae28fec054Vaccine delays in poorer nations threaten advanced economieshttps://www.ft.com/content/53c668bc-1066-4d8c-8c8d-5d29ba34a06eRolling out driverless cars is “extraordinary grind,” says Waymo bosshttps://www.ft.com/content/6b1b11ea-b50b-4dd5-802d-475c9731e89a  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/01/2110m 14s

Next steps for US returning to the Paris climate accord, ECB bond-buying shift, global art market outlook

President Joe Biden has moved to have the US rejoin the Paris climate accord, but becoming a leader in lowering carbon emissions will not be so easy. Then, a look at how the European Central Bank is bracing for the latest phase of the pandemic-induced economic crisis. Plus, the FT’s art market columnist, Melanie Gerlis, explains how auction houses and galleries are surviving and adapting to the pandemic. The US will rejoin the Paris climate accord — what happens now?ft.com/content/81dd2826-55b6-44c2-b981-88717ec70314?ECB details bond-buying shift as it holds rates and stimulus steadyhttps://www.ft.com/content/14821fa0-0e3e-4a95-8414-53a257ee9142Art market: Predictions for 2021https://www.ft.com/content/86c27d1c-ff65-40a2-b6b2-d4add0209ffa  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/01/2110m 2s

Business sends Biden a message, Vestager warns against patchwork tech regulation across Europe

Company leaders have warned they will fight Biden Administration moves to raise corporate taxes and tighten regulation, and earnings reports show that big US banks had a strong end to 2020 thanks to trading. Plus, the FT’s Javier Espinoza continues his conversation with the European Commission’s competition and digital policy chief, Margrethe Vestager, about the future of big tech regulation. Business to Biden: prepare for a fight over tax and minimum wagehttps://www.ft.com/content/7027014e-9478-4320-97ee-a1c8144b4638Vestager warns Big Tech to cooperate or face patchwork of laws across EUhttps://www.ft.com/content/2bd619a2-dee0-492a-b397-73a0ba00e369Morgan Stanley posts record profit as trading boomshttps://www.ft.com/content/0f44d1b7-d79f-4c2a-b45e-d4c2d0ce4637  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/01/2111m 22s

Biden inauguration, Yellen urges Congress to ‘act big’ on stimulus, top EU official on tech regulation goals

Joe Biden faces a long list of challenges after he is sworn in as the 46th US president today, Mr Biden’s nominee to serve as Treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, told Congress to “go big” on stimulus during her Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, and a US court has struck down the pro-coal power sector rules set by the outgoing president, Donald Trump. Plus, the FT’s Javier Espinoza speaks with Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s executive vice-president in charge of digital policy, about the future of tech regulation. Joe Biden’s challenge: big, early victories in a toxic political climate https://www.ft.com/content/fa01bc64-a80c-4c32-abad-f8eb778c4fe6US court strikes down Trump’s pro-coal power sector ruleshttps://www.ft.com/content/fed06dac-7c84-47be-a137-0480518a9e98Vestager warns Big Tech to cooperate or face patchwork of laws across EUhttps://www.ft.com/content/2bd619a2-dee0-492a-b397-73a0ba00e369Netflix signals stock buybacks to come as subscribers hit 200mhttps://www.ft.com/content/ae6f0ad5-a685-4eab-86f5-a65e8c7021ef  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/01/2110m 46s

China-Europe shipping costs, Navalny jailed, Brookfield chief says real estate is undervalued

The cost of shipping goods from China to Europe has more than tripled in the past eight weeks as the pandemic disrupts global trade, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny has been sent to prison just a day after returning to his home country despite international demands to release him, and Italian prime minister Guissepe Conte faces a crunch confidence vote by lawmakers today. Plus, the FT’s US investment editor, Michael MacKenzie, explains why the chief executive of Brookfield Asset management thinks the markets have undervalued real estate.   Tripling of China-Europe shipping costs threatens to hit goods supply ft.com/content/ad5e1a80-cecf-4b18-9035-ee50be9adfc6?Russia jails opposition activist Alexei Navalny for 30 dayshttps://www.ft.com/content/9c42f190-5ec2-4ad7-8bc6-f9e449200a9fItalian coalition parties back PM Conte after resignationshttps://www.ft.com/content/4cf07e94-d7ad-408c-bf08-1093318c8b48Markets are underestimating the lure of the office, says Brookfield chief https://www.ft.com/content/0316678b-664a-42f8-900a-5c5b5076e29e?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/01/219m 29s

Pompeo’s policy blitz, Merkel’s heir apparent, tech boom reshapes cities

Thousands of National Guard troops are being deployed to Washington to safeguard the capital for the inauguration of Joe Biden. The president-elect is already planning which executive orders he will sign, but there is still time for President Trump’s secretary of state to leave his mark on foreign policy. Germany’s ruling party, the Christian Democratic Union, has a new leader to replace Angela Merkel. Plus, the FT’s Tim Bradshaw reports that the pandemic tech boom is leaving cities with better logistics networks.  Washington fortified for Biden’s inauguration amid fears of more violencehttps://www.ft.com/content/94db9b9b-243b-4ce8-9e10-452fadc523ecPompeo tries to pin Biden down with parting foreign policy blitzhttps://www.ft.com/content/2b4e9369-8da5-4d12-b720-59b68a2136e6Angela Merkel’s heir apparent: Armin Laschet’s rise to the summit of German politicshttps://www.ft.com/content/371d6d1b-d95e-4d69-a3b3-b89ae71c03d7The pandemic tech boom is reshaping our cities  https://www.ft.com/content/40c3a928-6faf-4746-903d-3a114aac3878Indonesia deploys social media influencers in vaccine drivehttps://www.ft.com/content/adb9d6c6-ab89-4fe4-aae9-4b226e5f879f  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/01/219m 38s

Biden’s economic rescue plan, US banks report earnings, and the election for Merkel’s successor

Joe Biden plans to ask Congress for a $1.9tn economic rescue package, Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell assures markets that asset purchases will continue, four big US banks report quarterly earnings, and far-right groups find alternative internet platforms to rally for further unrest. Plus, the FT’s Guy Chazan on who is vying to replace Angela Merkel as leader of Germany’s ruling party. Biden to push $1.9tn stimulus for pandemic-battered US economyhttps://www.ft.com/content/05e07e0d-1f2a-45da-bafb-367f4100c26aPowell moves to stamp out market fear of exit from loose policyhttps://www.ft.com/content/21d89f6d-be8f-48dc-9085-1e9baabcbdbeTop US banks set for $10bn round of buybackshttps://www.ft.com/content/c2b155a3-8901-4011-be32-fde3f4bad740Far-right turns to alternative platforms to stoke further unresthttps://www.ft.com/content/f5c4679b-20c5-4b68-bb6d-958f17385183?After Merkel: the battle for the soul of the Christian Democratic Unionhttps://www.ft.com/content/ce034f34-cbc6-4ea9-8c16-41fc939fc0fe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/01/219m 39s

US House impeaches Trump again, Jack Ma vs Xi Jinping, NYC cuts ties with the Trump Organization

Donald Trump has become the first US president in history to be impeached twice, New York City cuts business ties with the Trump Organization, and the City of London has a post-pandemic recovery plan. Plus, the FT’s Beijing bureau chief, Tom Mitchell, explains what the clash between Jack Ma and Beijing means for China’s private sector. Donald Trump is impeached for second timehttps://www.ft.com/content/fc81c3df-f6c0-47c2-8efc-5a14d511f7e7New York City is latest to cut ties with Trump businesseshttps://www.ft.com/content/11b92247-b405-4e03-808d-2b802c63ff38Jack Ma vs Xi Jinping: the future of private business in Chinahttps://www.ft.com/content/751c2500-f50d-47c9-8f04-a28ad62285fd?segmentId=6bf9295a-189d-71c6-18fb-d469f27d3523City of London sets out five year post-pandemic recovery planft.com/content/91c887fc-29ef-472f-8e3f-22cb7d21573a?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/01/219m 58s

WhatsApp battles privacy concerns, China tech worker concerns, Microsoft Teams

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is scrambling to stave off privacy concerns following a recent update to its terms of service; greenhouse gas emissions in the US rose less in 2020 than in any year since the second world war; China’s fast-growing tech industry is in the spotlight for harsh working conditions. Plus, the FT’s Richard Waters reports on the growth of Microsoft Teams and what it could mean for the future of online work.What’sApp fights back as users flee to Signal and Telegram https://www.ft.com/content/ee1b716d-4ed2-4b26-8da1-40c98db7b9b6?US emissions rise the least since second world war during pandemic ft.com/content/1b1dfaf0-4dfb-4788-9270-f880242b2a56?Pinduoduo hit by new allegations over working practiceshttps://www.ft.com/content/cc7aa0f0-ca28-4bf1-a3a1-823cc5e6fad1Microsoft looks to make 2021 the year of Teamshttps://www.ft.com/content/1bbe1b15-dde6-4a3b-9728-8991818b6c92  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/01/2110m 31s

US businesses pull political donations, SolarWinds hack developments, Turkey’s quest for power

U-S corporations are reviewing their political donations after the attack on the Capitol building, and research has found the huge global cyber espionage campaign discovered last month was carried out using tools similar to those developed by known Russian hacking group, Turla. Plus, the FT’s Turkey correspondent, Laura Pitel, explains how Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s aggressive foreign policy moves have left Ankara isolated from the west. Corporate American pulls political donations after assault on Capitol https://www.ft.com/content/be344816-3fab-42e2-99ed-38309d06a435SolarWinds cyber attack linked to tools used by Russian hacking grouphttps://www.ft.com/content/e1b247d5-ef53-4e82-afc3-9e3c2d7c5e2cErdogan’s great game: Soldiers, spies and Turkey’s quest for powerhttps://www.ft.com/content/8052b8aa-62b9-40c9-a40c-d7187d5cd98a?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/01/2110m 25s

Big Tech blocks Trump, urban renter exodus worries some MBS investors, CES goes virtual

Technology companies are blocking President Donald Trump from their platforms, renters fleeing U-S cities are straining the market for  mortgage-backed securities, and Europe tries to enforce its investment deal with China. Plus, the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off, virtually.Twitter vs Trump: has Big Tech gone too far?ft.com/content/6df12c33-e7a3-482b-92da-8c3549789a6b?Fading allure of urban life leaves dent on US mortgage bonds ft.com/content/67cb87c0-ef93-410f-90bc-60ffaf42af5e?EU and China agree new investment treatyhttps://www.ft.com/content/6a429460-4bfb-42d4-9191-73ba97dde130CES enters the pandemic era, taking a turn for the practicalhttps://www.ft.com/content/5c6b159c-da65-439f-8831-708cc0930aae  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/01/2110m 34s

Trump concedes election, stock markets ignore political chaos, Boeing’s 737 Max settlement

President Trump concedes power for the first time and calls for an orderly transition: the FT’s US managing editor Peter Spiegel looks at how Joe Biden can unite a divided nation; global markets have continued rising despite the chaos in Washington; Boeing agrees to pay $2.5bn to resolve a criminal charge stemming from the 737 Max crashes; and counter-culture icon Neil Young cashes in on the music streaming boom. Democratic leaders call on Pence to force Trump from White House https://www.ft.com/content/cecab0e3-ddb6-40fa-a78b-1d98fb3f7759Boeing to pay $2.5bn to resolve criminal case over 737 Max crashes https://www.ft.com/content/1e64a9ea-4659-4513-b82f-0a4b5e7cae1cBlue sweep of Congress will add pressure to weak dollar, analysts sayhttps://www.ft.com/content/9e58d2fb-37c5-432e-b4c6-dcf862d43b7dNeil Young joins music rights gold rush after striking Hipgnosis dealhttps://www.ft.com/content/dd67a2ab-d6e1-4334-ae45-ef1bf65f1e82Review clip: Silver Fiddle Music, Hipgnosis  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/01/219m 47s

How a mob of Trump supporters interrupted the transfer of power

Congressional leaders reconvened on Wednesday night to certify Joe Biden’s victory in November’s presidential election, defying pro-Trump rioters who attempted to scupper the process by storming the Capitol earlier in the day. The FT’s US managing editor, Peter Spiegel, reports on a frantic day in Washington. Further reading:Angry mobs of Trump supporters interrupt transfer of powerhttps://www.ft.com/content/9a37c259-f7c8-4cca-9a00-83e7e5b9287d‘Blue wave’ trade back on after Georgia Senate pollhttps://www.ft.com/content/15c8d75b-07dd-4382-8b98-bcc8fa0c900aNew York Stock Exchange reverse course again on China delistingshttps://www.ft.com/content/83cd59a9-05ba-4639-8ee4-2cb6c04e89e2  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/01/2110m 54s

Saudi Arabia’s oil cut pledge, Qatar and Saudi Arabia end dispute, businesses tied to rebelling Republicans

Saudi Arabia pledged to cut an extra 1m barrels a day of oil output in February and March, and also has agreed to end its dispute with Qatar. Plus, the FT’s US business editor, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, explains why businesses are making their voices heard when it comes to the Republican rebellion against the outcome of the presidential election. Saudis pledge to cut oil output despite Russian increasesft.com/content/c5468924-5383-4717-81c8-5d0658748f31?Saudi Arabia and allies to restore ties with Qatarhttps://www.ft.com/content/ad2eb477-b8f8-4dae-9e4c-a441759fc897Diehard Trump Republicans on collision course with US businessft.com/content/9fe61a5e-b57a-4a99-8985-ad7867a500b0?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/01/2110m 18s

Covid-19 shakes US equities, OECD warns against post-pandemic austerity

US equities had their worst day since October as spiking coronavirus cases and lockdowns shook investors, nearly €6bn of EU share dealing shifted away from London in the first trading day after Brexit, and China’s currency has rallied to its highest level in more than two years. Plus, the FT’s economics editor, Chris Giles, explains why the OECD’s top economist wants governments to rethink their constraints on public spending. EU shares trading flees London on First day after full Brexithttps://www.ft.com/content/a434b756-afe0-454d-9d70-ef2d42ea8d55Wall Street suffers worst day since October on virus advance https://www.ft.com/content/82e8a6ee-78a3-4ed1-aa13-bf6a67e58d97Renminbi rallies past 6.5 per dollar for first time since 2018https://www.ft.com/content/c91a70d8-001c-4924-9bfa-9b5c21099112OECD warns governments to rethink constraints on public spendinghttps://www.ft.com/content/7c721361-37a4-4a44-9117-6043afee0f6b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/01/218m 36s

Business after Brexit, extended lockdowns in Europe, Bitcoin’s rise

Businesses face a wave of new bureaucracy and checks at ports now that the UK is officially outside of the EU’s single market and customs union, European countries debate more restrictions aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus, and law firms ditch their UK trophy offices. Plus, the FT’s deputy markets news editor, Ian Smith, tells us about Bitcoin’s latest milestone. European countries set to extend lockdowns as Covid cases surgehttps://www.ft.com/content/3292fc38-7945-4d7e-b8ed-582146ebe782Bitcoin tops $34,000 as record-breaking rally resumeshttps://www.ft.com/content/314f6c8a-ff7f-4a52-b5d1-98eb36a7bf40Law firms ditch trophy office moves as pandemic reshapes Cityft.com/content/e4f4e5f1-72b7-458a-a7bd-eb361cdc970b?Payne’s Politics: Brexit has arrivedhttps://www.ft.com/content/4006f4bc-508e-4f5d-bd76-f6db05ef10f1  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/01/219m 45s

Brexit watch, China-Australia tensions, 2020 corporate winners and losers

Britain and the EU were finalising a historic post-Brexit agreement on Wednesday night.  Plus, Beijing’s market regulator has announced an antitrust investigation into Alibaba, China’s ban on Australian coal exports is hurting its companies, and the FT’s US business editor, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, looks at 2020’s corporate winners and losers as well as who might rebound in 2021. Britain and EU poised to announce Christmas Eve Brexit dealft.com/content/4993212f-25c8-479e-83d6-f7db3731d1be?China launches antitrust investigation into Alibabaft.com/content/bdcc073f-3b70-4411-92d7-ee36973a8b7aPolitics come first’ as ban on Australian coal worsens China’s power cutshttps://www.ft.com/content/e83fffeb-3ef2-4b67-8989-6d17f153d8d4Prospering in the pandemic: the top 100 companieshttps://www.ft.com/content/844ed28c-8074-4856-bde0-20f3bf4cd8f0  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/12/2010m 56s

France reopens border with UK, DoJ sues Walmart, an investigation into Pornhub’s secretive owner

France is set to reopen its borders with the UK to truck drivers who test negative for Covid-19, Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen aim for a Brexit trade deal by tonight, the US government sues Walmart for links to the opioid epidemic, and the botched launch of the video game Cyberpunk 2077 has prompted a shift by Sony. Plus, the FT’s consumer industries reporter, Patricia Nilsson, reveals how the dominant player in online porn operates its business.  France to reopen border with UKft.com/content/e2d2e680-752a-44a5-b014-60cd837532e7Johnson and Von der Leyen intensify ‘hotline talks in Brexit deal push ft.com/content/3576910f-6c51-4ad0-8ad1-75fb51641747US sues Walmart alleging role in country’s opioid crisisft.com/content/2d9484ee-64a7-4bb6-8287-587f94c34b43?Cyberpunk 2077 debacle prompts shift by Sony ft.com/content/8af5618d-ca83-43f9-9f51-56b75ff9f181MindGeek: the secretive owner of Pornhub and RedTubeft.com/content/b50dc0a4-54a3-4ef6-88e0-3187511a67a2  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/12/2010m 58s

Investors unsettled by new coronavirus strain, UK coronavirus strain explained, SoftBank launches Spac

Global stock markets slipped and the price of oil declined on fears over the new strain of coronavirus sweeping through parts of Britain. The FT’s science editor, Clive Cookson, explains what scientists know about the strain and how it will affect efforts to beat the pandemic. Plus, SoftBank has filed to raise up to $604m from investors for its first blank-cheque listing, and upscale sportswear company Lululemon is making a push into overseas markets.Global stocks slip as new Covid strain unsettles investorshttps://www.ft.com/content/58ce50e1-fb49-4743-8f82-0a7a5ff1e896What we know about the new coronavirus strainhttps://www.ft.com/content/a8cf7f88-7bfc-46c5-bb25-a914266f0377SoftBank launches Spac, says it may buy one of its own investmentsft.com/content/65fd4a73-f277-415f-83b5-a3a68a5d4e27Lululemon plans overseas expansion as yogawear boomsft.com/content/c3ae04c5-ea00-452b-a33f-6a02adb5ca34?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/12/209m 27s

EU travel bans, US stimulus, the City after Brexit

Several EU countries have banned travel from the UK as scientists identify a new strain of Covid that is 70 percent more transmissable, in the US, lawmakers reached a deal on Sunday night over a new round of stimulus, and shopping sites delivering from China are rushing to build their own global freight networks. Plus, our Brexit editor asks whether the UK’s stock market can ever get its mojo back.Scientists alarmed at spread of Covid mutant https://www.ft.com/content/a0bef737-c763-447a-b1f3-0649dc5989a0US lawmakers reach deal on $900bn stimulus packagehttps://www.ft.com/content/6c953f0e-b229-42c1-959e-ef62196ef4d6Shopping sites in China are building their own global freight networkshttps://www.ft.com/content/8af9c8f3-7ab3-4316-b014-c00e7d8ec83dCan the UK stock market get its mojo back?https://www.ft.com/content/ca6e6558-c55a-478b-a35d-81958d0c2890  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/12/208m 26s

Google hit with another antitrust case, Brexit fears lead to stockpiling, Fed stress tests

Dozens of states and territories have launched the first US antitrust challenge to Google’s core search engine, and a surge of stockpiling by UK companies before the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1 has triggered road congestion in southern England and France. Plus, the FT’s Laura Noonan explains what we can expect out of the Federal Reserve’s stress test today and what they will tell us about US banks’s ability to handle the panemic. Google accused of abusing search monopoly as antitrust cases mounthttps://www.ft.com/content/709849fc-4148-4687-9924-0c61f0447f2dBrexit trade talks hit by fresh dispute over state aidft.com/content/2f508f4d-22e2-4deb-8d42-77a7c31fc53cBrexit stockpiling triggers cross-Channel freight crunchhttps://www.ft.com/content/77443600-8b40-47af-a807-60612ef2d928Global regulators to examine banks’ lending caution during pandemichttps://www.ft.com/content/6a09e064-9b94-4080-b696-5d347067eb4e  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/12/2010m 38s

Fed to extend debt purchases, US small businesses struggle, Robinhood hit with legal complaint

The US central bank  says it will keep buying at least $120bn of debt a month until “substantial further progress has been made” in the recovery, US regulators have hit Luckin Coffee with a $180m penalty in an accounting fraud settlement, and Massachusetts launches legal action against the online trading app Robinhood. Plus, the FT’s global finance correspondent, Robin Wigglesworth, explains why there is an uneven recovery in the US corporate landscape. Fed to extend debt purchases to boost flagging US economyhttps://www.ft.com/content/74b6530e-9d69-43f0-a5d7-3cb363ed5398America’s two-track economy: the small business credit crunchhttps://www.ft.com/content/1ae439b1-75e7-4b55-876c-66533ac37db8Massachusetts takes legal action against Robinhoodhttps://www.ft.com/content/0e451231-fa4c-4686-bf2f-a5e107f337b9Luckin Coffee to pay $180m in accounting fraud settlement ft.com/content/4db3b074-829f-4f1c-a256-11c7e28a31d1  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/12/208m 34s

Spanish companies vie for EU recovery aid, UK nuclear plans

Spanish blue-chips have positioned themselves for tens of billions of euros in EU coronavirus aid, the UK is drawing up plans to turn London into a rival to Singapore as a hub for shipping companies, and online brokers are scrambling to hold on to customers acquired during a surge in account openings amid the pandemic. Plus, the FT’s energy correspondent, Nathalie Thomas, explains what a possible new nuclear power plant in England means for the UK’s clean energy goalsSpanish companies jostle for EU recovery fund billionsft.com/content/e56d8c25-a978-424d-be77-752292e72059?UK draws up plans to rival Singapore with post-Brexit shipping regimeft.com/content/251ec582-1a9d-4af2-8b8c-4caa5cecd18bInvestment platforms scramble to retain new customersft.com/content/899c6908-25fc-4b71-9cc4-0224926306fa?UK enters formal EDF talks over £20bn Sizewell C nuclear planthttps://www.ft.com/content/ff25b5b5-5eec-4c81-a9b2-6ef5cad4d9b0  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/12/2010m 8s

SolarWinds software hijacked, Electoral College confirms Biden, Federal Reserve meeting preview

Presidential electors confirmed Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 US election, and the Federal Reserve is poised to issue new guidance extending its emergency bond-buying programme. Plus, the FT’s Hannah Murphy explains what the US is doing in response to an infiltration by “nation-state” hackers into secure IT systems. US orders emergency action after huge cyber security breachhttps://www.ft.com/content/3a635e09-221c-49af-a582-97bc4e803747Electoral College set to confirm Joe Biden as next US presidenthttps://www.ft.com/content/fb5e17ae-7a15-4a88-b871-1db4036186feFederal reserve poised to extend crisis bond-buying programmehttps://www.ft.com/content/28db9e0a-9b6b-4e95-99e6-615ffcbdbaf8  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/12/209m 10s

Brexit talks get reenergized, US Covid-19 vaccine rollout, eurozone banks’ dividends

US doctors could administer the first authorised coronavirus shot as soon as today, an EY anti-fraud team warned in 2018 that “red-flag indicators” at Wirecard pointed to potential accounting manipulation, and Europe’s top financial regulators are set to approve lender payouts within strict limits. Plus, Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen agreed to extend negotiations for a UK-EU trade agreement. The FT’s Brexit editor, David Bond, explains how that might play out over the next few weeks. Join us this Tuesday 15 December at 3pm GMT, for an essential webinar, hosted by expert FT journalists, to understand in 50 minutes what a Deal or a No Deal means for you and your business. Regardless of the outcome, learn how all the key areas may be impacted. Register free today at: https://webinars.on24.com/ftdigitaldialogues/brexitbriefingEU and UK still ‘far apart’ but Brexit deal hopes risehttps://www.ft.com/content/6a6d5960-3e44-48c8-b33a-ee583b314ee3Doctors set to give first authorised US doses of Covid-19 vaccinehttps://www.ft.com/content/c06fed50-715c-4d2b-995c-b37a52254081EY fraud unit found ‘red-flag indicators’ Wirecard in 2018ft.com/content/3c0a0999-b434-4cad-9d9e-80cb85bf9cfd?Eurozone banks set to restart dividend payments under strict limits https://www.ft.com/content/2ffeb47f-cb88-478e-9819-f22ccd8b9668?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/12/2010m 48s

Johnson says prepare for no-deal Brexit, Airbnb IPO, EU’s threat to Big Tech

Boris Johnson has warned Britain to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, and Airbnb shares more than doubled on their first day of trading on Thursday. Plus, the FT’s Brussels correspondent, Javier Espinoza, explains why the EU is giving Big Tech companies an ultimatum when it comes to policing the internet. Correction: A previous version of this episode referred to Netscape as Microsoft's browser when it was in fact a rival. Internet Explorer is Microsoft's browser.Boris Johnson warns Britain to prepare for no-deal Brexithttps://www.ft.com/content/c112b53b-9dc7-462d-b50a-523ce1d42b23Airbnb soars on debut in latest IPO bouncehttps://www.ft.com/content/a1c5cc26-b224-470a-84fe-8a6575fd33dcEU to tell Big Tech to police internet or face large fineshttps://www.ft.com/content/72371610-4820-44c0-a955-4a19e430d343  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/12/2010m 29s

Deadline set for Brexit talks, Facebook hit with antitrust lawsuits, DoorDash floats

Boris Johnson and the EU have set a Sunday deadline for a “firm decision” on the fate of their future-relationship negotiations, the US Federal Trade Commission and 46 states have brought antitrust cases against Facebook, and DoorDash reached a market value close to $60bn in its public trading debut. Plus the FT’s global media editor, Alex Barker, looks at whether Disney’s push into streaming is enough to save the business. Sunday deadline set for ‘firm decision’ on Brexit talksft.com/content/fb655185-c89e-4a1b-948f-fbe97176c891US sues Facebook for ‘years-long’ abuse of monopoly power ft.com/content/5c03ac0f-7122-4c31-97a5-ecab3928a038DoorDash shares open up 80% amid IPO frenzyft.com/content/c9f8f03f-6b82-4828-84e2-7ac25966b7d1Disney faces digital dilemma despite streaming successft.com/content/cf22ac6b-c065-4657-bbe6-6689c625461d  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/12/209m 25s

Shell’s clean energy departures, Starbucks' bullish goals, US anti-money laundering overhaul

Starbucks chief executive Kevin Johnson says the company will continue to grow despite the pandemic, Congress looks to approve the first overhaul of US anti-money laundering laws in decades, and Japan has launched a stimulus package to help speed up the country’s recovery from Covid-19. Plus, the FT’s senior energy correspondent, Anjli Raval, discusses the recent executive exodus at Royal Dutch Shell. Shell executives quit amid discord over green pushft.com/content/053663f1-0320-4b83-be31-fefbc49b0efc?As thousands of small coffee shops shut, Starbucks’ boss is bullishft.com/content/ab959c91-7ef2-44d7-bf8c-d03718ae5393US to shift burden from banks in overhaul of money laundering lawsft.com/content/498493c4-a138-4e5d-b926-a86ae317b8f4Suga launches $294bn stimulus to boost Japan’s coronavirus recoveryft.com/content/2c927471-849c-4635-8844-31b12b91b613  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/12/2010m 15s

Johnson and Von der Leyen to meet on Brexit, Uber abandons plans for its own self-driving car, China’s overseas lending

Boris Johnson is to travel to Brussels for make-or-break talks on a UK-EU trade deal, Uber will swap its self-driving car operations for a minority stake in Aurora, and China has drastically curtailed the overseas lending programme of its two largest policy banks. Plus, the FT’s Guy Chazan explains why there is so much at stake for Europe and German chancellor Angela Merkel during this week’s EU summit. Johnson to go to Brussels in search of way out of Brexit stalematehttps://www.ft.com/content/0317430c-015c-4848-8689-8ec4066dad52?Uber abandons effort to develop own self-driving vehiclehttps://www.ft.com/content/e55ce767-0ede-4096-aa3b-1d26671f3772?China curtails overseas lending in face of geopolitical backlashft.com/content/1cb3e33b-e2c2-4743-ae41-d3fffffa4259?Angela Merkel faces final challenge at EU summithttps://www.ft.com/content/58866070-51df-4386-be3f-58738a23996c?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/12/2010m 42s

Brexit trade talks on a knife-edge, Brussels urged to heed climate science, Covid vaccines in India

Britain’s trade talks with the EU were on “a knife-edge” on Sunday, Brussels has been urged to stick to climate science when drawing up rules on sustainable finance, and doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford could be available for purchase in India as soon as March. Plus, the FT’s Brussels bureau chief, Sam Fleming explains how the UK’s departure from the EU will affect Europe. UK trade talks with EU on knife edge, says Irish premierhttps://www.ft.com/content/af0a4b76-66ad-4166-b743-e190327fe42eBrussels urged to heed climate science in sustainable finance ruleshttps://www.ft.com/content/3b017b2b-e8a5-4ea0-b7d0-c96337e33e5fCovid vaccines will be available for private purchase in Indiaft.com/content/224b13fb-1d7d-4250-a6c6-1535b30496bc?edit=true  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/12/208m 28s

Brussels’s EU budget warning, Macron complicates Brexit deal, the ‘everything’ market rally

EU budget commissioner Johannes Hanes has warned Poland and Hungary that Brussels could cut them out of its recovery fund, British officials accused France of making new Brexit demands at the eleventh hour on Thursday, and Boeing clinched its first firm order for the 737 Max since the aircraft was grounded 20 months ago. Plus, the FT’s global financial correspondent, Robin Wigglesworth, explains what has been fuelling the rally in global equities and whether it can be stopped.Brussels warns Poland and Hungary they cannot stop EU recovery fundft.com/content/50d9731d-c5cd-4fa7-9626-7a0f2f2d62d8Tough Macron stance leaves Brexit deal hanging in balance ft.com/content/7a679982-abef-4f9a-8a55-e06588e7b770Boeing clinches first firm order for 737 Max since aircraft’s groundinghttps://www.ft.com/content/2c32696e-56fc-43a5-b3d4-49daa169bcbdThe ‘everything rally’: vaccines prompt wave of market exuberanceft.com/content/d785632d-d9a0-45ae-ae57-7b98bb2fb8d6  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/12/2010m 0s

Democrats support US stimulus plan, China invests in US tech, reaction to UK vaccine approval

Top Democrats have expressed support for a $908bn stimulus plan offered by a bipartisan group of US senators, the UK has become the first country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, and Chinese state-backed funds are still scouring the US for investments in critical technologies despite stiffer restrictions on such deals. Plus, the FT’s West Africa correspondent, Neil Munshi, explains why Nigeria’s richest residents are investing heavily in Africa’s biggest economy.  Top Democrats signal willingness to compromise on stimulushttps://www.ft.com/content/8787eb59-642e-4a93-af5b-59f13afa3e6dUK set for Covid vaccinations ‘next week’ after regulatory approvalhttps://www.ft.com/content/c60f49c1-34c8-4cd0-b295-87f35c70bc04Chinese state-backed funds invest in US tech despite Washington curbsft.com/content/745abeca-561d-484d-acd9-ad1caedf9e9eNigeria’s richest plough money into Africa’s biggest economyhttps://www.ft.com/content/c5b98699-a5bb-49b2-8436-4a7edf314b87  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/12/2010m 51s

Airbnb IPO pricing, EU squeezes UK in Brexit talks, Brazil's economy during the pandemic

Airbnb disclosed on Tuesday that it could raise as much as $2.5bn in its initial public offering, and Brussels is still holding back on granting Britain a whole collection of Brexit rights and regulatory waivers. Plus, the FT’s Latin America editor, Michael Stott, explains why Jair Bolsonaro’s monthly subsidy to Brazilians is a double-edged sword. Airbnb looks to raise up to $2.5bn in IPOft.com/content/c5450812-c45d-4833-a99f-22a390e5d3e4EU keeps UK guessing on post-Brexit rightsft.com/content/e7c12053-c9d7-42c8-965f-731257cde644?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/12/209m 26s

Understanding eurozone inflation, Zoom sales up, Mnuchin and Powell testify before US Congress

The cost of many popular goods and services in the eurozone is rising far faster than the bloc’s overall depressed level of inflation, the video conferencing company Zoom continued to ride the boom in working and learning from home, and Eurozone finance ministers have struck an agreement to revamp the bloc’s bailout fund. Plus, the FT’s James Politi explains what is in store as Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell and US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin appear before the US Congress. Eurozone consumers hit by rising goods costs despite negative inflationhttps://www.ft.com/content/e8a10dff-ca00-4bd0-8909-a62b51e498af?Zoom sales up fourfold as pandemic keeps workers at homehttps://www.ft.com/content/3f388aac-9e41-4ce4-bc30-187bad688d8a?Eurozone finance ministers strike deal over bailout reform https://www.ft.com/content/827f3d0c-ff1d-417e-bdc9-afd55be003b0Jay Powell frets over US economy despite good news on a vaccineft.com/content/0b526c01-67e2-411c-ad8c-5ab362515047  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/12/209m 0s

EU pitches post-Trump alliance with US, Covid-19 vaccine rollout, Lam’s cash problem

The EU will call on the US to seize a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to forge a new global alliance, the first coronavirus vaccine is on track for international deployment within weeks, and Hong Kong’s leader has said she is being forced to receive her salary in cash because of US sanctions. Plus, the FT’s Helen Warrell explains how the UK is trying to position itself as a global leader in defence. EU pitches new post-Trump alliance with US in face of China challengehttps://www.ft.com/content/e8e5cf90-7448-459e-8b9f-6f34f03ab77aInternational rollout of Covid-19 vaccine on track for next monthhttps://www.ft.com/content/093d5005-ea9f-4c87-8db3-bae0e93d5102Hong Kong’s leader has ‘piles of cash’ at home after US sanctions https://www.ft.com/content/0f9f0e98-faac-4ecd-8896-8cda3746a920  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/11/2010m 48s

Is AI finally closing in on human intelligence?

The company OpenAI has developed an extremely powerful machine-learning system that can rapidly generate text with minimal human input. The system is known as GPT-3 and it does everything from crafting an email to writing advanced fiction. However, the FT’s innovation editor, John Thornhill, explains, there are barriers and even a dark side to this tool.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/11/209m 40s

Brexit financial services woes, Salesforce eyes Slack, Facebook’s ad troubles

Europe’s financial sector has reached “peak uncertainty” as regulators and banks rush to stave off the harshest effects of Brexit, cloud software company Salesforce is in talks to buy Slack, and Facebook allowed several thousand adverts and posts that violated UK law earlier this year. Plus, the FT’s economics editor, Chris Giles, explains why UK chancellor Rishi Sunak is warning of an ‘economic emergency’.Europe's finance sector braced for 'peak uncertainty' ahead of January Salesforce in talks to buy Slack in huge cloud software dealFacebook allowed thousands of illegal ads in UK until they were reported Sunak warns of ‘economic emergency’ as borrowing hits record £394bn   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/11/208m 58s

Markets rise on White House transition, France taxes US tech giants, bank dividends

US stocks surged to new highs on Tuesday, alongside global equities, as the path for a smooth transition of power in the US cleared, French tax authorities have begun demanding millions of euros in extra tax from US tech giants, and an ECB executive says that eurozone banks could be allowed to pay dividends again if their balance sheets are in order. Plus, the FT’s Robin Harding explains why Japanese stamps are getting in the way of the country’s digitisation efforts. US stocks set record high as investors look to new administrationhttps://www.ft.com/content/433048a5-c489-4ddd-aebd-d56fb8f3edfcUS tech companies get digital tax demands from French authoritiesft.com/content/2cfe3d07-7e69-4f57-b634-8b6002f967cb ECB to lift ban on bank dividends next year if balance sheets strong enoughft.com/content/62c9e91e-ce88-41cb-aa23-de67687cdeef?edit=trueJapan to ditch ‘hanko’ seal in drive to digitise bureaucracyhttps://www.ft.com/content/e05b0e61-1aa6-4e96-822b-538f1a33d806  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/11/209m 58s

Yellen likely choice for US Treasury, Peru’s century bonds, Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

US president-elect Joe Biden is poised to choose former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen as his Treasury secretary, Peru joins a select group of countries that has issued century bonds, and the number of US air travellers has ticked up ahead of US Thanksgiving. Plus, the FT’s Donato Paolo Mancini explains how the vaccine produced by Oxford University and AstraZeneca will play into the larger fight against the pandemic. Joe Biden poised to pick Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary https://www.ft.com/content/1351b4db-9181-4afe-875f-acf9d5a6799aPeru joins elite club of nations selling century bonds https://www.ft.com/content/2676b8b3-dcf7-4200-9031-cc0f4f6a504e?shareType=nongiftUS air travel rises despite Thanksgiving pandemic warnings https://www.ft.com/content/ec2de8b7-30e9-403c-9016-ddb41796c9e8Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine results raise hopes for Covid fighthttps://www.ft.com/content/2da97a56-23df-4345-9157-6dc8ec322c69  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/11/2010m 3s

Europe eases lockdowns for holidays, G20 on Covid-19 vaccines, China’s crackdown on misconduct

European policymakers are preparing to relax Covid-19 lockdowns and “save Christmas”, G20 leaders pledged to “spare no effort” to ensure global access to Covid-19 vaccines, and Beijing has warned it will show “zero tolerance” for financial misconduct after several high-profile bond defaults by state-owned companies. Plus, the FT’s Peggy Hollinger explains how investors are handling Brexit. European nations plan cautious easing of lockdowns for Christmashttps://www.ft.com/content/5068cfce-a2fa-4d85-9078-d1a1cd89c316G20 leaders pledge to ensure global access to Covid vaccineshttps://www.ft.com/content/5f5e5a8c-1b94-438f-8f10-212126883e6cBeijing promises crackdown on misconduct after bond defaultsft.com/content/21af2731-0042-458c-9651-365459fa1e74?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/11/208m 16s

WHO cautions against remdesivir, wildfires and wine, Venezuelan oil as a stranded asset

The World Health Organization has recommended that doctors do not prescribe Gilead's remdesivir to patients in hospital with coronavirus, US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin has decided against extending several of the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending facilities, and online wine retailer, Naked Wines, has said that worsening wildfires are becoming a challenge for the industry. Plus, the FT’s Michael Stott explains why Venezuelan oil could become the world’s biggest stranded asset. WHO recommends against prescribing remdesivir to Covid patients ft.com/content/cc8d2fc7-f7e9-441e-a33c-94b8f82ce110?US Treasury says no to extending some of Fed’s crisis-fighting toolhttps://www.ft.com/content/e4b3a063-db44-4e6c-b998-74a29d70b136?Wildfires pose threat to industry, warns Naked Wineshttps://www.ft.com/content/55daaf65-b233-47b8-b24a-b38b1b93f0f0Venezuelan oil could become world’s biggest stranded asset, say experts https://www.ft.com/content/cafbd3c7-2434-4f23-8da8-1f7052efdc8e  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/11/2010m 49s

EU auditor: Brussels too slow to tame Big Tech, FAA clears Boeing 737 Max, Johnson’s green economy

A new report from the EU’s external auditor has found Brussels failed to tame Big Tech because it moved too slowly, the US Federal Aviation Administration issues an order on Wednesday allowing Boeing’s 737 Max to fly again, and Wall Street analysts expect the arrival of a coronavirus vaccine will send the dollar sinking next year. Plus, the FT’s environment correspondent, Leslie Hook, explains why critics say Boris Johnson’s plan for a green economy falls short. EU has been too slow to tame Big Tech, says bloc’s auditor ft.com/content/abb8ebe1-99e1-4547-8c42-df265bf5125c?US regulator clears Boeing’s 737 Max to fly againhttps://www.ft.com/content/43bb3ab1-598d-4ee3-a83b-ea0c22f08d4aVaccine arrival expected to trigger dollar slump in 2021ft.com/content/d2a226b8-574a-4d1c-9205-fa076ed97055?Boris Johnson’s green plan a ‘far cry’ from hitting net zero targetsft.com/content/dbd944e6-48a2-42d7-829e-ae1d64616bfc  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/11/2010m 49s

G20 nears funding boost for low-income countries, Amazon online pharmacy, FSB report

Saudi Arabia’s finance minister says the world’s richest countries are close to unlocking additional IMF funds for low-income nations, Amazon has launched an online delivery service offering big discounts for prescription medicine in the US, and Unilever is aiming to increase its annual sales of plant-based meat and dairy alternatives to €1bn in five to seven years. Plus, the FT’s US markets reporter, Colby Smith, explains why the Financial Stability Board is pinning hedge funds with some of the blame for the US Treasury market chaos in March. G20 nearing IMF funding boost for developing nations, Saudi minister says ft.com/content/f211194f-5c19-4ab1-b47f-a4d6caa88f36?Amazon launches online pharmacy in challenge to traditional retailershttps://www.ft.com/content/f45c4956-108f-4b69-b115-c73cfc55f0e3Unilever aims for €1bn sales from plant-based products by 2027ft.com/content/0a1e5e3d-a34d-44bb-a350-75f3e8700673?Hedge funds under scrutiny over role in March bond market ructionshttps://www.ft.com/content/5bab4156-54fd-41ab-b067-794c3050c8cd  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/11/209m 7s

Biden’s coronavirus warning, Airbnb readies for IPO, Saudi Aramco bonds

US president-elect Joe Biden has warned that the country’s ability to handle Covid-19 could be hampered if Donald Trump does not allow a smooth transition of power, AirBnB published the prospectus for its long-awaited stock market listing on Monday, and the secretary general of the Basel committee of regulators has argued that shareholder payouts should remain on hold until the long-term impact of the pandemic is clear. Plus, the FT’s senior energy correspondent, Anjli Raval explains why Saudi Aramco is heading to the international bond market. Biden warns ‘more people may die’ if Trump refuses to co-ordinateft.com/content/ee58360a-eca8-47aa-ac86-3665e918539aAirbnb woos investors with return to profit ahead of IPO ft.com/content/5f8aa041-3d1b-43f4-94fb-57a0639bfc76?Bank regulator calls for dividends to remain on holdft.com/content/cd06ce1a-65cd-4543-8f80-cf1d577f0c68?edit=trueSaudi Aramco to sell billions of dollars in international bondshttps://www.ft.com/content/c10dcb3b-89cf-4fc4-a1b2-bd434f79258b Lawsuit tracker: Trump’s battle faces tough test this week https://www.ft.com/content/20b114b5-5419-493b-9923-a918a2527931  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/11/2010m 15s

UK’s weak household spending, Asia-Pacific trade deal, Biden’s Brexit impact

A Financial Times analysis has found the UK’s weakness in international economic league tables during the coronavirus crisis reflects stretched household finances and potentially wasteful public spending, leaders from 15 Asia-Pacific countries have signed one of the biggest trade deals in history, and US banks are concerned over one of their most profitable business segments as consumers pay down their credit cards. Plus, the FT’s Arthur Beesley explains how US president-elect Joe Biden’s Irish roots could affect Ireland’s Brexit outlook. UK’s poor GDP performance rooted in weak household spendingft.com/content/c5d72dea-50bc-4f1f-98d3-bc758aafa905?US surge in coronavirus cases darkens outlook for economyhttps://www.ft.com/content/f3a4f31b-85bc-450f-ac7a-f7dbbad3f6dcAsia-Pacific countries sign one of the largest free trade deals in history  https://www.ft.com/content/2dff91bd-ceeb-4567-9f9f-c50b7876adceBank credit card profits in question as US consumers pay down debt https://www.ft.com/content/fe591579-2202-45f1-8c83-a7e7dd1200c4  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/11/2010m 35s

Palantir sales growth cheers Wall Street, Poland threatens EU budget, Denmark mink culling

Data analytics company, Palantir, beat Wall Street forecasts in its first quarterly earnings since going public, the US Senate is preparing to vote on Judy Shelton, Donald Trump’s nominee to the Federal Reserve board, and Poland’s prime minister warns that his country’s parliament could shoot down the EU’s next seven-year budget. Plus, the FT’s Nordic and Baltic correspondent, Richard Milne, explains why Denmark is backtracking on its order to kill millions of mink. Palantir sales growth cheers Wall Street in debut earningshttps://www.ft.com/content/9fdbf565-8be3-4972-8f8f-4cad3dda5101Senate prepares to vote on Trump’s Fed board nominee Judy Sheltonhttps://www.ft.com/content/4c146684-b364-4966-849a-acfcd7bd9dedPoland threatens EU budget over linking funding to rule of lawhttps://www.ft.com/content/d8dfda2c-a811-4749-9bf2-3a0dde626fed?Denmark’s mink farmers count cost of botched cullhttps://www.ft.com/content/9e518316-6422-41f3-8873-8a75754b2eef  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/11/2010m 41s

Key aide to Boris Johnson quits, ECB set to expand help, TikTok deadline, Turkish lira

Boris Johnson’s director of communications resigned on Wednesday night following a bitter Downing Street power struggle, the European Central Bank will keep financing costs exceptionally favourable in the eurozone until the economy recovers from the pandemic, and TikTok wrestles with its US divestment deadline. Plus, the FT’s Laura Pitel explains how Turkey hopes to boost its economy despite an overhaul of the country’s economic management. Key Johnson aide quits in Downing St power strugglehttps://www.ft.com/content/2c431395-021b-471d-878c-3ab342304745ECB set to expand bond-buying and cheap loans, Lagarde signalshttps://www.ft.com/content/3fc692fe-a79d-447f-9dec-42c171dc9a53?TikTok challenges Trump order ahead of US divestment deadlinehttps://www.ft.com/content/218bccaf-6b74-475c-a374-9a0a89ca3d29Turkey’s Erdogan vows to win ‘trust’ of investors after lira plungehttps://www.ft.com/content/fc0be85d-eba8-4172-9d38-d8b6f5fa0e8e  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/11/2010m 59s

Trump’s resistance, Lyft weighs delivery business, EU hits Amazon with antitrust charges

Republicans have grown more assertive in giving cover to Donald Trump’s false claims that the US presidential election was stolen from him, Lyft has said it was in the “early days” of building a delivery business to take on Uber Eats and others, SoftBank is considering moving its Vision Fund unit to Abu Dhabi, and the European Union is hitting Amazon with antitrust charges. Plus, the FT’s Leila Abboud explains why European small shopkeepers are frustrated with the latest set of coronavirus lockdowns. As Joe Biden’s margin of victory grows, so does Republican resistance https://www.ft.com/content/d0c09d30-6f1c-4978-bbb7-44e1f93e9a39Lyft weighs getting into delivery business as it works to bounce back ft.com/content/b340f34e-d16a-4388-99cf-eacb00df8389SoftBank’s Vision Fund unit considers move to Abu Dhabi from UKhttps://www.ft.com/content/22eddefb-adab-4188-9de7-33533f6d571eEU accuses Amazon of breaching antitrust ruleshttps://www.ft.com/content/4908995d-5ba4-4e14-a863-bcb8858e8bd2Europe’s shopkeepers on the warpath over lockdownshttps://www.ft.com/content/3fc8ba69-9a2c-4f19-ac79-ce310c8d6507  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/11/2010m 51s

Covid vaccine lifts stocks, Nikola’s legal bills pile up, India takes aim at Google

A breakthrough in the race to find a vaccine for Covid-19 fuelled a broad global equity rally on Monday. The FT’s Joe Miller explains what this means for managing the pandemic. Plus, India’s competition watchdog has ordered an in-depth investigation into the tight links between Google’s mobile app store and its payment service, and electric truck start-up Nikola has acknowledged for the first time that it is under investigation by the US Department of Justice in the wake of fraud allegations. Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine found to be 90% effective https://www.ft.com/content/9bde4bff-acf0-4c2a-a0d0-5ed597186496Nikola reveals escalating legal bill after fraud claimshttps://www.ft.com/content/51c9de3f-7e08-4740-8a50-4f301d8ca9aeIndia’s competition watchdog orders Google investigationhttps://www.ft.com/content/f0709021-0fdb-4f0a-a85e-c807ab364ebe  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/11/208m 23s

Biden looks to unite Democrats, future of UK-US trade, Westfield threatens tenants

President-elect Joe Biden will face a power struggle between liberal and progressive Democrats, and how will a Biden administration handle a trade deal between the US and the UK? The FT’s Sebastian Payne and Aime Williams explain how the internal market bill plays an important role. Plus, shopping centre landlord Westfield is threatening tenants with legal action over unpaid rents. Biden faces power struggle between Democratic progressives and moderateshttps://www.ft.com/content/e922ddea-6665-4231-89a3-ffdbfd0fc009Westfield threatens chains including Pret over rent arrearshttps://www.ft.com/content/40596f51-cef7-41b7-a36f-cddebb870be5Lords defeat of Brexit bill will put government on track for Biden clashhttps://www.ft.com/content/874ef7b6-91f9-4f5e-b2ae-5a3def68e250  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/11/2010m 49s

Biden edges towards victory, Bank of England stimulus, Uber earnings miss

Joe Biden edged closer to a presidential victory on Thursday night while Donald Trump claimed without evidence that the Democrats were trying to “steal” the election. Plus, the Federal Reserve kept monetary policy steady, the Bank of England took more robust measures as the UK entered a second coronavirus lockdown, and Uber missed Wall Street’s expectations on earnings in the third quarter despite reporting an uptick in its ride-sharing business. Donald Trump calls for vote counting to stop as US awaits resulthttps://www.ft.com/content/b922453a-166c-446f-a50e-6727309b8375Federal Reserve keeps monetary policy steady as Covid cases risehttps://www.ft.com/content/3b577f14-c638-4536-aeb0-f63508e7e295Bank of England launches £150bn stimulus to boost consumer spendinghttps://www.ft.com/content/18ade542-d2a9-438a-ba5c-37b51475993bUber and Lyft in driving seat to remake US labour lawshttps://www.ft.com/content/78e619f4-fabe-4077-a51a-491e24492263Uber claws back business as lockdowns ease but misses Wall Street targethttps://www.ft.com/content/933458fc-4bd8-407f-be0f-6467e83b6173  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/11/209m 36s

Biden holds lead over Trump, US leaves Paris climate agreement

Joe Biden won Wisconsin and Michigan on Wednesday in two critical victories that boosted his chances of winning the presidential election while the Trump campaign launched lawsuits to delay vote counting. Meanwhile, investors are now changing course after Democrats missed an opportunity for a blue wave. Plus, the FT’s environment correspondent, Leslie Hook, explains how the outcome of the election is crucial for global efforts to tackle climate change. Biden boosted by Wisconsin and Michigan wins as count drags onhttps://www.ft.com/content/874f4401-aa3f-46c0-b4ca-2d06066c1f7eInvestors hold their poise in face of knife-edge US election resulthttps://www.ft.com/content/732afbb8-af6f-4bfa-9cd2-e7dab82873afUS formally withdraws from Paris climate agreementhttps://www.ft.com/content/54f600e0-183f-41fd-8d4b-69ab4403e331  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/11/209m 42s

US ballot count continues, Ant IPO stalls

The US presidential election appeared to be headed towards prolonged uncertainty as critical battlegrounds continued to count mail-in ballots. The FT’s Peter Spiegel reports on the early morning results, and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson explains what it means for business. Plus, China has suspended the $37bn listing of Ant Group, which had been set to become the world’s largest IPO. Our Asia capital markets correspondent, Hudson Lockett, explains what happened. Follow the FT’s US election coveragehttps://www.ft.com/us-presidential-election-2020Trump’s corporate trouble: CEOs keep their distance from the party of businesshttps://www.ft.com/content/f74f00db-decc-4fb2-8c86-e95dd0b0d42eChina halts $37bn Ant Group IPO, citing ‘major issues’https://www.ft.com/content/c1ee03d4-f22e-4514-af46-2f8423a6842e  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/11/2010m 11s

US election day voting, investors eye the candidates, Nvidia-Arm China deal in trouble

US election day begins as Americans brace themselves for what could be a drawn-out result, Nvidia’s $40bn deal for the UK-based chip designer Arm is facing fresh problems in China, and Volkswagen will be within only “a gram or so” of tough new EU carbon emission limits. Plus, the FT’s US capital markets correspondent, Richard Henderson, explains which policies from Mr Trump and Joe Biden are most appealing to investors. Democrats fight back as Trump pledges to challenge result in courthttps://www.ft.com/content/fd0ed792-2945-48a1-a896-efd0ecc7586fTrump vs Biden: 4 policy plans US stock investors are watchinghttps://www.ft.com/content/4930af61-c51a-4782-a1cd-a0cd1a9a0cde?shareType=nongiftBattle at Arm China threatens $40bn Nvidia dealft.com/content/49889c43-70b8-45d7-b0b0-44e98d3bf89f?Volkswagen within ‘a gram’ of compliance with EU carbon targetsft.com/content/b8751714-fe99-4cd6-9935-2fb4ad9929f4?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/11/2010m 20s

Eurozone economic forecast sinks, UK businesses plea support, aerospace and Brexit

Fresh lockdowns in Europe announced have triggered a flurry of downgrades to economic growth forecasts, and UK business leaders have called for more financial help from the government to support crisis-hit companies. Plus, the FT’s Peggy Hollinger explains how Brexit will affect an already hard hit aerospace industry.  Eurozone economic forecasts slashed as fresh lockdowns imposedhttps://www.ft.com/content/3269f590-1cac-411f-8320-110c91c1f12eBusiness seeks state support as it faces England lockdownhttps://www.ft.com/content/adfebb62-2f01-4c4a-bdc6-8bf8ff621850  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/11/2011m 0s

Big tech earnings, US economic data, early voters pour in for US presidential election

Big tech companies reported mixed earnings for the most recent quarter, and Donald Trump is pointing to strong third-quarter GDP days before the US presidential election. Plus, the FT’s Washington Bureau chief Demetri Sevastopulo explains how early votes could affect election day. Google ad sales bounce back sharply from pandemic slumphttps://www.ft.com/content/07c22dcb-9747-4bd3-a01c-bb51d6e9e9bbDonald Trump touts economy to boost re-election bidhttps://www.ft.com/content/dbe15063-8955-42e2-a757-b8d9b4bd9c60Early voting surge points to huge turnout in US electionhttps://www.ft.com/content/8d8fa717-8923-4223-af75-bd6d31d25d9a  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/10/2010m 56s

European lockdowns worry investors, China’s Five-Year plan

Stocks in Europe and the US dropped on Wednesday as Germany and France re-entered lockdowns to slow the spread of coronavirus. The FT’s Michael Peel explains how the European Commission is handling the latest wave of the virus. Plus, investors worry about its spread in Europe and the US, and China’s leadership discusses the country’s next Five-Year Plan.  Germany and France impose fresh curbs to slow Covid-19 spreadhttps://www.ft.com/content/cc928df5-8c4f-4b16-b5e8-78547069c9d5US stocks close down 3.5% as Covid concern mountshttps://www.ft.com/content/617f7ad3-6831-4e47-b66a-3efccd1972a6Chinese leadership meets to set policy direction for next 5 yearshttps://www.ft.com/content/91b74acd-15fc-402a-9644-3c662d3ba04c  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/10/2010m 30s

Apple search, LVMH and Tiffany talk, social media testimony

Apple is stepping up efforts to develop its own search technology, Boris Johnson’s plan to flout international law over Brexit is set to be blocked by the House of Lords, LVMH is in talks to renegotiate its $16.6bn takeover of US jeweller Tiffany. Plus, the FT’s Kiran Stacey will explain why US Senators are going after big social media groups ahead of the US presidential election. Apple developing alternative to Google searchft.com/content/fd311801-e863-41fe-82cf-3d98c4c47e26Boris Johnson faces Brexit defeat at key momentft.com/content/807e1c15-7632-4a42-adc7-562ffc57e232?Zuckerberg backs reform of legal protections for social mediahttps://www.ft.com/content/9e9b8a33-74af-4a42-9c6f-1e24958de46c?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/10/2011m 3s

US stocks drop on Monday on coronavirus fears, European banks, Alibaba’s push into grocery delivery

US stocks on Monday notched their biggest one-day drop in a month on fears that rising coronavirus infections will dampen business activity, and European banks get a lift from equities revenue. Plus, the FT’s China corporate tech reporter, Ryan McMorrow, explains how Alibaba is making a push into a crowded grocery delivery field. Alibaba to pay $3.6bn to take control of Chinese supermarket chain Sun Arthttps://www.ft.com/content/fb6dee7d-704e-444e-aa7f-32969296fb51US stocks have worst day in a month as virus cases hit a recordhttps://www.ft.com/content/770938ee-c511-4332-968c-c290dd89cc33Barclays recovers as bad debt charges fallhttps://www.ft.com/content/8374dd0e-87c1-4b58-8c29-5cc4f45d3960UBS pledges to boost payouts as pandemic impact diminisheshttps://www.ft.com/content/10005024-87dc-41b8-abc4-728261b34bf0  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/10/2010m 42s

EU member states hesitate on recovery fund loans, upbeat Oxford vaccine trials, Brexit borders

Pandemic-struck EU member states are worried about debt and are hesitant to reach for recovery fund loans, and a Covid-19 vaccine trial out of the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca has shown promise in a recent trial. Plus, the FT’s Peter Foster and Judith Evans explain what kind of complications will occur at the UK border after the Brexit transition period ends. Italy and Spain introduce new pandemic measuresft.com/content/8d14f560-427c-451f-90df-8b464901d190EU capitals hesitate over recover fund loansft.com/content/1621a33b-b05e-4b2d-b6d1-862a0455c1b9?Astrazeneca Oxford Covid vaccine trials offer hope for the elderly ft.com/content/b15446e5-66f7-4e6a-947a-1b638769ff79?British sausage makers face EU freeze after Brexithttps://www.ft.com/content/a6b205e4-6171-4995-80d8-3f19b42d340aPrivate jets take off as wealthy flyers seek to avoid virushttps://www.ft.com/content/17282807-ab86-4333-b6c2-b8128f87fd4f  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/10/2010m 17s

Final US presidential debate, FDA approves remdesivir, Intel data hit by pandemic

Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, clashed over issues from the pandemic to foreign policy in their final presidential election debate. Then, the FT’s Demetri Sevastopulo will explain why local races in Texas and around the US could dictate the political make-up of the country for years to come. Plus, Gilead has received the first US regulatory approval for a Covid-19 drug, and Intel reported a decline in data centre revenues and said its earnings fell by nearly a quarter from a year ago due to the pandemic.Donald Trump and Joe Biden clash over coronavirus in final debatehttps://www.ft.com/content/bef48683-9bde-4ac2-8906-797779593b22Gilead secures FDA approval for remdesivir https://www.ft.com/content/07a321de-109b-46aa-99bc-f884e0ed7703  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/10/2010m 42s

US intelligence election warning, Apollo hit by Leon Black’s Epstein ties, report from Lagos

The US director of national intelligence has warned that Iran and Russia are attempting to influence American voters before the November 3 US election, Tesla delivered a fifth straight quarterly profit in the three months to the end of September, and one of the biggest US public pension funds has frozen new investments with Apollo Global Management over concerns regarding Leon Black’s connections to Jeffrey Epstein. Plus, the FT’s West Africa bureau chief,Neil Munshi, reports on the violent crackdown by security forces on peaceful demonstrators in Lagos. US official warns of Iranian and Russian election interferenceft.com/content/82d92abf-2dd2-4fb6-8d0a-1f12f7aedcb4Tesla delivers its fifth straight quarterly profit https://www.ft.com/content/e782cac4-cbdf-4d39-986e-8b7b7971de1dApollo investor halts new commitments over Leon Black’s Epstein ties https://www.ft.com/content/7aa15cae-0baf-488b-8713-c4dc29bf193cViolent crackdown on Nigerian protests prompts outragehttps://www.ft.com/content/1e06b3c1-f453-4e7e-b71b-b0dba31faaa3  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/10/2010m 43s

Snap Inc rises on advertising, US Department of Justice takes on Google, big tech regulation

Snap posted record revenues and attracted the highest-ever number of advertisers to its platform in the third quarter, and the US Department of Justice has accused Google of suppressing competition in internet search. Plus, the FT’s west coast editor, Richard Waters, explains how the US and Europe are handling the regulation of big tech in very different ways. Netflix subscriber growth slows as lockdown boost fadeshttps://www.ft.com/content/de870037-4859-4660-87c8-b6bba656bd02Snap reaps the benefits of Facebook boycott falloutft.com/content/cb762955-10bb-4d1e-bfb3-87c4ecf9d915?US election: Facebook’s political balancing acthttps://www.ft.com/content/ebbf9be3-307b-4fdd-a582-069099e3096cNick Clegg: Europe should tear down digital walls not build new oneshttps://www.ft.com/content/98cf847c-96f9-4558-9a30-7d72ea4e79c2  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/10/209m 56s

Stimulus uncertainty, Conoco-Concho deal, China’s semiconductor push

US stocks slid on Monday as a deadline on US stimulus talks looms and coronavirus cases continue to rise, and ConocoPhillips is betting on a post-pandemic oil recovery with its plans to buy Concho Resources for $9.7bn. Plus, the FT’s greater China correspondent, Kathrin Hille, explains why Chinese companies of all stripes are rushing into the country’s semiconductor industry. US stocks slide as stimulus deadline loomshttps://www.ft.com/content/6c0fd8ae-618e-42e9-8537-b6f6a4558ac2ConocoPhillips to buy rival Concho in $9.7bn dealhttps://www.ft.com/content/1da54146-244a-4e42-a90d-415298db3866Chinese groups go from fish to chips in new ‘Great Leap Forward’ https://www.ft.com/content/46edd2b2-1734-47da-8e77-21854ca5b212  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/10/209m 57s

European double-dip recession concerns, Sunak dangles lockdown money, Brexit market

Economists worry rising coronavirus infections and fresh government restrictions will cut short the region’s recent recovery, and UK chancellor Rishi Sunak is preparing to release tens of millions of pounds to end a coronavirus restriction deadlock with leaders in Greater Manchester. Plus, investors are keeping a close eye on sterling as the Brexit transition period nears the end. The FT’s Katie Martin will take a look at Brexit’s impact on sterling and the markets. Europe’s economy is sliding towards a double-dip recessionhttps://www.ft.com/content/700355e2-362c-4f9f-a24e-ddc9f6ea9cb0Sunak ready to release ‘tens of millions’ to secure Manchester Covid deal https://www.ft.com/content/68e8e775-e69c-492c-bef2-a1c2863f5167  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/10/2010m 45s

Remdesivir and Covid-19 deaths, Johnson set to force no deal, suburbanites in US election

The World Health Organization has found the Covid-19 treatment remdesivir does little to prevent deaths and Boris Johnson could push Brexit talks into crisis on Friday. Plus, the FT’s Washington bureau chief Demetri Sevastopulo explains why suburban women might be the key to victory when it comes to the US presidential election. Remdesivir has little effect on Covid-19 mortality, WHO study sayshttps://www.ft.com/content/ee9b611f-2b4b-4572-afe1-b0b804d17a94Summit ‘atmospherics not good’ as Brussels seen as dragging its feet on trade deal https://www.ft.com/content/252d3ea4-0ddf-498b-b993-59c13b0de004  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/10/2010m 12s

Investors unimpressed by US bank earnings, Paris and The Hague team up on EU tech, Amazon logistics

France and the Netherlands jointly issued a call for the bloc’s competition authorities to take pre-emptive measures against big tech companies, and investors have been unimpressed by recent US bank earnings despite lower loan loss provisions. Plus, the FT’s Dave Lee explains whether Amazon will be able to handle the logistical hurdles thrown its way this holiday season. Falling interest rates drag on Bank of America and Wells Fargo profitshttps://www.ft.com/content/8b8a4bec-6d28-462e-a18f-73b4856e1fc7Amazon braces for winter of demand with relentless expansionhttps://www.ft.com/content/9cd8038e-b38c-40d6-b2db-8f6e01cd166a?France and Netherlands join forces to back EU move against tech giantsft.com/content/4a9ed79e-c8c8-4b47-8055-1cd029541c32  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/10/209m 3s

WTO Boeing-Airbus ruling, IMF’s warning, short-sellers target pandemic winners

The EU has been given the green light to hit almost $4bn of US goods with punitive tariffs in retaliation for illegal state aid to Boeing, and the IMF said the coronavirus crisis will wreak “lasting damage” on people’s living standards across the world. Plus, some hedge funds are betting that the best days for the stock market’s coronavirus winners are in the past.EU given green light to hit US with tariffs in Airbus-Boeing rulinghttps://www.ft.com/content/3198d2ef-c3bb-44b9-a1e0-b27d9c1483dePandemic will cause ‘lasting damage’ to living standards, IMF warnshttps://www.ft.com/content/8b286455-d9ed-42a9-b933-5a1d3f4f08b2Hedge fund short sellers target pandemic winners ft.com/content/0a14e904-5fac-41bd-a9b4-a8a588db15c5?Apple enters the 5G market with new line of iPhoneshttps://www.ft.com/content/eac7ed4b-5fb4-4f0e-944d-f5f61300bd12  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/10/208m 45s

US equities taking election polling to heart, US banks kick off earnings season, UK lockdowns

US stocks built on last week’s rally with investors assessing US presidential election polls that show a strong lead for former vice-president Joe Biden, and unemployment looks set to hit the UK’s youth the hardest with the country’s economy facing a sharp slowdown. Plus, the FT’s US finance editor, Rob Armstrong, explains why US banks might suddenly be hoping for a Democratic wave and what their most recent earnings could look like. Wall Street rallies as angst over contested US election waneshttps://www.ft.com/content/1dcbbed2-6d9e-4898-98bf-00e98a19eb5bFive things to watch in US bank earnings seasonhttps://www.ft.com/content/2604ab01-c562-4601-a8d6-921825a9e4aeUK’s youth count the cost of the Covid pandemicft.com/content/1220ba66-de09-4507-8616-ef112cd2c109?Samuel Brittan, economics editor, 1933-2020https://www.ft.com/content/b763bf06-3fc2-4e95-9fe6-a17acf3d8f3b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/10/209m 38s

EU targets Big Tech with ‘hit list’, EM countries call for ambitious debt relief, EU countries on Brexit progress

EU regulators are drawing up a “hit list” of up to 20 large internet companies that will be subject to new and far more stringent rules, and government ministers of poor and indebted nations plead for more ambitious debt relief programmes. Plus, FT’s Brexit editor David Bond speaks with Sam Fleming and Victor Mallet about how European countries are viewing the progress of Brexit talks. EU targets Big Tech with ‘hit list’ facing tougher rulesft.com/content/c8c5d5dc-cb99-4b1f-a8dd-5957b57a7783?Emerging economies plead for more ambitious debt relief programmesft.com/content/edb18d34-844b-43b5-a78a-fec73f1d0583?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/10/209m 25s

A new cold war, whiskey in days

Tensions between Washington and Beijing reflect a shift in how America views Asia’s superpower. We'll look at how both Joe Biden and Donald Trump are handling China in the presidential campaign. Plus, why a Silicon Valley start-up has decided to disrupt whiskey. How the US elite became hawks on Xi’s Chinahttps://www.ft.com/content/75ce186e-41f7-4a9c-bff9-0f502c81e456Silicon Valley start-up launches ‘Nespresso machine’ for whiskyhttps://www.ft.com/content/3926e3bf-352b-4c47-8acb-d9b47dfa11cb  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/10/2010m 4s

Lilly Covid drug, Vatican derivatives, UK mining corruption probe

Eli Lilly, a US drugmaker, has applied for an emergency authorisation of its Covid-19 antibody in the US. According to documents seen by the Financial Times, the Vatican invested donations for the needy in derivatives that bet on the creditworthiness of Hertz. And the FBI picks up the case of two men found dead in a hotel room in Missouri; British prosecutors had seen the men as potential witnesses in a corruption probe into the multibillion-dollar mining house, Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation. Lilly seeks emergency approval for Covid drughttps://www.ft.com/content/dc7d2abf-1cd2-40db-b040-27b3d9031e8bVatican used charity funds to buy Hertz credit derivativeshttps://www.ft.com/content/f966e8b4-945a-45d0-8391-a305b3d8f7f5Silent witnesses: what do three corpses have to do with a corruption case?https://www.ft.com/content/7dc13ec9-721c-41a7-8423-daeb9a743e9a  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/10/2011m 9s

US stimulus talks end, Macy’s buys stake in Swedish fintech

Donald Trump abruptly broke off talks with congressional Democrats on a new fiscal stimulus package until after next month’s presidential election, and economists estimate the coronavirus pandemic has put millions more workers across the developed world out of jobs than official unemployment statistics suggest. Plus, why US department store chain Macy’s is set to take a stake in Europe’s highest valued private fintech. Trump calls off stimulus talkshttps://www.ft.com/content/9f130c9c-fb1e-4d05-8864-1c8ac08c54bbHidden joblessness threatens economic recovery in US and Europehttps://www.ft.com/content/ec3d88dc-0dc1-4f6e-adf7-37e8f4316a22Macy’s takes stake in Klarna as part of payment partnershiphttps://www.ft.com/content/c2a26072-8c45-4ce3-9249-bd5b856bbe1c  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/10/2010m 0s

Trump returns to White House, a fight over lithium batteries

Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday evening after three days of hospital treatment for coronavirus, although his doctor warned that the president was not yet “out of the woods”. Plus, the IMF is instructing rich countries to spend on infrastructure, and a court case over trade secrets between two South Korean companies could affect the future of electric cars in the United States. Donald Trump returns to White House after three days in hospitalhttps://www.ft.com/content/4909a63c-8f7d-4621-9fba-73b5dac2ee5cIMF calls on rich nations to boost public investmenthttps://www.ft.com/content/fc7ad858-0fdd-401e-bce5-796a8353ba30Stakes are high in bitter battle over battery secretshttps://www.ft.com/content/98678ea4-7eba-4873-8815-47b0efe7c9df  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/10/2011m 57s

Trump’s Covid-19 case prompts questions, financial services in a post-Brexit world

Donald Trump’s doctors said the president could be discharged from hospital today, after a weekend of mixed messages from the White House concerning Mr Trump’s health. Plus, the FT’s Brexit editor, David Bond, talks with the FT trading room editor Philip Stafford about what financial services will look like after Brexit.  Trump’s doctor says he could be out of hospital on Mondayhttps://www.ft.com/content/f331c9b9-6f2b-4cd5-831c-00cc10929940Brexit and the City: Brussels’ new battle to rival London in financehttps://www.ft.com/content/dd7e6828-f603-47bf-bdd7-61e9dcb5f9acBrussels’ next financial policy chief warns of Brexit frictionshttps://www.ft.com/content/d80ccc42-9156-4f9f-a103-6a8faa33014b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/10/2011m 2s

Trump tests positive for Covid-19, EU sues UK over internal market bill, Trump & Biden compete over Ohio

Donald Trump and his wife Melania have tested positive for Covid-19 and will start quarantine barely a month before the US presidential election, US personal income dropped by 2.7 per cent in August after the lapse of emergency unemployment benefits, and Brussels is suing the UK over plans to violate last year’s Brexit withdrawal agreement. Plus, the FT’s Washington bureau chief Demetri Sevastopulo explains why Ohio might be the key to the US presidential election. US personal income falls after lapse of Covid benefits https://www.ft.com/content/314c74e3-984c-4bde-bb03-8a05622be305Brussels launches legal action against UK over Brexit deal breachhttps://www.ft.com/content/8389cc9c-3ced-47f1-a85e-710ad20468a2The battle for Ohio: Trump tries to retain edge with working classhttps://www.ft.com/content/8d3e2e6f-3f40-4d1c-905f-b2dd416d055dBiden vs Trump: who is leading the 2020 US election polls?https://ig.ft.com/us-election-2020/Playboy returns to public markets through Spac dealhttps://www.ft.com/content/d79065d3-b6d4-4991-9033-d48dcc383c68  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/10/2010m 55s

Moderna CEO: no vaccine before US election, digitising Japan’s economy, west’s gold investment

Moderna Therapeutics’s chief executive told the Financial Times that the company would not have a vaccine ready before the US election, and Japan adjusts for a digital economy. Plus, the FT’s metals and mining correspondent, Henry Sanderson, explains how western investors’ interest in gold is driving up its price. Moderna chief says its vaccine won’t be ready before US electionhttps://www.ft.com/content/9b242ecc-3dce-4534-9171-cdf624468a2aJapan’s digital leap forward — and about time toohttps://www.ft.com/content/5b8c7ee3-2981-4446-92af-6a8499302210The new gold rush: western investors offset soft eastern demand https://www.ft.com/content/8a53dbaf-8210-4c60-8753-e3018fa1b1e1  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/10/2010m 12s

US presidential debate recap, EY’s Wirecard warning, JPMorgan spoofing settlement

The first presidential debate quickly turned chaotic, and JPMorgan Chase will have to pay $920m in the largest ever spoofing settlement. Plus, the FT’s Olaf Storbeck uncovers that EY was made aware of potential wrongdoing at Wirecard as far back as 2016. Joe Biden and Donald Trump clash in ill-mannered presidential debatehttps://www.ft.com/content/c77fa4ff-3278-4258-9033-8b62adcdbba5EY whistleblower warned of Wirecard fraud four years before collapse ft.com/content/3b9afceb-eaeb-4dc6-8a5e-b9bc0b16959d?JPMorgan to pay $920m in largest-ever spoofing settlementhttps://www.ft.com/content/f2c918c2-2659-4513-8851-cc40379d4840  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/09/2010m 55s

Monday’s global equity market rebound, US voter suppression, 60/40 portfolio

European stocks lead a global rally on Monday driven by investors scooping up shares in beaten-down sectors, and Donald Trump is beating back allegations of tax avoidance and voter suppression ahead of tonight’s US presidential debate. Plus, the FT’s Michael MacKenzie will explain why investors are rethinking the traditional 60/40 portfolio. Financials lead global equity market reboundhttps://www.ft.com/content/f189b5b1-1e08-4ff1-9994-f1c89d9c1a79Biden portrays Trump as tax dodger after new revelationshttps://www.ft.com/content/68c6f5a0-2080-4f60-8dec-9043a590c838Investors wonder if the 60/40 portfolio has a futurehttps://www.ft.com/content/fdb793a4-712e-477f-9a81-7f67aefda21a  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/09/2010m 38s

Argentina bonds back in hot water, Swiss immigration vote, Scottish independence

Argentina’s newly restructured dollar bonds have slumped in value less than a month after a deal was finalised to postpone debt payments, and Swiss voters have defeated a nationalist initiative to tear up their free-movement agreement with Brussels. Plus, the FT’s Mure Dickie explains how Scotland’s push for independence is influencing Brexit talks. Argentina bonds ‘back in hot water’ just weeks after restructuring dealft.com/content/fd786d9b-18b4-4ed3-a531-6af3d2eb5c24?Nicola Sturgeon revives plans for second Scottish independence vote https://www.ft.com/content/0f0ecf40-f30a-482e-9902-d74276bdc43fSwiss voters reject nationalist proposal to curb immigrationft.com/content/5a642ce6-1a76-460c-9857-b880b0fb7bc0  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/09/209m 55s

US Supreme Court nomination, Trump will not commit to a peaceful transition of power

The FT’s DC bureau chief Demetri Sevastopulo explains the politics behind Donald Trump’s soon to be revealed Supreme Court justice nominee. Plus, why Donald Trump will not commit to a peaceful transition of power and a preview of next week’s first presidential debate between Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden How Trump’s Supreme Court pick could reshape law on abortion and gunshttps://www.ft.com/content/de654768-67f5-482d-893b-24107b45113bDonald Trump steps up fight over Supreme Court nomineehttps://www.ft.com/content/a08b21d4-3745-4aa2-83de-04a06013d026  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/09/2010m 40s

EU to crack down on sweetheart corporate tax deals, TikTok injunction, Turkey central bank

Brussels steps up its campaign against sweetheart corporate tax deals in the EU, TikTok has asked a federal judge to prevent the Trump administration from blocking downloads of the video-sharing app, and the pandemic caused workers around the globe to lose more than $3.5tn of income. Plus, Turkey’s lira is struggling despite the government’s best efforts to lift the currency. The FT’s Laura Pitel explains if the country’s central bank can do anything about it. Brussels ready to clamp down on sweetheart corporate tax dealsft.com/content/7c156756-57a1-4554-af78-d795a41d13f9?edit=trueTikTok requests injunction against ban deadlinehttps://www.ft.com/content/e8c5cb67-f16b-4790-8617-f142f4dc013aPandemic knocks a tenth off incomes of workers worldwidehttps://www.ft.com/content/fabd4737-fa29-45ca-ad62-1b04c71d7b6aLira sinks even as Turkey spends billions of dollars to prop it uphttps://www.ft.com/content/737b5d1a-64d0-4e2d-8ca1-e7bcd4ff4487  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/09/209m 15s

Advertisers call truce with Facebook, coronavirus job toll, BoE on negative rates in near future

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have reached a deal with big advertisers on harmful content, the Covid-19 pandemic will destroy at least 100m jobs worldwide this year and the Bank of England rules out negative interest rates in the near future. Plus, the FT’s Brussels bureau chief, Sam Fleming, explains how the European Union is preparing its financial centers once the UK leaves the bloc. Advertisers strike deal with Facebook and YouTube on harmful contentft.com/content/d7957f86-760b-468b-88ec-aead6a558902?Andrew Bailey rules out UK negative rates in near futurehttps://www.ft.com/content/ecc4a23d-f175-41e9-8f07-852dbe03d062Brexit and the City: Brussels’ new battle to rival London in financehttps://www.ft.com/content/dd7e6828-f603-47bf-bdd7-61e9dcb5f9ac  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/09/209m 7s

Stocks dive on Monday, Tiffany gets speedy trial, Tesla’s annual stockholder meeting

Global stocks suffered a heavy hit on Monday in a rush of nerves about potential new Covid-19 lockdowns, and LVMH’s attempt to walk away from its $16.6bn takeover of Tiffany will go to trial in January. Plus, the FT’s Richard Waters will explain what is in store for Tesla’s Battery Day today and whether the car company can fight off the competition. Global stocks sink on fears of new Covid lockdownshttps://www.ft.com/content/7da536fa-1e96-461c-8172-4aa6c5a8fa8eTiffany gets speedy trial over LVMH’s bid to ditch takeover dealft.com/content/e7b7f86b-28c7-4cec-a282-7e8dee63e425?Beyond the market hype: Tesla tries to expand its lead in batterieshttps://www.ft.com/content/2e5731a1-c7ac-4f3e-ba0a-d9bae5b7fa67  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/09/208m 48s

UK weighs new lockdown, ECB measures bond buying program, Trump on Chinese tech

Rishi Sunak is set to extend the Treasury’s UK-wide programme of business support loans ahead of what’s expected to be a challenging winter for Covid-19, the European Central Bank has launched a sweeping review of its main pandemic crisis-fighting tool, and Donald Trump has said that the new Oracle-ByteDance partnership will finance a “patriotic” education fund. Plus, the FT’s US energy editor Derek Brower will explain whether the poisoning of Russian activist Alexei Navalny will affect the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Sunak to extend business support loans as Covid-19 spread worsens ft.com/content/dfdff1fd-503a-4231-812f-40be4cc4c2b7?ECB to review flagship bond-buying tool in fighting Covid crisishttps://www.ft.com/content/8ff55eff-ed3a-49db-b26a-2f49fa7822d4Doubts surround ‘education fund’ at heart of US TikTok dealhttps://www.ft.com/content/4a9bb9aa-45e3-43b2-9759-3313751ffc8bEU gas groups exposed as pipeline politics threaten Nord Stream 2https://www.ft.com/content/2c713b40-ae7f-47a7-b050-e91ca0879c8f  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/09/2010m 32s

ByteDance pledges TikTok IPO, Mulvaney on Brexit, Biden tries to win with Latino voters

ByteDance has agreed to list TikTok on a US stock market at some point after its proposed partnership deal with American software group Oracle, and Donald Trump ’s special envoy to Northern Ireland has warned against creating a “hard border by accident”. Plus, the FT’s Demetri Sevastopulo explains why Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden is struggling with Latino voters. ByteDance proposes US IPO for TikTok to woo White Househttps://www.ft.com/content/8d2c74d6-d742-4fa9-b7cf-5af9bb85af6bTrump’s Northern Ireland envoy issues border warningft.com/content/e71b7301-4b35-4a13-bee2-f9446b438e05Biden struggles to close enthusiasm gap with Latino votersft.com/content/a8d65f78-6656-4ed5-a908-695a8be54f48  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/09/2010m 44s

Fed eyes low rates until 2023, Trump calls for stimulus, Snowflake IPO

The Federal Reserve projects no interest rate increases until at least the end of 2023, and US President Donald Trump has urged Senate Republicans to increase the size of their stimulus proposal. Plus, the FT’s Miles Kruppa explains the excitement behind cloud computing company Snowflake's initial public offering. Fed signals rock-bottom rates until at least end of 2023https://www.ft.com/content/827302da-4257-4bbc-a0fa-9bc98f65d661Trump nudges Republicans to increase economic stimulus offerhttps://www.ft.com/content/e7228443-36ad-4fe9-aa2c-2d0ddefda12bSnowflake doubles in first trades after largest-ever software IPOhttps://www.ft.com/content/eb8e37c9-b4a5-4b4c-a3cf-2eeac98a8f2b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/09/207m 46s

TikTok set to become standalone US company, central banks preview, Nikola fights off fraud claims

ByteDance will place TikTok’s global business in a new US-headquartered company with Oracle investing as a minority shareholder, FedEx delivered a forecast-beating fiscal first quarter on the back of strong demand for international shipping, and investors will look to the Federal Reserve’s policy-setting committee today for more detail on the central bank’s new inflation policy. Plus, the FT’s motor industry correspondent, Peter Campbell, explains how truckmaker start-up Nikola is defending itself after a short seller’s report claimed the business was an “intricate fraud”.TikTok set to become a standalone US company to satisfy White Househttps://www.ft.com/content/58eb7c26-2154-477f-af19-19157ae29261FedEx results deliver as pandemic drives ecommerce boomhttps://www.ft.com/content/86e2dc79-e662-3d6f-8252-4ff5fe979fdd#post-54430US Justice Department inquires into Nikola fraud claimshttps://www.ft.com/content/a45a6638-167b-4e27-a9fd-576e7229f959Germany to take in 2,750 migrants from Greek campshttps://www.ft.com/content/50be2fb8-215e-4780-8ece-3163e9ed0819  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/09/209m 37s

White House reviews TikTok deal, Nvidia’s Arm Holdings deal, VW on ‘Dieselgate’

The Trump administration will review the “technical partnership” deal struck between Oracle and ByteDance before deciding whether to approve the agreement, Nvidia’s $40bn agreed purchase of Arm Holdings gives the US company control over a technology that powers everything from mobile devices to data centres, and a Volkswagen executive claims scandals such as “Dieselgate” could no longer pass undetected at Volkswagen. Plus, the FT’s venture capital correspondent, Miles Kruppa, explains what the Trump Administration is considering as it reviews the partnership agreement between ByteDance and Oracle.  Trump administration to review Oracle’s TikTok deal this weekhttps://www.ft.com/content/0ccd4a25-381f-46a7-a9e6-ee12ecf1aa88Nvidia secures control of key global tech with $40bn Arm dealhttps://www.ft.com/content/5bc5d0dc-24cd-407f-9fde-0d38c157d833Dieselgate could not happen again, VW executive claimshttps://www.ft.com/content/777cee39-f811-47d5-9841-5952f9a8bab7?Carlos Ghosn’s deputy goes on trial in Japanhttps://www.ft.com/content/03d8a98b-07b1-4d33-b837-64f065446448?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/09/209m 46s

SoftBank take-private talks, Netflix to outspend on content, economic stimulus in Germany vs France

SoftBank executives have revived discussions about taking the technology group private, and Netflix is expected to outspend all its major rivals on entertainment content this year. Plus, the FT’s Europe editor, Ben Hall, explains why France and Germany took different approaches to Covid-19 stimulus and why France’s might be considered more of a gamble.  SoftBank executives revive talks on taking Japanese group privateft.com/content/a83648a9-62fe-41d2-88e4-870fb2665b60?Netflix to take crown for spending on films and televisionft.com/content/7d66dd4c-440c-44d3-a234-39346fb69a91?France launches €100bn coronavirus recovery planft.com/content/0921c871-17b5-4e2e-bdea-aab78c2d0090Germany’s ‘ka-boom’ stimulus marks a surprising changehttps://www.ft.com/content/29ddcad4-aa2c-11ea-a766-7c300513fe47Oracle wins bidding war for TikTok’s US operationshttps://www.ft.com/content/4860ec09-212b-45c2-9cc3-27f731816130?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/09/2010m 42s

Brussels threatens UK with legal action, Citi’s new CEO, Japan PM favourite

Brussels has threatened legal action over the UK Brexit treaty breach, and Citigroup will become the first big Wall Street Bank to be run by a female chief executive after appointing Jane Fraser as Mike Corbat’s successor. Plus, the FT’s Tokyo Bureau chief, Robin Harding, will give us a glimpse of what Japan might look like under prime ministerial frontrunner Yoshihide Suga. Citi becomes first big Wall Street bank to be run by female CEO https://www.ft.com/content/029264f1-f9a6-44c4-aa3e-86c7d50e3b55Suganomics’ from A to Z: policies of Japan’s PM frontrunnerhttps://www.ft.com/content/4741f081-cc97-4a46-bdcf-50cdb6336808Russian hackers are targeting both US parties, Microsoft sayshttps://www.ft.com/content/29476d87-0eab-4d2b-b3a6-58e3536807ef  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/09/209m 44s

Wall Street keeps investing in China, ECB to discuss strong euro, LVMH vs Tiffany

Some of Wall Street’s most powerful financial institutions are striking deals in China even as relations sour between Beijing and the US, and the European Central Bank will address the strong euro situation...without using its most effective tool. Plus, the FT’s James Fontanella-Khan on why LVMH says it can no longer complete a $16.6bn deal with US jewelry company, Tiffany. Wall Street brushes off political tensions to dig deeper into Chinahttps://www.ft.com/content/01f92c8b-11dc-431c-adaf-c299e3964ff1?ECB will struggle to rein in the euro, say investorshttps://www.ft.com/content/5d935f19-9891-48bb-bfbf-482818de8b63LVMH says it cannot complete Tiffany takeover after France intervenes https://www.ft.com/content/a3dcc777-ab12-4ee9-a147-54de1ac0f7e7The FT’s New Economic Reality event  https://nersciencemarkets.live.ft.com/home?segmentId=dc611fd0-c193-49f1-dc6a-217255a89d6c&utm_campaign=FEEAK  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/09/209m 56s

Apple countersues Epic Games, Slack revenue growth slowdown, Brexit friction

Workplace messaging app Slack forecast a sharp revenue slowdown in the current quarter from the loss of customers due to the economic downturn, Apple has countersued Epic Games and accused it of masquerading as a “modern corporate Robin Hood”, and a look at SoftBank’s role as the “Nasdaq whale”. Plus, the FT’s Peter Foster explains how the UK is in danger of jeopardizing its Brexit withdrawal agreement with the EU.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/09/208m 46s

How the world has changed six months into the coronavirus pandemic

It has been about six months since coronavirus shook the west. We’ll talk to the FT’s Gillian Tett and Hannah Kuchler about how the pandemic has changed the global economy and the medical industry community in such a short amount of time.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/09/2010m 0s

US tech stocks volatility, Apple’s commits to free speech and human rights policy, US space weapons

The technology stocks that have powered US equities to record highs this summer went into sharp reverse on Thursday, and Apple has for the first time published a human rights policy that commits to respecting “freedom of information and expression”. Plus, the FT’s Katrina Manson will explain why the US military is eyeing a new generation of space weapons. US shares slide 3.5% as tech stocks go into sharp reversehttps://www.ft.com/content/acbd4efd-e8ef-4d16-bf0c-83fc4df83601Apple commits to freedom of speech after criticism of China censorshipft.com/content/a88f5d3d-0102-4616-8b3f-cb0661ba305d?US military officials eye new generation of space weaponshttps://www.ft.com/content/d44aa332-f564-4b4a-89b7-1685e4579e72  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/09/208m 38s

ECB worries about strong euro, DHL warns of vaccine delivery issues, KKR eyes Japan

The euro’s rise has top policymakers at the European Central Bank worried, German logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL has warned that two-thirds of the world’s population is unlikely to have easy access to any Covid-19 vaccine that needs to be kept frozen, and KKR is doubling down on its operations in Japan. Plus, the FT’s Demetri Sevastopulo explains why US president Donald Trump is toning down his rhetoric on US-China trade issues. Rising euro has ECB worried about falling pricesft.com/content/c986281c-7154-48ac-939d-50e46d64c0ee? DHL warns of Covid-19 vaccine delivery problemsft.com/content/52d40ce8-4f6b-4068-8c48-b98fa0f7740b? KKR homes in on Japan as cash-strapped companies offload assetsft.com/content/d59ea8fd-549c-4b0f-b558-e34f53b18f7d?Why Trump no longer talks about the trade deficit with Chinaft.com/content/081e6d25-8d67-4caa-918a-2765a66f0052?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/09/209m 2s

Investors brace for choppiness ahead of US election, Scottish independence, weak US dollar

Traders ratchet up bets on a particularly turbulent US presidential election and a potentially messy aftermath, Nicola Sturgeon revives plans for a possible second Scottish independence referendum, and black former McDonald’s franchisees are suing the fast-food group over discrimination allegations. Plus, the FT’s economics editor, Chris Giles, explains how a weak US dollar is affecting the global economy. Investors gird for choppy markets as race for White House heats up ft.com/content/9ed5be3b-ecfb-4485-a8ff-4b80ee40de5bNicola Sturgeon revives plans for second Scottish independence votehttps://www.ft.com/content/0f0ecf40-f30a-482e-9902-d74276bdc43fMcDonald’s accused of discriminating against black franchiseeshttps://www.ft.com/content/86b89841-4428-4031-9b6d-6341bf6f7cadGlobal economy unlikely to benefit from falling dollarhttps://www.ft.com/content/83c16626-f617-4bb3-872e-fd6723a36c11Google and Apple build contact tracing app https://www.ft.com/content/0ed38c49-fafe-4e7b-bd57-44c705ba52f7  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/09/209m 28s

Argentina debt holders greenlight restructuring, Lebanon’s new PM, European contact tracing woes

Argentina has succeeded in restructuring almost all of its $65bn debt with private creditors, global equities enjoy their best August since 1986, and Lebanon appoints Mustapha Adib as the country’s next prime minister as French president Emmanuel Macron visits Beirut. Plus, the FT’s Donato Paolo Mancini explains why Europe’s contact tracing efforts are struggling. Argentina clinches near-unanimous backing for debt restructuringft.com/content/e3e8b783-9455-46f3-946f-15c31a29778bGlobal equities complete hottest August since 1986ft.com/content/b37fc114-57e2-4f5e-b4b4-e373dbcd58ccLebanon picks PM as Macron meets celebrated singer Fairuzhttps://www.ft.com/content/eea244c3-39f7-4827-876f-46e1e28c7d8bEurope’s fractured contact tracing linked to post-holiday Covid-19 surge ft.com/content/86a818bb-a5d7-495c-98c8-6209f019ca71?United Airlines scraps change fees for domestic ticketshttps://www.ft.com/content/a686e554-1e9e-424d-9b6e-0df841f68bb6  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/09/208m 30s

EU’s raw materials warning, Abe replacement, why Wirecard’s auditors failed

The European Commission plans to warn member states that the EU is overly reliant on importing critical raw materials, and Japan is getting ready to pick a new prime minister after Shinzo Abe announced he is resigning.  Plus, the FT’s tax and accountancy correspondent, Tabby Kinder, explains why - despite auditors’ promises to change after the Wirecard scandal -  things in the industry might stay the same. EU sounds alarm on critical raw materials shortagesft.com/content/8f153358-810e-42b3-a529-a5a6d0f2077f?Japan set for new PM in weeks as Shinzo Abe’s party plans speedy votehttps://www.ft.com/content/343dac7a-8260-46cc-a0b2-a4e37ba595e0PwC pledges to review fraud detection after Wirecard scandal shakes industryhttps://www.ft.com/content/c7dfdff2-e834-434d-aa0c-7876dc04a9a5  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/08/209m 35s

Walmart joins Microsoft in TikTok bid, Fed moves on inflation policy, US athletes sit out games

Walmart is partnering with Microsoft in its bid for the US operations of TikTok, and the Federal Reserve is adopting a new strategy for monetary policy that will be more tolerant of temporary increases in inflation. Plus, the FT’s Sara Germano explains how walkouts by professional US athletes are influencing the conversation about police brutality and racial injustice. Walmart enters race for TikTok US with Microsoft partnershiphttps://www.ft.com/content/70551adb-7a6e-47a1-a6d1-070efaa957fdFed to tolerate higher inflation in policy shifthttps://www.ft.com/content/e1e59faa-5005-4e1c-9d54-b1a8d4de9586Black athletes boycott US sports leagues as protests escalate after Blake shootinghttps://www.ft.com/content/c7bb647a-e5fb-4644-8446-9afb69a8e363  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/08/208m 53s

WHO skips Wuhan, Phil Hogan resigns, Hurricane Laura, Jackson Hole preview

Western governments are concerned that a World Health Organization team investigating the origins of coronavirus did not visit Wuhan, EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan has resigned after a Covid-19 misstep, and Hurricane Laura is expected to wreak havoc on US oil refinery hubs near the Gulf of Mexico. Plus, the FT’s James Politi previews what this year’s all-virtual Jackson Hole central bankers’ symposium will look like. Fears over virus probe rise after WHO team fails to visit Wuhanft.com/content/f9dea077-66fb-4734-9d1d-076dc93568e1?EU trade commissioner set to resign after furore over Irish dinnerhttps://www.ft.com/content/f53a2bbc-97d6-484d-92e0-7907759cdd93Hurricane Laura threatens to bring ‘unsurvivable’ surge to US Gulfhttps://www.ft.com/content/86d7cac1-210e-49a9-a3ab-9b7b7bb5d8dfCentral bankers face virus hit to global economy at crisis forumhttps://www.ft.com/content/269eec67-1145-41b8-b97c-f43b293017fdLearn more about the FTWeekend Festival here: https://ftweekend.live.ft.com/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/08/209m 11s

Covid-19 vaccine makers seek protections, US homebuilder stocks rise, Ant IPO

European vaccine makers want EU exemptions that would protect them if there are problems with new Covid-19 vaccines, and low interest rates have helped US homebuilder stocks surge to record highs. Plus, the FT’s James Fontanella-Khan explains why Ant Group chose to list its potentially record setting IPO outside the US. Covid-19 vaccine makers lobby EU for legal protectionhttps://www.ft.com/content/12f7da5b-92c8-4050-bcea-e726b75eef4d?Low rates help propel US homebuilder stocks to record highshttps://www.ft.com/content/9b54ab06-2d57-44a1-85c2-47c114589c22Ant Group reveals $2.6bn profit as it files for blockbuster IPOhttps://www.ft.com/content/b5f6fed2-2dcf-48dc-9097-a49bff5532dc  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/08/208m 17s

India to cut Huawei gear from network, insurers bet on pandemic, US vaccine row

India is phasing out equipment from Huawei and other Chinese companies for its telecoms networks due to an escalating border dispute, investors have quietly poured billions of dollars into insurance companies this year betting on pandemic-driven returns, and there is a brewing debate over who will get first access to a coronavirus vaccine in the US. Plus, the FT’s Washington bureau chief, Demetri Sevastopulo explains how the Republican Party will handle Donald Trump’s legacy. India moves to cut Huawei gear from telecoms networkft.com/content/55642551-f6e8-4f9d-b5ba-a12d2fc26ef9?edit=trueInsurers bet that pandemic will usher in era of higher returnsft.com/content/eda1cdd1-3c0a-4fe5-b41e-173a85da79d8US braced for political row over who gets first Covid-19 vaccines ft.com/content/13f40024-46d9-49d5-a1d9-4f5a68e674aa?US election: a divided Republican party questions Trump legacyft.com/content/1521cb7b-44fe-47f3-bdac-92372a8ef129Note: This episode has been updated. Wisconsin police shot and wounded Jacob Blake on Sunday.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/08/2010m 46s

Trump considers fast-tracking vaccine, dividends fall in pandemic, Neiman Marcus bankruptcy fallout

The Trump administration is considering fast tracking a UK Covid-19vaccine for use in America ahead of the presidential election, and new research shows global dividends have suffered the worst quarterly fall in a decade. Plus, the US editor of the FT’s Lex column, Sujeet Indap, explains why a hedge fund manager is in hot water over the Neiman Marcus bankruptcy case. Trump considers fast-tracking UK Covid-19 vaccine before US electionhttps://www.ft.com/content/b053f55b-2a8b-436c-8154-0e93dcdb3c1aGlobal dividends suffer worst quarterly fall since 2009ft.com/content/a136da68-4cc8-489f-9265-a719b11f75e6?Hedge fund manager admits ‘grave mistake’ in Neiman Marcus battlehttps://www.ft.com/content/084ba24b-a96b-4888-9bd4-c80001c0be07  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/08/209m 44s

Huawei’s war, Chinese banks in Hong Kong, and the future of office workers

Huawei employees are becoming increasingly worried about lay-offs after the US announced “death sentence” sanctions, Hong Kong investment bankers employed by Chinese groups are on track to outnumber those in the territory from Wall Street and international banks, and working remotely could lead companies to outsource employees’ jobs. Huawei employees worry about lay-offs after tougher US sanctionshttps://www.ft.com/content/1fccedf5-bf88-45fe-9a39-2ac378571693Chinese banks’ Hong Kong ranks on track to outnumber global rivalshttps://www.ft.com/content/abbbfcec-736c-47ba-b106-b1bdafebd099If you can do your job anywhere, can anyone do your job?https://www.ft.com/content/fe5a7907-14b9-4e61-9938-ec3dd9d06831Uber and Lyft win reprieve to keep operating in Californiahttps://www.ft.com/content/6b28cb8a-da35-4f02-87cd-780984e6a3ad  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/08/209m 29s

Apple hits $2tn, Germany fears zombie companies, Biden goes green

Apple has hit a $2tn market capitalisation just two years after it became the world’s first trillion-dollar company, concern is growing in Germany that a rule introduced as part of the country’s emergency response to coronavirus is fuelling the creation of thousands of so-called zombie groups that could end up sapping the economy for years to come. Plus, as Joe Biden prepares to accept the Democratic nomination for president, he’s putting green energy at the centre of his campaign. Apple market value hits $2tnhttps://www.ft.com/content/ef09a97a-fcea-44d7-a5c0-5dc67becf286Germany haunted by spectre of zombie companieshttps://www.ft.com/content/5d5d1bc1-61a3-46a9-915c-1a1e6f2e5fd2Biden gambles on placing climate change at heart of US energy policyhttps://www.ft.com/content/2ac477e7-34a4-4c0e-b9f4-018cef47d67dAirbnb files for initial public offeringhttps://www.ft.com/content/a35a84b1-8177-40de-99d5-ca04d375cd3b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/08/209m 46s

Oracle considers TikTok, Putin and Belarus, and the rise of “blank-cheque companies”

Oracle has entered the race to acquire TikTok, EU leaders lined up to urge the Vladimir Putin to help steer Belarus out of its political crisis, and the US postmaster-general has reversed course on a series of controversial cost-cutting measures after Democrats claimed that they would hinder postal voting in the presidential election. Plus, a look at why special purpose acquisition companies are on the increase. Oracle enters race to buy TikTok’s US operationshttps://www.ft.com/content/272cfc69-b268-45ac-88d6-d55821f27e78Putin warns western leaders over ‘meddling’ in Belarushttps://www.ft.com/content/f96fdf91-6826-4af2-923d-ff14947fcd15US postal service delays cutbacks over election fearshttps://www.ft.com/content/2fb59ebf-4e84-4ce6-ab8d-6f1a7dc1a058Can Spacs shake off their bad reputation?https://www.ft.com/content/6eb655a2-21f5-4313-b287-964a63dd88b3  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/08/2010m 11s

Belarus protests intensify, Robinhood raises more funds, drilling in the Arctic

Alexander Lukashenko, the strongman president of Belarus, fought for his political future on Monday as protesters called on him to “resign”, stock-trading app Robinhood raised new equity that values the company  at more than $11bn, and the Trump administration has moved to open part of the Arctic wildlife refuge for oil drilling. Plus, the FT’s Anna Gross on the human and economic toll of climate change. ‘Resign!’ Belarus president booed by striking workershttps://www.ft.com/content/2b5d2e59-d50a-4a21-9708-605b1ddf90b1Retail trading app Robinhood’s value tops $11bn on new fundraisinghttps://www.ft.com/content/b208cbbe-579c-4cbf-9358-01ae02b4381bTrump moves to allow oil drilling in Arctic wildlife refugehttps://www.ft.com/content/58b4228f-15ce-40d2-b9bf-688357045b29Rise in coastal flooding poses threat to global economyhttps://www.ft.com/content/6f8fe212-b2e6-49f4-b6b5-c8143ac5392f  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/08/209m 11s

Democrats probe post office, Italy’s economy shows signs of life, chocolate sales slump

Senior Democrats have called the US postmaster general to testify before Congress amid election fears, pharmaceutical group CureVac has ruled out selling a vaccine at cost, and Italy's businesses enjoy a better than expected rebound from coronavirus. Plus, the FT’s Emiko Terazono on why the decline of travel is bad for the chocolate industry. Further reading:Democrats call postal chief to testify in US mail voting rowhttps://www.ft.com/content/c0128915-ad28-4699-9d5b-9b0a65acaf2bCureVac vows ‘ethical margin’ on price of Covid-19 vaccinehttps://www.ft.com/content/83a418eb-96ae-4b71-b640-6873f315921fItaly’s businesses enjoy ‘better than expected’ virus reboundhttps://www.ft.com/content/73a36f20-bbd4-4d99-a1e9-685788cb9cd9Choc waves: how coronavirus shook the cocoa markethttps://www.ft.com/content/37aa0ac8-e879-4dc2-b751-3eb862b12276  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/08/209m 3s

Israel and UAE peace deal, Trump vows to block postal vote funds, China treads cautiously

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a historic peace deal, Donald Trump has threatened to deprive the US post office of money needed for postal voting in November’s presidential race, and Wells Fargo’s chief compliance officer, Mike Roemer, is leaving after two years of attempting to overhaul the bank’s internal oversight operations.  Plus, the FT’s Christian Shepherd explains why China is treading cautiously in the face of US sanctions. Israel and United Arab Emirates strike historic peace accordhttps://www.ft.com/content/2712a625-e2d4-41f3-9ef1-536d0700cbb8Donald Trump vows to block funding for US postal votinghttps://www.ft.com/content/29dedf1b-a86e-4158-a41b-21bfe88585afWells Fargo’s chief compliance officer quits in risk overhaulhttps://www.ft.com/content/ffeb7a3b-6908-4ea5-a848-841bad14297bChina treads cautiously in the face of US sanctionshttps://www.ft.com/content/4084b0fb-6dc0-4090-a778-3e15694cfa1d  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/08/209m 27s

SME’s lose big, UK GDP woes, remembering Sumner Redstone

Small and medium-sized US companies suffered a wipeout in profits in the second quarter amid the Covid-19 crisis, Lyft reported a 61 per cent drop in revenue in the same quarter but says it is seeing signs of a recovery, and Cisco warned of an even bigger drop-off in sales than it has experienced so far during the crisis. Plus, the FT’s Gavin Jackson reports on the UK’s latest GDP data. Then, we look back at the life of media mogul Sumner Redstone.Lyft clings to signs of recovery after pandemic dents revenuehttps://www.ft.com/content/938ea146-2699-4c2d-8511-e634d2d003f8?edit=trueCisco sales warning raises spectre of broad IT spending declinehttps://www.ft.com/content/f737c60e-d632-4eda-9e41-b181c3b5ca04?Coronavirus makes for a brutal quarter for smaller US companieshttps://www.ft.com/content/83d0c41f-be54-48e3-89fe-e78cda5f319cUK economy suffers worst slump in Europe in second quarterhttps://www.ft.com/content/c8b172e2-8f70-4118-9e81-423e9a4b6839Sumner Redstone, media mogul, 1923-2020https://www.ft.com/content/2414b9e4-5ef3-4e46-a760-9592f162e914  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/08/208m 58s

Biden chooses Kamala Harris as VP candidate, questions on Kodak loan, Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine

Democrat Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate, an Eastman Kodak board member donated $116m in company shares to an Orthodox Jewish congregation just before the stock price collapsed, and McDonald’s is suing its former chief executive, Steve Easterbrook, over sexual conduct allegations. Plus, Russia has become the first country to grant regulatory approval to a vaccine against Covid-19. The FT’s Henry Foy explains what this means for the global race to treat coronavirus. Joe Biden names Kamala Harris as his running matehttps://www.ft.com/content/6b975742-3200-4a5c-902c-e6303f55da03McDonald’s gets tough with former chief over fresh sexual conduct claimshttps://www.ft.com/content/99718ee2-152f-4749-b8d7-db8065a20a39Kodak board member donated $116m in shares to charityhttps://www.ft.com/content/6e7494c4-56cd-4121-8027-ecfc9586958cRussia to start mass use of its Covid-19 vaccine in coming weekshttps://www.ft.com/content/219b973f-c50a-4071-994f-cc4592d43e1b  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/08/2010m 30s

Uber and Lyft told to reclassify drivers, Goldman vs Fed, Sweden’s pandemic

A judge in California has ordered Uber and Lyft to reclassify their drivers as employees, and the Federal Reserve has turned down Goldman Sachs’ request for less onerous treatment after the results of its annual stress test. Plus, the FT’s Richard Milne explains why any labelling of Sweden’s approach to coronavirus might be an oversimplification. Uber and Lyft told to treat drivers as employees in Californiahttps://www.ft.com/content/051a319c-e599-4975-90ea-40211b6a1417Fed denies Goldman’s appeal against stress test resultshttps://www.ft.com/content/ba208f8d-a388-4fe5-a01b-2cb030bb9a03Sweden’s pandemic no longer stands outhttps://www.ft.com/content/7acfc5b8-d96f-455b-9f36-b70dc850428f?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/08/2010m 1s

Deals resurgence, aid to Beirut, internal pushback at Nike

A series of blockbuster deals has led a resurgence in M&A activity since the start of July, and international donors agreed to fund €250m in emergency aid for Beirut after a chemical explosion devastated Lebanon’s capital. Plus, the FT’s US sports business correspondent, Sara Germano, explains why a group of employees at Nike have asked management to publicly acknowledge the company’s own internal shortcomings on equality before promoting the ideal to consumers. Megadeals lead M&A revival as big companies bulk upft.com/content/59378fea-79a9-4684-ae03-a41798a6245c?Future of Lebanon and entire region at stake, warns Macronhttps://www.ft.com/content/c44ff8e3-1715-499f-8d0e-6774a3d6b8aaBlack employees at Nike object to company’s new adhttps://www.ft.com/content/e8b4a2e3-e0cf-467a-890b-b64db664778a  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/08/2010m 43s

Uber Eats fails to offset ride-sharing collapse, Quicken Loans IPO, Microsoft bids for all of TikTok

A surge in Uber’s food delivery business was unable to offset a 75 per cent drop in global ride-sharing, Quicken Loans stock jumped 20 per cent in its first day of trading on Thursday, and an FT analysis of data made public by  the Trump administration makes it difficult to discern whether the US Paycheck Protection Program was effective at saving jobs. Plus, the FT’s deputy Beijing bureau chief, Yuan Yang, explains why Microsoft’s position in China might give it an advantage in its takeover talks for TikTok. Appetite for Uber Eats fails to offset ride-sharing collapsehttps://www.ft.com/content/0f0cd5f1-f88d-44e1-8b6a-7b50e48118aaQuicken Loans IPO: mortgage pioneer cashes in a big winhttps://www.ft.com/content/4f7e583a-3327-42fd-80cc-81bde2339a9bHow many jobs were saved by the US small business bailout?https://www.ft.com/content/fd288b21-3391-4881-95a3-6b860c007ec0TikTok deal tests Microsoft’s decades of China experiencehttps://www.ft.com/content/b02d5324-07e6-48ac-b658-b8c400d9b4fc  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/08/209m 40s

US lawmakers probe loan to Kodak, Zynga earnings, Biden spending

US lawmakers have launched an investigation into a $765m loan by the US government to Eastman Kodak, and two companies, Zynga and Etsy, reported strong quarterly earnings amid the pandemic. Plus, the FT’s Washington correspondent, Lauren Fedor, has some updates on how the campaign of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is doing. House Democrats probe $765m government loan to Kodakft.com/content/e4ab02ba-f8f7-4ca9-b881-9400ee612e18?Zynga earnings boosted by lockdown gaming habitshttps://www.ft.com/content/dfee19e3-1084-4d53-b522-99b6595281e7?Joe Biden aims to outspend Donald Trump on TV ads ahead of US electionhttps://www.ft.com/content/012896c0-71ee-4081-a3a5-8b1ca864b214  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/08/209m 36s

Beirut explosion, ETF gold spree, UK tax authority takes on General Electric

Dozens are dead and thousands injured after an explosion rocked Beirut, an income hit at Disney’s theme park has caused a knock on the company’s profits in the latest quarter, and an exchange traded fund holds more gold than some central banks. Plus, the FT’s Tabby Kinder explains why the UK tax authority, HM Revenue & Customs, is going after General Electric on fraud allegations.Beirut rocked by massive explosionhttps://www.ft.com/content/efb1426f-a80f-4b38-99c1-67a7a0823c4aETF becomes one of world’s biggest gold owners as investors flock inft.com/content/5316a714-6aa9-4919-ab29-96fab47cf2d4Disney plans a digital debut for ‘Mulan’https://www.ft.com/content/e39b07a9-edde-4dd3-9356-31bb11cd39e2Why the UK tax authority is accusing General Electric of a $1bn fraud https://www.ft.com/content/02a6fa1b-8b62-4e1e-9100-fe620c8ec96c  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/08/208m 55s

Trump reverses on TikTok, WTO candidates on judicial system, oil earnings

US President Donald Trump reversed course and dropped his opposition to Microsoft’s bid for TikTok, two leading candidates to head the World Trade Organization say US legal criticisms over dispute resolution are valid, and foreign aid groups combatting the coronavirus pandemic in North Korea have been forced to borrow money from its government. Plus, the FT's senior energy correspondent, Anjli Raval, tells us how oil companies are surviving the pandemic shock. Register for the Energy Source talk, “Profit and Power in the Energy Industry” https://live.ft.com/Events/2020/Profit-and-Power-in-the-Energy-Industry?segmentId=b52e1504-1d03-48a4-76bc-38fb50ada64b&utm_us=JJYAAPTrump drops opposition to Microsoft bid for TikTokhttp://ft.com/content/a1162b60-977d-400c-9758-edc4aa006f72?Leading WTO candidates back US bid for dispute system reforms  ft.com/content/f4830e2b-df7b-474a-8104-6336992ca193Aid groups borrow money from N. Korea in coronavirus fightft.com/content/057ec3d5-77ba-4db3-a1cc-1b2e60617094?edit=trueShell and Total escape underlying losses on strong oil tradinghttps://www.ft.com/content/5df3596c-6b42-4270-85c4-c10834e80975  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/08/208m 27s

US vows action on Chinese tech, William Spriggs on US labour market

The Trump administration has vowed to “take action” against Chinese software companies that it perceives as a risk to security. Plus, William Spriggs, a professor of economics at Howard University and chief economist of the AFL-CIO, explains how the pandemic is changing the US labour market. US to widen action against Chinese tech groups beyond TikTokhttps://www.ft.com/content/2eb1859f-ea08-4c7e-9bdd-a6712389a389The Rachman Review: US economist William Spriggs on scars of the pandemichttps://www.ft.com/content/f80f8629-a84f-4ed8-abc2-bcf12cc92095  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/08/2011m 1s

US big tech companies report colossal earnings, US GDP down, companies cling to share buybacks

Facebook, Amazon, and Apple all reported stellar revenue increases in the latest quarter. The FT’s Richard Waters will explain what that means in the context of Wednesday’s US congressional big tech antitrust hearings. Then, FT US markets reporter Colby Smith will explain investor reaction to the worst contraction in the US economy in postwar history. Plus, corporate America is still clinging on to share buybacks despite the global recession.  Register for the Energy Source talk, “Profit and Power in the Energy Industry” https://live.ft.com/Events/2020/Profit-and-Power-in-the-Energy-Industry?segmentId=b52e1504-1d03-48a4-76bc-38fb50ada64b&utm_us=JJYAAPApple revenues defy expectations despite store closureshttps://www.ft.com/content/20d1ef26-2bf4-4900-85b2-08ef7c6d1ae1US economy suffers sharpest postwar contraction in second quarterhttps://www.ft.com/content/3ff15dc7-be90-4676-8121-5a868016c4bbUS companies cling to share buybacks despite collapse in profitsft.com/content/1c924be0-5bc0-4eba-a088-b98b13080c04?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/07/2010m 21s

Big tech hearings, Qualcomm-Huawei deal, 1MDB scandal

American lawmakers grill the chief executives of four US tech groups over unfair competition accusations, Qualcomm shares soared to a record high after the California chipmaker announced a royalty deal with Huawei on Wednesday, and the Federal Reserve extends measures to deal with the risk of an international shortage of dollars. Plus the FT’s opinion and analysis editor, Brooke Masters, explains how Goldman Sachs walked away from the 1MDB scandal relatively unscathed. Big Tech bosses told they have ‘too much power’https://www.ft.com/content/7c291a12-b87c-42a6-bd35-be961693c3e7Qualcomm shares surge on Huawei deal and 5G progresshttps://www.ft.com/content/0d266436-3377-49bb-867b-266939240685Fed warns virus resurgence threatens economic recoveryhttps://www.ft.com/content/938a5387-778d-4f9e-8aed-53d2a332c7af Goldman has done it again with its Malaysia dealhttps://www.ft.com/content/03d5f3c8-3d0c-4afb-b3c5-3c5ed1c7cfe6  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/07/2010m 22s

Big tech antitrust hearings, Moderna prices vaccine, Fed extends emergency lending

Moderna is pitching its coronavirus vaccine at about $50 to $60 per course, the Federal Reserve has announced that it will extend emergency lending facilities, the European Central Bank has called on eurozone banks to continue to freeze dividend payments and Europe is bracing for another surge in coronavirus cases. Plus, the heads of Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Facebook are set to appear together before Congress for the first time. The FT’s Lauren Fedor will explain what might come out of this hearing.Big tech goes to Washington https://www.ft.com/content/3e26d31f-9cff-4b3b-a971-02e16996c190Moderna pitches virus vaccine at around $50-$60 per coursehttps://www.ft.com/content/405c0d07-d15a-4f5b-8a77-3c2fbd5d4c1cEurope battles to contain surge in Covid-19 casesft.com/content/bcddc297-b7f2-444d-908f-54e8ce6f4f98?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/07/207m 35s

Investors fear US virus toll, MLB virus scare, European bank earnings

Senate Republicans unveiled a White House-backed plan for $1tn in new stimulus that would cut emergency unemployment benefits by two-thirds, the dollar weakened to a two-year low on Monday as coronavirus flare-ups weighed on investor confidence and Major League Baseball contends with a fresh coronavirus outbreak. Plus, the FT’s banking editor, Stephen Morris, will explain what lies ahead for European banks when it comes to loan losses and dividends. Republicans unveil $1tn stimulus plan cutting jobless benefitshttps://www.ft.com/content/3c6d86e9-93b4-41af-9803-046940cedf99?Dollar sinks to two-year low on concern over US virus tollhttps://www.ft.com/content/9d9fa97c-154f-46fb-affd-51f45a0de08aUS baseball league postpones games after outbreak hits Miami team https://www.ft.com/content/12b00810-5b8c-4df0-b22d-cabe898770a3Banks across Europe braced for further heavy loan-loss chargeshttps://www.ft.com/content/d42d735a-9aa3-454e-955a-3e0b22eda03d  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/07/2010m 24s

Republicans to unveil US stimulus offer, coronavirus curbs European travel, Brexit talks

Republicans are set to unveil their proposals for a fresh round of stimulus today, US oil companies have increased production following the price crash earlier in the year, and a surge in coronavirus cases have forced countries to curb European travel. Plus, the FT’s political editor, George Parker, will have an update on the progress  of future relationship talks between the UK and EU. Republicans prepare to unveil latest US stimulus offerft.com/content/3ced1ea5-6070-46ee-a946-dc18ad212bf7US oil production wells up after Covid price crashhttps://www.ft.com/content/9552bb8b-c23a-458d-b476-bbbbe4163bd2Infection surges force countries to curb European travelhttps://www.ft.com/content/584ee262-d539-40ca-b145-e42865f2bc6bMichel Barnier warns ‘no progress’ made on key issues in Brexit talkshttps://www.ft.com/content/14e6c44f-5573-46c1-8f4c-224747562c42  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/07/2010m 28s

Goldman seeks capital relief, Intel delays launch of next generation chips, US jobs recovery stalls

Goldman Sachs is pointing to its strong second quarter results in a pitch to the Federal Reserve for relief on its capital requirements, Intel shares dropped after the company said it was pushing back the launch of its next generation of chips, and as US lawmakers wrangle over the next economic stimulus package the US jobs recovery appears to be stalling. Plus, the search for oil can cost hundreds of millions of dollars. The FT’s senior energy correspondent, Anjli Raval, explains why the industry is scaling back. Goldman touts ‘countercyclical’ trading in pitch for capital reliefft.com/content/91b19416-6f3b-4e67-a309-857a61c6d494?US labour market recovery appears to stall amid stimulus talkshttps://www.ft.com/content/c9290574-ceef-4638-baf1-d27323992129Intel warns of delays to next generation chipsft.com/content/29e02e4f-df7f-49d7-8f94-00a5af481909?The last frontier: oil industry scales back explorationhttps://www.ft.com/content/85afd43a-cb3d-4e82-88b7-1f3a77dc2acb  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/07/208m 33s

Tesla profit milestone, US vs China, ex-Wirecard CEO rearrested

Tesla reported its fourth consecutive quarterly net profit on Wednesday, the fissure between the US and China continues to deepen with Washington ordering Beijing to shut its consulate in Houston over spying concerns, a group of US tech investors has launched an ambitious plan to buy TikTok from its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, and Wirecard’s former chief executive has been rearrested and accused of committing a long-running fraud.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/07/208m 56s

UK-US trade talks, Trump warns of virus worsening, Latin American debt concerns

The British government has abandoned hopes of reaching a US-UK trade deal ahead of this autumn’s American presidential election, and Donald Trump told reporters the pandemic in the US will “get worse before it gets better”. Plus, the FT’s Latin America editor, Michael Stott, will explain why the region might be headed for another debt crisis.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/07/208m 50s

EU leaders close in on recovery fund deal, Testing crunch warning, US economic rebound halted

EU leaders are closing in on a deal for a landmark coronavirus recovery package, the largest laboratory company in the US, Quest Diagnostics, has warned it will be impossible to increase coronavirus testing capacity in the event of a second wave in the autumn, and European banks are facing as much as €800bn in loan losses over the next three years as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Plus, the FT’s James Politi will explain why the US economic recovery from coronavirus was so short-lived and whether it will gather pace again.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/07/2010m 14s

Deadlock on EU recovery fund, Argentina’s plea to creditors, TikTok trouble

EU leaders spent the weekend locked in marathon summit talks over Europe’s proposed €750bn response to the coronavirus pandemic, and Albert Fernández, Argentina’s president, has made an impassioned appeal for the world to accept that he cannot budge from his final offer to restructure $65bn of foreign debt. Plus, the US is considering an effective ban on TikTok, the popular social media platform. The FT’s Beijing Bureau chief, Yuan Yang, will explain.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/07/2010m 19s

US considers blacklist for TikTok, Netflix pandemic surge wanes, FBI investigates Twitter hack

The US is considering putting TikTok on a blacklist that would effectively prevent Americans from using the popular video app, Netflix warns investors that its pandemic related growth spurt is waning, and the FBI and New York state launch investigations into Wednesday’s unprecedented hack of Twitter. Plus, the FT’s Dan Dombey explains how Spain is still struggling with its coronavirus recovery, and why so much of the country’s future hinges on the proposed EU recovery fund.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/07/209m 51s

Twitter accounts hacked, US vs Nord Stream 2, Apple victorious in EU battle over Irish back taxes

Twitter experienced an unprecedented hack on Wednesday when bitcoin scammers sent a series of tweets from hundreds of accounts, Opec and Russia move to start unwinding the record oil supply cuts agreed earlier this year, and the US has threatened to impose sanctions on any companies helping Russia to build the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Plus, the EU’s second-highest court rejected a European Commission order for Apple to pay back more than 14 billion euros in taxes to Ireland. The FT’s Javier Espinoza will have more on what this means for the EU as it tries to crack down on low-tax countries.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/07/208m 27s

US steps up sanctioning powers against China, Moderna vaccine early results, US banks braced for loan losses

President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday that gives his administration more power to impose sanctions on Chinese officials, the Trump administration reversed its rule that international students would have to return home if they are attending universities with online-only classes, Moderna’s potential Covid-19 vaccine produced immune responses in patients in the early stage trial, and technology groups are refusing a data sharing proposal with Hong Kong regulators. Plus, the FT’s US banking editor, Laura Noonan, examines why three of America’s biggest banks set aside a combined $28bn for current and future loan losses.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/07/207m 50s

EU to go after low-tax countries, California rolls back reopening plans, European summer tourism

Brussels is planning to pursue low-tax member states over their advantageous corporate tax regimes, California is rolling back its reopening effort due to a surge in Covid-19 cases, and US technology groups and a group of state attorneys-general are joining the battle against a Trump administration rule that requires foreign students to return home if universities move to online-only courses. Plus, the FT’s leisure industries reporter Alice Hancock will explain what is becoming of the businesses reliant on European summer tourism in light of the pandemic.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/07/208m 21s

UK to curb Huawei’s 5G role, WeWork says it’s on track for profits in 2021, OCC warning

Boris Johnson is set to unveil plans this week to phase Huawei out of the UK’s 5G mobile phone networks, WeWork’s executive chairman tells the Financial Times that the company is on track to have positive cash flow in 2021, and the new head of the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency warns banks about using coronavirus as cover to shut branches or to win permanent concessions from regulators. Plus, the FT’s US banking editor, Laura Noonan, tells us what to expect when Wall Street banks report quarterly earnings this week.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/07/209m 39s

Banks and the Hong Kong autonomy act, Wirecard’s Jan Marsalek, Boohoo scrutiny

US and European banks in Hong Kong are conducting emergency audits of their clients to identify officials and corporates that could face possible US sanctions over the new national security law, the FT reports that Wirecard executive Jan Marsalek touted secret documents about the use of a Russian chemical weapon in the UK as he bragged of ties to intelligence services to ingratiate himself with London traders, and coronavirus has spurred a global bicycle shortage. Plus, the FT’s consumer industries reporter Patricia Nilsson will explain how allegations of worker mistreatment brought on an investigation of online retailer Boohoo.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/07/209m 30s

Interview with Christine Lagarde, UK business reacts to Sunak’s plan, US hits 3m Covid-19 cases

In an interview with the FT, European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde said that “women are the first victims” of events such as a pandemic and discussed the steps towards recovery. Plus, UK business leaders say that millions of jobs in some of the hardest hit sectors are still at risk despite chancellor Rishi Sunak’s £30bn jobs plan, and the US hits 3m confirmed coronavirus cases.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/07/209m 10s

Trump withdrawing from WHO, Italian mafia bonds, US offshore wind power

The US has begun the process of leaving the World Health Organization, the FT reports that international investors bought bonds backed by the crime proceeds of Italy’s most powerful mafia group, and US investment in offshore wind power is predicted to rise to a level that nearly matches spending on offshore oil drilling this decade. Plus, the FT’s Claire Bushey will explain how coronavirus has triggered a conversation on the treatment and compensation of low-wage workers.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/07/209m 27s

Social media groups block HK authorities, PPP loans, day trading dangers

Facebook, Google and Twitter have all said they would temporarily block Hong Kong’s authorities from accessing user data despite threats from the government, the US claims its small business bailout programme has kept 51.1 million people in work during the pandemic, and foreign students at US universities and schools will no longer be eligible to stay in the country if their courses move fully online due to coronavirus. Plus, the FT’s Eric Platt will report on the dangers associated with day trading.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/07/2011m 2s

Repairing the social and economic damage brought by the pandemic

Covid-19 has been a global shock. But will it be a transformative one? In this special edition of the FT News Briefing, the FT’s chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, explains why the global free market era might soon be coming to an end for western democracies, and why he thinks politics, society and the economy should now revolve around the idea of citizenship. Read Martin Wolf’s essay at FT.com/BigRead.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/07/209m 27s

UK wants final say on Virgin-O2 deal, retail goes digital in pandemic, US jobs

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is set to ask Brussels for full control over the review of the proposed £31bn merger between Virgin Media and O2, US consumers are expected to spend $710bn online in 2020, and American Airlines says it could have over 20,000 front-line employees more than it needs this autumn to operate its reduced flying schedule. Plus, the unemployment rate for black Americans remained higher in June than for all other groups. Economist Valerie Wilson explains why black workers are being disproportionately affected by coronavirus and what policy measures might help.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/07/208m 46s

July 4 virus spread concerns, EU looks into Google Fitbit deal, Hong Kong under new national security law

US public health experts are warning of a heightened risk of coronavirus transmission during US Independence Day celebrations, EU regulators are asking more questions about Google’s proposed $2.1bn takeover of fitness tracker Fitbit, and the FT’s  James Kynge explains how China’s national security law affects both Hong Kongers and foreigners living in the territory. Plus, the FT’s Judith Evans explains why consumers are changing their attitudes towards single-use plastic in the pandemic.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/07/2010m 29s

Dealmaking down, UK business warns on Brexit trade talks, Wirecard’s real business

Coronavirus has brought an end to one of the longest waves in mergers and acquisitions history, more than 100 UK company chiefs, entrepreneurs and business groups have written to Boris Johnson warning about the economic damage of a no-deal Brexit, and the FT has revealed that German payments company Wirecard relied on a small number of customers for the majority of its genuine sales according to an internal document. Plus, the FT’s Hannah Murphy looks at whether the advertising revolt against social media and hate speech policy will have a lasting effect.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/07/209m 13s

Wall Street banks net record fees, Johnson channels FDR, remdesivir cost

Wall Street investment banks brought in a record amount of fees for fundraisings in the first six months of 2020 amid coronavirus, UK prime minister Boris Johnson plans to announce £5bn of infrastructure projects today, and Gilead Sciences has said it will charge governments $2,340 for a 5-day course of its coronavirus treatment, remdesivir. Plus, the FT’s Primrose Riordan explains why investors, economists, and analysts are growing concerned over China’s national security law in Hong Kong.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/06/209m 35s

Chesapeake files for bankruptcy, Facebook ad boycott, Singapore’s new corporate structure

American shale pioneer Chesapeake Energy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and dozens of brands are cancelling advertising on Facebook over the social media company’s handling of hate speech.  Plus, Singapore is luring hedge funds and investors away from other low tax jurisdictions with a new corporate structure. The FT’s Stefania Palma explains how the country is trying to make itself Asia’s leading financial centre.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/06/2010m 11s

Wirecard insolvency, Brussels to probe German regulator, Federal Reserve bans buybacks

Wirecard filed for insolvency on Thursday, days after the German payments group revealed a multiyear fraud that led to the arrest of its former chief executive. The FT’s Dan McCrum has been following Wirecard for the past five years and will upack the company’s current position. Plus, the Federal Reserve has capped dividends and banned share buybacks by big US banks in an attempt to strengthen the financial system in the pandemic.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/2011m 11s

New Covid-19 cases hit US record, airlines tap debt markets, Bayer settlement

Global markets dropped on Wednesday as rising Covid-19 cases  fuelled fears that the virus could derail an economic recovery, US airlines increased the size of their debt and equity fundraisings this week to nearly $10bn after receiving a warm welcome from investors, and Bayer will pay up to $10.9bn to settle a wave of lawsuits over the potential carcinogenic effects of its herbicide product Roundup. Plus, the FT’s currencies correspondent, Eva Szalay, explains why analysts at Bank of America say the British pound is an emerging-market currency in all but name.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/06/209m 15s

Ex-Wirecard CEO arrested, Trump scales back environmental rules, the new bond monarch

Wirecard’s founder Markus Braun was arrested on suspicion of false accounting and market manipulation, and the Trump administration has eased Obama-era environmental rules during the pandemic. Plus, the FT’s global finance correspondent, Robin Wigglesworth, will explain why some investors say the Federal Reserve and other central banks have in practice nationalised the bond market with their coronavirus measures.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/06/2010m 12s

Trump expands US immigration restrictions, Apple pivots away from Intel, inside Wirecard

Donald Trump is set to extend a suspension of immigration into the US imposed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and Apple is planning to transition away from Intel chips to an in-house design for processors. Plus, last week Wirecard warned that €1.9bn was missing from its accounts. It confirms reporting by the Financial Times, which has been investigating fraud suspicions at the German payments group. The FT’s investigations editor, Paul Murphy, will unpack the difficulties in reporting the story and the eventual downfall of the company.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/06/2010m 10s

Brexit optimism, coronavirus hits Senegal oil projects, targeting black unemployment in the US

Boris Johnson will hammer out a new plan with senior ministers this week aimed at unblocking talks on Britain’s future relationship with the EU, and the delay of oil and gas projects in Senegal signals the aftershocks from the coronavirus crisis are even hurting economies that have avoided the worst of the pandemic itself. Plus, some economists have suggested the Federal Reserve could target the black unemployment rate in its monetary policy as a means of addressing income inequality in the US. One such advocate, Janelle Jones of the Groundwork Collaborative, unpacks her proposal.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/06/209m 27s

The inside story of a disgraced drugmaker

Executives from drugmaker Insys were the first from the pharmaceutical sector to be handed prison time for their role in America’s opioid epidemic earlier this year. The FT and the PBS series Frontline have investigated why the warning signs around the company were ignored for so long. FT pharmaceutical correspondent Hannah Kuchler tells Marc Filippino what they uncovered.Read the story at ft.com/insys.The PBS Frontline documentary, Opioids, Inc. is available for streaming online at PBS.org beginning Friday June 19, and will premiere on American PBS stations on Tuesday, June 23. For more information visit: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/opioids-inc/.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/06/2012m 10s

US backs out of tech tax talks, PE’s spending spree, Hertz halts share sale

The US has suspended talks with European countries on a new global tax framework for technology companies, private equity groups in the US have been on a spending spree despite worldwide lockdowns due to the pandemic, and the bankrupt car rental company Hertz halted its controversial $500m share sale. Plus, the FT’s Seoul bureau chief Edward White explains how Donald Trump’s transactional approach to foreign policy is affecting America’s relationships with Asian countries.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/06/209m 31s

Global stocks stay optimistic on central banks, Royalty Pharma IPO, US police reform

Wall Street rallied on expectations of new aid for the US economy from the federal government and central bank, while Royalty Pharma pulled off the biggest US listing of 2020. Plus, protesters are calling to defund police departments in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Alex Vitale, a sociology professor at Brooklyn College, explains what this might look like in practice.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/06/2010m 35s

LGBTQ rights at work, EU unemployment, oil’s transition to cleaner energy

The US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that LGBTQ workers are protected by federal civil rights laws in a landmark anti-discrimination decision, and Europe’s young workers are among the hardest hit by a frozen labour market. Plus, the FT’s senior energy correspondent, Anjli Raval, explains why coronavirus has big oil companies, such as BP, pivoting towards clean energy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/06/2010m 53s

SoftBank financing, White House on unemployment benefits, French industry

SoftBank has quietly poured more than $500m into Credit Suisse investment funds that in turn made big bets on the debt of struggling start-ups backed by the Vision Fund, the White House is opposed to extending coronavirus-related federal unemployment payments because it believes the measure created a “disincentive” to work, and China is bracing for a second wave of coronavirus. Plus, the FT’s David Keohane reports on France’s efforts to save its aerospace industry.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/06/209m 24s

Investors fear new Covid-19 wave, UK in border check U-turn, HSBC pressure

Investors in US and European equities were rattled on Thursday after the Federal Reserve’s dire assessment of the US economy and fresh concerns of an uptick in coronavirus cases, and the British government has abandoned its plan to introduce full border checks with the EU on January 1. Plus, the FT’s banking editor, Stephen Morris, unpacks the pressure HSBC is under after backing China’s Hong Kong national security law.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/06/209m 49s

Fed predicts no rate increase until 2022, Brazil vs Covid-19, Bumper CEO stock awards

First, the FT’s Colby Smith explains why the Federal Reserve is predicting that it would keep interest rates close to zero until at least the end of 2022. Then, the FT’s Brazil bureau chief Bryan Harris examines how the country is handling the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, the FT’s US business editor, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson explains how company leaders have been awarded generous stock options that could more than make up for their temporary pandemic-related pay cuts.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/06/2010m 43s

Brexit and the EU’s recovery, Vroom’s strong IPO, Fed’s forecast

EU member states are urging Brussels to account for the shock of a hard Brexit in its coronavirus recovery plans, a former Goldman Sachs banker has avoided prison time for his role in a global insider trading ring, and US online car sales company Vroom more than doubled its price on the first day of trading as investors showed strong demand for newly listed stocks.  Plus, the Federal Reserve is releasing its first economic forecast in six months. The FT’s James Politi explains what the US central bank could signal about the next stage of their recession response.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/06/209m 5s

US stocks surge despite gloomy forecast, US police reform bill, oil industry’s cautious optimism

The US stock market has erased all of its losses from 2020, the World Bank has forecast that emerging economies will shrink for the first time in 60 years, and US Congressional Democrats have responded to protests against police brutality by proposing a bill to reform police practices. Plus, the FT’s Anjli Raval will explain the cautiously optimistic moves from the oil market.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/06/2010m 44s

Black Lives Matter protests go global, doubts over US jobs data

US civil rights groups have received a surge of corporate donations since Minneapolis police killed George Floyd, the head of Fidelity International has warned that asset managers will struggle to provide enough cash to keep businesses afloat, and global trade is under threat with up to 400,000 crew stranded either at sea or at home due to Covid-19. Plus, the FT’s James Politi explains why the US Bureau of Labor Statistics is having a hard time pinning down the country’s actual unemployment rate.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/06/209m 21s

Grantham sells stocks, ECB buys bonds, ESG vows in a pandemic

Veteran market strategist Jeremy Grantham has cut back his holdings in global stocks. The FT’s Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson recounts his conversation with the Boston fund manager. And, Frankfurt bureau chief Martin Arnold walks through the latest moves from the European Central Bank. Plus, the FT’s Attracta Mooney explains why wealth managers believe that investment with a sustainable focus will likely grow beyond the coronavirus pandemic.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/06/2011m 36s

Pentagon chief breaks with Trump, hydroxychloroquine, Warner Music IPO

US defence secretary Mark Esper breaks with Donald Trump on sending the army to clamp down on protests, and his predecessor James Mattis joins the president’s critics. The  FT’s Katrina Manson explains why the rift is so significant. Plus, a study casts doubt on whether taking hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for Covid-19, and Warner Music scored the biggest US IPO of 2020 on Wednesday.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/06/208m 52s

Companies react to protests, fear of Covid spike, Zoom’s surge

Many companies and chief executives have expressed solidarity with protests over the police killings of George Floyd and other black men and women. The FT’s Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson explains what is different this time round. Plus, public health experts fear the demonstrations will hasten the spread of Covid-19, and Zoom has emerged as one of the biggest corporate winners from the pandemic.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/06/209m 56s

Trump vows to deploy military to US streets

President Donald Trump threatened to send US soldiers on to American streets to tackle the most widespread unrest the country has seen in decades, following the killing of George Floyd by police. Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg is facing a backlash within Facebook over his stance on controversial posts by the US president related to the protests.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/06/209m 44s

US protestors demonstrate against police violence, EU recovery, US pensions

Protests swept across US cities over the weekend as demonstrators responded to the death of George Floyd, another black man who died by police brutality. The FT’s Claire Bushey and Lauren Fedor explain what has been happening at the local and federal levels. Plus, the European Union budget commissioner is calling on member states to back new taxes to help fund the coronavirus recovery, and how seven US public pension plans risk running out of money by 2028. To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid or go to https://www.ft.com/newsletter-signup/coronavirus?segmentId=9f398053-342f-c623-b5b3-1506d651696f.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/06/208m 54s

Trump’s social media order, UK opens door to Hong Kong residents, AstraZeneca’s transformation

Donald Trump said he had ordered a wide-ranging review of the law that grants social media companies immunity from legal action for content on their platforms, and the UK government has opened a path to citizenship for more than 300,000 Hong Kong residents in response to China's security crackdown. Plus, the FT’s industry editor, Peggy Hollinger, unpacks the turnround that propelled pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca to the industry’s front ranks.To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid or go to https://www.ft.com/newsletter-signup/coronavirus?segmentId=9f398053-342f-c623-b5b3-1506d651696f.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/05/2010m 49s

Pressure on Hong Kong finance, Boeing’s resumes 737 Max production, EU’s €750bn plan

Boeing said it will resume production of the troubled 737 Max, just hours after announcing plans to dismiss  more than 12,000 US workers. Meanwhile, Brussels has unveiled a plan to borrow €750bn to bankroll recovery efforts after the coronavirus crisis. Now it faces a critical few weeks for corralling member states to back the plan. Plus, the US will no longer consider Hong Kong autonomous from China. The FT’s US managing editor, Peter Spiegel, explains what this could mean for the global financial hub. To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid or go to https://www.ft.com/newsletter-signup/coronavirus?segmentId=9f398053-342f-c623-b5b3-1506d651696f.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/05/208m 57s

Investors eye recovery, $1tn in corporate borrowing, SpaceX test flight

Hopes of a quick economic recovery gave global stocks a lift on Tuesday. The FT’s Philip Stafford explains whether that optimism can be sustained. Then, a look at the highly rated companies, including ­Disney, Apple and ExxonMobil, that have borrowed a trillion dollars in the first five months of this year. Plus, Elon Musk’s SpaceX will send two Nasa astronauts to space today. The FT’s West Coast Editor, Richard Waters, will explain what this means for commercial ambitions in the final frontier. To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid or go to https://www.ft.com/newsletter-signup/coronavirus?segmentId=9f398053-342f-c623-b5b3-1506d651696f.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/05/2010m 10s

Japan’s birth rate, contact tracing in India

Japanese couples are putting off parenthood over coronavirus concerns. The FT’s Tokyo correspondent, Kana Inagaki, explains what this means for a country already suffering from population decline. Plus, countries around the world are aiming to roll out contact-tracing apps as they seek to reopen economies. The FT’s South Asia correspondent, Stephanie Findlay, reports on India’s mandatory system.   Update: India’s contact-tracing policy has been loosened since our interview with Stephanie Findlay was recorded. Since then, India has issued clarifications saying that the Aarogya Setu app is not mandatory for plane travel, but passengers will have to fill out a declaration form when boarding a plane.To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid or follow this link: https://www.ft.com/newsletter-signup/coronavirus?segmentId=9f398053-342f-c623-b5b3-1506d651696f.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/05/208m 35s

Beijing’s legal force on Hong Kong, US retail, the future of higher education

The Chinese government is preparing to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong, and sales surged at the US retailers deemed “essential” by local authorities in the first quarter. Plus, the business of higher education is under threat because of coronavirus. The FT’s Andrew Jack explains.To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid or follow this link: https://www.ft.com/newsletter-signup/coronavirus?segmentId=9f398053-342f-c623-b5b3-1506d651696f.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/05/2011m 16s

CDC director warns of second coronavirus flare-up, threat to mortgage-backed bonds

Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that the rapid spread of coronavirus in the southern hemisphere suggests it is likely to flare up in the US later this year. Then, the biggest shopping mall in America has fallen behind on mortgage payments that help underpin the $500bn mortgage-backed bond market. Plus, the FT’s Stephanie Findlay will explain how India’s pharma and chemical groups are jostling to take business from China.To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid or follow this link: https://www.ft.com/newsletter-signup/coronavirus?segmentId=9f398053-342f-c623-b5b3-1506d651696f.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/05/2010m 34s

Facebook unveils online shopping venture, EU recovery fund, SoftBank’s future

Facebook has unveiled a shopping service that puts it in direct competition with Amazon and eBay, and a €500bn EU recovery fund put forward by Germany and France is facing some resistance. Plus, SoftBank announced a record $13bn annual loss earlier this week. The FT’s Tokyo correspondent, Kana Inagaki, explains what is next for founder Masayoshi Son. To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid or follow this link: https://www.ft.com/newsletter-signup/coronavirus?segmentId=9f398053-342f-c623-b5b3-1506d651696f.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/2010m 5s

Moderna vaccine trial pleases investors, EBITDAC backlash, Huawei sanctions

Positive results from the first US Covid-19 trial raised investors’ hopes of an economic rebound, Chinese self-driving car start-ups have been accelerating pilot projects as US rivals sit idle, and bond investors have hit out at the growing trend of companies reporting “earnings before coronavirus”. Plus, the FT’s Kiran Stacey explains what the latest US sanctions against Huawei mean for the Chinese telecoms company’s survival. To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid or follow this link: https://www.ft.com/newsletter-signup/coronavirus?segmentId=9f398053-342f-c623-b5b3-1506d651696f.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/05/2010m 47s

Powell on US recovery, Nomura to boost private market focus, Taiwan travel scheme

Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell has warned that the US economy may not “fully recover” until the end of 2021, Japan’s oldest brokerage firm, Nomura, is poised to unveil a new strategic focus on private markets, and the Taiwanese government and Stanford University are preparing a quarantine and testing regime for foreign travellers. Plus, the FT’s June Yoon explains how the hopeful era for South Korea’s film industry has been disrupted by the pandemic. To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/05/2010m 7s

The race for a vaccine, the story behind EBITDAC, BoE’s Bailey

The hunt for a coronavirus vaccine is central to global efforts to restart economies. The FT’s US coronavirus correspondent, David Crow, explains how nationalism could slow the fight against the pandemic. Plus, some companies are presenting a new customised metric they are calling ebitdac: earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation — and coronavirus. The FT’s markets reporter, Nikou Asgari, looks into whether it will stick. Then, the governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey on the central bank’s response to the crisis.To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid.You can watch the full Andrew Bailey interview from The FT’s Global Boardroom event here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/05/209m 45s

Jay Powell calls for more fiscal stimulus, BMW’s dividend plan, CLO vulnerability

Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell said on Wednesday that additional fiscal stimulus may be “worth it” to shield the US economy from long-term economic damage due to the pandemic, meanwhile, OECD secretary-general Angel Gurría warned that rising debt levels would “come back to haunt us”. Plus, BMW is facing criticism for plans to make a dividend payout to shareholders despite requesting subsidies from the German government. Then, collateralised loan obligations, or CLOs, have boomed over the past decade. The FT’s capital markets correspondent, Rob Smith, explains why they could be vulnerable during the recession.  To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid. You can watch the full Angel Gurría interview from The FT’s Global Boardroom event here.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/208m 43s

Global economic outlook worsening, dealmaking in the pandemic, looming EM debt crisis

The global economic outlook is still worsening, according to IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva. Plus, the FT’s corporate finance and deals editor, Arash Massoudi, reports on the latest deal to collapse amid the pandemic and the FT’s Colby Smith explains why the looming emerging markets debt crisis is expected to be messy.To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/2010m 0s

Flaw in mass testing, BP chief weighs in on oil, rental car groups under pressure

The head of an Italian biotech company that sells Covid-19 diagnostic and antibody tests told the FT that demand far exceeded supply as countries put mass testing at the centre of plans to ease lockdowns, BP’s new chief executive, Bernard Looney, said the coronavirus hit to crude consumption was likely to endure beyond the pandemic, and, as coronavirus takes a devastating toll on senior living homes, investors are being forced to recognise they are more than mere landlords. Plus, the FT’s motor industry correspondent, Peter Campbell, explains why fewer bookings is not the only reason rental car companies are hurting. To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/05/2010m 27s

UK airlines seek government aid, WeWork rent, renewable energy defies market turmoil

UK airlines demanded “urgent additional government support” on Sunday warning that Boris Johnson’s plans to introduce a 14-day quarantine for people arriving in the UK by air will exacerbate the crisis facing the sector. Plus, US businesses resuming operations after coronavirus lockdowns are confronting uncertain legal terrain over whether they are required to pay workers for time spent on health checks, and WeWork’s move to skip rent payments and renegotiate hundreds of its leases is rippling into the commercial mortgage market. Then, renewable energy is one of the few sectors that has managed to weather the devastating effects of coronavirus, with new deals and new records being struck, even while the rest of the world has been grappling with the pandemic. The FT’s environment and clean energy correspondent, Leslie Hook, explains. To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid.--You might also be interested in a three-day digital conference hosted by the Financial Times. On 12-14 May, the FT will gather the most senior global decision makers and leading minds in policy, business, tech and finance for three days of online conversations with our top journalists – it's also free to join. Find out more at: https://globalboardroom.ft.com/.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/05/208m 55s

Food delivery boosts Uber sales, US jobs preview, the fashion industry under lockdown

Uber reported stronger than expected first-quarter revenues on Thursday thanks to a surge in food delivery;  India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, has sold a stake in his digital services group Reliance Jio for a third time in three weeks. Plus, we will look at what to expect from the US jobs report for April. Then, without runways or retail, how is the fashion industry faring under lockdown? The FT’s fashion editor, Lauren Indvik, will explain.  To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid.--You might also be interested in a three-day digital conference hosted by the Financial Times. On 12-14 May, the FT will gather the most senior global decision makers and leading minds in policy, business, tech and finance for three days of online conversations with our top journalists – it's also free to join. Find out more at: https://globalboardroom.ft.com/   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/05/2010m 37s

US-China trade, ECB to resist pressure from German court, Airbnb’s outlook

Donald Trump is weighing up more aggressive economic measures against China, The European Central Bank is expected to resist recent pressure from Germany’s constitutional court over its bond-buying programme, and first-quarter results from Lyft showed promising signals for the company’s target of profitability until the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, Airbnb was expected to make its stock market debut this year. The FT’s San Francisco correspondent, Dave Lee, will tell us how it is thinking about the future as the travel industry deals with the upheaval from the virus.To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/05/208m 11s

Disney’s $1.4bn hit, Beyond Meat boost, ECB called to justify bond-buying programme

Disney estimates that the coronavirus crisis wiped as much as $1.4bn from its quarterly operating profit, while Beyond Meat gears up for the price of its plant-based burgers to compete directly with real beef at the supermarket, and Germany’s constitutional court has called on the European Central Bank to justify its bond-buying programme. Plus, the FT’s global business columnist, Rana Foroohar, argues that economists will have to abandon their traditional way of thinking to deal with problems posed by the pandemic. To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/05/2010m 44s

Aviation industry under pressure, Argentina’s debt deadline, why Silicon Valley is surviving the ad crash

The aviation industry took another hit from the coronavirus crisis on Monday as GE cut 10,000 aerospace jobs, and Argentina debt holders doubled down on their opposition to the government’s plan to restructure its debt. Plus, as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, advertising costs are being cut from many corporate budgets. The FT’s Tim Bradshaw explains why Silicon Valley is surviving the ad crash. To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/05/209m 49s

Banks get ready for bad loans, losses at Berkshire Hathaway, BlackRock’s influence

US and European banks are on track to book more than $50bn of charges on souring loans in the first quarter. Plus, the FT’s Eric Platt reports on Berkshire Hathaway’s annual general meeting, where Warren Buffett was the star of the show, and the FT’s deputy editor, Patrick Jenkins, explains how BlackRock’s small consultancy division came to have a growing influence on a number of governments. To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/05/208m 37s

Amazon Covid-19 costs, Boeing taps bond market, UK recruits fruit pickers

Amazon has warned that coronavirus measures could cost at least $4bn in the next quarter and wipe out any gain from a jump in sales during the pandemic, and Boeing has tapped the bond market for $25bn to help weather a cash drain this year. Plus, the FT’s Judith Evans reports on a crisis building in the UK fruit farming industry. To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/05/209m 47s

Fed’s ‘medium-term’ warning, Microsoft growth, Barclays loan provisions

The Federal Reserve has warned of lasting “medium-term” economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The FT’s James Politi unpacks the central bank’s outlook. Plus, the White House praised Gilead’s remdesivir as a coronavirus treatment drug after the release of the findings from a new study, and Microsoft posted strong results in the latest quarter thanks to a jump in its cloud-related business. Then, the FT’s Stephen Morris reports on how Barclays fared in the first quarter as the bank announced  a sharp increase in provisions for bad loans.To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/2010m 11s

Alphabet’s signs of recovery, Trump’s meat plant order, measuring inflation

Google’s internet search business stabilised in April after a sharp downturn at the end of last month, Fitch has downgraded Italy’s credit rating to a single notch above junk, and US President Donald Trump orders meat-processing plants to remain open in the wake of coronavirus-related closures. Plus, the FT’s economics correspondent, Delphine Strauss, explains why statisticians  are having such a hard time measuring inflation during the global pandemic.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/04/2010m 14s

European bank earnings, coronavirus threat to call centres

US oil prices fell sharply on Monday after the world’s largest oil-backed exchange traded fund began offloading all of its short-term contracts, and investors in European banks are braced for significant loan-loss provisions as the sector reports quarterly earnings this week. Plus, the FT’s John Reed will explain why the Philippines’ coronavirus lockdown is causing pain for the country’s vast outsourcing sector. To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/04/209m 44s

Covid-19 death toll, gap between financial markets and economy, Berlin’s reopening

An FT analysis found that the death toll from coronavirus may be almost 60 per cent higher than reported in official counts, and analysts are scrambling for explanations on the divergence between the flying stock market and the grim global economic picture. Plus, the FT’s Berlin bureau chief, Guy Chazan, explains how Berlin is fairing since the city’s shops reopened last week. To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/newsbriefingcovid.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/04/2010m 27s

Germany backs EU recovery fund, Gilead drug flops, Rana Foroohar on US austerity

Germany is prepared to make a substantial financial contribution to help relaunch eurozone economies after the coronavirus pandemic, and the World Health Organization accidentally published documents yesterday showing that a potential antiviral drug for the coronavirus flopped in its first randomised clinical trial. Plus, the FT’s global business columnist, Rana Foroohar, argues that the economic ramifications of the coronavirus crisis will produce a new age of US austerity.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/04/209m 20s

ECB to accept ‘fallen angel’ bonds as collateral, Covid-19 legal protections

The European Central Bank has changed its rules to accept bonds that lose their investment grade credit rating during the coronavirus crisis as collateral, oil prices rebounded on Wednesday after Donald Trump stoked Middle East tensions, and US business groups are calling on the federal government to shield companies from litigation if workers are exposed to the virus. Plus, the FT’s Moscow bureau chief, Henry Foy, explains why Vladimir Putin’s regime is leaning on tycoons to help the state in troubled times.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/2010m 27s

Oil market turmoil, Netflix adds 16m subscribers, future of aerospace

Global oil markets remained under intense pressure on Tuesday with the price of US crude oil for June delivery nearly halving and Brent dropping below $20 per barrel for the first time in 18 years. Meanwhile, the White House and congressional leaders agreed to a new coronavirus stimulus package which includes funds to replenish the small business rescue fund, and Netflix has emerged as one of the few corporate winners of the pandemic after adding more than twice as many subscribers as it had forecast last quarter. Plus, the FT’s industry editor, Peggy Hollinger, explains how the aerospace industry is being forced to adapt to a dramatic decline in air travel due to coronavirus.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/04/2010m 24s

US oil prices plummet, Singapore oil trader scandal

Yesterday, US oil prices crashed into negative territory for the first time in history. The FT’s US energy editor, Derek Brower, explains why and what is next for producers. Then, the FT’s natural resources editor, Neil Hume, explains how Singapore oil trader Hin Leong Trading suffered $800m in losses that were not reflected in its financial statements. Plus, the Trump administration is facing backlash over the terms of its small business loan programme, and more than 1m people were enrolled in the UK’s flagship staff furlough scheme during its first day in operation.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/04/2010m 36s

Small business aid deal, ECB bad bank idea, emerging market debt

The Trump administration is closing in on a deal with Congress to provide another $300bn to coronavirus-hit small businesses. Then, the FT’s US economics editor, Brendan Greeley, explains how state budgets are coping without their normal tax revenue. Plus, the European Central Bank has held high-level talks about creating a eurozone bad bank for non-performing loans, and investors have pushed back on pleas by the G20 group of big economies to allow emerging markets to pause their debt repayments.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/04/208m 39s

Trump’s reopening plan, coronavirus drug report, Macron on EU solidarity

President Donald Trump backed away from threats to force a quick reopening of the US economy by unveiling guidelines for states, and US stock market futures rose 3 per cent late on Thursday after a report suggested a Gilead coronavirus drug had shown positive results in a clinical trial. Then, in an interview with the FT, French president Emmanuel Macron warned of the collapse of the EU as a “political project” unless richer states help economies such as Italy recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, the FT’s Middle East editor, Andrew England, explains how Gulf sovereign wealth funds are mobilising to buy assets whose valuations have been hit hard by the outbreak.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/04/2011m 37s

Eurozone debt, US economic data, China cuts key lending rate

The coronavirus crisis is propelling Eurozone government debt towards 100 per cent of gross domestic product, three major US banks reported a total $12.8bn of charges in the first quarter for loan losses and warned there could be more to come, and data from all corners of the US economy published on Wednesday suggest the hit from coronavirus lockdowns has been deeper than feared. Plus, the FT’s Hudson Lockett explains why China’s central bank cut one of its most important lending rates to a record low.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/04/2010m 7s

Airline aid, banks braced for credit loss, grim IMF outlook

The US Treasury Department has reached an agreement with US airlines that paves the way for a $25bn bailout for the industry. Plus, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo increased loan-loss provisions by $10bn from last year to prepare for the impact of the pandemic. Then, the IMF said on Tuesday that the coronavirus crisis will leave lasting scars on the global economy. The FT’s economics editor, Chris Giles, explains how the damage could continue long after lockdowns are lifted.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/04/2010m 35s

VC funding in China, Amazon jobs, oil under pressure

New figures show that venture capital funding in China rebounded in March after the country’s coronavirus outbreak, and Amazon has announced plans to hire 75,000 extra workers after hiring 100,000 new staff to handle coronavirus-induced demand. Plus, Anjli Raval explains why oil traders have doubts about the US-backed Opec deal to cut supply, and Rana Forhoohar argues that WeWork’s struggles illustrate what is to come in real estate markets in a post-coronavirus world. You can find Rana’s columns at FT.com/rana-foroohar  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/04/2010m 29s

Inside Wuhan’s liberation, Japan on lockdown

The coronavirus’ place of origin, Wuhan, has emerged from the world’s largest mass quarantine. Meanwhile, Japan is gambling that it can control the spread of coronavirus without a full lockdown. The FT’s correspondents on the ground in China and Japan, Don Weinland and Robin Harding, look at the differing stages these two places are at when it comes to the pandemic and the road ahead.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/04/209m 2s

Wall St worries, Europe funding, Singapore relapse

Wall Street banks are warning investors to brace for a new wave of stock market declines despite the recent relief rally, and eurozone finance ministers will reconvene today to work toward a deal on emergency lending to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak. The FT’s Mehreen Khan will explain the dispute between the Netherlands and Italy over the terms. Plus, Stefania Palma in Singapore explains how the country is handling its third wave of coronavirus infections.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/209m 53s

US stimulus, WeWork v SoftBank, Carnival bonds

The Trump administration is in talks with Congress to secure an additional $250bn to fund loans for small businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and a special committee of WeWork board members issued a legal challenge on Tuesday over SoftBank’s withdrawal from a $3bn deal. Plus, the FT’s capital market’s correspondent Rob Smith explains how Carnival Corporation managed to persuade investors to put their money into the ailing cruise company.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/2010m 24s

Investors gain hope, Italy isolated, Rana Foroohar

US stocks and global equities surged on Monday as investors took heart from signs that the coronavirus outbreak may be stabilising in some of the worst-affected countries. Plus, with a death count of more than 16,000 people and its economy on course to suffer the deepest recession in its modern history, Italy is wrestling with a lack of assistance from its European neighbours. The FT’s Miles Johnson explains that Italians are feeling betrayed by how some countries are responding to their plight..  Plus, the FT’s global business columnist, Rana Foroohar argues that private and public - but mostly private - sectors need to invest in broadband improvements as lockdowns cause internet usage to rise.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/04/2010m 24s

Covid-19 on emerging markets, possible oil tariffs

Emerging markets are scrambling to keep their economies afloat as the coronavirus pandemic deepens. The FT’s David Pilling will have more. Plus, America’s biggest banks will defend their plans to continue paying dividends in submissions to regulators today, and oil producers push back against the price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/04/2010m 35s

Oil price war, vaccines, banks on stimulus

Oil soared nearly 50 per cent at one point on Thursday in its biggest ever one-day rally after US president Donald Trump stoked hopes of a supply cut deal, German biotech groups are urging regulators to ease restrictions when it comes to testing a coronavirus vaccine, and bankers are raising doubts about whether the US government’s small business loan programme will begin today, as scheduled. Plus, banks were admonished over their role in causing the 2008 financial crisis. The FT’s David Crow explains how banks can rehabilitate themselves in the coronavirus crisis by distributing unprecedented amounts of stimulus.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/04/209m 38s

EU rescue fund, coronavirus hits rents

France is pushing for a common EU fund to help Europe through the coronavirus crisis. The FT’s Paris bureau chief, Victor Mallet, explains what the plan entails. Then, the rapid spread of the outbreak has pushed commercial landlords and their tenants to breaking point. FT property reporter George Hammond unpacks the brewing conflict between landlords and the tenants that are unable to pay rent. Plus, Amazon has said it is urgently investigating claims of “subhuman” conditions at a Philippines call centre, and SoftBank has pulled out of a $3bn purchase of WeWork stock.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/04/2011m 11s

Gillian Tett on Fed dollar scheme, Covid-19 testing

The FT’s Gillian Tett unpacks the Federal Reserve’s latest move to meet the global demand for dollars, and science editor Clive Cookson explains how different countries are handling coronavirus testing and how the private sector could step in. Plus, Donald Trump is set to suspend some tariffs for 90 days as he tries blunt the economic damage from the pandemic, the UK’s six biggest banks have bowed to pressure from Britain’s top financial regulator to suspend dividend payments, and as coronavirus reaches the developing world, a record 85 countries have approached the IMF for short-term relief in recent weeks.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/04/2010m 6s

Amazon during Covid-19, Rana on corporate interests

Amazon has pitched itself as an essential business to provide those sheltering in place with needed products. The FT’s Dave Lee reports on how the e-commerce group could emerge as a hero if deliveries remain on track, but only if it does so without pushing employees to take excessive health risks. Meanwhile, insurers are tightening the terms of their business coverage to make sure anything related to the pandemic is explicitly excluded. Plus, Rana Foroohar argues that 50 years of US policy in favour of private sector interests have come home to roost as the economy copes with coronavirus.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/03/2010m 43s

The ventilator challenge, stimulus questions

Manufacturers are working to produce the ventilators needed to help severely ill coronavirus patients breathe. The question is whether those inexperienced in the field can overcome the logistical and regulatory hurdles in time to deliver the life-saving machines. Plus, US companies have questions about how to access the $454bn of government funds set aside in the $2tn stimulus legislation, and Italy’s shadow workers are left out of the country’s safety net.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/03/208m 42s

Market relief rally, ECB flexes, WeWork cash burn

US stocks were up for a third straight day after the Senate agreed to a $2.2tn stimulus package Wednesday. The bill comes as a report on Thursday showed that a record 3.3m Americans filed for unemployment last week from the coronavirus shutdown. Plus, the European Central Bank is giving itself a tremendous amount of flexibility in its plan to buy €750bn in additional bonds to contain the fallout from the virus. And, WeWork burnt through $1.4bn last quarter, almost all the cash injection its principal backer SoftBank had most recently provided.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/03/2010m 0s

Stimulus haggle, James Kynge on China, US oil talks

The US Senate has approved fiscal stimulus legislation worth $2tn after a week of intense negotiations, Ford suffers the biggest credit rating downgrade since 2005, and the FT’s James Kynge tells us how China could become an example of growth while the rest of the world deals with the coronavirus crisis. Plus, the US has raised the pressure on Saudi Arabia to end its oil price war with Russia as the shale industry faces a collapse.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/03/2010m 29s

Dash for cash, shutdown debate, Softbank talks

As traditional capital markets seize up, businesses are turning to emergency sources of funding. An FT analysis shows that more than 130 companies drew at least $124bn from their lenders in the past three weeks. Plus, Europe is facing a dilemma over whether to allow certain businesses to operate or shut the economy entirely to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and SoftBank explored an attempt to take the conglomerate private before deciding to sell some of its assets this week.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/207m 27s

Wall Street awaits fiscal stimulus deal from Washington

The Federal Reserve announced a plan to buy corporate debt and unlimited amounts of government debt on Monday. But investors on Wall Street continue to wait for fiscal stimulus from the US government.  Plus, The FT’s global business columnist, Rana Foroohar, argues that, when a bailout plan is agreed, small businesses and individuals should be first in line for the help.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/03/208m 59s

US stimulus setback, tracking Covid-19 indicators

US lawmakers argue over a fiscal stimulus legislation worth nearly $2tn to help America weather the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, it could be weeks before official data reveals the full impact of the outbreak on the global economy. FT data journalists have compiled a set of alternative measures of economic activity, from restaurant bookings to traffic patterns, to give an early indication of what to expect. And, Occidental Petroleum chief executive Vicki Hollub looks set to keep her job as the embattled oil producer finalises a truce with activist investor Carl Icahn.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/03/208m 28s

Friday, March 20

Republicans in the US Senate have introduced legislation to inject more than $1tn of fiscal stimulus into the economy as it grapples with the coronavirus outbreak. Sir Paul Tucker, the former deputy governor of the Bank of England and current chair of the Systemic Risk Council, says it’s time for policymakers and bankers to prepare for a wartime setting if conditions deteriorate. Plus, the only US drugmaker that makes a potential treatment for the coronavirus raised the price nearly 100 per cent in January as the outbreak wreaked havoc in China.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/2010m 56s

Thursday, March 19

The European Central Bank will buy an additional €750bn in bonds in response to the economic and financial upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Gillian Tett and Anjli Raval explain the dramatic market swings in markets that preceded the ECB’s emergency move. Plus, we will look at the bottlenecks in the healthcare supply chain as demand grows for testing and critical care equipment.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/03/2010m 39s

Wednesday, March 18

Western governments pledged trillions of dollars in stimulus measures to limit the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday. The FT’s global business columnist Rana Foroohar explains what it could mean for Wall Street and Main Street. Plus, Impossible Foods raises $500m in a round that will help the US-plant based burger group to see through the economic upheaval caused by the current crisis, and Joe Biden solidifies his status as the frontrunner to take on Donald Trump in November.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/03/207m 56s

Tuesday, March 17

Governments in all large western economies took drastic measures to limit public movement on Monday in an urgent effort to arrest the spreading coronavirus pandemic while US stocks plunged despite a set of emergency measures laid out by the Federal Reserve on Sunday. Plus, an analysis by the Financial Times finds that the UK and the US have key weaknesses in their healthcare systems which could trigger a collapse if put to the test by the outbreak.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/03/209m 4s

Monday, March 16

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates to zero and joined forces with other central banks in a bid to prevent a severe economic downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The FT’s Gillian Tett unpacks the sweeping measures. Plus, the rapid spread of the coronavirus and the ensuing travel restrictions have led to one of the worst months on record for the airport industry, and French industrials group Air Liquide is asking would-be buyers of its hand sanitiser unit to offer a higher sum in the wake of the outbreak.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/03/208m 18s

Friday, March 13

US stocks fell almost 10 per cent in their worst day since the 1987 market crash despite emergency action by the Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, following the US ban on travellers from Europe, airlines are demanding immediate government action to alleviate the industry’s deepening crisis. Plus, companies took on vast amounts of debt in the era of low interest rates. The FT’s US business editor, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, explains the risk this debt poses now. We want to hear from you. Please go to FT.com/briefingsurvey, and fill out our survey for a chance to win a pair of Bose headphones.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/03/209m 2s

Thursday, March 12

The Trump administration will suspend non-US citizens travelling from Europe for the next 30 days to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in America. This announcement came on the same day the World Health Organization labelled the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic for the first time, and the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average tipped into bear market territory. Plus, Boeing lost close to a fifth of its market value on after news that it had tapped the full amount of a $13.8bn loan to deal with the financial effects of the coronavirus. Then, we will look at what to expect from Christine Lagarde and the European Central Bank today, now that the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England have made emergency rate cuts. We want to hear from you. Please go to FT.com/briefingsurvey, and fill out our survey for a chance to win a pair of Bose headphones.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/03/2010m 28s

Wednesday, March 11

Joe Biden cemented his lead as the frontrunner in the Democratic presidential race, winning several states including the battleground of Michigan. Plus, airlines cancel flights, withdraw earnings guidance and implement austerity measures to cope with the travel slump caused by the coronavirus outbreak, and the head of the International Energy Agency warns Russia and Saudi Arabia risk hurting efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus if they insist on continuing an oil price war. Then, the FT’s Chris Giles explains how the UK budget, to be unveiled today, is expected to set some money aside to deal with the outbreak. We want to hear from you. Please go to FT.com/briefingsurvey, and fill out our survey for a chance to win a pair of Bose headphones.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/03/209m 43s

Tuesday, March 10

A crash in the price of oil rocked financial markets that were already reeling from the effects of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, Italy extended its quarantine to the entire country, two of the world’s largest medical research foundations are teaming up with a Mastercard-backed charity to commit $125m in “seed funding” to develop treatments for Covid-19, and US president Donald Trump says his administration will propose a relief package today to reduce the negative economic effects of the outbreak. Plus, EU leaders have vowed to work with Turkey to prevent renewed tensions at their shared border and revive a 2016 migration deal. And, the FT’s Derek Brower will explain how the oil price war has left US shale producers hanging on for survival.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/03/2010m 5s

Monday, March 9

Saudi Arabia has launched an aggressive oil price war after Russia refused to join production cuts with Opec, Italy locks down a huge swath of its wealthy northern area that is home to 16m people in order to contain the spread of coronavirus, and Citigroup confirmed that it is severing nearly two-thirds of the platforms it uses for currency trading as part of an effort to cut costs. Plus, Turkey is threatening to allow migrants to flow into Europe unless it gets more funding from the European Union. The FT’s Mehreen Khan and Laura Pitel explain the human tug-of-war.  We want to hear from you! Please go to FT.com/briefingsurvey, and fill out our survey for a chance to win a pair of Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling headphones.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/03/2011m 6s

Friday, March 6

US stocks dropped as Treasury yields touched records lows on Thursday and bank share price falls led the way, struggling Chinese ride-hailing group Didi Chuxing is suffering a further blow due to the coronavirus, and ExxonMobil says it will avoid a “beauty match” on carbon emissions as rivals set out targets. Plus, the world’s biggest oil traders slashed global demand forecasts with growth falling to the weakest levels since the financial crisis. The FT’s Anjli Raval explains how this adds pressure on Opec to cut output.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/03/209m 57s

Thursday, March 5

US stocks recovered more than 4 per cent on Wednesday, a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 50 basis points and spooked investors, Rupert Murdoch’s youngest son, James, is making a seven-figure investment in start-ups aimed at combating fake news, and the US is ready to invest $5bn in Ethiopia in an effort to counter China’s influence in one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies. Plus, banks are gearing up in the event that the coronavirus outbreak forces traders to work offsite. The FT’s Laura Noonan explains why it is not as simple as bringing home your laptop.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/03/2010m 26s

Wednesday, March 4

Joe Biden emerged as a major contender in Super Tuesday voting, despite Bernie Sanders winning in California. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve failed to ease recession fears on Tuesday when it made an emergency interest rate cut. The FT’s Gillian Tett explains why. Plus, Tesla short sellers have reaped $2.8bn as US stocks tumbled, and Airbus is reviewing its 2020 delivery targets as the global spread of coronavirus hits demand from airlines.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/03/208m 36s

Tuesday, March 3

US stocks ended a seven-day losing streak on Monday on expectations that central banks will soften the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak and driverless car company Waymo raises $2.3bn from a group of outside investors. Plus, the FT’s George Parker explains the expectations of both the United Kingdom and the European Union as their trade talks begin.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/03/209m 13s

Monday, March 2

Disruptions caused by the coronavirus are driving the global economy closer to a recession and triggering calls for fiscal and monetary intervention, activist hedge fund Elliott Management is pushing for big changes at Twitter after taking a $1bn stake, and the US state of Wyoming is in talks to buy millions of acres of land from Occidental Petroleum. Plus, if Bernie Sanders is elected US president, his policies have the potential to radically change the US financial system. The FT’s Robert Armstrong explains how Wall Street is weighing up the idea of a socialist in the White House.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/03/209m 25s

Friday, February 28

US equities closed in correction territory on Thursday on coronavirus concerns, while Saudi Arabia is asking its Opec allies to agree to a substantial cut in oil production to deal with crippling demand. Plus, a report from Beijing on how China is trying to get its factories back to work, and the FT’s Gillian Tett unpacks how the outbreak is affecting the global economy.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/02/209m 49s

Thursday, February 27

Donald Trump sought to defuse criticism of his handling of the coronavirus and predicted stock markets would be booming again, while investors are betting that central banks will respond to the financial fallout from the outbreak with stimulus, and Microsoft has warned that supply chain disruption due to the virus will cause the company to miss its revenue guidance for its Windows and Surface products. Plus, Walmart is exploring the sale of a stake in the UK supermarket chain Asda.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/02/209m 14s

Wednesday, February 26

A fresh wave of selling pressure rippled across global markets on Tuesday as public health officials warned Americans to prepare for the spread of the coronavirus, Bob Iger has stepped down as chief executive of Walt Disney a year after extending his contract, and Virgin Galactic shares fall after the space tourism company reports that losses widened in the fourth quarter. Plus, there has been a wave of leadership change at European banks in the past few months. The FT’s David Crow explains why the lenders are scrambling to find a new generation of chief executives.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/02/2012m 3s

Tuesday, February 25

Global stocks had their worst day in two years on Monday as new coronavirus cases outside China dashed hopes that the outbreak had been contained, US energy stocks are now underperforming the main US stock market index by the biggest margin since 1941, disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein was found guilty by a jury in New York of sex crimes including rape, and HP announced a $16bn buyback plan as it claims to be engaging with printer rival Xerox in deal talks.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/02/2010m 18s

Monday, February 24

Barclays is preparing to start a search for a new chief executive to replace Jes Staley, European buyout firm CVC Capital Partners is plotting an ambitious reshaping of one of the world’s most popular sports - rugby, and Italy has imposed a strict quarantine across at least 10 towns to contain the largest outbreak of coronavirus outside of Asia.  Plus, the FT’s Benjamin Parkin previews Donald Trump’s visit to India.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/02/209m 41s

Friday, February 21

EU leaders are deadlocked over how to finance the bloc’s next multi-annual budget, a judge handed down a 40 year sentence to Roger Stone on Thursday, saying the Republican political operative was prosecuted for covering up for President Donald Trump, and the luxury industry faces its biggest threat since the 2008 financial crisis with the coronavirus outbreak. Plus, wealthy Arab states have been pouring money into football as part of their effort to diversify the oil-dependent economies. But that money has caught the attention of one of football’s main governing bodies. The FT’s sports correspondent, Murad Ahmed, explains.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/02/2010m 0s

Thursday, February 20

UBS names Ralph Hamers from ING as its next chief executive, Boeing asks for a $100m a year tax break from Washington state to be suspended in order to avert retaliatory tariffs this summer, and the UN has teamed up with a New York start-up to develop technology that will attempt to gauge how people living in war zones feel about peace negotiations. Plus, billionaire Michael Bloomberg has made up for his late entry into the Democratic presidential race with an advertising spending spree of nearly half a billion dollars. The FT’s Brooke Fox and Anna Nicolaou report on the strategy that has caught the other campaigns off-guard.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/02/209m 16s

Wednesday, February 19

The EU’s richest states have dug in their heels over the region’s budget as European Council president Charles Michel seeks to ease the blow of spending cuts on poorer countries, Donald Trump extended clemency to several high-profile white-collar criminals on Tuesday, including former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and financier Michael Milken, and US asset manager Franklin Templeton has agreed to buy rival Legg Mason for $6.5bn including debt. Plus, the FT’s David Crow reports on HSBC’s radical plan to downsize.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/02/209m 12s

Tuesday, February 18

Apple has warned that disruption in China from the coronavirus will cause its revenues to fall short in the current quarter, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has announced a $10bn fund to help fight climate change following intense criticism over the e-commerce group’s own environmental impact, and a start-up touted as the “Uber of dry cleaning” collapsed into administration on Friday, wiping out all of its investors, including British businessman Michael Spencer. Plus, the EU has rejected Facebook’s latest vision of how online content should be regulated. The FT’s Javier Espinoza reports on chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s day in Brussels.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/02/208m 35s

Monday, February 17

The head of SoftBank’s $100bn Vision Fund has lined up billions of dollars of outside investment for a new hedge fund-style vehicle, Goldman Sachs and a research boutique have constructed a “synthetic” way for investors to bet more cheaply against Chinese stocks, and Samsung has begun flying electronic components for its latest Galaxy phones from China to its factories in Vietnam as it grapples with sweeping supply chain disruptions caused by coronavirus. Plus, parts of the Middle East and Africa have some of the world’s youngest populations as well as its highest rates of youth unemployment. The FT’s Adrienne Klasa reports on the demographic pressures experts warn will only increase.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/02/209m 3s

Friday, February 14

US attorney-general William Barr publicly rebuked Donald Trump, saying the president’s tweets about ongoing criminal cases had made it “impossible” to do his job, while the US Senate voted to limit Mr Trump’s military authority in Iran. Plus, US prosecutors accuse Huawei of stealing technology from several American companies and Amazon wins its request to temporarily block a $10bn US defence contract awarded to Microsoft. Plus, Sajid Javid abruptly quit as UK chancellor on Thursday after a brutal power struggle with prime minister Boris Johnson. The FT’s Robert Shrimsley explains what happened.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/02/2010m 22s

Thursday, February 13

Democrats in the US House of Representatives call on attorney-general William Barr to testify over claims of political influence in a case involving a friend of the president, Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman Charlie Munger shares his pessimistic view of the future, and Europe’s largest telecoms conference has been forced to cancel this year’s event over fears of the spread of coronavirus. Plus, the US Department of Justice is backing Qualcomm as the chipmaker appeals against an antitrust fine from the Federal Trade Commission. The FT’s Kadhim Shubber explains how this complicates the relationship between the US regulators.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/02/2010m 27s

Wednesday, February 12

US senator Bernie Sanders declared victory in the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday night, ride-sharing service Lyft disappointed investors who were looking for signs of an end to the losses, and electric scooter companies operating in Germany are braced for a setback on the streets as authorities push for a regulatory crackdown. Plus, the FT’s Hannah Kuchler explains why investors are bidding up companies that are working to alleviate the effects of the coronavirus.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/02/209m 7s

Tuesday, February 11

A federal judge is poised to approve T-Mobile’s takeover of Sprint, according to sources briefed on the matter, Donald Trump has put forward a budget proposal that slashes key planks of the US social safety net while preserving his tax cut, and the woman who was long seen as Angela Merkel’s successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, said she would not run for German chancellor. Plus, nearly 150m Americans were compromised in the 2017 Equifax data breach. The FT’s Kadhim Shubber reports on why the US has blamed China.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/02/209m 25s

Monday, February 10

Google has been accused of unfairly promoting its own holiday rental search by more than 30 of its rivals, France’s Covéa is in exclusive talks to buy the Agnelli-owned PartnerRe for $9bn, and the result of Ireland’s general election was tied three ways on Sunday night. Plus, the FT’s San Francisco correspondent, Dave Lee, explains a new pilot programme from Airbnb after a series of shootings at its rentals.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/02/209m 54s

Friday, February 7

Uber shares traded higher after hours on Thursday after the ride-hailing company promised profitability in the final quarter of this year, officials in London and Washington told the FT that Donald Trump vented in “apoplectic” fury at Boris Johnson over Britain’s decision to allow China’s Huawei a role in its 5G mobile networks, and activist hedge fund Elliott Management has built a stake worth $2.5bn in SoftBank Group and is pressing for changes. Plus, the FT’s Tom Hancock has been quarantined after reporting on the coronavirus in Wuhan. He explains how a crackdown on information about the virus in Wuhan allowed the disease to spread more widely.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/02/209m 0s

Thursday, February 6

Donald Trump was acquitted on impeachment charges by the Senate on Wednesday, HSBC has decided to hold off on naming a permanent chief executive until after it unveils a strategy shake-up, and Chinese energy executives are projecting a 25 per cent fall in the country’s oil consumption this month due the effects of the coronavirus on demand. Plus, the FT’s Anna Nicolaou explains Spotify’s push into podcasts and what it means for the streaming giant’s music business.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/02/2010m 14s

Wednesday, February 5

US president Donald Trump claimed “incredible results in boosting the US economy in a State of the Union address to Congress and Pete Buttigieg took a narrow lead in the Iowa Democratic presidential caucuses based on partial results.Plus, sources tell the FT that New York Stock Exchange owner Intercontinental Exchange had held takeover talks with eBay, a top US executive at SoftBank’s $100bn Vision Fund is leaving after expressing concerns about “issues” at the technology conglomerate and Ford shares fell almost 10 per cent on Tuesday as it delivered a disappointing 2020 outlook.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/02/2010m 12s

Tuesday, February 4

Opec and its allies are preparing emergency cuts to oil production after the economic fallout of the coronavirus pushed the price of crude into a bear market on Monday, the pace of revenue growth at Google parent Alphabet slowed more sharply than expected in the final quarter of last year, and the German government has drafted a bill to clamp down on anti-competitive behaviour from the likes of Google and Amazon. Plus, results out of the Iowa caucus were delayed Monday night as the state Democratic party cited “quality control” issues. The FT’s Lauren Fedor reports.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/02/207m 22s

Monday, February 3

UK prime minister Boris Johnson is expected to set out his vision for future relations with the EU in a speech today, Beijing is poised to pump extra cash into China’s financial system as part of a way to shield the economy from the effects of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, and American voters in Iowa will kick off the US Democratic presidential primary race. Plus, the FT’s Patrick McGee explains why Germany fears being left behind by Silicon Valley and Big Tech.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/02/209m 53s

Friday, January 31

IBM has named Arvind Krishna as the new chief executive to take over from Ginni Rometty, Amazon’s one-day shipping delivered a bumper holiday sales season, and the World Health Organization has declared an international emergency over the new coronavirus epidemic. Plus, as the UK prepares to leave the European Union tonight, the FT’s George Parker says the British population is split between a state of vindication and of sadness.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/01/208m 54s

Thursday, January 30

Shares in Facebook dropped by more than 7 per cent on Wednesday after the company posted the slowest pace of growth since 2012. Plus scientists race to develop a vaccine for the deadly coronavirus, the Federal Reserve leaves its main policy rate unchanged, and Tesla and Microsoft post better than expected quarterly revenues. Then, Claire Bushey reports on Boeing’s first annual loss in more than 20 years.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/01/208m 12s

Wednesday, January 29

Apple recorded new records for both revenue and income for the holiday sales period, Starbucks has closed more than half of its 4,300 outlets in China over the coronavirus, Senate Republican leaders put pressure on colleagues to block witnesses in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, and Mr Trump unveiled his long-delayed Middle East peace plan. Plus, Goldman Sachs chief executive David Solomon is taking a gamble on consumer banking. The FT’s Laura Noonan reports on the bank’s overhaul, and what has led to its first-ever investor day.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/01/2010m 27s

Tuesday, January 28

Airbus is on the brink of settling a bribery and corruption probe with regulators in the UK, France and the US, Boris Johnson feels increasing heat over Huawei’s role in the UK mobile phone network, and Donald Trump’s lawyers tried to shift the focus of his Senate impeachment trial away from revelations from former national security adviser John Bolton. Plus, global equity markets and oil prices fell sharply on Monday over concerns that the Coronavirus would slow China’s economic growth. The FT’s Tom Hancock reports from Wuhan, the city at the centre of the outbreak.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/01/209m 7s

Monday, January 27

An internal probe showed that Deutsche Bank paid $1.1m to secure the wealth management business of a senior Saudi royal, Beijing has warned that the spread of the deadly coronavirus is expected to accelerate, and the Trump administration has warned that it would “react” with possible punitive measures against the EU for a carbon tax plan. Plus, more than three years after the Brexit referendum, the UK will leave the EU this week. The FT’s George Parker breaks down how the relationship might look after the separation.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/01/209m 31s

Friday, January 24

A powerful rebound in Intel’s data centre division drove a stronger than expected recovery in the final quarter of 2019, former Wells Fargo chief executive John Stumpf has agreed to pay $17.5m as part of a settlement with US regulators over the bank’s fake accounts scandal, and the European Central Bank begins its first strategic review in 16 years. Plus, the founder of the opioid maker Insys has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison. The FT’s Hannah Kuchler explains what this means for other US pharmaceutical executives.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/01/209m 33s

Thursday, January 23

Chinese authorities have shut down Wuhan transport networks in its efforts to contain the outbreak of a deadly Sars-like virus. Plus, the stock market value of Tesla topped $100bn for the first time on Wednesday, and Boeing’s new chief executive, David Calhoun, insists the 737 Max will fly again. Plus, the FT’s Tim Bradshaw takes a look at the competitive market for food delivery apps, and which companies are fighting to take your order.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/01/2010m 37s

Wednesday, January 22

The US Senate rejected Democratic bids to subpoena documents on the first day of the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, a slowdown in the US continues to weigh on Netflix’s subscriber growth, and the UK is set to go ahead with plans to introduce a new digital tax against US companies despite the threat of tariffs. Plus, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been implicated in a hack involving Jeff Bezos’s phone, Boeing has told customers and suppliers that the 737 Max will now stay grounded until the middle of 2020, and US health officials have confirmed the first US case of the Sars-like coronavirus.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/01/209m 31s

Tuesday, January 21

The US Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins today. Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell proposed rules on Monday evening that outraged Democrats. Plus, lawyers for Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou told a Canadian courtroom that the US extradition case against the executive amounted to “fiction”, France signals a breakthrough in talks to resolve a spat over digital taxes with the US, and the UK could be fined or lose preferential access to the European market if it violates the terms of a future relationship deal with the EU.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/01/209m 32s

Monday, January 20

US government-funded technology companies have recorded an increase in the use of circumvention software in Iran in recent weeks, the UK’s pledge to diverge from EU rules after Brexit has provoked alarm in Brussels, and a successful emergency escape simulation puts SpaceX on track for a launch with Nasa astronauts. Plus, the FT’s Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson explains how climate change and Big Tech will drive the agenda at this year’s World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/01/208m 56s

Friday, January 17

Investors catapulted Alphabet’s stock market value above $1tn for the first time on Thursday, Comcast’s NBCUniversal unveils a new streaming service that will be free to many customers, and Italy’s collapsing birth rate raises alarm bells. Plus, a non-partisan government watchdog said the White House violated the law by withholding US military aid to Ukraine last year. The FT’s Kadhim Shubber explains what this means for Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/01/208m 23s

Thursday, January 16

The US and China have signed an agreement to pause the trade war that has weighed on the global economy for nearly two years, flying taxi start-up Joby Aviation secures $590m in a new funding round led by Toyota, and legal costs from the 1MDB bribery scandal hit Goldman Sachs earnings. Plus, the FT’s Lionel Barber shares the highlights from his exclusive interview with German chancellor Angela Merkel.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/01/208m 41s

Wednesday, January 15

The US House of Representatives will vote today on sending articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, Boeing has ceded the crown as the world’s biggest plane maker to rival Airbus, and investment in UK-based tech start-ups exceeded £10bn for the first time last year. Plus, JPMorgan Chase kicked off the Wall Street earnings season by posting a record profit. The FT’s Rob Armstrong will unpack the figures.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/01/208m 12s

Tuesday, January 14

The UK government is trying to claw back some of the £10m paid to trade organisations to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, US officials have presented the UK with new intelligence challenging the claim that Britain would be able to mitigate the risks of adopting Huawei technology in its 5G network, and the US Treasury department has dropped the designation of China as a currency manipulator. Plus, tonight, six Democratic hopefuls will take part in the final US presidential primary debate before the crucial Iowa caucuses. The FT’s Lauren Fedor reports on how the candidates are doing in the 2020 race for the White House.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/01/209m 55s

Monday, January 13

Nissan executives have accelerated secret contingency planning for a potential split from Renault, the head of MI5 says he has “no reason to think” that the UK’s intelligence-sharing relationship with the US would be hit if Britain adopted Huawei technology in its 5G mobile phone network, and JAB Holdings-owned Panera Bread is set to reduce the proportion of meat-based items on its menu by a third. Plus, the crisis at Boeing has deepened after the release of damning internal messages. The FT’s Claire Bushey reports on what it means for the company as the new chief executive, David Calhoun, begins today.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/01/208m 24s

Friday, January 10

The US House of Representatives votes in favour of limiting president Donald Trump’s military powers against Iran, Western intelligence officials believe a plane that crashed in Iran killing 176 people was mistakenly brought down by an Iranian missile, and Britain is preparing to activate a new post-Brexit sanctions regime. Plus, the FT’s Patrick McGee breaks down both the outlandish and realistic ideas that came out of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/01/209m 16s

Thursday, January 9

Donald Trump backs away from military action against Iran, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen visits London in her first meeting with UK prime minister Boris Johnson, and Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman promote their new mobile video start-up, Quibi. Plus, the FT’s Chloe Cornish reports on Carlos Ghosn’s first press conference since his escape from Japan.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/01/209m 59s

Wednesday, January 8

Iran fires more than a dozen missiles at bases in Iraq hosting American troops in retaliation for the US killing of Qassem Soleimani. Plus, Bank of England governor Mark Carney says central banks are running low on ammunition to fight a recession, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó reclaims his post as the head of congress, Boeing recommends simulator training for 737 Max pilots, and US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans have the votes to move ahead with Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Then, Josh Chaffin reports on the Green Beret ex-con who allegedly helped Carlos Ghosn escape Japan.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/01/209m 42s

Tuesday, January 7

The top US military official denied that America would be pulling troops out of Iraq, blaming a leaked “draft” letter indicating otherwise. Plus, Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, said he is willing to testify in the president’s Senate impeachment trial if subpoenaed, and disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein faces new sexual assault charges in Los Angeles as he prepares for the start of a criminal trial in Manhattan.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/01/207m 45s

Monday, January 6

France warns the US about the repercussions of imposing tariffs in response to the digital services tax on the likes of Google and Amazon, Boris Johnson is expected to pressure the European Commission to fast-track Brexit-related trade talks, and Spain is one step closer to its first coalition government in modern times after a parliamentary vote on Sunday. Plus, the FT’s Katrina Manson reports on the fallout from the US assassination of Qassem Soleimani.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/01/209m 17s
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