Money Talks from The Economist

Money Talks from The Economist

By The Economist

Our editors and correspondents give their authoritative take on the markets, the economy and the world of business. Published every Thursday by Economist Podcasts.

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Episodes

Money Talks: Discredit Suisse

Few would have predicted that the demise of Silicon Valley Bank, a niche Californian lender, would be followed by the failure of Credit Suisse. But on March 19 the banking crisis reached Zurich, where regulators brokered a fire sale that saw the ailing 167-year-old bank sold to rival UBS.On this week’s podcast, hosts Alice Fulwood, Tom Lee-Devlin and Mike Bird chart the spread of the crisis and examine its fallout. Richard Berner, a former advisor to the Treasury Secretary, explains: “Silicon Valley Bank was not systemic in life, but proved to be systemic in death.” And Huw van Steenis, who used to advise the chief executive of UBS, explains how the crisis has roiled bond markets.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/03/23·46m 18s

Money Talks: What went wrong at SVB?

Until last week, most people beyond California and the tech world probably hadn’t heard of Silicon Valley Bank, but its swift collapse made headlines across the globe. On this week’s podcast, hosts Alice Fulwood, Tom Lee-Devlin and Mike Bird examine what brought the bank down and to what extent the panic has been contained–or might still be spreading. Peter Conti-Brown from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School says incompetence was behind the bank’s collapse. And former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers tells them the US government’s decision to guarantee deposits should be enough to restore confidence in the banks and prevent fear spreading.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/03/23·44m 13s

Money Talks: The rise of the robots

Robots are getting better and cheaper—and that means they will play a much larger role in our lives. They are already reaching beyond the car plants and warehouses, where they have become commonplace, to turn their mechanised hands to making cocktails and cooking chicken. But what will that mean for the economy?On this week’s podcast, hosts Tom Lee-Devlin, Alice Fulwood and Mike Bird examine whether the rise of the machines is good for workers and hear from Korea, where there are more robots per factory worker than any other country on earth. Kim Povlsen, the boss of robot-maker Universal Robots, says greater automation is needed as populations age and labour shortages become increasingly severe. And Susanne Bieller from the International Federation of Robotics, a global industry group, gives a glimpse of what the future might have in store.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/03/23·36m 14s

Money Talks: Not made in China

China was the source of $1trn-worth of electronic goods and components in 2021, roughly a third of the global total. And it’s not just consumer electronics that begin their life in China. The country is the source of everything from childrens’ toys to medical equipment—it dominates the global supply chain. But manufacturers are increasingly looking elsewhere to make their products as China’s rising wages and growing tensions with the US make its factories less attractive than its neighbours.On this week’s podcast, hosts Mike Bird, Alice Fulwood and Tom Lee-Devlin look at Asia’s alternative manufacturing hubs. Manmohan Sodhi, professor of operations and supply chain management at Bayes business school in London, tells them that manufacturing requires more than just factories—it also needs universities, labs and designers. Former diplomat and trade negotiator Wendy Cutler, who is now vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute, says today’s China-centric supply chain structure is no longer sustainable.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/23·40m 20s

Money Talks: Could K-pop become a monopoly?

The rise of Korea’s musicians from local celebrities to international superstars is credited to Lee Soo-man, the godfather of K-pop. The industry he developed gave rise to groups like BTS, which has been the biggest-selling band in the world for two years running. Now, Lee has sold most of his stake in SM Entertainment, the company he founded, to one of its biggest rivals.On this week’s podcast, hosts Mike Bird, Alice Fulwood and Tom Lee-Devlin delve into the world of K-pop and examine how the businesses making one of Korea's newest export industries operate. Author, Mark Russell, tells them how K-pop went global. Analyst, Bokyung Suh, breaks down the secret to its commercial success, and explains whether fans should fear a potential K-pop commercial monopoly.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/23·35m 43s

Money Talks: The king of quants

Quantitative investors are known for their cool, mathematical approach to investing. They build models which search for patterns across huge data sets to discern where they should invest. The frenzied “bubble in everything” wrongfooted many quants in 2020–but the stock markets return to Earth, which crippled many traditional funds, generated huge returns for the quants in 2022. Nowhere was this clearer than in the performance of AQR Capital Management, a quant fund run by Cliff Asness. Its long-running strategy returned 43.5% last year, net of fees. On this week’s podcast, hosts Alice Fulwood, Tom Lee-Devlin and Mike Bird speak to Cliff Asness, the co-founder and chief investment officer of AQR, one of the world’s biggest quant fund managers. He tells them why he’s more open than his competitors and what still keeps him up at night. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks  For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/23·40m 49s

Money Talks: Adani’s short story

Just weeks ago, Gautam Adani was the third richest person in the world. But he was caught short when Hindenburg Research, a small American short-seller, issued a report that spooked investors, wiping $100bn from the value of Adani firms.On this week’s podcast, hosts Mike Bird, Alice Fulwood and Tom Lee-Devlin examine the allegations levelled at Adani’s firms, which the company has forcefully denied. The Economist’s Mumbai bureau chief, Tom Easton, talks them through Hindenburg’s report and Adani’s response. Analyst Mahesh Vyas considers the impact on Adani’s ability to borrow to fund infrastructure projects. And short-seller Andrew Left describes what it’s like to hit send on a report that’s intended to crash a firm’s stock price.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/23·45m 20s

Money Talks: Goldman Sags

Goldman once dominated Wall Street. In 2009, after the financial crisis, when most financial institutions were left reeling, Goldman had its best year ever. It appeared an apex-predator, one that could outsmart its rivals in even the toughest environments. But the last decade has been humbling for Goldman.On this week’s podcast, hosts Alice Fulwood, Tom Lee-Devlin and Mike Bird ask what is going wrong with Goldman Sachs. We hear how the bank grew from a basement office selling promissory notes in downtown Manhattan to become the most revered name on Wall Street. Analyst Steven Chubak tells us when things changed for Goldman, and how it is trying to adapt. And The Economist's Patrick Foulis says the bank’s mystique is at odds with its “mediocre, pedestrian and humdrum” valuation.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/23·38m 16s

Money Talks: Can Disney rekindle the magic?

The Walt Disney Company turns 100 years old this week. But the silver screen success that helped it become the world’s biggest entertainment company will not be enough to keep it on top for another century. As households swap cable packages for streaming, and kids turn to gaming, rather than movies, Disney needs reanimating.On this week’s podcast, hosts Tom Lee-Devlin, Alice Fulwood and Mike Bird ask whether Disney has lost its touch. The Economist’s Tom Wainwright takes us on a tour of the Magic Kingdom, to assess its sprawling empire. Analyst Rich Greenfield explains why the company is losing billions on streaming. And Matthew Ball, former head of strategy for Amazon Studios, tells us about the big bet Disney needs to make if it wants to retain its crown.For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/23·41m 26s

Money Talks: How globalisation gave way

America has changed the way it views the rest of the world. Rather than pushing for a more globalised economy with fewer trade barriers, the US is now seeking a more protected system of international trade. President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act promises nearly $400bn to boost clean energy and reduce dependence on China for things like batteries for electric cars. The Chips Act, meanwhile, provides incentives worth $52bn to boost America’s semiconductor industry.On this week’s podcast, hosts Mike Bird and Alice Fulwood examine what this new zero-sum era means for the global economy. Chad Bown from the Peterson Institute for International Economics tells them the age of globalisation isn’t returning any time soon. Henry Gao from Singapore Management University blames America’s attempt to “out-China China by becoming more like China”.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/23·41m 12s

Money Talks: The new power in the North Sea

For decades, the North Sea’s fierce gales have created a challenge for those extracting the oil and gas buried beneath its swells. But the region’s poor weather is also the key to its future: offshore wind. And the plans are surprisingly ambitious.On this week’s podcast, hosts Tom Lee-Devlin, Alice Fulwood and Mike Bird ask whether the North Sea can turn green. The Economist’s Matthieu Favas says wind farms in the North Sea could power Europe’s 200m homes. Jesper Frost Rasmussen, mayor of Esbjerg, explains how the offshore wind industry has changed life in the Danish port town. Ulrik Stridbæk of Orsted, the world’s largest offshore wind developer, says that some sites are already generating the same amount of power as a large nuclear power station. Plus, we speak to Thomas Dalsgaard about why his firm, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, wants to build a physical island 100 kilometres off the coast of Denmark. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/23·35m 2s

Money Talks: The economics of thinness

Across the rich world there is a negative relationship between incomes and weight, as measured by body mass index. The richer people are, the thinner they tend to be. But separate the data by gender and a startling gap appears. Rich women are much thinner than poorer ones; but rich men and poor men are just as likely to be overweight or obese.On this week’s podcast, hosts Alice Fulwood and Thomas Lee-Devlin examine why it may be rational, in economic terms, for ambitious women to pursue thinness. John Cawley of Cornell University explains his research that suggests overweight women have lower salaries than their thinner peers. We examine the legacy of Helen Gurley Brown, the outspoken former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, who championed dieting to get ahead. And Jennifer Shinall, a law professor at Vanderbilt University, considers potential solutions to weight-based discrimination.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/23·34m 2s

Money Talks: TikTok’s ticking time bomb—an episode from our archive

It’s the fastest growing app in the world, filled with dance trends, cats misbehaving, and questionable financial advice. Teenagers love it; Western politicians are less convinced. Could TikTok’s popularity be its downfall?In one of our favourite episodes of 2022, hosts Mike Bird, Alice Fulwood and Soumaya Keynes investigate just who is afraid of TikTok’s growing influence. First, our media editor Tom Wainwright unpacks the relationship between TikTok, its parent company ByteDance, and its Chinese twin, Douyin. Then, AB Bernstein’s Robin Zhu outlines just how big a threat the app poses to the likes of Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube. Plus, Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr outlines his concerns about TikTok’s ability to harvest user data. And we ask: how long before this ticking geopolitical time-bomb blows up? Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/12/22·38m 5s

Money Talks: Is Christmas becoming more efficient?

Economists are a gloomy lot, and no less so at Christmas. Whereas most people see gift-giving as a source of joy, economists fret about the potential for misallocated resources. One Scrooge-ish study found that, on average, $100 spent on gifts was worth the same as around $85 of cash spent directly by the recipient. But are there reasons to believe that over time, Christmas is becoming more efficient?On this week’s podcast, hosts Soumaya Keynes, Mike Bird and Alice Fulwood hear from the father of Scroogenomics, Joel Waldfogel, about why Christmas may be improving for economists—even if it means fewer presents. And they speak to The Economist’s Ore Ogunbiyi about the nightmare after Christmas for retailers.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/22·39m 28s

Money Talks: The changing ideology of Silicon Valley

Startup founders in Silicon Valley are often motivated by an almost religious idealism: young tech workers, looking to move fast and break things, want to use technology to make the world a better place. But 2022 has brought about a reckoning: the business models of once-star firms, such as Uber and Meta, are under threat; the allure of the dishevelled whizz-kid has been undermined by the downfall of Sam Bankman-Fried; and the expense of Palo Alto has pushed plucky startups out. The Bay Area has often been populated by liberals, but many of tech’s heroes, like Elon Musk and Marc Andreessen, have shifted to the right. On this week’s podcast, hosts Mike Bird, Soumaya Keynes and Alice Fulwood ask whether Silicon Valley has lost its religion. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the University of Washington, reveals the Valley’s past. And Adrian Daub, the author of “What Tech Calls Thinking”, tells us that the secret of the successful founder is to bamboozle regulators while they make a bit more money.To help us improve our podcasts, please fill out a short questionnaire at economist.com/moneytalkssurveySign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/22·40m 45s

Money Talks: China reopens

China’s draconian zero-covid policies have required repeated and lengthy lockdowns, enormous make-shift quarantine facilities, and endless testing for the population. They have also done real damage to its economy. After rare outbreaks of protest against the policy in several cities, the strict rules that have smothered normal life around the country are being relaxed, after almost three years in place.On this week’s podcast, hosts Mike Bird, Soumaya Keynes and Alice Fulwood ask what this means for the Chinese economy—and the world. One of China’s best-known investors, Fred Hu, tells us the policy has been driving China’s economy “to the ground” and Goldman Sachs’ Andrew Tilton says that restrictions have shaved up to 5% off GDP growth. But what will happen as China opens up?Take our listener survey at economist.com/moneytalkssurveySign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/22·35m 59s

Money Talks: The new rules of investment

High inflation, amid warnings of a global recession, is forcing investors to tear up the rule book. Since the financial crisis, bonds have been seen as a safe bet—even if they did not promise much of a return. Equity markets, led by soaring tech stocks, were where fortunes were made. Both have plunged this year. In a world where rising interest rates have left governments worrying about how to afford their debts, and companies will struggle to raise cash, investors need new strategies.On this week’s podcast, hosts Alice Fulwood, Soumaya Keynes and Mike Bird ask what those new rules of investing look like. Wei Li, global chief investment strategist for the world’s biggest investor, BlackRock, argues this new macroeconomic era is here to stay. And Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser to Allianz, says investors need to focus on picking winners within stocks and bonds.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/22·39m 3s

Money Talks: Why it’s time to talk about Indonesia

Indonesia is the world’s third-largest producer of coal. Not only does it power the country, it powers the economy. But the country’s president, Joko Widodo, wants to change that. Indonesia is garnering global attention due to its stock of nickel and cobalt, core elements in the batteries needed for the booming electric vehicle industry. Can the government swap the fossil-fuel-powered economy to one that runs on batteries instead?On this week’s podcast, hosts Soumaya Keynes, Mike Bird and Alice Fulwood ask whether Indonesia can really go green. Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist’s editor-in-chief, sits down with Joko Widodo to find out if he is the man to wean the country off coal. Finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati and education minister Nadiem Makarim tell us how to train a generation of battery-makers. And Patrick Foulis, our business-affairs editor, warns of a red flag.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/22·38m 36s

Money Talks: The cryptocalypse

Until last week, Sam Bankman-Fried - or SBF as he’s become known - was crypto’s poster-child. He was a regular in Washington, DC where he schmoozed journalists, regulators and lawmakers alike. He funded political campaigns and sponsored sports teams ranging from basketball to Formula One. For many, the floppy-haired, 30-year-old once-billionaire wasn’t just the face of his crypto trading firm FTX, he was the face of crypto. But last week, SBJ’s business, which was valued at $32bn at the start of the year, collapsed into bankruptcy and now he is being investigated by regulators and law-enforcement agencies.On this week’s “Money Talks’, hosts Alice Fulwood and Soumaya Keynes ask whether the crypto phenomenon can survive the loss of a figurehead. They speak with Alesia Haas, the CFO of the second-largest exchange Coinbase. And hear from some of the recipients of SBF’s contributions to the effective altruism movement about what’s next. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/22·44m 1s

Money Talks: Is pay transparency good?

On November 1st, New York City’s workers woke up to a new reality: every job listing for work that could be done in one of the five boroughs now had a stated salary band. Gossips rejoiced. But who does the law really benefit?On this week’s podcast, hosts Soumaya Keynes, Mike Bird and Alice Fulwood look at the pros and cons of pay transparency. First, they hear from Harvard Business School’s Zoe Cullen who says wages fell by 2% on average when firms opened up about pay. Then, they speak to Joel Gascoigne, the founder of online marketing firm Buffer, who went further than companies in New York and published each of his employees’ salaries, by name, on the company’s website (it lists his salary as $298,958). And then they go to Norway, where incomes have always been publicly available - and hear about the unexpected consequences on happiness when you can easily see what your friends, neighbours and enemies earn. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalksFor full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/22·34m 15s

Money Talks: The tech reckoning

Most of America’s biggest technology firms are having a bad time - and not just the ones who have been recently acquired by a mercurial billionaire. More than $1tn has been wiped from their market value in recent weeks. Is the sell-off just investor jitters? Or is it a symptom of something more fundamental about the future of the sector? On this week’s podcast, hosts Soumaya Keynes, Mike Bird and Alice Fulwood are joined by our technology editor Tom Wainwright and global business correspondent Thomas Lee-Devlin to diagnose the common problem facing the movers (like Uber), the streamers (like Netflix) and the creepers (like Facebook owner, Meta). And we ask what they can learn from China, where tech behemoth Alibaba has seen its share price plunge by 77% from a 2020 peak. Plus, we ask if this is a turning point - what does that mean for the future of the formerly most profitable sector in America?Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/22·35m 28s

Money Talks: Wall Street's top cop

Gary Gensler has spent just a little over a year and a half as the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), America’s top markets regulator. In that time, he’s proposed 40 separate filings for rules, given 60 speeches, and intervened, in sometimes controversial ways, in everything from crypto to SPACs to environmental regulations. In other words: he is getting a lot done and making a lot of people angry. On this week’s episode, hosts Alice Fulwood, Mike Bird and Soumaya Keynes sit down with Mr Gensler to try and figure out what he wants to accomplish and how he plans on getting it all done. They discuss everything from the functioning of the Treasury market, to efforts to prioritise retail investors in the wake of the meme-stock craze, to why he thought it was important that the SEC fine the reality television star Kim Kardashian.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/22·37m 0s

Money Talks: How to rebuild Ukraine

Ukraine’s economy is both hurting and defying expectations. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that GDP will shrink by 35% this year and inflation is running at 24%. Yet slowly and grimly the country’s economy has adapted to war—and seems to be growing again. What can and should the long march back to normalcy look like?On this week’s podcast, hosts Mike Bird, Soumaya Keynes and Alice Fulwood are joined by our European economics editor Christian Odendahl and our Europe correspondent Matt Steinglass, who is in Ukraine, to discuss the country’s economic future. They hear from Yuriy Ryzhenkov, the boss of Metinvest, Ukraine’s largest steel company and the owner of the factory that became the site of a deadly siege in Mariupol, about how the firm is adapting. And Vladyslav Rashkovan, the alternate executive director at the IMF responsible for Ukraine, outlines the key areas Western powers should be thinking about in terms of their plans to offer reconstruction aid to the country.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/10/22·39m 29s

Money Talks: Panic economics

This year’s Nobel prize in economics was awarded to Ben Bernanke, Philip Dybvig, and Douglas Diamond for their pioneering research into the role that banks play in financial crises. On this week’s episode, hosts Soumaya Keynes, Mike Bird and Alice Fulwood speak with Professors Dybvig and Diamond about their eponymous model of financial panics - one economics’ most cited papers - and ask whether policymakers have truly absorbed their insights.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/22·38m 34s

Money Talks: Managing the consultants

The image of management consultants has taken a pounding in recent years, giving the industry a reputation for unscrupulousness on par with investment bankers. And a recent difficulties and controversies at the three most prestigious firms - McKinsey, Bain and Boston Consulting Group (BCG), known collectively as MBB - hasn’t exactly helped the perception that they serve mostly to bamboozle CEOs while collecting fat fees. Can the industry be reformed?On this week’s episode, hosts Mike Bird, Alice Fulwood and Soumaya Keynes are joined by our global business correspondent Thomas Lee Devlin to find out more about the booming business for advice, and the problems that bedevilling the industrry. They also speak with New York Times journalists Michael Forsythe and Walt Bogdanich about their newly-published book, “When McKinsey Comes to Town”, looking at failures at the most prestigious consultancy, McKinsey - failures that McKinsey says misrepresent its business. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/22·32m 44s

Money Talks: The rate shock

The world’s financial markets are going through their most painful adjustment since the global financial crisis. Global stock markets have sold off sharply and bond markets are on course for their worst year since 1949. The British pound briefly fell to its lowest level ever against the dollar. And the Japanese government has intervened to prop up the value of the yen for the first time since 1998. What’s underlying this shift?On this week’s episode, hosts Alice Fulwood, Mike Bird and Soumaya Keynes are joined by our business affairs editor Patrick Foulis to parse the fallout from this month’s synchronous decision by the majority of the world’s central banks to raise interest rates. They’ll look at the idiosyncrasies of two outliers: Britain, where the government’s tax cuts are at odds with the Bank of England’s desire to reign in prices, and Japan, where the central bank recently decided to keep rates negative. Plus, Blue Bay Asset Management’s chief investment officer Mark Dowding explains why he’s decided to bet against sterling. And former Bank of Japan policy committee member Goushi Kataoka outlines why he thinks a weak yen could spell opportunity for Japan’s ailing economy.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/22·33m 51s

Money Talks: Beyond seasonable doubt

Lawsuits aimed at green-house gas emissions are a growing trend, and better science is making them more precise. As ESG comes under attack, could these suits represent a different front in pressuring companies to act on climate change?On this week’s episode, hosts Alice Fulwood and Mike Bird speak with our environment editor Catherine Brahic about the rise in climate litigation aimed at holding companies responsible for climate change. Then, we head to Peru, to meet the farmer at the centre of a potentially seismic court case against Germany’s largest electricity firm. Finally, Sophie Marjanac of the environmental organisation ClientEarth explains why the law can be a useful way to outline the responsibilities of corporations when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions and who pays the costs of a warming planet.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/22·37m 50s

Money talks: India's moment

India’s economy recently overtook Britain’s to be the world’s fifth largest, and it’s on track to be the fastest growing big economy this year. Part of what’s powering that growth is renewed domestic investment by the country’s big conglomerates. Could this be the year that India’s promise is realised?On this week’s episode, hosts Mike Bird, Soumaya Keynes and Alice Fulwood examine what’s powering India’s growth. First, Natarajan Chandrasekaran, the chairman of India’s biggest conglomerate, Tata Sons, explains why the company is investing $90bn domestically. Then, our global energy and climate innovation editor Vijay Vaitheeswaran heads to Pune, where he finds that India’s green energy transition is well underway. Finally, our Mumbai bureau chief Tom Easton takes a tour of Tamil Nadu, where he sees factories rapidly being built to help power India’s domestic manufacturing transition. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalksFor full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/22·36m 50s

Money Talks: Running on empty

Europe is facing a catastrophic energy crisis. Prices for the natural gas needed to power many of its electricity plants have increased ten-fold since last summer. Most recently, Russia has choked off gas supplies to the Nord Stream 1 pipeline in retaliation against the G-7’s decision to put a cap on Russian oil prices. What needs to be done to keep homes warm this winter?On this week’s episode, hosts Soumaya Keynes, Alice Fulwood and Mike Bird investigate the options facing European governments as they scramble to tackle soaring consumer energy bills. First, our Europe economics editor Christian Odendahl explains the extent of the problem and the structural factors that underpin it. Then, the IMF’s Assistant Director for Europe Oya Celasun describes how direct cash support can protect the poor from surging energy prices. Finally, Scottish Power chief executive Keith Anderson outlines his plan for a state-supported price freeze and structural reform of the UK’s energy market.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/22·37m 41s

Money Talks: Will the electric vehicle boom go bust?

This month, California banned the sale of petrol cars by 2035. It could prompt a third of American states to embrace electric vehicles more quickly. But America is a laggard when it comes to the EV revolution. The European Parliament voted in June for a ban on sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2035. Japan and others are also aiming for a ban by 2035. But government efforts to encourage consumers to switch to buying electric cars could run into the reality that there isn’t yet enough capacity to manufacture the batteries necessary to power all those cars. On this week’s episode, hosts Alice Fulwood, Soumaya Keynes and Mike Bird look at whether the EV boom could go bust before it gets going. They’re joined by our industry editor Simon Wright who lays out the challenges battery manufacturers face in getting raw materials. Then, Peter Carlsson, the chief executive of European battery manufacturer Northvolt, outlines the challenges his firm faced in building a gigafactory in Sweden. Finally, Ford’s vice-president of sustainability Bob Holycross explains why the carmaker sees the switch to EVs as a refounding of the company.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/22·37m 47s

Money Talks: Who is winning the sanctions war?

At the outset of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the West united to impose unprecedented sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s regime. Six months on, a furious debate has erupted about the true state of Russia’s economy, which has so far defied the gloomiest predictions.. So is the West losing the sanctions war?On this week’s episode, hosts Soumaya Keynes, Mike Bird and Alice Fulwood are joined by senior economics writer Callum Williams to investigate why Russia’s economy is doing better than expected. Then Nicholas Mulder, assistant professor of history at Cornell University, explains how long it has taken for sanctions to have an impact in the past. Finally, deputy chief economist at the Institute for International Finance Elina Ribakova outlines what further measures the West could take.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/22·38m 58s

Money Talks: Land, locked

Mortgage boycotts that began in Jiangxi, China have spread to nearly 100 cities across the country, threatening over 320 real estate projects. They add more trouble to a property market that was already in turmoil and portend future pain in the world’s second largest economy.On this week’s episode, hosts Mike Bird, Soumaya Keynes and Alice Fulwood are joined by our China economics editor, Simon Cox, and our China business and finance editor, Don Weinland, to find what’s causing the crisis. First, University of California San Diego associate professor Victor Shih explains why the roots of this crisis go as far back as the early 1990s. Then, investor Andrew Left re-evaluates his report from 2012 in which he said the now-bankrupt Evergrande - once China’s second-largest property developer - was a fraud. The call got him banned from trading on Hong Kong’s stock exchange. And finally, they ask what this could mean politically for the Chinese government. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalksFor full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/22·39m 11s

Money Talks: Fragile economies

From Sri Lanka to Pakistan, El Salvador to Ghana, Egypt to Tunisia, some emerging economies are feeling the pain of rising commodity prices, higher interest rates and a strong dollar. Is a wave of historic debt defaults coming for emerging markets?On this week’s episode, hosts Soumaya Keynes, Mike Bird, and Alice Fulwood continue their exploration of the impact of the strong dollar. First, Kroll chief economist Megan Greene explains which countries she thinks are most vulnerable. Then, a look at what was behind the Latin American debt crisis of the 1980s, which led to an economic downturn more severe than the Great Depression. Finally, our trade and economics editor Ryan Avent says that many nations have learned lessons from past crises that could help them weather this difficult period.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/22·33m 2s

Money Talks: Top dollar

This year, the dollar is up by 15% against the yen, 10% against the pound and 5% against the yuan. In July, it briefly hit parity against the Euro, something that last happened two decades ago. What’s behind the greenback’s rise?In this week’s show, hosts Mike Bird, Alice Fulwood and Soumaya Keynes examine what the dollar’s strength says about its role as the world’s dominant reserve currency. First, our US economics editor Simon Rabinovitch goes in search of lunch to determine if the dollar is overvalued. Then, Eurizon chief executive Stephen Jen tells us why the dollar is smiling. Finally Megan Greene, a senior fellow at Brown University and global chief economist for CRO, explains why efforts to replace the dollar as the world’s reserve currency have mostly failed.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/22·39m 42s

Money Talks: How should crypto be regulated?

The crypto winter has left many investors out in the cold. People have lost money as lending platforms have gone bust and complex stablecoin systems have unravelled. The push for better guardrails to be put in place has accelerated. But how do you protect consumers without stifling innovation?This week hosts Alice Fulwood, Mike Bird and Soumaya Keynes hear from Senator Cynthia Lummis, co-author of a bill that would split oversight of crypto in the US between existing agencies. They then speak to the head of one of those agencies, Rostin Behnam from the CFTC, about the role it can play. And our editor Kim Gittleson heads to an industry gathering in Paris, to find out how European crypto insiders are reacting to attempts to regulate them.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalksFor full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/07/22·41m 15s

Money Talks: The backlash against ESG

One of the hottest areas of investing in recent years has been ESG: using environmental, social, and governance metrics as ways to assess potential investments. But the idea that you can make profits with purpose has recently come under pressure. Elon Musk has called ESG a scam; German police have just launched “greenwashing” raids; and insiders are spilling the beans. For something with hints of a moral crusade, ESG is in danger of turning into an unholy mess. On this week’s episode, hosts Alice Fulwood, Soumaya Keynes and Mike Bird investigate the problems plaguing ESG, and ask if the industry can survive. Blackrock’s former co-Chief Sustainability Officer Tariq Fancy explains why he decided the industry wasn’t fit for purpose. Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, argues that the private sector has an important role to play alongside government policy. And Henry Tricks, the author of our special report on ESG, explains why he thinks the industry should focus solely on reducing emissions - and jettison the S and G. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/07/22·43m 43s

Money Talks: Britain's growth crisis

Britain’s Conservative party may be changing leadership, but it will take a lot more than that to change the country's gloomy economic situation. Prices are rising at their fastest pace in 40 years–at one of the highest rates in the West. The cost of servicing the country’s ballooning debt has increased. And a recession is looming. On this week’s episode, hosts Soumaya Keynes, Alice Fulwood and Mike Bird investigate just what’s behind Britain’s growth crisis. First, they ask our Britain editor Andrew Palmer how much of the current situation is down to Boris Johnson’s government’s economic policies and the OBR’s David Miles explains how much space the incoming government has to cut taxes. Then, Anna Valero of London School of Economics explains what’s behind Britain’s tepid growth: a productivity crisis. The Economist’s Joshua Roberts shows venture capital’s role. Finally, they ask just what can be done to get Britain’s economy back on track. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks and sign up to our new, six-week online course "Fintech and the Future of Finance" at economist.com/futureoffinance. Use discount code ‘moneytalks’ for a special offer. For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/07/22·39m 50s

Money Talks: TikTok’s ticking time bomb

It’s the fastest growing app in the world, filled with dance trends, cats misbehaving, and questionable financial advice. Teenagers love it; Western politicians are less convinced. Could TikTok’s popularity be its downfall? This week, hosts Mike Bird, Alice Fulwood and Soumaya Keynes investigate just who is afraid of TikTok’s growing influence. First, our media editor Tom Wainwright unpacks the relationship between TikTok, its parent company ByteDance, and its Chinese twin, Douyin. Then, AB Bernstein’s Robin Zhu outlines just how big a threat the app poses to the likes of Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube. Plus, Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr outlines his concerns about TikTok’s ability to harvest user data. And we ask: how long before this ticking geopolitical time-bomb blows up? Correction: An earlier version of this podcast said that the Chinese Communist Party recently took a 1% ownership stake in ByteDance. It was Chinese state-owned enterprises who recently took a 1% stake in a Chinese subsidiary of ByteDance. Apologies. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/22·37m 28s

Money Talks: Crypto winter is here

In much of the northern hemisphere, it is summer. But in the world of crypto, winter has arrived. The price of bitcoin, which has been hovering around $20,000, is 70% below its peak of last year. In fact, the entire market capitalisation of the cryptoverse has shrunk by more than two-thirds since November 2021. Is this, as the crypto bulls say, a much needed correction? Or is this the beginning of a domino effect that could see the entire decentralised finance system unravel?This week, hosts Alice Fulwood, Mike Bird and Soumaya Keynes first look at why this crash is different from the many that have come before in the short life-span of cryptocurrencies. Then, they ask what weaknesses have been exposed in this downturn. Will this downturn finally see the end of the crypto hype and bust cycle?Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/06/22·38m 14s

Money Talks: House arrest

House prices across the rich world have dramatically increased since 2020. But that rapid rise could soon be coming to a sputtering halt, as central banks raise interest rates in an effort to rein in prices. Is another housing crash on the way?This week, hosts Alice Fulwood, Mike Bird and Soumaya Keynes investigate the potential fallout of rapidly rising mortgage rates. First, they speak with Dallas Federal Reserve senior research economist Enrique Martinez-Garcia, who argues that America is currently in a housing bubble. Then, our senior producer JohnJo Devlin takes a tour of one of the most exposed property markets in the world: Norway’s. Finally, our global property correspondent Vinjeru Mkandawire explains which other countries’ housing markets are most vulnerable to rising rates – and offers her opinion of the best place in the world to buy a house.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/06/22·38m 43s

Money Talks: Supply chain reactions

More than two years after the pandemic, supply chains are still snarled. Shipping times remain at record highs. Baby food, tampons, and semiconductors are all scarce. Companies are still struggling to answer a basic question: just when will all of this end? But one thing seems clear: after years of anxious speculation, the structure of the world’s supply chains have fundamentally changed.On this week’s Money Talks, hosts Soumaya Keynes, Mike Bird and Alice Fulwood go on a journey to find out what’s still leading to delays and investigate the big shifts that will continue long after shelves are finally full. They’re joined by Audrey Ross, import and export compliance manager at Orchard Custom Beauty and Chris Rogers, principal supply chain economist at Flexport, who talk about the factors that are still gumming up delivery of goods. Then, Michael Wax, co-founder of Forto, explains why digitising the industry could help speed up shipping times. Finally, our US business editor Charlotte Howard unpacks what all of this will mean for supply chains in the future and why the old system might be finished.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/06/22·37m 37s

Money Talks: The fight for financial supremacy in Asia

For decades, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore have been the three heavyweight cities in Asian business and finance, with Hong Kong the undisputed champion. But as the city-state’s draconian security law and zero covid policy begin to bite, its rivals are going for the title.In this week’s Money Talks, hosts Mike Bird and Soumaya Keynes investigate whether Singapore or Shanghai could take the lead as Asia’s main financial centre. First, they ask Michael Mainelli of think-tank Z/Yen what makes a financial centre. Then, our China business and finance editor Don Weinland makes the case for Shanghai, James Crabtree of the International Institute for Strategic Studies gives the view from Singapore and our China correspondent Sue-Lin Wong argues we shouldn’t count out Hong Kong just yet.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/06/22·37m 36s

Money Talks: The Alexander technique (update)

A hundred years ago, Sadie Alexander became the first African American to receive a PhD in economics and then spent a career fighting racial discrimination. This spring, the American Economic Association made her a distinguished fellow, their first ever posthumous award. We’ve decided to update this episode we first ran in December 2020 looking at her forgotten contributions to the field. Soumaya Keynes hosts.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalksPlease subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/22·24m 52s

Money Talks: The next recession

Since 1900, the global economy has fallen into a recession about once a decade on average. In 2020, the world experienced the deepest downturn since the second world war. Just two years on, is another recession on the way? This week, hosts Soumaya Keynes and Mike Bird focus on the economic slowdown in the world’s two biggest economies - in America and in China – and ask what could be done to prevent a full blown recession. They’re joined by our US economics editor Simon Rabinovitch in Washington, D.C., who asks former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and Saint Louis Federal Reserve president James Bullard to weigh up the likelihood of a recession in America this year. Plus, London School of Economics associate professor Keyu Jin gives us the view from Beijing.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/05/22·39m 34s

Money Talks: Worse than the average bear (market)

The beginning of 2022 has been particularly brutal for stock markets. The S&P 500 had its worst April since 1970, the past seven weeks have marked the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s longest losing streak since 1980, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq has fallen 20% from its peak, putting it officially in bear market territory. This week, hosts Mike Bird, Alice Fulwood and Soumaya Keyes start small then zoom out. First, they look at what’s behind the crypto crash and hear from one unlucky investor who lost it all. Then, they speak with Rebecca Patterson, hedge fund Bridgewater’s chief investment strategist, who connects the dots between the crypto carnage and the rising power of retail investors. And finally, legendary bear market investor Jeremy Grantham explains why he thinks the stock market bubble hasn’t fully burst yet.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/05/22·40m 41s

Money Talks: Out of gas

Russia’s trade surplus has continued to grow, even in the wake of Western sanctions. It’s now forecast to be double what it was last year. That’s prompted an acknowledgement among Western countries that more needs to be done to squeeze the country economically. Recently, the G7 announced plans to completely wean itself off of Russian oil; the European Union is trying to follow suit. But that still leaves a gigantic loophole: natural gas.In this week’s episode, host Mike Bird goes back to a key point in the 1970s to find out how Germany, Europe’s largest economy, became so reliant on Russian gas. Our European economics editor Christian Odendahl and our Berlin bureau chief Vendeline Von Bredow examine the geopolitical fallout from Germany’s misguided energy policy. And Georg Zachmann of the Bruegel Institute explains why liquified natural gas could potentially be part of the short-term solution.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at www.economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/05/22·33m 42s

Money Talks: Proxy wars

A record number of company shareholders have put forward resolutions at annual meetings this year, pressuring companies on everything from their environmental practices to political donations. Host Alice Fulwood asks our US business editor Charlotte Howard why the new frontline in corporate purpose has shifted to proxy battles. Plus, our US audio correspondent Stevie Hertz heads to Nebraska to find out more about a contentious resolution to unseat Warren Buffett from Berkshire Hathaway. And Thomas DiNapoli, the head of one of America’s largest pension funds, explains why the fund is supporting resolutions on everything from worker’s rights at Starbucks to racial equity at Amazon this year and weighs in on the spat between Disney and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/05/22·33m 31s

Money Talks: Breaking the bank? Part two

Thirty years ago, rich-world central banks started winning the fight against inflation. More recently, they have begun to fight new battles, including against climate change or inequality. As the old enemy of inflation returns, in this two-part series, host Soumaya Keynes asks if central banks are fighting on too many fronts. In part two, Simon Rabinovitch, our US economics editor, asks former president of the New York Federal Reserve William Dudley and former economic advisor to President Barack Obama Jason Furman why the Fed failed to act on rising prices. Plus, our finance editor Rachana Shanbhogue and economics editor Henry Curr debate what can be done now and what lessons the Fed’s failure can hold for other central banks around the world.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/04/22·34m 44s

Money Talks: Breaking the bank? Part one

Thirty years ago, rich-world central banks started winning the fight against inflation. More recently, they have begun to fight new battles, including against climate change or inequality. As the old enemy of inflation returns, in this two-part series, host Soumaya Keynes asks if central banks are fighting on too many fronts. In part one, Rachana Shanbhogue, our finance editor and author of a new Special Report on central banks, explains why the remit of central banks has expanded. Plus, former Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin gives us the inside story on her decision to withdraw her contentious nomination to run the central bank’s regulatory efforts, after pushback from Republican Senators over her views on climate change and monetary policy. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/04/22·34m 51s

Money Talks: Clearing the rouble

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, western nations imposed historic sanctions meant to cripple Russia's economy. In the immediate aftermath, Russia’s currency, the rouble, plummeted. Yet over the past six weeks, something strange happened. Instead of continuing its downward trajectory, by some measures, the rouble instead became the world’s best performing currency in March. Our host Mike Bird investigates what the rouble’s supposed strength can tell us about the impact of economic sanctions on Russia.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks  For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/04/22·34m 3s

Money Talks: State of the unions

We go inside two historic Amazon union votes in America. One, in Staten Island, New York, where our US audio correspondent Stevie Hertz follows the twists and turns of the first-ever successful vote to unionise a warehouse. The other was in Bessemer, Alabama. Our Mountain West correspondent Aryn Braun explains why a second run of last year’s failed vote looks set to end in defeat once again, but why the threat to Amazon’s business model persists. Then, our US business editor Charlotte Howard and senior economics writer Callum Williams ask if this is a watershed moment or a high water mark for workers’ power, given America’s tight labour market.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/04/22·37m 57s

Money Talks: The new superpowers

The transition to greener energy will shift the balance of power from oil and gas-producing countries to those with abundant deposits of materials needed for electricity grids, batteries and solar panels. Our Schumpeter columnist, Henry Tricks, and finance correspondent, Matthieu Favas, analyse who will be the winners and losers, the scale of investment needed to extract these minerals, and how history shows that sudden wealth from natural resources can be more of a curse than a blessing for the stability of nations.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/03/22·36m 34s

Money Talks: War of Interdependence

What impact will the war in Ukraine have on the world economy and globalisation? Will it reshape the existing economic order built over decades? Host Rachana Shanbhogue asks Gita Gopinath, the First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. And how will geopolitics, further disruptions to supply chains and an upswing in covid cases affect China's economy? The Economist's China economics editor, Simon Cox, and China business and finance editor, Don Weinland, assess whether China's determination to follow a zero-covid policy will hamper its prospects.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/03/22·31m 20s

Money Talks: Grain damage

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is creating one of the worst disruptions to the supply of wheat since the first world war. As prices spike, the damage from this shock will ripple right across the world⁠—affecting corn, vegetable oil, fertilisers and many other agricultural products. Can other countries fill the shortfall and who will be worst affected? Henry Tricks, our Schumpeter columnist, asks The Economist's Matthieu Favas and Charlotte Howard how serious a food crisis the world is facing.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/03/22·34m 44s

Money Talks: Houston, we have a problem

As America and Britain announced embargoes on Russian energy, our global energy and climate innovation editor Vijay Vaitheeswaran talked to oil and gas industry leaders in Houston where jaws dropped and prices soared. He asks Jose Fernandez, US undersecretary of state for economic growth, and Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency, whether the West can afford to ban Russian oil. As governments scramble to plug the shortfall, we talk to Scott Sheffield, head of Pioneer Natural Resources, and Vicki Hollub, chief executive of Occidental Petroleum, about whether this could be American shale’s big moment. And Bob Dudley, former boss of BP who now heads the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, argues the rush for energy security doesn't necessarily put the energy transition on hold. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/03/22·42m 46s

Money Talks: Sanctioning behaviour

In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the West imposed unprecedented financial sanctions, effectively freezing the reserve assets of Russia. This triggered chaos in Russia's economy and prompted president Vladimir Putin to make nuclear threats, sending shock waves around the world. Will Russia weaponise energy and cut off its oil and gas supplies to the West? And, having crossed the Rubicon, the West has a new potent weapon—its use is being watched very carefully by China.The Economist’s global energy and climate innovation editor, Vijay Vaitheeswaran, hosts with senior editor Matthew Valencia, business affairs editor Patrick Foulis and Juan Zarate, American former deputy national security adviser and author of “Treasury’s War”.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/22·38m 22s

Money Talks: Barbarians at the crossroads

Low interest rates and barely-there regulation have made the past decade a golden age for private financial markets. Once a niche pursuit, the industry is supersizing and adopting myriad new strategies to profit from different types of assets—and attract new investors. As alternative assets enter the mainstream, The Economist’s Matthew Valencia and host Alice Fulwood ask how long the private-markets party can continue.With John Connaughton, head of private equity at Bain Capital; Anne Glover, chief executive of Amadeus Capital Partners and a member of Yale University’s investment committee; and Alisa Wood, head of private markets and real-asset strategies at KKR.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/22·33m 55s

Money Talks: How high?

Persistently high inflation has brought back fears of a wage-price spiral. Our economics team Soumaya Keynes, Simon Rabinovitch and Callum Williams explore how expectations of high inflation become reality. We look at the data on whether workers or firms are winning the battle over wages. And, as they reach for all the tools at their disposal, are central banks still in control?With Julia Coronado, founder of MacroPolicy Perspectives; Ethan Harris, head of global economics at Bank of America; Dario Perkins, head of global macro at TS Lombard; and Ricardo Reis of the London School of Economics.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/22·38m 26s

Money Talks: The next financial crisis

Over the past 15 years power and risk in financial markets have shifted radically. New investors have flooded in and, buoyed by pandemic stimulus, most have had an incredible ride. But as policymakers put the brakes on, global financial markets are starting to wobble. How might this new high-tech, bank-light system fare under a serious stress test?Mike Bird hosts with Alice Fulwood, The Economist’s US finance correspondent; Greg Jensen, co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates; Robert Shiller, professor of economics at Yale University and author of “Narrative Economics”; and The Economist’s Buttonwood columnist, John O’Sullivan.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/22·39m 49s

Money Talks: Caged tiger

As China celebrates the lunar new year and the winter Olympics open in Beijing, host Mike Bird and Simon Cox, our China economics editor, size up the looming threats to economic growth. Against the mounting costs of a zero-tolerance approach to the pandemic and a sharp slowdown in the property sector, can Xi Jinping deliver on his promise of “common prosperity” for all?With Don Weinland, The Economist’s China business and finance editor; Angela Zhang, director of the Centre for Chinese Law at Hong Kong University and author of “Chinese Antitrust Exceptionalism”; and Zhu Ning, a professor at the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance and author of “China’s Guaranteed Bubble”.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/22·38m 57s

Money Talks: The energy weapon

What happens if Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine again, the West hits Russia with sanctions, and Mr Putin retaliates by shutting down supply of Russian gas? The Economist’s global energy & climate innovation editor Vijay Vaitheeswaran explores how this would rock energy markets from American shale oil to Chinese imports of LNG. What are the lessons from the last time Russia turned off the taps and how could Europe, already facing record prices, wean itself off its dependency?With Thane Gustafson, professor of energy policy at Georgetown University and author of “Klimat: Russia in the Age of Climate Change”; Amy Myers Jaffe, director of the climate policy lab at Tufts University and author of “Energy’s Digital Future”; and Daniel Yergin, vice president of IHS Markit and author of “The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations”.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/22·31m 16s

Money Talks: Moonshooters

This week Microsoft announced its biggest ever deal, spending $69bn on games publisher Activision Blizzard to advance its ambitions in gaming and the metaverse. The world’s most powerful tech companies are racing to splash their cash on frontier technologies. We crunch the numbers on where they are investing their billions and ask whether these new corporate moonshots will supercharge productivity or further entrench the giants’ dominance in the future.Rachana Shanbhogue hosts, with Kevin Scott, chief technology officer of Microsoft, and Margrethe Vestager, competition commissioner for the European Union. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/22·31m 43s

Money Talks: The bossy state

Governments around the world are deciding it is time to bring big business to heel. Host Rachana Shanbhogue and The Economist’s business editor Jan Piotrowski explore the new age of state interventionism. A suite of old tools is being dusted off and reimagined—from a return to picking winners to turning the century-old global tax system on its head. The big state is back in business.With Oren Cass, director of American Compass; Sarah Miller, founder of the American Economic Liberties Project; Christiane Arndt-Bascle, head of regulatory performance at the OECD; and Professor Michael Devereux, director of the Centre for Business Taxes at Oxford University.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/22·34m 43s

Money Talks: Rags to riches

How did second-hand clothes become fashion’s hottest buy? Online resale and rental firms are changing the calculus on what it means to buy fashion “as an investment”. Host Alice Fulwood speaks to entrepreneurs and economists to find out how technology is creating new markets and why consumers are saying out with the new and in with the old.With Eshita Kabra-Davies, founder of By Rotation; Francesca Muston, vice president of fashion at forecaster WGSN; James Reinhart, founder of thredUP; Professor Alvin Roth, economist at Stanford University and Julie Wainwright, founder of The RealReal.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/22·29m 20s

Money Talks: 2021 unwrapped

From Ever Given to Evergrande, via empty crisp packets and the metaverse, host Henry Tricks leads a brave band of The Economist’s finest through the tribulations and triumphs of the past year in business, finance and economics. The team unpack the data that made their jaws drop, face baffling clues to mystery items and offer their predictions—and hopes—for 2022. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/21·32m 57s

Money Talks: Meet the cryptokings

Four men hold the keys to a $2trn market. Our finance correspondent Matthieu Favas speaks to some of the most powerful people in the world of cryptocurrencies—the founders of the most important crypto exchanges—to find out what it takes to stay on top in the most volatile market of all. We examine their strategies against a looming reckoning with regulators and ask whether their visions for how crypto will change the world could become reality. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts. With Brian Armstrong of Coinbase, Sam Bankman-Fried of FTX and Changpeng Zhao of Binance.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/21·35m 36s

Money Talks: The not-so-great resignation

The idea that the pandemic has prompted people to quit their jobs en masse fills corporate earnings calls, headlines and social media. But do the data hold up? Host Patrick Lane investigates what is really going on in the labour market. Will the Biden administration usher in a new age for America’s formidable unions? And we visit a would-be paradise for digital nomads. We would love to hear from you—please take a moment to complete our listener survey at economist.com/moneytalkssurvey Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/21·28m 37s

Money Talks: Omicronomics

China’s economy is slowing while America’s overheats, prompting Jerome Powell to suggest this week that the Fed could act faster than planned. As the Omicron variant triggers a fresh wave of travel restrictions, is the world economy caught between a rock and a hard place? Host Patrick Lane and Henry Curr, our economics editor, assess the threats to global growth.With Carmen Reinhart, senior vice-president and chief economist of the World Bank group, and Wang Tao, chief China economist and head of Asia research for UBS, an investment bank.We would love to hear from you—please take a moment to complete our listener survey at economist.com/moneytalkssurvey Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/21·31m 3s

Money Talks: Veni, vidi, VC

Venture capital is no longer embodied by Silicon Valley investing in its own backyard. A new wave of both capital and competition is powering new ideas across sectors and around the world. Our correspondent Arjun Ramani and host Rachana Shanbhogue speak to veteran VCs, newcomers and founders to find out whether the innovation being funded will be worth the risks.With Roelof Botha, partner at Sequoia Capital; Rana Yared, general partner at Balderton; Ali Partovi, chief executive of Neo; Dr Maria Chatzou Dunford, founder of Lifebit.ai and Rachel Delacour, co-founder of Sweep.We would love to hear from you—please take a moment to complete our listener survey at economist.com/moneytalkssurvey Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/21·29m 39s

Money Talks: Inflated expectations

Until recently worrying about rising prices seemed like a relic of the 1970s. Now it borders on a global obsession. As new data on inflation from around the world exceed expectations, host Rachana Shanbhogue asks whether central bankers will be able to curb the trend. Plus, we crunch the numbers in our alternative inflation “Uluru” index.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/11/21·30m 57s

Money Talks: It’s not just Evergrande

The debt-ridden Chinese property giant continues to teeter on the verge of collapse. But the rot in China’s financial system goes much deeper—and could pose a global risk. As COP26 in Glasgow nears a close, we explore the drawbacks of the debate over “degrowth” for tackling climate change. And the property website Zillow’s house-flipping flop reveals the limits of big data in real estate. Henry Tricks hostsSign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/21·28m 37s

Money Talks: Yield curveball

With the prospects for inflation clouded in uncertainty, central banks are in a new staring contest with the bond market. Who will blink first? Also, host Henry Tricks explores how the private sector is influencing what might be the most corporate COP ever. And economist Claudia Goldin tracks five generations of American women to work out why the gender pay gap persists—and how to conquer it.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/11/21·29m 21s

Money Talks: Is the future non-fungible?

This week The Economist auctioned off an Alice in Wonderland-inspired NFT for charity. Host Rachana Shanbhogue finds out how the sale went and explores the promise and pitfalls of this dizzying new market. Plus, the financial landscape in Africa is changing fast: we ask why the unicorn population has more than doubled this year and speak to Sim Tshabalala, head of the continent’s largest lender, Standard Group Bank. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/21·29m 37s

Money Talks: In a tightening spot

Higher inflation looks likely to last into 2022. The Bank of England could be the first big central bank to raise interest rates—why might it make the first move? Also, our team explores how real-time data are upending economics. And Michael Dell, boss of the eponymous tech firm, on why founders are leaving Silicon Valley for Texas and why PCs are still sexy. Rachana Shanbhogue hostsSign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/10/21·29m 44s

Money Talks: A real-world revolution

This year's Nobel prize celebrates the "credibility revolution" that has transformed economics since the 1990s. Today most notable new work is not theoretical but based on analysis of real-world data. Host Rachana Shanbhogue speaks to two of the winners, David Card and Joshua Angrist, and our Free Exchange columnist Ryan Avent explains how their work has brought economics closer to real life.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/21·32m 5s

Money Talks: The new logic of trade

Trade used to be about efficiency and growth. But those goals are being overtaken by others, from security to environmentalism. Our Britain economics editor Soumaya Keynes and host Rachana Shanbhogue investigate how the blurring of economic and political concerns is driving—and destabilising—trade relationships, with global consequences.We hear from Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director-general of the World Trade Organisation, about the WTO’s complicated history and contested future. US Trade Representative Katherine Tai explains where she thinks the current rules-based system falls short, particularly when it comes to China. And Pamela Coke-Hamilton, head of the International Trade Centre, identifies the winners and losers of this new era.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/10/21·35m 50s

Money Talks: Bricks and mortar

China’s largest developer Evergrande is threatening to default—what does this reveal about the broader troubles in the country’s property market? And if you live in a big American or European city, there’s a good chance that a mighty financial institution could be your next landlord. Plus, historian Adam Tooze looks back at the economic impact of the pandemic. Patrick Lane hosts.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/09/21·27m 54s

Money Talks: Volatile gas

The price of natural gas is rocketing, with global consequences. Is volatility in this crucial fuel here to stay? We also ask why an investigation at the World Bank has put Kristalina Georgieva, the head of the International Monetary Fund, in the spotlight. And, after our adventures in DeFi-land last week, economist Eswar Prasad assesses who should control the future of money and payments. Patrick Lane hostsSign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/21·27m 42s

Money Talks: Alice in DeFi-land

After a painstakingly slow start, the financial system is now digitising fast. Alice Fulwood, The Economist’s US finance correspondent, and host Rachana Shanbhogue explore the different emerging models shaping the future of money and payments. With David Marcus, head of Facebook Financial and Novi, its new digital wallet system; Benoît Cœuré, head of innovation at the Bank for International Settlements, a club of central banks (recorded at the 2021 Eurofi forum) and Lex Sokolin, head of decentralised finance at ConsenSys, a blockchain software firm.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/21·31m 25s

Money Talks: Opening gambit at Intel

The notoriously insular American chipmaker wants to throw open the doors. Succeed or fail, this reversal will shake up a $600bn industry at the heart of the global economy. Plus, Harvard economist Edward Glaeser explains how the pandemic is transforming the world’s cities. And, as high streets and malls open, can the direct-to-consumer boom last? Patrick Lane hosts.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/21·23m 35s

Money Talks: Delta means change

The Delta variant has altered the direction of the pandemic and the threats the world economy faces—economic policy must adapt. Also, what can America's ‘gilded age’ reveal about China's future? And, the world’s strictest limits on video games could be a ‘critical hit’ to the industry. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts. Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/21·22m 53s

Money Talks: The fight over the Fed

The Federal Reserve under Jerome Powell has taken an extraordinarily bold gamble. But will the central bank chairman still be in office to see if it pays off? Plus why construction firms cannot build fast enough to keep up with the rich world’s housing boom. And the race for territory as, one by one, American states legalise betting on sports.Rachana Shanbhogue hosts. Featuring Peter Jackson, CEO of Flutter Entertainment.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/21·27m 6s

Money Talks: The brass is greener

Hundreds of billions of dollars are pouring into the business of decarbonisation. Can this green boom flourish where the last one wilted? Plus, why the branchless neobanks finally conquering America face new challenges beyond the pandemic. And the cybersecurity industry is thriving—but do those shelling out for protection get what they pay for? The Economist’s finance editor Rachana Shanbhogue hosts, with Ciaran Martin, former head of the National Cyber Security Centre.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/21·26m 0s

Money Talks: What tech does China want?

The contours of Xi Jinping’s grand plan for the Chinese technology industry are emerging. But with so much damage done to the country’s star firms, host Henry Tricks asks what is driving the crackdown. Can the Communist Party pull off an ambitious overhaul of the data economy without crippling it? And what could the West learn from watching the fallout?With Don Weinland, The Economist’s China business and finance correspondent; Simon Cox, our China economics editor; Kendra Schaefer, head of tech at Trivium China; and Dr Keyu Jin of the London School of Economics.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/21·31m 5s

Money Talks: Playing catch-up

At the start of the 21st century, developing economies were a source of unbounded optimism and fierce ambition. But the pandemic has revealed a very different picture: many poor and middle-income countries seem to be losing the knack of catching up with rich ones. Is the golden age of emerging markets over? And how can countries now battered by the pandemic get back on that path to rapid growth?Rachana Shanbhogue hosts with Jim O’Neill, former chief economist at Goldman Sachs who 20 years ago coined the term “BRICs”; Makhtar Diop, head of the International Finance Corporation; our trade and international economics editor, Ryan Avent; China economics editor, Simon Cox, and Africa correspondent, Kinley Salmon.Sign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/21·32m 14s

Money Talks: Robinhood and the merry mob

The trading app brought retail investing to the public—now it is going public via its retail investors. Our Wall Street correspondent reports from inside its unusual IPO. Plus, as food prices soar, big agriculture is having a bumper year. How long can it last? And lessons from the history books for a new age of central banking. Patrick Lane hosts Subscribers to The Economist can join John O’Sullivan, Buttonwood columnist, and Alice Fulwood, Wall Street correspondent, on July 29th for a live event unpicking the inner workings of financial markets and how to make sense of them. Register and submit your questions at economist.com/marketseventFor full access to print, digital and audio editions as well as exclusive live events, subscribe to The Economist at economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/21·28m 22s

Money Talks: Uncertainty principles

Financial markets are rattled by fears about the rapidly spreading Delta variant of covid-19. But another threat also looms: can the economic recovery survive the end of emergency stimulus? Plus, why America’s shale-oil tycoons are now fracking as little as possible. And, our correspondent meets bitcoin miners in rural China to find out why they are packing up and shipping out. Simon Long hosts Subscribers to The Economist can join our finance reporters John O’Sullivan, Buttonwood columnist, and Alice Fulwood, Wall Street correspondent, on July 29th for a live event unpicking the inner workings of financial markets and how to make sense of them. Register and submit your questions at economist.com/marketseventFor full access to print, digital and audio editions as well as exclusive live events, subscribe to The Economist at economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/21·26m 50s

Money Talks: China Inc stays global

Can a new generation of Chinese multinational companies learn to adapt and even thrive in a hostile environment at home and abroad? Also, how Europe’s latest green plan aims to plug the leaks in the world’s biggest carbon market. And, why online shopping is about to become a whole lot more chatty. Simon Long hostsSign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/07/21·28m 47s

Money Talks: Tapering without the tantrum

The economic recovery is outpacing expectations—but so is inflation. Can central banks wind back their support without sending markets into freefall? And, the Olympics used to be a bonanza for corporate sponsors, but this years’ games are turning into a reputational minefield. Rachana Shanbhogue hostsSign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/21·25m 36s

Money Talks: Lives v livelihoods

Lockdowns have become a default tool for governments trying to control covid-19. But are the benefits worth the costs? The return to the office is proving much more difficult than last year’s abrupt exodus. And as he prepares to move to a new beat, our China economics editor reflects on a decade of spectacular growth—and what lies ahead. Rachana Shanbhogue hostsSign up for our new weekly newsletter dissecting the big themes in markets, business and the economy at economist.com/moneytalks For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/06/21·26m 27s

Money Talks: The Empire of Son

How has the world's biggest technology investor Softbank ridden the wave of the pandemic?And, the surging threat of cyber-heists—the methods and menace of the new bank robbers. Also, survival of the fittest in economic theory.Simon Long hosts For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/21·28m 1s

Money Talks: Ride shares

The company that owns China’s leading ride-sharing app is expected to float on the stockmarket in New York next month, in what could be the biggest IPO in the world this year. We examine its ambitions and its plans to beat the competition. And, what about the inflation in the room? Host Patrick Lane asks how American businesses are coping with a spring surge of prices. Also, we talk to the CEO of Twitch, a streaming service that made watching people play video games big business. For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/21·24m 20s

Money Talks: Green bottlenecks

The clean-energy business is thriving. Theories of decarbonisation are finally being put into practice. But how can the green boom avoid getting bogged down? Plus, the new geopolitics of business: American and Chinese big companies dominate. How did Europe become an also-ran and can it recover its footing? And, why the ghost storefronts of Fifth Avenue could stay empty. Rachana Shanbhogue hostsFor full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/21·28m 2s

Money Talks: Reweaving America’s safety-net

President Joe Biden wants to Europeanise the American welfare state. How will the biggest social-policy experiment since the 1960s work—and who will pay for it? Also, the work from home revolution promises a financial reckoning for commercial property. And, as LGBT+ Pride month begins, how can companies avoid “rainbow-washing”? Host Simon Long explores the pitfalls of woke advertising.For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/21·25m 0s

Money Talks: A tale of two Europes

The French are back in cafes and Italians can stay out past 10pm—relief at reopening is widespread but European economic recovery risks being starkly unequal. Plus, Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival, the world’s biggest cruise company, shares lessons from a year in the doldrums as ships prepare to set sail again. And, are cryptocurrencies a financial world unto themselves? Patrick Lane hosts.For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/21·26m 44s

Money Talks: Where have all the workers gone?

Businesses are struggling to fill vacancies at the same time as millions of people are out of work. Host Patrick Lane investigates this conundrum. Also, each year almost 10% of global tax revenue is lost through companies shifting their income to tax havens. How can governments get the world’s most profitable companies to cough up? And, Patrick Collison, co-founder and CEO of Stripe, on the rise of America’s biggest ever unlisted firm.For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/21·29m 6s

Money Talks: Does the world still need banks?

Technological change is upending finance as the clout of payment platforms and tech firms grows and central banks begin to issue their own digital currencies. But can you imagine a world without banks? Rachana Shanbhogue explores the future of banking with Alice Fulwood, The Economist’s Wall Street correspondent, Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, Patrick Collison, cofounder and CEO of Stripe, Kahina van Dyke, head of digital and data at Standard Chartered, and Jean-Pierre Landau, former deputy-governor of the Banque de France.For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/21·31m 15s

Money Talks: Berkshire after Buffett

Now that the world’s most celebrated investor has named a successor, the conglomerate he created must face some hard truths. Also, as companies wrestle with thorny issues from climate change to voting rights, economist Dambisa Moyo argues corporate boards need a makeover. And, the pandemic has coaxed millions of older people online—now companies are racing to keep up with the silver surfers. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/21·25m 25s

Money Talks: The QE quandary

As economies recover, central bankers will need to decide what to do with their asset-purchase schemes and their enormous balance-sheets. We look at how quantitative easing was pioneered in Japan 20 years ago and why it is still a black box. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/04/21·23m 19s

Money Talks: Less stick more carrot

As America and its allies threaten more penalties against Russia over the treatment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, does the West’s overdependence on economic sanctions risk making them ineffective? Also, why India is proving an attractive—and clever—investor in poor countries concerned about Chinese influence. And, do plans for a football Super League risk an own goal? Patrick Lane hosts A note for our listeners: from May 5th 2021 Money Talks will be published every Wednesday.For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/04/21·27m 22s

Money Talks: Politics in the boardroom

From voting rights to climate change, companies are under pressure to speak out—is it wise to mix business and politics? Also, China’s state control over tech giants like Ant Group is growing. Trillions of dollars in market value are at stake. And, as crypto-marketplace Coinbase prepares to list and bitcoin’s value surges, we take a look at the currency’s hidden costs. Rachana Shanbhogue hostsFor full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/04/21·26m 56s

Money Talks: The future of work

The pandemic has fuelled an explosion of unemployment and a transformation in how many people work, especially in richer countries. We consider the many reasons for optimism about the labour market and the prospects for working from home. And, we talk to David Autor, a labour economist at MIT, about the effect of covid-19 on automation. Simon Long hosts For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/04/21·21m 45s

Money Talks: The next generation

The EU’s €750bn recovery fund aims to rejuvenate the old continent, but ten months in it faces legal challenges and is yet to pay out a cent. Sustainable investing has been accused of “greenwashing”: we crunch the numbers to find out the real impact. And, ahead of Deliveroo’s IPO, our correspondents take to two wheels to investigate the economics of food delivery. Patrick Lane hosts.With Paolo Gentiloni, European commissioner for economy and former prime minister of Italy, and Tariq Fancy, former chief investment officer for sustainable investing at BlackRock.For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/03/21·28m 44s

Money Talks: Over the great wall

Against the backdrop of sanctions and retaliations, China's capital markets are increasingly interwoven with global finance—what will this mean for foreign investors? Plus, will President Joe Biden’s fiscal stimulus trigger a dreaded return to high inflation—with global consequences? And, a new generation of workers' unions takes on the tech giants. Simon Long hosts.For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/03/21·26m 46s

Money Talks: The retail revolution

The shopping industry is in a state of flux. Smartphones and social media are enabling a data-driven transformation that is only just getting started. Host Henry Tricks investigates whether the future of shopping will be ruled by giants and how personal data will increasingly shape not just what gets bought, and where, but even what gets made. Could a new generation of consumers change capitalism for the better?With David Liu, vice president of strategy at Pinduoduo, Harley Finkelstein, president of Shopify, Nilam Ganenthiran, president of Instacart, and Katie Hunt, cofounder of Showfields.For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/03/21·29m 41s

Money Talks: SPAC to the future

Special-purpose acquisition companies are Wall Street’s latest craze, attracting everyone from celebrities to retail investors. An alternative to the traditional IPO, SPACs could transform tech investing and supercharge innovation. They are even shaping the post-Brexit battle to be Europe’s financial capital. But are these “blank-cheque firms” a mania, a useful innovation, or both? Simon Long hosts.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/03/21·26m 17s

Money Talks: Bonds, shaken and stirred

Last week’s turmoil in the bond market has calmed for now, but fears of inflation mean more turbulence ahead. Plus, how poor countries trying to secure debt relief are caught in a minefield of lenders’ competing priorities and egos. And, host Simon Long takes a lesson from a former hostage negotiator in the secrets of successful listening.For full access to print, digital and audio editions, subscribe to The Economist at www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/21·25m 24s

Money Talks: Pricing pollution

Could the success of the world’s biggest carbon market provide a model for the world? Plus, Cristina Junqueira, cofounder of Nubank, a Brazilian digital bank, on how the pandemic is supercharging the fintech revolution. And, why sports cards’ leap from the schoolyard to the stock exchange reveals the growing financial power of social networks. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/21·26m 9s

Money Talks: Return of the wheelie-bag

Globetrotting had never been easier—then the pandemic brought it to a standstill. The Economist’s industry editor Simon Wright investigates how mass travel has changed the world and what it will take to get people moving again. Could this shock to the system be an opportunity to make the future of tourism greener, safer and more enjoyable?With Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair, James Liang, chairman of CTrip and Trip.com, Gloria Guevara, president of the World Travel and Tourism Council, and Brian Pearce, chief economist of the International Air Transport Association.Subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/21·23m 53s

Money Talks: Twin peaks

As the price of oil rises, so too does the value of the battery metals that could replace it. Host Patrick Lane asks what’s driving these competing bets on the fuels of the future. Plus, the rise of the hairy zombies: why some of the most pandemic-battered shares in USA Inc are confident of an afterlife. And, how remote work is playing havoc with American taxes. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/21·24m 28s

Money Talks: UnStoppable

The GameStop saga continues—does it reveal a cheat code to how to beat the stockmarket, or is it a sign of a deeper transformation at work in the financial system? Plus, property is the biggest asset market in the world and nowhere bigger than in China. Host Simon Long asks how long China’s property boom can hold. And, our Buttonwood columnist shares some hard truths about investing in bricks and mortar. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/21·27m 50s

Money Talks: The chips are down

The vast semiconductor industry is booming but faces new stresses that recently stalled production lines worldwide and could threaten the stability of the global economy. President Biden’s “Buy American” executive order aims to create jobs and boost resilience—but will Americans actually benefit? And, economist Mariana Mazzucato makes the case for a modern “moonshot”. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/21·26m 14s

Money Talks: Biden, it’s time

What will the new president’s plans mean for the American economy—and for its partners and rivals around the world? Sabine Weyand, of the European Commission’s department for international trade, explains how the EU hopes to rebalance the global trading order in the post-Trump era. And host Simon Long asks why, despite a return to growth, the Communist Party is busy reining in China Inc.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/21·24m 36s

Money Talks: Testing their metals

Despite the economic catastrophe of the pandemic, prices of goods such as copper, iron ore and soya beans are surging; just how far can commodities climb? Also, how the Brexit trade agreement will reshape business on both sides of the Channel. And, the economic cost of covid-19 is impossible to calculate—but host Patrick Lane has a go anyway.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/21·25m 52s

Money Talks: Once bitcoin, thrice as high

Having tripled in value in the past quarter, the cryptocurrency continues its rollercoaster ride, as the financial establishment begins to jump aboard. Also, why a new EU-China investment deal fails to balance competition, cooperation and confrontation. And, what can companies do to bridge the gap between the workforce of today and the jobs of tomorrow? Rachana Shanbhogue hosts Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/21·23m 38s

Money Talks: The Alexander technique

A hundred years ago, Sadie Alexander became the first African American to receive a PhD in economics and then spent a career fighting racial discrimination. In this episode, The Economist’s trade and globalisation editor Soumaya Keynes speaks to Nina Banks of Bucknell University about rediscovering Alexander's economics and why her insights are still relevant today.  Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/20·24m 28s

Merry Talks: The year that was

Tins of tuna and bedroom slippers, triple-digit growth and IPO implosion—what could it all mean? Host Henry Tricks leads an international band of “Money Talks” regulars on a whistlestop tour through a year like no other. The team choose their stories of the year, face baffling clues to mystery items, and share their predictions—and their hopes—for 2021.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/20·30m 50s

Money Talks: The madness of crowds

A volatile world begets volatile financial markets. Does this explain investor enthusiasm for tech stocks and IPOs—or is something else afoot? Also, Michael O’Leary, the boss of Europe’s largest airline Ryanair, reads the skies ahead. And, the little-known history of working from home: even in the 18th and 19th centuries it had its advantages. Patrick Lane hosts Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/20·28m 27s

Money Talks: Will inflation bounce back?

Worrying about inflation has gone out of style. But a small band of economists and investors argue the pandemic could usher in a new era of rising prices. Also, how one of the world’s biggest pension funds is navigating this and other pandemic-related risks. And, the remarkable resilience of America’s chain restaurants. Simon Long hostsPlease subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/20·24m 20s

Money Talks: Joe’s dream team

Mr Biden’s latest nominations for his economic team send a clear message about his gameplan. Plus, deal season returns. Salesforce will buy Slack—united, could the pair take on Microsoft? And, the publishing giant building a behemoth of books. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/20·24m 33s

Money Talks: The money doctors

A quiet revolution is happening in asset management. Host Patrick Lane and John O’Sullivan, The Economist’s markets columnist, speak to industry insiders about a centuries-old model under strain. They ask about the cost of the race to zero fees, if value investing has had its day and whether the quest for higher returns will lead to China.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/20·31m 16s

Money Talks: Lukewarm RCEPtion

China is in, America and India are out; is the world’s biggest trade agreement a triumph for rules-based trade or a step towards a new world order? Donald Trump’s last nominations to the Federal Reserve could help secure his legacy—and limit Mr Biden’s ability to fix the country’s economic problems. And, the candy-pink Swedish unicorn hoping to work its magic in America. Patrick Lane hosts Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/11/20·25m 50s

Money Talks: The inheritance of Joe

Coaxing the American economy back to health will be an unenviable challenge for the 46th president. From taxes to tariffs, we assess the task. And, as Ant agonises, what does the fate of the world’s biggest suspended IPO reveal about the future of private enterprise in China? Simon Long hosts Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/20·23m 37s

Money Talks: Buried in treasuries

On election day in the United States, host Patrick Lane looks at perhaps the world’s most important asset market: American government bonds. As it grows, this supposed safe haven is malfunctioning. If Joe Biden wins the presidency, his choice of treasury secretary will reveal much about his priorities—we size up the frontrunners. And, how to count the cost of partisanship to America Inc.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/11/20·24m 21s

Money Talks: The great divergence

As the covid-19 pandemic continues, disparities in the prospects of economies, industries and businesses are increasing. Host Rachana Shanbhogue and Henry Curr, our economics editor, investigate how the pandemic will recast the global economic order. They talk to Gita Gopinath, chief economist at the IMF, to identify who risks being left behind. And as the pandemic upends labour markets, will governments resist change or embrace the new reality?Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/20·24m 43s

Money Talks: Xinomics

A new economic era is dawning in China—a potent mix of autocracy, technology and dynamism. Our Asia economics editor Simon Rabinovitch and host Simon Long speak to local business owners and economists about this evolution of state capitalism. Could a new sort of central planning help Chinese technology dominate the world stage? And how should the West respond?Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/10/20·29m 44s

Money Talks: The prize is right

This year’s Nobel prize rewards two economists who reimagined an ancient form of transaction—the auction. Host Rachana Shanbhogue asks one of the winners, Paul Milgrom, how he put his cutting-edge theory into practice. Plus, the $100bn bet that has not paid off: why SoftBank’s Vision Fund failed to supercharge tech start-ups. And, how are investors hedging against the risk of post-election volatility in America?Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/20·25m 15s

Money Talks: GiAnt of finance

Ant Group, the world’s biggest fintech platform, is preparing for a record-busting IPO. Is it a glimpse of the future of finance? Suzanne Clark, president of the US Chamber of Commerce, tells us how she thinks the elections will reshape America Inc. And, another Bond-film cliffhanger: can cinemas survive until the latest one shows up? Simon Long hostsPlease subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/10/20·25m 46s

Money Talks: A plague, but not on houses

What is driving the global boom in house prices during the pandemic? Also, American fintech firms have long distanced themselves from traditional banking—so why are some now angling to become banks themselves? And, reflections on the life of Donald Kendall, the legendary PepsiCo boss who sparked the most epic battle in American marketing. Simon Long hosts.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/09/20·23m 34s

Money Talks: Power in the 21st century

Oil fuelled the 20th century, but now a huge energy shock is catalysing a shift to a new world order. Charlotte Howard, The Economist's energy and commodities editor, and host Rachana Shanbhogue investigate why this oil slump is different. They ask Spencer Dale, BP's chief economist, whether the world has passed peak oil. Daniel Yergin, author of “The New Map” and “The Prize”, explains how cleaner energy will reshape geopolitics. And Kevin Tu, of Beijing Normal University, on China's new role as a global powerhouse of electrification.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/20·31m 7s

Money Talks: Can Oracle see TikTok’s future?

After Microsoft's takeover bid was rejected, a new deal with Oracle, a big software company, could allow the Chinese-owned social-video app to continue operating in America without a sale. The wolf, the diamonds and the foreign minister: why the biggest luxury-goods deal in history, LVMH’s purchase of Tiffany, has been put on ice. And covid-19 is putting capitalism to the test—which market models come out on top? Rachana Shanbhogue hosts. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/20·24m 18s

Money Talks: Double bubble, is tech in trouble?

The rise and rise of American stockmarkets has faltered; what is behind the selloff in tech shares? Netflix has had a blockbuster year but faces rising costs and stiff competition. Its co-founder Reed Hastings argues the American streaming giant still has plenty of room to grow. And, what is wrong with the concept of “net zero” carbon emissions? Patrick Lane hosts.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/20·26m 1s

Money Talks: The shape of recovery

While big tech and Wall Street are breaking records, main-street businesses are struggling to survive; governments and central banks must decide whether they can afford to dig deeper to help. Six months into the pandemic, host Rachana Shanbhogue asks Patrick Foulis, The Economist's business affairs editor, Wall Street correspondent Alice Fulwood and Vijay Vaitheeswaran, US business editor, is it time for repeat prescriptions or a new economic diagnosis?Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/20·23m 53s

Money Talks: Blockbust-up

China is poised to become the world’s biggest box office. Is this an opportunity for Hollywood or could it be a show-stopper? As the dollar hovers around its weakest level in two years, we ask how it became so central to the world economy and whether this spells the beginning of the end for dollar dominance. And economist Sir Paul Collier argues that individualism is holding back society. Patrick Lane hosts Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/20·24m 15s

Money Talks: Party like it’s 1999

Tech companies are lining up to go public, while America’s stockmarkets fly high. What explains the exuberance on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley in the middle of a deep recession? How long will the fun last? And, Jim McKelvey, the founder of payments company Square on how innovation can thrive in economic chaos. Rachana Shanbhogue hostsPlease subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/20·20m 25s

Money Talks: Tik for Tok

Relations between America and China are at a fresh low. What do Donald Trump’s latest threats mean for Chinese businesses? Also, the coronavirus has had a disastrous effect on Saudi Aramco’s earnings. How can the state-controlled oil company weather the extreme conditions? And, the bumps ahead for America’s $800bn trucking industry. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/20·25m 2s

Money Talks: Yearnings season

The global pandemic has hit American companies hard, reflected in the latest earnings season, and it could be many quarters before a return to profitability. In Europe, Germany is used to being an economic powerhouse, but the virus has left it in a slump. And, could central banks ditch cash in favour of virtual money? Simon Long hosts Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/20·23m 42s

Money Talks: The age of free money

In response to the covid-19 pandemic governments have pumped huge amounts of cash into economies and the role of central banks is changing dramatically. Host Rachana Shanbhogue asks Henry Curr, The Economist's economics editor, whether this heralds a new era of macroeconomics. Economists Ken Rogoff and Claudia Sahm look at what else policymakers can do—should interest rates go negative? And, banking in the shadows.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/20·36m 48s

Money Talks: TikTok goes the clock

TikTok, a video-sharing app, is caught up in the US-China clash. Can the firm restructure itself to address concerns over privacy and security? Also, why the pandemic has meant some households are awash with cash. And, a question of judgment. Patrick Lane hosts  Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/20·22m 15s

Money Talks: No Huawei

Britain has announced plans to ban Huawei from its 5G networks over security concerns, following pressure from America. How will this change the way Chinese tech firms operate in the West? The row is one sign relations between America and China are going from bad to worse; what does that mean for their trade agreement? And, is a slow bull emerging in China's stockmarkets? Simon Long hostsPlease subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/07/20·23m 56s

Money Talks: In recovery?

As some lockdown measures lift, governments hope they can get their economies back on track. Which will have the strongest recovery? Also, meal-delivery wars heat up as Uber gobbles up rival Postmates in an all-stock deal worth over $2.6bn. And, the importance of building a more resilient food-supply chain. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer____________________ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/20·22m 15s

Money Talks: Unfriending Facebook

Companies including Unilever, Coca-Cola and Verizon are pulling their ads from Facebook because of its content-moderation policies. Does this spell trouble for the social-media giant? Also, why investors’ love of commercial property is being tested. And, e-sports v traditional sports. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/06/20·23m 38s

Money Talks: Can Amazon still deliver?

The coronavirus has turned Amazon into one of the world’s essential firms. But while proving the company’s strengths, the pandemic-fuelled digital surge has also revealed its vulnerabilities. Tamzin Booth, The Economist’s technology and business editor, talks to insiders, critics and the competition, to find out whether Amazon can carry on dominating e-commerce and triumph in the coming cloud wars. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/20·34m 25s

Money Talks: What USA Inc can do about racial injustice

The killing of George Floyd and ensuing protests are a wake-up call for corporate America. There are few African-Americans among its CEOs. What will bosses do to combat racism beyond releasing PR statements? Also, how diversity helps the bottom line and the history of economic suppression of African-Americans. Patrick Lane hosts.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/06/20·22m 55s

Money Talks: Joblessness in May

American unemployment fell in May, but is this really a sign of a "rocket-ship" recovery? Also, Gene Sperling, a former director of the National Economic Council, lays out his vision for a more equitable society. And, thriving on secrecy—the private fund behind well-known brands. Simon Long hosts.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/podcastoffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/20·26m 10s

Money Talks: Hong Kong, gone wrong?

China and America are clashing over Hong Kong. Can the multi-trillion-dollar financial centre survive the fall out? Also, property developer Hamid Moghadam explains why the rise of e-commerce has made warehouses hot property. And the lockdown has led to a bicycle boom—will it last? Patrick Lane hosts Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/20·26m 22s

Money Talks: We’re not going on a summer holiday

Travel has virtually ground to a halt during the pandemic, exacerbating the global economy’s woes—by complicating trade ties, upending business and devastating the tourist trade. Host Simon Long explores the future of the travel industry, staycations in South Korea and future consolidation in the airline industry. Also, could travel bubbles offer a route to economic recovery?   For access to The Economist’s print, digital and audio editions subscribe: www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/20·21m 43s

Money Talks: Eye of the hurricane

America and Europe face a wave of corporate bankruptcies as a result of covid-19. But will some businesses be able to restructure rather than go broke? Also, why some are calling for the Federal Reserve to turn to negative interest rates to alleviate the slump. And, is now the time for entrepreneurial true grit? Rachana Shanbhogue hosts For access to The Economist’s print, digital and audio editions subscribe: www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/20·24m 15s

Money Talks: How to keep feeding the world

The global food network has so far weathered the challenge of covid-19 and largely kept shelves and plates full. As the pandemic continues, more people are at risk of going hungry. But unlike past crises, the problem this time will not be supply. Rachana Shanbhogue and Matthieu Favas trace an $8trn food chain back from fork to farm to investigate the weak links. Can governments hold their nerve and resist protectionism? And could the crisis reveal an opportunity for a greener food future?Read The Economist’s full coverage of the coronavirus.For access to The Economist’s print, digital and audio editions subscribe: www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/20·27m 41s

Money Talks: Judgement day for the ECB

Germany’s constitutional court has given the European Central Bank an ultimatum. The ruling could prompt further challenges to both the EU’s economic recovery plan and the authority of its highest court. The pandemic is a moment of reckoning for America’s health-care industry; but could patients ultimately benefit? And host Patrick Lane gets a glimpse of the—contactless—office of the future.For more on the pandemic, see The Economist's coronavirus hub.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/20·25m 15s

Money Talks: Peak car?

Lockdowns worldwide have brought the automobile industry to a standstill. Hakan Samuelsson, the CEO of Volvo, explains why the solution to the crisis will not be as simple as getting factories moving again. Host Rachana Shanbhogue asks Simon Wright, industry editor, and Patrick Foulis, business affairs editor, whether carmakers can still afford to invest in the cutting-edge technologies that could transport them to a greener, safer future. Has the world passed peak car?Read The Economist’s full coverage of the coronavirus.For access to The Economist’s print, digital and audio editions subscribe: www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/20·25m 49s

Money Talks: Hedging their bets

Hedge funds are usually seen as the risk-takers of the financial world, but how have they been performing in these times of economic turmoil? And, why the coronavirus pandemic could lead to the deaths of millions of small businesses. Plus, the problem of moral hazard—could government bail-outs have unintended consequences? Patrick Lane hosts You can read The Economist’s full coverage of the coronavirus. Please subscribe for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/radiooffer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/20·26m 48s

Money Talks: The business of survival

With countries accounting for more than half of global GDP in lockdown, the collapse of commercial activity is unprecedented. Falling demand and a bitter price war had pushed the price of crude oil to its lowest since 1999. Could a historic deal between oil producers be enough to stabilise the market? Plus, those companies that survive the coronavirus crisis will have to adapt to a very different environment. And, how to reopen factories after covid-19. Patrick Lane hosts For more on the pandemic, see The Economist's coronavirus hub. And please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/04/20·27m 34s

Money Talks: Banking on it

Banks have entered this financial crisis in better health than the previous one. But how sick might they get? Emerging-market lockdowns match rich-world ones but their governments cannot afford such generous handouts. Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz explains how emerging economies might weather the pandemic. And how Silicon Valley's unicorns are losing their sheen. Simon Long hosts For more on the pandemic, see The Economist's coronavirus hub. And please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/20·27m 31s

Money Talks: The home front

At the beginning of a financial year like no other, millions of newly furloughed or unemployed Americans face rent and mortgage payments. How long can the financial system withstand the strain caused by the coronavirus pandemic? Many employees have had to make a quick transition to remote working. Businesses struggling to make the switch could look to those companies that have never had an office. And, a day in the life of Bartleby—and his cat. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts.The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For more coverage, see our coronavirus hub. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/20·22m 58s

Money Talks: Closed for business

In a desperate attempt to slow the spread of covid-19, governments around the world are ordering residents to stay at home. As the number of fatalities increases, so do the corporate casualties. Which companies are worst-hit and how long will they be closed? And, as Americans stock up on goods in preparation for lockdown, a peek into the pantry shows the scale of the challenge facing one of the country's core industries–dairy. Plus, can global trade weather the economic havoc caused by the virus? Simon Long hosts.  Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer and read The Economist’s full coverage of the coronavirus. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/03/20·26m 48s

Money Talks: Nearing zero

America’s Federal Reserve cut interest rates to close to zero to try to ease the economic pain caused by the outbreak of covid-19. What more can central banks do? And, why are many companies fleeing to cash? As consumers race to buy pasta and toilet rolls, what are governments shopping for? Simon Long hosts Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer And go to www.economist.com/coronavirus for our full coverage on the virus. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/03/20·24m 23s

Money Talks: Another Black Monday

Financial markets are reeling from a new “Black Monday” which saw oil prices tumble and stocks plunge in the most brutal day for the market since the global financial crisis of 2007-2009. Slumping demand caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus has sparked a crude-oil price war. What are the ramifications? And, how the virus is boosting a fledgling Chinese industry. Patrick Lane hosts ____________________Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer____________________ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/03/20·21m 54s

Money Talks: How to save the world economy?

The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates in the face of increasing concern about the economic impact of the new coronavirus. It follows warnings from forecasters that the outbreak could tip some countries into recession. What more needs to be done to prevent a full-scale downturn? The Economist’s Europe economics correspondent Rachana Shanbhogue asks Patrick Foulis, business affairs editor; Alice Fulwood, American finance correspondent; and Henry Tricks, Schumpeter columnistPlease subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/03/20·18m 39s

Money Talks: covid-19 spreads

Stockmarkets saw some of the sharpest falls in years after a rise in new coronavirus cases. Is a global economic downturn on the cards? Also, Argentina faces serious debt difficulties—can it strike a new deal with the International Monetary Fund? And, Professor Diane Coyle, from Cambridge University, on the importance of the “data economy”. Rachana Shanbhogue hostsPlease subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/02/20·25m 10s

Money Talks: Coronanomics

Coronavirus is causing unprecedented supply and demand challenges for the global economy. How can businesses minimise economic damage? Also, why are MBA schools in China thriving? And, the cities rebelling against the cashless revolution. Patrick Lane hosts.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/02/20·22m 35s

Money Talks: Supply strain

As the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread, what effect will factory closures in China have on global supply chains? Also, how technology is finally poised to disrupt the market for real estate. And what it takes to be a CEO in 2020. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts  Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/02/20·21m 9s

Money Talks: Business after Brexit

After Britain’s official departure from the European Union on January 31st, the government faces a divergence dilemma: departing from the EU's rules may mean less access to its markets. The Economist’s Britain business editor Tamzin Booth explains the costs and opportunities of a directive-free future. And Mike Cherry, chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, and city financier Dame Helena Morrissey discuss what government and business must do to adapt. Patrick Lane hosts____________________Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer____________________ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/02/20·19m 47s

Money Talks: Market contagion

Concern over the new coronavirus caused global stockmarkets to fall. Could the Wuhan virus hurt economic growth in China more than the SARS virus did? Also, how can India’s economy recover from “stagflation”? And, the “father of disruptive innovation” has died—the legacy of Clayton Christensen’s management lessons. Simon Long hosts.Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/01/20·21m 28s

Money Talks: Goldilocks economy

America’s biggest banks posted record profits last week, despite falling interest rates. This week the attention turns to smaller lenders. Why might they not do so well? Also, why precious metals rhodium and palladium make gold look cheap. And, ganbei! The world’s biggest alcoholic-drinks company, finding success in doing everything… wrong. Simon Long hosts  Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/01/20·17m 53s

Money Talks: Experiencing turbulence

Boeing has a new chief executive. What does he need to do to restore faith in the world’s biggest aerospace company? Also, why some countries are trying to ditch the dollar and challenge America’s dominance of the global financial cycle. And, how can the economics profession solve its race problem? Rachana Shanbhogue hosts. ____________________Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/01/20·23m 59s

Money Talks: Full battle rattle

Oil and gold prices spiked after the killing of Qassem Suleimani, an Iranian general, by the United States. How might heightened tension in the Middle East affect these important commodity markets in the weeks ahead? And, at the American Economic Association’s annual meeting, Ben Bernanke reflected on how successfully the Fed has adapted to a world of ultra-low interest rates. Also, why consumer shame now means it pays to be ethical. Patrick Lane hosts Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/01/20·24m 52s

Money Talks: Work in progress

The office is evolving beyond recognition. How did a functional grid of desks become more like a home, complete with in-house childcare and spare exercise clothes? James Fransham, a data journalist at The Economist, takes a tour of some of the world’s leading offices to find out whether other companies will follow their lead. Is it possible to leave work feeling better than when you arrived? And, when it comes to the bottom line, is the office of the future good for business? Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/12/19·24m 25s

A very merry Money Talks Christmas special

From pickled radishes to red knickers, we take a break from the news of the moment to look back over the peaks and troughs of the past year in business, finance and economics. Our merry panel of Helen Joyce, The Economist’s finance editor, Patrick Foulis, our business affairs editor, and Schumpeter columnist Henry Tricks join Philip Coggan, otherwise known as Bartleby, for a riotous ride through the stories of the year. And, fortified with mulled wine and chocolate coins, they offer their predictions for 2020Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/12/19·28m 42s

Money talks: Maxed out

Boeing has announced it will temporarily cease production of 737 Max airliners. How high are the stakes for the company? And Heather Boushey, executive director at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, says data on inequality should be making economists rethink their models. Also, The Economist’s Bartleby columnist on how to survive the office Christmas party. Simon Long hosts Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/12/19·18m 20s

Money talks: Political currency

How are markets pricing the various possible outcomes of the British election? And, central banks are starting to incorporate climate risk into their forecasts, but some wonder whether they are over-reaching. Also, the nuts of wrath—a tale of Italian Nutella. Helen Joyce hosts. Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions: www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/19·22m 13s

Money talks: Instant tariffication

Donald Trump is introducing new tariffs and this time they are not aimed at China. The latest figures suggest that China’s economy is stronger than Mr Trump portrays. What valuation will the Saudi Aramco IPO achieve? Also, economist and author Branko Milanović on the battle between liberal capitalism and political capitalism. Patrick Lane hosts Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/12/19·22m 41s

Money talks: Shopping for diamonds

LVMH, a French luxury goods giant, is buying American jeweller Tiffany & Co for over $16bn. What are its plans for the latest jewel in its crown? Soumaya Keynes speaks to Stephen Vaughn, former general counsel to the United States Trade Representative, about a crisis at the heart of the World Trade Organisation. And, what lessons can be learned from the world’s most extreme economies? Patrick Lane hosts___________________ For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, go to www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/11/19·22m 49s

Money talks: Getting bizzy

Ahead of the UK’s general election, party leaders courted businesses at the annual conference of the Confederation of British Industry. We ask the CBI’s chief economist Rain Newton-Smith what attendees made of their proposals. Also, Scott Kupor of Andreessen Horowitz reveals the secrets of success in the world of venture capitalism. And, why the future of gaming is in the cloud. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/11/19·25m 27s

Money talks: Streams come true

Disney Plus enters the battle of the streaming services, amongst competition from Netflix, Apple, Amazon and others. Which will achieve the Hollywood ending? And we ask Peter Navarro, President Trump’s trade advisor, what the endgame is in negotiations with China. Also, why our Bartleby columnist hates videoconferencing. Helen Joyce hosts  Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/19·21m 35s

Money talks: Unhappy EUnion

Opposition to the European Central Bank’s plans for quantitative easing has been split along North-South lines in the euro zone. But are these concerns justified? And, journalist and author Matthew Syed explains why thinking is more creative in organisations where the staff are diverse. Also, our Wall Street correspondent, Alice Fulwood, plays a round of poker with player and entrepreneur Bryn Kenney, who tops the world’s All-Time Money List. Simon Long hostsPlease subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/11/19·23m 53s

Money talks: HSBC change

HSBC’s third-quarter results have revealed a “disappointing” performance in Europe and America. What has caused problems for the global bank? Also, Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil firm, looks likely to push forward with plans for an IPO. What challenges does the oil giant face? And Julian Richer, founder of the entertainment retailer Richer Sounds, on the secret to keeping staff happy. Simon Long hostsPlease subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/10/19·23m 34s

Money talks: Wells Far(to)go

The new boss of Wells Fargo has an unenviable to-do list. Our Wall Street correspondent sizes up Charlie Scharf’s prospects for rehabilitating the bank after a series of scandals. Senator Elizabeth Warren is now leading the pack of Democratic candidates for the American presidency. Would her plans reshape American capitalism for better or worse? And, can money really buy happiness? Patrick Lane hosts____________________Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer____________________ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/10/19·24m 20s

Money talks: A Nobel endeavour

What causes poverty? Rachana Shanbhogue interviews this year’s winners of the Nobel prize for economics—Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer. Their pioneering work has changed the understanding of one of the hardest problems in economics: why do some countries grow rich while others stay poor? Plus, Europe’s Nordic banks are embroiled in money-laundering scandals. What do regulators need to do to restore confidence? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/10/19·22m 8s

Money talks: How low can rates go?

Our economics editor, Henry Curr, explores why the global economy is behaving weirdly and how governments and central banks should respond. Also, can freer trade help address climate change? The Economist’s editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton-Beddoes, asks Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, Cecilia Malmström, the EU’s trade commissioner, Michael Corbat, CEO of Citigroup, and Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Credit Suisse, at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum. And, how the economics of streaming is changing pop songs. Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/10/19·25m 7s

Money talks: WeWorry

WeWork has scrapped plans for an initial public offering after its CEO stepped down amid claims of mismanagement. What does its implosion mean for investors and other young firms with similar ambitions? Greece's new government is preparing to announce its first draft budget. Will it be enough to re-energise the economy? Plus, a taste of Chinese fine wine. Patrick Lane hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/19·23m 43s

Money talks: Planet Inc

What are the risks businesses face from climate change? And, Kate Raworth, economist and educator, explains “doughnut economics” and says rich economies are addicted to “unending growth”. Who are the billionaires hoping to make big bucks from climate change? Also, we hear from the finalists of The Economist’s Open Future essay competition who sought an effective response to climate change. Simon Long hosts Additional music by Chris Zabriskie "Divider" (CC by 4.0)____________________Please subscribe to The Economist for full access to print, digital and audio editions:www.economist.com/radiooffer____________________ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/09/19·27m 36s

Money talks: Purpose vs profit

What are companies for? The orthodoxy was that they exist primarily to pursue profit. But a new faith in higher corporate purpose as a means to address social injustice, climate change and inequality is sweeping the Western business world. How much is this trend of “reverse Friedmanism” going to change what it means to do business? Or could chief executives playing politics have dangerous consequences? Tamzin Booth hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/09/19·27m 45s

Money talks: Fannie and Freddie move house

The US Treasury plans to privatise Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which prop up most of the country’s mortgage finance. How will this affect the US mortgage market? Also, despite legislation aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit, Britain could still leave the EU without a deal. The Bank of England is weighing up its options for how to deal with the consequences. And, how important are coaches to sporting success? Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/09/19·21m 7s

Money talks: Hell to peso

Argentina’s President has imposed currency controls in an attempt to stabilise the markets, as the country faces escalating financial troubles. How did things go so wrong so quickly? And what next? The Economist’s Soumaya Keynes asks Binyamin Appelbaum, author of “The Economists’ Hour”, what impact economists have had on public policy. Also, why are older people not retiring? Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/09/19·24m 20s

Money talks: Big pharma in court

The pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $572 million for its part in the opioid crisis in the state of Oklahoma. What precedent will this set? In Jackson Hole, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard explains how the escalation of trade tensions is affecting monetary policy and he reacts to President Trump’s adversarial style. And finally, some funny business. Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/08/19·26m 12s

Money talks: From bad to wurst

This week the Bundesbank warned that Germany’s economy will probably soon be in recession. Henry Curr, our economics editor, argues that the country needs more fiscal stimulus. Who will buy the world’s largest AI computer chip? And, Apple's entry into the credit card market. Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/08/19·20m 9s

Money talks: Delayed tariffication

President Trump has delayed some tariffs on Chinese imports. Soumaya Keynes, our US economics editor, explains the surprise decision and its implications for the global economy. Also, is data as valuable an asset as oil? What can companies learn from the oil industry about keeping data safe? And, the secrets of success for online fashion retailers. Rachana Shanbogue hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/08/19·21m 37s

Money talks: Yuan-a fight?

President Donald Trump has accused China of being a currency manipulator, after the Chinese currency “po qi” or “cracked 7” against the US dollar— a psychologically significant value—for the first time in over a decade. How will this escalation of the US-China trade war affect global markets? Also, how useful are yield curves for predicting future recessions? And, life without Uber. Rachana Shanbhogue presents. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/08/19·20m 20s

Money talks: Warren of Wall Street

Can US Senator Elizabeth Warren convince Wall Street to back her and how are the other candidates faring in the Democratic competition for the 2020 presidential nomination? And, David Autor, an economist at MIT, speaks to Money Talks about how computers changed the US labour market, the impact of China and his gecko brand. Also, will the world follow Sweden’s lead and go cashless? Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/07/19·23m 13s

Money talks: Europe’s bright spots

A few resilient countries and sectors have helped cushion the effects of a trade and manufacturing slowdown on the euro zone. But can that continue? Also, Tyler Cowen, an economist and blogger, stands up for big business. And, it’s all in the small print – why it matters that consumers neither read nor understand the contracts they sign. Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/07/19·16m 42s

Money talks: How slow can you grow?

Last week’s episode asked how long American economic growth could last. Now, new figures reveal that China’s growth is the slowest in nearly three decades. What can the Chinese government do about it? Insurance companies make their money from predicting disaster, but as those risks change the industry is lagging behind. And England has won the Cricket World Cup in a controversial tiebreak––but are tiebreaks fair? Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/07/19·21m 33s

Money talks: When the growing gets tough

America’s economy has been expanding for 121 months in a row—unemployment is low and the stock market has soared. But how long can this last? History suggests a painful recession might be around the corner. Nobel prizewinner and economics professor Joseph Stiglitz tells us capitalism is broken. And, what is an economist's secret to affordable tickets to Wimbledon? Rachana Shanbhogue hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/07/19·18m 21s

Money talks: Brexit and the City

London is home to the world’s biggest international financial centre. But Brexit threatens to cut the City off from its most important single foreign market. Tamzin Booth, The Economist’s Britain business editor, investigates whether the City of London can survive Brexit and how other cities across Europe, like Frankfurt, are vying to win their rival’s business. What is at stake on both sides of the Channel, and are there any winners in this battle?  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/19·22m 54s

Money talks: Bargaining chips

The trade war between America and China is intensifying after America blacklisted five more Chinese technology entities. Will this jeopardise any talk of a trade deal at the upcoming G20 summit? Could low-denomination treasury bills help Italy’s cash-strapped economy? Also, a new way of working called “ghost work”. Phil Coggan hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/06/19·17m 54s

Money talks: Banking bad

Deutsche Bank plans to create a new division, a “bad bank”, which will hold tens of billions of euros of assets as part of an overhaul of it is operations. Will the remaining firm become profitable enough to satisfy regulators and investors? And the growing concern in China over balancing the books at a local level. Also, our correspondent takes a trip to Citeco — France’s museum of economics. Patrick Foulis hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/06/19·16m 43s

Money talks: All the presidents men

There are no women in the running to take over as the next President of the European Central Bank. And, lessons from the Woodford Investment group—even star fund-managers can struggle to outperform the market. Also, why do German billionaires avoid the limelight? Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/06/19·19m 23s

Money talks: Tariffs at dawn

President Trump has started using import tariffs to win political as well as economic battles. What will be the impact of his latest threats to impose tariffs on Mexican goods? Also, how the US Federal Reserve is preparing for the next recession. And, how a toxic working environment can poison lives even among do-gooders. Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/06/19·19m 39s

Money talks: Just the job

The received wisdom is that work is becoming low-paid and precarious, with jobs lost to automation and the gig economy. The data say otherwise. What does the jobs boom in the rich world mean for the global economy? Also, will Alibaba’s plans to list in Hong Kong start a corporate shift away from Wall Street? And, the role of clearing houses in averting financial crises. Philip Coggan hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/05/19·20m 53s

Money talks: When the chips are down

How will the Trump administration’s restrictions affect Huawei—can the world’s second biggest smartphone maker adapt to not doing business with America? Michael Froman, a former US trade representative and the vice-chairman of MasterCard, discusses how private companies themselves can promote freer trade. And Jennifer Eberhardt, a professor of psychology, on the science of racial bias. Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/05/19·22m 47s

Money talks: A US-China game of nerves

Two-way trade between America and China hit $2bn a day last year. But the growing mistrust between the two countries is turning business from a safe space into a field of contention. David Rennie, The Economist’s Beijing bureau chief, has travelled across both countries and found that, with China’s daunting rise, making money is no longer enough to keep friendly relations. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/19·26m 24s

Money talks: Tech’s raid on the banks

Digital disruption is coming to banking at last. Helen Joyce travels across Asia to see how fintechs like Ant Financial are transforming how people spend, save and invest their money, and asks whether traditional banks can catch up. Who will win the battle to be the bank of the future? And could having a bank in your pocket make your money safer? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/05/19·23m 22s

Money talks: Rise of the No Men

Since the financial crisis, compliance officers in charge of minimising banks’ regulatory woes have never been more in demand. Will banks reach peak compliance? Also, author Caroline Criado Perez exposes what she calls “data bias in a world designed for men”. Also, after Avengers: Endgame broke box office records, will Disney Hulk smash the streaming competition later this year? Philip Coggan hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/19·19m 9s

Money talks: Waging bull

As the debate about raising the minimum wage in America intensifies, it seems that wages for the lowest-paid Americans are already on the increase.  Also, why is wage growth in the UK picking up at last? Finally, the most expensive homes in the world’s most desirable cities are becoming a bit less expensive.  Simon Longs hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/04/19·22m 46s

Money talks: Big bank theory

America’s largest banks reported earnings this week. Bank of America’s chief executive, Brian Moynihan, tells Anne McElvoy why he is bullish about the American economy and justifies his pay package. Also, can Goldman Sachs reinvent itself in the shadow of a scandal? And, Tiger Woods’s stroke of genius—for the business of golf. Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/04/19·24m 26s

Money talks: Banking on independence

It’s all change at the European Central Bank with its president, Mario Draghi, set to depart, along with two senior board members. As debate rumbles in America around central-bank independence, can new leadership at the ECB navigate the political shoals? Also, Airbus’s new boss seeks to capitalise as Boeing flounders. And, can the exorbitant cost of cross-border remittances be brought down? Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/04/19·20m 26s

Money talks: Opioid scandal

Purdue Pharma, a US company which makes OxyContin and is owned by members of the Sackler family, is at the eye of the opioid crisis.  What next for the Sacklers and how similar is this storm to that which faced the tobacco industry in the 1990s? Also, the fading fortunes of European banks and NYC’s $100bn congestion problem. Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/04/19·20m 28s

Money talks: Too close to the Son

Masayoshi Son reinvented investing — as he prepares to raise billions of dollars for Vision Fund 2, what are the governance questions? Chickenomics and how chicken became the rich world's most popular meat. And, our Bartleby columnist explores the role of charisma in good leadership.  Rachana Shanbhogue hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/03/19·18m 44s

Money talks: #Metoo in Economics

A new survey published this week shows harassment and discrimination are widespread problems in the academic field of economics. Soumaya Keynes, our US Economics Editor, speaks to those in the field and Ben Bernanke, President of the American Economic Association, about their experiences and what can be done to achieve change Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/03/19·18m 1s

Money talks: Boeing grounded

Several countries have grounded Boeing’s 737 Max after two catastrophic crashes. What are the precedents and can the business recover? Also, as China’s giant current-account surplus vanishes, could this lead to the Chinese economy opening up? And Volkswagen announces plans to cut jobs as it launches a fleet of new electric cars. Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/03/19·22m 12s

Money talks: Winter is coming

How a once white-hot tech sector in China is shedding capital, employees and bonuses and heading for a freeze. Plane stupid — a look at the private jet industry and why airlines are phasing out first class seats. Also, Jim Collins, author of the best seller ‘Good to Great’, explains the flywheel principle. Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/03/19·18m 58s

Money talks: No magic sauce

Could Kraft Heinz’s troubles signal the limits of cost-cutting and the strategies of 3G Capital? Germany’s Deutsche Bank is struggling, but merging might not be the right answer. Sallie Krawcheck, a titan of Wall Street, who once thought social impact investing was for “granola eaters”, now tells us companies should be less dominated by white males. Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/02/19·21m 17s

Money talks: B&B — Brexit and Business

It is not yet clear how Britain will leave the European Union on March 29th. But for companies that have to ship stuff to the other side of the world, Brexit has already arrived. What are British companies doing to prepare themselves for Brexit and what effect will this have on the British economy? Richard Cockett hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/02/19·15m 47s

Money talks: A billionaire, a scandal and business…

The world’s richest man, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos fights back against the Enquirer. Tackling the challenge of the "pink" and "blue" jobs market — should the employment market be more "purple"? And on a scale of 1 to 10, how useful are employee surveys? Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/19·19m 2s

Money talks: Crude awakening

ExxonMobil is pursuing an aggressive plan for oil investment. Charlotte Howard, our energy editor, explains why. Also, Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast has a record of wrong-footing critics—can he do so again? And the producers of China’s ancient liquor, baijiu, plan to go global. Host Simon Long tastes it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/02/19·18m 21s

Money talks: Calming down hyperinflation

With the economic turmoil crippling Venezuela, we ask what can be done to bring a quick resolution to hyperinflation? Also, the Chinese giant grain producer that is threatening the global industry. And yet another controversy for the credit-default swap. Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/01/19·17m 48s

Money talks: Achtung maybe?

Is Germany's economy on the brink of a recession? And Professor Amy Edmondson, author of “The Fearless Organisation”, examines the importance of speaking up in the workplace. Also, remembering John Clifton "Jack" Bogle, patron saint of the amateur investor. Philip Coggan hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/01/19·14m 26s

Money talks: Cost of the shutdown

Will the government shutdown in America cause long-lasting economic damage? Henry Tricks reports on how robots and automation will help Chinese firms cope with rising wages and the trade war. Also, what fuelled the huge growth of Canada's state pension fund and what can it teach other countries? Philip Coggan hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/01/19·16m 40s

Money talks: The Euro at 20

As the Euro turns 20 years old, we look back at its launch and ask what the future holds for the currency. After Apple announced it was cutting its quarterly revenue forecast, we discuss whether peak smartphone has been reached. And, Vice President of Twitter, Bruce Daisley, tells us to turn off phone notifications and how to increase the joy of work. Philip Coggan hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/01/19·19m 44s

Money talks: Bright economic stars

Who are the world’s most exciting young economists? Every ten years, since 1988, The Economist has chosen those whose innovative research is likely to shape our future. Their work varies from the science of education choices to the economics of the weather. In the past, the list has included Nobel laureate Paul Krugman, Freakonomics’ Steven Levitt and Esther Duflo. Our host, Soumaya Keynes, takes a road trip to meet four of the most promising economists of the decade: Stefanie Stantcheva, Melissa Dell, Parag Pathak and Emi Nakamura. Music: Coming Home by TeknoAXE CC by 4.0 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/01/19·28m 53s

Money talks: The Christmas jamboree

The Economist’s Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Charlotte Howard and NPR’s Cardiff Garcia join host Philip Coggan for our celebration of the business, finance and economics highlights and lowlights of 2018. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/12/18·23m 16s

Money talks: Huawei in the spotlight

The Chinese tech company at the centre of the American - China trade war. How illicit trade is threatening our future with guest Professor Louise Shelley. And the exclusive and influential part of the financial landscape reserved for billionaires. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/18·21m 14s

Money talks: Easing into a recovery?

As the ECB brings an end to quantitative easing, is Europe’s economic recovery underway? How, despite the glamour of its fashion show, Victoria’s Secret is struggling to keep up with rivals. And the problem of online fraud in America. Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/18·16m 57s

Money talks: Going, going, Ghosn

We discuss General Motors’ plans to halt production at five factories in North America and cut more than 14,000 jobs. Also, what next for Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors and Renault after Carlos Ghosn was arrested on suspicion of financial misconduct and dismissed from his post as chairman? And, the challenges facing new pub landlords in Ireland. Philip Coggan hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/18·12m 14s

Money talks: Trump’s Economics Adviser

We speak to Kevin Hassett, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers about the American economy.Helen Joyce hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/18·15m 17s

Money talks: Monopolies and boardroom games

How powerful firms could undermine public faith in capitalism. Shakespearean drama in Nokia’s boardroom. And most businesses are ramping up their holiday hiring, but where will they find workers? Simon Long hosts. Music by TeknoAXE CC by 4.0 (Cello Zen, The Cold of the Night) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/11/18·16m 15s

Money talks: Mid-term matters

As Americans go to the polls, how will Mr. Trump's economic policies play out in the mid-term elections? Who will benefit from America's opportunity zones? And, the buzz around the SEC and what business bosses really think about President Trump. Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/11/18·20m 48s

Money talks: End of Austerity?

Analysis of Britain's budget with our Britain economics correspondent. What is driving the fall in tech stocks? And, is Harley Davidson struggling to fire on all cylinders?Helen Joyce hosts. Sound effect: THE_bizniss (cc x 3.0) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/10/18·16m 52s

Money talks: China jitters

Is China’s slowing economic growth a cause for concern and will the market jitters spread? Amazon moves into digital advertising in a big way. And, our very own super-hero Captain Sensible takes us on a tour of effective economic policies. Rachana Shanbhogue hosts. Music: Super Hero by TeknoAXE (CC x 4.0) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/10/18·16m 7s

Money talks: Sears of change

Sears, the giant of American retail, goes bankrupt. The shale boom has made America the world’s top oil producer: is it sustainable? And is Weight Watchers over “weight”? Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/10/18·14m 49s

Money talks: How do you solve a problem like Brasilia?

The next president of Brazil will inherit a public-finance crisis. Far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro is on track to win - what are the implications if he's elected? Britain’s crackdown on dirty money. And the challenges of overcoming another global recession. Helen Joyce hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/10/18·19m 50s

Money talks: Musk do better!

Could Italy’s new budget plans lead to a fresh Eurozone crisis? Elon Musk versus the regulators. And the challenges of replacing the LIBOR rate.Helen Joyce hosts. Music adapted from track by The Waiters (CC by 3.0 UK) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/18·14m 52s

Money talks: Sky’s the limit

The impact on the media industry of Comcast’s blowout bid for Sky. What has changed in the corporate world in the wake of the #MeToo movement? And the annoying CEO habits you might not want to emulate. Andrew Palmer hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/09/18·16m 43s

Money talks: Tariffic!

More Trump tariffs, how is China likely to retaliate? Historian Lord Skidelsky challenges mainstream economic ideas. And the hopes and hurdles for South Korean businesses eyeing up opportunities in North Korea. Philip Coggan hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/09/18·18m 0s

Money Talks: The Lehman Lessons

Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, we examine what progress has been made. Are we prepared for the next global financial crisis? Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/09/18·23m 54s

Money talks: Crumbling currencies

How are the governments in Argentina and Turkey responding to their financial and economic crises? Samir Desai, the CEO and cofounder of funding circle, explains why he’s going public. And what are the biggest threats to the global smartphone supply chain?  Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/09/18·18m 35s

Money talks: NAFTA — alive or dead?

Has there been a breakthrough in efforts to revamp the NAFTA trade agreement? Henry Tricks, our commodities editor, explains recent falls in commodity prices. And how did YouTube profit from the biggest amateur boxing match of all time?  Andrew Palmer hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/08/18·18m 27s

Money talks: Chopping zeros off the Bolivar

What effect will President Maduro’s desperate measures have on the Venezuelan economy? Stephen Gibbs reports from Caracas. Also on the show: how can companies protect themselves against intangible risks and dealing with congestion in cities. Andrew Palmer hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/08/18·20m 7s

Money talks: Sick as a Turkey

Are Turkey's currency troubles contagious? The weed-killer court case that could have worldwide impact. And why Tiger Woods still has the power to roar Andrew Palmer hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/08/18·15m 52s

Money talks: Urban outbidders

Property prices in the world’s most desirable cities have sped away from those elsewhere but what has caused that trend, and will it last? And how governments are limiting foreign investment in tech companies to reduce China's influence. Also, a new decentralised app for prediction markets. Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/08/18·16m 22s

Money talks: Greek Lessons

Should the Bank of England raise interest rates this week?   As Greece prepares to exit its bail-out, what are the lessons to be learned from the crisis?  And open-plan offices - do they work? Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/07/18·14m 28s

Money talks: One Belt One Road

What now for Fiat Chrysler after Sergio Marchionne’s departure? How America and Europe are tightening rules on foreign direct investments. And China’s Belt and Road Initiative - a benevolent gift to connect the world or a highway to world dominance?  Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/18·17m 9s

Money talks: W-T-Oh

How can world leaders fix the World Trade Organisation? Also, we discuss the runners and riders to replace Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank. And, after the World Cup in Russia why is the football transfer market unusually quiet? Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/07/18·14m 26s

Money talks: Make trade not war

Is there a way out of trade war? The US tariffs and the global repercussions. Bringing electricity to the remotest and poorest parts of the world - are mini-grids the answer? And is WeWork worth its $20bn valuation?Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/18·18m 23s

Money talks: Trolley wars

What will Tesco and Carrefour’s strategic alliance mean for customers and suppliers? Stan Pignal reports on why women in India have dropped out of the workforce.  And CO2 shortages in the UK hit the beer industry. Philip Coggan hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/18·18m 2s

Money talks: Netflixonomics

Gady Epstein explores how Netflix has grown into a global entertainment network and asks Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings about power and responsibility. Also, is government outsourcing a toxic model that can’t be rescued? And could you lead the country of Petronia after its discovery of oil? Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/18·21m 32s

Money talks: Drums of trade war

As fears mount of a trade war between China and America, David Rennie looks at how China is preparing. And as part of our Open Future season, we explore how tax systems could be improved. Also, the electric bike business is riding high. Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/06/18·22m 33s

Money talks: G7 handshakes at dawn

How President Trump turned his back on the G7 summit joint agreement. Sir Paul Tucker, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, tells us when power should be delegated to technocrats.   And can the solar industry survive without subsidies? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/18·21m 47s

Money talks: How to top Trump?

How should allies stand up to President Trump’s trade tariffs? We talk to Professor Kate Pickett about the link between inequality and anxiety in her sequel to The Spirit Level.  And Renting The Runway - is shopping for clothes going out of style? Andrew Palmer hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/06/18·21m 9s

Money talks: The Italian problem

Our economic editor, Henry Curr, looks at the threat Italy’s political crisis poses to the euro zone. And Ludwig Siegele, our technology editor, asks Glen Weyl, author of "Radical Markets", why he wants to expand the role of markets and how a new wealth tax could work. Helen Joyce hosts. Music by Chris Zabriskie “Divider” (CC by 4.0 UK) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/05/18·21m 15s

Money talks: Is Trump jump-starting business?

Are US businesses happy with the Trump Era? Do we need to break the cosy relationship between auditors and their clients? And why large companies are choosing to invest in Central Europe. Philip Coggan hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/05/18·19m 16s

Money talks: Sanction Buster - who you gonna call?

The implications of President Trump’s U-turn on Telecoms giant ZTE. Tamzin Booth explains why Masayoshi Son could be the most influential man in the Tech world. And how non-compete clauses are gumming up the US economy. Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/18·17m 40s

Money talks: Don’t bank with me Argentina

As Argentina starts talks with the IMF, we ask why Argentina’s currency crisis is causing financial wobbles in other emerging markets.? Simon Long explores whether digital technology can reach people who don’t have access to bank accounts. And, Philip Coggan transforms into Dr Who and looks back at 12 years of his Buttonwood column. Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/18·18m 18s

Money talks: Taming crypto

How do regulators define and tackle crypto-currencies? Professor Mariana Mazzucato explains how economists should measure value.  Also, the jeanius of Levi’s denim revival. Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/05/18·23m 18s

Money talks: Trump makes crude jump

Our energy and commodities editor, Henry Tricks, looks at how sensitive the commodities markets are to geopolitical comments. Also, is the Eurozone facing a nasty surprise or is the growth slowdown a temporary blip?  And Irish farmers looking for a slice of the European cheese market. Philip Coggan hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/18·16m 15s

Money talks: Circling around WPP

Our media editor, Gady Epstein, assesses the future of the advertising giant WPP after its CEO Sir Martin Sorrell stepped down. Also, should the USPS be privatised? And the latest figures on China’s economy. Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/18·18m 49s

Money Talks: Trade 301

President Trump’s proposals for tariffs threaten a trade war between America and China. Is there a negotiable way out of the problem? Also, reported merger talks between two legal giants could herald a wave of transatlantic deals. And an assessment of social-safety nets in poorer countries reveals a mixed picture. Helen Joyce hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/18·13m 20s

Money talks: A bumpy ride

We ask Henry Curr, our US economics editor, if global stockmarket volatility is the new normal.  Also, is India’s economy on the right track? And, the impact of the mobile-phone industry on Vietnam. Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/18·13m 1s

Money talks: Trading tit for tat

Soumaya Keynes, our economics correspondent, explains why the Trump administration’s strategy towards China is risky.  Also, are the advertising agency giants doomed? And the economics of Vibranium in Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie. Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/03/18·15m 42s

Money talks: Yi Gang at the helm

Our Asia Economics editor, Simon Rabinovitch, analyses what the new boss of China’s central bank means for China's economy. Also, will Dropbox’s IPO filing be a success? And charging the electric-car revolution. Helen Joyce hosts  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/03/18·15m 27s

Money talks: Battle with Beijing

Simon Rabinovitch, our Asia economics editor, discusses the likely impact of American trade tariffs and Mr Trump’s intervention in the Qualcomm-Broadcom deal on China.  And why is America’s health-care system so expensive? Also, can the "petro" save Venezuela’s ailing economy? Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/18·17m 53s

Money talks: Steely Tariffs

Are we on the brink of a trade war? Soumaya Keynes, our economics correspondent, explains President Donald Trump’s plans for tariffs on steel and aluminium imports and goes back to basics with Economics 101: Why Trade is Good.  Also, do women invest differently to men? Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/18·17m 56s

Money talks: American companies face off with the NRA

In the aftermath of the Florida shooting, is corporate America being forced to take a stance? Also; Soumaya Keynes speaks to Dani Rodrik, Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University, about the right way to sell trade deals.  And the rapid rise and fall of Anbang. Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/18·19m 23s

Money talks: The oil club

Henry Tricks, our energy and commodities editor asks whether the chumminess between oil producing countries will last. Also, how will Facebook tackle the challenges ahead and the unlikely home for the world’s crypto-valley? Helen Joyce hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/18·16m 6s

Money talks: Lessons from Norway

10 years on, what can we learn from the Norwegian quota for female corporate directors?  Also: A tale of two chip-makers and a mammoth hostile takeover bid — Qualcomm and Broadcom.  And, what is threatening old-fashioned customer service in Japan? Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/18·14m 14s

Money talks: Crash course

Is the plunge in global asset prices a meaningless blip or something more serious? Also, why the UK should care about the trade deals it’s about to lose. And how non-alcoholic drinks are the biggest opportunity in the market. Hosted by Simon Long. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/18·14m 51s

Money talks: Car talks

Soumaya Keynes, our economics correspondent, asks why cars are the sticking point in the NAFTA negotiations.  Also Simon Long, our finance editor, interviews Lord Jim O’Neill, former Goldman Sachs economist and BRICS man.  Is he a China bull and does he think Goldmans will catch up with Morgan Stanley? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/18·18m 45s

Money talks: A seismic shift on Wall Street

Morgan Stanley v Goldman Sachs: is dullness the key to success for America's investment banks? Also, is mandatory arbitration the best way to deal with problem bosses? And, why medicinal cannabis in Germany is in short supply. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/18·15m 34s

The World In 2018: Money makes the World In go round

Anne McElvoy and Daniel Franklin return with another special looking forward to the year ahead. This week, they tackle business and economics. Patrick Foulis looks back at a prediction for last year, and looks ahead to the year for American firms; correspondents from across Asia make their predictions for emerging markets; investors weigh in on how Brexit looks from China and why it could be a big year for big cars Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/18·24m 47s

Money talks: Cracking steel — hammer or chisel?

Could we be on the brink of President Trump’s first real trade war over Chinese steel? Also, why the great Indian middle class may not be as big as you think. And, is the gym business in good shape? Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/01/18·19m 1s

Money talks: New year, new economics?

We cajole our economics editors, John O’Sullivan and Henry Curr, to make predictions for 2018. Also, Soumaya Keynes asks how can the field of economics attract more women? Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/01/18·22m 17s

Money talks: We have to ask about money!

We take a look back at 2017 — headaches at Uber, a new way to learn Economics, butter shortages in France and behavioural economics with Michael Lewis. Also, Latin lessons from J Balvin. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/12/17·15m 7s

Money Talks: The Quiz

Andrew Palmer, Simon Long and Rachana Shanbhogue answer tough questions about finance and economics and fight for prizes. Philip Coggan is our quizmaster supremo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/17·15m 1s

Money talks: Once bitcoined, twice…

Philip Coggan, our Buttonwood columnist, asks if we should worry about the freakish rises in cryptocurrency prices. Also, Businesses leave Catalonia in the face of political uncertainty.  And the Jedi effect: can the remake save Hollywood? Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/17·15m 18s

Money talks: A Christmas gift for the president

We digest the ambitious overhaul of the American tax system and whether the bill will become law by Christmas. And Soumaya Keynes talks to the EU Commissioner for Trade about how the EU is trying to keep China in check. Also market exuberance: shall we dance? Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/17·16m 8s

Money talks: Company politics

We ask not whether companies will play a more political role but how expansive that role might be?  And, how cheese tells us all we need to know about the economics of trade.  Also, how giving your company a Chinese name is tricky business.  Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/17·14m 33s

Money talks: Feeding frenzy for 21st Century Fox

As Disney and others eye up the sale of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets — our media editor Gady Epstein asks why Rupert Murdoch is breaking up his empire.  Are Millennials forcing a step change in socially-responsible investing? And a fishy story of herrings in Holland. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/11/17·16m 32s

Money talks: Can you say CPTPP?

Only three days into his term, President Trump withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Now, the remaining 11 countries are forming a new trade deal called the CPTPP. Host Philip Coggan and Soumaya Keynes speculate whether China might join, now that America is out. Plus why there’s geopolitical tension in the oil market. And Michael Lewis talks about his new book. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/11/17·19m 24s

Money talks: ICO Bubble with benefits

Our Technology Editor, Ludwig Siegele, says that despite the froth, Initial Coin Offerings could challenge the dominance of the tech giants.  Also, will Venezuela finally default on its debt and how are markets reacting to the arrest of the Saudi Warren Buffet? Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/11/17·16m 38s

Money talks: A healthy deal?

Is Amazon’s rumoured entry into the pharma market the real impetus behind the CVS Health and Aetna deal? And Barry Eichengreen, Economist from the University of California, questions how long the dollar can stay dominant. Also, how is France coping with a butter shortage? Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/10/17·14m 9s

Money talks: Wait and See MPC

Callum Williams, our Britain economics correspondent, argues that the Bank of England should raise interest rates early next year rather than next week.  Nobel Economist Jean Tirole shares his worries about competition in the digital economy. And driving from right to left in Myanmar.  Philip Coggan hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/10/17·16m 19s

Money talks: Tense trading

Soumaya Keynes, our economics correspondent, discusses whether President Trump's drastic proposals will break the NAFTA trade pact. Also: Why IBM’s recovery is incomplete and a rare glimpse into the HQ of the German retailer Aldi. Simon long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/17·17m 30s

Money talks: A nudge in the right direction

We discuss the winner of this year's Nobel in economics, Richard Thaler. Ukraine's finance minister speaks to us about the battle against corruption, and reforming the beleaguered country. Also, the banks that look like software companies Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/17·19m 48s

Money talks: Can the emerging-markets boom continue?

The Economist’s Simon Cox argues emerging markets are more resilient these days, and are less tied to the US Fed's interest-rate decisions.  Also, how big is the gender gap in pensions? And the buzz around the Jiophone launch in India. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/10/17·18m 0s

Money talks: How have markets been reacting to Merkel’s tentative victory?

Adam Roberts, our European business correspondent, analyses how German companies have reacted to the return of the far-right in German politics.  Also, will London ban the ride-sharing company Uber and we get excited about some boring-sounding new rules for finance, MiFiD II.  Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/09/17·14m 6s

Money talks: Latin lessons from J Balvin

Reggaeton is a genre of music topping the charts across the world. Colombian artist J Balvin joins host Simon Long to discuss why streaming services have played such a vital role in spreading the word. Plus, why Chinese unicorns are worth more than American ones. And could a better economics textbooks help us predict the next recession?  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/09/17·16m 8s

Money talks: Donald Trump’s moment to shape the Fed

Henry Curr, our US economics editor, discusses how President Trump will fill the four vacant seats on the board of the American Federal Reserve. Also, a big data breach at the credit-scoring company, Equifax, puts millions at risk. And the contradiction at the heart of China’s internet giants. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/17·14m 35s

Money talks: Markets unrattled by North Korea

Philip Coggan explains why markets appear so calm in the face of North Korea’s nuclear threat. Also, are China’s capacity cuts for real? And how technology is making banking more inclusive. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/09/17·14m 26s

Money talks: Will Uber’s new CEO restore the company’s image and culture?

Uber has finally chosen its new CEO: Dara Khosrowshahi, the boss of Expedia. Will he be able to drive the company away from its recent crises? Also, a glimpse into the once secretive world of Cargill, an American agribusiness giant. And do people migrate when taxes rise? Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/08/17·17m 10s

Money talks: Summer special

In this episode, we do summer stock-taking and highlight some popular items of the year so far. From amazing Amazon - and how it became one of the world's most valuable companies - to the burgeoning business of illegal sand mining. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/08/17·18m 25s

Money talks: Tricky trading

As NAFTA trade talks begin, we examine whether a deal can be made and discuss the investigation President Trump has ordered into China's trading practices. Artificial intelligence often gets a bad rap but could it create as many jobs as it takes? Plus, how fidget spinners have transformed the toy industry. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/08/17·14m 9s

Money talks: Silicon sexism

Google fires a software engineer after his anti-diversity memo was leaked. However, this points to wider culture wars in Silicon Valley. Janet Yellen’s term watching over America’s central bank will end in February. We look at possible candidates. And how Say's law, a 200 year-old economic theory, still has relevance today. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/08/17·12m 40s

Money talks: Billion dollar TV deal, Becker and Beckham

Discovery Communications and Scripps Network team up to fight the competition. Also on the show: Why are economists so interested in human capital? And David Beckham’s Miami soccer dream might finally be realised. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/08/17·15m 19s

Money talks: International monetary fun

Host Philip Coggan and guests discuss the economic futures of the UK and USA,both of which have had their prospects downgraded in the International Monetary Fund’s updated World Economic Outlook. Also: the recent compromise ending a so-called Bitcoin "civil war". Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/07/17·12m 57s

Money talks: Goodbye Benito

Brazil’s rigid labour market regulations were transplanted wholesale from Benito Mussolini’s Italy back in 1943. Now President Michel Temer has approved  an overhaul. Will it encourage job creation? Also, an exorcist in Paris fighting “bad spirits”. And why President Trump is playing hardball in renegotiating NAFTA. Hosted by Andrew Palmer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/17·11m 42s

Money talks: A stormy time for America’s GDP

A new report has established a link between America’s annual GDP and climate change. But can weather shifts really affect an entire country’s economy? Also, why China is likely to lead in artificial intelligence. And the Big Mac index and its purchasing-power parity. Hosted by Philip Coggan. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/07/17·15m 42s

Money talks: Vorsprung durch Angst

Germany is admired for a stable economy and holding on to blue-collar jobs but derided for its persistent trade surpluses. Our economics editor John O’Sullivan examines what Chancellor Merkel’s government might do next. Also, how “total immersion” could drive the masses to virtual reality. And why banks are de-risking to avoid penalties. Hosted by Simon Long. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/17·15m 49s

Money talks: The Italian bailout job

Italy has been forced to bail out two banks at a cost of as much €17bn euros ($19bn). Is that the end of the bleeding in Italy's financial sector? Also, as the iPhone turns ten, we look at how Apple is evolving. And Catherine Mann, Chief Economist at the OECD, tells us how to government can help workers made jobless by globalisation. Hosted by Simon Long. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/06/17·17m 5s

Money Talks: The scandal that won’t go away

Barclays and four of its former executives have been charged with fraud, a throwback to the 2008 financial crisis when the bank raised billions from Qatari investors. But what happened nine years ago? And why have the company's actions been investigated? Also, how buyers are striking a hard deal at the Paris Air Show. And why meddling by Saudi Arabia’s Muhammad bin Salman in Aramco might scupper the world’s biggest IPO. Hosted by Simon Long. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/06/17·16m 24s

Money talks: A poison chalice for GE’s new boss

Patrick Foulis asks if a break-up is on the cards as General Electric appoints a new CEO. Also, Uber is on a collision course as it grapples with management problems. Why confidence among European companies is sky high. And tension in global trade in aluminium. Hosted by Philip Coggan. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/06/17·17m 46s

Money talks: Super Mario to the rescue

As the European Central Bank meets in Estonia this week, is it time for Mario Draghi to withdraw support from the Eurozone economy? Emerging Markets Editor Simon Cox on why the BRICs label is still relevant. And, how investors are taking care of the planet. Simon Long presents Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/06/17·13m 41s

Money talks: British Airways hits turbulence

After a disastrous weekend of technical glitches for British Airways,our correspondent Charles Read estimates the long-term damage to the airline's reputation. Also: America's army of small banks are demanding lighter regulation. And Anne McElvoy travels to Portugal to find out about Economy Minister Manuel Cabral's plans for the country. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/05/17·15m 13s

Money talks: Ford's falling fortunes

Simon Long and Philip Coggan reflect on the suicide bombing inManchester and its impact on the markets. In the rest of the programme: as heads roll at Ford, our industry expert Simon Wright explains the problems besetting the car manufacturer. Why some African countries are reluctant to sign up to trade deals. And, how Cuba has transformed a troublesome weed into a key export. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/05/17·15m 10s

Money talks: Bankrolling the hackers

Simon Long hears about a potential bubble in the market for Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. Also: a report on how American ex-convicts are breaking into the job market. And, could Bollywood be eclipsed by regional rivals? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/05/17·14m 27s

Money talks: Trumponomics

Simon Long delves into what Donald Trump means for taxes, growth and trade. Also: the markets react to Emmanuel Macron's election victory in France and China develops its first large passenger jet Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/05/17·14m 52s

Money talks: Another pay rise?

Callum Williams joins presenter Simon Long to examine the merits of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal for a £10 minimum wage. The Chinese investors who idolise American billionaire Warren Buffet. Why a gender gap among Economics students could cause problems down the road Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/05/17·14m 53s

Money talks: How will France's election affect business?

As the presidential race narrows to two strongly contrasting candidates, we explore what a victory for each would mean for businesses. The digital revolution is making measuring GDP a bit trickier. Also, how a website that crowdsources algorithms for quantitative finance could disrupt the industry. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/04/17·16m 29s

Money talks: A sweet story

The EU is to abolish its quotas on sugar-beet production. Who are the winners and losers? Also: as video games get better and job prospects worse, more young men in America are spending their time in an alternate reality. Plus: are papers written by female economists clearer than ones written by men? And with a British election in the offing, our Buttonwood columnist discusses how the markets might react. Hosted by Simon Long. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/04/17·19m 42s

Money Talks: The remarkable calmness of gold

Despite rising tensions and fears of inflation, gold prices have stayed relatively still. Our Buttonwood columnist explains why. Traditional carmakers look likely to band together in the face of technological disruption. Also, what Britain's economists really think about the impacts of Brexit Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/17·16m 0s

Money talks: The robot era is dawning

As robots grow more nimble, humans look increasingly vulnerable. Are the machines poised to take over? Also: now that Article 50 has been triggered, is Ireland's economy set to be damaged by Brexit? And despite Japan's workforce growing by more than two million, wage gains aren't enough to hit an inflation target of 2%. Why is this? Philip Coggan sits in for Simon Long. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/04/17·15m 30s

Money talks: Luxury for the masses?

The Chinese middle class led a boom in demand for luxury goods. But a government crackdown made consumers wary about showing off their wealth. How has China’s new modesty affected the luxury business as a whole? Also: India’s power sector has until now been dependent on using dirty coal but things are changing. And sand has become a scarce resource, leading to a burgeoning trade in illegal mining. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/03/17·15m 4s

Money talks: A most unusual company

The one-time bookseller Amazon accounts for more than half of every new dollar spent online in the US. But how did it get to be the fifth most valuable company in the world? Also: why it costs the American government more to borrow money on the bonds market than European ones. And the big brands used to account for two-thirds of the tyre market. Now China has massively deflated their share. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/17·17m 31s

Money talks: Microsofter

Microsoft has reinvented itself under its new CEO Satya Nadella with a move to the cloud. Is its friendlier approach to program developers likely to pay off? Also: as the Netherlands goes to the polls, our Europe editor Matt Steinglass examines how each party’s financial manifestos were put to the test. And: many people are fed up with their banks. Now help is at a hand from Europe’s banking regulators. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/03/17·16m 30s

Money talks: GM says ‘au revoir’ to Europe

General Motors has sold its Vauxhall and Opel brands to PSA in France. Adam Roberts our European business editor asks how the car industry is reacting to the consolidation. Also: can Snapchat succeed as a public company? And might President Trump’s accusation that China hasn't been playing by the rules have a point? Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/17·16m 46s

Money talks: Euro-optimism

There are a number of growing threats to Europe with Brexit and maybe another Greek disaster looming. But Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem tells Sacha Nauta the EU is actually on the mend. Also: Why Oscar mix-ups symbolise how independent films such as Moonlight are overshadowed by the big studios. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/17·15m 53s

Money talks: Clean energy’s dirty secret

Could the rise of renewables be putting the traditional electricity market into a crisis? Also: Economist Diane Elson takes governments to task about the gender biases in their economic policies. And how the Brazilian government is tackling one of its biggest financial problems: pensions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/17·17m 15s

Money talks: Banks on the move

Are thousands of banking jobs set to migrate from Britain into the eurozone? Patrick Lane discusses potential destinations with host Simon Long. Also: a currency catastrophe in Zimbabwe and the decline of the executive jet Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/17·14m 17s

Money talks: How to make money from digital entertainment

Billions worldwide have access to on demand digital entertainment. But how do you turn a profit in the attention economy? Also on the show: The People’s Bank of China is in the throes of an interest-rate tightening cycle. And who pays a higher salary - big or small companies? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/02/17·17m 28s

Money talks: A new boss at the helm of Exxon Mobil

With Exxon Mobil’s former chief executive now Trump’s Secretary of State, what challenges will face the new man in charge of the world's largest private oil company? India’s annual economic survey includes an idea for a Universal Basic Income (UBI). What could a UBI mean for India’s poor? And a Harvard economist examines the pay gap afflicting women in employment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/01/17·16m 56s

Money talks: An expert’s guide to Trumponomics

A leading economist has issued stark warnings about the Trump era and its impact on the American and global economy. We ask if the new president’s monetary policy is likely to succeed or fail. And with Trump being an economic populist, what will be his attitude to the Fed? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/17·23m 6s

Money talks: Davos in the spotlight

China's president has addressed the World Economic Forum, the first Chinese head of state to do so. We assess his message to Donald Trump. Plus the author of the “Second Machine Age” Erik Brynjolfsson on why governments are failing to address the downsides of automation. And Harvard’s Ken Rogoff examines the The Curse of Cash and why reducing our dependency on it might be a good thing Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/01/17·23m 25s

Money talks: Turbulence ahead

Airlines have gone on an unprecedented shopping spree - but is their luck running out? We examine how Mexico might respond to Donald Trump's threats on trade. And can the way people buy pet insurance help the US sort out mushrooming costs in human health care? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/01/17·14m 8s

Money talks: We wish you a merry reorganisation

In a Money talks special, Anne McElvoy brings in Suzane Heywood and Stephen Heidari-Robinson, authors of Reorg: How to get it right. They delve into the art and science of reorganising a business Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/16·17m 2s

Money talks: The most profitable time of the year

We look at the decline in holiday spending in America and ask whatsurprises 2017 could bring. And Adrian Wooldridge takes on the ghostsof capitalism past, present and future Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/16·15m 35s

Money talks: Breitbart and the business of nationalism

The conservative website Breitbart News is expanding its business into France and Germany after a boost from the American election. Our correspondent Elizabeth Winkler considers its chances of success abroad. Also on the show: Globalisation may be in reverse in the financial world. And, fifty-years old and under pressure from China, the Asian Development Bank is evolving. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/16·15m 30s

Money talks: How the weakest bank in Europe just got weaker

We examine Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the bank at the epicentre of the crisis in Italy. Last week OPEC moved to rescue oil prices. Will companies now rush back into exploration? And how the birth of a new motorbike in downtown New York could revitalise inner-city manufacturing Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/16·15m 36s

Money talks: Is the anger over trade justified?

Soumaya Keynes speaks to leading economist Richard Baldwin about how to mitigate globalisation's destructive effects. Also on the show: South Africa’s debt rating is just one notch above junk. How might the country bounce back? And why golf is no longer cool in Japan. Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/11/16·17m 43s

Money talks: The fate of Trump Inc.

Our New York bureau chief Patrick Foulis argues Donald Trump should relinquish any control over his businesses before moving into the White House. Also on the show: There’s a new set of reforms worrying Europe’s beleaguered banks and why economists are not immune to fads. Simon Long hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/16·16m 34s

Money talks: Trump bumps and slumps

Philip Coggan recaps a week of market reactions to Donald Trump's surprise victory. Simon Rabinovitch how China might use the defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in America to assert its trade leadership. And Stanley Pignal assesses the fallout from India's shock announcement that it is scrapping the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/16·16m 1s

Money talks: Basket case bounce

One casualty of campaign hyperbole in America has been the reputation of the economy. But Henry Curr challenges the view that it is down in the dumps. John O’Sullivan argues some of the world’s worst-performing economies can still turn themselves around. And finally, why the constitutional referendum in Italy matters so much to business in the country Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/16·15m 25s

Money talks: The homeless elite

Adrian Wooldridge talks about the political isolation of America’s business class. Ryan Avent assesses the future of the gig economy after a court rules against Uber in Britain. And finally: buy a pair of TOMS Shoes and the company will donate a pair to a child in need. But does it actually do good? Soumaya Keynes reports on the economics of this one-to-one scheme. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/11/16·16m 15s

Money talks: Wall Street v Main Street

In the first of our Economist Radio specials from Washington, Money Talks examines the Wall Street versus Main Street argument playing out in the election. Our Buttonwood columnist dissects how markets might respond to a Trump win. And award-winning MIT economist, David Autor, dissects the negative consequences of free trade. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/16·23m 12s

Money talks: Countdown for Tesla

Patrick Foulis joins host Simon Long to take a look at the financial gymnastics keeping Elon Musk's business empire afloat. Also: the shadow economies that need a fuse of transparency and private equity's socialist secret Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/10/16·14m 43s

Money talks: Flash Crash Bang Wallop

Philip Coggan joins host Simon Long to explain the political and technological roots of the latest flash crash in the value of the pound. Also: Ryan Avent delves into the work that won the latest Economics Nobel prize Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/16·10m 43s

Money talks: Deutsche's dilemma

Patrick Lane our banking editor discusses how a hefty fine from the Department of Justice is one of many problems facing Deutsche Bank. Joel Budd says microfinance is making a comeback. And finally, Adam Roberts talks about how Norway's sovereign wealth fund sets an example for the world. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/10/16·14m 25s

Money talks: Navel-gazing nations

Our economics editor John O'Sullivan reflects on the future of globalisation in a world increasingly hostile to free trade. Soumaya Keynes discusses the merits of cash transfers over food aid for Syrian refugees. And our South-East Asia bureau chief unpacks the business of mixed martial arts. Simon Long hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/09/16·15m 47s

Money talks: Nuclear power play

Simon Long hosts as Money talks investigates why British Prime Minister Theresa May decided to go ahead with a new nuclear power plant. Also: the great pensions reckoning facing economies worldwide and how a tech paper tiger is breaking new ground for innovators in Berlin Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/09/16·14m 17s

Money talks: Fear the corporation

Adrian Wooldridge, our Schumpeter columnist, discusses the perils of global mega-companies. In an era where more firms are dying than are being born, are giant incumbents stifling competition? Also on the show: why African cities disappoint when it comes to living standards, and Venezuela's multinational nightmare. Andrew Palmer hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/09/16·16m 14s

Money talks: Uber's mega ambitions

Our Asia economics editor gives us his report on the G20 summit and why leaders pushed Theresa May for a 'soft' Brexit. Alexandra Suich, our US technology editor, discusses Uber's plans to transform the world of personal transport. And our Schumpeter columnist tells us why companies should cherish introverts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/09/16·15m 47s

Money talks: Ireland's forbidden fruit

An EU tax ruling held that Apple owes Ireland more than €13 billion; why is the Irish government likely to reject the windfall? Host Anne McElvoy is joined by Matthew Valencia to explain. And, Ryan Avent digs deep into work, status and technological disruption Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/08/16·14m 2s

Money talks: Treks and hikes

Henry Curr talks about the annual meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole and why they are discussing a change to inflation targeting. And Soumaya Keynes and Ryan Avent round-up the best economic blogs this month - how does the sharing economy impact niceness? Andrew Palmer hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/08/16·19m 14s

Money talks: Have we reached peak TV?

Gady Epstein, our media editor, discusses the rise of Netflix and whether the TV industry is sowing the seeds of its own demise by producing too many shows. Soumaya Keynes tells us what countries can do to increase their Olympic gold-medal haul. And finally, our finance correspondent talks about a new plan for Italy's ailing banks. Matthew Valencia hosts Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/08/16·16m 30s

Money talks: The great wall of Trump

Buttonwood columnist Philip Coggan hosts as Callum Williams explains how the Bank of England is trying to stimulate lending. Adam Roberts checks in on the health of Silvio Berlusconi's business empire. And, US data journalist Wade Zhou investigates the costs of Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/08/16·12m 55s

Money talks: Stressed out banks

On this show we focus on vulnerabilities in the banking sector. Kevin Rodgers, author of Why Aren't They Shouting?, tells us why the technological advances that were once a boon for finance are now a source of instability. And our finance correspondent discusses the latest round of stress tests on Europe's banks and why they ignore potential perils. Andrew Palmer hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/08/16·15m 46s

Money talks: Luring financial firms to Luxembourg

Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg's finance minister, talks to host Andrew Palmer about how his country aims to thrive post-Brexit, and how it intends to improve tax transparency in the wake of the LuxLeaks scandal. And in our final segment, Tamzin Booth, our business editor, discusses why Abenomics fails to live up to the hype, but is still not a failure Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/07/16·17m 6s

Money talks: A coup de grâce for the Turkish economy?

Finance editor Edward McBride is joined by Simon Rabinovitch, who has delved into the history of coups to find out how attempts to overthrow a government can disrupt economic growth. And, an investigation into why the banking systems of some of Africa's largest economies are lurching towards crisis Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/07/16·12m 38s

Money talks: How to bounce back from Brexit

Edward McBride, Finance editor, investigates how badly leaving the EU might hurt the British economy, and what can be done to limit the damage. Also, Natasha Loder explains how Theranos left investors in the lurch, and we hear why some European firms are rushing to build expensive new headquarters. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/07/16·13m 43s

Money talks: Italian banks are the new Brexit

Saddled with too many bad debts, Italy's banks have the potential to drag Europe into yet another crisis. The country's prime minister, Matteo Renzi, may defy EU rules and bail them out. Also on the show: Stanley Pignal, our Mumbai-based correspondent, discusses the case of the missing account books at the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines. And is cash worth the hassle? Edward McBride hosts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/16·16m 29s

Money talks: Brexit bedlam

Brexit shook global financial markets so hard that some saw parallels with the financial crisis of 2008. Through all the economic and political uncertainties, the vote will fundamentally change Britain and Europe. This week, Edward McBride speaks to our team of correspondents about the turmoil in the markets, the future of Britain’s banking industry and if there is anything regulators or politicians can do to save the City. Sacha Nauta, our European finance correspondent, also talks about the savvy traders who profited from the market fallout. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/06/16·16m 46s

Money talks: Is CEO pay out of control?

Edward McBride brings in business affairs editor Andrew Palmer to reflect on the ever growing pay packets of company bosses. Also, Max Rodenbeck reports from Delhi on the resignation of India's central bank governor Rajan Raghuram, and health care correspondent Natasha Loder explains how big data could mean big returns for investors in genomics. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/06/16·14m 37s

Money talks: The economics of gun violence

Finance editor Edward McBride is joined by free exchange columnist Ryan Avent to discuss the economics of gun violence and gun control in the wake of the Orlando shootings. And, Asia economics editor Simon Rabinovitch lifts the lid on the mysterious shadow banks of Wenzhou. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/06/16·12m 1s

Money talks: Are asset managers worth the money?

Edward McBride brings in Philip Coggan to get to the bottom of asset management fees. And, data journalists Dan Rosenheck and Wade Zhou excavate the numbers behind the numbers in the world of Broadway musicals. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/06/16·14m 31s

Money talks: Banks brace for Brexit

Already under pressure to cut costs, banks are reluctant to spend on contingency plans. But leaving the EU could turn their business upside down. Patrick Lane, banking editor, reports. Also, Soumaya Keynes asks: how many workers are at risk of being replaced by machines? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/05/16·15m 26s

Money talks: Regulating the digital economy

How should digital platforms like Google and Facebook be regulated? And quinoa has impressed everyone from Oprah to the United Nations but is quinoa competition putting farmers in Bolivia and Peru out of business? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/05/16·15m 16s

Money talks: How to fix the Federal Reserve

Finance editor Edward McBride presents a US special, taking on conflicts of interest at the heart of American finance and examining the grim reality behind optimistic stock forecasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/05/16·14m 13s

Money talks: Bailout in Brussels

The Greek government's massive debts are troubling Europe again; and does the quest for affordable housing trump the right to a holiday home? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/16·12m 29s

Money talks: I am Bitcoin

Craig Wright claims to have founded the cryptocurrency. Our technology and business affairs editors debate whether his 'proofs' add up. Plus China's looming debt crisis - and the economics of Game of Thrones Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/05/16·22m 36s

Money talks: Emerging market déjà vu

Commodities, emerging markets and inflation expectations may all have reached a turning point. Is it 1999 all over again? And we explore whether China's strategic ambitions in Africa are overstated Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/04/16·10m 2s

Money talks: Single and ready to spend

Unmarried women are becoming an increasingly potent economic force and we check in with the author of our Special report on business in Africa Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/04/16·14m 2s

Money talks: How Russia bounced back from the oil crash

The agile response of the Russian Central bank to the oil crisis caught many off guard; so, how did the organs of Russian finance weather the crash? And, as the Panama papers threaten global tax havens, where should privacy end and transparency begin? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/04/16·12m 8s

Money talks: The Panama evasion

The leak of a huge trove of documents from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm, creates an uproar from Iceland to China Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/16·13m 37s

Money talks: The problem with profits

THIS WEEK: What too much profit at the top means for America and how billionaires in emerging countries are riding the waves of economic growth Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/03/16·12m 12s

Money talks: Fudge-ocracy

This week: What a study about promotions in China might say about the country's GDP data, and stormy waters ahead for asset managers Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/03/16·10m 37s

Money talks: Bitcoin lessons

The digital currency was created to challenge existing financial institutions, but may end up helping bankers Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/16·6m 57s

Money talks: Heavy-metal China

Optimism about China's economy has fuelled a resurgence of commodity prices from iron ore to oil. But how long will it last? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/03/16·10m 18s

Money talks: Argentina in the black

Argentina's debt crisis seems finally to be coming to an end. Will its deal with creditors enable it to borrow abroad again at last? Should lenders to Venezuela, on the brink of its own default, applaud or shudder? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/03/16·12m 21s

Money talks: Trumponomics

Donald Trump's presidential campaign is astounding political analysts and flummoxing economists; and we also look at whether high denomination bank notes are useful only to criminalsCorrection: We attribute an analysis of Donald Trump's economic proposals at 2:40 minutes to the Tax Policy Centre, when in fact it is from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. We regret the error. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/16·10m 25s

Money talks: Clutching at straws

This week we discuss whether policy-makers are out of ammunition to fight global financial jitters, pondering efforts to prop up oil prices and signs that central banks will ease monetary policy further Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/02/16·9m 55s

Money talks: Banks and bear markets

Our correspondents discuss sharp falls in the value of bank stocks and evaluate the parallels with the 2007-08 financial crisis Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/16·9m 31s

Money talks: A peer-to-peer Ponzi scheme

Ponzi schemes abound in China and the latest has bilked nearly one million investors; and we also look at why negative interest rates have gone from being a European phenomenon to a global one Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/16·12m 17s

Money talks: The tax man cometh

A deal struck between Google and the British government over back payments signals change in the way multinationals will be taxed, though it is proving controversial Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/16·9m 9s

Money talks: The drawback of cheap oil

Our energy and economics editors explain why the plummeting oil price may not be as good as usual for the world economy and our Buttonwood columnist discusses his award-winning article on the deep-rooted problems of the financial sector Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/16·12m 5s

Money talks: A cocktail of risks

Worries about the Chinese economy continue to dog global markets. Famous economists and investors are making grim predictions. Is 2016 the year of doom and gloom? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/16·10m 20s

Money talks: The Big Mac Index

The Economist’s burger benchmark aims to make exchange-rate theory more digestible. Our correspondents chew over the reasons some currencies appear as cheap as chips Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/16·10m 37s

Money talks: The scandals of 2016

Our hosts look into their crystal ball to identify the scandals of tomorrow. Look out for swindled art collectors, spoiled wine connoisseurs, bungled legal invoices and rigging in sports Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/15·12m 5s

Money talks: Money in the movies

Finding the bad guy in Hollywood films is easy: he either has a British accent or he works in finance. Philip Coggan and Oliver Morton analyse cinema’s famous financiers Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/12/15·12m 51s

Money talks: Should we tax sugar?

Governments around the world are taxing sugary drinks to help curb obesity, but do so-called 'sin taxes' on the likes of sugar or cigarettes work or has the nanny state gone rogue? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/15·11m 52s

Money talks: Terrorism and the economy

Analysing the effects of terrorist acts on lost GDP or lower stockmarket indices may seem to be missing the point. But terrorists aim to wreak havoc, including with our economy Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/15·12m 51s

Money talks: Shy unicorns

Some of Silicon Valley's most successful companies have yet to go public. The private world of "unicorns" is a gentler place than the stockmarket, perhaps artificially Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/15·12m 44s

Money talks: The trust machine

Apostles of blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, think of it as the internet of money with implications stretching far beyond the cryptocurrency Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/11/15·13m 54s

Money talks: The fintech edge

Will Silicon Valley bring down the banks? From payments to remittances, startups are disrupting the world of financial services and luring young talent away from banks Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/10/15·10m 57s

Money talks: The business of skin

From newspapers to music, the media world has been upended by the internet. Porn is no exception. How has the industry survived amid an endless torrent of free adult content? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/09/15·8m 42s

Money talks: Noxious business

Volkswagen confessed to cheating on emissions tests in America in the latest corporate blow-up. How do firms deal with costly disasters both accidental and self-induced? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/15·14m 30s

Money talks: Tumble and fall

The commodities crash forces the mining and trading group behemoth, Glencore, to drastically adjust its balance sheet as global trade stalls and the copper market swoons Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/15·9m 53s

Money talks: Chinese ripples

Another week of market volatility sees the Fed possibly going ahead with a rate rise, Chinese manufacturing drop and oil prices see saw Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/15·9m 27s

Money talks: China's boom gone bust

The stockmarket rout in China could be the first step towards a recasting of the global economy or a summertime speedbump in an otherwise healthy economy Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/15·12m 51s

Money talks: Not so hot commodities

Commodities take a further dive which has impacted inflation globally and America finally eases its ban on crude oil exports Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/15·11m 55s

Money talks: LIBOR prison blues

A trader is sentenced to 14 years in prison for rate-rigging, armoured cars enter the luxury goods market and the British government sells down its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/15·9m 42s

Money talks: Separation anxiety

Greece seems to have lost allies as Eurozone ministers set a new deadline for reforms, Barclays sacks its chief executive and China's stockmarket is floundering Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/07/15·9m 51s

Money talks: Iceland's return

Sweeping changes at Deutsche Bank and HSBC and Iceland's capital controls are lifted, delicately Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/15·6m 17s

Money talks: Show me the risk

WHY fears of an economic slump in America are overblown, and why Mark Carney's Financial Stability Board is taking aim at asset managers Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/06/15·8m 46s

Money talks: Crunch time for Athens

Greece approaches a real deadline with creditors on June 5th,America's economy shakes and China's stockmarket wobbles Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/15·9m 35s

Money talks: Three economies

The economies of America, Britain and Ukraine Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/15·8m 4s
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