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FT News Briefing

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

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  • 18.10.2021
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    We answer a listener question about population growth

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/2d52df0d-ba41-45e3-9a0f-bb72a22f7d7c The rising cost of fuel is threatening airlines’ recovery from the pandemic. Plus, a listener asked us if economic growth is tied to population growth. The FT’s statistical journalist, Federica Cocco, has been exploring this very question and says the answer is more complex than it may seem. Fuel price spike threatens airlines’ recovery from pandemic https://www.ft.com/content/cb53e204-362d-4dd1-b84d-9e697b92e692 Do you have a financial or economic question you want us to answer? Email Marc at [email protected] . The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 15.10.2021
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    S&P stink bomb, LinkedIn loves Ted Lasso

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/50168b7b-c72d-4443-965f-4a26d79f6a40 Fumio Kishida talks to the FT in his first interview as Japan’s new prime minister, an academic paper suggests that entry into the S&P 500 could be influenced by whether companies buy other services from the index’s parent company S&P Global. Plus, the FT’s Pilita Clark explains that Ted Lasso has been a surprise hit on the networking site LinkedIn because of the leadership lessons in the comedy series. Prime minister Fumio Kishida pledges to steer Japan away from Abenomics https://www.ft.com/content/ffa6754f-3c12-4729-921d-aa2acc5e96ee Entry into S&P 500 could be influenced by ratings sales, research suggests https://www.ft.com/content/bf66d606-b2a2-4f79-a93e-908e7bb9425a Ted Lasso’s leadership lessons https://www.ft.com/content/238bca26-c48e-4d36-b00a-6e30eee28250 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 14.10.2021
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    Women still battle for start-up finance

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/d8781394-95a8-4411-9f19-69ddbb7e3200 UK ministers trying to fund the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda are looking to relax rules shielding tens of millions of retirement savers from high charges, Latin American tech start-ups are attracting more investment than south-east Asia. Plus, the FT’s business columnist, Helen Thomas, explains why women entrepreneurs are locked out of venture capital circles that are dominated by men. Pension savers face risk of higher fees as Sunak seeks billions for ‘levelling up’ https://www.ft.com/content/a8cad0f1-fd85-40ed-aa19-e71728f10825 How Latin America became tech’s next big frontier - with Michael Stott https://www.ft.com/content/5440b1cf-3523-4a4d-96bc-07a2c2132069 Start-up finance is a closed shop for women - with Helen Thomas https://www.ft.com/content/60caa57e-d40d-4d6f-974a-1d14a3798d27 China/inflation: soy sauce price rise serves up global warning https://www.ft.com/content/9f8f6fea-467e-4bd8-aad2-77baf831dbdd The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 13.10.2021
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    US solar project gives clean energy proponents a beacon of hope

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/9a0a8048-a6e1-4557-8b0a-37fb5bf67e84 The global economy is entering a phase of inflationary risk, the IMF warned on Tuesday, as it called on central banks to be “very, very vigilant” and take early action to tighten monetary policy should price pressures prove persistent; resurgent consumer demand in the US is feeding hopes of a strong holiday shopping season but that demand is further straining supply chains and many large retailers are stocking up on merchandise much earlier than usual; and a huge solar array on Colorado’s southern High Plains will officially launch this week, giving green energy proponents a new beacon for their cause. IMF warns of need to be ‘very, very vigilant’ over rising inflation risks - with Colby Smith https://www.ft.com/content/f73d584f-fb2a-4a2f-ab8a-fa759031fa59 Georgieva keeps job but close decision leaves cloud over IMF - with Colby Smith https://www.ft.com/content/f0db92e6-38f4-44e6-ba54-831b8b526dcf US Christmas retail crush comes early as supply chains buckle - with Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson https://www.ft.com/content/600b73e9-df2b-4748-8201-6ae8bb1213bf Solar-powered steel mill blazes trail for green energy transition - with Derek Brower https://www.ft.com/content/f6693948-2c3d-4508-96cf-c374ef0fa6ad The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.10.2021
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    How Elon Musk’s new rocket could transform the space race

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/ee0421e8-e101-4b0b-811e-0125c6be2449 Henry Kravis and George Roberts stepped down from KKR on Monday after nearly half a century in charge of one of the most formidable financial enterprises that Wall Street has ever known, the price of US crude oil hit a fresh seven-year high on Monday on fears that fuel demand was recovering faster from last year’s economic slowdown than producers could bring supply to the market, and Elon Musk hopes that Space X’s Starship will help take humans to Mars while rivals fear it will dominate US deep space exploration. US oil benchmark hits another seven-year high amid supply fears https://www.ft.com/content/fbd93abc-beae-49b1-a9dc-b648aaccdb55 Henry Kravis and George Roberts step down as KKR chiefs - with Antoine Gara https://www.ft.com/content/242ff7f2-4f31-4fc1-9f73-fe5db25260a1 SpaceX: how Elon Musk’s new rocket could transform the space race - with Richard Waters https://www.ft.com/content/25e2292b-a910-41c8-9c55-09096895f673 Three economists share Nobel Prize for pioneering ‘natural experiments’ https://www.ft.com/content/529519b0-d799-4217-9aa6-975db28ab478 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 11.10.2021
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    IMF leadership scandal clouds annual meetings

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/4ce62a29-5401-4fa1-8af4-20e892e50fe8 Divisions between the US and Europe over whether Kristalina Georgieva should remain in her post as IMF chief are set to overshadow the fund’s flagship annual meetings this week, and the Chinese company BYD is one of the world’s biggest electric vehicles battery makers and also makes its own EVs which it hopes to market globally; and our Science Editor, Clive Cookson, talks about new research into personalised treatments for depression using electrical brain implants, or neural electronics, that also could be used for other conditions. Divisions over Georgieva’s fate to overshadow IMF annual meeting - with Colby Smith https://www.ft.com/content/a0cfb7d5-ad32-4aa1-9e08-952accde5b44 Battery technology gives China an opening in electric vehicles - with Henry Sanderson https://www.ft.com/content/fcbc860b-51cd-40d8-b65f-db97ce9adc57 Electrical brain implants: a new way to treat depression? - with Clive Cookson https://www.ft.com/content/b255322b-eb91-4898-aa79-e29d51794b73 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 09.10.2021
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    Introducing Behind the Money, Inside ESG: The tiny fund that took on a US giant and won

    The story of how a tiny, unknown hedge fund took on a giant of corporate America over climate change - and won. Charlie Penner of Engine No 1 talks about the very public proxy campaign he launched against Exxon Mobil, forcing the oil major to prepare for a future free of fossil fuels. In the third episode of our special five-part series on sustainable or ESG investing, produced in partnership with the FT’s Moral Money team, Derek Brower, US energy editor, and Attracta Mooney, the FT’s investment correspondent, reflect on whether the battle between Engine No 1 and Exxon marks the beginning of a new kind of activist investor. Engine No 1, the giant-killing hedge fund, has big plans DWS probes spark fears of greenwashing claims across investment industry Check out stories and up-to-the-minute news from the Moral Money team here . Get 30 days of the premium Moral Money newsletter free, together with complimentary access to FT.com for the same period, visit www.ft.com/insideesg Review clips: The Sun, Channel 4 News, Euronews, PBS Newshour, GMA, CNN, CNBC, ExxonMobil See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 08.10.2021
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    Ireland signs on to landmark global corporate tax deal

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/fca004be-9f93-4681-bdd1-931ba5c2f50f Ireland has finally abandoned its cherished 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate and signed up to a minimum 15 per cent global rate that will cost the country about €2bn in lost revenues; it was a volatile week for energy markets; and stagflation has returned as a risk for investors and cast a shadow over the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Plus, the FT’s deputy head of Lex, Elaine Moore, digs into the allegation that Facebook presents misleading user numbers. Stagflation risk returns for investors as gas prices surge https://www.ft.com/content/1e68148c-7f61-4bb4-af68-aa2c7d898111 OECD close to final global compact on corporate tax https://www.ft.com/content/3e3e6a7d-67d5-437d-a7b2-29c52ce9c78f Ireland signs up to global corporate tax deal https://www.ft.com/content/2a2f69aa-f61a-4f4e-934f-293665019229 Facebook: whistleblower allegations of misleading audience size should be taken seriously https://www.ft.com/content/3efd0b49-0dc3-41c5-b4b5-1f553d7bbc23 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 07.10.2021
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    Panama, Paradise, Pandora. What’s changed in the world of tax avoidance?

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/411bb70a-8fe9-41ef-bd58-e4798b12c2a2 Vladimir Putin hinted that Russia’s state-backed monopoly pipeline exporter, Gazprom, may increase supplies to help Europe avoid a full-blown energy crisis, and US energy secretary Jennifer Granholm has raised the prospect of releasing crude oil from the government’s strategic petroleum reserve as the Biden administration confronts a politically perilous surge in the price of gasoline; General Motors plans to double its revenues by 2030 as the company steers towards electric vehicles, and the latest data leak detailing the financial affairs of the global elite makes clear how much progress has been made since the world began clamping down in earnest in 2008 — and how much remains to be done. Gas markets whipsaw after Russia offers to stabilise energy prices https://www.ft.com/content/e06c3b5d-153d-4c86-8c49-0d5447d58e76 General Motors aims to double sales by 2030 with boost from electric vehicles https://www.ft.com/content/d02e8cc3-29a1-4634-bfb6-b658b1b4f4a4 From Panama to the Pandora papers: what’s changed in offshore tax https://www.ft.com/content/1fe7a5a1-7515-4226-8906-b9c1eaecc455 JAB seeks to raise $5bn fund to invest in petcare https://www.ft.com/content/93a23966-1b26-4e7b-aa0c-9ff2654e9990 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 06.10.2021
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    Africa’s green superpower

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/eb1b2bc3-1edf-444b-ac44-8e3a79cd8887 Private equity firms are offering the highest premiums for listed companies in more than two decades, and the Facebook whistleblower told Congress on Tuesday the company repeatedly chose to maximise online engagement instead of minimising harm to users. Plus, the FT’s Africa editor, David Pilling, explains Gabon’s effort to reposition itself as a “green superpower” and gain recognition for preserving its tropical forests. Private equity pays record premiums for public companies https://www.ft.com/content/69c28c74-e957-4009-912a-aee1c452995d Facebook chose to maximise engagement at users’ expense, whistleblower says https://www.ft.com/content/41b657c8-d716-436b-a06d-19859f0f6ce4 Africa’s green superpower: why Gabon wants markets to help tackle climate change https://www.ft.com/content/4f0579ac-409f-41d2-bf40-410d5a2ee46b Behind the Money Podcast: The tiny fund that took on a US giant and won https://www.ft.com/behind-the-money The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 05.10.2021
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    Oil prices hit 7-year high

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/bc24e812-a089-43e1-bc7a-289916c97229 US oil prices rose to the highest level in seven years on Monday after Opec and its allies declined to accelerate plans to increase crude production, and shares of big tech companies slid on Monday, with stocks such as Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon dragging the S&P 500 to its lowest close since late July. Plus, the former Facebook employee who leaked explosive internal documents will testify before US lawmakers today and is expected to urge members of Congress to regulate the social media platform much more tightly. Tech stock slide drags Wall Street lower https://www.ft.com/content/1fba7824-ad14-46bd-a379-404e6b18abc0 US oil hits 7-year high after Opec+ resists calls to accelerate production https://www.ft.com/content/ccd6f6d6-6045-4f0c-8638-9b0e01fee1c5 Five problems the Facebook whistleblower wants to fix https://www.ft.com/content/2dbf79af-6dc5-4c98-90f0-af396c13e3ad Warren calls on SEC to probe trading by Federal Reserve officials - with Colby Smith https://www.ft.com/content/9111b7c5-53c5-4d6f-9b6d-ca3533057908 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 04.10.2021
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    DIY gene editing

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/fc9fe04c-96ad-4127-ac98-2fbf579c36b6 The International Monetary Fund’s board will meet this week to examine allegations that managing director Kristalina Georgieva manipulated data to favour China while she worked at the World Bank; Deutsche Bank severed relationships with “a very small number” of wealthy clients with criminal records after the arrest of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein; Plus, the FT’s Alphaville editor, Izabella Kaminska, talks about how the availability of gene-editing tools such as Crispr has led to an explosion of unchecked DIY experiments and dangers associated with biohacking. War of words escalates over China bias claims against IMF chief https://www.ft.com/content/7fbface9-9e1c-41c4-84e9-1eb7fbb2023e Deutsche Bank dropped risky clients after Epstein scandal https://www.ft.com/content/28744ecd-e798-4516-b9bb-6257b37f2377 Bioterror: the dangers of garage scientists manipulating DNA https://www.ft.com/content/9ac7f1c0-1468-4dc7-88dd-1370ead42371 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 01.10.2021
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    Facebook under fire for burying research into mental health impact

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/5f0402b7-812a-4314-aba1-cee242f9e161 US senators are pressuring Facebook to release all its internal research into how its products affect users after a series of revelations about the harm some its platforms cause to vulnerable groups including children. FT European technology correspondent Madhumita Murgia argues that it’s time for Facebook to turn off its digital advertising firehose. FT markets editor Katie Martin deciphers the message from this week’s bond market activity. And FT science editor Clive Cookson discusses how artificial intelligence can improve weather forecasting . Facebook pressed to release research on how its platforms affect users https://www.ft.com/content/b0e387f4-4a2f-49d3-9852-f8cf7dcc211c Time to turn off Facebook’s digital fire hose https://www.ft.com/content/d5dcfece-4e3c-4937-81ac-20dc736c4c27 Global bond market set for worst month since early 2021 https://www.ft.com/content/42e62e77-f830-4e5a-895f-7837a72847b0 DeepMind and UK’s Met Office use AI to improve weather forecasts https://www.ft.com/content/602235aa-7039-472a-80cf-55fa3519ea06 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 30.09.2021
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    Huawei tries to reinvent itself

    As sanctions derail its traditional business, China’s Huawei is scrambling to reinvent itself by shifting into areas less dependent on foreign chip supplies. China’s Belt and Road Initiative has left scores of lower and middle-income countries saddled with “hidden debts” totalling $385bn. Hong Kong’s stock market is on track for its worst quarter for new listings since the earliest days of the Covid-19 pandemic. And Japan’s new Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, is seen as unlikely to veer from his predecessor’s economic policies. Hong Kong faces worst quarter for stock listings since pandemic https://www.ft.com/content/40436534-cd31-4959-a7c1-95065e281046? ‘Hidden debt’ on China’s Belt and Road tops $385bn, says new study, with Ed White https://www.ft.com/content/297beae8-7243-4d93-9fac-09e515e82972 The necessary reinvention of Huawei, with Kathrin Hille https://www.ft.com/content/9e98a0db-8d0a-4f78-90d3-25bfebcf3ac9 Japan’s ruling party appoints ‘Mr status quo’ Fumio Kishida as next leader, with Kana Inagaki https://www.ft.com/content/9c3b578f-2dd5-4913-acc9-4252c80214e1 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 29.09.2021
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    Inflation, inflation, inflation

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/6cd13eb2-0ab7-40a5-816f-43e963a3ce05 The government bond sell-off that began last week on the prospect of higher interest rates ricocheted into the $51tn US stock market on Tuesday, weighing heavily on technology stocks, and Treasury secretary Janet Yellen warned that the US risks running out of money by October 18. Plus, the FT’s Ryan McMorrow chats about China’s latest crackdown on cryptocurrency trading and whether exchanges are cooperating. Janet Yellen warns US risks running out of money by October 18 https://www.ft.com/content/dc589573-0284-409e-a3df-9a4b102569ac US stocks suffer biggest loss since May as bond sell-off hits tech sector https://www.ft.com/content/7541c364-736b-488b-a793-7ba5cf517f49 Oil prices rise above $80 a barrel for first time in three years https://www.ft.com/content/14d4980b-8163-4359-bc4a-fb2b7f7d2c27 Cryptocurrency exchanges start cutting off Chinese users https://www.ft.com/content/9c42c660-7e80-47c2-8b3b-3398c6a22eaf The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 28.09.2021
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    Two Federal Reserve officials step down amid ethics questions

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/1505ec37-b798-4016-8f80-d959bd6eac9c Two senior Federal Reserve officials whose trading activity prompted the US central bank to launch an ethics review on Monday announced they will resign, and today Fed chair Jay Powell will join other central bank chiefs at a European Central Bank forum. Plus, where does Germany go after its razor-thin election? The FT’s Europe editor, Ben Hall, explains that it could be a while before there is a clear picture for the country’s government. Regional Fed chiefs step down after securities trading controversy https://www.ft.com/content/b899a77f-9853-4d20-ad84-21848b7e7ce2 ECB official and OECD warn of rising inflation risks https://www.ft.com/content/55300c7b-ab06-40c4-a5f4-ed02ddb31374 Germany’s ‘kingmaker’ parties to start talks after narrow SPD election win https://www.ft.com/content/fe539f99-8311-4ad7-96c0-ebc30ed9c1a0 Hollywood agency CAA acquiring rival ICM to create movie powerhouse https://www.ft.com/content/fd6a3976-540e-49e7-bf1d-2ac272573033? Join FT journalists on October 4 for a subscriber-only webinar on the outcome of Germany’s historic election and its implications for Germany, Europe and the rest of the world. Register free at ft.com/germanwebinar The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 27.09.2021
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    Wall Street embraces the ‘Forever CEO’

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/c2d3fe11-799d-4f66-be2c-806dda7a9f87 At least two Chinese cities are seizing presale revenues from indebted property developer Evergrande in order to block potential misuse of funds, and the SPAC bubble appears to be deflating as investors pull cash out of special purpose acquisition vehicles at increasingly higher rates; more than 150 US economists and researchers have weighed in on how women will be affected economically if US states add new restrictions on abortion access, polls in Germany closed last night with the two leading parties neck and neck, and the FT’s US banking editor Joshua Franklin discusses shrinking CEO tenure among US finance companies and the “Forever CEOs” who are bucking that trend. Join FT journalists on October 4 for a subscriber-only webinar on the outcome of Germany’s historic election and its implications for Germany, Europe and the rest of the world. Register free at ft.com/germanwebinar Chinese cities seize Evergrande presales to block potential misuse of funds https://www.ft.com/content/595c3f50-755d-4dcc-afc3-4c993e50a936 Soaring Spac redemptions signal their fall from favour https://www.ft.com/content/1a9be04e-a298-49bb-a3d8-2efee22bca01 Lack of abortion access will set US women back, economists warn - with Claire Bushey https://www.ft.com/content/61251b31-0041-461c-bd33-aacf2f13fe10 In era of quick-fire bosses, Wall Street embraces the ‘Forever CEO’ - with Joshua Franklin https://www.ft.com/content/4814a8ca-57a2-43f1-a6da-f126a4254f6d German election likely to extend Merkel’s long goodbye https://www.ft.com/content/f30df070-5415-4bd7-b4b4-0bdd4dff3b3c The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 25.09.2021
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    FT Weekend: How has lockdown changed us? Plus: a night on the Orient Express

    Introducing our new FT Weekend podcast. New episodes every Saturday. This is the last episode of the FT Weekend which will be published in this feed, so if you want to keep listening, subscribe now by searching ‘FT Weekend’ in your podcast app of choice. In our third episode, we explore the question of how we’ve changed. Host Lilah Raptopoulos talks to the writer Imogen West-Knights about the phenomenon of treat brain: how the pandemic spurred our desire to excessively indulge. Then, columnist Janan Ganesh describes why lockdown decidedly did not change him — and why he’s worried if it changed you. Plus: Maria Shollenbarger sweeps us away on the world’s most glamorous train. Links from the episode: —Imogen West-Knights describes Treat Brain: https://www.ft.com/content/3ed08931-80b0-43a0-9bba-6c4bcc1b3e70 —Janan Ganesh on the lockdown epiphany that wasn’t: https://www.ft.com/content/bf7c501e-12a5-4737-b297-15eba91b26a0 —Maria Shollenbarger aboard the Orient Express: https://www.ft.com/content/9f776436-8205-48cc-a879-7a053f388671 —Lilah’s Instagram Live with Esther Perel: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CULKKCcJXdq/ We want to hear from you! Follow us on Twitter @ftweekendpod , and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap . What are you reading, watching, eating, doing, that is making you happy? We want your recommendations, and may use them in a future episode. Write us, or record and send us a voice note at [email protected] . Sound design and mixing is by Breen Turner, with original music by Metaphor Music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 24.09.2021
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    Germany’s unusually unpredictable election

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/74160c71-c5b0-435c-9c09-1c5e9572bb1c German voters head to the poll this weekend and the FT’s Berlin correspondent, Erika Solomon, previews this momentous election. Turkey’s central bank unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate on Thursday despite accelerating inflation that had already turned borrowing costs negative in real terms. A German foreign policy advisor lashed out at the US about the new Aukus security pact. And US Treasury prices dropped and yields rose on Thursday as traders reacted to the prospect of higher interest rates. Government bond yields rise as investors look to rate rises - with Kate Duguid https://www.ft.com/content/41481456-0bc1-4c54-8e54-05e2ab4042eb Turkey cuts interest rate to send lira tumbling as inflation soars - Ayla Jean Yackley https://www.ft.com/content/ad0f061a-7494-4ff3-be30-c5e8436cfaa9 Aukus security pact is ‘insult to a Nato partner’, says Merkel adviser https://www.ft.com/content/dfc4f860-c178-4c2a-a46c-c5f4e5595b1a Germany’s election: a new era of uncertain coalition politics - with Erika Solomon https://www.ft.com/content/1fb608e3-1b57-4361-894e-7dc1d1a5abfd The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 23.09.2021
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    Federal Reserve eyes 2022 rate rise

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/a3b42914-2e0e-4246-bc45-1ea9b19b690b The Federal Reserve has given its strongest signal yet that it will start tapering its bond buying stimulus programme this year and more central bank officials see a first interest rate rise in 2022; Japan’s SoftBank has followed Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala in backing a new $2.5bn private equity fund set up by former US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin just eight months after he left office; and the FT’s James Kynge explains that the unravelling of China’s Evergrande property developer shows deep flaws in the country’s growth strategy. More Fed officials see first interest rate rise in 2022 https://www.ft.com/content/719c11ec-fb24-40b3-a661-518aa3bc6028 SoftBank backs Steven Mnuchin’s $2.5bn private equity fund https://www.ft.com/content/24da1d88-8e63-4868-849f-3e3ecff1c39a Valued at $41bn in 2020, the spectacular unravelling of the Chinese property group Evergrande exposes deep flaws in Beijing’s growth strategy https://www.ft.com/content/ea1b79bf-cbe3-41d9-91da-0a1ba692309f Rachman Review: Biden and the world https://www.ft.com/rachman-review The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 22.09.2021
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    Gulf states caught between US and China

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/bde35a2f-ae3f-4fc5-920f-a6bca45d9eb3 Poland and Hungary could lose billions of euros in EU regional aid as the European Commission prepares to wield powers linking the funds to human rights standards in member states, and the ride-hailing group Uber says it is on course to report its first-ever profitable quarter, on an adjusted basis, after more than a decade of burning through billions of dollars in cash, and Gulf states are struggling to balance relations between Washington and Beijing. Behind the Money, Inside ESG: is the $1.7tn wave of sustainable investing hope or hype? https://www.ft.com/behind-the-money Poland and Hungary face threat to EU regional aid over human rights concerns https://www.ft.com/content/3ca265c0-d1d1-4acf-bc9e-b208dab98293 Uber on course to post first profitable quarter https://www.ft.com/content/ee8c9dfa-b59e-4415-b380-1cdf2f15976c ‘More of China, less of America’: how superpower fight is squeezing the Gulf https://www.ft.com/content/4f82b560-4744-4c53-bf4b-7a37d3afeb13 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 21.09.2021
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    Evergrande’s troubles loom over global markets

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/dd3aef66-5189-4b85-873a-e82c80be3c2d Global financial markets are jittery about the possible default of indebted Chinese property developer Evergrande but the FT’s markets editor Katie Martin explains why it is unlikely to be another Lehman Brothers; foreign investors, especially from China and Japan, have become major buyers of US Treasuries and could prop up the market if the Fed withdraws; and Coinbase backed down from launching a new lending product after US regulators threatened to sue. Wall Street stocks sell off as Evergrande crisis intensifies https://www.ft.com/content/952923b7-f421-407e-b14a-ad2ff190a134 Foreign investors help prop up Treasury market as Fed considers retreat https://www.ft.com/content/47551bfb-8ca3-4e73-b34b-0ad19905ae15 Shell agrees $9.5bn sale of Permian Basin oil business to ConocoPhillips https://www.ft.com/content/33e48318-91ab-47e4-88f3-72986b0a85f6 Coinbase abandons lending product after SEC pushback https://www.ft.com/content/bd09f8bf-e65b-4870-affe-55b5346af3e1 Rusal strikes deal to supply Budweiser with ultra low-carbon cans https://www.ft.com/content/ff76ebe5-ca61-417c-b191-1a2c152a935e The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 20.09.2021
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    China’s digital dictatorship

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/efcae358-e439-4135-9600-55b23dcd7dc8 Australia’s nuclear submarine deal with the US and UK is set to provide a political boost for Scott Morrison’s conservative government, and UK business and energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is due to meet energy suppliers on Monday amid fears that dozens of companies could go bust in the coming weeks due to record high gas and electricity prices, and Beijing has pushed through reams of regulations and policies designed to shore up China’s data security, reinforcing the control it exercises over huge volumes of data used in governing the country, boosting the economy and ordering people’s lives. Australia and France intensify war of words over cancelled submarine deal https://www.ft.com/content/55173c4e-79a4-4a65-8294-3fc666026a0b Morrison’s submarine deal drives wedge between Australian opposition https://www.ft.com/content/e7e40eae-0011-4d0a-8a59-b5d5625c7389 UK energy groups ask for government ‘bad bank’ to weather gas crisis - with David Sheppard https://www.ft.com/content/684e4ef1-87a9-4bdf-96f4-956df4e0a1e2 China and Big Tech: Xi’s blueprint for a digital dictatorship - with James Kynge https://www.ft.com/content/9ef38be2-9b4d-49a4-a812-97ad6d70ea6f The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 18.09.2021
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    FT Weekend: The stories we tell, with Elif Shafak

    Introducing our new FT Weekend podcast. New episodes every Saturday. We will soon stop publishing FT Weekend on this feed, so you if want to keep listening, subscribe now before you forget! Search FT Weekend in your podcast app of choice. In this episode, Life & Arts columnist Enuma Okoro explores what our cities tell us about ourselves. Then Lilah speaks with Elif Shafak—the most widely read woman novelist in Turkey—about writing in countries without freedom of speech, and her new book, The Island of Missing Trees. Plus: our prolific Undercover Economist Tim Harford makes a case for letting go of your to-do list. You can subscribe to the FT Weekend podcast by searching for 'FT Weekend' wherever you listen. We're on Twitter @ftweekendpod , and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap . Email us at [email protected] . Links from the episode: —Enuma Okoro’s love letter to New York City: https://www.ft.com/content/e2507d84-9a12-4755-a9c7-41c9ea116947 —Lilah’s piece about visiting Armenia: https://www.ft.com/content/2e2f38b0-e7a1-11e8-8a85-04b8afea6ea3 —Review of Elif Shafak’s novel, The Island of Missing Trees: https://www.ft.com/content/1a064a06-bd19-43c7-8237-38931853d0e2 —Tim Harford on to-do lists: https://www.ft.com/content/06ffe40d-fdcc-4be8-b536-810cedce7ed1 —Oliver Burkeman on how not to waste your life (paywall): https://www.ft.com/content/dd0d477b-c1f7-4d74-af68-c1ef1692566c Sound design and mixing is by Breen Turner, with original music by Metaphor Music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 17.09.2021
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    Laos welcomes cryptocurrency miners

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/8e3784f8-5605-40aa-a8b5-3d0e5bdae9a9 An unpublished internal model seen by the FT shows that the European Central Bank expects to hit its elusive 2 per cent inflation target by 2025, and Myanmar’s shadow government is fighting back against the military junta. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains why Laos is allowing cryptocurrency mining. Unpublished ECB inflation estimate raises prospect of earlier rate rise https://www.ft.com/content/0ee1336d-1c7c-43b5-a8ed-f141f31fb70e Laos pushes into crypto as it authorises mining and trading https://www.ft.com/content/3a820200-0128-42b3-be6c-f5abd6381efa Myanmar violence mounts after shadow government embraces ‘war’ https://www.ft.com/content/492bd2b6-e5c9-4d9e-81ea-b95f6c14aef9 MassMutual fined $4m over meme-stock trading by ‘Roaring Kitty’ https://www.ft.com/content/7ce3b9a4-1f86-4e49-a3cf-6b5a445fef0e The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 16.09.2021
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    Alexa, pass the scalpel?

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/91b4abd2-1ef7-4069-ac25-a4759a2ddfb8 Washington has launched a security partnership with London and Canberra which will support Australia’s plan to build a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines and strengthen the allies’ ability to counter China, and Canada holds an election next week with prime minister Justin Trudeau facing unexpected competition, and Amazon plans to become just as ubiquitous in healthcare as it is in other markets by producing the tools and platforms to underpin an industry on the cusp of dramatic modernisation. US builds bulwark against China with UK-Australia security pact https://www.ft.com/content/565160c7-b5e0-4750-858a-37224bf3db0c The Rachman Review: Is Trudeau’s popularity wearing thin? https://www.ft.com/rachman-review The next Big Tech battle: Amazon’s bet on healthcare begins to take shape https://www.ft.com/content/fa7ff4c3-4694-4409-9ca6-bfadf3a53a62 Didi loses 30% of daily users after Beijing crackdown following IPO https://www.ft.com/content/13a768b0-1000-4cad-8a03-36a1e66f460b The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 15.09.2021
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    China deals a blow to Blackstone’s ambitions

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/24c2b733-9dca-4dcf-81d2-ca90583a3ac9 US consumer prices in August rose at a more moderate pace in a sign that inflationary pressures associated with the end of Covid-19 lockdowns are easing, and bank executives say consumer spending is outpacing pre-pandemic levels as shoppers shrug off the Delta variant, and Blackstone abandoned a large deal in China after Beijing’s antitrust regulators refused to sign off on it within the agreed time frame, and big Chinese cities suspended land auctions in response to rules aimed at lowering housing prices. Pace of US consumer price rises cools slightly in August https://www.ft.com/content/eaf6d095-1531-4458-a504-c110d4101469 US consumers still spending despite Delta risk, banks say https://www.ft.com/content/5189f544-c7ff-4564-8b46-1fb74b70dfd5 Blackstone drops $3bn takeover of property developer Soho China https://www.ft.com/content/b732381e-61ea-4bab-8260-5048ff737047 Chinese land auction blunder undercuts Xi’s inequality crusade https://www.ft.com/content/40187a8f-9776-4036-91ca-665b44cec086? Call of the great outdoors fades for advertisers during muted commuting https://www.ft.com/content/037b6d79-b9e9-4dc1-8224-413a7f613332 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 14.09.2021
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    Diesel vs Doughnuts

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/63d65f6a-045d-4da8-b170-c30642cea5cc Chinese police are using a new anti-fraud app installed on more than 200m mobile phones to question people who have viewed overseas financial news sites, and Brazil’s first openly gay state governor enters the country’s race for president. Plus, the FT’s Houston correspondent, Justin Jacobs, explains why new biofuels refineries are creating headaches for the food industry. China uses app to monitor access to overseas financial news sites https://www.ft.com/content/84b6b889-ae03-47f7-9cd0-bd604b21d5de Brazil governor pitches third way between Bolsonaro and Lula in 2022 elections - with Michael Stott https://www.ft.com/content/06b00d4b-9cf9-41d3-b888-50ee8613bf12 ‘Diesel vs doughnuts’: new biofuel refineries squeeze US food industry - with Justin Jacobs https://www.ft.com/content/b5839a04-a06a-49c1-8622-2974cbb9a84a British hedge fund partner plots return of Trump-era social network Parler https://www.ft.com/content/261fecd4-715f-4b90-a7fa-57d7d4013788 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 14.09.2021
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    Hedge funds flock to Silicon Valley

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/40cef59a-441b-4b97-bea8-7a3ec838bc4b Beijing wants to break up Alipay and create a separate app for the company’s highly profitable loans business, Norway’s voters will weigh in on the country’s petroleum production in what’s being called a “climate election,” and a new analysis found that Ireland is failing to keep US Big Tech companies in check. Plus, the FT’s Laurence Fletcher explains why hedge funds are muscling into Silicon Valley and making a record number of deals. FT survey: The return to the office - are you under pressure to go back? https://survey.ft.com/jfe/form/SV_4MZ2tuhkW4NghKu Beijing to break up Ant’s Alipay and force creation of separate loans app https://www.ft.com/content/01b7c7ca-71ad-4baa-bddf-a4d5e65c5d79 Norway’s oil rises to top of election agenda as climate fears grow - with Richard Milne https://www.ft.com/content/70b3ec35-6558-4032-9a0c-47c40a6df5a8 Ireland ‘fails’ to enforce EU law against Big Tech https://www.ft.com/content/5b986586-0f85-47d5-8edb-3b49398e2b08 Hedge funds muscle in to Silicon Valley with private deals - with Laurence Fletcher https://www.ft.com/content/4935b205-8344-465a-8edf-dc23ec990302 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 14.09.2021
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    Introducing the FT Weekend podcast: 9/11 and the passing of time

    Twenty years after the Twin Towers were brought down, FT Weekend podcast host Lilah Raptopoulos explores where 9/11 sits in our memories. The FT’s New York correspondent Joshua Chaffin introduces us to billionaire developer Larry Silverstein, who bought the World Trade Center in July of 2001 and had to rebuild on the site of a tragedy. How do spaces change in meaning over time? The FT’s former Kabul correspondent Jon Boone introduces us to the “New Afghanistan” generation, what they were promised, and what was lost. Plus: we hear from a woman who fled the Taliban and is now waiting in limbo in Albania, suddenly a refugee. You can subscribe to the FT Weekend podcast by searching for 'FT Weekend' wherever you listen. We’re on Twitter at @FTWeekendpod. Lilah is on Twitter and Instagram @lilahrap. Links from the episode: Josh Chaffin on Larry Silverstein: https://www.ft.com/content/f38a5067-58d1-491f-902f-568abcdd8a84#comments-anchor Jon Boone on The Last Days of the New Afghanistan: https://www.ft.com/content/4a276093-cf85-4da7-9093-6af6443bb53a Sound design and mixing is by Breen Turner, with original music by Metaphor Music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 14.09.2021
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    The SEC vs Coinbase

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/0b052bc2-c481-49c7-a645-c83e90f45ff1 A poll shows leading economists believe the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in 2022 due to inflationary pressures, the ECB says it will move to “a moderately lower pace” in its €1.85tn pandemic emergency purchase programme, and one of China’s largest property developers, Evergrande, faces the risk of default. Plus, the FT’s US Legal and Enforcement Correspondent, Stefania Palma, explains why regulators around the world are keeping an eye on the clash between the Securities and Exchange Commission and the cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase. Economists forecast quicker return to US interest rate rises than Fed projections https://www.ft.com/content/0a7a4edd-b656-4d6a-b608-454241d0288e ECB to slow bond-buying as Europe’s economy improves https://www.ft.com/content/e8a78a9f-8e81-403a-a1be-9ad8e6199e72 SEC puts crypto industry on notice with Coinbase move https://www.ft.com/content/66eca8c0-2d3a-4578-bd92-e604e2af054f Evergrande liquidity crisis: why the property developer faces risk of default https://www.ft.com/content/6d127e05-2208-4226-9cd1-ef2f7463cdf0 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 09.09.2021
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    The world’s biggest direct carbon capture plant

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/7344543b-aefa-4715-8494-7c92e1e531f2 A court heard opening arguments in the case against the founder of the failed blood-testing technology start-up Theranos, Janet Yellen has warned that the US Treasury could run out of cash next month, and PayPal has acquired the Tokyo-based buy now, pay later company, Paidy. Plus, the FT’s environment and clean energy correspondent, Leslie Hook, explains how the world’s largest CO2 direct capture plant works. ‘Failure is not a crime,’ Theranos founder’s lawyers tell jury https://www.ft.com/content/b7462815-f022-4e11-a3fd-a7845b1191a2 Janet Yellen warns US Treasury risks running out of cash in October https://www.ft.com/content/4433d8ef-7d18-4c07-ba08-7f05fcbdb0b8 PayPal to acquire buy now, pay later provider Paidy for $2.7bn https://www.ft.com/content/cdeccd3c-fe41-4228-ad11-9efc6f5c9d2d World’s biggest ‘direct air capture’ plant starts pulling in CO2 https://www.ft.com/content/8a942e30-0428-4567-8a6c-dc704ba3460a EY will invest $2bn to improve audits after series of scandals https://www.ft.com/content/737dd635-dba2-49d7-bcdd-34f467b218ea? The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 08.09.2021
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    Is Xi Jinping moving China into a new era of Maoism?

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/7a545b87-55eb-4dbd-b9a0-c80def4bdcf8 Pfizer’s chief scientific officer Philip Dormitzer denied that the company should have developed a more potent Covid-19 vaccine, and the Taliban has announced Afghanistan’s first government since the US left the country, and James Bullard, president of the St Louis Fed pushed back on concerns that the US labour market recovery is faltering. Plus, the FT’s Beijing bureau chief, Tom Mitchell, explains whether China is heading into a new political era under president Xi Jinping. Top Pfizer scientist defends booster push and vaccine potency https://www.ft.com/content/3ee3efaa-766c-42c9-baf7-9825d3e78edf Taliban announces government as it faces growing crises and isolation https://www.ft.com/content/9cc0e2ca-19ab-4614-a168-76f1e4c1875b Top Fed official pushes for quick ‘taper’ despite weak US jobs growth https://www.ft.com/content/7c2fc0ce-e7c0-4083-92e8-e81d9235ab45 The Chinese control revolution: the Maoist echoes of Xi’s power play https://www.ft.com/content/bacf9b6a-326b-4aa9-a8f6-2456921e61ec The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 07.09.2021
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    Why developing countries are so keen on cryptocurrencies

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/768cdb61-a131-42de-b8d6-42c3c757cb82 Prime minister Boris Johnson will announce a tax rise of more than £10bn a year today, and the military junta that overthrew Guinea’s president is urging mining companies to keep operating. Plus, the FT’s emerging markets correspondent, Jonathan Wheatley, explains why developing countries have provided fertile ground for cryptocurrencies to take hold. Johnson set to unveil £10bn tax rise to fund NHS, social care https://www.ft.com/content/47120539-1930-4065-ae93-de84dc51378c Guinea coup leaders urge mining companies to keep operating https://www.ft.com/content/6ff3fe38-66f1-4d76-995a-457936305dd2 Cryptocurrencies: developing countries provide fertile ground https://www.ft.com/content/1ea829ed-5dde-4f6e-be11-99392bdc0788 ‘Shang-Chi’ smashes Labor Day records with $90m in ticket sales https://www.ft.com/content/731d8697-a894-4f81-aae6-0a27f3cf85ed The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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    Bridgepoint’s hidden executive pay

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/6b286858-b05a-4211-8e04-315b4e8bac38 A frantic summer of dealmaking has put 2021 on track to break records, and Japan’s future is uncertain after prime minister Yoshihide Suga abruptly announced his departure. Plus, the FT’s private capital correspondent explains how a prominent British private equity firm went public this summer but has kept its executive pay opaque Global dealmaking set to break records after frenzied summer https://www.ft.com/content/4b955a75-55a4-4e13-b785-638b88bbfb0b Yoshihide Suga’s exit sets off fight to reshape Japanese politics https://www.ft.com/content/fff52074-ee42-43c3-a96f-d1332005d802 Bridgepoint went public. Executive rewards stayed private. https://www.ft.com/content/25649306-ac8a-4183-894a-7df1eb798acf BrewDog launches venture with Japan’s Asahi to boost sales https://www.ft.com/content/964b92ae-18d7-41a0-b8f1-138baa54870e The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 06.09.2021
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    Introducing FT Weekend: The good life, with chefs Daniel Humm and Alice Waters

    In this first-ever episode of the FT Weekend podcast, host Lilah Raptopoulos talks to Eleven Madison Park’s Daniel Humm and Chez Panisse’s legendary Alice Waters to discover how the world’s top chefs are finding purpose beyond their restaurants. Humm created a buzz in May when he announced that his world-famous restaurant would be going entirely plant-based. Has that risk paid off? And what does it mean to do good as a chef? Plus: the FT’s design critic Edwin Heathcote gives us a tour of the world’s most revengeful architecture, and reporter Madison Darbyshire shares tips for how to furnish your home with old things. You can subscribe to FT Weekend podcast by searching for FT Weekend wherever you listen. We’re on Twitter at @FTWeekendpod . Lilah is on Twitter and Instagram @lilahrap . Links from the episode: Lilah’s piece on chefs (paywall) - https://www.ft.com/content/246cdc2a-f135-4d3d-9d74-e524e9217699 Edwin on the architecture of spite (paywall) - https://www.ft.com/content/1161fbbe-5ae1-4328-bf59-dcd8b1d6564f Madison’s masterclass in flea-market chic - https://www.ft.com/content/6c8bf8a2-ddee-11e9-9743-db5a370481bc Sound design and mixing is by Breen Turner, with original music by Metaphor Music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 06.09.2021
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    US corporate debt binge, FT Weekend podcast preview

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/0b603fa8-7afc-46f3-bae6-46b89a0def8f Bankers and investors are bracing for a bumper month of debt issuance in the US, and Germany’s Dax is welcoming 10 new companies to its index. Plus, the FT’s Lilah Raptopoulos talks about the launch of her new show, the FT Weekend podcast. Banks and investors gear up for US corporate debt binge https://www.ft.com/content/dff0ebdf-1d64-4e9a-9261-6957455d856d Germany’s Dax undergoes makeover as it expands from 30 to 40 https://www.ft.com/content/297a35a8-df37-4091-a283-1914cdbd3e8a FT Weekend podcast https://www.ft.com/ftweekendpodcast UK staycations and return to offices boost retail footfall in August https://www.ft.com/content/15d4a2d0-eaa5-4cf8-bd04-fcb7a34c04b7 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 06.09.2021
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    Banking on cannabis

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/385a236d-c829-47e8-b3a3-c0c3ef2d5387 YouTube has netted 50m paying subscribers for its music streaming services, and the dearth of truckers has become so severe in the US that some fleet owners are petitioning officials to let more foreign operators into the country. Plus, the FT’s US banking editor Josh Franklin explains that top American banks have avoided cannabis companies so a niche finance sector has sprouted up to service this growing industry. YouTube’s music services amass 50m paying subscribers https://www.ft.com/content/ae722400-561c-431a-85eb-e09e1f6b0bb2 US truck driving shortage, with the FT’s Steff Chavez https://www.ft.com/content/a7283077-69de-4bb2-9d0a-1c68090d719f Banking on cannabis: the new network of lenders for a semi-legal industry - with Joshua Franklin, US banking editor https://www.ft.com/content/28d8375a-3bd9-4fba-b1b7-a2e5e8b4fcdb The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 01.09.2021
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    Biden defends US pullout of Afghanistan

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/53441ca2-a824-4f2c-8a76-c10ebde4840b Brussels is drafting a proposal for a €600m package to help Afghanistan’s neighbours host refugees fleeing the Taliban, and luxury brands are uncertain about their future in China after President Xi Jinping’s call for wealth distribution. Plus, the FT’s global finance correspondent, Robin Wigglesworth, explains why investors could become more excited about emerging markets. EU plans €600m package for Afghanistan’s neighbours to avert refugee crisis https://www.ft.com/content/c3688ac7-f7e0-473c-98ea-91735e3278d5 Xi Jinping’s call for wealth redistribution threatens luxury groups’ China boom https://www.ft.com/content/4cf59a34-cd03-48a1-b5d0-0c71922ef9b3 Investors eye emerging market upswing after China shock https://www.ft.com/content/4546f956-c48e-4530-9eaa-e567fa2856e1 Trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes begins in California https://www.ft.com/content/3be72070-bc6a-4181-8ae4-a729758511ce The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 31.08.2021
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    The fight between US service staff and QR codes

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/86c5ce53-69cb-4bf2-b79e-7e67f1b71cfa QR codes have replaced service staff in the pandemic and experts worry that means many jobs lost during the coronavirus pandemic will not return, and Germany’s inflation has risen to its highest level since 2008. Plus, the FT’s US banking correspondent, Imani Moise, explains how Bank of America is fighting a worker shortage by retraining its own employees. QR codes replace service staff as pandemic spurs automation in US - with Taylor Nicole Rogers, labour and equality correspondent https://www.ft.com/content/05754eb3-38a5-488d-af96-5f5a1a7955c1 Bank of America fights war for tech talent by retraining own employees - with Imani Moise, US banking correspondent https://www.ft.com/content/1edee6e4-6b67-4866-a0c6-23b15fa56deb German inflation surges to 13-year high of 3.4% https://www.ft.com/content/55cbd2a2-adc9-406f-ad45-daf90d79d221 Inflation puts pressure on America’s fast-expanding dollar stores https://www.ft.com/content/5853dd3a-0c22-4d2b-a263-ec51bf1a0c29 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 30.08.2021
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    Trailer: Introducing the FT Weekend podcast

    We'd like to introduce you to our new show: FT Weekend. Turn off your email alerts and settle in. Every Saturday, from September 4, join host Lilah Raptopoulos for inspiring conversations, in-depth storytelling, a bit of escapism and a lot of fun. Brought to you by the award-winning Life & Arts journalists at the Financial Times. You can subscribe in your podcast feed of choice by searching for FT Weekend. Sound design and mixing is by Breen Turner, with original music by Metaphor Music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 30.08.2021
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    How community banks were small business saviours during the pandemic

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/e03bcc3e-c418-47e6-9037-0f0030529af0 The US tomorrow will withdraw all of its troops from Afghanistan and the country faces a potential economic catastrophe. The International Monetary Fund’s chief economist warns that emerging market economies can’t afford another ‘taper tantrum.’ Plus, FT contributing editor, Brendan Greeley, explains how US community banks played an instrumental role in keeping small businesses alive during the pandemic. IMF’s Gopinath says emerging economies can’t afford ‘taper tantrum’ redux https://www.ft.com/content/873ca2e8-63d2-40dd-842d-5409169166fa How US community banks became ‘irreplaceable’ in the pandemic https://www.ft.com/content/4face0c6-c1fb-47af-972b-8749e92b4baf Wearables company Whoop valued at $3.6bn after SoftBank investment https://www.ft.com/content/f3dde553-0aa1-4137-bc50-093b1003fa71 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 27.08.2021
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    Life under the Taliban: ‘Herat is now like a ghost city’

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/3e727154-099c-4af8-b3a0-5aa2742bcdca US military officials are blaming Isis for an attack near Kabul airport yesterday that killed at least 13 service members and an unknown number of civilians, and the Federal Reserve is preparing for today’s virtual Jackson Hole economic symposium under the cloud of the Delta variant, and Brussels has warned that it could sever a data-sharing agreement with the UK. Plus, the FT’s Najmeh Bozorgmehr reports on life in Afghanistan’s third-largest city, Herat, now that the Taliban are in control. At least 13 US troops among those killed in Kabul bombings, with Aime Williams in Washington https://www.ft.com/content/817bfbaa-e62a-4cc9-b503-54d0a53dfc52 Life under the Taliban: ‘Herat is now like a ghost city’, with Tehran correspondent Najmeh Bozorgmehr https://www.ft.com/content/d30d1991-252e-4060-aa98-b5831e3f470c Fed prepares for virtual Jackson Hole meeting under cloud of Delta, with US economics editor Colby Smith https://www.ft.com/content/806b507c-3c07-4e93-bc59-763dfeed0e32? EU takes aim at UK plan to rewrite data laws, with EU technology correspondent, Madhumita Murgia https://www.ft.com/content/f344f7ea-2829-46d2-8943-26b73c5804da The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 26.08.2021
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    OnlyFans reverses its controversial porn ban

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/a2aabbbe-070f-48f1-92f2-5ed1ec85cf2b Turkey’s military has begun withdrawing its troops from Kabul airport while the country’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country can’t handle more migrants, and global regulators are imposing heavy fines on financial institutions for failing to stop anti-money laundering. Plus, the FT’s consumer industries reporter, Patricia Nilsson, explains OnlyFans’ ban on sexually explicit content, and its sudden reversal. Turkey begins evacuation of troops from Kabul airport https://www.ft.com/content/22046156-b4de-4b4c-abb5-1ae388f763c9 Erdogan rules out Turkish role as EU ‘warehouse’ for Afghan refugees https://www.ft.com/content/09abc27e-607c-4d83-8e39-84eaa179565e? Anti-money laundering fines surge as watchdogs impose tougher penalties https://www.ft.com/content/7144ff53-5a17-477b-ab75-4f4a88b94fd2 OnlyFans reverses controversial porn ban, with consumer industries reporter Patricia Nilsson https://www.ft.com/content/5468f11b-cb98-4f72-8fb2-63b9623b7b2b German election wide open as Merkel successor loses poll lead https://www.ft.com/content/a1f73855-8b68-4b7a-b0ec-5b9df6c77578 Germany poll tracker: the race to succeed Angela Merkel https://www.ft.com/content/5885e964-6d54-46ba-be63-8fb7009075f2 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 26.08.2021
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    Lawsuit seeks accountability for Beirut port blast

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/03108ae2-9645-4849-a165-52eee0272790 US President Joe Biden is defying international pressure and sticking by his plan to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by the end of the month, and the UK will roll out new regulations to protect children’s data online. Plus, the FT’s legal correspondent, Kate Beioley, talks about the lawsuit that Lebanese lawyers have filed against a UK-registered chemicals company over the 2020 Beirut port blast. Biden refuses to extend evacuation as Taliban blocks Afghans from airport, with US trade correspondent Aime Williams https://www.ft.com/content/a42b6570-d037-41c9-9e35-a0e6779a2e87 UK targets social media, gaming and videos with new Children’s Code https://www.ft.com/content/705e0468-bfcf-4f5d-b777-c25785d950cb? Lebanese lawyers sue UK-registered company over Beirut port blast, with legal correspondent, Kate Beioley https://www.ft.com/content/57e43122-04e5-4cc2-8fea-9ba910da5673 BBQ stocks: Wall Street feels the thrill of the grill https://www.ft.com/content/6a2946b6-2124-4185-8cfa-f493a1f1d1a2? The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 24.08.2021
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    G7 tries to salvage Afghanistan crisis

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/f23d324d-b17e-4f6a-bacd-dad8fed54493 At an emergency G7 meeting US president Joe Biden will hear calls from western allies to negotiate with the Taliban for an extension to the US-led evacuation from Afghanistan while facing the humiliating prospect that the Islamist militants may veto the idea, and a US pandemic assistance programme is set to end early next month, leaving millions of gig workers without the support they’ve come to rely on. Biden squeezed between allies and Taliban on Afghan deadline - with George Parker, political editor https://www.ft.com/content/38838e4f-c55c-4504-9f5b-b7b7f8d904f8 Taliban finances swelled by proceeds of Afghanistan’s shadow economy - with Stephanie Findley, South Asia correspondent https://www.ft.com/content/25b48967-2d8c-4acd-8699-e0cbdf164cb8 US gig workers carry on the fight for rights as jobless aid comes to an end - with Amanda Chu https://www.ft.com/content/09b8b6aa-c545-4499-a615-d256cfa4e62e SHOWNOTES LIVE FT WEBINAR: Join FT correspondents and guests to discuss The Fall of Afghanistan: What Next? on Wednesday 25 August. Sign up for an FT subscriber webinar at ft.com/afghan-webinar The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 23.08.2021
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    Boris Johnson to host Afghanistan crisis talks

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/94500fca-aef3-4ab6-82d5-08005ee49c49 UK prime minister Boris Johnson will on Tuesday host crisis talks on Afghanistan with world leaders as Britain presses the US to extend the evacuation timetable amid chaos and deaths at Kabul airport, US cinema owners meeting in Las Vegas this week hope a slate of blockbusters will draw the curtain on Covid slump, and the spread of non-disclosure agreements, or NDA’s, is bad for companies as well as workers. UK prime minister acknowledges China and Russia as crucial to limiting chaos while US hints at extending pullout deadline https://www.ft.com/content/3073164b-43c5-45ec-bda5-f62f7107a747 Cinemas hope slate of blockbusters draws the curtain on Covid slump - with Christopher Grimes, Los Angeles correspondent https://www.ft.com/content/a44b5c22-0b44-4c34-8f67-5540db152182 FEATURE: The NDA Boom is bad for both workers and employers - with Sarah O’Connor, employment columnist https://www.ft.com/content/463c917d-c8b5-418d-b8f7-d582747091be Female board members at FTSE 100 companies paid 40% less than men https://www.ft.com/content/96b90579-b7cd-44a8-ba7e-cad6be5c6faa The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 20.08.2021
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    Auto industry chip shortage worsens

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/243efeb3-032a-4282-b83a-24f566ea1161 The chip shortage hobbling the auto industry has worsened as a wave of coronavirus cases spreads across south-east Asia with three of the world’s largest automakers announcing new disruptions on their assembly lines, Europe remains scarred by the memory of the Syrian refugee crisis and the bloc’s message about Afghan refugees is different, and FT Management Editor Andrew Hill shares highlights from this year’s longlist for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Chip shortage deepens supply problems at global carmakers - with Tokyo Correspondent Kana Inagaki https://www.ft.com/content/89bd676c-fc10-4a69-9b03-dc50ed3f441d In Europe, Afghan refugees raise spectre of 2015 asylum crisis - with Berlin Bureau Chief Guy Chazan https://www.ft.com/content/15549b1b-81c9-452f-9876-e90dc6c61ce0 FT and McKinsey Business Book of the year Longlist - with Management Editor Andrew Hill https://www.ft.com/content/2529e4d9-0ca2-4bec-bc14-8d6626651408 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 19.08.2021
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    Afghanistan’s ‘dire’ financial outlook

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/b1c4e938-b959-4767-aba9-2aedc1f44005 The former head of Afghanistan’s central bank has warned that the country is facing “dire” financial prospects and an acute shortage of dollars and higher inflation will fuel the flow of migrants out of the country; the Taliban’s takeover hands China and Russia an opportunity to project their power after Washington’s chaotic withdrawal; and a majority of Federal Reserve officials believe the US central bank could start withdrawing a massive pandemic stimulus programme later this year, according to a record of their latest meeting. Afghanistan faces ‘dire’ financial outlook, warns former central bank chief - with Jonathan Wheatley, emerging markets correspondent https://www.ft.com/content/65f61fb1-9462-4e25-990a-702812860b76 China and Russia poised to step into the Afghanistan gap - with James Kynge, global China editor https://www.ft.com/content/7ceb9e3b-bd6e-43fe-bb86-80353249e6ac Most Fed officials reckon stimulus could start winding down this year - with Colby Smith, US economics editor https://www.ft.com/content/29be3f70-3f3e-4bfd-b26e-01833337587c UK government intervenes in £2.6bn Ultra Electronics takeover by Cobham https://www.ft.com/content/55b3e146-87cb-469b-a128-5865cb1abe87 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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    The Taliban’s first official press conference since taking Kabul

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/9950c2c0-f75c-4098-aa1f-01e3ffc38644 In the Islamist group’s first official press conference since it took Kabul, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said the militants would not seek revenge against government officials or the Afghan soldiers it has fought for the past two decades, and WhatsApp has shut down a complaints helpline set up by the Taliban after the messaging app came under pressure to block the group from using its services, and the British the aerospace and defence group, Ultra Electronics, is set to become the latest UK engineering specialist to fall into foreign ownership. Islamist group urges citizens to return to daily lives even as government workers report harassment - with Stephanie Findlay, South Asia correspondent https://www.ft.com/content/7f03429a-8d61-43df-9cd8-c9d9e9ba18c8 WhatsApp shuts down Taliban helpline in Kabul https://www.ft.com/content/d8e29de8-aebb-4f10-a91e-89d454d4a9f7 Cobham agrees to buy rival UK defence group Ultra Electronics for £2.6bn - with Sylvia Pfeifer, industry correspondent https://www.ft.com/content/87fe2b9f-a551-49ca-9624-c29f3e5fa9c4 BHP to shift main stock market listing from London to Sydney https://www.ft.com/content/47e226aa-315c-48e3-aef3-44f83075dcc3 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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