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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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  • 22.01.2022
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    35:30
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    FT Weekend: Pati Jinich and Gillian Tett on food, culture and power

    This weekend, we look at our culture through new lenses. First, we go to Mexico. Lilah speaks to James Beard Award-winning chef Pati Jinich about how diplomacy is sometimes better achieved through the language of food. Then, anthropologist and FT columnist Gillian Tett looks at social phenomena through the lens of anthropology – from crypto to how tastemakers decide what is 'cool'. Gillian has a PhD in social anthropology and recently published a book called ‘Anthro-Vision’. -------------- If you want to explore the FT, use this link for special discounts for listeners: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast -------------- Want to say hi? We love hearing from you. Email us at [email protected] . We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod , and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap . -------------- Links and mentions from the episode: –Pati’s cookbook is called ‘Treasures of the Mexican Table: Classic Recipes, Local Secrets’ –Pati’s show, ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’ is on PBS, with some episodes on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BETE1-6Pzrk –La Frontera is on PBS: https://www.pbs.org/show/la-frontera-pati-jinich/ –Salsa Matcha with pistachios, walnuts and pine nuts: https://patijinich.com/salsa-macha-with-pistachios-walnuts-and-pine-nuts/ –Gillian Tett’s book is called ‘Anthro-Vision’. FT review: https://www.ft.com/content/65d66cf7-f793-4531-9b82-1b54b70bbd21 – Gillian’s latest column: ‘A year on, we haven’t absorbed the lessons of the Gamestop saga’ (paywall): https://www.ft.com/content/8bbd2ef9-41fe-4dfa-8f02-28b3f3dac200 -------------- Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design is by Breen Turner. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 21.01.2022
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    09:14
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    The bright side of Bund yields

    The Federal Reserve has for the first time launched a period of debate of a central bank digital currency, and Luckin Coffee is planning to relist in the US after being delisted following a $300m fraud scandal. Plus, the FT’s Katie Martin explains why we should pay attention to German Bund yields turning positive this week. Mentioned in this podcast: Fed opens debate on possible digital currency Luckin Coffee plots relisting in US two years after $300m fraud ​​Germany’s 10-year Bund yield turns positive for first time since 2019 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 20.01.2022
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    09:19
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    Moscow’s ‘Fortress Russia’ strategy

    A US Senate committee will begin debating a pair of bills designed to reshape technology regulation, and US banks are gearing up for interest rate rises planned by the Federal Reserve this year. Plus, the FT’s Moscow bureau chief, Max Seddon, explains how Russia has built up its economy to protect itself from sanctions. Mentioned in this podcast: US Senate committee to debate legislation targeting Big Tech’s power Bank of America projects ‘robust’ interest income growth as loans rebound Moscow’s sanction-proofing efforts weaken western threats Hong Kong residents hire private jets to take their pets out of isolated city The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 19.01.2022
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    10:06
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    Microsoft and Activision’s shared virtual universe

    The car industry has turned on France’s plan to force manufacturers to attach the equivalent of a public health warning to their advertising, and US telecoms companies will delay their rollout of 5G services near airports. Plus, the FT’s Chris Nuttall, explains why Microsoft’s $75bn deal for Activision Blizzard makes sense. Mentioned in this podcast: Carmakers criticise French plan for health warning on adverts AT&T and Verizon limit 5G service near US airports after airlines’ outcry Activision leverages itself into metaverse Patriotic Gen Zs fuel pandemic jewellery boom in China #techFT newsletter The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 18.01.2022
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    08:08
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    China applies brakes to Africa lending

    UK inflation is expected to rise to a 30-year high when December’s data are released this week, Meta patent applications indicate how the Silicon Valley group intends to cash in on its virtual world with hyper-targeted advertising and sponsored content, Chinese lenders have grown more cautious about lending to African nations as some have reached the limit of their borrowing capacity and the prospect of defaults loom, and the Scottish government has awarded 25 gigawatts of offshore wind project development rights. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: UK inflation set to hit 30-year high as rate rise expectations mount Facebook patents indicate how it intends to cash in on the Metaverse China applies brakes to Africa lending Big boost to UK offshore wind capacity from Scottish auction The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 17.01.2022
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    09:15
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    Bain under fire for enabling South Africa corruption

    Pension cash for British Gas workers was used to buy Israeli cyberweapon developer NSO Group, European sales of electric cars overtook diesel models for first time in December, and the FT’s Southern Africa correspondent Joseph Cotterill discusses Bain’s role in state corruption in South Africa under former president Jacob Zuma. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Stories mentioned in this podcast: British Gas pension cash used to buy Israeli spyware group NSO https://www.ft.com/content/8b427be6-1025-4295-a25c-16374da53b79 European sales of electric cars overtake diesel models for first time https://www.ft.com/content/f1bdf1cf-8fc3-4b85-a4eb-7df716ebf0a9 Bain & Co, tax and Jacob Zuma: a tale of ‘state capture’ in South Africa https://www.ft.com/content/b1bb5dd0-e7ce-4e15-ac48-05d2d990f6c7 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/eceaec7d-34cd-43ad-96e1-a77f6809e40a See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 15.01.2022
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    29:49
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    FT Weekend: Tracey Emin: ‘I want to be a happy ghost’

    This week, we’ve got two GOATs – that’s Greatests Of All Time. Legendary artist Tracey Emin is starting an art school and studio compound in Margate, England, the seaside town where she grew up. On the week of her winning the Whitechapel Art Icon Award, we speak to Emin about the legacy she’s building and examine the work that came before, from scandalous installations like “My Bed” to her more contemplative work. Then, the FT’s wine columnist Jancis Robinson teaches us about the world of wine. Robinson was the first non-winemaker to receive the title of Master of Wine from the Institute of Masters of Wine, the world’s most prestigious wine organisation. -------------- Looking for a discount on an FT subscription? Use this link for special offers specifically for listeners of the show: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast -------------- Want to say hi? We love hearing from you. Email us at [email protected] . We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod , and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap . -------------- Links and mentions from the episode: – Louis Wise’s interview with Tracey Emin for How To Spend It: https://www.ft.com/content/ffd55216-7751-43d3-9ad8-f495cb08d7c7 –Tracey Emin’s video “Why I Never Became a Dancer” (1995): https://www.artforum.com/video/tracey-emin-why-i-never-became-a-dancer-1995-49262 –A free online exhibition of Emin's video works between 1995 and 2017 (Xavier Hufkens): https://www.xavierhufkens.com/exhibitions/video-works-1995-2017 –Jancis Robinson’s Wine Course (Youtube, 1995): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNahwe1nPHc&list=PL0smQshvSba5YYij7-R1HM-HT04woET9A –Jancis’ latest column, “Bargain Burgundy”: https://www.ft.com/content/c59f4150-b431-4202-b7f3-60fab84ac4fb –Jancis on the truth about the wine world and diversity (no paywall): https://www.ft.com/content/3dc097fc-dbd8-4248-82e6-69d5acc1b169 -------------- Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design is by Breen Turner. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 14.01.2022
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    10:37
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    The London-Kazakhstan connection

    Google says it will spend $1bn to purchase its office building in London, Katie Martin explains why Ken Griffin selling a $1.2bn stake in his Citadel Securities is a big deal, and FT investigation correspondent, Tom Burgis, describes a British industry that caters to global elites who want to hide their wealth and manage their reputations. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: Google bets on return to office with $1bn purchase of London building Kazakhstan: violent clampdown highlights City of London’s lucrative role Ken Griffin’s Citadel Securities sells $1.2bn stake to Sequoia and Paradigm Security talks with US and Nato ‘unsuccessful’, says Kremlin Twitter Spaces: Russia’s Geopolitical ambitions - 12pm ET/ 5pm GMT The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 13.01.2022
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    09:11
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    Environmental activists target top PR firms

    Boris Johnson suffered the toughest day of his premiership on Wednesday when he faced calls to quit after he admitted attending a Number 10 “bring your own booze” party during lockdown, the commodities boom has extended to nickel which reached its highest level in a decade, environmentalist activists are targeting public relations firms, and Beyond Meat has become one of the most shorted companies on US stock market. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: Nickel hits 10-year high as electric vehicle production ramps up Activists target public relations groups for greenwashing fossil fuels Short sellers pile into Beyond Meat Boris Johnson faces calls to resign after ‘bring your own booze’ event The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 12.01.2022
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    09:22
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    The Fed’s Big Shrink

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/afd4c412-780b-407a-8b5a-10175cf319fc A US judge says that the Federal Trade Commission can go ahead with a revised case seeking to break up Facebook, and the latest US inflation report is expected to show prices rose at their fastest pace in nearly 40 years. Plus, the FT’s US markets editor, Eric Platt, explains how the Federal Reserve is expected to wind down its $9tn balance sheet after a pandemic largesse. Mentioned in this podcast: Facebook loses bid to dismiss FTC antitrust case a second time US inflation expected to rise at fastest pace in nearly 40 years Federal Reserve prepares to shrink $9tn balance sheet after pandemic largesse Hot-water bottles are… hot The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 11.01.2022
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    09:40
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    US shifts from the ‘war on drugs’

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/d84a12a8-97da-4331-836b-391c25c8676b The Federal Reserve’s second-in-command has resigned after a trading scandal, companies raised more than $100bn on the bond market in the first week of this year, and Wall Street’s biggest banks are set to report record profits. Plus, the FT’s pharmaceutical correspondent, Jamie Smyth, discusses the latest controversy as the US shifts away from the ‘war on drugs’. Mentioned in this podcast: Fed’s second-in-command resigns after trading scandal Companies raise $100bn on global debt market in brisk start to 2022 Wall Street banks set to report record profits for 2021 Will overdose deaths force an end to the US ‘war on drugs’? The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 10.01.2022
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    Investors gear up for ‘gold rush’ in metaverse hardware

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/51351f23-63b8-458c-9ee2-a7cbda43c287 Nato has warned Moscow to abandon its belligerent foreign policy or face a military alliance steeled for conflict, frustration over corruption in Portugal is the hot button issue for voters in this month’s election, and UK financial regulators plan to take a close look at cloud computing companies. Plus, the FT’s Asia business editor, Leo Lewis, explains why investors are ready to pour money into metaverse hardware makers. West treads narrow path to common ground in Russia talks https://www.ft.com/content/a1311bb7-7083-4491-89d7-2912289ebe68 Trust in Portugal’s elite wanes over struggle to tackle corruption https://www.ft.com/content/8a7b799e-2732-4979-ab49-c5cbf8587ce7 Investors gear up for ‘gold rush’ in metaverse hardware https://www.ft.com/content/182bb2a7-b4e4-4d0d-8178-4cd9b4c225c4 UK financial regulators to step up scrutiny of cloud computing giants https://www.ft.com/content/29405a47-586b-4c5a-b641-0f479b4cee1d M&S steals retail crown back from upstart online rivals https://www.ft.com/content/67ff963d-8883-47d6-ba69-f30721efd006 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 08.01.2022
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    27:10
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    FT Weekend -- Happily ever after? Disney in the 21st century

    Happy New Year! Our first episode of 2022 is dedicated to one of the world’s most powerful cultural forces: Disney. What happens when a company with that much influence just keeps growing? We visit Disneyland for a rare interview with CEO Bob Chapek, with FT reporters Chris Grimes and Anna Nicolaou. We explore where Disney Plus fits into the digital streaming wars. And Lilah speaks with a Disney expert, Sabrina Mittermeier, about how the company is reckoning with its prejudices 100 years into its history. -------------- If you want a great offer on an FT subscription specifically for listeners, use this link: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast -------------- Want to say hi? We love hearing from you. Email us at [email protected] . We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod , and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap . -------------- Links and mentions from the episode: – Chris and Anna’s profile of Bob Chapek, Disney CEO: https://www.ft.com/content/69e1cc1e-9c64-4000-b47f-a7e448107a5b – And their follow-up on the streaming wars: ​​https://www.ft.com/content/ae756fda-4c27-4732-89af-cb6903f2ab40 – Dr. Sabrina Mittermeier’s book, A Culture History of the Disneyland Theme Parks: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/C/bo70345519.html –Follow Anna Nicolaou on Twitter @ annaknicolaou –Follow Chris Grimes on Twitter @ grimes_ce -------------- Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design is by Breen Turner. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 07.01.2022
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    ‘Spec-tech is getting wrecked’

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/4418eedc-e949-4d44-a517-55e73f2076f9 Outgoing Federal Reserve vice-chair has blamed “inadvertent errors” for failing to disclose the full extent of his trading activity at the start of the pandemic, the FT’s Katie Martin looks back on the first week of trading in 2022, and our Moscow and Central Asia reporter, Nastassia Astrasheuskaya, unpacks the protests in Kazakhstan and Russia’s interest in helping its neighbour maintain stability. Fed trading scandal rekindled by disclosure from top official https://www.ft.com/content/3bc91644-08e2-4cee-be2c-538d855cd675 Kazakh protests are a warning for other ex-Soviet autocrats https://www.ft.com/content/560b1b28-c180-40ec-b19a-ece58f214259 US tech shares swing as investors assess Fed minutes and mixed data https://www.ft.com/content/76bd2194-ccf4-4029-b527-6d56d6c8465c Twitter Spaces: After the Capitol Riot, what role will civil unrest play https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1djGXPDOgrzGZ?s=20 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 06.01.2022
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    Corporate America after the Capitol insurrection

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/31290819-a321-496e-a995-4281198ec453 Minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting show the US central bank gearing up for more aggressive tightening, tech stocks plummeted, Hong Kong is bracing for sharply higher food prices, and one of Germany’s biggest utilities, Uniper, has been forced to seek €10bn of financing to avoid a cash crunch. Plus, the FT’s US business editor, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, talks about corporate America in the year since a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol. Fed warns faster rate rises may be needed to tame soaring inflation https://www.ft.com/content/35766dd4-7da1-4064-9e60-79a714297c5a Uniper secures €10bn of credit as gas prices surge https://www.ft.com/content/f8cdfafc-2ce4-4ad7-b8c4-98e6eaa6ce89 Isolated Hong Kong faces higher food prices as pandemic restrictions bite https://www.ft.com/content/f31edc79-f7df-48d7-badf-5d074cb19afd US companies under pressure to support voting rights push https://www.ft.com/content/712d9e1a-68dc-451e-a094-0d7db570dfd7 Twitter Spaces: After the Capitol Riot, what role will civil unrest play https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1djGXPDOgrzGZ Audio from the January 6th Capitol riot provided by CSPAN The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 05.01.2022
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    The small German city hosting BioNTech

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/cf9a801f-d99d-4703-a1dd-2219ee91f3fa Chinese banks rushed to meet their annual state-imposed lending quotas last month by buying up low-risk financial instruments, a divided EU has demanded a role in next week’s negotiations with Russia over the Ukraine crisis, and travel stocks rose sharply on Tuesday. Plus, the FT’s Frankfurt correspondent, Joe Miller, explains why the German city of Mainz wants to hang onto the vaccine maker BioNTech. Chinese banks buy up low-risk financial instruments amid concern over economy https://www.ft.com/content/70451eee-5163-4348-af1a-82656f7a50fa Travel and leisure stocks surge as Omicron disruption fears fade https://www.ft.com/content/20ae6c32-2c03-45ad-af8d-b4310c5acce0 EU demands seat at Ukraine talks as Russia prepares to meet US and Nato https://www.ft.com/content/db2d642b-5068-40c3-a4c2-d3c330f3972b German city reaps tax windfall from BioNTech’s Covid vaccine success https://www.ft.com/content/5a705ebc-ce1f-4525-8406-d2875a32c473 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 04.01.2022
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    The pandemic is messing with US labour market data

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/f1236902-0997-4028-8cd1-d50317d10aba A jury found Elizabeth Holmes guilty of conspiring to defraud investors in the failed blood testing start-up Theranos, Apple has become the first company to hit a market capitalisation of $3tn and US president Joe Biden is launching a crackdown on the country’s largest meat producers. Plus, the FT’s US economics editor Colby Smith explains why the country is struggling to measure jobs growth and the larger ramifications. Elizabeth Holmes found guilty in criminal fraud trial https://www.ft.com/content/8bde19f6-e8a5-4800-8882-fd799f0caac0 Apple becomes first $3tn company after boost from pandemic demand https://www.ft.com/content/57f57303-82b9-49db-89ee-54888e1c714d Biden launches crackdown on largest US meat producers https://www.ft.com/content/a180dc0d-0cfc-4321-91aa-c5772b4a8dc1 US struggles to measure jobs growth as pandemic distorts labour market data https://www.ft.com/content/4f1155be-1a5f-4fd2-ba57-b15bdb273c00 Mercedes breaks 1,000km barrier with electric-vehicle prototype https://www.ft.com/content/0017dfdf-c308-4e04-b4cb-8055568ddffe The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 03.01.2022
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    Forecasting the world in 2022

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/f0ee8a8b-fab1-4fcc-a49e-864a7b2cf62e The US chief medical adviser has warned of an “unprecedented” surge in Covid-19 cases, and Tesla smashed its own production and delivery records in the final months of last year. Plus, the FT’s chief leader writer, Neil Buckley shares some of the FT’s predictions when it comes to 2022’s top stories. Omicron drives Covid infections in US to record highs https://www.ft.com/content/a75a74a9-a017-4c5a-9cc9-fd9c76bac51f Tesla dodges supply woes to deliver record number of new vehicles https://www.ft.com/content/ad6d68b0-0171-4f24-9076-d778babf6fed Forecasting the world in 2022 https://www.ft.com/content/8909b60f-01aa-4c16-b448-178e46ecb3c9 The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 23.12.2021
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    Who made up the metaverse?

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/693b3337-ce80-4150-866a-01e1c3730fad US financial conditions are near the most accommodative on record even as the Federal Reserve has begun stepping up its exit from coronavirus crisis-era stimulus measures, and soaring US stock markets are masking a strong tide that is pulling down the share prices of hundreds of companies, and the FT’s European technology correspondent, Madhumita Murgia, discusses science fiction’s influence on technology and social attitudes towards technology, particularly artificial intelligence. US financial conditions remain easy even as Fed pulls back on stimulus https://www.ft.com/content/2c73b1f4-b8c1-415b-8df0-237eff180cb0 US stock market advance masks treacherous undercurrents https://www.ft.com/content/d248d1af-261e-47c8-9a5f-0d264cb9f83b Into the metaverse: how sci-fi shapes our attitudes to the future https://www.ft.com/content/2f35be37-9da8-4cf6-89b2-8488b36c5a63 $10bn James Webb Space Telescope scheduled for Christmas Day launch https://www.ft.com/content/ebc84a97-961a-4ac0-bba1-678580d11a71 The clips from the Metaverse story were from the 1984 movie The Terminator, the 1968 movie called 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the Japanese cartoon Astro Boy. 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 and Michael Bruning. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 22.12.2021
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    America’s segregated banking

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/ee47c8a9-9e84-4e31-bcf0-2314be0b406f US stock exchanges are increasing their efforts to attract new companies to fill the gap left by a decline in Chinese listings, and Turkey’s lira jumped sharply after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a new savings scheme. Plus, the FT’s US banking correspondent, Imani Moise, explains why black Americans struggle to get cheap bank loans. US Exchanges look elsewhere in Asia to replace lost Chinese listings https://www.ft.com/content/4800e080-816c-415c-8269-5268ab81b91a Turkey’s currency surges after Erdogan unveils lira savings scheme - with Laura Pitel https://www.ft.com/content/5301a1ce-2658-4452-860c-4c19fbcaa037 Race and finance: America’s segregated banking sector - with Imani Moise https://www.ft.com/content/e63cbe88-6d46-4119-9067-e10a926c61c2 Chinese investors pick luxury watches over houses https://www.ft.com/content/a9a34f94-9a49-4938-ae9e-ec4e6d2f4838 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 and Michael Bruning. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 21.12.2021
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    Chile veers left

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/5e8d9be2-8efa-4339-b80a-53ffe0664ec1 US retailers’ supply chain problems are being exacerbated by computer programs known as “Grinch bots” that are buying up the most sought-after holiday gifts in split-second online swoops, Chinese artificial intelligence company SenseTime is relaunching its initial public offering in Hong Kong with the help of investment from state-backed entities after being blacklisted by the US, and in Chile a former student protest leader has won the final round of the presidential election as the Latin American country took a decisive shift to the left after several years of civil unrest. SenseTime’s IPO rescued by Chinese state-backed funds - with Ryan McMorrow https://www.ft.com/content/71709423-0fe2-4028-b208-68cbd0b2bd30 ‘Grinch bots’ buy up online goods during holiday shopping season https://www.ft.com/content/11e81aaa-9c7e-4099-b3c8-54f8adc9e5ca Chile election won by former student protest leader Gabriel Boric - with Michael Stott https://www.ft.com/content/fa9ba840-5d66-45e6-bf7a-2b8b4f6d9386 The fight for the future of Chile https://www.ft.com/content/70981218-05a4-4685-86e0-a19b7cae7ff9 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 20.12.2021
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    The melody of a yield curve

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/b08546bc-7eee-4c25-9e5c-db458728e4c2 US president Joe Biden suffered a blow to his efforts to pass his signature $1.75tn social spending bill when Joe Manchin, the pivotal Democratic senator from West Virginia, explicitly rejected the package, European countries are tightening restrictions to reduce the spread of Omicron after the Netherlands reimposed a strict nationwide lockdown on Saturday, and FT capital markets correspondent Tommy Stubbington explains why the yield curve is so important to investors using a musical interpretation of the all-important chart. European countries impose travel curbs to slow Omicron’s spread https://www.ft.com/content/3316b665-9bfa-4e7e-ae68-c46601950cef Millions to lose child benefit as Biden social spending bill is delayed - with Taylor Nicole Rogers https://www.ft.com/content/9f4f23ca-304f-4738-807f-17a24ca6e82c Joe Manchin says he will vote against Biden spending bill https://www.ft.com/content/a979165a-fd1c-4b85-8604-28085e2c0c9b The yield curve: why investors are watching closely - with Tommy Stubbington https://ig.ft.com/the-yield-curve-explained/ VIDEO: Sonification: turning the yield curve into music https://www.ft.com/content/80269930-40c3-11e9-b896-fe36ec32aece 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 18.12.2021
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    FT Weekend—Predictions for 2022: Britney, flip phones and the metaverse

    It's the final FT Weekend episode of 2021, and we are marking the end of one unpredictable year and the start of another. What do you think will happen in 2022? Matt Vella, FT Weekend Magazine editor, joins Lilah to discuss listeners’ cultural predictions. A lot of them had an air of nostalgia: Will Britney make a documentary about her life? Will flip phones make a comeback? Then, our pop critic Ludovic Hunter-Tilney teaches us the art of the perfect holiday playlist. -------------- If you want a great offer on an FT subscription specifically for listeners (and not a bad Christmas gift!) use this link: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast -------------- Thank you for listening to the show this year. We’ll be back on January 8! What culture will you be reading, watching, listening to during the holidays? Say hi and let us know! Email us at [email protected] . We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod , and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap . -------------- Links and mentions from the episode: –Two books by the late, great bell hooks: The Will to Change, and All About Love –The FT’s Christmas roundup-(the complete guide to eating, drinking, giving and self-caring your way to a very merry holiday this year): https://www.ft.com/content/3d6c80dd-dbc3-4e0e-939f-b917aa401dfc Here are Ludo’s reviews of his favourite albums of the year (all free to read): –The Weather Station: Ignorance https://www.ft.com/content/57aef341-cce1-4816-9939-3c71a3fe5edf –Nation of Language: A Way Forward https://www.ft.com/content/ed7f3da8-d033-4ca0-90c7-1b7e4b425a19 –Pharoah Sanders, Floating Points and the London Symphony Orchestra: Promises https://www.ft.com/content/c00c0655-013d-4d3b-8c7c-bf7dea47c1fc -------------- Thank you to everyone who shared your notes, including: Andrei Berghianu from Romania, Olga Sihmane from Stockholm, Ashley Harris from Brooklyn, Lily Bland, Roger Ralph, Manish Prayaga, Helen Beedham, April from Los Angeles and so many more. -------------- Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design is by Breen Turner. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 17.12.2021
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    The Bank of England’s surprise rate rise

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/5355f6b9-ad94-401e-bedd-557a9e75b15f Residents of America’s biggest cities are struggling to book vaccine appointments because of the rising wave of the Omicron coronavirus variant, and TPG is joining the wave of private equity groups that are going public. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains why investors were so taken aback by the Bank of England’s rate rise yesterday. Americans rush for vaccine boosters ahead of Omicron wave - Kiran Stacey https://www.ft.com/content/ed003f92-98fc-41e5-9884-565ddfe05196 France to block entry to UK tourists as Omicron surges https://www.ft.com/content/9e84e155-2963-4d29-8331-cace0d022fa5 TPG joins wave of private equity groups going public https://www.ft.com/content/8fd93e65-9cc5-4156-9489-214b7a8c44d2 Bank of England raises key interest rate to 0.25% - with Katie Martin https://www.ft.com/content/eb35ea37-fb8b-43a7-9d30-d985c58e62d7 Uefa picks US bank to lead €7bn football financing package https://www.ft.com/content/25a79b68-ba14-466a-bffd-fcda2a1103a7 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 and Michael Bruning. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 16.12.2021
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    The Fed expects three interest rate rises for next year

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/5418e790-754e-4421-a7d2-99fd610466c3 Federal Reserve officials expect to raise interest rates three times next year, and investors are piling into inflation-linked assets in a bet that consumer prices will continue to soar. Plus, the FT’s law courts correspondent, Jane Croft, tells the tale of a money laundering conviction that started with garbage bags stuffed with cash. Fed officials expect three rate rises next year in hawkish pivot on inflation https://www.ft.com/content/834e773c-0bf6-4510-87d3-123a5d040c05 Investors pour billions of dollars into inflation-linked assets - with Kate Duguid https://www.ft.com/content/76122770-a4ac-4cee-a045-fc1a298c1d5e NatWest fined £265m for money laundering failures - with Jane Croft https://www.ft.com/content/f080cc09-62bc-4898-9814-ee7759d80cd7 M&S sues discounter Aldi over ‘copycat’ Christmas gin https://www.ft.com/content/ffccedd3-db95-4e5e-8641-d0cb9caeff81 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 15.12.2021
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    The queen of the bull market faces her toughest test

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/9db04e62-720a-47b6-89a8-3fc0f383b489 The US Federal Reserve is expected to announce a swift scaling back of its enormous stimulus programme and boost its expectations for interest rate increases next year, and the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has taken the crypto industry to task for “widespread” problems with misleading and irresponsible ads. Plus, Ark Invest’s CEO, Cathie Wood, is known as the queen of the bull market. But the FT’s asset management editor, Harriet Agnew, explains that Wood’s concentrated bets on disruptive companies have left the pioneering ETF manager vulnerable. Fed poised to announce acceleration of stimulus taper - with Colby Smith https://www.ft.com/content/834e773c-0bf6-4510-87d3-123a5d040c05 UK advertising regulator issues rebukes to crypto industry https://www.ft.com/content/b48040e5-d510-4ac8-9e6c-6af568e587ad Cathie Wood’s Ark: a tech-driven bull market on steroids - with Harriet Agnew https://www.ft.com/content/67289726-85d3-47e2-9f1c-942f5f95d37d Rentokil to buy US extermination specialist Terminix in $6.7bn deal https://www.ft.com/content/9182feea-3dd5-406b-8b70-d3e1e7090227 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 14.12.2021
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    The battle inside JPMorgan over A-Rod’s millions

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/6c90116a-d978-4b3c-9fba-0b57b2a42aec The US Department of Labor is investigating Ap p le over claims that it retaliated against an employee who complained of workplace harassment and unsafe working conditions, European gas futures rose 10 per cent on Monday after German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock said the Nord Stream 2 pipeline could not be permitted in its current form because it did not comply with EU law; and a senior banker at JPMorgan Chase is battling the bank and her colleagues who she says have been trying to poach her billionaire and multimillionaire clients. Apple faces probe over whether it retaliated against whistleblower https://www.ft.com/content/973aae8d-21d9-4e84-8912-ead071c7935d European gas prices rise after German concerns over Nord Stream 2 - with Guy Chazan https://www.ft.com/content/15a057f2-7647-496d-bcc6-6c4bcb836db6 A baseball star in the ‘shark tank’: inside JPMorgan’s client poaching row - with Joshua Franklin https://www.ft.com/content/3b7ae6dc-b213-4463-b980-3b0401087187 Harley-Davidson to spin off electric motorcycle division https://www.ft.com/content/0d290d5d-2f71-4991-928c-cc4518466f66 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 13.12.2021
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    Fast fashion’s new superpower: Shein

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/99bcfb02-6de4-4658-9d7f-c210db884fdf The cost of flying cargo around the world has reached record levels, and workers are demanding that gig economy companies explain their algorithms. Plus, the FT’s retail correspondent, Jonathan Eley, explains how the Chinese company Shein became one of the world’s biggest fast fashion companies and recently surpassed Zara to become the top fast fashion brand in the U.S. Air freight costs soar to record high https://www.ft.com/content/15b44fc9-5f86-4b28-ae05-a3233db13977 Workers demand gig economy companies explain their algorithms - with Madhumita Murgia https://www.ft.com/content/95e7f150-b0f9-4602-8e5d-76a138b59851 Shein: the Chinese company storming the world of fast fashion - with Jonathan Eley https://www.ft.com/content/ed0c9a35-7616-4b02-ac59-aac0ac154324 Widening CEO-employee pay gap challenges ‘stakeholder capitalism’ https://www.ft.com/content/7c9be0d8-d75b-45f3-8602-932ac25652b1 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 11.12.2021
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    FT Weekend: A trip to our secret book vault. Plus: the best books of 2021

    This weekend, we’re going behind the scenes of the FT’s legendary Books of the Year roundup. Literary editor Frederick Studemann and deputy books editor Laura Battle take us into a secret room in the basement of the FT, where all the books sent in for review are kept behind lock and key. You’ll leave this episode with a lot on your reading list, including recommendations from editor Roula Khalaf, FT weekend editor Alec Russell, chief economics commentator Martin Wolf and more. -------------- If you want a $1 trial or 50% off a digital subscription, go to http://ft.com/weekendpodcast -------------- Want to say hi? Email us at [email protected] . We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod , and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap . -------------- We want your cultural predictions, wishes, or questions for 2022! Share them with Lilah and FT Magazine editor Matt Vella by Sunday, December 12. Open your phone’s voice memo app, get close to the mic and say your name, location and your thoughts, then email it to [email protected] . You can write to us, too. But you’ll sound great on tape, we promise. -------------- Links and mentions from the episode: –Roula Khalaf recommends Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe –Pilita Clark recommends The Hydrogen Revolution by Marco Alvira and How to Blow Up a Pipeline by Andreas Malm. Her whole climate list: https://on.ft.com/3DFcYLr –Alec Russell recommends Sentient by Jackie Higgins and Free by Lea Ypi –Edwin Heathcote recommends Public House: A Cultural and Social History of the London Pub. His whole architecture and design list: https://www.ft.com/content/37545da9-7142-408b-a0bb-e458079ebd53 –One of Edwin’s favorite books of the past few years is Sandfuture by Justin Beal. Here’s his review (free to read): https://www.ft.com/content/91a35024-4e41-4325-81ca-2373321ae4ff –Fred Studemann recommends Notes from Deep Time by Helen Gordon, The Passenger by Ulrich Boschwitz and Just the Plague by Lyudmila Ulitskaya –Laura Battle recommends Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen, Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan, and the audiobook of Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead. Her whole fiction list: https://www.ft.com/content/7a881a03-2462-459e-930c-f526e4e54449 –Martin Wolf’s economics list: https://www.ft.com/content/25ca2b59-8047-4f9b-bf99-e7f7c15d8d51 –Explore the whole Books of the Year package: https://www.ft.com/booksof2021 Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design is by Breen Turner. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 10.12.2021
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    The markets shrug off Omicron

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/699883ef-69b7-425f-a149-915268ccac82 US consumer prices for November are expected to have increased at the fastest pace in nearly 40 years, and workers at a Starbucks in Buffalo, New York, have voted to become the coffee shop chain’s first unionised store in the US. Plus, FT markets editor, Katie Martin, explains why investors are shrugging off the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. US consumer prices expected to log biggest annual gain since 1982 - with Colby Smith https://www.ft.com/content/f355feab-e9f0-4dfc-bcd7-1759983dfb16 Markets: variant, what variant? - with Katie Martin https://www.ft.com/content/c9a674a8-a961-4f7b-be1f-7a6922526296 Starbucks workers approve first US union at Buffalo store - with Taylor Nicole Rogers https://www.ft.com/content/99653893-e23a-47ef-be04-6076b7a6e5b3 Sackler name to be removed from Metropolitan Museum of Art galleries https://www.ft.com/content/2a898811-ddce-40fc-a736-f538ec31d58d 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 09.12.2021
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    Evergrande’s endgame

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/f448826b-f40b-49be-824d-5795493cee5f The Big Four accounting firms have recorded their strongest financial performance since the collapse of Enron, and Apple is tolerating a loose interpretation of its new privacy rules allowing app developers to collect data from its 1bn iPhone users for targeted advertising. Plus, the FT’s Beijing Bureau chief, Tom Mitchell, explains how the Chinese government might orchestrate the slow-motion collapse of indebted property developer Evergrande. Big Four post strongest performance since Enron as advisory business booms - with Michael O’Dwyer https://www.ft.com/content/95a0c80b-1262-42c3-ac5b-bb693e06d3c4 Apple reaches quiet truce over iPhone privacy changes - with Patrick McGee https://www.ft.com/content/69396795-f6e1-4624-95d8-121e4e5d7839 Beijing seeks to orchestrate slow-motion collapse for Evergrande - with Thomas Hale https://www.ft.com/content/21acda99-ee35-4f6d-8cfa-017d55e1bb10 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 08.12.2021
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    Biden-Putin spar over Ukraine

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/4f159e0e-06fa-4610-8768-4807a47b6fbe China is preparing a blacklist that could tightly restrict the main channel technology start-ups use to attract international capital, and the US is pressuring Germany to block Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas in the event that Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine. Plus, the FT’s hedge fund correspondent, Laurence Fletcher, talks about Elliott Management, one of the most “fearsome” activist hedge funds. China to tighten rules for tech companies seeking foreign money https://www.ft.com/content/7689489c-cdad-4596-a7c6-0774ed68bf5a US demands halt to Nord Stream 2 if Russia invades Ukraine -with Max Seddon https://www.ft.com/content/d1ed75b0-338f-42f8-836b-f94cb00670ca Activist investor Elliott attacks SSE over renewable energy plans -with Laurence Fletcher https://www.ft.com/content/68faf5d2-ae6a-4391-aa64-3ca8ace45715 Chinese marriages fall to 13-year low as demographic crisis brews https://www.ft.com/content/f0fe5b5e-6a0f-4b39-b457-db07294c696f 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 07.12.2021
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    Researchers struggle to access Facebook data

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/0c162b9e-4c9a-40bf-ab48-a6d5f9830f6e A sustained rally in the price of carbon allowances could prompt UK government intervention, Germany’s new government is prioritising climate goals, and the FT’s European technology correspondent, Madhumita Murgia, reports on academics’ struggles to access Facebook data that they need in order to find out more about the social effect of the company’s platforms. Carbon price surge triggers UK market mechanism https://www.ft.com/content/4b4631ac-92fa-47da-9d81-1c01aa185cd0 Olaf Scholz plots a way round Germany’s debt rules - with Guy Chazan https://www.ft.com/content/7f035d83-a85f-4a42-b81c-0d61af37e4fa Investigating Facebook: a fractious relationship with academia - with Madhumita Murgia https://www.ft.com/content/1f409239-9e4a-4988-b6fa-cad4dbe7c344 Ghosn brands Nissan ‘visionless’ as electric vehicle plan falls flat https://www.ft.com/content/b7dd2398-a338-4fef-ad54-b1272e916651 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 06.12.2021
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    The Tesla-financial complex

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/6842cbfd-af06-459d-80cb-e62f68db910c Several of Toshiba’s biggest shareholders accuse the conglomerate of failing to fully pursue talks with private equity buyers and plan to vote against a company proposal to split into three separate businesses, European auto suppliers say half a million jobs would be at risk under EU plans to effectively ban combustion-engine cars by 2035, and Tesla’s outsized influence in financial markets may not be due to its market capitalization but what FT global finance correspondent Robin Wigglesworth calls the “Tesla-financial complex.” Toshiba shareholders accuse conglomerate of overlooking privatisation bids https://www.ft.com/content/f284fdaf-a900-4af4-920c-5c42091b19db European auto suppliers warn shift to electric would put 500,000 jobs at risk - with Joe Miller https://www.ft.com/content/1e0040c9-aab2-4881-828b-e992f23a9f3e The ‘Tesla-financial complex’: how carmaker gained influence over the markets - with Robin Wigglesworth https://www.ft.com/content/17f0cd1f-e751-4ddb-b13c-ea4e685b55c0 Singapore suspends crypto exchange over spat with K-pop group BTS https://www.ft.com/content/eea3a969-0dbd-4894-a049-1f566ef1660e 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 04.12.2021
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    Weekend: Seeing Princess Diana, with ‘Spencer’ director Pablo Larraín

    Do we need another Princess Diana film? Maybe we do, actually. This weekend, we’re talking about new ways to see old things. Lilah speaks with director Pablo Larraín, who our film critic calls ‘one of the most consistently interesting directors in cinema today’. He explains the creative process behind his new film Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart as Diana. Then, we ask the question: what is up with the House of Lords? The FT’s political editor George Parker explains why one of the world’s most prominent democracies has an entirely unelected house of legislature, with some seats passed down hereditarily to eldest sons. --------------------- We want your cultural predictions, wishes, or questions for 2022! Share them with Lilah and FT Magazine editor Matt Vella by December 12. Here’s what to do: Open the voice memo app on your phone. Get close to the mic and say your name, where you’re from and your prediction, then email it to [email protected] . You can write to us, too. But you’re going to sound great on tape, we promise. --------------------- Go to http://ft.com/weekendpodcast for a special discount on an FT subscription! --------------------- Links from the episode: –Film critic Danny Leigh’s interview with Pablo Larraín: https://www.ft.com/content/87efb3c2-82ee-11ea-b6e9-a94cffd1d9bf –Spencer review: https://www.ft.com/content/e05684d2-9161-4fdd-94cf-7d8f4576ffaa –George Parker on the House of Lords: https://www.ft.com/content/d5aebb99-0316-41a9-b19a-505713e4fb41 –Last year’s predictions — forecasting the world in 2021: https://www.ft.com/content/cbfe6821-c70b-4e4d-977b-979bfe929fd3 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 03.12.2021
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    Brazil’s bullish finance minister

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/e596c61d-a93c-48e6-8a16-c3b67d1f3f17 Saudi Arabia has agreed to keep increasing monthly crude oil production following a charm offensive by Biden administration officials, the US is delaying a deal to remove Trump-era tariffs on UK steel and aluminium, and Brazil’s economy has entered a technical recession but its finance minister remains bullish about his economy. Plus, FT Weekend deputy editor, Esther Bintliff, talks about the magazine’s 2021 list of the 25 most influential women. Opec+ sticks with oil supply increase after US overture to Saudi Arabia https://www.ft.com/content/ef94213b-4b7f-44de-903e-1b48d35213ab Brexit fears hold back US-UK trade deal https://www.ft.com/content/608e5634-9894-449d-9a09-4f903f0e7169 Brazil’s finance minister vows ‘fight to the end’ to save reforms https://www.ft.com/content/933c9809-4055-4c3b-b14a-00700630e5bb The FT’s 25 most influential women of 2021 https://www.ft.com/womenof2021 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 02.12.2021
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    Iran’s looming water crisis

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/79f693ec-50d9-42d0-94af-b8b5d9d8d931 The US-based Women’s Tennis Association says it will suspend its tournaments in China over Beijing’s handling of tennis star Peng Shuai and her sexual assault allegations; the rapid growth of multi-manager hedge funds has unleashed a fierce battle for talent and driven compensation for top traders sky-high; a local dispute in France over an offshore wind farm has spiralled into a polarising national election issue; and Iran’s historic city of Isfahan has been the site of big protests over a shortage of water. WTA suspends tennis tournaments in China over Peng Shuai case https://www.ft.com/content/c827fb41-e5fe-49cf-a31c-aa99b4a56d2e Hedge funds wage pandemic battle for talent https://www.ft.com/content/241505c0-daf8-4ea7-b727-b0ba774c00fa France: the battle over wind power stirs up the election https://www.ft.com/content/29cb5f2b-9b09-49bf-b306-c3a782191f6c Iranian water protests a ‘wake-up call’ for regime https://www.ft.com/content/1f484ccb-794c-4122-bd29-be15e75fe0bb 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 01.12.2021
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    Stock market fragility

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/5810c0fd-5325-4b58-93d6-4790d00956ad Jay Powell signalled his support for a quicker withdrawal of the Federal Reserve’s massive asset purchase programme, and the world’s biggest clothing retailer, Inditex, has named the 37-year-old daughter of its founder as the company’s new chair. Plus, Robin Wigglesworth, the FT’s global finance correspondent, explains why markets might be more fragile than many people think. Powell signals support for quicker ‘taper’ of Fed’s bond buying scheme https://www.ft.com/content/181021d7-9dc4-4a55-a8e9-d5ae26e8e5c1 Markets are more fragile than investors think https://www.ft.com/content/c25bd7df-0f13-4bb1-94b3-e36ed8fb2b97 Inditex shares fall after it appoints founder’s daughter as chair https://www.ft.com/content/57283cb1-20d8-43a7-85aa-6ca59a49099c Morrisons ditches soya for insects in chicken feed to hatch carbon neutral eggs https://www.ft.com/content/ce180ed3-67c5-4e47-91e3-32049866cae1 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 30.11.2021
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    Jack Dorsey exits Twitter

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/b6aa92ea-4a07-4423-acbe-deacad5313a5 Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey stepped down as the company’s chief executive on Monday, and an activist investor has called on commodities giant Glencore to spin off its thermal coal business. Plus, the FT’s global pharmaceutical correspondent, Hannah Kuchler, explains how Pfizer came to dominate the market for Covid jabs and what the concerns are about the company’s market power. Activist calls on Glencore to spin off coal assets https://www.ft.com/content/6f5a8c43-76d4-4843-a15e-47bc767ec6d8 Jack Dorsey resigns as Twitter chief executive https://www.ft.com/content/bf45fd08-51d1-41bb-82cd-b3157a5da055 The inside story of the Pfizer vaccine: ‘a once-in-an-epoch windfall’ https://www.ft.com/content/0cea5e3f-d4c4-4ee2-961a-3aa150f388ec 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 29.11.2021
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    Nations race to contain the Omicron variant

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/f39ef841-2756-40c4-9da5-487316beac2e Countries are imposing new lockdowns and travel restrictions to try and contain the new Omicron coronavirus variant, and the UK’s competition regulator is expected to try and reverse Meta’s acquisition of online gif platform Giphy. Plus, the FT’s Tehran correspondent, Najmeh Bozorgmehr, offers a view from Iran as the country prepares to sit down with Western powers in Vienna this week for talks intended at reviving the moribund nuclear accord. Nations race to contain Omicron variant as more cases detected https://www.ft.com/content/2da44fcf-99f7-43a8-b4b0-c3c1d4782cf3 UK regulator expected to block Meta’s $400m Giphy deal https://www.ft.com/content/662c8e3f-4909-4bec-9131-c0237bb4897d Iran’s Raisi under pressure to deliver as patience frays https://www.ft.com/content/6ea22507-55c2-47d1-95c0-111ef1496163 Ghislaine Maxwell trial set to shed light on Epstein misdeeds https://www.ft.com/content/58d5b0f8-c711-4bc8-b51a-6ce00bbeeeee 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 27.11.2021
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    FT Weekend: Eat, drink and be merry

    What do you think of when you hear the words ‘British food’? This week, to celebrate the FT Weekend Magazine’s food and drink holiday special, we’re digging in. Food critic Tim Hayward praises modern British cuisine and challenges his compatriots to be proud of their food culture. Our team visits one of the last standing eel and pie shops in London to explore how culinary traditions survive. Then, Lilah learns a great holiday cocktail from one of Brooklyn’s best mixologists, Shannon Mustipher, author of Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails and the first African-American bartender to write a cocktail recipe book in 100 years. If you want a great discount on an FT subscription or a $1 month-long trial, go here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast -------------------------- Links from the episode: — Tim Hayward on how Britain overcame its culinary cringe: https://www.ft.com/content/5e718d4e-140f-4991-9dd1-2779d64732c5 — Tim in this weekend’s Magazine Food and Drink Special, about the merry hell of Christmas: https://www.ft.com/content/fb718958-a556-42bb-9ac9-33b394f8fc52 — The 25 best hotel bars in the world, including Lilah’s recommendation: https://www.ft.com/content/a51b0215-344e-4aa0-b3b4-c5a78ddd8299 — Shannon Mustipher’s book, Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails: https://www.rizzoliusa.com/book/9780789335548/ — You can explore the whole magazine issue here: https://www.ft.com/magazine Shannon’s cocktail: Tha God’s Honest Truth, inspired by El Diablo 1.75 oz Casa Dragones Tequila Blanco, 1 oz Ginger Beer (with low sugar content, like Fever-Tree), .75 oz Hisbiscus Syrup, .75 lemon Juice. Combine all but ginger beer in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled Collins glass. Tip off with ginger beer, garnish with a lime wheel, then serve. Sorrel (Hisbiscus) Syrup 500 ml water, 500 ml sugar, 2 -3 cinnamon sticks, 5 whole cloves. In a saucepan, toast the cinnamon and cloves for 2 minutes, until aromas are released. Add the water and bring to a soft boil (don’t over-boil). Add the sugar, reduce to a low simmer and whisk briskly to dissolve. Add ¾ cup dried hibiscus and simmer for 30-45 minutes, until desired flavor extraction is achieved. To serve: Strain out the solids and chill prior to use. -------------------------- Want to say hi? Email us at [email protected] . We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod , and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap . Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner, with original music by Metaphor music. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 24.11.2021
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    Biden’s strategic political reserve

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/5074f2b1-fd14-490a-9234-3027d565adc9 President Joe Biden has authorised the release of 50m barrels of oil “over the coming months” from the US strategic petroleum reserve in a move co-ordinated with China, India, Japan, South Korea and the UK to drive down fuel prices and FT Video journalist and producer Donell Newkirk discusses his FT documentary on the evolution of the music industry. US to release 50m barrels of oil from reserves - with Derek Brower https://www.ft.com/content/4e7f2590-1a4f-4792-9e64-eafabdef6534 How to make money in the music business - with Donell Newkirk https://www.ft.com/video/cae8ce65-9639-4c9d-978c-b5759d0774f5 Radiohead’s interactive ‘exhibition’ pushes music and games into new territory https://www.ft.com/content/eb18c19a-d568-4436-991c-d4e302a3cdc0 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 23.11.2021
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    China’s game-changing hypersonic technology

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/e83a0e51-9195-4c95-8f0b-263f97794302 Joe Biden has nominated Jay Powell to serve a second term as chair of the Federal Reserve, opting for continuity as the US economy grapples with persistently high inflation and a patchy labour market recovery; China’s hypersonic weapons test in July included a technological advance that enabled it to fire a missile as it approached its target travelling at least five times the speed of sound, a capability no country has previously demonstrated and one that caught Pentagon scientists off guard. Joe Biden nominates Jay Powell for second term as Fed chair https://www.ft.com/content/9e9540a2-2ba8-4e0e-84d8-a1945c20453a Chinese hypersonic weapon fired a missile over South China Sea, Pentagon struggles to understand how Beijing mastered technology https://www.ft.com/content/a127f6de-f7b1-459e-b7ae-c14ed6a9198c Uber to sell cannabis to customers in Canada https://www.ft.com/content/22855150-d04c-4f43-adb1-f066c170555a 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 22.11.2021
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    The growing problem of space junk

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/db10452c-ddf2-445a-a28f-34253506c142 Saudi Arabia has an ambitious goal to increase domestic military production as part of Crown Prince Mohammed’s plan to diversify the oil-dependent economy, video game maker Electronic Arts and football governing body Fifa are in a bitter dispute over the value of the Fifa name that could end their lucrative sports licensing partnership, and the FT’s international business editor Peggy Hollinger says Russia’s destruction last week of one of its old satellites adds to the risk of debris colliding with spacecraft. EA and Fifa’s 30-year video game union at risk in battle over name - with Murad Ahmed https://www.ft.com/content/433c3af7-6ea1-4c7f-ab94-94a431aec2d4 Russian satellite debris is a wake-up call for emerging space industry - with Peggy Hollinger https://www.ft.com/content/c27d6560-8641-4f0c-926b-8278de737206 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 20.11.2021
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    FT Weekend: The art of conversation, with Ruby Wax

    FT Weekend is a weekly Saturday show that brings the best of our Life & Arts journalism into audio form. You can follow it on its own feed at 'FT Weekend'. This week, we talk about conversation. Columnist Enuma Okoro explores what makes certain conversations feel good. Lilah and US Managing Editor Peter Spiegel chase the mystery of who actually wrote the US constitution along with esteemed historian William Ewald. And Ruby Wax, the iconic celebrity interviewer of the 90s, tells us how she got stars good and bad—from the Spice Girls to Bill Cosby—to open up and show us who they really are. Links from the episode: — The FT’s best books of 2021 (paywall): https://www.ft.com/booksof2021 — Enuma Okoro on the art of conversation: https://www.ft.com/content/7ea1d669-a490-418e-a4a0-5aa04175657a — Watch Lilah’s full conversation with Ruby Wax: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E317YWBFyws — Watch a lecture by UPenn law and philosophy professor William Ewald, on forgotten founding father James Wilson: https://vimeo.com/521928817 — Ewald’s published articles about Wilson: https://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/do/search/?q=author_lname%3A%22Ewald%22%20AND%20author_fname%3A%22William%22 Want to say hi? Email us at [email protected] . We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod , and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap . If you want a great discount on an FT subscription or a $1/£1/€1 month-long trial, we’ve got you: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner, with original music by Metaphor music. ‘Yankee Doodle’ was performed by Carrie Rehkopf. Clips of Ruby Wax are from BBC. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 19.11.2021
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    Euro drama in currency markets

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/896cc408-68c4-4fd1-960b-85bb18843384 Ford and General Motors said on Thursday that they are improving links with semiconductor manufacturers to improve their supply of electronic chips as the car industry confronts a shortage. Some foreign companies are still investing in Turkey despite the country’s ailing economy. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains why the euro is losing value against the US dollar and why it could potentially make inflation worse. Ford and GM pursue ties with semiconductor groups to boost chip supply https://www.ft.com/content/06252ac7-5b10-45d8-834f-c7180722bda0 Euro hit by bets ECB monetary policy will diverge from major peers - with Katie Martin https://www.ft.com/content/f09a8ba8-c196-46d0-8fe7-15d6ae64364f Turkey defies warnings and cuts interest rates https://www.ft.com/content/2db0434d-2851-4485-850d-06cfca32ff22 FT News Briefing wins Gold and a People’s Lovie Awards: https://winners.lovieawards.com/?_ga=2.160925368.480629916.1637093197-697055072.1634666649#!p=118 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 18.11.2021
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    EV market capitalisations go bonkers

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/eb7eaf32-597e-403a-bb3c-71290113ad92 US President Joe Biden has called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the country’s biggest oil companies are engaged in “potentially illegal conduct”, the euro fell to its lowest level in 16 months this week as currency markets bet on divergence between the ECB and other major central banks. Plus, the market capitalisation of electric vehicle upstart Rivian has surpassed that of VW and FT global motor industry correspondent Peter Campbell explains why investors are piling into EV shares. Joe Biden demands probe of ‘potentially illegal conduct’ in oil sector - with Lauren Fedor https://www.ft.com/content/66df689f-8a8e-4adb-a57a-664142c8be46 Euro hit by bets ECB monetary policy will diverge from major peers https://www.ft.com/content/f09a8ba8-c196-46d0-8fe7-15d6ae64364f EV maker Rivian eclipses Volkswagen in value while Lucid overtakes Ford - with Peter Campbell https://www.ft.com/content/a0575122-404d-4d11-b54b-f1af77733a4e Staples Center in Los Angeles to be renamed Crypto.com Arena - with Sara Germano https://www.ft.com/content/0e4af0d3-0ae9-48c5-8aee-9a1a9a5721a4 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 17.11.2021
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    On trial in the Vatican

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/e08f700a-75e9-427d-b360-2a7c99c3fb24 Joe Biden and Xi Jinping have agreed to hold talks aimed at reducing tensions as US anxiety grows over China’s expanding nuclear arsenal and its recent test of a hypersonic weapon, Germany’s energy regulator said it had “temporarily suspended” certification of the Kremlin-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and today a high stakes trial involving the Holy See’s investments in a London property development is set to resume in a court in the Vatican. US and China agree to hold talks on nuclear arsenals https://www.ft.com/content/6e8ad43b-0bb8-4d03-b768-dcb534589841 Germany suspends certification of Nord Stream 2 pipeline - with Erika Solomon https://www.ft.com/content/a5141b69-0655-48b2-a53a-76d841b02702 Vatican cardinal goes on trial in landmark financial corruption case - with Miles Johnson https://www.ft.com/content/9ead42bd-d6bb-4b02-b160-00cfd0e400f3 UK ad watchdog investigates ‘meme coin’ Floki Inu’s London marketing blitz https://www.ft.com/content/741bc6ac-74cc-405b-a9f3-93d2a98bfeca 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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  • 16.11.2021
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    Shell shifts HQ to the UK

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/fe1805b2-ef2f-48b4-9ca3-37e8c5f82e11 The use of brand new “virgin” plastics by some of the world’s largest brands has peaked and is on track to fall significantly by 2025, US coal prices have jumped to their highest level in more than 12 years. Plus, the FT’s business columnist, Helen Thomas, explains why Royal Dutch Shell is leaving Amsterdam for the UK. Global brands’ use of ‘virgin’ plastics on track for significant drop by 2025 https://www.ft.com/content/c4a4e31d-dbe2-4a54-b059-88d175bef5f2 ​​US coal prices jump to highest level since 2009 https://www.ft.com/content/180e4544-6448-48d2-a347-5f9d27b43d61 Dutch government scrambles to keep Shell in Netherlands https://www.ft.com/content/6339b89b-af46-480f-b34e-8c7fb6ae1e60 Oatly shares tumble as plant-milk maker warns on revenues https://www.ft.com/content/a17345bc-9306-44ca-8e6c-26fc071166cc 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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    Brexit drama 2.0

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com https://www.ft.com/content/42928696-226a-4d50-9a49-4ee16f8b107f Beijing has accused the EU of risking damage to world supply chains by throwing up regulatory and trade hurdles to foreign businesses, and the COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow led to an agreement among 197 countries on new rules for limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, the FT’s EU correspondent, Andy Bounds, explains Article 16 and why the Brexit deal could unravel over Northern Ireland. China accuses the EU of threatening global trade https://www.ft.com/content/9c9dbc9e-1d33-4e41-9c79-b0df51cd678e COP26 agrees new climate rules but India and China weaken coal pledge - with Emiliya Mychasuk https://www.ft.com/content/c891d4af-f80b-48f0-8b6f-a8763655c936 Northern Ireland Brexit deadlock: what is Article 16 and what happens if it is triggered? - with Andy Bounds https://www.ft.com/content/b09a58c0-27fb-4453-a6a0-1f2cd74b9ea2 Premier League closes in on record sale of US TV rights https://www.ft.com/content/1cb410ac-983d-43da-bd1e-e4faa808d157 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 and Michael Bruning. 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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