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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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 02.07.2022
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    28:56
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    FT Weekend: How to live forever

    This week, we return to one of our favourite episodes, to ask the question: what does it mean to defy death? Rock climber Leo Houlding tells us about his terrifying family holidays, scaling vertical cliff-faces with his two young kids. We also explore radical life extension with science writer Anjana Ahuja. How close are we scientifically to extending the human lifespan to 150 or 200? What are the implications when we get there? And do we really want to live forever? Links from the episode: — Leo Houlding’s extreme family holiday in Wyoming’s wild west: https://www.ft.com/content/0bcba30a-bb46-4bc1-8a7d-9166dc43a5e8 — Anjana Ahuja on whether we can live forever: https://www.ft.com/content/60d9271c-ae0a-4d44-8b11-956cd2e484a9 — Inside the life extension market, with Tiffanie Darke: https://www.ft.com/content/867e647b-c0e8-4aeb-9777-fedff7ec3476 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. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 01.07.2022
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    China’s middle class dreams of leaving

    The US Supreme Court cut back the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, US stocks lost $9 trillion in the first half of 2022, and frustration with China’s zero-Covid policy is pushing its middle class to try to leave the country. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: US Supreme Court curbs EPA’s power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions US stocks on course for worst first-half slump in more than 50 years Covid in China: Xi’s fraying relationship with the middle class The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 30.06.2022
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    How the beauty industry left Revlon behind

    Chinese stocks are set for their largest monthly rise since 2020, Meta frustrates app developers by charging for VR apps, and Revlon’s bankruptcy filing sheds light on what it takes to stay relevant in the beauty industry. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: Chinese stocks set for largest monthly rise since 2020 Meta sparks anger by charging for VR apps How the beauty industry left Revlon behind Statutory inquiry into Captain Tom charity launched The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 29.06.2022
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    A new legal battleground in US abortion wars

    A former White House aide testified that former President Donald Trump tried to commandeer his limousine on January 6, an independent report advises the UK to suspend use of live facial recognition over privacy concerns, and environmentalists are concerned about the impact of global timber trade disruption. Plus, access to mail-order abortion pills is shaping up to be the next legal battleground. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: UK should immediately ban use of live facial recognition, warns report Ukraine war hits global timber trade and adds to risks for forests Abortion pills in demand after reversal of Roe vs Wade The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 28.06.2022
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    Russia heading for first default in decades

    Russia is on course to default on its debt for the first time since 1998, and Credit Suisse has become the first domestic bank to be found guilty of a corporate crime after a court found the lender failed to stop the laundering of Bulgarian drug money. UK travel chaos could widen this summer as travel unions threaten strike activity. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: Russia set for first debt default since 1998 as payment deadline passes Credit Suisse found guilty over Bulgarian drug money failings Is Britain headed for a summer of strikes? US company spending on private jets for personal use hits 10-year high The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 27.06.2022
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    Listener question: Should the UK cut arts funding?

    Nato is to agree an overhaul of its battle plans to offer better protection to the alliance’s eastern flank, and there is some debate on how to soften the economic blow of the UK leaving the European Union. Plus, a listener wants to know: Is the UK justified in spending more on science and tech education and less on the arts? Mentioned in this podcast: Nato to agree overhaul to bolster Baltic defences against Russian threat The deafening silence over Brexit’s economic fallout A tale of two cultures: must Britain choose between science and the arts? The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 25.06.2022
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    33:24
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    FT Weekend: A Strange Loop, the Tony-winning queer black best new musical

    This week we speak with Michael R. Jackson, playwright of A Strange Loop, which just won the Tony award for Best Musical and Best Book. Jackson is a queer, black writer whose musical is about a queer, black writer writing a musical about a queer, black writer.. Hence the strange, but incredibly entertaining loop. Then, we learn about the dark side of Copenhagen's world-famous fine dining restaurant scene from Imogen West-Knights. Denmark seems to be turning a blind eye to abuses in its hottest – and extremely lucrative – hospitality industry. -------------- 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: – Imogen’s article ‘Fine dining faces its dark truths in Copenhagen’: https://on.ft.com/3NlO6Mq . – Lilah’s article ‘How far does a chef have to go to be truly good?’: https://www.ft.com/content/246cdc2a-f135-4d3d-9d74-e524e9217699 . – Michael’s musical A Strange Loop is on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. – Imogen is on Twitter @ ImogenWK , and Michael is @ TheLivingMJ . —------------- Special offers for Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial are here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast . -------------- Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 24.06.2022
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    Ukraine in the EU?

    The EU recognizes Ukraine as an official candidate for membership, Russian businessmen look to work with Iran to skirt US sanctions, and the FT’s Hot Money podcast reveals Visa and Mastercard are the secret regulators of the porn industry. Plus, the US bans Juul e-cigarettes from being sold. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: EU leaders formally agree to grant Ukraine candidate member status Sanctions-hit Russian businessmen seek tips from Iran Pornhub owner MindGeek loses top two executives Subscribe to the Hot Money podcast EU press conference audio courtesy of the European Council The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 23.06.2022
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    Can all of Africa get access to electricity?

    US stocks stay fairly flat after Fed Chair Jerome Powell testifies in Congress, a Ukrainian-made drone hits an oil refinery in Russia, and the International Energy Agency says investing $25 billion annually could lead to universal electricity access in Africa by the end of the decade. Mentioned in this podcast: Jay Powell warns US recession is ‘certainly a possibility’ ‘Kamikaze’ drone strike hits oil refinery in southern Russia Africa needs $25bn a year of investment to boost energy provision, says IEA chief The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 22.06.2022
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    Schrödinger’s dead cat bounce

    The S&P 500 rose by 2.4% on Tuesday, Russia is threatening Lithuania over enforcing EU sanctions, and the global food shortage reignites the debate on using crops for biofuel. Plus, Kellogg is Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com off into three separate companies. Mentioned in this podcast: S&P 500 bounces 2.4% after sharp weekly decline Russia warns Lithuania of serious consequences over Kaliningrad rail ‘blockade’ Food vs fuel: Ukraine war sharpens debate on use of crops for energy Kellogg’s to split into three separate food businesses The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 21.06.2022
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    Jeff Bezos vs the bridge

    China is the leader in initial public offering fundraising this year, Jeff Bezos’s superyacht ignites a debate about who cities are for, and New Zealand’s housing market could hold some clues for what to expect in countries starting to raise their interest rates. Mentioned in this podcast: China IPO fundraising doubles US total to top global ranks Jeff Bezos vs the bridge: Rotterdam’s dilemma over billionaire’s superyacht New Zealand’s housing price boom cools as rate rises bite The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 20.06.2022
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    10:51
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    Tim Sweeney on Epic's metaverse

    Passively managed index funds have overtaken actively managed funds’ ownership of the US stock market for the first time and Brazil is cracking down on fake news on social media sites in the run-up to this October’s election. Plus, the FT’s Patrick McGee interviewed the chief executive of Epic games about his ambitions for the metaverse. Mentioned in this podcast: Passive fund ownership of US stocks overtakes active for first time Social media platforms crack down on fake news ahead of Brazil election Tim Sweeney: Epic will fight Apple and Google to keep the metaverse open Travis Scott concert audio courtesy of Travis Scott YouTube channel The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 18.06.2022
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    FT Weekend: What Warhol’s Marilyn tells us about the art market

    Last month, Andy Warhol's "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn" sold for $195mn, making it the second most expensive piece of art to sell at auction, ever. And as prices keep going up, the art market — auction houses, gallerists, dealers, collectors — want to keep it that way. On the heels of a ‘stonking’ art season, we invite two heavy hitters into the studio to walk us through it: arts editor Jan Dalley and art market columnist Melanie Gerlis. Then, Christie's head of 20th- and 21st-century art, Alex Rotter, pulls back the curtain on these record-breaking sales. -------------- 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: – Melanie’s article ‘Art Basel’s Swiss fair defies gloomy economy with soaring sales’: https://on.ft.com/3QtSagn – Melanie’s auction season roundup: https://on.ft.com/38jn363 – Columnist John Gapper on how ‘The art market cannot get enough Andy Warhol Marilyns’: https://on.ft.com/3O3GeAm – Jan’s most recent art column, on whether we should send art back to Russia: https://on.ft.com/3OeLzF2 – Robert Armstrong’s profile of Larry Gagosian: https://on.ft.com/3IfT0sD – Melanie’s books are called The Art Fair Story and Art as an Investment? – Melanie is on Twitter @ mgerlis , and Alex is on Instagram @ rottweilernyc . —------------- Special offers for Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial are here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast . -------------- Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 17.06.2022
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    Switzerland’s historic rate rise rattles markets

    Stocks fall following rate rises in the US, UK and Switzerland and Russia restricts gas flow to Germany, and Covid hospitalisations are up in Europe. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: Wall Street stocks tumble as UK and Switzerland follow Fed with rate rises Germans told to conserve energy as Russia cuts gas flows to Europe Covid hospitalisations rise in Europe as sub-variants fuel new wave The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, 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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  • 16.06.2022
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    The biggest US rate rise in almost 30 years

    The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark policy rate by 0.75 percentage points for the first time since November 1994, and the European Central Bank says it will speed up work on a new policy tool to counter surging borrowing costs. Plus, billionaire investor Ray Dalio talks about the connections he's found between the rise and fall of markets and the rise and fall of nations. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: Fed raises rates by the most in decades to tame scorching inflation ECB to design new bond-buying plan to tackle market turmoil The Rachman Review with Ray Dalio The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 15.06.2022
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    A make-or-break meeting for the WTO

    The World Trade Organization is facing a credibility crisis during its first meeting since 2017, the increased value of the US dollar is hurting American companies, and Ukraine lays out a weapons shopping list ahead of its meeting with western defence ministers today. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: The WTO’s lonely struggle to defend global trade Rise in dollar to 20-year high costs US companies billions in earnings Military briefing: which weapons has Ukraine received and how many more does it need? Apple scores deal for Major League Soccer streaming rights worth $2.5bn The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 14.06.2022
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    Bad news bears (market)

    US stocks dipped into bear market territory, two major cryptocurrency players blocked withdrawals, and British prime minister Boris Johnson published legislation to make sweeping changes to trading rules for Northern Ireland. Plus, hundreds of Japanese companies have left Tokyo for the countryside — will it have a lasting effect? Note: We wanted to apologize to our listeners for not publishing a show on Monday, June 13. This was due to a technical error. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: US stocks trade in bear market territory as sell-off accelerates Bitcoin tumbles after crypto lender Celsius blocks all redemptions What does Northern Ireland protocol bill do and why is it contentious? The great Tokyo exodus The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 11.06.2022
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    FT Weekend: The rich interior lives of pigs

    This week, we explore new scientific research behind: pigs! They have far more sentience and complexity than we give them credit for. Chief features writer Henry Mance joins to discuss how pigs and other animals think and feel, and the bigger questions around how we farm and eat them. Then, we look at a New York City architectural phenomenon: skinnyscrapers. Architecture critic Edwin Heathcote tells us about these new, super-thin towers that shoot up more than a quarter of a mile into the sky. How does a city’s architecture reflect its identity? -------------- 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: – Henry Mance’s article: ‘What cutting-edge science tells us about pigs’: https://on.ft.com/3MEe6Cz – Henry’s book is called How To Love Animals: In A Human-Shaped World – Edwin Heathcote on 111 W 57th and Manhattan’s skinnyscrapers: https://on.ft.com/3aMIehZ – Henry Mance is on Twitter @ henrymance , and Edwin is at @ edwinheathcote . —------------- Special offers for Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial are here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast . -------------- Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 10.06.2022
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    ECB to raise interest rates for first time since 2011

    US consumer prices are set to have registered another large monthly advance, the European Central Bank has paved the way for a series of rate rises, and China is offering coronavirus vaccine insurance in an effort to win over sceptics and boost the vaccination rate. Mentioned in this podcast: ECB plans quarter-percentage point rate rise in July as ultra-loose policy ends China offers Covid vaccine insurance to win over jab sceptics The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 09.06.2022
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    SEC chair reviews ‘uneven’ US equities market

    The chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission has outlined plans to overhaul what he described as an “uneven” and unfair US equity market; pain in the US municipal debt market has started to subside after the worst start to the year in four decades. Plus, the FT’s Patricia Nilsson chats with Marc about the new FT podcast she co-hosts with global media editor Alex Barker, called “Hot Money: Porn, power and profit”. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing oan Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: SEC chief launches review of ‘uneven’ US equities market Bleeding stops in US muni bonds as investors seek slowdown protection FT Podcast: Hot Money The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 08.06.2022
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    Ukraine’s president: ‘Stalemate is not an option’

    Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said a stalemate in the war with Russia was ‘not an option’, and the London Metal Exchange has been hit by two lawsuits over the nickel short squeeze fiasco in March. Plus, the FT’s Rana Foroohar and Ed Luce talk about how Democrats and US president Joe Biden can change the narrative on the economy as midterm elections approach. Mentioned in this podcast: Ukraine’s Zelensky says stalemate with Russia ‘not an option’ LME hit by $450mn lawsuit from Elliott Management over nickel market chaos Sign up for the Swamp Notes newsletter here The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. Th e 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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  • 07.06.2022
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    Boris Johnson’s bruising no-confidence vote

    Boris Johnson on Monday night survived a bruising no-confidence vote, and Elon Musk’s legal team has written to Twitter threatening to abort his $44bn acquisition. Plus, the FT’s Kiran Stacey reports on Big Techs’ big fight against an effort by US lawmakers to halt the practice of “self-preferencing”. Mentioned in this podcast: Weakened Johnson scrapes through after damaging confidence vote Elon Musk threatens to abandon $44bn Twitter takeover Big Tech pulls out all the stops to halt ‘self-preferencing’ antitrust bill The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 06.06.2022
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    The war on ‘woke’ capitalism

    ECB governing council members are expected to support a proposal to create a new bond-buying programme if needed to counter borrowing costs for member states spiralling out of control, and in the US more investors are rebelling against high executive pay at leading companies and some are targeting individual board directors, while rightwing populists and industry sceptics mount a backlash against what they call “woke capitalism.” Mentioned in this podcast: ECB to firm up plans to ward off bond market stress US investors rebel against high executive pay The war on ‘woke capitalism’ The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 05.06.2022
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    Behind the Money: Tether’s path to the spotlight

    Behind the Money, our in-depth business podcast, has just relaunched! We wanted to share one of our most recent episodes. Follow the show on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , Stitcher or Acast . On this episode, we’re diving back into the world of stablecoins for part 2 of 2 in our miniseries on crypto. This time, it’s a story filled with troubled companies and a real life fire that sends a business up in smoke. With the help of FT reporters Kadhim Shubber and Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan, we dig into the professional histories of two executives who sit atop two of crypto’s most important businesses: stablecoin issuer Tether and exchange Bitfinex. Clips courtesy CSPAN For further reading: Tether’s CEO: from IT sales to calling the shots in crypto land Tether: the former plastic surgeon behind the crypto reserve currency The week that shook crypto On Twitter, follow FT reporters Kadhim Shubber ( @Kadhim ), Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan ( @SVR13 ) and Ethan Wu ( @EthanYWu ) Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 04.06.2022
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    FT Weekend: Tina Brown and Simon Schama on the royal family

    This weekend, we're marking the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a spirited discussion on what’s next for the Windsors. Tina Brown, author The Palace Papers, speaks with historian Simon Schama and HTSI editor Jo Ellison about the state of the royal family. As Britain celebrates 70 years of Elizabeth II on the crown, what will the royal family look like over the next decade? We bring you this conversation from the recent US FT Weekend festival stage. -------------- 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: – FT interview with Tina Brown, by Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson: ‘Nobody is remotely real around royals’ https://on.ft.com/3v19UqW – Tina’s new book is called The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor--the Truth and the Turmoil – Jo is on Twitter @ jellison and Instagram @ jellison22 . Tina is On Twitter @ TinaBrownLM . Simon is on Twitter @ simon_schama . – You can watch the full interview with Tina, Jo and Simon by buying an on-demand pass to the FT Weekend festival: https://usftweekendfestival.live.ft.com/page/2064102/program A few more great FT Weekend pieces on the Jubilee: – Simon Okotie: ‘Why, after all, I will celebrate the Jubilee’ https://on.ft.com/3xfTj3I – Sarfraz Manzoor: ‘A constant Queen for a changing realm’ https://on.ft.com/3zhkooK – Nilanjana Roy: ‘Elizabeth in India: the steel beneath the hats’ https://on.ft.com/38L5P1G —------------- Special offers for Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial are here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast . If you have an iPhone and want to try FT Edit (eight pieces of journalism a day, handpicked by senior editors, for much less than an FT subscription), search ‘ FT Edit ’ in the App Store. -------------- Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 03.06.2022
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    Can Africa grow without fossil fuels?

    Global investors are returning to China’s stock markets after a widespread sell-off earlier this year, and Opec and its allies on Thursday agreed to accelerate oil production in July and August. Plus, the FT’s David Pilling explains whether African countries can move away from fossil fuels and toward greener economies. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: Investors return to Chinese stocks after Covid and geopolitics triggered sharp sell-off Opec agrees to accelerate oil production following US pressure Can Africa grow without fossil fuels? The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 02.06.2022
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    Russian business hit by tech sanctions

    Export controls placed on supply of chips and hardware over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine dent the prospects for Russia's economy, and the US will provide Kyiv with longer-range rocket systems. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: ‘Everything is gone’: Russian business hit hard by tech sanctions What is America’s end-game for the war in Ukraine? US to provide Ukraine with longer-range rocket systems Price of a UK pint up more than 70% since financial crisis Have you changed your money habits recently in response to bad news about the economy? Send us a voice memo with your name, where you’re from and what you’re doing to [email protected] The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 01.06.2022
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    Hungary’s Viktor Orbán and his ‘superbank’

    The head of EY’s US business quit the Big Four accounting firm after a power struggle with its global boss, and German police raided DWS and Deutsche Bank offices over allegations DWS misrepresented green investments. Plus, Hungary’s autocratic prime minister is trying to build a superbank to increase his financial control over the country. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: EY’s US boss quit after clashing with global chief of Big Four firm German police raid DWS and Deutsche Bank over greenwashing allegations The Bank of Viktor Orbán The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 31.05.2022
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    Race at work since George Floyd

    US chipmaker Qualcomm wants to build a stake in Arm alongside rivals, and how does commodities trader Glencore rescue its reputation after pleading guilty to multiple counts of bribery and market manipulation? Plus, Federica Cocco explains whether businesses are sticking to their diversity promises two years after the police murder of George Floyd. Mentioned in this podcast: Qualcomm eager to invest in Arm alongside rivals in upcoming IPO ‘Bribery built into the corporate culture’: can Glencore rescue its reputation? Race at work: how hard are companies really trying? Have you changed your money habits recently in response to bad news about the economy? Send us a voice memo with your name, where you’re from and what you’re doing to [email protected] The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 30.05.2022
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    What’s the crypto vibe?

    The FT podcast “Behind the Money” digs into whether the tide has really turned in cryptocurrencies, and whether crypto fans will have to deal with this new “vibe” for the long haul. Mentioned in this podcast: Behind the Money: A crypto vibe shift? The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 28.05.2022
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    FT Weekend: The story of a stolen cookbook. Plus, Elizabeth Strout

    In the 1930s, Alice Urbach wrote a beloved cookbook in Vienna. But during the Holocaust it was stolen: Aryanized, peppered with Nazi ideology and republished under someone else's name. The publisher refused to change it back for more than 85 years. Alice got her intellectual rights restored by her granddaughter Karina Urbach, a historian, who joins us to tell the story. Afterwards, we bring you a conversation with Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, from our recent US FT Weekend festival. She’s in conversation with FT Globetrotter editor Rebecca Rose. -------------- 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: –FT review of ‘Alice’s Book: How the Nazis stole my Grandmother’s Cookbook’, by Katrina Urbach https://on.ft.com/3z0D8bQ –A recent piece by Elizabeth Strout for the FT Weekend Magazine, on Judith Joy Ross’s photography: https://on.ft.com/3JdFF4U –Watch the whole FT Weekend Festival on demand here (paid): https://usftweekendfestival.live.ft.com/page/2064102/program —------------- Special offers for Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial are here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast . If you have an iPhone and want to try FT Edit (eight pieces of journalism a day, handpicked by senior editors, for much less than an FT subscription), search ‘ FT Edit ’ in the App Store. -------------- Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 27.05.2022
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    Guerilla. Economist. Colombia’s next president?

    China has offered “a few hundred million dollars” in lending to Sri Lanka to help alleviate a shortage of essential goods, Wall Street investors got spooked by an earnings warning from Snap, and the FT traced a massive European bank sell-off to one fund manager. Plus, Colombia looks ready to elect a former guerilla turned economist as its next president. Mentioned in this podcast: China will help us weather financial crisis, says Sri Lanka’s prime minister US stocks fall on fears of slowing growth Capital Group’s European bank sell-off was driven by single fund manager How the Colombia election could change Latin America The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 26.05.2022
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    Investing’s cults of personality

    Hedge funds are trying to reposition themselves in the middle of this year’s heavy tech stock sell-off, and the director of the UN’s World Food Programme, David Beasley, explains how the war in Ukraine is causing a global food shortage. Plus, the FT’s Christian Davies tells the wild story of the guy behind the Luna cryptocurrency and its incredible downfall. Mentioned in this podcast: Gabe Plotkin’s Melvin Capital to wind down funds The mauling of Tiger Global $40bn crypto collapse turns South Korea against the ‘Lunatic’ leader The Rachman Review The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 25.05.2022
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    America’s hiring headache

    Australia’s new prime minister met with world leaders to discuss climate change and Hungary’s prime minister declared an economic state of emergency. Plus, the FT’s Colby Smith visits the city of Atlanta to find how restaurant owners are managing to find staff in a red hot labour market. Mentioned in this podcast: Orbán declares state of emergency over crisis caused by Ukraine war Anthony Albanese sworn in as Australia’s prime minister ​​America’s red-hot labour market: inflation undercuts jobs recovery The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 24.05.2022
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    The end of globalisation at Davos

    Three decades of globalisation risks are going into reverse, according to company executives and investors as world leaders meet in Davos for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, and Toshiba set a deadline of May 30 for additional bidders in what could be Japan’s largest private equity deal. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: Business leaders warn that three-decade era of globalisation is ending Toshiba reveals takeover interest as battle heats up The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 23.05.2022
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    Can Boeing’s move towards the Pentagon solve its problems?

    Saudi Arabia has signalled it will stand by Russia as a member of the Opec+ group of oil producers, the former head of Russia’s second-biggest oil group has warned that an EU ban on Moscow’s crude would be “the most negative scenario” for all parties. Plus, the FT’s Peggy Hollinger discusses Boeing’s decision to move its headquarters to be near the Pentagon and DC and why many stakeholders are unhappy. Mentioned in this podcast: Boeing needs a stronger vision to bounce back from crisis Saudi Arabia signals support for Russia’s role in Opec+ Lukoil’s ex-chief warns against EU ban on ‘irreplaceable’ Russian oil The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 21.05.2022
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    FT Weekend: Why US abortion rights are under attack

    It’s about to become much harder to find safe abortion care in America, in a country where some states already make it almost impossible. This week, we make sense of what’s happening and how we got here. Lilah speaks with Rhiannon Hamam, a Texas public defender and host of the popular show 5-4 (“a podcast about how much the Supreme Court sucks”) to make sense of Roe vs Wade, the seminal law that is expected to be overturned. Then, we pass the mic to three people providing abortion services in three states that will face some of the biggest changes: Wisconsin, Alabama and Illinois. They tell us what they’re seeing, and how they’re preparing for a post-Roe world. -------------- Links and mentions from the episode: – You heard this week from Rhiannon Hamam, co-host of the podcast 5-4. Listen everywhere, or here: https://www.fivefourpod.com . Rhiannon is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AywaRhiannon – Dr. Kristin Lyerly is an obstetrician and gynaecologist in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She's on Twitter at https://twitter.com/kristinlyerly?lang=en – Robin Marty is author of ‘The New Handbook for a Post-Roe America’ and operation director of the West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa. She recently wrote an op-ed for the FT: https://on.ft.com/3wr0HZK . You can find her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/robinmarty – Marie Khan is director of programs for the Midwest Access Coalition, a practical abortion fund. You can learn more about them at https://midwestaccesscoalition.org/ – Key coverage of the war in Ukraine is free to read: https://www.ft.com/freetoread -------------- 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 . -------------- Special offers for Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial are here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast . If you have an iPhone and want to try FT Edit, search ‘FT Edit’ in the app store. -------------- Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner. Archival clip courtesy of CBS. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 20.05.2022
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    US tensions with Latin America are a boon for China

    Canada is banning Chinese telecom giant Huawei from its 5G network, US plans to host the Summit of Americas are in disarray as Latin American heads of state refuse to attend. Plus, the California-based asset manager Pimco is trying to adapt to an era of rising interest rates and passive investing. Mentioned in this podcast: Canada to ban Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks US summit struggles in Latin America are a boon to China Pimco: navigating the end of the bond bull market The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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 Correction: An earlier version of this podcast featured a guest mistaking Samsung for Huawei. This reference has been removed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 19.05.2022
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    Why Ukraine and Russia are fighting over a teeny island

    Wall Street stocks fell hard on Wednesday after the retailer Target warned that inflation and supply chain disruptions would hit profit margins, and we explain why a tiny island in the Black Sea is so important in the war in Ukraine. Plus, the FT’s Jude Webber explains why the United Kingdom wants to alter the Northern Ireland protocol from its Brexit trade agreement. Mentioned in this podcast: UK will legislate to ‘fix’ N Ireland trade problems, says Truss Military briefing: why Russia and Ukraine are fighting over Snake Island US women’s football team agrees equal pay in milestone agreement The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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. An early version of this episode misstated that the US men's national soccer team did not qualify for the 2022 World Cup. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 18.05.2022
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    Salary advancements: a double-edged sword?

    Cash holdings among global fund managers have risen to their highest level since 9/11, China’s economic data show how badly the country is suffering from its Covid lockdowns. Plus, the FT’s employment columnist Sarah O’Connor says inflation hurts some workers more than others and salary advancement schemes aimed at helping struggling workers may not be a panacea. Mentioned in this podcast: Big investors increase cash holdings to highest levels since 9/11 attack Beware the promise of salary advance schemes China’s economic activity plummets as Covid lockdowns hit growth The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva 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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  • 17.05.2022
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    Musk toys with Twitter deal at lower price

    Elon Musk acknowledged on Monday that he would pay a lower price for Twitter, hedge fund Tiger Global has significantly cut back its shareholdings and dumped stakes in tech companies, wheat prices jumped after India banned exports, and McDonald’s will sell its business in Russia. Mentioned in this podcast: Elon Musk says different price for Twitter deal ‘not out of the question’ Tiger Global slashes bets on tech groups after stock market sell-off Wheat prices rise almost 6% as India export ban shakes markets McDonald’s to sell its Russian business over Ukraine war The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson, and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva, 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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  • 16.05.2022
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    Behind the Money is back!

    Behind the Money is back with all-new episodes! From hostile takeovers to C-suite intrigue, Behind the Money takes you inside the business and financial stories of the moment with reporting from Financial Times journalists around the world. The podcast returns May 25. You can follow the show now! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 16.05.2022
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    Francesca McDonagh heads to Credit Suisse

    Brussels is set to cut its growth forecasts further and boost its inflation outlook, and Sweden will jettison 200 years of military non-alignment and apply to join Nato alongside its neighbour Finland. Plus, the FT’s Owen Walker talks about Credit Suisse’s high profile new hire, Francesca McDonagh. Mentioned in this podcast: Europe growth and inflation outlooks worsen as energy crisis hits Sweden and Finland to make Nato applications on ‘historic’ day for Nordics Francesca McDonagh: banker with ‘steel in her spine’ heads to Credit Suisse Goldman Sachs says senior staff can take as much time off as they want The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva, 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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  • 14.05.2022
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    FT Weekend: How Shakespeare gave actor Michael Patrick Thornton his life back

    This weekend, Lilah talks to actor Michael Patrick Thornton, who appears in the buzzy new Broadway production of Macbeth. When Michael was 24, he had a series of spinal cord strokes. Reciting Shakespeare's sonnets taught him how to breathe and speak again, and continue his career. Michael is at present the only actor on Broadway who uses a wheelchair. We ask him about the power of language and his role in the play (which also stars Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga). Then, we learn about Britain's top forensic artist from journalist Will Coldwell, and the techniques she uses to catch criminals — which include a jar of strawberry jam. -------------- 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: – Will’s profile of Melissa Dring, ‘To catch a criminal: what a forensic artist knows about the mind’: https://on.ft.com/3rw0lht – Michael Patrick Thornton’s theatre company, The Gift: https://thegifttheatre.org/ – Macbeth – starring Daniel Craig, Ruth Negga and Michael – is on Broadway’s Longacre Theatre until July 10 – Michael is on Twitter @ ThorntonMPT , and Will is on Twitter at @ Will_Coldwell – Select coverage of the war in Ukraine is free to read at https://www.ft.com/freetoread —------------- Special offers for Weekend listeners, from 50% off a digital subscription to a $1/£1/€1 trial are here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast . If you have an iPhone and want to try FT Edit (eight pieces of journalism a day, handpicked by senior editors, for much less than an FT subscription), search ‘ FT Edit ’ in the App Store. -------------- Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco. Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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  • 13.05.2022
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    Stablecoins aren’t so stable after all

    Norway’s oil fund has slammed “corporate greed” and excessive executive pay, some former Ukrainian officials believe their forces could push Russian troops out before the end of the year, and Jay Powell was confirmed for a second term as chair of the Federal Reserve. Plus, the FT’s Katie Martin explains how cryptocurrencies’ latest meltdown could spill into normal markets like stocks and bonds. Mentioned in this podcast: Norwegian oil fund denounces ‘corporate greed’ over executive pay Military briefing: can Ukraine push the Russian army from the country? What happens in crypto may not stay in crypto this time around Crypto industry shaken as Tether’s dollar peg snaps Powell confirmed by Senate for second term as Fed chair The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva, 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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  • 12.05.2022
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    Ping An calls for HSBC break-up

    Description: Turkish authorities have raised the pressure on the country’s banks to limit corporate clients’ purchases of foreign currency, US consumer prices rose at an annual pace of 8.3 per cent last month, and the EU will have to spend close to €200bn in the next five years to secure energy independence from Russia. Plus, the FT’s Tabby Kinder explains why HSBC’s biggest shareholder is pressuring the bank to split up. Mentioned in this podcast: Turkey dials up the pressure on banks as lira slides US inflation stays at 40-year high defying expectations of bigger drop EU warns of €195bn cost to free bloc from Russian energy Peter Ma: China’s shy insurance tycoon bursts into the limelight Saudi Aramco overtakes Apple as the world’s most valuable company The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva, 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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  • 11.05.2022
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    Musk would let Trump back on Twitter

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he would reverse Twitter’s ban on Donald Trump, and all but one of the global investment banks in China finally managed to eke out a profit last year. Plus, a look at the new president of the Philippines, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. Mentioned in this podcast: Musk says he would reverse Trump’s Twitter ban, calling it ‘foolish’ and ‘morally wrong’ Global investment banks in China finally turn a profit The Marcos revival: how late Philippine dictator’s son went from exile to election favourite The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva, 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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  • 10.05.2022
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    Sinn Féin’s historic victory

    Volkswagen chief Herbert Diess has called for the EU to pursue a negotiated settlement to the Ukraine War for the sake of Europe’s economy, Goldman Sachs has paused new Spac offerings, and an historic election victory by Northern Ireland’s Sinn Féin Party has overturned more than a century of unionist dominance in the region. Mentioned in this podcast: Emerging markets hit by ‘toxic’ mix of rising rates and slower growth VW chief’s call for settlement to end war draws outrage from Kyiv Goldman Sachs pauses work on new Spacs after SEC takes tougher stance Sinn Féin wins historic victory in Northern Ireland The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva, 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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  • 09.05.2022
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    The cost of China’s zero-Covid lockdown

    Xi Jinping’s renewed commitment to zero-Covid policy rattles investors in China, Africa’s top Covid vaccine plant faces an uncertain future after production halt, and plant-based meat maker Impossible Foods claims a rival, Motif, has infringed its patent on a beef-replica product. Subscribe to the FT News Briefing oan Apple Podcasts or Spotify Mentioned in this podcast: Defence companies face supply snags as demand for US weapons rises Xi Jinping’s renewed commitment to zero-Covid rattles markets in China Africa’s top Covid vaccine plant faces uncertain future after production halted Plant-based meat groups in court battle over taste of their products The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva, 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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  • 08.05.2022
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    US-China Tech Race: The great decoupling

    In the final episode of this season of Tech Tonic, we ask if the growing tensions between the US and China could split the world into two competing technological spheres. It has been dubbed 'the great decoupling'. Some in the US want to see Chinese companies cut off from American investment, while hawkish factions in China have been fighting for a more self-sufficient and nationalistic tech sector. But what would decoupling really look like? And is it even possible? Presented by James Kynge, this episode features interviews with Lillian Li (author of Chinese Characteristics newsletter), Paul Triolo (senior vice-president of Albright Stonebridge Group), Roger Robinson Jr (president and founder of RWR Advisory) and Kevin Rudd (former prime minister of Australia and president of the Asia Society) Presented by James Kynge. Edwin Lane is senior producer. Josh Gabert-Doyon is producer. Manuela Saragosa is executive producer. Special thanks to Tom Griggs. Sound design is by Breen Turner, with original music from Metaphor Music. The FT’s head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. News clips credits: CNBC Check out stories and up-to-the-minute news from the FT’s technology team at ft.com/technology For a special discounted FT subscription go to https://www.ft.com/techtonicsale And check out FT Edit, the new iPhone app that shares the best of FT journalism, hand-picked by senior editors to inform, explain and surprise. It’s free for the first month and 99p a month for the next six months. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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