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

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  • 18.10.2019
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    Friday, October 18

    Boris Johnson attempts to secure parliamentary support for his Brexit deal, Saudi Aramco postpones the launch of its long-awaited initial public offering and Facebook reveals a project to prevent minors from being exploited on its platforms. Plus, Turkey agrees to pause its military incursion in Syria as the US pledges to ease sanctions, and Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff, makes an admission regarding Donald Trump’s July phone call to Ukraine. 


    With Lauren Fedor, FT Washington correspondent. 

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  • 17.10.2019
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    Thursday, October 17

    Brexit negotiators wrangle over the terms of a deal ahead of the start of Thursday’s EU summit, Netflix missed its forecast for new subscribers for the second straight quarter, thousands of Hong Kong’s wealthy residents are opening bank accounts in Singapore and other financial centres as they try to protect themselves against the territory’s unrest, IBM came up short of Wall Street’s revenue expectations in the latest quarter, the US House of Representatives voted to condemn president Donald Trump over his move to withdraw troops from Syria and American shoppers curbed their spending last month according to weak Commerce Department data.

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  • 16.10.2019
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    Wednesday, October 16

    The US House of Representatives passed an act voicing strong support for Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, and Boris Johnson was on Tuesday night locked in a race against time to secure a Brexit deal. Plus, the IMF slashes global growth forecasts, Rudy Giuliani refuses to comply with a congressional subpoena that is part of the impeachment inquiry investigating Donald Trump, and the price of WeWork’s bonds dropped to new lows on Tuesday. Then, the FT’s Laura Noonan tells us why some bankers are still optimistic about the IPO market, even after WeWork’s failed attempt to go public.

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  • 15.10.2019
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    Tuesday, October 15

    Donald Trump imposes sanctions against Turkish officials, hopes fade for a Brexit deal at a European summit this week, Facebook admits doubts about its digital currency, Libra, as regulatory hurdles loom and African swine fever drives up European pork prices. Plus, the FT’s James Politi explains why the US-China trade truce reached last week is still fragile.

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  • 14.10.2019
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    Monday, October 14

    UK prime minister Boris Johnson gears up for what could be a historic week for Brexit ahead of the EU leaders’ summit, US banks enter the earnings season with the Federal Reserve in rate-cutting mode and the FT’s Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson explains how in Levi Strauss’s rebirth as a public company, it still manages to meet its ‘profits through principles’ mission.

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  • 11.10.2019
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    Friday, October 11

    Sterling had its biggest day since March on Thursday amid hopes for a Brexit deal, James Murdoch’s new holding company has agreed to buy a minority stake in Vice Media and the US and China are aiming to reach a trade war truce as early as this week. Plus, the FT’s Frankfurt bureau chief Martin Arnold explains how the European Central Bank’s divide over quantitative easing is affecting the global economy. 

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  • 10.10.2019
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    Thursday, October 10

    US senators will propose sanctions on Turkey after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched an offensive in north-east Syria, EU leaders issue an ultimatum to UK prime minister Boris Johnson ahead of crucial Brexit talks with his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar and leaked documents show the European Central Bank decided to restart its bond-buying programme last month over the objections of its own officials. Plus, the FT’s Kadhim Shubber explains what options are still on the table for US Congressional Democrats after the White House said it would not cooperate in an impeachment inquiry.

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  • 09.10.2019
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    Wednesday, October 9

    US stocks staged a late-session sell-off on Tuesday after the Trump administration ratcheted up pressure on China ahead of trade talks after it imposed visa restrictions on individuals, at least 50 conservative UK MPs threaten to revolt against a general election manifesto that pledges to pursue a no-deal Brexit, and the White House has declared that it will not co-operate with the inquiry into an impeachment of Donald Trump. Plus, the FT’s Kiran Stacey explains how the US standoff with China now sees it encouraging investment in Huawei rivals in Europe.

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  • 08.10.2019
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    Tuesday, October 8

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing says it will not proceed with its £32bn offer for the London Stock Exchange Group, the president of the World Bank warns that global growth could fall short of the 2.6 per cent rate it predicted in June and fallout from the protracted strike by General Motors workers has seen the total number of temporary suspensions mount to almost 60,000. Plus, Donald Trump clears Turkey to launch an operation against US-backed Kurds in Syria. The FT’s Laura Pitel explains what this means for the region.

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  • 07.10.2019
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    Monday, October 7

    HSBC embarks on a cost-cutting drive that threatens up to 10,000 jobs, 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden accuses US president Donald Trump of spreading “flat-out lies”, and a post-Brexit trade deal with the US could “severely limit” Britain’s ability to negotiate an equivalent agreement with the EU, according to a leaked government paper. Plus, the FT’s Sarah Neville explains how Novo Nordisk tries to balance rising prices when it comes to insulin products with giving back to the diabetic community. 

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  • 04.10.2019
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    Friday, October 4

    Donald Trump urges China to investigate former US vice president Joe Biden and the FT’s Washington bureau chief Demetri Sevastopulo explains how Mr Biden is handling the Ukrainegate fallout. Plus, the UK and the US agree to a deal where police and intelligence agencies are to be given expedited access to the electronic communications of terror and crime suspects, and PayPal is on the verge of quitting Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project.

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  • 03.10.2019
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    Thursday, October 3

    Global stocks fell heavily on Wednesday, with the UK market having its worst day in more than three years, while the Trump administration will move to impose tariffs on a wide range of imports from the EU later this month after prevailing in a WTO case over illegal aircraft subsidies, and Donald Trump says he will co-operate with congressional subpoenas related to the impeachment inquiry engulfing his presidency. Plus, the FT’s Sebastian Payne dissects Boris Johnson’s UK Conservative party conference speech and the prime minister’s new Brexit plan.

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  • 02.10.2019
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    Wednesday, October 2

    The US manufacturing sector contracted for the second consecutive month in September, falling to its lowest level since the recession, Charles Schwab escalates a war among stock-trading platforms by scrapping its fees, and a US appeals court rules that states can set their own standards over so-called “net neutrality”. Plus, the FT’s Sam Jones explains the deepening Credit Suisse spy scandal.

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  • 01.10.2019
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    Tuesday, October 1

    US Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said he would hold a trial in the Senate if the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump, European central bankers put pressure on politicians to put limits on the mortgage market as house prices heat up, and WeWork has formally withdrawn its plan for an initial public offering. Plus, the FT’s Anjli Raval explains how oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell are facing a dilemma as they try to move toward clean energy.

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  • 30.09.2019
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    Monday, September 30

    Global dealmaking eases to the slowest pace in more than two years and more than 400,000 German car owners sign up to a landmark collective lawsuit against Volkswagen over emissions test cheating. Plus, the FT’s George Parker reports from the UK Conservative party conference in Manchester and we hear from a protester in Hong Kong, five years after the territory’s last major pro-democracy campaign.

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  • 27.09.2019
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    Friday, September 27

    The White House faced accusations of a cover-up on Thursday after the publication of a whistleblower complaint, Peloton traded below the company’s float price after the fitness equipment company went public on Thursday and Hollywood talent agency owner Endeavor shelved its plans to list. Plus, the FT’s Mehreen Khan explains what a decision by Europe’s highest court means for search engines and the “right to be forgotten” online.

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  • 26.09.2019
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    Thursday, September 26

    A memo from the White House reveals that US president Donald Trump asked Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former vice-president Joe Biden and his son and UK prime minister Boris Johnson paves the way for an acrimonious “people versus parliament” general election. Plus, fitness equipment start-up Peloton will seek an $8.2bn valuation when its shares begin trading on Thursday and Germany’s representative on the European Central Bank’s executive board quits over loose monetary policy.

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  • 25.09.2019
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    Wednesday, September 25

    House Democrats have launched impeachment proceedings against US president Donald Trump and Adam Neumann has been pushed out as chief executive of WeWork following the dramatic collapse of its initial public offering. Plus, the FT’s chief foreign affairs commentator, Gideon Rachman, sets out what is next for Boris Johnson and British politics following the Supreme Court’s rebuke of the prime minister’s suspension of parliament. 

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  • 24.09.2019
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    Tuesday, September 24

    UK prime minister Boris Johnson calls for a new deal with Iran, Netflix sees its shares erase all gains for 2019 while Barclays analysts question if its valuation was too high, and Thomas Cook’s management faces a UK government-backed inquiry after the collapse of the travel group. Plus, the FT’s car industry correspondent Peter Campbell explains what a recent settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission means for Carlos Ghosn and Nissan.

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  • 23.09.2019
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    Monday, September 23

    SoftBank moves to oust Adam Neumann as the chief executive of WeWork, US president Donald Trump and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi perform a double act at a rally of nearly 50,000 Indian-Americans in Texas and Jeremy Corbyn calls rumours he could soon step down as Labour leader “wishful thinking” during the party’s annual conference. Plus, world leaders will gather in New York City this week for the UN General Assembly and the UN climate summit. The FT’s Gillian Tett tells us what to expect.


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  • 20.09.2019
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    Friday, September 20

    Saudi Arabia is pressuring wealthy families to buy in to the initial public offering of state oil giant Saudi Aramco, the Federal Reserve intervened in the US money markets for the third day in a row on Thursday and promised it would so again today, Sterling climbed back over the $1.25 mark on Thursday after European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said a Brexit deal was possible, and companies are racing to burnish their green credentials ahead of today’s global climate protest. Plus, the FT’s Anna Nicolaou tells us why Netflix is starting to look vulnerable.

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  • 19.09.2019
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    Thursday, September 19

    Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau apologises for wearing brownface makeup at a private school party after Time magazine published a yearbook photo from 2001, Cisco chief executive Chuck Robbins dismisses fears of a breakdown in global supply chains, saying he expects Washington and Beijing to reach a deal ending their trade war, KPMG UK plans to cut hundreds of staff in a wave of cost-cutting, and shares in FedEx tumbled on Wednesday, a day after the company reported its weakest sales growth in a decade. Plus, the Federal Reserve cut US interest rates by a quarter point on Wednesday. Our US economics editor, Brendan Greeley, unpacks the move.

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  • 18.09.2019
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    Wednesday, September 18

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announces plans to inject another $75bn into the US financial system to alleviate funding pressures in short-term lending markets, researchers find that smart TVs are leaking sensitive user data to companies including Netflix and Google and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu fails to clinch an outright majority for his Likud party in Tuesday’s general election. Plus, the FT’s chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, says economies are not delivering for most citizens. He tells us what corporations can do to fix the damage. 


    FT.com is free to read today for #FTOpenDay. You can read all of the stories linked below without hitting the paywall. 


    Take a look at the stories we covered in today’s briefing: 


    Fed plans second intervention to ease funding squeeze

    https://www.ft.com/content/2c11a972-d941-11e9-8f9b-77216ebe1f17


    Benjamin Netanyahu left vulnerable by inconclusive Israel election

    https://www.ft.com/content/828ac962-d984-11e9-8f9b-77216ebe1f17


    Smart TVs sending sensitive data to Netflix and Facebook

    http://ft.com/content/23ab2f68-d957-11e9-8f9b-77216ebe1f17


    Martin Wolf: why rentier capitalism is damaging liberal democracy

    https://www.ft.com/content/5a8ab27e-d470-11e9-8367-807ebd53ab77


    Marc's suggested reads: 


    WeWork’s Adam Neumann admits to being ‘humbled’ 

    https://www.ft.com/content/7d543f5a-d94d-11e9-8f9b-77216ebe1f17 


    My daughter, the footballer: sexism and the beautiful game

    https://www.ft.com/content/16f35962-e288-11e6-9645-c9357a75844a


    Global cities begin to shrink as inner areas empty out

    https://www.ft.com/content/c88b4c54-b925-11e9-96bd-8e884d3ea203


    Russia’s role in producing the taxman of the future

    https://www.ft.com/content/38967766-aec8-11e9-8030-530adfa879c2

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  • 17.09.2019
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    Tuesday, September 17

    WeWork postponed its initial public offering on Monday night after struggling to drum up investor interest, US president Donald Trump says he has struck an “initial” deal on tariff barriers with Japan, EU chiefs say that UK prime minister Boris Johnson brought no fresh proposals to the table during Monday’s Brexit talks in Luxembourg and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says the world is “nowhere near” hitting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Plus, the FT’s Peter Wells explains how the attack on Saudi Arabia’s major crude processing plant over the weekend will have an effect on the global economy.

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  • 16.09.2019
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    Monday, September 16

    Saudi Arabia faces weeks without full crude production capacity after an attack on the world’s most important oil facility, China’s formerly acquisitive companies have become net sellers of global assets this year for the first time in a decade, thousands of General Motors workers are set to strike after talks broke down over pay and healthcare benefits at the company’s US factories and Brexit secretary Steve Barclay said that Britain could stay in a standstill transition deal with the EU until the end of 2022. Plus, the FT’s Mehul Srivastava tells us what is at stake Israel’s second election of the year.

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  • 13.09.2019
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    Friday, September 13

    WeWork’s executives, investors and advisers are discussing curbing the voting power of co-founder Adam Neumann, Speaker of the UK House of Commons John Bercow warns prime minister Boris Johnson that he will allow parliament to do whatever it takes to avoid a no-deal Brexit, British Airways cancels flights on September 27 because of a planned pilot strike, dentistry company SmileDirectClub sees price shares tumble in its public market debut and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing is prepared to sweeten the terms of its £32bn offer for the London Stock Exchange Group. Plus, the FT’s Frankfurt editor Martin Arnold explains how the European Central Bank’s historic package of rate cuts and economic stimulus will affect the eurozone economy.

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  • 12.09.2019
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    Thursday, September 12

    Purdue Pharma and its controlling Sackler family members strike a preliminary deal with several US states and local governments to resolve legal claims stemming from the opioid crisis, the FT reports that the Pentagon is compiling a list of companies with ties to the Chinese military and the UK government releases the controversial “Operation Yellowhammer” document that outlines the potential damage from a no-deal Brexit. Plus, the FT’s Philip Stafford explains why investors have given a cold shoulder to Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's £32bn bid for the London Stock Exchange.

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  • 11.09.2019
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    Wednesday, September 11

    Apple unveils the iPhone 11 and undercuts streaming rivals Netflix and Disney with a $4.99-a-month price tag for its TV+ service, and Uber cuts more than 400 engineering and product jobs in the second round of lay-offs since its May stock market listing. Plus, exercise start-up Peloton is eyeing a valuation of up to $8.2bn in its initial public offering and Margrethe Vestager holds on to a beefed-up competition role in the new European Commission. Also, the FT’s US managing editor, Peter Spiegel, unpacks the firing of US national security adviser John Bolton.

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  • 10.09.2019
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    Tuesday, September 10

    Softbank, the biggest outside shareholder in WeWork, is urging the lossmaking property group to shelve its hotly anticipated initial public offering, attorneys-general from 50 US states and territories launch an investigation into Google’s dominance in online search and advertising and UK prime minister Boris Johnson loses a second attempt to hold a snap election to break Britain’s Brexit impasse. Plus, the FT’s Nicholas Megaw explains how the mis-selling of payment protection insurance caused a £50bn British banking scandal.

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  • 09.09.2019
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    Monday, September 9

    A study found that nearly 40 per cent of worldwide foreign direct investment is used as a vehicle for financial engineering to minimise companies’ tax liabilities, and British Airways cancelled about 50 mostly UK-bound flights on Sunday as the airline braces for a two-day pilot strike. Plus, exports from China fell in August as the country’s trade dispute with the US took a heavier than expected toll on the manufacturing sector and Saudi Arabia has removed energy minister Khalid al-Falih, one of the most powerful figures in the global oil industry. Also, the FT’s Jim Pickard previews the week ahead in UK politics and what it could mean for Brexit. 

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  • 06.09.2019
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    Friday, September 6

    UK Labour MPs appear set to reject Boris Johnson’s push for a snap election and US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin moves to return Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to private ownership. Plus, WeWork expects to be valued at less than half of the $47bn figure reached in its last round of funding from Japan’s SoftBank and news that the US and China will resume trade negotiations sent Wall Street equities higher on Thursday. Also, the FT’s Shanghai correspondent, Tom Hancock, explains why China’s tech groups, including Alibaba, have poured money into physical retail and how that bet worked out for them.  

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  • 05.09.2019
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    Thursday, September 5

    Boris Johnson suffered two major defeats on Wednesday as MPs backed legislation to stop a no-deal Brexit and then blocked the prime minister’s attempt to call an election to regain the initiative on Brexit. Plus, workplace chat app Slack posted strong revenue growth and predicted bigger losses during its debut results since going public, Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam withdrew the controversial extradition bill that sparked three months of protests, Apple returned to the bond market for the first time since 2017 and YouTube and its parent company, Google, agreed to pay $170m to US regulators after being accused of violating children’s privacy. Also, the FT’s Madhumita Murgia explains how Google has been accused of secretly feeding personal data to advertisers.

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  • 04.09.2019
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    Wednesday, September 4

    UK Conservative rebels inflict a Commons defeat on prime minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit policy, leaving Britain on the brink of a general election. Plus, Italy’s Five Star Movement votes heavily in favour of a coalition with a centre-left rival, Walmart introduces new restrictions on sales of ammunition a month after a mass shooting occurred at one of its stores, and the US manufacturing sector contracts for the first time since 2016 amid global trade tensions and fears of slowing domestic growth.

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  • 03.09.2019
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    Tuesday, September 3

    UK prime minister Boris Johnson threatens to call an October 14 general election if rebel Tory MPs join forces with Labour today, Germany’s export-dependent economy is suffering from a Brexit shock as a potential recession looms and the long-running merger talks between Allen & Overy and O’Melveny & Myers collapse. Plus, the FT’s Hannah Kuchler goes into the history of Verily, the health organisation spun out of Google’s secretive research facility. 

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  • 02.09.2019
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    Monday, September 2

    In a Labor Day special episode, as Philip Morris International enters into merger talks with Altria, we take a look at the evolution of the tobacco industry.  Plus, the World Bank estimates that in 2019, some 270m migrants globally will send a combined $689bn back home. We take a look at remittances and the way they are affecting economies.

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  • 30.08.2019
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    Friday, August 30

    US companies are unlikely to heed Donald Trump’s call to ditch their investments in China, Argentina’s request for more time to pay $101bn of debts meets a cool reception from the country’s creditors, and UK prime minister Boris Johnson is sending his chief Brexit negotiator to meet with EU counterparts to hammer out a revised exit deal. Plus, the FT’s James Politi walks us through the legacy Christine Lagarde leaves at the IMF and what it might say about her future as the incoming president of the European Central Bank.

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  • 29.08.2019
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    Thursday, August 29

    Italy appears to be heading towards a new government after the far-right is sidelined and two parties say they have reached a tentative coalition deal, Apple apologises for listening to the audio of recorded Siri conversations and Japan’s biggest internet auction site has banned trading in ivory. Plus, the FT’s Jim Pickard explains UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s move to suspend parliament and what happens next. 

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  • 28.08.2019
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    Wednesday, August 28

    Opioid maker Purdue Pharma and members of the controlling Sackler family have offered to settle thousands of lawsuits against the company for $10bn-$12bn, Phillip Morris International is in talks to merge with Altria in a deal that would create the world’s largest tobacco group, UK opposition parties agree to pursue legislation to prevent a no-deal Brexit, the Federal Reserve is forced to re-assert that “political considerations play absolutely no role” in policymaking and Amazon and Microsoft go unchallenged in a $10bn Pentagon cloud computing contract. Plus, the FT’s global finance correspondent Robin Wigglesworth explains why investors are concerned that the world economy is succumbing to “Japanification”.

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  • 27.08.2019
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    Tuesday, August 27

    Drugmakers could decide to settle thousands of claims against them over the opioid crisis after a $572m court order against Johnson & Johnson, President Trump says China is seeking talks on a deal to end the ongoing trade war between the two countries and New York-based hedge fund manager, Autonomy Capital, saw its fund lose more than 16 per cent in the first two weeks of August as a result of Argentina’s financial market meltdown. Plus, the FT’s Brazil bureau chief Bryan Harris talks about a backlash against Brazilian business over the Amazon rainforest fires.

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  • 26.08.2019
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    Monday, August 26

    In a Summer Bank Holiday special episode, we look at Wall Street’s pressure on private prisons and why some of the top global cities are shrinking. 

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  • 23.08.2019
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    Friday, August 23

    A harbinger of a recession, the yield on the two-year Treasury bill rose above that of the benchmark 10-year note again on Thursday as the world’s central bankers convened in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Plus, intensifying regulatory scrutiny of Facebook’s Libra digital currency has spooked some of the project’s early backers, and Brazil’s environment minister says the solution to illegal logging in the Amazon is to “monetise” it. Then, the FT’s Victor Mallet previews what might come out of this weekend’s G7 summit.

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  • 22.08.2019
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    Thursday, August 22

    European Commission officials tell the FT they are planning news rules that will give EU citizens explicit rights over the use of their facial recognition data, the IMF backs the scrapping of a longstanding age restriction, clearing the way for Kristalina Georgieva to take the top spot, President Emmanuel Macron of France scraps the tradition of a joint final communiqué at the G7 summit and minutes from the Federal Reserve’s July meeting reveal a split among officials over the July interest rate cut. Plus, the FT’s US economics editor, Brendan Greeley, tells us what the world’s monetary policymakers will be discussing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this weekend.

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  • 21.08.2019
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    Wednesday, August 21

    US president Donald Trump considers tax cuts to stimulate the economy and Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte resigns. Also, US regulators rewrite the Volcker rule, Facebook launches a new privacy tool pilot and Walmart sues Tesla over solar panel fires. Plus, the FT’s Seb Payne unpacks the stand-off between Boris Johnson and European Council president Donald Tusk over Britain’s withdrawal agreement from the EU.

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  • 20.08.2019
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    Tuesday, August 20

    Apple commits more than $6bn for original shows and movies ahead of the launch of its new video streaming service and UK prime minister Boris Johnson intensifies his efforts to jettison the Irish border backstop from the Brexit withdrawal agreement. Also, Facebook and Twitter move to curb Chinese state-backed disinformation campaigns that target pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters, the Trump administration gives Huawei a temporary reprieve, the US trade commission head says it would be difficult to break up Facebook and court papers reveal that Jeffrey Epstein signed a will two days before he died. Plus, the FT’s Richard Henderson explains why the group of top US executives comprising the Business Roundtable are ditching “shareholder primacy”.

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  • 19.08.2019
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    Monday, August 19

    A body advising the European Central Bank warns that European banks and other financial institutions need to speed up their preparations for the phasing out of a key interest rate benchmark, top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow says there is no recession coming, Donald Trump casts doubt on any Huawei reprieve and Hong Kong protesters rally in defiance of Beijing. Plus, the FT’s Madhumita Murgia explains how facial recognition software is creeping into security cameras in parts of London.

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  • 16.08.2019
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    Friday, August 16

    Gibraltar releases an Iranian tanker after a court sets aside a last-minute legal bid from the US to seize the vessel and Walmart raises its outlook for the US market while government data show unexpectedly strong retail sales for July in the country. Plus, the yield on 30-year US government bonds falls below 2 per cent for the first time on Thursday, China’s paramilitary police converge in a stadium near the Hong Kong border and Israel bars two US congresswomen from entering the country. Also, the FT’s Patrick McGee tests out the Apple Card, which will be rolled out to US users later this month.

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  • 15.08.2019
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    Thursday, August 15

    US equities fell 3 per cent on Wednesday on fears of slowing global growth, while bond markets signalled the chances of a mounting recession and WeWork unveiled its prospectus for a $3bn-$4bn initial public offering. Plus, UK Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn sets out a proposal for a temporary government that would help delay Brexit, Canada’s ethics watchdog says Justin Trudeau violated conflict-of-interest law and PayPal targets growing demand from India’s mobile users.

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  • 14.08.2019
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    Wednesday, August 14

    US stocks and China’s currency rallied sharply on Tuesday after Washington announced a delay to some additional tariffs on Chinese imports, hundreds of flights out of Hong Kong are cancelled for the second day in a row after protesters clash with police, CBS and Viacom agree on an all-stock merger and Facebook has halted the “human review” of recorded voice messages. Plus, the FT’s Tim Bradshaw explains plans that SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son has in store for the group’s second Vision Fund.

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  • 13.08.2019
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    Tuesday, August 13

    Investors see the odds of an Argentine debt default soaring after opposition candidate Alberto Fernández’s victory in primary elections, the US yield curve flattened to levels not seen since before the financial crisis and consulting group KPMG ousted the head of its UK financial services unit after an investigation into his conduct involving messages sent on WhatsApp. Plus, the FT’s senior energy correspondent, Anjli Raval, unpacks Saudi Aramco’s first-ever earnings call in the lead up to its expected initial public offering.

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  • 12.08.2019
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    Monday, August 12

    Global investment banks are shedding almost 30,000 jobs as the outlook for the sector deteriorates, BlackRock buys an $870m stake in Authentic Brands, which owns the brand rights to Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley and British workers travelling to the EU will be unable to carry out even basic business tasks after a no-deal Brexit unless they navigate a complex web of work permits. Plus, money manager and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in a New York jail cell on Saturday. The FT’s Kadhim Shubber explains what this might mean for the alleged victims.

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  • 09.08.2019
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    Friday, August 9

    Uber posts a $5.2 billion loss as costs from its initial public offering hit earnings, Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte asks for parliament to be recalled so he can hold a vote of confidence and US stocks notched their biggest jump in two months on Thursday after upbeat Chinese data soothed investors’ nerves. Also, Broadcom agrees a deal to acquire Symantec’s enterprise security business for $10.7bn, Kraft Heinz takes another $1.2bn in writedowns, UK prime minister Boris Johnson eyes an election in the days after Brexit and sources tell the FT that at least nine senior figures have been removed from their posts at Turkey’s central bank. Plus, the FT’s US mergers and acquisitions correspondent, Eric Platt, tells us about WeWork’s corporate structure revamp as it prepares to go public.

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  • 08.08.2019
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    Thursday, August 8

    US stocks closed in positive territory on Wednesday as investors pushed back against deepening concerns over global growth, and the Trump administration is cracking down on Huawei and other Chinese companies seen as security threats. Plus, Broadcom revives talks with Symantec, Russia’s state-owned oil company becomes the last major supplier of petrol to Venezuela, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said America would be ready to sign a new trade deal with the UK after it leaves the EU and Lyft raises its 2019 financial forecasts. Also, the FT’s Richard Waters tells us about the San Francisco-based research group pursuing the Holy Grail of artificial intelligence.

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  • 07.08.2019
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    Wednesday, August 7

    Disney shares fall as the company misses earnings estimates in its most recent quarter, Facebook sues two app developers for advertising fraud and Match Group raises earnings guidance for 2019 after a strong boost to Tinder subscribers in the second quarter. Plus, the FT’s US economics editor, Brendan Greely, explains why the Trump administration has few tools to weaken the dollar.

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  • 06.08.2019
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    Tuesday, August 6

    US Treasury labels China a currency manipulator, Hong Kong’s first general strike in more than 50 years brings the city to a standstill, US president Donald Trump condemns white supremacy after two separate mass shootings and luxury department store chain Barneys New York prepares to file for bankruptcy. 

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  • 05.08.2019
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    Monday, August 5

    At least 29 people were killed in two separate shootings in the US over the weekend, Washington identifies Chinese tankers carrying Iranian oil and US retailers warn that new tariffs threaten to accelerate lay-offs across the industry. Plus, the FT’s Michael Stott explains the political standoff fuelling an economic collapse in Venezuela.

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  • 02.08.2019
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    Friday, August 2

    US President Donald Trump says the US will place a 10 per cent tariff on $300bn of additional Chinese goods, growth in corporate share buybacks starts to cool, Pinterest shares surge after the social media network raises its full year forecasts and Bank of England forecasts show a one-in-three chance that the UK economy will shrink at the start of next year.  Plus, George Parker recaps Boris Johnson’s first week as Prime Minister of the UK and the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

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  • 01.08.2019
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    Thursday, August 1

    The Federal Reserve cuts US interest rates by a quarter point, the Trump administration imposes sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister, UniCredit and Ford launch investigations into whether their data were caught up in the Capital One security breach and Qualcomm warns of “continued weakness in China”. Plus, Mexico narrowly avoided a recession in the second quarter. The FT’s Jude Webber explains what it means for the country’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his promise to spur growth.  

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  • 31.07.2019
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    Wednesday, July 31

    The Federal Reserve is expected to announce the first cut in US interest rates since the global financial crisis, Apple delivers upbeat guidance for the rest of 2019 despite shrinking iPhone sales and new data shows that investors have flooded into Saudi stocks this year. Plus, Chris Giles, the FT’s economics editor, explains how Russia is using technology to record and tax real-time transactions.

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  • 30.07.2019
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    Tuesday, July 30

    Uber eliminates 400 marketing jobs in a corporate reorganisation, Citigroup plans to axe hundreds of jobs in its global markets division and new data reveal more than 2,000 Chinese-made security cameras deemed a threat to national security remain in place in US government buildings. Plus, Pfizer reaches a deal to combine its Upjohn unit with generics drugmaker Mylan, Beyond Meat announces a stock sale and Sterling tumbles to its lowest level in two and a half years on Monday as market fears of a no-deal Brexit grow.

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  • 29.07.2019
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    Monday, July 29

    The UK chancellor of the exchequer, Sajid Javid, plans to announce more than £1bn in increased funding for a no-deal Brexit, Deutsche Bank investigates whether confidential client data was compromised after it failed to deactivate dozens of accounts of fired staff, US President Donald Trump moves to replace Dan Coats as US director of national intelligence and some foreign car manufacturers in China are operating at a fraction of their potential output. Plus, the FT’s Arash Massoudi explains what the London Stock Exchange is looking to achieve with a potential takeover of financial market data provider Refinitiv.

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  • 26.07.2019
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    Friday, July 26

    A rebound in Google’s advertising business propels revenues higher, Amazon’s move to one-day shipping reinvigorated revenue growth in the second quarter while costs increased, the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator calls UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s terms for talks on Brexit “unacceptable” and the European Central Bank signals that it will cut rates and embark on a fresh round of asset purchases. Plus, the FT’s Jude Webber explains why Latin America’s missing middle economy is affecting its contribution to global growth.

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  • 25.07.2019
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    Thursday, July 25

    Former special counsel Robert Mueller warns of Russian interference in the 2020 US election during a day of hearings in Washington, Facebook reveals that the US Federal Trade Commission has launched a formal antitrust investigation into the company, Tesla posts deeper than expected losses as its profit margins fall and UK prime minister Boris Johnson vows to deliver Brexit in 99 days. 

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  • 24.07.2019
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    Wednesday, July 24

    Boris Johnson wins the UK Conservative party leadership race to become prime minister, the US Department of Justice announces a broad investigation into Big Tech’s market power, American officials are preparing a trip to China before the end of July in a bid to reignite trade talks, Snapchat’s parent company exceeds revenue estimates and boosts user numbers in the second quarter and WeWork aims to publicly list its shares as early as September.

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  • 23.07.2019
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    Tuesday, July 23

    The White House and Democratic leaders reach an agreement to raise the US’s $22tn borrowing limit which takes it beyond the next election, Donald Trump promises major US technology companies that his administration will process their application to supply Huawei quickly, Washington issues sanctions against one of China’s largest state-backed oil companies for transporting Iranian crude oil and Starbucks takes a stake in Eatsa, a San Francisco-based restaurant tech company. Plus, Boris Johnson is widely expected to become the leader of the UK Conservative party on Tuesday. The FT’s political editor George Parker previews what is ahead for Britain with Boris Johnson as prime minister.

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  • 22.07.2019
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    Monday, July 22

    Hong Kong protesters escalate demonstrations by targeting Chinese government offices,  UK defence minister Tobias Ellwood rejects claims that the government could have stopped Iranian forces from capturing a British-flagged tanker, early exit polls indicate that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky’s party of neophyte politicians have won Sunday’s snap parliamentary election and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition wins a clear majority in Japan’s upper house. Plus, the FT’s Gideon Long explains how Colombia is positioning itself as a major producer of cannabis as medical marijuana becomes more popular.

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  • 19.07.2019
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    Friday, July 19

    President Donald Trump says the US navy has shot down an Iranian drone after it threatened an American warship, Boeing says it will take a $4.9bn after-tax charge in the second quarter related to the grounding of the 737 Max jet and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York president stokes expectations of an aggressive half-point cut in US interest rates this month. Plus, WeWork founder Adam Neumann has sold his shares, Microsoft’s cloud business fuels growth as the software company tops earnings forecasts and 2019 is shaping to be a record-setting year for private equity deals.

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  • 18.07.2019
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    Thursday, July 18

    Netflix falls short of its own forecasts for new subscribers, G7 finance ministers struggle to reach a compromise on how to tax Big Tech and US President Donald Trump expels Turkey from the US-led F-35 fighter jet programme. Plus, the FT’s Gregory Meyer explains how signs of a slowing US economy are starting to show up on the nation’s railways.

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  • 17.07.2019
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    Wednesday, July 17

    Lower rates squeeze US bank lending margins, Ursula von der Leyen narrowly secures parliamentary backing for her appointment as European Commission president and United Airlines raises its outlook for the full year despite the financial impact of the grounding of the carrier’s 737 Max fleet. Plus, the FT’s Kiran Stacey reports on Big Tech’s day in Washington.

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  • 16.07.2019
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    Tuesday, July 16

    Democratic congresswomen call Donald Trump’s attacks a “distraction” after the US president doubles down on his statement, US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin says Facebook has “a lot of work to do” before the Trump administration will let it proceed with its planned cryptocurrency and money manager Jeffrey Epstein discloses his assets in a court filing after being charged with the sex trafficking of underage girls. Plus, the FT’s Ahmed Al Omran explains how Saudi Arabia is reviving its efforts to  draw dissidents home.

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  • 15.07.2019
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    Monday, July 15

    The acting IMF chief, David Lipton, backs new monetary stimulus by the world’s top central banks, Warner Music buys First Night Records and equity investors brace for the second successive drop in US quarterly profits. Plus, US banks are set to report second-quarter results this week. The FT’s Robert Armstrong explains what investors will be watching. 

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  • 12.07.2019
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    Friday, July 12

    President Donald Trump issues an executive order to collect all information in US government databases about who is an American citizen, Boeing says the head of its 737 programme will retire at the end of this year and we take a look at China’s economy ahead of the release of its second-quarter growth figures. Plus, Hannah Kuchler explains why some drugmakers are braced for an opioid crisis reckoning.

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  • 11.07.2019
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    Thursday, July 11

    The Trump administration launches an investigation into French plans to bring in a special tax targeting big tech companies and Amazon Music becomes the fastest-growing streaming service. Plus, Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell cemented the case for an interest rate cut in his testimony to US Congress. The FT’s James Politi explains.

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  • 10.07.2019
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    Wednesday, July 10

    Mexico’s finance minister, Carlos Urzúa, resigns over differences with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Levi Strauss shares slip after IPO costs weigh on its second quarter earnings and Boris Johnson dodges questions about Brexit and US relations in a UK Conservative party leadership debate. Plus, the FT’s Joe Rennison tells us about a new menace popping up in the leveraged loan market.

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  • 09.07.2019
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    Tuesday, July 9

    Chinese venture capital investment in US biotech falls as Washington tightens scrutiny of funding from overseas, German chemicals group BASF cuts its full-year forecast and warns that second-quarter profits would almost halve and Deutsche Bank begins the culling of 18,000 jobs, with whole teams of equity traders being dismissed. Plus, the FT’s US legal and enforcement correspondent, Kadhim Shubber, explains the sex trafficking charges against money manager Jeffrey Epstein. 



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  • 08.07.2019
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    Monday, July 8

    Iran says it will breach the curbs on uranium enrichment levels set under the 2015 nuclear agreement with major powers, Greece’s traditional centre-right party is set to regain power after a sweeping general election victory and a survey of fund managers shows that investors are buckling up for a global recession. Plus, Deutsche Bank has unveiled plans to overhaul the struggling German lender. The FT’s European banking correspondent, Stephen Morris, breaks down the details.

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  • 05.07.2019
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    Friday, July 5

    British Marines and Gibraltar police seize a tanker suspected of carrying Iranian oil to Syria, the Womens’ World Cup reaches its finale, but will the expected winners take up their invitation to the White House? Who are the main contenders to replace Christine Lagarde as IMF chief? Plus, chief features writer Henry Mance on the pressure US space agency Nasa is under to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024

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  • 04.07.2019
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    Thursday, July 4

    US stocks closed at record highs on Wednesday alongside a bond rally as investors anticipated looser monetary policies from central banks, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei predicts the next battle with the US will be over the Chinese telecom company’s push into the internet of things and Boeing pledges to commit $100m to help address the needs of families affected by two deadly crashes of its 737 Max jet. Plus, the FT’s Frankfurt bureau chief, Claire Jones, explains what Christine Lagarde is set to inherit at the European Central Bank. 

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  • 03.07.2019
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    Wednesday, July 3

    European leaders agree to back Christine Lagarde as president of the European Central Bank and Ursula von der Leyen as president of the European Commission, Tesla reports record production and delivery figures for its latest quarter, the Trump administration abandons its efforts to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census and President Donald Trump says he will nominate Fed critic Judy Shelton and St Louis Fed official Christopher Waller to the board of the Federal Reserve. Plus, the FT’s Richard Henderson explains a radical shift taking place in capital markets. 

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  • 02.07.2019
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    Tuesday, July 2

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam condemns protesters who stormed and occupied the Legislative Council, the US economic expansion becomes the longest in recent history and Iran’s oil minister warns that the future of Opec is in jeopardy from the growing influence of Russia and Saudi Arabia. Plus, some questions about office provider WeWork as it prepares to hit the public markets this year. The FT’s US business editor, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, spoke with founder Adam Neumann about the group’s $47bn valuation and his plans for the company’s future. 

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  • 01.07.2019
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    Monday, July 1

    US president Donald Trump signals that nuclear talks with North Korea will resume, after meeting with Kim Jong Un on Sunday, the US and China ease trade tensions at the G20 summit, but commentators wonder how long the effects will last, Angela Merkel’s compromise plan to fill the EU’s top positions runs into a wall of opposition and HSBC launches a lobbying effort to convince the Chinese government that it is not responsible for the arrest of Huawei’s finance director. 

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  • 28.06.2019
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    Friday, June 28

    The Federal Reserve singles out Credit Suisse in its annual stress tests, Nike reports higher sales and profit margins in its latest quarter, designer Jony Ive will leave Apple at the end of this year and Russian president Vladimir Putin says liberalism has ‘become obsolete’. Plus, the FT’s US managing editor, Peter Spiegel, previews the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

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  • 27.06.2019
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    Thursday, June 27

    Boeing faces another setback in its attempt to get the 737 Max back in the air, activist investor Carl Icahn is preparing a campaign to oust four of Occidental Petroleum’s board members and private equity deal-making hits its highest level since the lead-up to the global financial crisis. Plus, the FT’s corporate finance and deals editor, Arash Massoudi, explains what led to AbbVie’s $63bn acquisition of Botox-maker Allergan.

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  • 26.06.2019
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    Wednesday, June 26

    Fed chairman Jay Powell warns that risks to global growth have increased in recent weeks, AbbVie investors give the US drugmaker a resounding thumbs down on its bid to buy Botox-maker Allergan and FedEx warns that a slower global economy and trade uncertainty will continue to drag on its business in 2020. Plus, the FT’s banking editor, David Crow, explains how a host of digital upstarts could challenge HSBC’s dominance in Hong Kong. 

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  • 25.06.2019
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    Tuesday, June 25

    Boris Jonson’s tax cut proposals could cost as much as £20bn a year, according to a new report; Instagram’s Adam Mosseri tells the FT that “window-shopping” will become a core part of the photo-sharing app’s future; and US President Donald Trump signs an executive order to hit Iran with new sanctions.  Plus, the FT’s Turkey correspondent, Laura Pitel, explains what’s next for Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following the opposition’s triumph in Istanbul’s repeat mayoral election.

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  • 24.06.2019
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    Monday, June 24

    Washington plans to impose fresh sanctions on Tehran and warns that Iran should not mistake US “prudence for weakness”, Ericsson’s head of US business says the UK’s plan to shut Huawei out of parts of its 5G network makes little technical sense and the US Federal Reserve quizzes Deutsche Bank over its “bad bank” plans. Plus, the FT’s clean energy and environment correspondent, Leslie Hook, explains why the world’s top 500 companies are set to miss the climate goals outlined in the 2015 Paris agreement.

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  • 21.06.2019
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    Friday, June 21

    President Donald Trump played down the significance of Iran shooting down a US drone over the Gulf, saying he found it “hard to believe” the move was intentional; Slack lands on Wall Street with a $20bn valuation and Boris Johnson will face Jeremy Hunt in the UK Conservative party leadership race. Plus, Judith Evans, the FT’s property correspondent, explains why the global real estate boom could be drawing to a close.

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  • 20.06.2019
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    Thursday, June 20

    Pressure mounts on the US and China to ease trade tensions at next week’s G20 summit, Deutsche Bank is under criminal investigation in the US in connection with alleged failures to comply with anti-money laundering laws and Nissan agrees on a truce with Renault in their governance dispute ahead of the Japanese carmaker’s pivotal shareholder meeting next week. Plus, the Federal Reserve held US interest rates steady, but put investors on notice for a future cut. The FT’s US markets editor, Robin Wigglesworth, explains.  

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  • 19.06.2019
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    Wednesday, June 19

    Facebook’s plan to launch a new global digital currency raises questions from banks and regulators, the FT reports that several of Renault and Nissan’s joint business functions are being quietly unwound and the latest round of voting by Conservative MPs trims the UK party’s leadership race down to five candidates. Plus, the FT’s West Coast Editor Richard Waters explains what Slack has in store for investors as the cloud-based communications platform prepares to go public on Thursday.

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  • 18.06.2019
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    Tuesday, June 18

    Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is looking to ramp up its investment plans in North America and Asia, the biggest European private equity groups are rushing to raise new mega funds and Pfizer agrees to pay $11.4bn for Array BioPharma in an effort to boost its cancer treatment portfolio. Plus, the FT’s Washington bureau chief Demetri Sevastopulo explains what Iran’s threat to breach nuclear deal terms means for its relationship with the US, as President Donald Trump orders 1,000 more troops to the Middle East.

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  • 17.06.2019
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    Monday, June 17

    Sources tell the FT that Deutsche Bank is preparing a deep overhaul of its trading operations as it shifts away from investment banking, the US Chamber of Commerce calls for the Trump administration to end its trade war with China and Hong Kong protesters demand the resignation of chief executive Carrie Lam over a controversial extradition bill. Plus, the FT’s Robin Wigglesworth explains how some hedge funds are using artificial intelligence to copy the best parts of human traders with none of the frailties.

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  • 14.06.2019
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    Friday, June 14

    Crude oil prices surge as tensions rise in the Middle East, Brussels says Russian sources mounted a “sustained” disinformation effort to influence last month’s EU parliament elections and the focus in the UK leadership stakes moves to the second round after Boris Johnson emerged well ahead in the first party vote in the contest to become Britain’s next prime minister. Plus, the FT’s Siona Jenkins explains why 2019 will be a pivotal year for women’s football.

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  • 13.06.2019
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    Thursday, June 13

    Hong Kong’s chief executive has vowed to push ahead with an extradition bill that has sparked violence in the territory, UK party leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson says Britain would only leave the EU without a deal as “a last resort” and US President Donald Trump says Poland will build a facility to host 1,000 American troops. Plus, FT capital markets reporter Joe Rennison explains why US homeowners are rushing to refinance their mortgages.

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  • 12.06.2019
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    Wednesday, June 12

    Elon Musk predicts a “record quarter” for Tesla, Royal Dutch Shell scales back its ride-hailing plans in London and the British government is eyeing new powers to enable it to block companies from listing on the London Stock Exchange on national security grounds. Plus, the FT’s retail correspondent Jonathan Eley explains the rift between Arcadia and its creditors, and how today’s meeting between them might play out.

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  • 11.06.2019
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    Tuesday, June 11

    New powers given to Europe’s banking watchdog to fight the flow of dirty money are falling short, talks to create the US’s first national data privacy law have ground to a halt and Nissan’s CEO wants to make peace with its French partner, Renault. Plus, the FT’s natural resources reporter Gregory Meyer explains how the unprecedented amounts of rain are affecting the US farming industry.  

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  • 10.06.2019
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    Monday, June 10

    United Technologies and Raytheon agree to an all-share merger to create a $120bn aerospace and defence giant, French carmaker Renault tells Japanese partner Nissan that it will block its plan to change its corporate governance and Deutsche Bank finds “serious” failings in payments screening. Plus, FT UK political correspondent Laura Hughes talks about the 11 candidates vying for 10 Downing St now that Theresa May has stepped down as Conservative party leader.

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  • 07.06.2019
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    Friday, June 7

    Beyond Meat expects sales to double in 2019, Mexico and the US continue talks over tariffs that Donald Trump indicated could start next week, and Mario Draghi prepares to cut rates and embark on a fresh round of bond purchases before he leaves the European Central Bank in October. Plus, we take a look at the business of broadcast news. At the FT’s Future of News conference in New York, our news editor Matt Garrahan talks to Susan Zirinsky, president of CBS News, Noah Oppenheim, president of NBC News, and James Goldston, president of ABC News.

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  • 06.06.2019
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    Thursday, June 6

    Fiat Chrysler has withdrawn its proposal for a €33bn merger with Renault, International Monetary Fund chief Chrstine Lagarde warns that the rising tariffs between the US and China are “self-inflicted wounds” on the global recovery, and YouTube bans supremacist content from its website as it steps up its crackdown on hate speech. Plus, FT reporter Camilla Hodgson talks about people-finding websites and why information on them keeps reappearing.

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  • 05.06.2019
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    Wednesday, June 5

    Donald Trump’s pick for the World Bank’s new president, David Malpass, laments the global trade slowdown, Donald Trump predicts that US tariffs against Mexico will go ahead next week and the board of French car company Renault stalls a decision regarding a €33bn merger with Fiat Chrysler. Plus, the FT’s US economics editor Sam Fleming explains why the Federal Reserve is considering the need for a rate cut.

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  • 04.06.2019
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    Tuesday, June 4

    The biggest names in tech come under pressure as US regulators prepare for antitrust probes, Apple turns towards services and privacy at its annual developers conference and US president Donald Trump turns to the political part of his UK trip after a state banquet with the Queen. Plus, the FT’s trade editor James Politi take us behind the sharp rise in trade tensions between the US and Mexico, and what lies ahead.

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  • 03.06.2019
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    Monday, June 3

    Donald Trump embarks on his first state visit to the UK by testing the countries’ special relationship, Blackstone strikes the largest private real estate deal in history and US technology companies are re-examining their supply chains to identify Chinese groups that may be targeted in the US-China trade war. Plus, the FT’s Global Technology correspondent Tim Bradshaw previews what’s likely to come out of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this week.

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  • 31.05.2019
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    Friday, May 31

    Uber says it has seen an easing of the fierce competition that blew out its losses in the first quarter, President Donald Trump will threaten to curb intel sharing will Britain if it allows Huawei to build part of the country’s 5G mobile network, and from Canada Goose to Gap it has been a bad week for retailers.  Plus, the FT’s North American correspondent Patti Waldmeir explains why the return of service of Boeing’s 737 Max jet could depend on pilot training.

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  • 30.05.2019
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    Thursday, May 30

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plunges Israel into repeat elections instead of allowing his rival a chance to form the next government, Democrats are split on whether to pursue the impeachment of US president Donald Trump after special counsel Robert Mueller’s public statement and two female partners at KPMG have left the accounting firm in the UK over its handling of bullying claims against a senior male partner. Plus, the FT’s UK political editor George Parker explains why more Conservatives are now taking a hard line on a no-deal Brexit and what it means for the upcoming leadership race.  

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  • 29.05.2019
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    Wednesday, May 29

    In an interview with the FT, the UK health secretary and pro-business Conservative leadership candidate blasts rival Boris Johnson, Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron are joining forces to block a German conservative from taking the European Commission presidency, and the mounting US-China trade war has led investors to raise bets that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates as the economy slows. Plus, the FT’s corporate finance and deals editor Arash Massoudi explains the significance of the talks between Fiat Chrysler and Renault and the seismic shift it would cause in the automaking industry.

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  • 28.05.2019
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    Tuesday, May 28

    The success of the Brexit party in European elections ramps up pressure on Britain to leave the EU without a deal, Aviva is preparing a big shake-up of its UK business and Disney’s live action remake of the 1992 animated classic ‘Aladdin’ grabbed the top spot at the US box office over the holiday weekend. Plus, the FT’s pharma correspondent Hannah Kuchler reports that technology companies are betting that their insights into human behaviour can help opioid addicts recover.



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  • 27.05.2019
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    Monday, May 27

    An alliance of pro-EU parties largely held their ground in Sunday’s European elections, Fiat Chrysler and Renault are in talks that could extend to a full merger, and the most valuable unicorn in the world, ByteDance, wants to make smartphones. Plus, the FT’s Brazil correspondent Andres Schipani tells how the country has changed since Jair Bolsonaro became president.

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  • 24.05.2019
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    Friday, May 24

    Donald Trump says that Huawei could be included in a trade deal with Beijing, Facebook says it took down a record 2.2bn fake accounts in the first three months of this year and JPMorgan Chase drops its client Purdue Pharma, the OxyContin maker, which has been accused in thousands of lawsuits of fuelling the US opioid crisis. Plus, the FT’s Eric Platt explains how three Wall St banks, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, dominate advising on tech IPOs, and why that grip might be under threat after Uber’s listing.

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  • 23.05.2019
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    Thursday, May 23

    Conservative MPs expect UK Prime Minister Theresa May to resign or be forced out of office within days, sources tell the FT that Tyson Foods, the largest US meat packer, is in talks over a multi-billion dollar investment in Kazakhstan beef production as a back door into China and a US judge rejects President Donald Trump’s efforts to quash subpoenas of his bank records.

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  • 22.05.2019
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    Wednesday, May 22

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May offers Labour a deal that includes the possibility of a second EU referendum, Europe’s aviation safety agency sets out strict conditions before it will allow Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft back into the skies and shares in three of the US’s biggest department store chains, Nordstrom, Kohl’s and JC Penney, fell on Tuesday after the companies reported quarterly results short of forecasts. Plus the FT’s Shanghai correspondent Tom Hancock explains why Chinese film producers are facing a funding crunch.

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  • 21.05.2019
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    Tuesday, May 21

    Federal Reserve chair Jay Powell tempers fears over a corporate debt meltdown, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban steps up the campaign for the country’s Fidesz party in the days leading up to the European parliamentary elections and the UK’s financial watchdog says the number of crypto and forex fraud claims has more than tripled in the past financial year.  

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  • 20.05.2019
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    Monday, May 20

    US intelligence chiefs have held a series of classified briefings with American companies and other groups to warn them of the dangers of doing business in China, a small group of US farm operators have received more than half the money from a federal bailout designed to offset the cost of US trade battles and India exit polls point to a clear election victory for prime minister Narendra Modi. Plus, the FT’s Brussels bureau chief, Alex Barker, explains why Europe’s centrist parties might be in trouble in this week’s parliament elections.

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  • 17.05.2019
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    Friday, May 17

    Shares in the image sharing platform Pinterest tumble as much as 19 percent after the company’s first earnings report since going public, Starbucks’ China rival Luckin Coffee raises $561m in its IPO gaining a valuation of $4bn and UK Prime Minister Theresa May tells her MPs she will set out a timetable for her resignation and the election of a new leader. Plus, the FT’s Australia and Pacific correspondent Jamie Smyth explains why there’s so much bad blood in Australia and what it means for Saturday’s Federal election.

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  • 16.05.2019
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    Thursday, May 16

    US President Donald Trump issues an executive order effectively banning telecoms companies from using equipment manufactured by China’s Huawei, Cisco systems is slashing its manufacturing in China in anticipation of higher import tariffs levied in the US and office space group WeWork tries to rein in losses before a possible IPO. Plus, the FT’s Paris Bureau Chief Victor Mallet explains what the European Parliament could have in store for France’s president Emmanuel Macron and why his vision for a united Europe might be in jeopardy.  

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  • 15.05.2019
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    Wednesday, May 15

    Intel reveals a vulnerability in its chips that could let hackers steal data, Wall Street recovers as trade war fears ease, a dispute between the US and Mexico sours the market for fruits and vegetables, and UK Prime Minister Theresa May challenges Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to make up his mind on her Brexit compromise plan. Plus, the FT’s Buenos Aires correspondent, Benedict Mander, explains how the IMF’s $56bn bailout is playing out in Argentina.

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  • 14.05.2019
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    Tuesday, May 14

    The heightened trade war with China hands US stocks their biggest one-day drop in months, Uber shares lose more than a tenth of their value in the ride-hailing app’s second day of trading and a California court orders Bayer to pay more than $2bn in damages to a pair of cancer patients who claimed that their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caused by the German group’s weedkiller, RoundUp. Plus, the FT’s pharmaceutical and biotech reporter, Hannah Kuchler, explains why a lawsuit backed by 44 US states alleges that some generic drugmakers, including Teva and Pfizer, have been fixing prices of more than 100 drugs.

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  • 13.05.2019
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    Monday, May 13

    Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, raises the prospect of a face-to-face encounter between the US president and China’s Xi Jinping, three influential advisory groups encourage Volkswagen shareholders to vote against the stewardship of all but one member of the German automaker’s board at the annual meeting on Tuesday and Boeing expects “far reaching” changes to the way aircraft are certified safe across the global aviation industry. Plus, the FT’s private equity correspondent in London Javier Espinoza explains why private equity firms have shunned the UK for Europe.

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  • 10.05.2019
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    Friday, May 10

    US President Donald Trump breaks the silence on escalating tensions with North Korea, US-China trade talks kick off in DC and a London-based boutique advisory firm stands to make $27m in fees for its work on Barbados’s $7bn debt restructuring. Plus, the FT’s Shannon Bond sets the stage for Uber’s New York Stock Exchange debut.

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  • 09.05.2019
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    Thursday, May 9

    The US has imposed new sanctions on Iran’s metal sectors after Iran said it would cease to comply with parts of the 2015 nuclear deal, Disney writes down $353m from its stake in Vice Media and Tokyo prosecutors relied on a laptop acquired in Lebanon to help build a case against former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn. Plus, the FT’s US managing editor Peter Spiegel explains what happened on Wednesday regarding the White House, the Mueller report and the US attorney general being held in contempt of Congress.

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  • 08.05.2019
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    Wednesday, May 8

    Global equities suffered one of their biggest declines of the year on fears about a US-China trade war, Lyft shares slip even further below their $72 IPO price after the company said warns about slowing revenue growth and Google unveils plans for a smart display that would use facial recognition to make personalised recommendations. Plus, the FT’s Gregory Meyer tells us about the super weeds that are causing new trouble for Bayer and its blockbuster herbicide, Roundup.

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  • 07.05.2019
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    Tuesday, May 7

    Senior US officials accuse China of backtracking on its pledges in negotiations to end the trade war, Anadarko Petroleum’s board of directors backs Occidental Petroleum’s $55bn bid, and former Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng is released under house arrest on $20m bail by a US court over the 1MDB case. Plus, the FT’s Alistair Gray explains the serious accounting problems that have forced Kraft Heinz to restate nearly three years of earnings.

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  • 06.05.2019
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    Monday, May 6

    US president Donald Trump threatens to raise tariffs on all Chinese imports to 25 per cent, Occidental Petroleum adds more cash to the structure of its $55bn offer to buy Anadarko Petroleum and the European Union prepares to launch a formal antitrust investigation into Apple. Plus, the FT’s economics editor Chris Giles explains why the global economy looks stronger than the “delicate moment” the IMF had expected this spring.

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  • 03.05.2019
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    Friday, May 3

    Investors flock back to a complex debt-derivatives product blamed for amplifying losses in the financial crisis, thousands of US screenwriters take on their private equity-backed agents, and the billionaire founder of drugmaker Insys is among those found guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe an addictive painkiller. Plus, the FT’s banking editor David Crow explains what is next for Barclays after activist investor Edward Bramson suffered a heavy defeat in his bid for a seat on the investment bank’s board.

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  • 02.05.2019
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    Thursday, May 2

    The Federal Reserve rules out immediate rate moves, vegan start-up Beyond Meat raises $240.6m from an initial public offering, and US attorney-general William Barr hits back at criticism of his handling of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Plus, the FT’s political editor George Parker explains why Boris Johnson looms large over the Brexit endgame.

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  • 01.05.2019
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    Wednesday, May 1

    Apple forecasts an improvement in depressed iPhone sales, Donald Trump drops a central demand from trade negotiations with China in order to end a long-running tariff dispute and Crown Prince Naruhito becomes Japan’s first modern monarch. Plus, the FT’s Gideon Long explains what Juan Guaidó’s call for an uprising in Venezuela means for the country and Nicolás Maduro.  

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  • 30.04.2019
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    Tuesday, April 30

    Google’s advertising revenue slows more than expected, The We Company joins the list of highly valued private companies eyeing a public listing and a group of shipping industry executives call for a speed limit on commercial vessels to cut emissions. Plus, the FT’s US industry and energy editor Ed Crooks explains what Occidental Petroleum’s $55bn bid for Anadarko Petroleum means for the companies and the US oil and gas industry.

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  • 29.04.2019
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    Monday, April 29

    Spain’s socialist party has won big in the country’s third general election in four years, US and UK airlines are bracing for a profit hit in the wake of the grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max jet and Deutsche Bank chairman Paul Achleitner says the investment bank doesn’t need a fundamental strategic overhaul. Plus, the FT’s Mark Vandevelde talks about his latest profile of Colony Capital chief executive Tom Barrack and the real estate investor’s performance record.

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  • 26.04.2019
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    Friday, April 26

    Uber lowers the price range at which it will pitch shares to investors, Amazon wants to cut shipping times to one day for its Prime members and the collapse of merger talks puts Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank in uncomfortable positions. Plus, the FT’s Ian Mount explains why a polarised Spain could face months of coalition talks following a general election this weekend.

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  • 25.04.2019
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    Thursday, April 25

    Electric car company Tesla reveals that it plunged back into the red after a $702m net loss this quarter, Facebook sets aside $3bn for what would be the largest civil fine ever imposed by the Federal Trade Commission and Amazon looks to international markets as it tries to continue to grow. Plus, the FT’s banking editor in London, David Crow, explains why European banks are bracing for more pain.


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  • 24.04.2019
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    Wednesday, April 24

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite set new records, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey meets with US president Donald Trump and European industrial chief Carl-Henric Svanberg pledges to bring back jobs from China. Plus, the FT’s Kadhim Shubber explains why Democrats are split when it comes to the possibility of impeaching the president.

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  • 23.04.2019
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    Tuesday, April 23

    Democrats order Don McGahn, the former White House counsel, to appear before Congress, Elon Musk says Tesla will produce driverless taxis by 2020, Barclays is expected to cut bonuses for its investment bankers and Theresa May resumes cross-party negotiations on Brexit after the Easter break. Plus, the FT’s Ed Crooks explains the US decision to end sanctions waivers on Iranian oil imports.

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  • 22.04.2019
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    Monday, April 22

    Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is set to become Ukraine’s next president, London climate protesters demand to talk with mayor Sadiq Khan, and China delays the roll out of a controversial measure that would restrict foreign companies from taking certain data out of the country. Plus, FT reporter Adam Samson explains why Turkey’s currency  has come under such scrutiny lately.

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  • 18.04.2019
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    Thursday, April 18

    Huawei promises a $600 5G smart phone, Pinterest and Zoom price shares in their initial public offerings ahead of market debuts on Thursday and Uber’s self-driving car unit eyes a $7.3bn valuation. Plus, US soyabean exports to China rise for the first time in nine months. The FT’s Gregory  Meyer explains what that means for trade between the two countries.

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  • 17.04.2019
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    Wednesday, April 17

    Apple and chipmaker Qualcomm sign a peace deal to end all litigation between the two companies, Netflix’s subscriber outlook disappoints and Boeing faces an investor backlash. Plus, the FT’s Richard Henderson tells us why BlackRock chief executive Larry Fink says markets are poised for a ‘melt-up’.

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  • 16.04.2019
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    Tuesday, April 16

    Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is ravaged by fire, an environmental activist protest brings London to a standstill, Goldman Sachs delays an eagerly anticipated strategic update as its core businesses struggle and new analysis reveals a widening pay gap between US chief executives and their employees. Plus, the FT’s media correspondent Anna Nicolaou explains how Netflix is changing the way TV production is paid for.

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  • 15.04.2019
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    Monday, April 15

    Germany's telecoms regulator says Huawei can stay in the 5G network race, the European Central Bank faces stimulus pressure over a falling inflation outlook and the FT reports that Purdue Pharma, the makers of Oxycontin, tried to buy Reckitt Benckiser's addiction treatment business. Plus, the FT's Camilla Hodgson sets up the $30bn legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm that will play out in a San Diego court on Monday.

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  • 12.04.2019
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    Friday, April 12

    The US sets out its case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Uber reveals its pitch to investors ahead of its highly anticipated initial public offering and Brussels paves the way for the start of trade talks with Washington. Plus, Wall Street banks will report their first-quarter results over the next week. The FT’s Rob Armstrong explains what investors will be looking out for.

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  • 11.04.2019
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    Thursday, April 11

    Brexit’s date has been moved to the end of October, Lyft shares hit a new low as Uber’s IPO looms and the Federal Reserve puts markets on notice. Plus, the FT’s South Asia bureau chief Amy Kazmin explains what is at stake in India’s general election, which kicks off today.

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  • 10.04.2019
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    Wednesday, April 10

    Prime Minister Theresa May heads to Brussels to ask fellow European leaders for an extension on Britain leaving the EU, the FT reports that AT&T has had talks about selling HBO Europe to pay down its $170bn debt load and shares in Levi Strauss jump after the denim maker reports its first quarterly earnings results in more than three decades. Plus, the FT’s Shannon Bond talks about the hurdles Uber is facing as it prepares its highly-anticipated initial public offering.

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  • 09.04.2019
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    Tuesday, April 9

    A proposal by the Federal Reserve could force large foreign banks in the US to hold more liquid assets, Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan says the Swiss drugmaker is limiting its spending on takeovers and the scrapbooking website Pinterest files to go public with the intention of raising $1.3bn from investors. Plus, we talk to the FT’s Israel correspondent Mehul Srivastiva about today’s parliamentary elections.

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  • 08.04.2019
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    Monday, April 8

    Warren Buffett, the largest shareholder at Wells Fargo, calls on the US bank to look outside Wall Street for a new chief executive, Saudi Aramco attracts nearly $30 billion for an upcoming international bond sale and Kirstjen Nielsen, the US secretary of homeland security, resigns from her post. Plus, the FT’s political editor George Parker talks about the upcoming week in British politics ahead of the EU's emergency Brexit summit.

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  • 05.04.2019
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    Friday, April 5

    Talks between Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have slowed ahead of a crucial European Union summit, a federal judge says the Securities and Exchange Commission and Elon Musk, Tesla chief executive, must resolve a Twitter dispute outside of court and the price of oil tops $70 a barrel for the first time since November. Plus, the FT’s James Politi tells us why the US and China have pushed back the timing of a possible trade deal.  


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  • 04.04.2019
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    Thursday, April 4

    Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn kick off negotiations on the future of Brexit, UniCredit prepares a rival multibillion-euro bid to take control of Commerzbank and Facebook user data has been exposed via Amazon cloud computing servers.

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  • 03.04.2019
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    Wednesday, April 3

    Theresa May agrees to talk with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn about a softer Brexit deal. Next, despite pressure from both Democrats and Republicans US drug prices continue to soar. Then, the world’s top energy organisation is under fire for a plan critics are calling “too fossil friendly”.  

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  • 02.04.2019
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    Tuesday, April 2

    British MPs have rejected every single proposal to find a way forward for Brexit. So how can the UK break the deadlock? And the long-awaited initial public offering of ride-hailing app Lyft shifts into reverse on only its second day of trading.

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  • 01.04.2019
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    Monday, April 1

    With Theresa May's Brexit plan in left in tatters on Friday, the British government spent the weekend trying to find a way out of the impasse. Today, MPs will likely try to take control of the House of Commons agenda again in an attempt to find a majority for a different way of leaving the European Union. We look ahead at the week in Westminster.

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  • 29.03.2019
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    Friday, March 29

    Swedbank feels the heat over money laundering accusations, Turkey burns through a third of its foreign currency reserves in an effort to contain the weakness of the lira, and, German businesses brace for no-deal Brexit



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  • 28.03.2019
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    Thursday, March 28

    We report on a series of votes in parliament to gauge MPs views on different Brexit scenarios. Another Nordic bank is caught up in a money-laundering scandal.  Plus, Gideon Rachman and colleagues discuss whether Israel's long serving prime minister can overcome corruption allegations and renewed violence from Gaza to win a fifth term in office

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  • 27.03.2019
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    Wednesday, March 27

    Renault and Nissan patch up their alliance and plan a further acquisition to bulk up the business, a leading Eurosceptic says he has decided after all to back Theresa May’s deal on Brexit, and we learn more about former Uber chief Travis Kalanick’s new global venture. Plus, why European investors are becoming concerned about rising levels of banker pay.

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  • 26.03.2019
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    Tuesday, March 26

    Members of UK Parliament vote to seize control of the Brexit process, Apple brings out Hollywood’s biggest names to unveil a renewed push into digital services and McDonald’s makes another investment in its restaurant technology. Plus, the FT’s motor industry correspondent Peter Campbell explains why Volvo’s chief executive is warning about self-driving cars.

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  • 25.03.2019
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    Monday, March 25

    Theresa May fends off a challenge to her leadership ahead of a high-stakes week for Brexit, Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election finds no collusion and Uber is expected to sign a $3.1bn deal for a Dubai-rival. Plus, the FT’s global technology correspondent Tim Bradshaw explains what to expect from Apple’s big bet on television.

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  • 22.03.2019
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    Friday, March 22

    EU leaders give Theresa May a short Brexit extension, Spotify enters high-stakes licensing talks with music rights owners and US stocks get a boost from the technology sector. Plus, the FT’s Robin Wigglesworth reports from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the American jeans maker Levi Strauss goes public.

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  • 21.03.2019
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    Thursday, March 21

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May makes a big gamble that risks a no-deal Brexit, the Federal Reserve signals it will hold rates steady all year as economic growth slows, Levi Strauss returns to the stock market with a $6.6bn valuation and retailer Williams Sonoma delivers an unusually rosy outlook for the year. 

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  • 20.03.2019
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    Wednesday, March 20

    EU leaders tell the UK government there are no guarantees Brexit can be delayed, Google overhauls how it displays certain search results in Europe to avoid more trouble, another round of US-China trade talks are scheduled for next week in Beijing and FedEx shows the effects of a weakening global economy. Plus, the FT’s Kadhim Shubber explains the latest in the fight between Tesla chief executive Elon Musk and the US Securities and Exchange Commission.   

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  • 19.03.2019
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    Tuesday, March 19

    The Speaker of the House of Commons delivers a fresh blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal hopes, the $43bn Worldpay deal piles pressure on rivals for more tie-ups and US farmers are being cut out of the Japanese market. Plus, the FT's Shannon Bond explains how ride-hailing company Lyft plans to pitch investors before its upcoming IPO. 

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  • 18.03.2019
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    Monday, March 18

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May pins Brexit deal hopes on last-minute talks with the Democratic Unionist Party, French President Emmanuel Macron is under renewed pressure after looters smashed scores of shops and set fire to a restaurant in Paris and adverse weather and deadly bacteria cause Italian olive oil prices to surge. Plus, the FT’s Olaf Storbeck explains the merger talks between Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank.

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  • 15.03.2019
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    Friday, March 15

    Two top Facebook executives are set to leave the social network, Google faces yet another fine from Brussels and the US Senate votes to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the Mexican border. Plus, the FT's editorial director and UK political commentator Robert Shrimsley will wrap up this big week in Brexit, and tell us what to expect in the coming weeks.

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  • 14.03.2019
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    Thursday, March 14

    British MPs have to decide on a way forward on Brexit, the US bows to international pressure on the safety of the Boeing 737 Max plane and former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort faces indictments in New York that could forestall a presidential pardon on his federal sentence. Plus, the FT’s Brussel's reporter Rochelle Toplensky explains why Spotify filed an antitrust complaint against Apple.

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  • 13.03.2019
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    Wednesday, March 13

    Prime Minister Theresa May's latest Brexit deal fails in parliament, Royal Dutch Shell says it’s aiming to become the largest electricity company in the world by the 2030s and the FBI charges prominent financiers and celebrities for using cash bribes to bypass the admissions process at prominent American colleges. Plus, the FT’s Anjli Raval explains how BP lobbied against US methane rules despite its green public stance.

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  • 12.03.2019
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    Tuesday, March 12

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May secures a revised Brexit deal ahead of a crucial Commons vote, easyJet is stockpiling parts for its aircraft in Europe in case of a no-deal Brexit, US executives and officials threaten to stay away from Russia’s economic forum and US President Donald Trump’s proposed budget sets up another potential government shutdown. Plus, the FT’s Patti Waldmeir explains what two recent 737 Max 8 aircraft crashes mean for Boeing.

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  • 11.03.2019
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    Monday, March 11

    The Bank of England tightens liquidity buffers before Brexit, top UBS executives accuse the bank of using maternity leave as a reason for cutting women's bonuses and Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi plan to establish a new leadership structure for their alliance. Plus, the FT’s George Parker explains what to expect this week on Brexit.

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  • 08.03.2019
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    Friday, March 8

    Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison, Airbus all but rules out paying back millions in outstanding loans for development of the A380 superjumbo, Facebook’s pivots to privacy raises questions about its business model and a new report shows the gender wealth gap could take two centuries to close. Plus, the FT’s Richard Waters explains how the business software apps many of us use every day are helping tech stocks make a comeback.

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  • 07.03.2019
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    Thursday, March 7

    New research shows China’s economy is 12 per cent smaller than official figures say it is, US financial regulators move to relax Obama-era financial rules and wealthy investors looking to settle in the UK will face stricter regulations if they want a so-called golden visa. Then the FT’s Aime Williams explains the scandal plaguing Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.  

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  • 06.03.2019
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    Wednesday, March 6

    Italy prepares to sign on to China’s contentious Belt and Road Initiative, JPMorgan Chase says it will no longer provide banking services to private prisons and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg decides not to run for US president in 2020. Plus, the FT’s Kiran Stacey deciphers the move by Chinese tech company Huawei to sue the US government.

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  • 05.03.2019
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    Tuesday, March 5

    Cloud software giant Salesforce issues a disappointing earnings forecast for the current quarter, French President Emmanuel Macron calls for a new European 'renaissance' and the UK’s department for international trade cancels its regular meetings with business leaders after media leaks. Plus, the FT’s Aliya Ram explains new research that shows two-fifths of Europe’s artificial intelligence start-ups don’t actually use any artificial intelligence programs in their products.

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  • 04.03.2019
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    Monday, March 4

    The US discusses emergency aid for Venezuela if Nicolas Maduro’s regime falls, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou sues Canadian border officers over her arrest and the head of the US oil refinery trade group attacks the idea of a carbon tax. Plus, the FT’s Mehul Srivastava explains the accusations of bribery against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - and what affect his possible indictment might have on Israel’s upcoming election.

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  • 01.03.2019
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