Synopsis

News and analysis from Financial Times reporters around the world. FT News is produced by Fiona Symon.

Episodes

  • The multilateralist

    The multilateralist

    20/01/2020 Duration: 10min

    Shortly before his departure as FT editor, Lionel Barber was granted a rare interview with Angela Merkel, whose period in office is nearing its end. In conversation with Marc Filippino, Mr Barber offers his thoughts on the German chancellor as she battles to keep the flag of multilateralism flying in an increasingly unilateralist world.Contributors: Lionel Barber, former FT editor, and Marc Filippino, audio producer. Producers: Marc Filippino and Fiona Symon For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Exposing the problem with default data

    Exposing the problem with default data

    15/01/2020 Duration: 15min

    Caroline Criado-Perez won the latest Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award with her book Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. She spoke to Andrew Hill, the FT’s management editor, about the consequences for women and for society as a whole of using men as the default model.Contributors: Andrew Hill, management editor, and Caroline Criado Perez. Producers: Marc Filippino and Fiona Symon For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Mitsotakis surfs wave of optimism in Greece

    Mitsotakis surfs wave of optimism in Greece

    13/01/2020 Duration: 09min

    After years of economic pain, Greece is in an upbeat mood. But can the country’s fresh political leadership overcome deep-seated problems holding back growth? Katie Martin discusses this question with Kerin Hope in Athens and Ben Hall, Europe editor.Contributors: Katie Martin, capital markets editor, Kerin Hope, Athens correspondent, and Ben Hall, Europe editor. Producers: Persis Love and Fiona Symon For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • The dwindling global telecoms dream

    The dwindling global telecoms dream

    10/01/2020 Duration: 09min

    Two decades ago, international telecoms companies came close to dominating a global market. Nowadays however, the vision of a global telecoms company seems to be dwindling. Patricia Nilsson and Nic Fildes discuss why.Contributors: Patricia Nilsson, media correspondent and Nic Fildes, telecoms correspondent. Producer: Persis Love For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • What happened between the US and Iran?

    What happened between the US and Iran?

    07/01/2020 Duration: 13min

    Iranian military leader and commander of the Quds Forces, Qassem Soleimani, was killed on the 3rd of January in a targeted US air strike at Baghdad airport, Iraq. What did Soleimani mean to Iranians and why did the US order the airstrike that killed him? Najmeh Bozorgmehr discusses the story with Andrew England.Contributors: Andrew England, Middle East editor and Najmeh Bozorgmehr, Tehran correspondent. Producer: Persis Love For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Carlos Ghosn: The Great Escape

    Carlos Ghosn: The Great Escape

    03/01/2020 Duration: 10min

    The former boss of Nissan and Renault has performed a stunning vanishing act. Earlier this week, he fled from his house in Tokyo and took a private jet to Lebanon, evading bail conditions, police, prosecutors and private detectives, and avoiding a trial on charges of financial misconduct. How did a man under constant surveillance and with one of the most recognisable faces in the country escape the Japanese authorities? Leo Lewis and Tom Braithwaite discuss the story.Contributors: Tom Braithwaite, companies editor and Leo Lewis, Tokyo correspondent. Producer: Persis Love. Photo credit: Eric Piermont / AFP For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • The year business went woke

    The year business went 'woke'

    27/12/2019 Duration: 13min

    2019 was the year when Saudi Arabia launched a long awaited share offering in state oil company Aramco, when Softbank lost its gloss, when accounting giants tightened their belts and when capitalism went 'woke'. Janine Gibson discusses the corporate year and what it spells for next year with Tom Braithwaite and Brooke Masters.Contributors: Janine Gibson, editor, special projects, Tom Braithwaite, companies editor, and Brooke Masters, comment and analysis editor. Producer: Fiona Symon For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Trump exposed

    Trump exposed

    23/12/2019 Duration: 09min

    Two recent books about the Trump administration have shed a damning light on the character of the man who occupies the White House. The FT’s Edward Luce and Frederick Studemann discuss Crime in Progress by Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch and A Warning by Anonymous. You can read Edward Luce’s review of the books here.Contributors: Frederick Studemann, literary editor and Edward Luce, US national editor. Producers: Fiona Symon and Persis Love. Photo credit: Allen Lane/Penguin Books, Twelve Books For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • New UK government brings change and uncertainty

    New UK government brings change and uncertainty

    18/12/2019 Duration: 10min

    Last week Boris Johnson lead the conservative party to its biggest victory in over 30 years on a promise to “get Brexit done”. What should the UK expect from its new government and how has business reacted to the election? George Parker and Adam Samson talk to Siona Jenkins about what the next five years could bring.Contributors: Siona Jenkins, editor, UK news, George Parker, political editor and Adam Samson, global head of Fast FT. Producer: Persis Love. Photo credit: Leon Neal/PA For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • China steps up bid for tech self-reliance

    China steps up bid for tech self-reliance

    15/12/2019 Duration: 12min

    Beijing has ordered government offices and public institutions to remove all foreign computer equipment and software within three years as part of its bid for self-reliance in office technology. Malcolm Moore discusses the ramifications for Chinese and US companies and for the global supply chain with the FT’s Yuan Yang in Beijing.Contributors: Malcolm Moore, technology news editor, and Yuan Yang, Beijing technology correspondent.  Producer: Fiona Symon For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Malta murder case throws spotlight on corruption in Europe

    Malta murder case throws spotlight on corruption in Europe

    11/12/2019 Duration: 14min

    Allegations of high-level corruption have convulsed the Mediterranean island state of Malta and shocked the rest of Europe. Public anger has been unleashed by dramatic recent developments in the investigation into the killing of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in a car bomb attack in October 2017. Ben Hall discusses the wider repercussions of the case with Josephine Cumbo and Michael Peel. Contributors: Ben Hall, Europe editor, Josephine Cumbo, pensions correspondent, and Michael Peel, EU diplomatic correspondent. Producer: Fiona Symon For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Paul Volckers message for the next generation

    Paul Volcker's message for the next generation

    10/12/2019 Duration: 10min

    Paul Volcker, who died at the weekend, was one of the most influential monetary policy makers of the 20th century. The FT’s Gillian Tett spoke to the former central banker at his home in New York last year about his views on good government, regulating finance and US China relations. In this podcast, she shares some excerpts from the conversation.Contributors: Katie Martin, markets editor, and Gillian Tett, chair of the FT editorial board (US). Producers: Fiona Symon and Aimee Keane For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • UK parties are missing the mark on climate change

    UK parties are missing the mark on climate change

    06/12/2019 Duration: 14min

    As the UK general election approaches, all parties are stepping up their rhetoric on climate change. What are their manifesto pledges and are they even realistic? Jim Pickard and Nick Butler talk to Leslie Hook about what a new government could spell for the environment and the need for an international approach to tackling the climate crisis.Contributors: Leslie Hook, environment and clean energy correspondent, Jim Pickard, chief political correspondent and Nick Butler, energy commentator. Producer: Persis Love For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Can innovative finance help save the world’s wildlife?

    Can innovative finance help save the world’s wildlife?

    04/12/2019 Duration: 18min

    Wildlife conservation used to be largely financed by wealthy donors and governments. Now, efforts to attract institutional investors are showing significant potential, as a recent Rhino Bond launched by the Zoological Society of London, the FT’s seasonal appeal partner this year, showed. Oliver Withers, ZSL’s head of conservation finance and Aunnie Patton Power, expert in innovative investing and impact finance talk to John Aglionby about the changing landscape of conservation financing. Visit the FT’s seasonal appeal page to donate hereContributors: John Aglionby, assistant UK news editor, Oliver Withers, ZSL’s head of conservation finance and Aunnie Patton Power, expert in innovative investing and impact finance. Producer: Fiona Symon. Editor: Breen Turner For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Why Taylor Swift is taking on the music industry

    Why Taylor Swift is taking on the music industry

    28/11/2019 Duration: 11min

    Taylor Swift’s anger over the sale of her back catalogue shines a light on the role of investment in today’s music industry. Anna Nicolaou and Jamie Powell tell Alex Barker about Swift’s dispute with her former record label and how investments are changing in the streaming era of music.Contributors: Alex Barker, global media editor, Anna Nicolaou, US media correspondent and Jamie Powell, Alphaville reporter. Producer: Persis LoveMusic credit: Taylor Swift, Shake It Off, Big Machine Records For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • UK election heralds end of austerity

    UK election heralds end of austerity

    27/11/2019 Duration: 16min

    Britain's party leaders have made lavish promises to win favour with voters ahead of next month's election. Chris Giles, FT economics editor, discusses the main parties' pre-election pledges and their likely impact on the economy with Siona Jenkins.Contributors: Siona Jenkins, editor, UK news, and Chris Giles, economic editor. Producers: Fiona Symon and Persis Love For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Why pensions across the world are in crisis

    Why pensions across the world are in crisis

    25/11/2019 Duration: 13min

    Around the world a pensions crisis is looming. Retirees are having their pensions cuts while governments and fund managers look for new strategies. Josephine Cumbo, pensions correspondent and Robin Wigglesworth, global finance correspondent tell Claer Barrett why pension funds are investing in riskier assets and what this means for the future of retirement.Contributors: Claer Barrett, personal finance editor, Josephine Cumbo, pensions correspondent and Robin Wigglesworth, global finance correspondent. Producer: Persis Love For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Russias undaunted voice of dissent

    Russia's undaunted voice of dissent

    22/11/2019 Duration: 15min

    Alexei Navalny has been a thorn in the side of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for a decade, braving persecution and imprisonment and remaining apparently undaunted. Max Seddon met him for lunch in a food court in southeast Moscow and he tells Alec Russell, editor of FT Weekend about the encounter.Contributors: Alec Russell, editor of FT Weekend, and Max Seddon, Moscow correspondent. Producer: Fiona Symon For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • Martin Wolfs economics reading list

    Martin Wolf's economics reading list

    21/11/2019 Duration: 13min

    This selection of economics must-reads from the last six months take on capitalism, inequality, trade, AI, the law and more. Martin Wolf tells Frederick Studemann about the books we should all be reading this winter.Watch a video of the conversation here.Contributors: Frederick Studemann, literary editor and Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator. Producer: Persis Love For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

  • When work gets in the way of sleep

    When work gets in the way of sleep

    19/11/2019 Duration: 12min

    A sleep loss epidemic is making its mark on the workplace, but what are its causes and what should businesses do to ensure their fatigued employees get a good night’s kip? Louise Aston and James Wilson talk to Darren Dodd about where employers are going wrong and what needs to be done.This podcast forms part of FT Health at Work magazine, supported by Vitality. Business in the Community's Sleep and Recovery Toolkit for employers can be found here, and their responsible business podcasts, here. James Wilson’s website is available here.Contributors: Darren Dodd, editor of FT Health at Work magazine, Louise Aston wellbeing director at Business in the Community and, James Wilson, sleep specialist. Producer: Persis Love For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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