Rank #1: Can DNA testing show us what food to eat?
The consumer market in DNA testing kits focused initially on tracing ancestry but in recent years there has been a growth in areas such as personalised medicine. For the FT’s Future of Food series supported by Rabobank, Darren Dodd has been testing some of these products and he spoke to FT science editor Clive cookson and neuroscientist Miguel Toribio-Mateas about how useful they are.
Contributors: Josh Noble, weekend news editor, Darren Dodd, editor of FT Health, Clive Cookson, science editor, and Miguel Toribio-Mateas, of London’s South Bank University. Producers: Ruth Lewis-Coste and Fiona SymonFor information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Mar 11 2019
Rank #2: Dell shareholders back return to the public market
Five years after quitting the Nasdaq exchange, Michael Dell's technology company is set to return to the public market after a fierce fight over its valuation. The FT's US editor of the Lex column, Sujeet Indap, explains the backstory.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Dec 12 2018
Rank #3: GE loses its crown
After nearly 40 years at the top, General Electric has lost its position as the largest US manufacturer by market capitalisation, following a dramatic slide in its share price this week. Ursula Milton discusses the future of this American industrial titan with the FT's Ed Crooks.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Nov 16 2017
Rank #4: The global market turmoil explained
Feb 07 2018
Rank #5: Oldest human remains found in Morocco
Jun 12 2017
Rank #6: KKR agrees buyout deal with German media giant
German media group Axel Springer is seeking to go private with the help of US investor KKR. Katie Martin discusses what both sides stand to gain from the move with Arash Massoudi and Tobias Buck.
Contributors: Suzanne Blumsom, executive editor, Katie Martin, capital markets editor, Arash Massoudi, corporate finance and deals editor, and Tobias Buck, Berlin correspondent.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 17 2019
Rank #7: Kamala Harris and the race for the Democratic presidential nomination
The race for the US Democratic presidential nomination is hotting up with a huge field of 23 candidates all hoping run against Donald Trump in 2020. Courtney Weaver has focused in on one of the candidates, Kamala Harris, and she talks to Neville Hawcock about how the campaign for the Democratic nomination is shaping up. Read Courtney's article here
Contributors: Josh Noble, weekend news editor, Neville Hawcock, acting deputy editor, FT Weekend Magazine, and Courtney Weaver, Washington correspondent. Producer: Fiona SymonFor information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 23 2019
Rank #8: South Africa's widening corruption scandal
Several multinationals have become embroiled in a scandal over allegations that South Africa's president Jacob Zuma has allowed a prominent business family to use its friendship with him to control state appointments and the award of big government contracts. Andrew England discusses the repercussions of the scandal with the FT's David Pilling and Joseph CotterillFor information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Oct 26 2017
Rank #9: How much higher will oil prices go?
Oil prices have risen as high as $75 a barrel for the first time in four years. What has driven the rally and will it continue? Hannah Murphy puts the question to the FT's Anjli Raval and David Sheppard.
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May 02 2018
Rank #10: Perspectives on China and global power
How will the struggle for power between China and the US play out and how will it determine the future world order? Fred Studemann puts this question to China expert Rana Mitter, who has reviewed a series of books looking at the issue from different perspectives.
Contributors: Suzanne Blumsom, executive editor, Fred Studemann, books editor, and Rana Mitter, director of the Oxford University China Centre and author of 'Modern China: A Very Short Introduction'For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jun 12 2019
Rank #11: Richard Thaler wins Nobel Economics prize
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Oct 09 2017
Rank #12: Top company news of 2017
From US tax reform, to media mergers and activist investors, what were the big corporate themes of 2017? Daniel Thomas discusses the best stories of the year with Brooke Masters, the FT's companies editor.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Dec 21 2017
Rank #13: China steps up bid for tech self-reliance
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 SymonFor information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Dec 15 2019
Rank #14: The lurking debt disaster behind India's tallest tower
In the past decade, some of India’s largest financial groups have made big investments in luxury property, notably an ambitious Mumbai tower that was supposed to set new standards in urban design. But the economic boom they hoped would spur demand failed to materialise. Jyotsna Singh talks to Benjamin Parkin in Mumbai about what went wrong and the resulting debt crisis that is holding back growth.
Contributors: Jyotsna Singh, Delhi reporter, and Benjamin Parkin, Mumbai correspondent. Proucers: Jyotsna Singh and Fiona SymonFor information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jul 24 2019
Rank #15: New UK government brings change and uncertainty
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/PAFor information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Dec 18 2019
Rank #16: Is bitcoin a fraud?
Sep 19 2017
Rank #17: Inside the Hong Kong protests
The FT's Sue-Lin Wong spent several months with members of Hong Kong's youthful pro-democracy movement and their supporters. She tells Andreas Paleit what she learnt about their hopes and fears for the future.
Read Sue-Lin's magazine story here
Contributors: Andreas Paleit, companies desk editor, and Sue-Lin Wong, South China correspondent. Producer: Fiona SymonFor information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Oct 25 2019
Rank #18: Japan's digital cash initiative
Sep 27 2017
Rank #19: What to expect from Dodd-Frank reform
The Senate is set to begin voting this week on a bipartisan bill that, supporters claim, would rein in aspects of the Dodd-Frank banking act that have unfairly penalised smaller lenders. The FT's Ben McLannahan explains what is in the proposed bill and why it is gaining traction now.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Mar 06 2018
Rank #20: China tycoon falls from grace
Wu Xiaohui, one of China’s best known tycoon’s, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for financial fraud, cementing the downfall of the one-time car salesman who catapulted himself to the pinnacle of global high finance over the past decade. Arash Massoudi talks to the FT’s Henny Sender and Don Weinland about what led to the former Anbang chairman’s fall from grace and what will become of the business empire he controlled - including New York’s Waldorf Astoria.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
May 15 2018