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From hostile takeovers to C-suite intrigue, Behind the Money takes you inside the big business and financial stories of the moment with reporting from Financial Times journalists around the world. Hosted by Aimee Keane.

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From hostile takeovers to C-suite intrigue, Behind the Money takes you inside the big business and financial stories of the moment with reporting from Financial Times journalists around the world. Hosted by Aimee Keane.

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Great podcast !

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So excited that it will be bi-weekly now.

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My favorite podcast. Very relevant content explained in a very easy to understand manner.

iTunes Ratings

99 Ratings
Average Ratings
80
11
4
3
1

Great podcast !

By hibiscus227 - Mar 04 2020
Read more
So excited that it will be bi-weekly now.

Awesome!

By OzzyFootball - Jul 04 2018
Read more
My favorite podcast. Very relevant content explained in a very easy to understand manner.
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Behind the Money

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From hostile takeovers to C-suite intrigue, Behind the Money takes you inside the big business and financial stories of the moment with reporting from Financial Times journalists around the world. Hosted by Aimee Keane.

Rank #1: How beauty is beating the rest of retail

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Record numbers of bankruptcies and store closures have devastated the retail sector. So why is the beauty market thriving? Will the likes of Sephora and Ulta be able to ward off Amazon? With guests Moj Mahdara, chief executive of Beautycon, and Simeon Siegel, analyst at Nomura Instinet. Read more on this story here

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May 08 2018

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Rank #2: How WeWork really works

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The co-working and office providing company set out to create the office of the future and has caught the attention of big investors, including SoftBank's Vision Fund. Will office subleasing open the door to profit for WeWork? With FT guests Dan Thomas and Alex Scaggs. 


Read more from Dan and Alex at FT.com. Music by Podington Bear. 

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May 15 2018

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Rank #3: The state of the Libra project

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Earlier this year, Facebook announced its digital currency project, Libra, to great fanfare. Just a few months later, the project has stalled amid pressure from regulators and lawmakers around the world. With the FT's Hannah Murphy and Kiran Stacey.


Further reading:

Where it all went wrong for Facebook’s Libra: https://www.ft.com/content/6e29a1f0-ef1e-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195


Zuckerberg warns blocking Libra will be boon to China tech: https://www.ft.com/content/28c600de-f5a1-11e9-9ef3-eca8fc8f2d65


Federal Reserve sets out regulatory challenges facing Facebook’s Libra: https://www.ft.com/content/ef650f9a-f052-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195

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Oct 24 2019

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Rank #4: The repo market

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A key short term lending market came under strain in September, raising concerns that the Federal Reserve's attempt to unwind post-financial crisis intervention may have gone too far. The FT's Joe Rennison explains what has been going on in the repo market. 


Further reading:

How the Federal Reserve could fix the repo market:

https://www.ft.com/content/33674380-e4f4-11e9-9743-db5a370481bc


Fed wrestles with role of regulation in repo squeeze:

https://www.ft.com/content/45a9c196-e231-11e9-9743-db5a370481bc


New York Fed rejects Wall St criticism of response to repo turmoil:

https://www.ft.com/content/c267a2f4-dd3e-11e9-9743-db5a370481bc

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Oct 03 2019

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Rank #5: The leveraged loan market

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There is a corner of the credit market that has started to worry regulators - leveraged loans. How does the $1.2tn leveraged loan market work and why do some say it could pose a risk to the financial system? The FT’s Colby Smith and Joe Rennison explain. Read more at FT.com/debtmachine.

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Jan 29 2019

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Rank #6: Digging into student debt

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The amount of outstanding student debt in the US has hit a staggering $1.4tn, and many millennials say the education-related debt they've been saddled with has prevented them from doing things like buying a home, getting married and taking career risks. Who has been hit the hardest by student debt loads and what does it mean for the US economy? With guests Michael Ranalli, Judith Scott-Clayton and the FT's Sam Fleming. Read more of Sam's reporting at FT.com.


Review clips: Fox Business Network, CBS News, CNBC

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Aug 21 2018

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Rank #7: The unicorn IPO

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What it means for a generation of tech companies with huge valuations to be making the shift to the public markets, and why some are doing it by unconventional means. 

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Mar 12 2019

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Rank #8: Private equity's debt mountain

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Private equity has flooded the deal market in recent years, in part due to an era of cheap debt and fund managers on the hunt for greater investment returns. Firms are scooping up stakes in oil pipelines and newspapers — and even dental clinics. With a record $1.8tn in pension and sovereign wealth fund money waiting to be invested, some analysts are asking when private equity’s winning run will come to an end. With the FT's Javier Espinoza. Read more here


Review clips: CNBC, NBC, Bloomberg.

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Jul 31 2018

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Rank #9: The $100bn SoftBank vision

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The man who built a $100bn fund has wooed investors with his vision for the future. But what is really behind the prowess of SoftBank's Masayoshi Son? With the FT's Arash Massoudi. Read Arash's story here.


Review clips: Fox News, CNN, CNBC, ABC News, PBS, Bloomberg, Fox Business Network, TechCrunch.


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Jun 26 2018

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Rank #10: The rise and fall of General Electric

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GE is one of the greatest names in American business. It was an original member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and at its peak the industrial conglomerate had a market capitalisation of nearly $600bn. But after decades of dealmaking, a weakening power sector is forcing the group's executives to consider radical changes. The FT's Ed Crooks explains. 


Review clips: Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox Business Network, PBS News, Euro News. 

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Oct 10 2018

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Rank #11: Corporate America's new role

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The purpose of the US corporation has evolved over time, from Henry Ford's mission to benefit the carmaker's employees to Milton Friedman's essay on shareholder primacy. The FT's US business editor, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, reports on the latest thinking, this time from America's largest business lobby, the Business Roundtable. 


Read more on the idea of sustainable investing at ft.com/moralmoney

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Sep 05 2019

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Rank #12: SoftBank’s Masa Son under pressure

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WeWork was long considered one of the most anticipated IPOs of 2019. For SoftBank, WeWork’s biggest outside investor, the listing would be the moment it made a return on the nearly $11bn it poured into the shared-office provider. Now, as WeWork struggles to take the company public, the spotlight is on SoftBank’s Masa Son and his billion-dollar bets.


Further FT reading:

SoftBank investors brace for Vision Fund writedowns

https://www.ft.com/content/ccdaa9c6-d60d-11e9-8367-807ebd53ab77


WeWork postpones IPO after chilly response from investors

https://www.ft.com/content/b869bc42-d8d9-11e9-8f9b-77216ebe1f17


WeWork: the ‘hypothetical’ company at the heart of the property market

https://www.ft.com/content/0e426c90-8c45-11e9-a1c1-51bf8f989972


SoftBank: inside the ‘Wild West’ $100bn fund shaking up the tech world

https://www.ft.com/content/71ad7cda-6ef4-11e8-92d3-6c13e5c92914


Some of Aimee’s favourite FT reads:

Warren Buffett: ‘I’m having more fun than any 88-year-old int he world’

https://www.ft.com/content/40b9b356-661e-11e9-a79d-04f350474d62


The trillion-dollar taboo: why it’s time to stop ignoring mental health at work

https://www.ft.com/content/1e8293f4-a1db-11e9-974c-ad1c6ab5efd1


Finding my Armenia, a century after the genocide

https://www.ft.com/content/2e2f38b0-e7a1-11e8-8a85-04b8afea6ea3


How Purdue’s ‘one-two’ punch fuelled the market for opioids

https://www.ft.com/content/8e64ec9c-b133-11e8-8d14-6f049d06439c


Angola 3 inmate: from solitary cell to centre of the community

https://www.ft.com/content/72a0983a-9f7d-11e7-8cd4-932067fbf946

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Sep 17 2019

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Rank #13: What next for Detroit's carmakers

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The future is on the line again for the carmakers known as the "big three": Ford, GM and what is now Fiat Chrysler. Ten years ago the question was whether the carmakers would survive the financial crisis. Today, investors wonder if traditional car companies will be able to make the technological shift to an industry of self-driving, electric and service-focused cars. The FT’s Patti Waldmeir reports.

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Jan 22 2019

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Rank #14: Warren Buffett's cash dilemma

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Over the past 54 years, shares in Berkshire Hathaway have outpaced the broader market. But now the conglomerate is holding onto more than $100bn in cash that it would rather be investing. The FT's Eric Platt guides us through the Berkshire Hathaway operation, and how its 88-year old chairman and chief executive is thinking about the company's future. Read more at FT.com

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Jun 04 2019

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Rank #15: Disrupting Big Ag

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Investors poured $17bn into agricultural food and technology startups in 2018, fuelled by threats to the world's food supply, including climate change and a growing global population. We visit one such startup, Indigo Ag, which is working with farmers to trial its microbial products for healthier crops. Indigo Ag provides microbial seed treatments to farmers for free in exchange for data. The company also sells the seed treatments through its standard commercial model. 


With guests Emiko Terazono, FT commodities correspondent, Ben Riensche, owner and manager, Blue Diamond Farming Company and Geoffrey von Maltzahn, co-founder and chief innovation officer, Indigo Ag. 


Read more from Emiko on agricultural food and technology at FT.com:

https://www.ft.com/content/ee6fb294-edc3-11e8-8180-9cf212677a57 (paywall)



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Aug 20 2019

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Rank #16: Purdue Pharma's 'one-two' punch

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The name “Sackler” adorns museums and art galleries around the world. But the family name has also become tainted by its association with the US opioid crisis, amid accusations that OxyContin, more than any other drug, is responsible for sparking one of the worst public health epidemics of modern times. The FT's David Crow explains how the Sackler family company Purdue Pharma got its hold on the opioid market.  

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Sep 11 2018

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Rank #17: Private equity's debt mountain (encore episode)

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Private equity has flooded the deal market in recent years, in part due to an era of cheap debt and fund managers on the hunt for greater investment returns. Firms are scooping up stakes in oil pipelines and newspapers — and even dental clinics. With a record $1.8tn in pension and sovereign wealth fund money waiting to be invested, some analysts are asking when private equity’s winning run will come to an end. With the FT's Javier Espinoza. Read more here


Review clips: CNBC, NBC, Bloomberg.

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Oct 02 2018

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Rank #18: Has the US bank consolidation wave begun?

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Two mid-sized American banks are joining forces in a $66bn merger - BB&T and Suntrust. It is the biggest US bank deal since the financial crisis, and analysts say the deal will up the ante on rival banks to consolidate. The FT's Robert Armstrong and James Fontanella Khan dig into the details of the deal, and what it means for the broader industry. 

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Feb 12 2019

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Rank #19: On the front lines of the crisis

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Nick was a regulator at the London Stock Exchange. Julia was an entrepreneur whose home was foreclosed. Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers we talk to two people with different perspectives on the lessons of the global financial crisis.


Review clips: AP, CBS.

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Sep 18 2018

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Rank #20: Luxury's resilient market

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Amid concerns about a slowdown in global economic growth, there is one industry telling a completely different story: luxury goods. Aimee goes to Paris to find out why. With guests Harriet Agnew, Paris correspondent for the Financial Times, and Robert Burke, chairman and chief executive of the consultancy Robert Burke Associates.

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Aug 07 2019

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Wirecard: how to find a €2bn hole

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In September 2014, the FT’s Dan McCrum received a tip about a fast-growing German fintech group, Wirecard. Over the next couple of years Dan and his colleagues uncovered the secret behind the payment company’s meteoric growth: many of the customers listed in company documents did not exist. In this episode Dan tells the story of the whistleblowers, shoe-leather reporting, hacking, suspected surveillance and legal threats that led to Wirecard’s downfall.  


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Review clips: CNBC, Deutsche Welle 


Further reading:


The double life of Wirecard’s Jan Marsalek https://www.ft.com/content/511ecf86-ab40-486c-8f76-b8ebda4cc669


Inside Wirecard

https://www.ft.com/wirecard


Dan’s 2015 story for Alphaville

https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2015/04/27/2127427/the-house-of-wirecard/

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Jul 14 2020

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Rent, real estate and the commercial mortgage market in the age of coronavirus

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In the US, commercial mortgage backed securities are a $1.2tn market, and an integral part of how banks lend to commercial property owners. But as the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns changed almost every sector of the economy, commercial real estate has changed too. Hotels and retailers have been hit hard by the shutdown, and mortgage and rent payments they have deferred are coming due. The FT’s Joe Rennison explains what this means for the CMBS market. We also hear from two people who are helping lenders and landlords deal with the upheaval.

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Jun 26 2020

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A history of police funding

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When a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, it was as if a fire was ignited. His death, along with the killings of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery have sparked the most widespread protests in the US since 1968. Hundreds of thousands of people have marched under banners such as “Black Lives Matter”, “No Justice, No Peace” and “Say Their Names”. Now, the voices of activists are converging around a call to “defund the police”. In this episode, we hear from Rachel Harmon, a professor of law at the University of Virginia, and Vesla M Weaver, a professor of political science and sociology at Johns Hopkins University, about the role the federal government, and federal funding, have played in transforming policing in the US.




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Jun 13 2020

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A programming note

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An update on this week's episode

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Jun 09 2020

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The private equity bet that coronavirus cut short

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Last December executives at the Carlyle Group worked into the night to sign what they imagined would be one of the private equity firm’s most enduring deals. In 2020, however, there may be no such thing as a stable business. Carlyle is now trying to walk away from a deal with American Express Global Business Travel before any money has changed hands. Our US private capital correspondent, Mark Vandevelde, reports on the ensuing legal row, and what it could mean for dealmaking during the pandemic.  


To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/behindthemoneycovid or https://www.ft.com/newsletter-signup/coronavirus?segmentId=12f1abd6-6f16-e2df-e4ff-7aaa9346f98e.


A few stories for further reading:

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May 26 2020

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When coronavirus hit America's meat industry

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This was supposed to be a record year for the US meat industry. But when coronavirus hit the meat-packing plants, it exposed a vulnerable link in the supply chain. We take a look at how our meat gets from the farm to the supermarket, and ask what the fall in production could mean for the US-China trade truce. With the FT’s Gregory Meyer. 


To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/behindthemoneycovid.


Further reading:

Coronavirus: return to work divides US meat industry (paywall) 

https://www.ft.com/content/f6e2b4ad-4a62-4c6f-8348-38704e3e81f6


Tyson Foods warns of sales declines and rising costs (paywall)

https://www.ft.com/content/f0b4f894-cd46-44f2-b7b0-10707de449db


John Tyson laments breakdown of meat system his family pioneered (paywall)

https://www.ft.com/content/82c2f5fa-1070-4388-853b-a2ed430fbf04


Pandemic accelerates shift to meat substitutes (paywall)

https://www.ft.com/content/0127984a-6def-4040-9bca-002b6ffd4e0a


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On 12-14 May, the Financial Times, in partnership with TNW, will gather the most senior global decision makers and leading minds in policy, business, tech and finance for three days of online conversations with top FT journalists, analysing the impact of the pandemic across global economies, industries and markets, and outlining what is required to shape the optimal conditions for recovery at this most challenging of times. Register at globalboardroom.ft.com.

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May 12 2020

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Missing out on the US small business rescue

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The Trump administration’s small business bailout programme has been plagued by problems from the start, with complaints that large companies crowded out the kinds of small enterprises and independent contractors it was designed to help. With a fresh round of funding on offer from Washington, we hear from several business owners trying to get their share, as well as the FT’s Laura Noonan who has been reporting on the programme since it launched. 


To get free access to the FT’s Coronavirus Business Update newsletter for 30 days, visit ft.com/behindthemoneycovid.


A few stories for further reading:

US small business rescue fund strained by rush of claims

https://www.ft.com/content/0467d0e1-6814-4cc4-ad4b-e25c80169466


Can Congress save US small businesses? FT reporters answer your questions

https://www.ft.com/content/55b0f191-5ea2-4762-bf8c-13d6a11e61ed


‘Where is my loan?’ Small businesses miss out on US rescue funds

https://www.ft.com/content/e6a06f94-5d2f-43a0-8aac-c7adddca0b0e


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Apr 28 2020

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Running a small business during a global pandemic

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Mauren Pereira's drapery business was on track for its most financially successful year to date. That was until the coronavirus outbreak reached Virginia. Behind the Money reports on how one small business owner is navigating the current economic crisis. With Brendan Greeley, US economics editor for the Financial Times. 


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Apr 14 2020

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Ford, GM and the corporate dash for cash

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When credit markets seized up earlier in March, more than 130 companies rushed to their lenders to draw down at least $124bn of emergency credit lines to shore up cash, with Ford and General Motors drawing the largest amounts. We look at how the auto industry is preparing for the economic uncertainty that lies ahead. With the FT's Peter Campbell and Gillian Tett.


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Mar 31 2020

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We want to hear from you

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Behind the Money wants to hear from you, our listeners, about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting your business and your work life. Email us at behindthemoney [at] ft.com

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Mar 26 2020

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Barclays and the legal fight over a company’s ‘controlling mind’

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A costly investigation into the conduct of senior UK bankers during the financial crisis has raised questions about what it means to prosecute allegations of corporate crime, and whether Britain’s fraud laws need overhauling. With the FT’s Caroline Binham and Jane Croft. 


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Read more from Jane and Caroline here:

Barclays: the legal fight over a company’s ‘controlling mind’

https://www.ft.com/content/f666b592-5a4b-11ea-abe5-8e03987b7b20 (paywall)


Review clip: Sky News

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Mar 17 2020

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Shale's looming credit crunch

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More than 10 years on from the early days of the US shale boom, bankruptcy risks are rising across the sector. The FT's US energy editor, Derek Brower, reports on what weak oil prices and tightening access to credit are doing to the outlook for some producers. 


Further reading:

Bankruptcy risks rise for US shale (paywall)

https://www.ft.com/content/76c15898-52a2-11ea-90ad-25e377c0ee1f


US energy sector, shunned by investors, has ‘Pearl Harbor’ moment (paywall)

https://www.ft.com/content/254bf634-5677-11ea-abe5-8e03987b7b20


Chesapeake Energy raises doubt over its ability to survive (paywall)

https://www.ft.com/content/46ffa4fc-ffe6-11e9-be59-e49b2a136b8d


The US shale revolution (paywall)

https://www.ft.com/content/2ded7416-e930-11e4-a71a-00144feab7de


The clip of Aubrey McClendon is credited to the Switch Energy Alliance.

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Mar 03 2020

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How Boeing plans to return the Max to the skies

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Nearly one year after the grounding of Boeing's 737 Max jet, more than 700 of these planes remain on the ground, with costs to the US manufacturing giant estimated to reach nearly $20bn. The FT's Claire Bushey reports on how the crisis unfolded, and what it will take for the aerospace company to return business as usual.


Further reading:

Boeing tightens its belt as Max crisis drains cash (paywall)

https://www.ft.com/content/949eea64-3e44-11ea-a01a-bae547046735


Boeing faces Max hurdle as pilot confidence crumbles (paywall)

https://www.ft.com/content/2c0419cc-3983-11ea-a6d3-9a26f8c3cba4


Aviation: Boeing parks its 737 aspirations (paywall)

https://www.ft.com/content/ad45dd3e-2314-11ea-92da-f0c92e957a96


Grounding a global fleet: Boeing faces its greatest challenge (paywall)

https://www.ft.com/content/53b2142a-4711-11e9-b168-96a37d002cd3

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Feb 18 2020

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Season 3 coming in 2020

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A brand new season of Behind the Money with the Financial Times is coming in early 2020. Subscribe now so you don't miss an episode.

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Dec 17 2019

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The state of the Libra project

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Earlier this year, Facebook announced its digital currency project, Libra, to great fanfare. Just a few months later, the project has stalled amid pressure from regulators and lawmakers around the world. With the FT's Hannah Murphy and Kiran Stacey.


Further reading:

Where it all went wrong for Facebook’s Libra: https://www.ft.com/content/6e29a1f0-ef1e-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195


Zuckerberg warns blocking Libra will be boon to China tech: https://www.ft.com/content/28c600de-f5a1-11e9-9ef3-eca8fc8f2d65


Federal Reserve sets out regulatory challenges facing Facebook’s Libra: https://www.ft.com/content/ef650f9a-f052-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195

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Oct 24 2019

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The repo market

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A key short term lending market came under strain in September, raising concerns that the Federal Reserve's attempt to unwind post-financial crisis intervention may have gone too far. The FT's Joe Rennison explains what has been going on in the repo market. 


Further reading:

How the Federal Reserve could fix the repo market:

https://www.ft.com/content/33674380-e4f4-11e9-9743-db5a370481bc


Fed wrestles with role of regulation in repo squeeze:

https://www.ft.com/content/45a9c196-e231-11e9-9743-db5a370481bc


New York Fed rejects Wall St criticism of response to repo turmoil:

https://www.ft.com/content/c267a2f4-dd3e-11e9-9743-db5a370481bc

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Oct 03 2019

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SoftBank’s Masa Son under pressure

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WeWork was long considered one of the most anticipated IPOs of 2019. For SoftBank, WeWork’s biggest outside investor, the listing would be the moment it made a return on the nearly $11bn it poured into the shared-office provider. Now, as WeWork struggles to take the company public, the spotlight is on SoftBank’s Masa Son and his billion-dollar bets.


Further FT reading:

SoftBank investors brace for Vision Fund writedowns

https://www.ft.com/content/ccdaa9c6-d60d-11e9-8367-807ebd53ab77


WeWork postpones IPO after chilly response from investors

https://www.ft.com/content/b869bc42-d8d9-11e9-8f9b-77216ebe1f17


WeWork: the ‘hypothetical’ company at the heart of the property market

https://www.ft.com/content/0e426c90-8c45-11e9-a1c1-51bf8f989972


SoftBank: inside the ‘Wild West’ $100bn fund shaking up the tech world

https://www.ft.com/content/71ad7cda-6ef4-11e8-92d3-6c13e5c92914


Some of Aimee’s favourite FT reads:

Warren Buffett: ‘I’m having more fun than any 88-year-old int he world’

https://www.ft.com/content/40b9b356-661e-11e9-a79d-04f350474d62


The trillion-dollar taboo: why it’s time to stop ignoring mental health at work

https://www.ft.com/content/1e8293f4-a1db-11e9-974c-ad1c6ab5efd1


Finding my Armenia, a century after the genocide

https://www.ft.com/content/2e2f38b0-e7a1-11e8-8a85-04b8afea6ea3


How Purdue’s ‘one-two’ punch fuelled the market for opioids

https://www.ft.com/content/8e64ec9c-b133-11e8-8d14-6f049d06439c


Angola 3 inmate: from solitary cell to centre of the community

https://www.ft.com/content/72a0983a-9f7d-11e7-8cd4-932067fbf946

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Sep 17 2019

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Corporate America's new role

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The purpose of the US corporation has evolved over time, from Henry Ford's mission to benefit the carmaker's employees to Milton Friedman's essay on shareholder primacy. The FT's US business editor, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, reports on the latest thinking, this time from America's largest business lobby, the Business Roundtable. 


Read more on the idea of sustainable investing at ft.com/moralmoney

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Sep 05 2019

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Disrupting Big Ag

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Investors poured $17bn into agricultural food and technology startups in 2018, fuelled by threats to the world's food supply, including climate change and a growing global population. We visit one such startup, Indigo Ag, which is working with farmers to trial its microbial products for healthier crops. Indigo Ag provides microbial seed treatments to farmers for free in exchange for data. The company also sells the seed treatments through its standard commercial model. 


With guests Emiko Terazono, FT commodities correspondent, Ben Riensche, owner and manager, Blue Diamond Farming Company and Geoffrey von Maltzahn, co-founder and chief innovation officer, Indigo Ag. 


Read more from Emiko on agricultural food and technology at FT.com:

https://www.ft.com/content/ee6fb294-edc3-11e8-8180-9cf212677a57 (paywall)



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Aug 20 2019

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Luxury's resilient market

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Amid concerns about a slowdown in global economic growth, there is one industry telling a completely different story: luxury goods. Aimee goes to Paris to find out why. With guests Harriet Agnew, Paris correspondent for the Financial Times, and Robert Burke, chairman and chief executive of the consultancy Robert Burke Associates.

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Aug 07 2019

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