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

Time well spent

By Hania Lasagna - May 04 2018
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Finally a podcast that makes me feel smarter!

iTunes Ratings

85 Ratings
Average Ratings
68
10
3
3
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Awesome!

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

Time well spent

By Hania Lasagna - May 04 2018
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Finally a podcast that makes me feel smarter!
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Behind the Money with the Financial Times

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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

19mins

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Rank #3: 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

21mins

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Rank #4: 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

17mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: Paying for the Caesars empire

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About 10 years ago, two legendary private equity firms, Apollo Global Management and TPG, teamed up to carry out a leveraged buyout of one of the biggest and most iconic gaming companies, then known as Harrah’s. They financed the purchase by taking advantage of Harrah’s real estate. Now, an obscure regional casino group out of Reno, Nevada is set to scoop up what has become the Caesars Entertainment empire in a deal that is making use of a pretty similar kind of financing. The FT’s Sujeet Indap tells the story.

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Jul 24 2019

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Rank #12: 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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Rank #13: 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 #14: 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 #15: IBM's next move

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In October, IBM announced it would acquire open source software pioneer Red Hat for $34bn. The deal resonated with Wall Street, but making the two companies work together will be another challenge. The FT’s Richard Waters digs into IBM's history and what its tie-up with Red Hat signals about the future. 

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Dec 04 2018

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Rank #16: Encore: how €200bn of ‘dirty money’ flowed through a Danish bank

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How did Denmark’s Danske Bank find itself at the centre of one of the largest money-laundering scandals the world has ever seen? The FT’s Richard Milne explains. This episode was originally published on October 30, 2018.


Read the latest on the Nordic money-laundering scandal at FT.com.

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Mar 05 2019

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Rank #17: Taking Tesla private

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What is behind Elon Musk's plan to take the electric carmaker private, and who will provide the funding? The FT's Arash Massoudi explains the story that has unfolded since the chief executive posted his "funding secured" tweet. Read more here


Review clips: CityTV, CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg. 

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Aug 14 2018

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Rank #18: Investors fear 'peak iPhone'

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Apple shares have taken a hit this month amid fears that demand for the iPhone has peaked. Tim Bradshaw explains what is worrying investors.  


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Nov 13 2018

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Rank #19: Tune in Wednesday

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This week's episode of Behind The Money will be available on Wednesday morning, instead of our usual time on Tuesday. Be sure to check back Wednesday morning for a brand episode.

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Oct 08 2018

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Rank #20: Pharma raises its bet on biotech

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In the past month pharmaceutical companies have spent almost $100bn acquiring biotech companies. The FT's Sarah Neville explains why big pharma is raising its bet on the drug pipelines owned by biotechs, and why analysts expect more consolidation in 2019. 


Read more from Sarah at FT.com.

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Jan 15 2019

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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

18mins

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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

20mins

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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

19mins

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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

21mins

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Paying for the Caesars empire

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About 10 years ago, two legendary private equity firms, Apollo Global Management and TPG, teamed up to carry out a leveraged buyout of one of the biggest and most iconic gaming companies, then known as Harrah’s. They financed the purchase by taking advantage of Harrah’s real estate. Now, an obscure regional casino group out of Reno, Nevada is set to scoop up what has become the Caesars Entertainment empire in a deal that is making use of a pretty similar kind of financing. The FT’s Sujeet Indap tells the story.

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Jul 24 2019

26mins

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Renault, Nissan and Fiat Chrysler's quest for a deal

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When Fiat Chrysler Automobiles withdrew its proposal for a €33bn merger with France’s Renault it reversed plans to create what could have been the world's third-largest carmaker. The FT's David Keohane, Leo Lewis and Rachel Sanderson tell the story of how the bid came together, how it eventually fell apart and what it means for the future of global carmakers. 

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Jun 25 2019

23mins

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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

27mins

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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

18mins

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Encore: how €200bn of ‘dirty money’ flowed through a Danish bank

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How did Denmark’s Danske Bank find itself at the centre of one of the largest money-laundering scandals the world has ever seen? The FT’s Richard Milne explains. This episode was originally published on October 30, 2018.


Read the latest on the Nordic money-laundering scandal at FT.com.

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Mar 05 2019

17mins

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Encore: Huawei and the fight for 5G

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The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, followed months of mounting scrutiny of the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker. The FT's Nic Fildes explains how Huawei grew to be such a big player, and why western intelligence officials are warning against working with the Chinese company on the next generation of mobile technology. This episode was originally published on December 18, 2018.

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Feb 26 2019

20mins

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The long courtship between Sprint and T-Mobile

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Sprint and T-Mobile have a long on-again, off-again history. Together the companies serve a combined total of about 30 per cent of the US mobile market. Now, after a third attempt at merging, the companies are awaiting regulatory approval from the Trump administration. The decision could shape the telecoms industry and American consumer options for decades to come. 

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Feb 19 2019

23mins

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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

22mins

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Suspected £40m fraud at Patisserie Valerie

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Shares in the British bakery chain more than doubled from the time it listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2014 to late last year, just before it emerged that its accounts were largely fictitious. The FT's retail correspondent Jonathan Eley walks us through what happened.

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Feb 05 2019

21mins

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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

21mins

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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

18mins

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Pharma raises its bet on biotech

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In the past month pharmaceutical companies have spent almost $100bn acquiring biotech companies. The FT's Sarah Neville explains why big pharma is raising its bet on the drug pipelines owned by biotechs, and why analysts expect more consolidation in 2019. 


Read more from Sarah at FT.com.

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Jan 15 2019

18mins

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China's Didi adds finance to the mix

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In 2017, the Chinese ride-hailing app was the highest valued start-up in the world at $56bn. But after a difficult period in 2018 following the murder of two passengers on its platform and a government crackdown, Didi has made a move to diversify by offering financial services. The FT's Yuan Yang reports. 

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Jan 08 2019

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iTunes Ratings

85 Ratings
Average Ratings
68
10
3
3
1

Awesome!

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

Time well spent

By Hania Lasagna - May 04 2018
Read more
Finally a podcast that makes me feel smarter!