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FT Investigations

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Hear some of the best-reported stories from the Financial Times’s investigative journalists. The dialogue in these podcasts is based on interviews, court records and other documents. We pace each story over a series of episodes.

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Hear some of the best-reported stories from the Financial Times’s investigative journalists. The dialogue in these podcasts is based on interviews, court records and other documents. We pace each story over a series of episodes.

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FT INVESTIGATIONS

By JoSeeley - Feb 10 2016
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I REALLY look forward to each of these coming out and often tell friends they should subscribe because of the depth of analysis and factual basis for the reports. I do subscribe also to the WSJ and we have NYT at our home BUT DO NOT GET THE SAME COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND AND ANALYSIS THERE.

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7 Ratings
Average Ratings
3
2
2
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0

FT INVESTIGATIONS

By JoSeeley - Feb 10 2016
Read more
I REALLY look forward to each of these coming out and often tell friends they should subscribe because of the depth of analysis and factual basis for the reports. I do subscribe also to the WSJ and we have NYT at our home BUT DO NOT GET THE SAME COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND AND ANALYSIS THERE.

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FT Investigations

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Hear some of the best-reported stories from the Financial Times’s investigative journalists. The dialogue in these podcasts is based on interviews, court records and other documents. We pace each story over a series of episodes.

Rank #1: Is Isis winning the cyberwar against the west?

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Was Omar Mateen persuaded by Islamist propaganda to carry out his attack on the Orlando nightclub? How can western security agencies fight back against jihadi websites or predict those most likely to be influenced by them? Tom Burgis puts these questions to Kara Scannell, FT investigations correspondent, and Erika Solomon, Middle East correspondent.
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Jul 01 2016

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Rank #2: McKinsey's secretive investment arm

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McKinsey, one of the world’s most influential consulting firms, has built up a secretive $5bn internal investment arm that manages the fortunes of its past and present partners, raising questions over possible conflicts of interest. Andrew Hill talks to the FT journalists who investigated the fund about how it operates and why it may be a cause for concern. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jun 08 2016

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Rank #3: Unravelling how the secrecy industry works

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Through his investigation into the London operations of Swiss bank BSI, Tom Burgis has looked into the nuts and bolts of how some banks help clients hide their money from tax authorities. He talks to Christine Spolar and Ralph Atkins about what he found. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 11 2016

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Rank #4: America's prairie tax haven

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South Dakota's role as a prairie tax haven has gained unwanted attention since the release of the Panama Papers, an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which has drawn attention to the anonymity that is available in the US. The FT's Kara Scannell travelled to South Dakota to investigate. She talks to Christine Spolar and Vanessa Houlder about what she found. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 09 2016

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Rank #5: The Panama Papers and the role of tax havens

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The leaked “Panama Papers” show how a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, secretly shepherded a web of offshore accounts that resulted in billions of dollars in transactions passing through its doors. Its client list includes some of the world’s wealthiest people, from members of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s inner circle to the prime minister of Iceland. Tom Burgis talks to Vanessa Houlder, FT tax correspondent and Alex Cobham, head of research at the Tax Justice Network, about the significance of the revelations.
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Apr 04 2016

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Rank #6: Britain's troubled nuclear plans

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Britain's nuclear plans are in trouble after the French company building and designing a new facility at Hinkley Point said it needed more funds to proceed. Tom Burgis discusses what's behind the delays and cost overruns with French nuclear scientist Bertrand Barré, and FT energy correspondent Kiran Stacey. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 20 2016

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Rank #7: Global land disputes

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Global market forces are coming into conflict with local populations as the commercial value of land increases. Tom Burgis, Michael Peel and Pilita Clark travelled to Ethiopia, Myanmar and Indonesia to look at some of the disputes that have arisen over the sale and use of land. They discuss their findings.

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Mar 01 2016

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Rank #8: Hanergy and China's corporate debt spiral 2/2: The crash

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In May last year Hanergy, a little known Chinese solar energy company, was worth almost $40bn, at least on paper. But in one brutal half hour of trading in Hong Kong, its shares came crashing down. FT reporters Miles Johnson, Lucy Hornby and Cynthia O'Murchu investigate the trail of debt that led to its spectacular decline.

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Feb 10 2016

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Rank #9: Hanergy and China's corporate debt spiral 1/2: Flying high

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For a few short months, Chinese entrepreneur Li Hejun became the richest man in China. FT reporters Miles Johnson and Lucy Hornby tell the story of the dramatic rise of his solar energy company, and what it says about levels of corporate debt in one of the world's biggest economies.

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Feb 09 2016

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Rank #10: Cyber Insecurity: The fight back

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Are hackers winning the battle for cyber security? FT West Coast editor Richard Waters speaks with San Francisco correspondent Hannah Kuchler and investigations correspondent Kara Scannell to discuss how banks, companies and governments are finding ways to marshal their defences. Find more reporting on the topic at FT.com/cyberinsecurity. Music: "Guttersnipe" by Jim Rooster. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Jul 27 2015

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