Deutsche Bank is at the centre of an intense market sell-off, reflecting investor concern about a looming fine from the US government. Patrick Jenkins, the FT’s financial editor, asks Laura Noonan, investment banking correspondent, and Chris Wheeler, an analyst at Atlantic Equities, if there’s any way out for the German lender. Music by Kevin MacLeod
Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Deutsche Bank’s falling share price, succession planning at HSBC and in the US, Sallie Krawcheck of Ellevest tells Alistair Gray why women need their own investment platform.
The aftermath of leaving my iPhone in a Washington DC taxi was frightening, shaming, then liberating, says Lucy Kellaway
To celebrate the FT’s Business Book of the Year Award, our star columnists recommend six classic business books and challenge listeners to read them in 12 weeks. In this first episode, John Thornhill, the FT’s innovation editor, chooses David Nasaw’s biography of Andrew Carnegie, while Helen Barrett, deputy Work & Careers editor, talks to management columnist Andrew Hill and the Chartered Management Institute’s chief executive, Ann Francke, about what makes a great business book.
Richard Clayton on how Tracy Chapman’s searing ballad of low income life carried her to global acclaim.
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With George Parker, Robert Shrimsley and Jim Pickard of the FT and John McTernan, political strategist and former Tony Blair aide. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
Citi’s chief global political analyst Tina Fordham joins Cardiff Garcia for a trip around the global economy to discuss the economic risks of either a Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton victory in November. Visit FT.com/Alphachat for show notes and links.
The UN estimates 400,000 Central Americans cross illegally into Mexico each year and as many as half of those are fleeing violence. As pressure builds for measures to stem the flow of migrants, the FT’s Jude Webber tells one woman’s story. Visit FT.com for more on the story.
Bombings in New York and New Jersey, and riots in North Carolina have thrust issues of national security, the use of force by police and race into the spotlight. FT reporters discuss how responses from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will impact the campaigns, and more.
Mexico’s rapidly weakening peso shows how the tightening US election polls are focusing market minds on what a Trump-led protectionist policy might mean for America’s trading partners. Paul McNamara of GAM discusses with Roger Blitz the implications for emerging markets and US rate expectations