The dash towards negative interest rates does not seem to be working, leaving markets in a state of flux. Paul Lambert from Insight Investment tells Katie Martin why we need to have a more innovative policy plan, including debt write-offs, and warns it could all get worse before it gets better.
UK newspaper groups are re-evaluating their business model as they seek online revenues to replace lost print sales and new digital ways to promote content – such as Google, Facebook and Apple, says Henry Mance
In what could prove a decisive moment in Syria’s civil war, the northern rebel stronghold of Aleppo is on the brink of falling to government forces backed by Russian air power. Ben Hall discusses what options remain for the US-backed rebels with Erika Solomon, FT Middle East correspondent, and Geoff Dyer, US diplomatic correspondent.
Syrian government forces backed by Russian air power are on the brink of encircling the northern city of Aleppo, a stronghold of the moderate rebels in what could prove to be a decisive moment in Syria’s murderous civil war. Ben Hall discusses the implications with Erika Solomon, FT Middle East correspondent, and Geoff Dyer, FT US diplomatic correspondent.
The latest report on the benefits of female corporate leaders shows that the presence of female executives appears to boost company profits. Carola Hoyos discusses the findings with Kate Burgiss, FT corporate correspondent.
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.
Janet Yellen’s testimony to the US Congress on Wednesday comes as confidence in the Federal Reserve is strained, demonstrated by a sell-off in bank stocks, sharp moves in bond markets and some critics calling the December rate rise a mistake. The FT’s John Authers asks Mohamed El-Erian how Chair Yellen can reconcile with these forces. Music by Kevin MacLeod.
Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss distress across the banking sector, HSBC’s deliberations on where its headquarters should be, and Ben MacLannahan asks Phil Angelides, former head of the financial crisis inquiry commission in the US, about his call for bankers responsible for wrongdoing to be brought to justice.
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