Deutsche Bank has welcomed a big new shareholder – HNA from China. Patrick Jenkins discusses what we know about the Chinese investors and why they might have bought into the European bank, with Martin Arnold, FT banking editor, and Don Weinland, correspondent in Hong Kong. Music by Kevin MacLeod
Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss a proposal that Royal Bank of Scotland should no longer be required to sell Williams & Glyn, Deutsche Bank’s mystery Chinese investor and HSBC’s disappointing results. With special guest Andrew Coombs of Citigroup.
Ecuador’s presidential poll is another big test for Latin America’s battered left. At stake is the legacy of Rafael Correa, a populist leader who has been in power for a decade. His protégé Lenín Boltaire Moreno has almost enough votes to avoid a run-off. But the full picture will not emerge for several days. Jonathan Wheatley discusses what happens next with Andres Schipani, the FT’s Andes correspondent.
The Snapchat owner begins its investor roadshow on Monday, with plans to price and list by early March. The FT’s Sujeet Indap and Nicole Bullock discuss what investors are thinking about as Snap comes to market.
The FT’s Arash Massoudi and Matthew Vincent dissect the proposed mega-merger that would combine the producers of Heinz Ketchup and Dove soap, including the charm offensive Kraft Heinz is expected to launch to win over the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant.
FT economics writer Martin Sandbu joins host Cardiff Garcia to discuss economic ideas that would have been considered unthinkably radical or excessive a few years ago, but which are now generating serious discussion.
The pound has proved surprisingly resilient around the $1.25 level, even as inflation data out this week looked lacklustre. Koon Chow of UBP tells Michael Hunter what is on the watchlist for the UK currency and takes a tour or the agenda for the dollar and the euro
This year, the African National Congress – which has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid – picks a new leader. But their embattled president, Jacob Zuma, will leave a legacy of scandal, corruption allegations and a sluggish economy. Gideon Rachman discusses the future of Africa’s largest economy with the FT’s Africa editor David Pilling, and South Africa correspondent Joseph Cotterill.
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