Monthly Archives: July 2010

In this week’s podcast: We ask whether Cameron’s trip to India to build business and commerce relationships has been a success; we ask whether Paul Kagame is likely to hold on to his role as president in the upcoming elections in Rwanda; we ask what the sentencing of former Khmer Rouge prison chief Duch means for the people of Cambodia; we look at the disappearing marshlands of Louisiana.

Presented by Tom O’Sullivan with David Blair in the studio.

Down the line: James Lamont in New Delhi, Harvey Morris in New Orleans.

Khmer Rouge report: Helen Warrell

Produced by LJ Filotrani


We examine new proposals for lower pension contributions and a longer working life. Will you learn to love your bank? Metro Bank reckons you will. And will your holiday-home become less tax efficient?


In this week’s podcast: We look at the swift departure of Tony Hayward and ask what his replacement Bob Dudley has to offer. We also turn our attention to Turkey and the news from the International Energy Agency that the Turkish refiner, Tupras, has stepped in to supply Iran refined petroleum after several other international companies cut off their supplies to the country. And lastly we take a look at what’s going on with Ofgem and its surprising turnaround on the rules surrounding post-privatisation regulation; making it easier for energy companies to raise the money needed to modernise the electricity grid.

We also say goodbye to Ed Crooks who leaves his job as energy editor for a new post with the FT in New York and we say hello and welcome to his replacement Sylvia Pfeifer.

Energy Weekly is taking a summer break and will be back in the autumn on September 1.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


In this week’s podcast: We talk about the biotech industry with Nigel Gaymond, CEO of the UK BioIndustry Association. We also talk about the figures released by the Home Office today on animal testing. Presented by Clive Cookson with Diana Garnham, CEO of the Science Council.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


In the podcast this week: We review the results from the stress testing of European banks, released on Friday. We ask what the market reaction has been and what real impact the results will have. We talk to the secretary of state for economic affairs in the Spanish government, José Manuel Campa about whether he thinks the tests will work in terms of reviving the confidence in the markets.

Presented by Patrick Jenkins, the FT’s banking editor, with markets correspondent, David Oakley in the studio.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


In the podcast: We ask whether the 75,000 leaked documents covering the period 2004 to 2009 will have any impact on the Obama administration and its Afghan strategy.

Presented by Tom O’Sullivan, the FT’s assistant world news editor, with James Blitz the FT’s defence and diplomatic editor.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


In this week’s podcast: The IMF’s thumbs down for Hungary; the surprisingly small rate hike in Brazil; Indonesia’s potential bubble; Apple’s iPhone 4 exchanging hands in China for inflated rates

Presented by Josh Noble and joined in the studio by Stefan Wagstyl, the FT’s emerging markets editor.

Contributors: On the line live from Budapest, Chris Bryant, the FT’s eastern Europe correspondent, Anthony Deutsch, the FT’s correspondent in Jakarta and in a pre-recorded interview the FT’s Latin America editor John-Paul Rathbone.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


In this week’s podcast: David Cameron faces trying questions on his first visit to America as UK PM, about the Lockerbie bomber Mr Megrahi and the possible involvement of BP in the lobbying for his release; Chilcot inquiry update following the former director-general of MI5, Eliza Manningham-Buller’s statement on Monday that Blair ignored her advice about going to war with Iraq; aid distribution and corruption in Afghanistan; Iran and its nuclear programme, which may not be as advanced as first thought.

Presented by Gideon Rachman with guests in the studio James Blitz, the FT’s defence and diplomatic editor and David Blair, the FT’s Middle East and Africa news editor. Helen Warrell reports on Afghan aid.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


Where to put your money now index linked certificates have disappeared. What should you do with your pension fund, while the government consults on new annuity rules? And where will you find an investment property offering a rental yield of more than 6 per cent?


One big drawback is that it would again put allocation of funds under the control of the state, says Martin Wolf