Monthly Archives: January 2011

In this week’s podcast: We take a look back at last week’s World Economic Forum event in Davos; we hear from Lord Levene about his new high street banking venture, NBNK; we discuss reactions from the City about suggestions from the Banking Commission about breaking up the UK’s big banks.

Stateside is brought to you by Justin Baer in New York.

Presented by Patrick Jenkins, with Sharlene Goff and Megan Murphy.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


The launch of Sky Atlantic on February 1 – the result of Sky’s exclusive five-year deal with HBO – raises questions about British and American television drama.

Is the US – with cult series like The Sopranos, Mad Men and now Boardwalk Empire – enjoying a Golden Age of TV drama? What about Britain? Has its Golden Age been and gone?

Jan Dalley, FT arts editor, is joined by Mark Duguid, senior curator of the British Film Institute National Archive, Huw Kennair-Jones, Sky1’s commissioning editor for drama, and John Lloyd, the FT’s television columnist.

Produced by Griselda Murray Brown


The FT’s Middle East correspondent Michael Peel reports on Friday’s events from the streets of Cairo after a day of pitched battles in Egypt.

Interview by John Aglionby, produced by Emily Cadman


In this week’s podcast: how can businesses improve their supply chains, manage costs, and reduce their impact on the environment? Stephen Pritchard talks to Stephen Stokes, managing vice president at industry analysts Gartner, about the green agenda, and to Matt Harris, head of the supply chain at manufacturer JAE, about using IT to bring down the cost of logistics.

Presented by Stephen Pritchard


In a special edition of the podcast, we assess the significance of the demonstrations in Egypt, the threat they pose to the ruling regime and the implications for dynastic succession in the Arab world.

We also look how investors are reacting to the unrest in both Egypt and Yemen, the effect on the regional stock markets, the decline of the Egyptian pound and the potential knock-on effect on food prices.

Presented by James Blitz, with Roula Khalaf, Middle East editor, Robin Wigglesworth, Gulf economic correspondent and Middle East correspondent Michael Peel.

Produced by Emily Cadman


Could you be banned from buying risky investments? Should you protect your portfolio from inflation or stagflation? And would you lend money to people you don’t know?


In this week’s podcast: We turn our attention to BP’s 4th quarter results due next Tuesday. We ask Theepan Jothilingam, oil and gas analyst from Morgan Stanley, what he thinks Bob Dudley’s inaugural speech will focus on. We then look at the looming board shake-up at Swiss-based trading house Glencore and we end the show in Hinkley Point in Somerset, the site of the UK’s new nuclear reactor – the first to be built for many years.

Presented by Sylvia Pfeifer with David Blair and Javier Blas.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


In this week’s podcast: Clive talks to the chief scientific adviser to the UK government, Sir John Beddington, about the long-term global future of food and farming and we have our first contribution from the British Medical Journal (BMJ) about the implications of the shake-up planned for Britain’s National Health Service.

The BMJ contribution on the NHS is presented by Duncan Jarvies.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Andrew Jack.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


I was sitting on a train coming back to London after a board meeting in Cardiff. Life felt good: the meeting had ended a bit earlier than I’d feared and I was just getting stuck into a gin and tonic and a packet of Quavers when the ticket inspector came round. I handed her my ticket, which she pronounced not valid.


In this week’s podcast: We take a look at what’s likely to be on the agenda for the banking sector at the World Economic Forum in Davos; we shed light on Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond’s proposals for overhauling the way it pays its top bankers; we look at Sir John Vickers and his speech on Saturday about the merits of ring fencing bank activities.

Stateside is brought to you by Justin Baer from New York.

This week’s guest is Mark Spelman, global head of strategy from consulting company Accenture.

Presented by Megan Murphy with Patrick Jenkins, Sharlene Goff and Jennifer Hughes.

Produced by LJ Filotrani