In this edition, Cardiff Garcia talks with Peking University finance professor Michael Pettis about the limits of China’s economic model, why we shouldn’t trust the country’s growth numbers, and the state of its banking system. Pettis also shares what it’s like to run a nightclub and manage an indie record label in Beijing.
Your money is in their hands – do you trust your wealth manager? Their best ever mortgage deals – but only if you are a loyal customer. And why you only have to choose a pension for a few years at a time
Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just won his third election in a row, increasing his share of the vote and winning a strong mandate to launch a long-delayed overhaul of Turkey’s constitution and tackle pressing issues of Middle East policy. Fiona Symon asked Delphine Strauss, FT correspondent in Ankara, what his early priorities would be.
In this week’s podcast: how UK bank lending targets are more complicated than you might think; new FT research shows the global changes in bankers’ pay; and when will bank stocks become fashionable again?
Presented by Patrick Jenkins with Sharlene Goff, Megan Murphy and Kate Burgess
What’s happening in the world of pop? FT critics Ludovic Hunter-Tilney and Richard Clayton join Neville Hawcock in the studio to look forward to this summer’s pop festivals – and to ask whether pop itself has become too backward-looking, as Simon Reynolds argues in his new book Retromania. Are we really addicted to the past? And are YouTube and now the Apple iCloud part of this trend?
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