Monthly Archives: June 2011

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.


This week we look at the findings of the PA Consulting – Harvey Nash survey of CIOs, focusing on how businesses are sourcing their IT

In our series on big data, we hear how a company with origins in forestry is helping local governments manage the built environment

And we speak to Eugene Kaspersky, of Kaspersky Labs, about cybersecurity threats


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


In this week’s podcast: ENRC, the FTSE100 miner implodes; Greenpeace continues its campaign to kick oil companies out of the Arctic; and, energy prices in the UK.

Presented by Sylvia Pfeifer with William MacNamara, Chris Thompson in Greenland and Adam Scorer from Consumer Focus

Produced by LJ Filotrani


In this week’s podcast: We take an optimist’s tour into the future, with writer and comedian Mark Stevenson and Nadia Ramlagan from AAAS reports on why smoking can keep your weight down.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Diana Garnham

Produced by LJ Filotrani


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

Produced by LJ Filotrani


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?

Produced by Griselda Murray Brown


It is a terrific relief to find that the true path to happiness involves doing what most of us do most of the time, whether we like it or not – work


FT correspondent Abeer Allam talks to Serena Tarling about the current situation in Yemen, a week after President Saleh’s exit from the country to Saudi Arabia.