The Arts Podcast remembers Amy Winehouse, the brilliant but troubled British singer who died tragically, at just 27, on July 23.
Jan Dalley talks to FT pop critics Ludovic Hunter-Tilney and Richard Clayton about her musical roots and unique appeal; how her increasingly wild lifestyle influenced her songs; and her legacy – what was her impact and who are her successors?
In this week’s show: The cheapest five-year mortgage in history has just been launched; should you get out of your fixed income? Find out what a Greek or US default would mean for your bond fund; and, investors fixated with gold – why you shouldn’t think of silver as a poor second.
In this week’s podcast: Interim results from BP fail to please investors; solar power – how economic is it? We ask CEO of Canadian Solar, Dr Shawn Qu; diamond company De Beers gets a new chief executive; and, Centrica – what should we expect from its results?
Presented by Sylvia Pfeifer with Vincent Boland, Pilita Clark, William MacNamara and David Blair.
In this week’s podcast: we discuss the efficacy of alternative and complementary medicine with once advocate, now critic, Professor Edzard Ernst; and, we find out from Duncan Jarvies and the BMJ, how cities can be made more ‘age-friendly’ for increasingly ageing populations.
In this week’s podcast: We look at the EU plan for enacting the Basel III capital requirements into law; we discuss EU investment banks which look set to report falls in trading revenue; and, we consider the auctions for Northern Rock and the sale of Lloyds’ branches – both heating up this week.
Presented by Sharlene Goff with Megan Murphy and Brooke Masters in London and Tom Braithwaite in New York in Stateside.
In this week’s podcast: Have European leaders done enough to save Greece and the eurozone? UK prime minister David Cameron struggles to keep a lid on the News of the World phone hacking scandal; And, has Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama endangered US/China relations?
Presented by Gideon Rachman with Peter Spiegel in the studio in London, Elizabeth Rigby in Westminster and Jamil Anderlini in Beijing – interviewed by Serena Tarling.
Also, savers are still being transfered into high-charging pensions – we ask chair of Consumer Focus, Christine Farnish, when will mis-selling ever end?
And, would anyone buy a risky bond fund right now – even if it claims to be strategic?
Presented by Matthew Vincent with Tanya Powley, Jo Cumbo and Alice Ross.
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