Monthly Archives: July 2011

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?

Produced by Griselda Murray Brown


In this week’s podcast: Terror in Norway: a lone attack or a signal that the far right is rising? Libya – what next for Gaddafi? And, China’s ambitions for high speed rail are dealt a blow.

Presented by Gideon Rachman with Robin Wigglesworth, Martin Sandbu and David Gardner in the studio in London and Simon Rabinovitch in Beijing – interviewed by Serena Tarling.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


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.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


The trend for employees to bring their own devices to work — and for companies to turn to consumer devices — raises questions of security, data privacy, and support


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.

Presented by Clive Cookson with Andrew Jack.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


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.


FT correspondent Robin Wigglesworth talks to writer Anders Heger who was outside the building where the explosions took place.


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.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


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.