Monthly Archives: September 2011

In this week’s show: As Europe looks to China and other Bric nations to buy up its debt – we ask, is the global economy at a tipping point? Back in the Eurozone – rumours are flying again about the possibility of a Greek default and Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel is under pressure; and Palestinian leaders prepare to present their case to the UN for statehood.

Presented by Shawn Donnan with Joe Leahy in Sao Paulo, Jamil Anderlini in Beijing, Guy Dinmore in Rome, Gerrit Wiesmann in Berlin and Roula Khalaf and Ben Hall in the studio in London.

Produced by LJ Filotrani and Serena Tarling


We look at how to get higher income from shares and whether dividend yields of 7 or 8 per cent are sustainable. How your bank will respond to the Vickers report and more news on the state pension age


In this week’s podcast: How quickly can Libya return to a pre-war production level of 1.6m barrels of oil a day? Zimbabwe and the fight between the government and mining companies over indigenisation laws; and, the eagerly expected promise of oil and gas in Greenland fails to deliver.

Presented by David Blair with Javier Blas, William MacNamara and Vincent Boland.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


The sacking of Carol Bartz last week made theatre of the most superior kind. Watching the former chief executive of Yahoo go down spitting obscenities was exhilarating in an immediate sort of way, says Lucy Kellaway


This week’s podcast is a Vickers report special with Patrick Jenkins, Sharlene Goff and Brooke Masters.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


We are live from the British Science Festival in Bradford, for this week’s podcast.

Astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, President of the British Science Association, joins Clive Cookson and FT Science regular, Diana Garnham, to talk about her presidential address, on the theme of science and culture. She also talks about the influence of poetry in her life and reads a couple of poems.

Nadia Ramlagan from AAAS reports on the love songs male hummingbirds make with their tail feathers to attract females

Presented by Clive Cookson with Diana Garnham.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


Research from an expert in ethics at Harvard University suggests people behave better when teddy bears are in the room, says Lucy Kellaway


We devote this week’s show to the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the United States and the decade that has followed. We talk to the editor of the Financial Times, Lionel Barber, about his memories of the time and we hear from FT correspondent Matthew Green about life on the Afghan-Pakistan border, in 2011.

Presented by Gideon Rachman with Lionel Barber in the studio in London and Matthew Green in Islamabad – interviewed by Serena Tarling.

Produced by LJ Filotrani


How to protect your savings now that National Savings Certificates have sold out. When should you retire now annuity rates are at a record low? And where can you get a 100 per cent mortgage now?


In this week’s podcast: Former chief executive of BP, Tony Hayward, strikes his first deal at the head of his new investment vehicle, Vallares; after the failure of one of the largest solar panel producers in the US – we ask Jeremy Leggett, founder and executive chairman of the solar equipment company, Solarcentury – is this a signal the sector is in trouble? and, Chinese energy company CNPC is poised to win the first oilfield to be tendered in Afghanistan for a decade.

Presented by Sylvia Pfeifer with Vincent Boland and Pilita Clark in the studio in London and Matthew Green in Islamabad – interviewed by Serena Tarling.

Produced by LJ Filotrani