Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bond yields – what it means for investors. Simple tax planning – why everyone is going back to basics. And how you can invest in one of the best-performing asset classes of the past decade: art.

 

In this week’s programme, we look in-depth at information security. Data privacy and security continues to move up the agenda, with governments, as well as businesses, increasingly concerned about the threat posed to – and by – information.

We speak to Richard Archdeacon, of HP’s enterprise security services division, on how businesses are having to tackle a wider range of threats, and Quentyn Taylor, head of information security for Canon in EMEA, about protecting customer data.

And we ask biometric experts Mark Crego and Cyrille Bataller of Accenture whether that security technology is now ready for business.

 

In this week’s podcast FT banking correspondents discuss the naming of some former Barclays chiefs in a Libor court case, the lack of regulatory co-ordination on ‘living wills’ and repayments by European banks of cheap ECB funding

 

The only risk is that the boss gets wind of the arrangement and cuts out the middleman

 

Alice Ross, currencies correspondent, and Richard Conyers, the chief investment officer at Harmonic Capital Partners, discuss the reemergence of currency wars, the possibility of intervention in Latin America and the outlook for the euro.

 

Based on a novel by Peter Stephan Jungk, ‘The Perfect American’ is the story of one of the 20th century’s biggest entertainment moguls. The FT’s arts writer gives his verdict on the work’s premiere at the Teatro Real, Madrid.

 

Listen to hotel owner Abderhamane Alpha Maiga describe the arrival of Islamists in the fabled desert city of Timbuktu

 

New rules for income drawdown, why we need to improve financial education, and how divorce can affect your mortgage.

 

The coalition government that emerges from Israel’s general election will be less right wing than many had predicted, although Benjamin Netanyahu looks set to remain prime minister. Fiona Symon talked to John Reed, FT correspondent in Jerusalem about the results

 

As President Obama begins his second term in office, Shawn Donnan, world news editor, is joined by Richard McGregor, Washington bureau chief, Geoff Dyer, US diplomatic correspondent and Roula Khalaf, Middle East editor to discuss what the administration’s foreign policy priorities are likely to be and if we should expect any surprises.