Monthly Archives: February 2013

J&J’s ‘Our Credo’ got me excited. Alas, since it was written in 1943 there has been some slippage

 

Georgette Boele, currency strategist at ABN Amro, joins currencies correspondent Alice Ross to discuss whether it is fair to say countries such as Japan are engaging in competitive attempts to devalue, what the latest economic data mean for the euro and the implications of the hawkish signals the Swedish Riksbank has been sending

 

The German band’s shows at Tate Modern were wildly oversubscribed. But hot tickets and artistic pleasure don’t necessarily go hand in hand, says the FT’s arts writer

 

FT Alphaville hosts a free-wheeling podcast to discuss currency wars, debt monetisation, the G20, mobile payments, and US immigration. They also answer readers’ questions. Featuring turns by Lisa Pollack, Izzy Kaminska, David Keohane, Joseph Cotterill and Cardiff Garcia

 

The future of long-term care – and how to pay for it. How to invest in Africa. And the results of an FSA mystery shopping exercise into bank advice

 

Within hours of the North Korean nuclear test this week, the UN security council was meeting in emergency session. But how dangerous is this development, and what is likely to happen next? James Blitz, diplomatic and defense editor, Christian Oliver, former Seoul correspondent, and Simon Mundy, the current FT correspondent in Korea, join Gideon Rachman.

 

In this week’s podcast:

We look at how gas mains, drains and water pipes could hold the key to boosting fast broadband in Europe, and hear from the CIO of UK local authority, East Sussex County Council, on how tablets and 4G are helping it to cope with budget constraints.

Plus: how businesses are updating their supply chain intelligence, to cope with new rules on conflict minerals.

Presented and produced by Stephen Pritchard

 

The death of the old-style phone may help us individually but it loosens the bonds between us, says Lucy Kellaway

 

This week the banking team look at small UK banks’ claim that a “glass ceiling” hands larger competitors an advantage. Also up for discussion are RBS’ Libor settlement, Barclays’ cost-cutting strategy plan and the latest European bank results

 

Geoff Kendrick, Nomura currency strategist, and Alice Ross, currencies correspondent, discuss the implications of the euro’s sell-off for ECB policy, the prospects for the Japanese yen ahead of the G20 meeting in Moscow and the effect of Mark Carney’s parliamentary grilling on sterling