Daily Archives: April 2, 2015

James Crabtree looks at the reality behind the vow of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to double production at Coal India in five years amid a looming energy crisis and an industry marred by inefficiency and corruption and facing rising concern over pollution.

 

Opinion polls show Labour and the Conservatives have a combined vote share that is higher than in the past two general elections. Does this mean that voters are turning back to the established parties and that political fragmentation has peaked?

 

The 2010 UK general election was a big success for Britain’s Liberal Democrats. Since going into coalition with the Conservatives, however, the party has collapsed in the polls. FT political correspondent Kiran Stacey visits St Ives to find out why the Lib Dems are suffering so badly, even in their own heartland, while the Tories soldier on relatively unscathed.

 

Roger Blitz, joined by Paul Lambert of BNY Mellon’s Insight Investment fund, looks back at the seismic forex events in the first quarter and ahead to Good Friday’s US jobs data – the next big event on the currencies radar.

 

Ludovic Hunter-Tilney reveals the Old Testament legacy in popular music: from Robbie Williams’ ‘Kiss me’ to Perry Como’s ‘Song of Songs’ and Kate Bush’s ‘The Song of Solomon’. Credits:Chrysalis, Noble And Brite, RCA Victor

 

Alphaville’s Cardiff Garcia talks to FT media reporter Shannon Bond and Buzzfeed’s Nick Quah about the podcast renaissance, and they also recommend a few of their favourite podcasts to FT listeners