Daily Archives: April 30, 2015

A week before the UK poll, Sam Hill of RBC Capital Markets and Tina Fordham from Citigroup talk to Roger Blitz about how the market views a hung parliament, Brexit, Scottish nationalism and the relative health of the UK economy

 

Siona Jenkins, Gideon Rachman and Lindsay Whipp discuss the Japanese prime minister’s visit to Washington as the US seeks to cement defence and trade ties with Japan, a key ally in its bid to push back against growing Chinese influence in Asia.

 

The tone of the campaign, with parties conjuring tax cuts and new rounds of spending as if the deficit were already taken care of, raises doubts about Britain’s determination to get its fiscal house in order.

 

The collapse in oil prices is pushing plastic recyclers towards the brink of bankruptcy, with potentially disastrous consequences for the environment, Pilita Clark, FT environment correspondent, tells Andrew Parker.