Monthly Archives: June 2015

James Pickford and guests discuss the costs and challenges of building your own home, what those travelling to Greece should carry in their wallets, and the rise of community share offers to fund local projects

 

There is nothing morally superior about walking a lot — the craze is head-bangingly boring, says Lucy Kellaway.

 

Greece has become be the first developed country to miss a payment to the IMF. Martin Arnold, FT banking editor, discusses what the default means for the global banking system with Ferdinando Giugliano, Emma Dunkley and Laura Noonan.

 

Martin Arnold and guests discuss the potential impact of a Greek default , the German regulator’s scathing report on Deutschebank’s involvement in the libor scandal, and what Tidjane Thiam’s arrival as chief executive means for Credit Suisse.

 

In Denmark’s topsy-turvy election, the party that won most seats has had to cede the premiership to a party that came third, and whose share of the vote actually diminished since the last election. What’s going on? Leaf Arbuthnot asks Richard Milne, FT Nordics Correspondent, to explain.

 

In the second episode of the Steinmetz tale, FT investigations correspondent Tom Burgis uncovers the story of a Guinean dictator’s wife, a French intermediary and a multi-million dollar bribery scheme.

Find out more at ft.com/steinmetzaffair

 

In the first of a four-part series, FT investigations correspondent Tom Burgis tells the story of the intercontinental legal battle that has broken out among big mining companies over the iron ore buried beneath Guinea’s Simandou mountain range.

Find out more at ft.com/steinmetzaffair

 

Elvis Costello wrote the song during the Falklands War yet, David Honigmann says, its specific political subtext didn’t deter Suede, The Unthanks and others from covering it. Credits: Domino Recording, Universal Music Catalogue)/Elvis Costello, Topic Records Ltd, RabbleRouser Music

 

Henry Mance scrolls through the week’s news and offers his selection of the best of the FT podcasts. This week: the chess game between Russia and Nato, the future of Formula One and why Americans always moan about taxes.

 

Investors are hoping for a turnaround in Argentina’s economic fortunes after this year’s presidential elections, but doubts have begun to emerge that the new regime will represent real change. Benedict Mander, FT correspondent in Buenos Aires, tells Jonathan Wheatley why.