Monthly Archives: August 2015

Hundreds of thousands of companies operating in Russia have been thrown into confusion by new data privacy rules that will help Moscow expand surveillance of its citizens. Kathrin Hille, Moscow Bureau chief for the Financial Times, spoke to some of them.

 

Written for a 1935 romcom, this song complies with the strict moral codes of the time, but turns Hollywood convention on its head, says Mike Hobart. Credits: 4:Squared Entertainment, Nostalgia Music Catalog, Universal Island Records

 

S Africa bank chief rules out defence of the rand

South Africa’s rand hit all time lows against the dollar this week as currency turmoil swept across emerging markets. Andrew England, the FT’s Southern Africa bureau chief, spoke to Lesetja Kganyago, the central bank governor, about how he viewed the current market volatility.

 

Tom Burgis takes a tour of the FT’s podcasts and videos in a week when events in China shook the world, Corbynmania made headlines and a single email from Apple’s chief executive saved his company $80bn.

 

Why the panic? Paul McNamara, portfolio manager at GAM Holding, tells Roger Blitz why the markets should not have been shocked by China’s slowing economy, how it plays on the Fed’s rate hike calculations and why the bottom in emerging market currencies may soon be reached.

 

A political crisis has erupted in Malaysia involving questions about how nearly $700m made its way into the prime minister’s personal bank account and the mismanagement of the country’s sovereign development fund. Ben Bland talks to David Pilling, the FT’s Asia editor, about the scandal.

 

Concerns about the Chinese economy and the country’s stock market gyrations have shown little sign of abating this week. Martin Sandbu asks the FT’s economics editor Chris Giles, and US economics editor, Sam Fleming what impact this is likely to have on the wider global economy.

 

The impact of China’s stock market volatility has been felt around the world this week. Martin Sandbu is joined by the FT’s economics editor Chris Giles, and US economics editor Sam Fleming, to discus show risky this is for the health of the global economy.

 

Claer Barrett and guests discuss the aftermath of ‘Black Monday’ in Chinese markets for private investors, and how the digital revolution is finally reaching the world of private banking

 

An email from Tim Cook to ‘Mad Money’ television host Jim Cramer helped calm investors and save Apple nearly 80 billion dollars in its market value this week after global markets fell in reaction to turmoil in China. Ravi Mattu talks to Tim Bradshaw about the highly unusual move by the Apple CEO.