Daily Archives: April 22, 2016

The effort to develop an Ebola vaccine has made progress recently, but too late to save those who died during last year’s epidemic. Scientists are now racing to find a vaccine against the zika virus. Andrew Ward, FT pharmaceuticals correspondent, asks Charlie Weller of the Wellcome Trust why scientists are so often behind the curve. Music by David Sappa

Read more on vaccines in an FT Special Report at ft.com/vaccines

 

With a €404bn turnover and 792,500 employees last year, the car industry is crucial to Germany and there is a revolving door between government and the industry. But did this lead Angela Merkel’s administration to lobby for favourable legislation and turn a blind eye to some of its practices? Guy Chazan reports.

 

With a €404bn turnover and 792,500 employees last year, the car industry is crucial to Germany and there is a revolving door between government and the industry. But did this lead Angela Merkel’s administration to lobby for favourable legislation and turn a blind eye to some of its practices? Guy Chazan reports.

 

Tim Buckley’s ode to doomed love has exerted a siren-like attraction for artists including This Mortal Coil, Robert Plant and John Frusciante. David Cheal examines its enduring power. Credit: Rhino, Warner Brothers, Chrome Dreams, 4AD, Virgin EMI, Parlaphone UK, Virgin UK

 

Economist Brad DeLong examines three key but underappreciated events in economic history with host Cardiff Garcia. Then, author and former banker Satyajit Das discusses a variety of stagnationist trends that he says could yield an economic disaster worse than the Great Recession if something doesn’t change, as outlined in his recent book The Age of Stagnation. Plus a conversation about starting a new career at middle age. Visit FT.com/alphachat for show notes and links. Music by Minden.

 

Sterling and the euro are moving one way then the other in rapid order. Charles St Arnaud of Nomura tells Roger Blitz how FX moves are becoming very short-term, as investors fret about holding positions for too long.