Daily Archives: April 26, 2016

Why would a big US telecoms company be looking to buy a struggling internet brand? The FT’s Shannon Bond and David Crow discuss Verizon’s alleged interest in merging Yahoo with its AOL business.

 

Goldman Sachs, the go-to bank of the rich and powerful, is moving into consumer lending and consumer savings. Patrick Jenkins, FT financial editor, discusses the surprise development with US banking editor Ben McLannahan, UK banking editor Martin Arnold, and Sam Theodore of credit rating agency Scope Ratings. Music by Kevin MacLeod

 

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Goldman Sachs’s move into retail banking, the usefulness or otherwise of ‘coco’ bonds and why British banks aren’t doing as well as their European continental rivals.

 

The longer I suffer the commute, the more likely I will stop asking if it is mad to cycle, says Lucy Kellaway.

 

In the first episode of a four part series on sovereign bankruptcy, the FT’s Robin Wigglesworth looks at how and when countries fall into distress, and examines whether Italy’s debts are sustainable.