Monthly Archives: November 2016

Will Fidel Castro’s influence over Cuba outlast his death, and will the Trump presidency reverse the detente with the US begun by Barack Obama? Gideon Rachman puts these questions to John Paul Rathbone, the FT’s Latin America editor, and Geoff Dyer, Washington correspondent.

 

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the outlook for Italian banks ahead of Sunday’s referendum, UK stress tests and why RBS failed, and a new mood of co-operation between US banks and fintech companies. With special guests James Sym, fund manager at Schroders, and Zach Perret, CEO of US fintech company Plaid.

 

Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi has vowed to step down if, as polls suggest, he loses Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reform. Some fear this could hit the economy and banking sector hard. John Murray Brown discusses the likely repercussions with Tony Barber, the FT’s Europe editor, and James Politi, Rome bureau chief.

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John Thornhill talks to author and historian Yuval Noah Harari about his vision of a future when humans are no longer the smartest algorithm on the planet.

 

Earlier this month, Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, declared 86 per cent of the country’s bank notes invalid in a measure aimed at curbing the country’s black market. But the immediate effect was to slam the brakes on the economy. Jonathan Wheatley discusses the longer term consequences with Kiran Stacey, FT correspondent in New Delhi.

 

The ‘India stack’, the digitising of identities and bank accounts, will help people out of poverty, say these two tech billionaires. FT reporter David Keohane caught up with them both in Mumbai.

 

Mix cloud, a music streaming service, got off the ground and achieved profitability without any external funding – something highly impressive and unusual in the world of tech start-ups. Nikhil Shah tells Jonathan Moules the story.

 

It’s been the theme tune for the BBC’s review series ‘Film’ since 1971, but Nina Simone’s cover turned it into a civil rights anthem.

Credits: Universal, Eagle Records, Rhino Atlantic, Decca

 

Tom Burgis looks at the case of Thomas Mair, a white supremacist who on November 23 was given a whole life sentence for the murder of his local Labour MP Jo Cox. What drove the loner from Birstall in West Yorkshire to strike just days before the EU referendum?

 

There have been encouraging signs recently that tech companies are expanding their operations in London, despite Brexit. Chris Nuttall discusses whether the trend can last with Madhumita Murgia, the FT’s European technology correspondent, and Judith Evans, property correspondent.