Daily Archives: November 30, 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.

http://media.acast.com/ft-news/couldsundaysreferendumshakeitalysstability-/media.mp3

 

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.