Daily Archives: December 8, 2016

The power – and politics – of prize-giving, from Dylan’s Nobel to Beatty’s Booker; the writer and rapper Kate Tempest on what William Blake and Wu-Tang have in common; and a buffet with the man who jailed Iceland’s bankers.


Dr Natalie Roberts has spent several years on the front lines of conflict zones as an emergency doctor for Médecins Sans Frontières, providing medical care to critically injured and malnourished patients. She talks to the FT’s Maggie Fick about her time working for the humanitarian organisation in war-torn Yemen. To read more about MSF and the FT Seasonal Appeal visit FT.com/appeal.

Diary clips courtesy of MSF.


Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s president, embroiled in a corruption scandal, is facing an impeachment vote on Friday, while her so-called “shaman adviser” has been indicted on a host of charges. Meanwhile, the country’s top businessmen have been hauled before a parliamentary inquiry. Victor Mallet discusses the crisis and possible outcomes with Bryan Harris, FT correspondent in Seoul.


Investors who have done well out of Airbnb are being targeted by councils who see the site as a force shrinking the supply of rental properties. Presenter James Pickford and guests Madhu Murgia, David Stevenson and Vanessa Houlder also discuss investment opportunities arising from the US election and the difficulties of using offshore tax structures.


After the turbulence of 2016, Saxo Bank chief economist Steen Jacobsen dares to offer Roger Blitz his predictions for next year, including a stronger pound and yen, and a dollar that disappoints its bull advocates