Daily Archives: December 20, 2016

Since the Tahrir Square popular revolt of 2011 control has only tightened over civil society and the social and economic problems have worsened, says FT deputy editor Roula Khalaf. But President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi believes he can save his country from catastrophe


A terror attack on a Christmas market in Berlin has shocked Germany and seems likely to add to pressure on Angela Merkel, the chancellor, over her decision to welcome so many refugees from the Middle East. The FT’s Guy Chazan reports from Berlin.


LLoyds Bank has struck a £1.9bn deal to buy credit card company MBNA from a subsidiary of Bank of America, in its first acquisition since a taxpayer-funded rescue more than seven years ago. Patrick Jenkins asks Martin Arnold, FT banking editor, what the deal means for the UK bank. Music by Kevin MacLeod


Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Lloyds Bank’s first acquisition since it was rescued by the UK taxpayer over seven years ago, the Goldman Sachs-backed payments app Circle, and predictions for 2017, With special guest Jeremy Allaire, chief executive of Circle.