Daily Archives: December 23, 2016

Prince wrote his song about partying in the face of nuclear threat during the cold war but it gets heavy rotation to this day


It was a familiar story: a small town, a big factory, overseas owners and job cuts, another tear in the social fabric of an English community. Except that in Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, the ending has been rewritten. Andrew Bounds, the FT’s north of England correspondent, tells the story.


Izabella Kaminska and a panel of trading and markets experts analyse the film which launched thousands of trading careers and made frozen orange juice futures a household name, the 1983 classic Trading Places.

Music credit: “The Marriage of Figaro”, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Published by Musopen, 2012.