Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the launch of the first new clearing bank in the UK in 200 years, Deutsche Bank pay and the friction in the US between Trump’s protectionist policies and banks’ desire to employ staff in Asia. With special guest Nick Odgen, executive chairman of Clear Bank.
Nick Ogden, the entrepreneur behind the online payment platform Worldpay has launched the UK’s first new clearing bank in 200 years. He tells the FT’s Patrick Jenkins and Emma Dunkley how Clear Bank came about. Music by Kevin MacLeod
Europeans are worried about a new mood of trade protectionism in the US. What are the implications for world trade and how will Europe respond? John Murray Brown discusses the issue with Shawn Donnan, the FT’s world trade editor, and Stefan Wagstyl, Berlin bureau chief. Music by David Sappa. Picture credit: Bloomberg
Itchy investors are saying goodbye and good riddance to February in the forex market. Kathleen Brooks of City Index tells Roger Blitz that there is much more to look forward to in March, but for the moment, dollar uncertainty is the dominant theme, followed by rising European political risk and a more measured view of Brexit
Martin Schulz, the new face of Germany’s Social Democratic Party, has surged in the polls to become a surprise challenger to chancellor Angela Merkel in September’s elections. Gideon Rachman discusses what this could mean for Germany with the FT’s Stefan Wagstyl and Guy Chazan in Berlin.
The unexplained death of Kim Jong Nam, a member of North Korea’s ruling family, in Kuala Lumpur has caused a diplomatic rupture between Malaysia and North Korea. James Kynge asks Bryan Harris, FT correspondent in Seoul, what we know about the apparent murder and its likely repercussions.
Men in crisis? What crisis? Plus, the food world’s social media star and author of the fastest selling debut cookbook ever on why vegetables are cool – and why she hates to be called the ‘queen of clean-eating’
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