Monthly Archives: February 2017

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

 

The Japanese hit has been renamed and redefined by western artists from the Gipsy Kings to Snoop Dogg. Credits: JB Production, K-Tel, New Jersey, 2012 Carinco Neue Medien AG

 

With the FT’s George Parker, Jim Pickard, Andy Bounds and Miranda Green. Presented by Jonathan Derbyshire.

 

Economist Sebastian Edwards joins Cardiff Garcia to discuss the modern emergence of populism, and how his research of populist economics can be applied to Donald Trump’s economic agenda.

 

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’