Poland’s political divisions have spilled onto the European stage with a clash over Donald Tusk’s bid to be reappointed as president of the European Council. Neil Buckley, the FT’s Eastern Europe editor, asks Henry Foy, the former Warsaw correspondent and Duncan Robinson, Brussels correspondent, what is driving this row and how will it affect Poland’s standing in the EU in future.
Sue Norris on how Cissy Houston and Gladys Knight respectively transformed the sound, and meaning, of Jim Weatherly’s country number. Credits: X5 Music Group, Jim Weatherly, Carinco AG, Capitol Records LLC.
Cardiff Garcia talks to Alphaville’s Matt Klein and FT senior investment commentator John Authers about the consequences and lessons of a famous call to sell stocks. Then, MIT economist Andrew Lo talks to John about the adaptive markets hypothesis, the subject of his forthcoming book. Clip courtesy of NBC.
Not many, says Steven Barrow of Standard Bank. There may be some short-term upside for the euro, the pound and emerging market currencies, he tells Roger Blitz, but none of these are likely to stay supported as investors itch to revive the dollar rally.
Emmanuel Macron, the centrist front runner in France’s presidential race, fought off repeated personal attacks from political veterans during a three hour televised debate on Monday. Harriet Agnew asks Michael Stothard, FT Paris correspondent, who came out ahead.
Donald Trump’s protectionist rhetoric, tax plans and threatened wall have battered the peso but hopes for an economic bounceback have grown as Mexicans adjust to the volatility, says Jude Webber. Confidence is rising south of the border despite the storm unleashed by the White House, Jude says
Martin McGuinness, the Irish politician who died this week, had made the transition from IRA terrorist leader to respected peacemaker. Jimmy Burns interviewed him in 1990 when peace talks were going on in secret, and he tells the FT’s John Murray Brown what kind of man he encountered and what he thinks his legacy will be.
In our season finale, we discuss hoax stories and Facebook “filter bubbles”; Nigerian novelist Ayobami Adebayo explores love and childlessness; and the FT’s editor Lionel Barber has lunch with Jean-Claude Juncker.
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