Monthly Archives: April 2017

Diesel was once seen as a pragmatic way to save the planet because of its fuel efficiency. Then came the Volkswagen emissions scandal. Now diesel, a leading cause of nitrogen dioxide pollution, is becoming known as a silent killer. Andrew Ward discusses how car makers and governments are reacting to the problem with the FT’s Peter Campbell and Pilita Clark.

 

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss how Deutsche Bank broke the Volcker rule, Credit Suisse’s first quarter earnings, a new banking lobby group in the UK and the attempt by UnionPay, China’s domestic credit card, to penetrate international markets.

 

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has thrown the country’s 3m EU citizens into a legal limbo. Many long-term residents are applying for permanent residency, but unforeseen bureaucratic hurdles are making the process difficult, if not impossible. John Murray Brown reports. Researched and produced by Zosia Wasik

 

Good intentions led to a tour de force of clangers, says Lucy Kellaway. Picture credit: Chris Tosic

 

Sue Norris explores how a B-side by a little known American singer, Gloria Jones became a cult hit on the 1970s English northern soul scene, before being turned into one of the most recognizable pop songs of all time by Soft Cell. Credits: Universal Music TV, Universal Music Enterprises, Parlophone UK, Interscope Records, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Tacca Musique

 

With George Parker, Miranda Green, Jim Pickard and Henry Mance of the Financial Times, plus pollster Matt Singh. Presented by Sebastian Payne.

 

As France prepares for Sunday’s first round of voting in its presidential election, any two of the four leading candidates could still reach the run-off, and an apparent attack in Paris on Thursday has brought terrorism back to the top of the agenda in a campaign already shaped by questions of security and identity. Harriet Agnew talks to the FT’s Anne-Sylvaine Chassany and Michael Stothard about a remarkable campaign that has upended French politics and will have wide ramifications for France and beyond.

 

Economist Anne Case joins Cardiff Garcia to talk about her trilogy of research papers that revealed the stunning reversal of mortality trends among certain groups of Americans. The two also discuss the methodology used in the papers and her comprehensive theory behind the causes of these trends.

 

Theresa May’s snap election caused a surge in the pound and had investors purring at the idea that a smooth Brexit is coming. Roger Hallam of JP Morgan Asset Management tells Roger Blitz whether he thinks the market’s optimism is justified and looks at the euro’s prospects after Sunday’s first round in the French presidential election

 

Expensive ‘holistic’ leadership programmes do not solve anything, says Lucy Kellaway