Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

France’s presidential rivals took part in a bitter final debate this week that was richer in insults than policy discussions. FT Paris correspondents Harriet Agnew and Michael Stothard discuss the final days of the campaign ahead of Sunday’s poll.

 

Companies and countries that displease Beijing can find state-backed consumer campaigns marshalled against them. James Kynge, the FT’s emerging markets editor, asks south China correspondent Ben Bland how effective such sanctions are. You can read the full report on China’s ‘boycott diplomacy’ on www.ft.com/

 

Millennium Global’s Richard Benson talks to Roger Blitz about the forex developments of the week, including the pound’s resilience in the face of a furious Brexit brawl and the likely impact on the dollar and the euro if next month delivers both a US rate hike and ECB tapering signals

 

Alitalia, the Italian airline, has collapsed into administration, in a process likely to lead to its sale or liquidation. Andrew Parker discusses the collapse and its implications with James Politi, FT correspondent in Rome, and Jonathan Eley, deputy head of Lex.

 

FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests on the new IHT rules, the bank of mum and dad and how to get a free financial planning session.