The UK government is poised to return Lloyds Banking Group to the private sector at a profit, in a watershed moment for the banking sector. Patrick Jenkins talks about the outlook for the high street lender with Martin Arnold, the FT’s banking editor, and Sir Win Bischoff, former Lloyds Bank chairman.
Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the return of Lloyds to the private sector, the decision by Singapore’s GIC to cut its stake in UBS and consolidation and competition in the US money transfer market. With special guests Sir Win Bischoff, former Lloyds chairman, and Western Union’s Elizabeth Chambers.
The run-up to Friday’s polls has resounded with arguments over inequality and corruption in the deeply divided Islamic Republic, says Najmeh Bozorgmehr. And there is more at stake than who is to be president. The incumbent Hassan Rouhani or his hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi could become the next supreme leader, says Najmeh
In the 1950s, Romania was one of the pioneering countries developing computers. Programming skills still run deep and this is what inspired Florin Talpes to start Bitdefender, a cyber security company. But is Bitdefender an exception or simply the first sign of a growing tech ecosystem in the country?
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