Daily Archives: June 1, 2017

News that Goldman Sachs had bought almost $3bn worth of Venezuelan bonds sparked outrage this week and prompted Venezuelan opposition leaders to accuse the US bank of handing the country’s autocratic government a financial lifeline even as many of its people go hungry. Jonathan Wheatley discusses the controversy with Gideon Long, FT Andes correspondent, and Robin Wigglesworth, US markets editor.

 

Germany’s Angela Merkel says Europe can no longer count on the US as a reliable partner, reflecting a widening rift with US president Donald Trump. Gideon Rachman discusses this deterioration in relations with FT Berlin correspondent Guy Chazan and Geoff Dyer, former Washington correspondent.

 

The tables are turning on Ikea and the fashion for Skandi tat, says Lucy Kellaway. Image credit: Chris Tosic

 

Derek Halpenny from MUFG joins Michael Hunter to assess the outlook for the pound in the final run-up to the UK election, and also takes a look at the political risk faced by a resurgent euro

 

It’s the story that dominated the world’s premier film festival: we discuss how Netflix is reshaping the future of cinema. Plus: the writer Reni Eddo-Lodge on her new book ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’.

 

In this week’s FT Money show, presenter Claer Barrett is joined by BBC Money Box presenter Paul Lewis and guests to discuss the recent chaos for British Airways passengers, the impact of redundancy on family finances and why the Isa should be scrapped.