Daily Archives: June 15, 2017

Bilal Hafeez of Nomura steers Roger Blitz through a turbulent forex week, which saw markets downplay the hawkish rate hike of the Federal Reserve, buy and sell the pound on a hung parliament, Brexit uncertainty and Bank of England dissent and get caught out by Canadian policymakers’ change of tune.

 

Ireland has a new prime minister who this week named his cabinet. Vincent Boland, the FT’s Dublin correspondent, discusses with John Murray Brown the significance of the appointment of Leo Varadkar, an openly gay politician who is the son of an Indian immigrant father and at 38 the youngest ever Irish leader.

 

The main difference between yes and no is that one is easy and the other hard, says Lucy Kellaway

 

FT Money Show presenter Claer Barrett and guests on the aftermath of the general election, profit warnings and why you may not be rich enough to hold a multi-currency bank account.

 

Finally, gay art and writing is getting the attention it deserves. We celebrate with novelist Philip Hensher and critic Jackie Wullschlager. Plus: Twitter’s favourite poet Patricia Lockwood remembers growing up in the American Midwest with her gun-toting Catholic ‘priestdaddy’.