Hasan Rouhani is seeking re-election as Iran’s president next month. He remains popular for reaching a nuclear deal with the west, but the poor state of the economy could count against him, Najmeh Bozorgmehr, FT correspondent in Tehran, tells Andrew England.
FT Money Show presenter Hugo Greenhalgh and guests on whether the pensions triple lock will last past the election, how cashing in your pension could affect your ability to borrow and investing in minibonds.
Polls predict an easy victory for Emmanuel Macron in the second round of France’s presidential elections, but a lot can happen in the final two weeks of campaigning. Gideon Rachman discusses the independent centrist and his prospects with the FT’s Tony Barber and Michael Stothard
Stripe’s John Collison speaks to the FT’s Leslie Hook about what he and his co-founder brother have planned for the $9bn online payments company, why Silicon Valley is still their preferred place to have their headquarters and what it is like to be one of the Valley’s youngest billionaire entrepreneurs.
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
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
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