Britain’s political parties are in disarray after last week’s vote to leave the European Union, and this has been accompanied by market turmoil and a steep slide in sterling. But what is the impact of all the uncertainty on companies around the world?
Matthew Vincent puts the question to the FT’s Companies editor Brooke Masters.
In an EU referendum special, Roger Blitz discusses the short and long-term consequences of the shock victory for the Leave camp with FX strategists Simon Derrick of BNY Mellon and Kit Juckes of Societe Generale. They also discuss where the pain will be felt the most.
During normal economic cycles, increasing credit hides an economy’s deeper problems, but when a financial crisis hits, all of that credit flips from shock absorber to shock multiplier. Professor of economics Alan Taylor explains his research. Then, FT journalists discuss some of the biggest shocks of 2016, including the change in perception at the Fed over what type of monetary policy would benefit the US economy. Visit FT.com/alphachat for show notes and links.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump showed signs of a shift in campaign strategy this week, firing his embattled campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and delivering a striking but carefully crafted speech attacking Hillary Clinton. The FT’s Courtney Weaver and Demetri Sevastopulo discuss whether the scripted candidate is here to stay and more.
The Tesla boss wants to create a trillion-dollar company by piecing together his different businesses to make a sustainable energy conglomerate, but Wall Street is not convinced. Ravi Mattu asks Richard Waters, the FT’s West Coast editor, and Ed Crooks, FT’s US energy editor, why.
Some people are so good at collecting air miles and hotel points that they live a life of luxury for a fraction of the cost, but how easy is this for the average person? FT Money deputy editorJames Pickford and guests also discuss the latest woes in the beleaguered annuities market, and whether or not retail investors should bother with private equity funds.
In the shadows of the Lava Jato probe into graft activity at state oil company Petrobras, prosecutors in Brazil are tackling another corruption investigation that could implicate dozens of Brazilian companies in allegations of tax evasion. All of those named or charged have denied wrongdoing or, in the case of distributor MMC Automotives, have declined to comment. The FT’s John Paul Rathbone talks to Samantha Pearson in Sao Paulo about the latest developments.
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