Geoffrey Yu of UBS Wealth Management puts this week’s record low for the offshore version on China’s currency into context, and tells Michael Hunter what the market will be looking at for the renminbi towards the end of 2016.


The rise of Iceland’s Pirates party is a striking example of the anti-establishment mood that has swept western countries since the financial crisis. Founded by a ragtag bunch of internet activists, the party is hoping for victory in Saturday’s parliamentary elections. Orla Ryan asks Richard Milne, the FT’s Nordics correspondent, what they stand for.


Presenter Claer Barrett and guests discuss the trend for investment trusts to venture into esoteric asset classes as they reinvent themselves, as well as Daniel Godfrey’s launch of The People’s Trust, a new, crowdfunded version of the traditional vehicle that promises accountability and transparent fees.


Wallonia, a Belgian region, has rejected the proposed Ceta trade deal with Canada, all but torpedoing the agreement for good. What does this mean for the EU’s trade liberalisation agenda, transatlantic trade and the UK’s Brexit negotiations? The FT’s world news editor Ben Hall speaks with Brussels bureau chief Alex Barker and our diplomatic correspondent, Arthur Beesley.


There are fresh doubts about ChemChina’s proposed acquisition of Syngenta – amid increasing signs that the west is stiffening
its opposition to Chinese takeovers of US and European companies. Andrew Parker discusses what’s behind these doubts with the FT’s Arash Massoudi and James Kynge.


The FT’s Robert Wright discusses the UK government’s controversial decision to back a new runway at London’s overcrowded Heathrow airport.


In a new podcast from the Financial Times hear John Thornhill and correspondents around the globe in conversation with scientists, entrepreneurs and academics as they examine the way technology is changing the way we live, work and even the way we think. FT Tech Tonic starts on Wednesday November 2.


Italy’s Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, one of Europe’s most troubled lenders, has announced a new restructuring plan. Martin Arnold is joined by the FT’s Christopher Thompson and Filippo Alloatti of Hermes Investment Management to discuss whether the turnround plan can work. Music: Kevin MacLeod


Martin Arnold and guests discuss the latest turnround plan announced by Italy’s Monte dei Paschi, western investment banks’ struggle to make money in Asia and the impact of low interest rates on US retail banks, with special guests Filippo Alloatti of Hermes Investment Management and Mike Mayo, banking analyst at CLSA.


Time spent waiting is an opportunity to catch up with emails, reading and phone calls, says Lucy Kellaway