Iraq and Syria are coming apart, divided into warring factions that seem unable to reach an accommodation. Gideon Rachman talks to FT Middle East experts David Gardner and Erika Solomon about fading hopes for peace and what this means for the fight against Isis.
How will robots and advanced computer technology affect the role of managers in the workplace? Andrew Hill, the FT’s management editor, puts the question to Julia Kirby, co-author of ‘Only Humans Need Apply’, a book on the rise of automation, and Hamid Mughal, director of global manufacturing for Rolls-Royce, the engineering group.
The UK financial watchdog has found “systemic” failings in relation to financial crime at Deutsche Bank after a review of its UK unit last year. Patrick Jenkins, the FT’s financial editor, discusses the findings and how shareholders have reacted with James Shotter, the FT’s financial correspondent in Frankfurt. Music by Kevin MacLeod
Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss a gloomy set of European bank results, problems at Deutsche Bank after the UK financial watchdog found failings in relation to financial crime and China’s shadow banking sector.
John Stapleton co-founded a successful food business in the UK and then sold the business with the idea of setting up a similar venture in the US. As he tells Jonathan Moules, things didn’t quite go to plan.
Did Donald Trump pick up any votes with his foreign policy speech? Will Bernie Sanders drop out of the Democratic primary race? The FT’s Demetri Sevastopulo and Courtney Weaver discuss this and more in the first dispatch from the US campaign trail. Clips courtesy of Reuters.
Alan Rusbridger was a crusading editor of the newspaper, says John Gapper. But since he retired, questions over the cost of his tenure have grown and they are intensified by his return as the head of the trust that owns the liberal beacon
The coolification of Phil Collins is among pop’s most curious turnarounds. Richard Clayton explains what the song owes to gangsta rap, “gated reverb” – and a drumming gorilla. Credit: Rhino, Atlantic, Def Jam
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