Car sales in the US are set to hit a record high this year, helped by the post-recession resurgence of the sport utility vehicle. As President Barack Obama prepares to visit Paris next week for the UN climate change conference, host Shannon Bond asks FT journalists Ed Luce and Robert Wright what the SUV boom means for the government’s efforts to steer Americans toward more fuel-efficient vehicles. Then, the FT’s Robin Wigglesworth and Matt Klein examine how a $2bn IMF-led bailout program is helping to right the Jamaican economy, and Shannon previews the latest episode of Alphachatterbox. Music: “Plain Loafer” by Kevin MacLeod.


The conservative commentator and National Review executive editor sits down with host Cardiff Garcia in the FT’s New York studio to discuss Mr Salam’s data-driven take on modern conservative economic policy, his latest work and a host of other economic topics. Music: “Dawn” by Ryan Little.


The FT’s Michael Stott, Chris Giles and Janan Ganesh discuss UK chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement, focusing on proposed welfare cuts, tax increases and the policy reversal on tax credits.


George Osborne, UK chancellor, has backed away from controversial cuts to tax credits for the poor as he sought to soften the blow from the deepest public spending cuts for a generation. Matthew Garrahan spoke to George Parker, the FT’s chief political correspondent, about the climbdown.


France has been courting US and Russian support for a war on Isis in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. But while Russia and Turkey, a Nato member, claim to be fighting the same foe, they themselves saw armed combat this week when Turkey shot down a Russian jet on its border with Syria. Mark Vandevelde asks Gideon Rachman and Geoff Dyer whether world powers are capable of making common cause against Isis.


FT Money editor Claer Barrett debates the Autumn Statement’s property shock with tax experts


The inside story of the measures being taken by Fifa to survive amid US and Swiss corruption probes. The investigations continue as the body’s revenues are hit by scandal and new partners shy away. With many of those hoping to replace Sepp Blatter as president still in denial about the need for change, Malcolm Moore explains how football’s governing body is dealing with this existential threat.


One problem of getting older is that your self-knowledge goes up but so does your complacency, says Lucy Kellaway


Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss new trading capital rules and Spanish bank BBVA’s entry into the UK market, and Ben McLannahan interviews the head of the US investment banking arm of the Japanese lender MUFG about its expansion plans in the US.


The Brompton folding bike has grown into a global brand sold in 43 counties. During the recent downturn, it raised its prices by over 65 per cent without putting a dent in sales. Finance director Lorne Vary tells Jonathan Moules why having a bold pricing strategy makes sense.