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  • Anbang bid for Portugal's Novo Banco collapses Sep 01, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • A bid by China’s Anbang Insurance to buy Novo Banco has collapsed, leaving the future of Portugal's biggest retail bank up in the air. Patrick Jenkins, the FT's financial editor, discusses the implications with Martin Arnold, FT banking editor, and Laura Noonan, investment banking correspondent.
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  • Russia's new data privacy rules Aug 31, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Hundreds of thousands of companies operating in Russia have been thrown into confusion by new data privacy rules that will help Moscow expand surveillance of its citizens. Kathrin Hille, Moscow Bureau chief for the Financial Times, spoke to some of them.
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  • S Africa bank chief rules out defence of the rand Aug 28, 2015 - 2:37 pm
  • S Africa bank chief rules out defence of the rand

    South Africa’s rand hit all time lows against the dollar this week as currency turmoil swept across emerging markets. Andrew England, the FT's Southern Africa bureau chief, spoke to Lesetja Kganyago, the central bank governor, about how he viewed the current market volatility.
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  • Best of the FT podcasts - China, Corbynmania and how an email saved Apple billions Aug 28, 2015
  • Tom Burgis takes a tour of the FT's podcasts and videos in a week when events in China shook the world, Corbynmania made headlines and a single email from Apple's chief executive saved his company $80bn.
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  • Scandal rocks Malaysia's ruling party Aug 27, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • A political crisis has erupted in Malaysia involving questions about how nearly $700m made its way into the prime minister’s personal bank account and the mismanagement of the country’s sovereign development fund. Ben Bland talks to David Pilling, the FT’s Asia editor, about the scandal.
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  • China's impact on the wider global economy Aug 26, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Concerns about the Chinese economy and the country’s stock market gyrations have shown little sign of abating this week. Martin Sandbu asks the FT's economics editor Chris Giles, and US economics editor, Sam Fleming what impact this is likely to have on the wider global economy.
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  • Tim Cook helps end Apple stock slide Aug 25, 2015 - 5:46 pm
  • An email from Tim Cook to 'Mad Money' television host Jim Cramer helped calm investors and save Apple nearly 80 billion dollars in its market value this week after global markets fell in reaction to turmoil in China. Ravi Mattu talks to Tim Bradshaw about the highly unusual move by the Apple CEO.
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  • Jeremy Corbyn on banks, Nato and the rise of the left Aug 24, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Jeremy Corbyn, the surprise front runner in the UK opposition Labour party's leadership contest, speaks to Jim Pickard, the FT's chief political correspondent, about his views on the deficit, banks, media ownership and Nato.
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  • Best of the FT podcasts: Amazon, Buzzfeed and Ukraine Aug 21, 2015
  • Henry Mance looks the recent flare-up of fighting in Ukraine, the tribulations of white collar workers, the valuation of new media companies Buzzfeed and Vox, and talks to Sarah O'Connor, employment correspondent, about the way Amazon treats its employees.
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  • Pardons expose flaws in South Korea's chaebol system Aug 20, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • While some countries fret over banks that are too big to fail, South Korea is grappling with the concept of systemically important business executives. Simon Mundy tells Fiona Symon why a prominent business leader convicted of fraud was recently pardoned.
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  • European leaders convene emergency summit on Ukraine Aug 19, 2015 - 6:35 pm
  • Rising violence in eastern Ukraine has prompted the leaders of France, Germany and Ukraine to convene an emergency summit to try to halt the fighting; at the same time Kiev's talks with its creditors are at a critical point. Ben Hall discusses the twin crises with Neil Buckley and Elaine Moore.
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  • Amazon denies work hard, weep hard culture Aug 18, 2015 - 6:35 pm
  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon's chief executive, has been forced on the defensive over stinging allegations about the retail company's management style. Matthew Vincent talks to Hannah Kuchler, FT correspondent in San Francisco, about the allegations and the differences in work culture between Seattle and Silicon Valley.
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  • Iraqi prime minister cracks down on corruption Aug 17, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • Iraq’s prime minister has responded to a wave of street protests by launching a sweeping overhaul of government to tackle corruption and strengthen his own powers. Fiona Symon asks the FT’s Middle East correspondent Erika Soloman whether he can succeed where previous efforts have failed.
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  • Best of the FT podcasts: Google, China and migration Aug 14, 2015
  • Henry Mance reviews Google's transformation from a profitable search engine to a tech conglomerate, China's decision to devalue its currency and the abuse of migrants by British employers, and talks to Andrew Hill, management editor about the best business books of the year.
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  • China's mixed message on the renminbi Aug 12, 2015 - 5:46 pm
  • Is China's renminbi devaluation a move towards liberalisation or a desperate bid to halt the country's economic slowdown? Ben Hall discusses the move with James Kynge and Gabriel Wildau.
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  • Google reinvents itself as a conglomerate for the tech age Aug 11, 2015 - 6:17 pm
  • Google has announced a broad restructuring which sees the US technology company renamed Alphabet and puts its internet search business into a subsidiary company. Matthew Vincent asks Richard Waters why Google has decided to reinvent itself.
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  • Strategic tensions in the South China Sea Aug 11, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • China's island building in the South China Sea has led to friction with countries that share maritime borders around the sea and with the US which remains the dominant power in the region. James Kynge asks Charles Clover, FT correspondent in Beijing, how China has reacted to the criticism.
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  • Japan's lifetime employment system Aug 09, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Students who fail in the first round of recruitment after leaving education in Japan are excluded from the country's lifetime employment system and condemned to a precarious life of temporary contracts and part time work. Robin Harding, FT Tokyo correspondent, talks to one of them
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  • Best of the FT podcasts: All-male clubs, climate change, and jailing bankers Aug 08, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Henry Mance rounds up this week's news with a look at London's Garrick Club, Obama's plan to combat climate change, and the first banker to be jailed for rigging rates.
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  • The Canadian economy Aug 07, 2015 - 9:12 pm
  • In an excerpt from this week's episode of FT Alphachat, host Cardiff Garcia is joined by Alphaville colleague Matt Klein and FT reporter Anna Nicolaou to discuss Prime Minister Stephen Harper's call for an election as the country is threatened by recession.
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  • Saudi Arabia feels impact of low oil prices Aug 05, 2015 - 6:43 pm
  • Saudi Arabia is considering borrowing money on the local market in order to fund a growing budget deficit caused by the drop in oil prices and its expensive war in Yemen. Fiona Symon talks to Simeon Kerr, FT Gulf correspondent, about the kingdom's options.
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  • Can Barack Obama's climate plan succeed? Aug 05, 2015 - 5:51 pm
  • President Obama's plan to impose emissions cuts on the US power sector is opposed by political rivals and some industry. How significant is the plan and can it succeed? Orla Ryan puts the question to Pilita Clark, FT environment corresponent and Barney Jopson, Washington correspondent.
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  • Tom Hayes sentenced to 14 years for Libor rigging Aug 04, 2015 - 5:25 pm
  • Tom Hayes, a former star trader at UBS and Citigroup, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for conspiring to rig Libor, the first conviction in the global scandal over the manipulation of benchmark interest rates. Martin Arnold talks to Lindsay Fortado about the implications of the case.
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  • Best of the FT podcasts: Cyber security, Cameron's Pyrrhic victory, and annual appraisals Jul 31, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Henry Mance rounds up this week's news with a look at the fightback against hack attacks, why Britain's Conservative leader David Cameron should not be too complacent, and why annual appraisals at work may be on their way out.
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  • Cyber security threat shocks car industry Jul 30, 2015 - 12:49 pm
  • Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.4m vehicles last week amid fears the company's Jeep Cherokees could be compromised by hackers, sending shockwaves through the industry. Murad Ahmed asked Andy Sharman, the FT's motor industry correspondent how carmakers are dealing with the cyber security threat.
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  • Kurds caught up in Turkey's war on terror Jul 29, 2015 - 6:00 pm
  • Nato allies have welcomed Turkey's decision to step up its fight against Isis. But its decision to include Kurdish opponents as the target of its air attacks is causing some concern. Siona Jenkins discusses Turkey's strategy with Daniel Dombey and Alex Barker.
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  • The growing influence of China's renminbi Jul 29, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Ten years ago the Chinese government ended the renminbi's strict peg against the US dollar. Since then the currency has gained in stature in world trade, investment and as a reserve currency, reflecting China's growing international influence. James Kynge asks David Pavitt of HSBC and Jinny Yan of Standard Chartered what further changes are in store. Read more at ft.com/renminbi. Music: David Sappa
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  • China's stock market turmoil Jul 28, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • Chinese equities have been in turmoil, suffering one of their worst days on record this week. FT Banking editor Martin Arnold asks Gabriel Wildau, the FT's correspondent in Shanghai, how damaging this is for the country's banking system.
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  • Best of the FT podcasts: Corruption allegations, a regulator removed, and the danger of spreadsheets Jul 24, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Robert Shrimsley rounds up the best of the FT's week in audio and video, including a look at corruption allegations in Brazil, what the removal of a financial regulator says about changing political priorities in Britain, dangerous spreadsheets and the mysterious disappearance of ugly people.

    Plus, Michael Skapinker joins the show to explain why he thinks it no longer makes sense to own a car.
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  • Nigeria's pivotal moment Jul 23, 2015 - 4:53 pm
  • Much of the hope for Africa's progress in recent years has centred on Nigeria, with its emerging middle class and renaissance in business and the arts. Roula Khalaf asks William Wallis whether the country's new president can keep those hopes alive.
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  • Dilma Rousseff's precarious presidency Jul 22, 2015 - 5:41 pm
  • The Brazil president's second term in office has had a shaky start, with a barrage of corruption allegations fuelling discontent over the country's economic woes and even talk of impeachment. Fiona Symon asks Joe Leahy, FT Brazil bureau chief, how bad things look for Dilma Rousseff.
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  • UK financial watchdog tamed? Jul 21, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • The City of London is celebrating the departure of Martin Wheatley as head of the UK Financial Conduct Authority. Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, asks Caroline Binham, financial regulation correspondent, whether this ushers in a more lenient era for the banks.
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  • A testing time for spreadsheets Jul 21, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Error rates in spreadsheets are frighteningly high and small mistakes can have significant impacts. But is this enough to justify testing in spreadsheets along the lines of what software developers do for code? Lisa Pollack reports on this and more from the 16th annual conference of the European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group.
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  • Best of the FT podcasts: Marathon negotiations and a drug baron's escape Jul 17, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Were the two big deals resulting from this week's marathon diplomatic talks about Greece and Iran worth celebrating? Henry Mance reviews what the FT commentators said.

    Also in the highlights of the week: drug baron Joaquin Guzman's escape from a Mexican prison. And why hasn't the wealth management industry realised that in many of Britain's wealthiest households, women are the highest earners?
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  • Citizen journalism and the conflict in Syria Jul 15, 2015 - 5:16 pm
  • Eliot Higgins has become a leading authority on the conflict in Syria by monitoring social media sites to piece together what's happening on the ground. FT technology editor Ravi Mattu spoke to him about his groundbreaking citizen journalism.
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  • Outlook improves for Greece's banks Jul 14, 2015 - 7:12 pm
  • The outlook for Greece's banks has improved now that the government has reached an agreement with its creditors. Patrick Jenkins, the FT's financial editor, discusses what happens next, with FT investment banking correspondent Laura Noonan
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  • Iranians celebrate long-awaited nuclear deal Jul 14, 2015 - 6:35 pm
  • Iranians tell Najmeh Bozorgmehr, FT correspondent in Tehran, of their hopes for an improved economic outlook when sanctions are lifted
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  • Guzman escape leaves Mexico president in a hole Jul 13, 2015 - 6:50 pm
  • Jude Webber, FT correspondent in Mexico City, tells Fiona Symon why the escape of the country’s most famous fugitive, Joaquin Guzman, represents such a blow to the country's reforming president Enrique Peña Nieto.
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  • Best of the FT podcasts: money, magic and the minimum wage Jul 10, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Henry Mance scrolls through the week's news and offers his selection of the best of the FT podcasts. This week: money - Chinese investors are losing it, George Osborne is juggling it, Greece is running out of it and Microsoft's chief executive is too busy talking about ecosystems, DNA and magical things to even mention it.
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  • Murder mystery tarnishes India's ruling party Jul 09, 2015 - 5:57 pm
  • A decade-old corruption scandal in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has erupted on to the national political stage following the sudden death of a number of witnesses and an investigative journalist. Fiona Symon asks Victor Mallet, the FT's South Asia bureau chief, what's going on.
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  • George Osborne delivers radical UK Budget Jul 08, 2015 - 6:01 pm
  • Could plans to raise the UK living wage change the legacy of the Tories and chancellor George Osborne? FT's Michael Stott asks political commentator Janan Ganesh, and delves into the numbers behind the Summer Budget with economics correspondent Ferdinando Giugliano.
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  • Greek banks: What happens when the money runs out? Jul 07, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • How long can Greece's banks survive the current political turmoil? Patrick Jenkins, FT financial editor, discusses this question, and what happens when the money runs out, with Ronit Ghose, banks analyst at Citigroup and Martin Arnold, FT banking editor.
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  • Puerto Rico - America's Greece? Jul 03, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Puerto Rico has been called America's Greece, because of the ruinous scale - and nature - of its debt. Leaf Arbuthnot talks to the FT US Markets Editor Robin Wigglesworth about the problems facing the island.
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  • Working lives: how to sustain a career until 70 Jul 03, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • As the pension age increases, sustaining a career until 70 is set to become a pressing issue. Emma Jacobs asks Lynda Gratton of London Business School and Chris Ball of the Shaw Trust how this can be done.
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  • Best of the FT Podcasts: Terror, philanthropy and murky deals in Africa Jul 03, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Henry Mance scrolls through the week's news and offers his selection of the best of the FT podcasts. This week: a terror attack in Tunisia, Prince Alwaleed promises to give away his fortune, and an African scandal unfolds.
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  • Working lives: London's 'red carpet' curate Jul 02, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • Peterson Feital, minister to the creative industries for the Diocese of London, has been dubbed the “red carpet curate” for his appearance at glitzy premieres, He explains his mission to Emma Jacobs
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  • Why Rome's mayor is fighting to stay in office Jul 01, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Ignazio Marino, the Mayor of Rome, is fighting for his political life, as details emerge of an immense corruption scandal reaching right into the heart of the Eternal City. Does he deserve to be nudged out of office? Leaf Arbuthnot asks James Politi, FT Rome Bureau Chief, to explain.
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