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A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning.
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A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning.
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    The race to reinvent the space station

    The race to reinvent the space station

    Opec+ is planning to cut oil production, and Tories are in Birmingham for their annual party conference while demonstrations against the cost of living crisis spread across the UK. Plus the FT’s Peggy Hollinger tells us what the US space agency Nasa is planning to do once the International Space Station is decommissioned. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Kwarteng prepares to defend tax cuts as Tory rebellion mounts
    Liz Truss admit mistakes but sticks to controversial tax cuts plan 
    The race to reinvent the space station 
    Lula frontrunner as Brazil votes in bitter presidential election
    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. 
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com

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    • 8 min
    FT Weekend: Jamaica Kincaid and Enuma Okoro on writing

    FT Weekend: Jamaica Kincaid and Enuma Okoro on writing

    Writer Jamaica Kincaid is one of the best known writers on race and colonialism in the US. Her writing is biting and fearless, and she’s been a keen observer of her native Antigua and the US since publishing her first essay in 1973. This week she joins Lilah together with the FT’s Enuma Okoro in a recording made at the recent FT Weekend Festival in London. Then we share some conversations we had in person with listeners during the festival.
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    Links and mentions from the episode:
    – Full recording of the conversation with Jamaica and Enuma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOB10hGIhwM&t=2s
    -Jamaica’s classic book A Small Place about Antigua: https://tinyurl.com/mshm32ha
    -A great recent essay by Jamaica Kincaid on gardening: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/09/07/the-disturbances-of-the-garden
    -Enuma’s essay on pleasure: https://tinyurl.com/59eda3vm
    -And another on how our spaces shape us: https://tinyurl.com/ycxt2uv4
     
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    Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com

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    • 27 min
    The next phase of Putin’s invasion

    The next phase of Putin’s invasion

    Russia plans to annex four regions of Ukraine today, turmoil in UK markets is spilling over on to global bond markets, and Germany announced a €200bn aid package to lower energy prices. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Russia to annex four Ukrainian regions
    Global stocks and bond prices fall after gains in previous session
    Germany deploys ‘economic clout’ with €200bn energy aid package
    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. 
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com

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    • 10 min
    Brazil's high-stakes election

    Brazil's high-stakes election

    The UK's tax cutting plan is a political liability, the EU announced another round of Russian sanctions, and Brazil is days away from a monumental presidential election. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Tory MPs question Kwasi Kwarteng’s future as market turmoil continues
    Brazil’s election and the search for an economic revival
    Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters reject bad news from Brazil election polls
    ‘It cannot be the madness that it is today’: what’s next for Petrobras?
    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. 
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com


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    • 9 min
    The global backlash to UK tax cuts

    The global backlash to UK tax cuts

    The IMF is criticising the UK’s tax cut plan, the US is pressing EU countries to speed up and increase the financial support for Ukraine, and the head of crypto lender Celsius Network resigned on Tuesday. Plus, officials in Europe say suspicious leaks on two Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea are likely the result of sabotage. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    IMF urges UK to ‘revaluate’ tax cuts in biting attack on fiscal plan
    US presses EU to speed up financial aid to Ukraine
    Denmark, Germany and Poland warn of sabotage after Nord Stream leaks
    Mashinsky resigns as head of Celsius Network
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    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. 
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com

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    • 9 min
    Italy’s new far-right government

    Italy’s new far-right government

    China’s economic output will lag behind the rest of Asia for the first time since 1990, according to new World Bank forecasts, the Bank of England failed to reassure markets as the pound continued tumbling and the US is trying to boost access to uncensored internet in Iran. Plus, the FT’s Amy Kazmin explains why Italy chose a far-right government to lead the country in Sunday’s snap election 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    China growth falls behind rest of Asia for first time since 1990
    Giorgia Meloni’s rightwing bloc storms to Italian election victory
    Elon Musk offers Iranians uncensored internet access
    Bank of England and Treasury seek to steady sterling after heavy falls
    FT.com/briefingsale 
    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music.
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com

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    • 10 min

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