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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.

    FT Weekend: How has lockdown changed us? Plus: a night on the Orient Express

    FT Weekend: How has lockdown changed us? Plus: a night on the Orient Express

    Introducing our new FT Weekend podcast. New episodes every Saturday. This is the last episode of the FT Weekend which will be published in this feed, so if you want to keep listening, subscribe now by searching ‘FT Weekend’ in your podcast app of choice.

    In our third episode, we explore the question of how we’ve changed. Host Lilah Raptopoulos talks to the writer Imogen West-Knights about the phenomenon of treat brain: how the pandemic spurred our desire to excessively indulge. Then, columnist Janan Ganesh describes why lockdown decidedly did not change him — and why he’s worried if it changed you. Plus: Maria Shollenbarger sweeps us away on the world’s most glamorous train.


    Links from the episode:

    —Imogen West-Knights describes Treat Brain: https://www.ft.com/content/3ed08931-80b0-43a0-9bba-6c4bcc1b3e70


    —Janan Ganesh on the lockdown epiphany that wasn’t: https://www.ft.com/content/bf7c501e-12a5-4737-b297-15eba91b26a0

    —Maria Shollenbarger aboard the Orient Express: https://www.ft.com/content/9f776436-8205-48cc-a879-7a053f388671


    —Lilah’s Instagram Live with Esther Perel: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CULKKCcJXdq/


    We want to hear from you! Follow us on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.
    What are you reading, watching, eating, doing, that is making you happy? We want your recommendations, and may use them in a future episode. Write us, or record and send us a voice note at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com.


    Sound design and mixing is by Breen Turner, with original music by Metaphor Music
     
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    • 28 min
    Germany’s unusually unpredictable election

    Germany’s unusually unpredictable election

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/74160c71-c5b0-435c-9c09-1c5e9572bb1c


    German voters head to the poll this weekend and the FT’s Berlin correspondent, Erika Solomon, previews this momentous election. Turkey’s central bank unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate on Thursday despite accelerating inflation that had already turned borrowing costs negative in real terms. A German foreign policy advisor lashed out at the US about the new Aukus security pact. And US Treasury prices dropped and yields rose on Thursday as traders reacted to the prospect of higher interest rates. 


    Government bond yields rise as investors look to rate rises - with Kate Duguid 
    https://www.ft.com/content/41481456-0bc1-4c54-8e54-05e2ab4042eb


    Turkey cuts interest rate to send lira tumbling as inflation soars - Ayla Jean Yackley 
    https://www.ft.com/content/ad0f061a-7494-4ff3-be30-c5e8436cfaa9


    Aukus security pact is ‘insult to a Nato partner’, says Merkel adviser
    https://www.ft.com/content/dfc4f860-c178-4c2a-a46c-c5f4e5595b1a


    Germany’s election: a new era of uncertain coalition politics - with Erika Solomon 
    https://www.ft.com/content/1fb608e3-1b57-4361-894e-7dc1d1a5abfd


    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.
     
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    • 8 min
    Federal Reserve eyes 2022 rate rise

    Federal Reserve eyes 2022 rate rise

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/a3b42914-2e0e-4246-bc45-1ea9b19b690b


    The Federal Reserve has given its strongest signal yet that it will start tapering its bond buying stimulus programme this year and more central bank officials see a first interest rate rise in 2022; Japan’s SoftBank has followed Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala in backing a new $2.5bn private equity fund set up by former US Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin just eight months after he left office; and the FT’s James Kynge explains that the unravelling of China’s Evergrande property developer shows deep flaws in the country’s growth strategy. 


    More Fed officials see first interest rate rise in 2022
    https://www.ft.com/content/719c11ec-fb24-40b3-a661-518aa3bc6028


    SoftBank backs Steven Mnuchin’s $2.5bn private equity fund
    https://www.ft.com/content/24da1d88-8e63-4868-849f-3e3ecff1c39a


    Valued at $41bn in 2020, the spectacular unravelling of the Chinese property group Evergrande exposes deep flaws in Beijing’s growth strategy
    https://www.ft.com/content/ea1b79bf-cbe3-41d9-91da-0a1ba692309f


    Rachman Review: Biden and the world 
    https://www.ft.com/rachman-review


    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 
     
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    • 10 min
    Gulf states caught between US and China

    Gulf states caught between US and China

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/bde35a2f-ae3f-4fc5-920f-a6bca45d9eb3


    Poland and Hungary could lose billions of euros in EU regional aid as the European Commission prepares to wield powers linking the funds to human rights standards in member states, and the ride-hailing group Uber says it is on course to report its first-ever profitable quarter, on an adjusted basis, after more than a decade of burning through billions of dollars in cash, and Gulf states are struggling to balance relations between Washington and Beijing. 


    Behind the Money, Inside ESG: is the $1.7tn wave of sustainable investing hope or hype?
    https://www.ft.com/behind-the-money


    Poland and Hungary face threat to EU regional aid over human rights concerns
    https://www.ft.com/content/3ca265c0-d1d1-4acf-bc9e-b208dab98293


    Uber on course to post first profitable quarter
    https://www.ft.com/content/ee8c9dfa-b59e-4415-b380-1cdf2f15976c


    ‘More of China, less of America’: how superpower fight is squeezing the Gulf
    https://www.ft.com/content/4f82b560-4744-4c53-bf4b-7a37d3afeb13


    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 
     
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    • 10 min
    Evergrande’s troubles loom over global markets

    Evergrande’s troubles loom over global markets

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/dd3aef66-5189-4b85-873a-e82c80be3c2d


    Global financial markets are jittery about the possible default of indebted Chinese property developer Evergrande but the FT’s markets editor Katie Martin explains why it is unlikely to be another Lehman Brothers; foreign investors, especially from China and Japan, have become major buyers of US Treasuries and could prop up the market if the Fed withdraws; and Coinbase backed down from launching a new lending product after US regulators threatened to sue. 


    Wall Street stocks sell off as Evergrande crisis intensifies
    https://www.ft.com/content/952923b7-f421-407e-b14a-ad2ff190a134


    Foreign investors help prop up Treasury market as Fed considers retreat 
    https://www.ft.com/content/47551bfb-8ca3-4e73-b34b-0ad19905ae15


    Shell agrees $9.5bn sale of Permian Basin oil business to ConocoPhillips
    https://www.ft.com/content/33e48318-91ab-47e4-88f3-72986b0a85f6


    Coinbase abandons lending product after SEC pushback
    https://www.ft.com/content/bd09f8bf-e65b-4870-affe-55b5346af3e1


    Rusal strikes deal to supply Budweiser with ultra low-carbon cans
    https://www.ft.com/content/ff76ebe5-ca61-417c-b191-1a2c152a935e


    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.
     
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    • 9 min
    China’s digital dictatorship

    China’s digital dictatorship

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/efcae358-e439-4135-9600-55b23dcd7dc8


    Australia’s nuclear submarine deal with the US and UK is set to provide a political boost for Scott Morrison’s conservative government, and UK business and energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is due to meet energy suppliers on Monday amid fears that dozens of companies could go bust in the coming weeks due to record high gas and electricity prices, and Beijing has pushed through reams of regulations and policies designed to shore up China’s data security, reinforcing the control it exercises over huge volumes of data used in governing the country, boosting the economy and ordering people’s lives.


    Australia and France intensify war of words over cancelled submarine deal
    https://www.ft.com/content/55173c4e-79a4-4a65-8294-3fc666026a0b


    Morrison’s submarine deal drives wedge between Australian opposition
    https://www.ft.com/content/e7e40eae-0011-4d0a-8a59-b5d5625c7389


    UK energy groups ask for government ‘bad bank’ to weather gas crisis - with David Sheppard 
    https://www.ft.com/content/684e4ef1-87a9-4bdf-96f4-956df4e0a1e2


    China and Big Tech: Xi’s blueprint for a digital dictatorship - with James Kynge 
    https://www.ft.com/content/9ef38be2-9b4d-49a4-a812-97ad6d70ea6f


    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 
     
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