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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.

    We answer a listener question about population growth

    We answer a listener question about population growth

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/2d52df0d-ba41-45e3-9a0f-bb72a22f7d7c


    The rising cost of fuel is threatening airlines’ recovery from the pandemic. Plus, a listener asked us if economic growth is tied to population growth. The FT’s statistical journalist, Federica Cocco, has been exploring this very question and says the answer is more complex than it may seem. 


    Fuel price spike threatens airlines’ recovery from pandemic
    https://www.ft.com/content/cb53e204-362d-4dd1-b84d-9e697b92e692


    Do you have a financial or economic question you want us to answer? Email Marc at marc.filippino@ft.com. 


    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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    • 10 min
    S&P stink bomb, LinkedIn loves Ted Lasso

    S&P stink bomb, LinkedIn loves Ted Lasso

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/50168b7b-c72d-4443-965f-4a26d79f6a40


    Fumio Kishida talks to the FT in his first interview as Japan’s new prime minister, an academic paper suggests that entry into the S&P 500 could be influenced by whether companies buy other services from the index’s parent company S&P Global. Plus, the FT’s Pilita Clark explains that Ted Lasso has been a surprise hit on the networking site LinkedIn because of the leadership lessons in the comedy series.


    Prime minister Fumio Kishida pledges to steer Japan away from Abenomics
    https://www.ft.com/content/ffa6754f-3c12-4729-921d-aa2acc5e96ee


    Entry into S&P 500 could be influenced by ratings sales, research suggests
    https://www.ft.com/content/bf66d606-b2a2-4f79-a93e-908e7bb9425a


    Ted Lasso’s leadership lessons
    https://www.ft.com/content/238bca26-c48e-4d36-b00a-6e30eee28250


    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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    • 10 min
    Women still battle for start-up finance

    Women still battle for start-up finance

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/d8781394-95a8-4411-9f19-69ddbb7e3200


    UK ministers trying to fund the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda are looking to relax rules shielding tens of millions of retirement savers from high charges, Latin American tech start-ups are attracting more investment than south-east Asia. Plus, the FT’s business columnist, Helen Thomas, explains why women entrepreneurs are locked out of venture capital circles that are dominated by men.  


    Pension savers face risk of higher fees as Sunak seeks billions for ‘levelling up’
    https://www.ft.com/content/a8cad0f1-fd85-40ed-aa19-e71728f10825


    How Latin America became tech’s next big frontier - with Michael Stott 
    https://www.ft.com/content/5440b1cf-3523-4a4d-96bc-07a2c2132069


    Start-up finance is a closed shop for women - with Helen Thomas 
    https://www.ft.com/content/60caa57e-d40d-4d6f-974a-1d14a3798d27


    China/inflation: soy sauce price rise serves up global warning
    https://www.ft.com/content/9f8f6fea-467e-4bd8-aad2-77baf831dbdd


    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
    US solar project gives clean energy proponents a beacon of hope

    US solar project gives clean energy proponents a beacon of hope

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/9a0a8048-a6e1-4557-8b0a-37fb5bf67e84


    The global economy is entering a phase of inflationary risk, the IMF warned on Tuesday, as it called on central banks to be “very, very vigilant” and take early action to tighten monetary policy should price pressures prove persistent; resurgent consumer demand in the US is feeding hopes of a strong holiday shopping season but that demand is further straining supply chains and many large retailers are stocking up on merchandise much earlier than usual; and a huge solar array on Colorado’s southern High Plains will officially launch this week, giving green energy proponents a new beacon for their cause.


    IMF warns of need to be ‘very, very vigilant’ over rising inflation risks - with Colby Smith 
    https://www.ft.com/content/f73d584f-fb2a-4a2f-ab8a-fa759031fa59


    Georgieva keeps job but close decision leaves cloud over IMF - with Colby Smith 
    https://www.ft.com/content/f0db92e6-38f4-44e6-ba54-831b8b526dcf


    US Christmas retail crush comes early as supply chains buckle - with Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson 
    https://www.ft.com/content/600b73e9-df2b-4748-8201-6ae8bb1213bf


    Solar-powered steel mill blazes trail for green energy transition - with Derek Brower 
    https://www.ft.com/content/f6693948-2c3d-4508-96cf-c374ef0fa6ad


    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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    • 9 min
    How Elon Musk’s new rocket could transform the space race

    How Elon Musk’s new rocket could transform the space race

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/ee0421e8-e101-4b0b-811e-0125c6be2449


    Henry Kravis and George Roberts stepped down from KKR on Monday after nearly half a century in charge of one of the most formidable financial enterprises that Wall Street has ever known, the price of US crude oil hit a fresh seven-year high on Monday on fears that fuel demand was recovering faster from last year’s economic slowdown than producers could bring supply to the market, and Elon Musk hopes that Space X’s Starship will help take humans to Mars while rivals fear it will dominate US deep space exploration.


    US oil benchmark hits another seven-year high amid supply fears
    https://www.ft.com/content/fbd93abc-beae-49b1-a9dc-b648aaccdb55


    Henry Kravis and George Roberts step down as KKR chiefs - with Antoine Gara
    https://www.ft.com/content/242ff7f2-4f31-4fc1-9f73-fe5db25260a1


    SpaceX: how Elon Musk’s new rocket could transform the space race - with Richard Waters 
    https://www.ft.com/content/25e2292b-a910-41c8-9c55-09096895f673


    Three economists share Nobel Prize for pioneering ‘natural experiments’
    https://www.ft.com/content/529519b0-d799-4217-9aa6-975db28ab478


    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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    • 9 min
    IMF leadership scandal clouds annual meetings

    IMF leadership scandal clouds annual meetings

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/4ce62a29-5401-4fa1-8af4-20e892e50fe8


    Divisions between the US and Europe over whether Kristalina Georgieva should remain in her post as IMF chief are set to overshadow the fund’s flagship annual meetings this week, and the Chinese company BYD is one of the world’s biggest electric vehicles battery makers and also makes its own EVs which it hopes to market globally; and our Science Editor, Clive Cookson, talks about new research into personalised treatments for depression using electrical brain implants, or neural electronics, that also could be used for other conditions.


    Divisions over Georgieva’s fate to overshadow IMF annual meeting - with Colby Smith 
    https://www.ft.com/content/a0cfb7d5-ad32-4aa1-9e08-952accde5b44


    Battery technology gives China an opening in electric vehicles - with Henry Sanderson 
    https://www.ft.com/content/fcbc860b-51cd-40d8-b65f-db97ce9adc57


    Electrical brain implants: a new way to treat depression? - with Clive Cookson 
    https://www.ft.com/content/b255322b-eb91-4898-aa79-e29d51794b73


    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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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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Sweet spot for daily finance and economic news

I listen to this daily. Informative of the most important happenings and does not take up too much time.

HumphreyG ,

Really enjoy this but...

I would like the FT to do both a longer form version and still keep the current short version. A longer one which would cover more stories, not the same stories in more detail.

I find the current one almost too short but it is useful. It doesnt even the last the duration of my train journey and its not a long journey.

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