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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.

    Wednesday, February 26

    Wednesday, February 26

    A fresh wave of selling pressure rippled across global markets on Tuesday as public health officials warned Americans to prepare for the spread of the coronavirus, Bob Iger has stepped down as chief executive of Walt Disney a year after extending his contract, and Virgin Galactic shares fall after the space tourism company reports that losses widened in the fourth quarter. Plus, there has been a wave of leadership change at European banks in the past few months. The FT’s David Crow explains why the lenders are scrambling to find a new generation of chief executives.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 12 min
    Tuesday, February 25

    Tuesday, February 25

    Global stocks had their worst day in two years on Monday as new coronavirus cases outside China dashed hopes that the outbreak had been contained, US energy stocks are now underperforming the main US stock market index by the biggest margin since 1941, disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein was found guilty by a jury in New York of sex crimes including rape, and HP announced a $16bn buyback plan as it claims to be engaging with printer rival Xerox in deal talks. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 10 min
    Monday, February 24

    Monday, February 24

    Barclays is preparing to start a search for a new chief executive to replace Jes Staley, European buyout firm CVC Capital Partners is plotting an ambitious reshaping of one of the world’s most popular sports - rugby, and Italy has imposed a strict quarantine across at least 10 towns to contain the largest outbreak of coronavirus outside of Asia.  Plus, the FT’s Benjamin Parkin previews Donald Trump’s visit to India. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 9 min
    Friday, February 21

    Friday, February 21

    EU leaders are deadlocked over how to finance the bloc’s next multi-annual budget, a judge handed down a 40 year sentence to Roger Stone on Thursday, saying the Republican political operative was prosecuted for covering up for President Donald Trump, and the luxury industry faces its biggest threat since the 2008 financial crisis with the coronavirus outbreak. Plus, wealthy Arab states have been pouring money into football as part of their effort to diversify the oil-dependent economies. But that money has caught the attention of one of football’s main governing bodies. The FT’s sports correspondent, Murad Ahmed, explains.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 10 min
    Thursday, February 20

    Thursday, February 20

    UBS names Ralph Hamers from ING as its next chief executive, Boeing asks for a $100m a year tax break from Washington state to be suspended in order to avert retaliatory tariffs this summer, and the UN has teamed up with a New York start-up to develop technology that will attempt to gauge how people living in war zones feel about peace negotiations. Plus, billionaire Michael Bloomberg has made up for his late entry into the Democratic presidential race with an advertising spending spree of nearly half a billion dollars. The FT’s Brooke Fox and Anna Nicolaou report on the strategy that has caught the other campaigns off-guard. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 9 min
    Wednesday, February 19

    Wednesday, February 19

    The EU’s richest states have dug in their heels over the region’s budget as European Council president Charles Michel seeks to ease the blow of spending cuts on poorer countries, Donald Trump extended clemency to several high-profile white-collar criminals on Tuesday, including former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and financier Michael Milken, and US asset manager Franklin Templeton has agreed to buy rival Legg Mason for $6.5bn including debt. Plus, the FT’s David Crow reports on HSBC’s radical plan to downsize.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 9 min

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