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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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FT News Briefing Financial Times

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    • 4.4 • 600 Ratings

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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    US inflation finally takes a breather

    US inflation finally takes a breather

    US stocks rallied after the latest US inflation report showed price rises slowed in July, Disney beat analyst expectations and added 15mn subscribers to its Disney+ streaming service, and social media companies want livestreams to be the future of shopping. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Disney’s streaming business defies industry gloom
    US inflation eased slightly in July on lower petrol prices
    US stocks and bonds rally after lower than forecast inflation data
    Social media’s big bet: the shopping revolution will be livestreamed
    Unhedged: Markets, Finance and strong opinions  
    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
    Corporate America fumes at Biden’s economic package

    Corporate America fumes at Biden’s economic package

    Taiwanese national security officials want to force Apple supplier Foxconn to unwind an $800mn investment in a Chinese chip company, and corporate America is fuming over president Joe Biden’s economic package. Plus, we have a military update on the war in Ukraine, and how tennis legend Serena Williams plans to spend her retirement. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Taiwan security officials want Foxconn to drop stake in Chinese chipmaker
    Corporate America fumes over Biden’s tax and climate package
    Serena Williams to retire from tennis after US Open
    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
    Why Ireland’s economy is red hot

    Why Ireland’s economy is red hot

    China’s extended military drills around Taiwan are stoking fears of a drawn-out period of heightened tension and investors are split over whether the recent US tech rally will continue. Plus, the FT’s Jude Webber explains how taxes from the tech sector are helping Ireland’s economy against a recession. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    US pledges further $1bn in military aid for Ukraine
    China extends military drills around Taiwan
    Tech sector tax windfall shores up Ireland’s economy against recession
    Investors divided over how long Big Tech rally will last
    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
    Apple under scrutiny for mishandling misconduct claims

    Apple under scrutiny for mishandling misconduct claims

    Investors are selling stakes in private equity and venture capital funds at the fastest pace on record so far this year, and earnings at companies such as Uber and Lyft are surging. Plus, the FT’s Patrick McGee reports that more than a dozen employees, past and present, say Apple’s HR team mishandled claims of harassment and misconduct.
    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
    FT Weekend: Author Elif Batuman. Plus, our obsession with feedback

    FT Weekend: Author Elif Batuman. Plus, our obsession with feedback

    This week, we talk to the author Elif Batuman about her new novel ‘Either / Or’. The book is set in the 1990s, and follows Elif’s fictionalised alter ego, Selin, as she navigates life as a Harvard student. Elif reflects on looking back at the ’90s from a contemporary perspective and talks about what we’ve learnt since. Then, we hear about feedback from deputy FT Magazine editor Esther Bintliff. We live in a culture obsessed with feedback. But what kind of feedback is actually effective? 
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    Want to stay in touch? We love hearing from you. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.
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    Links and mentions from the episode: 
    – Either/Or by Elif Batuman is available in all good bookstores. 
    – Esther’s piece on feedback, https://www.ft.com/content/a681ac3c-73b8-459b-843c-0d796f15020e 
    – Bradley Whitford describing the three-step reaction on WTF with Marc Maron http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-909-bradley-whitford
    – If you want to hear Kim Scott talking about Radical Candour at Inbound Bold Talks, 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj9GLeNCgm4 
    – Elif Batuman is on Twitter @BananaKarenina. Esther is on Twitter @estherbintliff. 
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    Want to join us at the FT Weekend festival in London on September 3rd? Buy a ticket at ft.com/ftwf. And here’s a special £20 off promo code, specifically for FT Weekend listeners: FTWFxPodcast22
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    Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco.
    Silicon Valley clip in this episode is courtesy of HBO. 
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com


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    • 35 min
    New US unemployment claims hit six-month high

    New US unemployment claims hit six-month high

    US new unemployment claims have reached a six-month high as the labour market cools, the Bank of England raised interest rates by 0.5 percentage points, and European banks are adjusting to higher interest rates. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    US jobless claims hit six-month high as labour demand cools
    Bank of England raises interest rates by 0.5 percentage points
    Europe’s lenders prepare for life outside negative territory
    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

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
600 Ratings

600 Ratings

babochina ,

Weekdays great listen

All you need to know, brief, accurate, to the point.
My only peeve is the weekend shows included on this feed, the longer format and topics are not for me at all. But a weekday essential!

RThompp ,

My favourite news podcast

I’ve been listening to the FT News briefing for years and really love the show. It’s very informative and not too long to catch up on key stories each morning. Interesting topics, relevant to my work.

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good and bad

subtract one star for the dismal and intellectually insulting weekend edition

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