777 episodes

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 News Briefing Financial Times

    • News

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.

    The South Korean ‘wave’ has gone global

    The South Korean ‘wave’ has gone global

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/08263cf5-1d37-4296-a43f-4bf006e5a03a


    Poland’s prime minister has accused the EU of making demands with a “gun to our head,” Russian mercenaries are wreaking havoc in the Central African Republic. Plus, the FT’s Ed White discusses the global popularity of South Korea’s entertainment industry, and why China’s recent crackdowns might threaten its success. 


    Poland’s prime minister accuses EU of making demands with ‘gun to our head’
    https://www.ft.com/content/ac57409d-20c9-4d65-9a5d-6661277cd9af


    Russian mercenaries leave trail of destruction in the Central African Republic
    https://www.ft.com/content/020de965-429e-4fb9-9eed-f7e4370514b3


    South Korean companies face own ‘Squid Game’ in Xi Jinping’s China
    https://www.ft.com/content/c0d19bf4-4e5b-4f61-8905-d1abc9d2664c


    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 and Michael Bruning. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 10 min
    Turkey’s Central Bank of Erdogan

    Turkey’s Central Bank of Erdogan

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/7be2e128-c34c-45fb-991a-1d6f16ba3cd9


    The US Federal Reserve has adopted new rules banning its policymakers and senior staff from buying individual shares and a number of other investments; Donald Trump announced plans to launch a media technology business that is set to go public after it merged with a Spac on Thursday. Plus, Turkey’s central bank has defied warnings from the business world and opposition parties by slashing its main interest rate despite rising inflation and an ailing currency; short-seller Hindenburg Research has set its sights on Tether and launched a $1m “bounty” programme for information on the stablecoin company at the centre of the global cryptocurrency market. 


    US Federal Reserve bans officials from trading shares in wake of scandal
    https://www.ft.com/content/0b99a7a9-21be-4e67-a135-14bba49d6216


    Trump to launch social media platform to compete with Twitter and Facebook
    https://www.ft.com/content/0c989fd1-2e1a-4509-a478-02bb494f40de


    Turkish lira tumbles as central bank slashes interest rate
    https://www.ft.com/content/53d3e970-c71e-42d5-b38b-6e8ca2d32c35


    Short-seller Hindenburg sets $1m ‘bounty’ for details on Tether’s reserves
    https://www.ft.com/content/5b62d83d-c5f0-4586-b68c-b6facaba83a4


    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 and Michael
    Bruning. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 11 min
    More Saudi women join the workforce

    More Saudi women join the workforce

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/9c52937f-8f75-4d9d-8a62-8479a818ef45


    The ECB is pushing banks to add hundreds of extra staff and billions of extra capital to their post-Brexit operations, and Turkey could be ‘grey-listed’ today by a global financial watchdog. Plus, the FT’s Middle East editor, Andrew England, explains that Saudi Arabia is turning to women to boost employment. 


    VOTE: The FT News Briefing has been nominated for the Lovie Awards news & politics podcast category!  
    https://vote.lovieawards.com/PublicVoting#/2021/podcasts/general-series/news-politics


    ECB pushes banks to beef up their post-Brexit plans
    https://www.ft.com/content/39591ec1-98ca-4b47-9aa7-2cb184127d9f


    Turkey faces threat of ‘grey-listing’ by global finance watchdog
    https://www.ft.com/content/74ff270e-6f1d-489f-802b-cd9b36c86fa3


    Saudi attitudes to women in the workplace change as job market gets kickstart
    https://www.ft.com/content/55ec5e7a-a520-4969-ab90-f5b528c6c3f9


    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 and Michael Bruning. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 10 min
    The crash landing of Austria’s chancellor

    The crash landing of Austria’s chancellor

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/a263a468-2f91-490c-896c-a232866afb4e


    China has told McDonald’s to expand a digital renminbi payments system at restaurants across the country before the Beijing Winter Olympics; and about a quarter of all US infrastructure is at risk of serious flooding, which could hit prices in the $4tn municipal bond market. Plus, the FT’s Sam Jones discusses the scandal that led to the spectacular downfall of former Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz and what could be next for the country. 


    VOTE: The FT News Briefing has been nominated for the Lovie Awards news & politics podcast category!  
    https://vote.lovieawards.com/PublicVoting#/2021/podcasts/general-series/news-politics


    Beijing presses McDonald's to expand e-currency system before Olympics
    https://www.ft.com/content/1f4274f4-b914-4534-89c0-62b9b7763f2b


    Flooding could leave billions of US municipal debt under water
    https://www.ft.com/content/da0ac736-7c38-4f93-baaf-e315a51faf22


    Rise and fall: the scandal that toppled Austria’s Sebastian Kurz
    https://www.ft.com/content/fc574b47-195c-4e7f-a442-12b6c8f0c97d


    WeWork to make belated arrival on stock market after Spac merger
    https://www.ft.com/content/258121b8-299e-4993-91d9-cb2a18d387f4


    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 and Michael Bruning. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 10 min
    Japan refocuses on semiconductors

    Japan refocuses on semiconductors

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/ad0b0068-1100-49b9-bc88-2055e1936efc


    A bitcoin-linked ETF is on track to debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, marking the first time regular investors will be able to gain exposure to cryptocurrencies through a big Wall Street bourse; China’s hypersonic missile test stuns the US military and intelligence community; and the FT’s Tokyo bureau chief, Kana Inagaki, spoke to Japan’s minister for economic security about the country’s new semiconductor strategy. 


    Bitcoin exchange traded funds prepare for US debut
    https://www.ft.com/content/d7601039-e98e-47c8-97af-79f96c2c3d94


    China tests new space capability with hypersonic missile
    https://www.ft.com/content/ba0a3cde-719b-4040-93cb-a486e1f843fb


    Japan plans long-term strategy to build semiconductor resilience
    https://www.ft.com/content/f59173b6-211c-4446-aa57-5c9b78d602c2


    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. 
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 9 min
    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. 
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 10 min

Top Podcasts In News

You Might Also Like

More by Financial Times