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FT News Briefing Financial Times

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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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    China rocked by protests against ‘zero-Covid’ policies

    China rocked by protests against ‘zero-Covid’ policies

    Zero-Covid protests in Shanghai escalated on Sunday evening as police struggled to disperse large crowds who gathered in the city, and Iranian protests continue but businesses are reluctant to join. Plus, the FT’s Brussels bureau chief, Sam Fleming, discusses the EU’s latest refugee crisis. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    China rocked by protests as zero-Covid anger spreads
    China’s zero-Covid protests create a rare nationwide coalition of interests
    The system is overwhelmed: Europe’s migrant influx
    ‘Little readiness for general strikes’: Iranians put jobs before pro-democracy protests
    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
    Martin Wolf: The geopolitical threat to globalisation

    Martin Wolf: The geopolitical threat to globalisation

    The FT’s chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, discusses why geopolitics could be the biggest threat to globalisation. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Geopolitics is the biggest threat to globalisation
    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
    Qatar’s bet on the World Cup

    Qatar’s bet on the World Cup

    Mortgage rates in the UK on five-year fixed deals have dipped below 6 per cent for the first time in nearly two months, and US retailers are facing their first real-terms fall in revenues since the global financial crisis this holiday season. Plus, the FT’s gulf correspondent, Simeon Kerr, explains why there’s so much pressure on Qatar as the country hosts the World Cup. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Mortgage rates on five-year fixes tip below 6 per cent 
    US retailers face first real-terms fall in sales since financial crisis
    Video: Qatar's World Cup legacy
    FIFA: Saleh Al-Shehri scores for Saudi Arabia vs Argentina! 
    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
    Bob Iger's back at Disney. But who comes next?

    Bob Iger's back at Disney. But who comes next?

    Austria’s central bank chief is calling for a third-straight 0.75 percentage point interest rate rise at the European Central Bank’s next meeting, Disney executives ousted Bob Chapek as CEO and re-installed Bob Iger, and oil prices had a hectic day yesterday but remain well below their summer peak. Plus, the UK’s appetite for bacon is back. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    ECB’s Holzmann backs 0.75 percentage point increase in December
    Oil bounces off 10-month low after Saudi Arabia denies report on Opec supply boost
    Disney executives staged putsch against ousted CEO Bob Chapek
    Danish Crown to build £100mn UK plant as bacon demand rebounds
    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
    Cracks in the US Treasury bond market

    Cracks in the US Treasury bond market

    A report finds that large asset managers are invested in companies allegedly linked to the repression of Uyghur Muslims, and Lebanese households and businesses are installing renewables to bypass the country’s power crisis. Plus, the FT’s Kate Duguid explains why we’re starting to see cracks in the US Treasury bond market and whether there is cause for concern. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    MSCI investors at risk of exposure to Xinjiang allegations, report says
    Lebanon’s failing state forces unplanned shift to solar power
    The cracks in the US Treasury bond market
    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
    The UK chancellor’s new plan

    The UK chancellor’s new plan

    The world’s largest cryptocurrency fund has become embroiled in the turmoil swirling around the troubled sector, Jeremy Hunt announces a £55bn fiscal squeeze as UK economic outlook darkens, and negotiators at the COP27 UN climate conference in Egypt burned the midnight oil to eke out an agreement before the conference closes today.
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    World’s largest crypto fund swept into FTX storm
    COP27 enters frenetic final stretch
    COP27: The loss and damage debate is intensifying
    Jeremy Hunt unveils £55bn fiscal squeeze as UK economic outlook darkens
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    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 globa l 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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
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6 Ratings

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Informative, concise, to the point

Highly recommended for anyone interested in keeping a factual daily overview of world events impacting our lives and future. Good mix of topics ranging from sociopolitical to economic subjects, and no unnecessary jibber-jabber!
Happy 3-year birthday guys and thanks for the good work!

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