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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.

    Stock market fragility

    Stock market fragility

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/5810c0fd-5325-4b58-93d6-4790d00956ad


    Jay Powell signalled his support for a quicker withdrawal of the Federal Reserve’s massive asset purchase programme, and the world’s biggest clothing retailer, Inditex, has named the 37-year-old daughter of its founder as the company’s new chair. Plus, Robin Wigglesworth, the FT’s global finance correspondent, explains why markets might be more fragile than many people think. 


    Powell signals support for quicker ‘taper’ of Fed’s bond buying scheme
    https://www.ft.com/content/181021d7-9dc4-4a55-a8e9-d5ae26e8e5c1


    Markets are more fragile than investors think
    https://www.ft.com/content/c25bd7df-0f13-4bb1-94b3-e36ed8fb2b97


    Inditex shares fall after it appoints founder’s daughter as chair
    https://www.ft.com/content/57283cb1-20d8-43a7-85aa-6ca59a49099c


    Morrisons ditches soya for insects in chicken feed to hatch carbon neutral eggs
    https://www.ft.com/content/ce180ed3-67c5-4e47-91e3-32049866cae1


    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. 
     
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    • 10 min
    Jack Dorsey exits Twitter

    Jack Dorsey exits Twitter

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/b6aa92ea-4a07-4423-acbe-deacad5313a5


    Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey stepped down as the company’s chief executive on Monday, and an activist investor has called on commodities giant Glencore to spin off its thermal coal business. Plus, the FT’s global pharmaceutical correspondent, Hannah Kuchler, explains how Pfizer came to dominate the market for Covid jabs and what the concerns are about the company’s market power. 


    Activist calls on Glencore to spin off coal assets
    https://www.ft.com/content/6f5a8c43-76d4-4843-a15e-47bc767ec6d8


    Jack Dorsey resigns as Twitter chief executive
    https://www.ft.com/content/bf45fd08-51d1-41bb-82cd-b3157a5da055


    The inside story of the Pfizer vaccine: ‘a once-in-an-epoch windfall’
    https://www.ft.com/content/0cea5e3f-d4c4-4ee2-961a-3aa150f388ec


    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. 
     
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    • 9 min
    Nations race to contain the Omicron variant

    Nations race to contain the Omicron variant

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/f39ef841-2756-40c4-9da5-487316beac2e


    Countries are imposing new lockdowns and travel restrictions to try and contain the new Omicron coronavirus variant, and the UK’s competition regulator is expected to try and reverse Meta’s acquisition of online gif platform Giphy. Plus, the FT’s Tehran correspondent, Najmeh Bozorgmehr, offers a view from Iran as the country prepares to sit down with Western powers in Vienna this week for talks intended at reviving the moribund nuclear accord. 


    Nations race to contain Omicron variant as more cases detected
    https://www.ft.com/content/2da44fcf-99f7-43a8-b4b0-c3c1d4782cf3


    UK regulator expected to block Meta’s $400m Giphy deal
    https://www.ft.com/content/662c8e3f-4909-4bec-9131-c0237bb4897d


    Iran’s Raisi under pressure to deliver as patience frays
    https://www.ft.com/content/6ea22507-55c2-47d1-95c0-111ef1496163


    Ghislaine Maxwell trial set to shed light on Epstein misdeeds
    https://www.ft.com/content/58d5b0f8-c711-4bc8-b51a-6ce00bbeeeee


    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.
     
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    • 7 min
    FT Weekend: Eat, drink and be merry

    FT Weekend: Eat, drink and be merry

    What do you think of when you hear the words ‘British food’? This week, to celebrate the FT Weekend Magazine’s food and drink holiday special, we’re digging in. Food critic Tim Hayward praises modern British cuisine and challenges his compatriots to be proud of their food culture. Our team visits one of the last standing eel and pie shops in London to explore how culinary traditions survive. Then, Lilah learns a great holiday cocktail from one of Brooklyn’s best mixologists, Shannon Mustipher, author of Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails and the first African-American bartender to write a cocktail recipe book in 100 years.

    If you want a great discount on an FT subscription or a $1 month-long trial, go here: http://ft.com/weekendpodcast

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    Links from the episode:
    — Tim Hayward on how Britain overcame its culinary cringe: https://www.ft.com/content/5e718d4e-140f-4991-9dd1-2779d64732c5
    — Tim in this weekend’s Magazine Food and Drink Special, about the merry hell of Christmas: https://www.ft.com/content/fb718958-a556-42bb-9ac9-33b394f8fc52
    — The 25 best hotel bars in the world, including Lilah’s recommendation: https://www.ft.com/content/a51b0215-344e-4aa0-b3b4-c5a78ddd8299
    — Shannon Mustipher’s book, Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails: https://www.rizzoliusa.com/book/9780789335548/
    — You can explore the whole magazine issue here: https://www.ft.com/magazine

    Shannon’s cocktail: Tha God’s Honest Truth, inspired by El Diablo

    1.75 oz Casa Dragones Tequila Blanco, 1 oz Ginger Beer (with low sugar content, like Fever-Tree), .75 oz Hisbiscus Syrup, .75 lemon Juice. Combine all but ginger beer in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled Collins glass. Tip off with ginger beer, garnish with a lime wheel, then serve.

    Sorrel (Hisbiscus) Syrup

    500 ml water, 500 ml sugar, 2 -3 cinnamon sticks, 5 whole cloves. In a saucepan, toast the cinnamon and cloves for 2 minutes, until aromas are released. Add the water and bring to a soft boil (don’t over-boil). Add the sugar, reduce to a low simmer and whisk briskly to dissolve. Add ¾ cup dried hibiscus and simmer for 30-45 minutes, until desired flavor extraction is achieved. To serve: Strain out the solids and chill prior to use.

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    Want to say hi? Email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.

    Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner, with original music by Metaphor music.
     
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    • 26 min
    Biden’s strategic political reserve

    Biden’s strategic political reserve

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/5074f2b1-fd14-490a-9234-3027d565adc9


    President Joe Biden has authorised the release of 50m barrels of oil “over the coming months” from the US strategic petroleum reserve in a move co-ordinated with China, India, Japan, South Korea and the UK to drive down fuel prices and FT Video journalist and producer Donell Newkirk discusses his FT documentary on the evolution of the music industry. 


    US to release 50m barrels of oil from reserves - with Derek Brower 
    https://www.ft.com/content/4e7f2590-1a4f-4792-9e64-eafabdef6534


    How to make money in the music business - with Donell Newkirk
    https://www.ft.com/video/cae8ce65-9639-4c9d-978c-b5759d0774f5


    Radiohead’s interactive ‘exhibition’ pushes music and games into new territory
    https://www.ft.com/content/eb18c19a-d568-4436-991c-d4e302a3cdc0


    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.
     
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    • 10 min
    China’s game-changing hypersonic technology

    China’s game-changing hypersonic technology

    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/e83a0e51-9195-4c95-8f0b-263f97794302


    Joe Biden has nominated Jay Powell to serve a second term as chair of the Federal Reserve, opting for continuity as the US economy grapples with persistently high inflation and a patchy labour market recovery; China’s hypersonic weapons test in July included a technological advance that enabled it to fire a missile as it approached its target travelling at least five times the speed of sound, a capability no country has previously demonstrated and one that caught Pentagon scientists off guard. 


    Joe Biden nominates Jay Powell for second term as Fed chair
    https://www.ft.com/content/9e9540a2-2ba8-4e0e-84d8-a1945c20453a


    Chinese hypersonic weapon fired a missile over South China Sea, Pentagon struggles to understand how Beijing mastered technology
    https://www.ft.com/content/a127f6de-f7b1-459e-b7ae-c14ed6a9198c


    Uber to sell cannabis to customers in Canada
    https://www.ft.com/content/22855150-d04c-4f43-adb1-f066c170555a


    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.
     
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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 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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