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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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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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    Niger’s first oil exports

    Niger’s first oil exports

    A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi crashed on Sunday, Niger is on the verge of becoming a regional oil major, and western countries are trying to replace a UN body that monitors compliance with international sanctions on North Korea. 

    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Helicopter carrying Iran’s president crashes
    Border dispute hinders Niger’s China-built oil pipeline
    Russia has stopped UN from monitoring North Korea sanctions. Who is watching Kim?
    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson, Kasia Broussalian and Marc Filippino. Additional help by Denise Guerra, Breen Turner, Sam Giovinco, Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Our engineer is Monica Lopez. 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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    • 11 min
    FTNB Live! News Trivia at FT Weekend Fest

    FTNB Live! News Trivia at FT Weekend Fest

    A special live recording of the FT News Briefing at the FT Weekend Festival in Washington, DC on May 4, 2024. Our wonderful colleagues played a friendly game of news trivia. How does your knowledge stack up? 
    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson, Kasia Broussalian and Marc Filippino. Additional help by Breen Turner, Sam Giovinco, Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Our engineer is Monica Lopez. 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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    • 20 min
    Swamp Notes: Trading tariffs for votes

    Swamp Notes: Trading tariffs for votes

    Joe Biden once criticised Donald Trump’s trade war with China, but things look a lot different in an election year. The FT’s US climate reporter, Aime Williams, and US financial editor, Brooke Masters, join Swamp Notes to explain why the president announced such sweeping tariffs on Chinese goods this week, and how it could help him win votes. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Why Washington’s new tariffs on Chinese clean tech goods matter
    Joe Biden and Donald Trump battle to prove who can be toughest on China
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    Swamp Notes is produced by Ethan Plotkin, Sonja Hutson, Lauren Fedor and Marc Filippino. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. Special thanks to Pierre Nicholson. Original music by Hannis Brown. 
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    CREDIT: CBS News

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    • 12 min
    It’s all about the dollar

    It’s all about the dollar

    The US Supreme Court rejects an existential legal challenge to the country’s top consumer finance watchdog, a $10bn US property fund is running low on liquidity as investors demand their money back, and Russia and China agree to tighten military ties and deepen their economic partnership after talks in Beijing. Plus, central banks around the world are impatiently waiting for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates.   
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    US Supreme Court rejects challenge to top consumer finance agency
    Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping vow to co-operate against ‘destructive and hostile’ US
    Dangers of dollar nationalism hang over the world economy
    Can the strong dollar be tamed?
    Starwood’s $10bn property fund taps credit line as investors pull money
    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson, Kasia Broussalian and Marc Filippino. Additional help by Manuela Saragosa, Breen Turner, Sam Giovinco, Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Our engineer is Monica Lopez. 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 cult-like appeal of Modi

    The cult-like appeal of Modi

    The US inflation report sent stocks to record highs and Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot on Wednesday. Plus, the FT’s John Reed explains why India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is so popular. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    US inflation falls to 3.4% in April
    Slovak premier Robert Fico shot and injured
    Narendra Modi launches candidacy in India’s marathon election
    How to understand Modi’s India
    CREDIT: Sansad TV
    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson, Kasia Broussalian and Marc Filippino. Additional help by Sam Giovinco, Breen Turner, Jyotsna Singh, Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Our engineer is Monica Lopez. 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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    • 11 min
    Will investors buy Anglo American’s break-up plan?

    Will investors buy Anglo American’s break-up plan?

    The Biden administration is encouraging Arab states to participate in a multinational force that could deploy in Gaza once the war ends, Anglo American plans to thwart BHP’s £34bn takeover bid by breaking itself up, and the US is sharply raising tariffs on Chinese imports from electric vehicles to solar cells. Plus, Singapore’s new prime minister has his work cut out. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    US encouraging Arab states to join multinational postwar force in Gaza
    Anglo American plans break-up to thwart £34bn BHP bid
    US sharply raises tariffs on Chinese EVs and semiconductor imports
    Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s next PM faces an ever trickier balancing act
    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon, Sonja Hutson, Kasia Broussalian and Marc Filippino. Additional help by Mischa Frankl-Duval, Sam Giovinco, Peter Barber, Michael Lello, David da Silva and Gavin Kallmann. Our engineer is Monica Lopez. 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

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Informative, concise, to the point

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