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From hostile takeovers to C-suite intrigue, Behind the Money takes you inside the big business and financial stories of the moment with reporting from Financial Times journalists around the world. Hosted by Aimee Keane.

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From hostile takeovers to C-suite intrigue, Behind the Money takes you inside the big business and financial stories of the moment with reporting from Financial Times journalists around the world. Hosted by Aimee Keane.

    Season 3 coming in 2020

    Season 3 coming in 2020

    A brand new season of Behind the Money with the Financial Times is coming in early 2020. Subscribe now so you don't miss an episode. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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    The state of the Libra project

    The state of the Libra project

    Earlier this year, Facebook announced its digital currency project, Libra, to great fanfare. Just a few months later, the project has stalled amid pressure from regulators and lawmakers around the world. With the FT's Hannah Murphy and Kiran Stacey.


    Further reading:
    Where it all went wrong for Facebook’s Libra: https://www.ft.com/content/6e29a1f0-ef1e-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195


    Zuckerberg warns blocking Libra will be boon to China tech: https://www.ft.com/content/28c600de-f5a1-11e9-9ef3-eca8fc8f2d65


    Federal Reserve sets out regulatory challenges facing Facebook’s Libra: https://www.ft.com/content/ef650f9a-f052-11e9-ad1e-4367d8281195 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 19 min
    The repo market

    The repo market

    A key short term lending market came under strain in September, raising concerns that the Federal Reserve's attempt to unwind post-financial crisis intervention may have gone too far. The FT's Joe Rennison explains what has been going on in the repo market. 


    Further reading:
    How the Federal Reserve could fix the repo market:
    https://www.ft.com/content/33674380-e4f4-11e9-9743-db5a370481bc


    Fed wrestles with role of regulation in repo squeeze:
    https://www.ft.com/content/45a9c196-e231-11e9-9743-db5a370481bc


    New York Fed rejects Wall St criticism of response to repo turmoil:
    https://www.ft.com/content/c267a2f4-dd3e-11e9-9743-db5a370481bc For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 20 min
    SoftBank’s Masa Son under pressure

    SoftBank’s Masa Son under pressure

    WeWork was long considered one of the most anticipated IPOs of 2019. For SoftBank, WeWork’s biggest outside investor, the listing would be the moment it made a return on the nearly $11bn it poured into the shared-office provider. Now, as WeWork struggles to take the company public, the spotlight is on SoftBank’s Masa Son and his billion-dollar bets.


    Further FT reading:
    SoftBank investors brace for Vision Fund writedowns
    https://www.ft.com/content/ccdaa9c6-d60d-11e9-8367-807ebd53ab77


    WeWork postpones IPO after chilly response from investors
    https://www.ft.com/content/b869bc42-d8d9-11e9-8f9b-77216ebe1f17


    WeWork: the ‘hypothetical’ company at the heart of the property market
    https://www.ft.com/content/0e426c90-8c45-11e9-a1c1-51bf8f989972


    SoftBank: inside the ‘Wild West’ $100bn fund shaking up the tech world
    https://www.ft.com/content/71ad7cda-6ef4-11e8-92d3-6c13e5c92914


    Some of Aimee’s favourite FT reads:
    Warren Buffett: ‘I’m having more fun than any 88-year-old int he world’
    https://www.ft.com/content/40b9b356-661e-11e9-a79d-04f350474d62


    The trillion-dollar taboo: why it’s time to stop ignoring mental health at work
    https://www.ft.com/content/1e8293f4-a1db-11e9-974c-ad1c6ab5efd1


    Finding my Armenia, a century after the genocide
    https://www.ft.com/content/2e2f38b0-e7a1-11e8-8a85-04b8afea6ea3


    How Purdue’s ‘one-two’ punch fuelled the market for opioids
    https://www.ft.com/content/8e64ec9c-b133-11e8-8d14-6f049d06439c


    Angola 3 inmate: from solitary cell to centre of the community
    https://www.ft.com/content/72a0983a-9f7d-11e7-8cd4-932067fbf946 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 18 min
    Corporate America's new role

    Corporate America's new role

    The purpose of the US corporation has evolved over time, from Henry Ford's mission to benefit the carmaker's employees to Milton Friedman's essay on shareholder primacy. The FT's US business editor, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, reports on the latest thinking, this time from America's largest business lobby, the Business Roundtable. 


    Read more on the idea of sustainable investing at ft.com/moralmoney For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 20 min
    Disrupting Big Ag

    Disrupting Big Ag

    Investors poured $17bn into agricultural food and technology startups in 2018, fuelled by threats to the world's food supply, including climate change and a growing global population. We visit one such startup, Indigo Ag, which is working with farmers to trial its microbial products for healthier crops. Indigo Ag provides microbial seed treatments to farmers for free in exchange for data. The company also sells the seed treatments through its standard commercial model. 


    With guests Emiko Terazono, FT commodities correspondent, Ben Riensche, owner and manager, Blue Diamond Farming Company and Geoffrey von Maltzahn, co-founder and chief innovation officer, Indigo Ag. 


    Read more from Emiko on agricultural food and technology at FT.com:
    https://www.ft.com/content/ee6fb294-edc3-11e8-8180-9cf212677a57 (paywall) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 19 min

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