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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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    Elon Musk offers to follow through on Twitter deal

    Elon Musk offers to follow through on Twitter deal

    Elon Musk is offering to follow through on his deal to buy Twitter, Russians are fleeing the country after Putin announced a conscription army, and the FT’s Ed White explains why China is having trouble transitioning to a new growth model. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Elon Musk proposes buying Twitter for originally agreed $44bn
    Desperate Russians fleeing Putin’s war draft stream into Kazakhstan
    China after the property boom: can it rebuild the growth model?
    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
    The UK tax cut and pound U-turn

    The UK tax cut and pound U-turn

    The UK government reversed course on a tax cut, Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro defied expectations in the first round of election voting, and Credit Suisse is trying to reassure investors that rumours about its financial health are overblown. Plus, the FT’s James Kynge tells us how China’s property market crash is hurting local governments. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Pound and gilts gain after Truss changes course on 45p tax rate cut
    Jair Bolsonaro’s ‘beef, bible and bullets’ coalition is here to stay
    Brazil braced for tense presidential runoff between Lula and Bolsonaro
    Credit Suisse CDS hit record high as shares tumble
    How big is the capital hole at Credit Suisse?
    China’s property crash: ‘a slow-motion financial crisis’
    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 race to reinvent the space station

    The race to reinvent the space station

    Opec+ is planning to cut oil production, and Tories are in Birmingham for their annual party conference while demonstrations against the cost of living crisis spread across the UK. Plus the FT’s Peggy Hollinger tells us what the US space agency Nasa is planning to do once the International Space Station is decommissioned. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Kwarteng prepares to defend tax cuts as Tory rebellion mounts
    Liz Truss admit mistakes but sticks to controversial tax cuts plan 
    The race to reinvent the space station 
    Lula frontrunner as Brazil votes in bitter presidential election
    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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    • 8 min
    FT Weekend: Jamaica Kincaid and Enuma Okoro on writing

    FT Weekend: Jamaica Kincaid and Enuma Okoro on writing

    Writer Jamaica Kincaid is one of the best known writers on race and colonialism in the US. Her writing is biting and fearless, and she’s been a keen observer of her native Antigua and the US since publishing her first essay in 1973. This week she joins Lilah together with the FT’s Enuma Okoro in a recording made at the recent FT Weekend Festival in London. Then we share some conversations we had in person with listeners during the festival.
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    We’re challenging you to challenge us with a topic that most people would think is boring, and that you want us to make interesting on the podcast!
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    Want to stay in touch? We love hearing from you. Email us at ftweekendpodcast@ft.com. We’re on Twitter @ftweekendpod, and Lilah is on Instagram and Twitter @lilahrap.
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    Links and mentions from the episode:
    – Full recording of the conversation with Jamaica and Enuma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOB10hGIhwM&t=2s
    -Jamaica’s classic book A Small Place about Antigua: https://tinyurl.com/mshm32ha
    -A great recent essay by Jamaica Kincaid on gardening: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/09/07/the-disturbances-of-the-garden
    -Enuma’s essay on pleasure: https://tinyurl.com/59eda3vm
    -And another on how our spaces shape us: https://tinyurl.com/ycxt2uv4
     
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    Original music by Metaphor Music. Mixing and sound design by Breen Turner and Sam Giovinco
    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com

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    • 27 min
    The next phase of Putin’s invasion

    The next phase of Putin’s invasion

    Russia plans to annex four regions of Ukraine today, turmoil in UK markets is spilling over on to global bond markets, and Germany announced a €200bn aid package to lower energy prices. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Russia to annex four Ukrainian regions
    Global stocks and bond prices fall after gains in previous session
    Germany deploys ‘economic clout’ with €200bn energy aid package
    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
    Brazil's high-stakes election

    Brazil's high-stakes election

    The UK's tax cutting plan is a political liability, the EU announced another round of Russian sanctions, and Brazil is days away from a monumental presidential election. 
    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Tory MPs question Kwasi Kwarteng’s future as market turmoil continues
    Brazil’s election and the search for an economic revival
    Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters reject bad news from Brazil election polls
    ‘It cannot be the madness that it is today’: what’s next for Petrobras?
    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

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