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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 and produced by Oluwakemi Aladesuyi.

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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 and produced by Oluwakemi Aladesuyi.

    Moderna’s race to the vaccine

    Moderna’s race to the vaccine

    The Boston-based biotech eschewed a traditional approach to vaccine development, instead pitching its use of mRNA technology to investors. That pitch paid off this year as the company stands to be one of the first to bring a Covid-19 vaccine to market. Hannah Kuchler, the FT’s US pharma and biotech correspondent, reports on Moderna’s race to find an immunisation for the novel coronavirus.  


    The FT is making key coronavirus coverage free to read for everyone. Go to ft.com/coronavirusfree to read the latest.


    Read more here: Moderna’s Covid vaccine offers vindication of its unconventional approach


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    • 19 min
    Reckoning with a colonial past

    Reckoning with a colonial past

    As protests following the killing of George Floyd in the US reverberated around the world this summer, Belgium, like many other countries, experienced its own reckoning: with a brutal colonial past, with the systemic racism that inhibits its black citizens today and with the question of what exactly it owes to the Democratic Republic of Congo, which it exploited for 75 years. The FT's Neil Munshi reports on the company at the heart of Belgium's colonial pursuit, the Union Minière.


    Read Neil's FT Magazine story here: https://www.ft.com/content/a17b87ec-207d-4aa7-a839-8e17153bcf51.


    Special thanks to Heleen Debeuckelaere, Elli Fernandes, Mohamed Barrie and Jeroen Laporte. 


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    • 26 min
    The unravelling of the Ant IPO

    The unravelling of the Ant IPO

    The IPO of Jack Ma's Ant Group would have been the largest in history: it was expected to raise $37bn at a valuation of $316bn. But just days before the stock market listing, China called it off. The FT's Ryan McMorrow and Hudson Lockett report on what led to Beijing pulling the plug, and what it means for China's private sector. Further reading: 'The party is pushing back': why Beijing reined in Jack Ma and Ant.


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    • 18 min
    An economic uncoupling

    An economic uncoupling

    Tensions between Washington and Beijing are beginning to resemble a new cold war. Could the complex supply chains built up over a generation that produce Apple's iPhone and other electronics soon be untangled? In this episode Kathrin Hille, the FT’s greater China correspondent, and Richard Waters, the FT’s west coast editor, tell the story of how technology supply chains in the US and China became intertwined and the forces that are pulling them apart. 


    Review Clips: CNBC, CSPAN, Washington Post, The Guardian, Reuters, Dallas Morning News, ZDF “Looking for Freedom” WMG (1989) 


    Read more from Kathrin Hille
    The great uncoupling: one supply chain for China, one for everywhere else
     
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    • 22 min
    US election programming note

    US election programming note

    There is no episode of Behind the Money this week. Here is a preview of what we are working on for next week. 


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    Direct lending rush

    Direct lending rush

    The pandemic docked Carnival’s cruise ships and grounded Bombardier’s planes. But when the companies were in need of cash, one went to the bond market and the other to a direct lender. Robert Smith, FT capital market correspondent and Nikou Asgari, FT corporate finance reporter, tell the story of the billion dollar private debt deals shaping who has the capital to weather the crisis. 


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    Read more from Nikou, Rob and the rest of the corporate finance team
    Covid-linked debt rush ignites direct lending market
    Asset managers in $300bn drive to build private lending funds
     
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    • 22 min

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