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Take a seat at the table and learn about the biggest stories in financial markets, the economy and business. Each week our editors and correspondents explore how economics influences the world we live in and share their insights across a range of topics. From inflation and recession risk to all things crypto and even the commercial success of K-pop, we have you covered. Published every Thursday.
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    In a tailspin: what will it take to turn Boeing around?

    In a tailspin: what will it take to turn Boeing around?

    Boeing’s business is a mess, following two plane crashes in 2018-19 and a string of safety scares. The aerospace manufacturer has not received a single 737 Max order in two months. The FAA has imposed a production go-slow on safety grounds. The share price is down 60%. And the departing CEO Dave Calhoun was hauled before Congress earlier this week to apologise for the 346 deaths he acknowledged the company was responsible for. What can Mr Calhoun’s eventual successor do to bring Boeing out of its nosedive?

    Hosts: Alice Fulwood, Tom Lee-Devlin, and Mike Bird. Guests: Ed Pierson, founder of the Foundation for Aviation Safety; Peter Robison, author of “Flying Blind: The 737 MAX Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing”; Ron Epstein, an aerospace and defence analyst at Bank of America; and The Economist’s Simon Wright.

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    Dangerous allure: Why the China model still appeals overseas

    Dangerous allure: Why the China model still appeals overseas

    China’s model for economic development holds serious appeal for countries looking for an alternative to the Washington consensus of economic and political liberalisation. But what exactly is the “China Model”? And should America and its allies be worried about China’s growing confidence in exporting it?

    Hosts: Mike Bird and Tom Lee-Devlin. Guests: Elizabeth Economy, Hargrove senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; and Yasheng Huang, Professor of Global Economic and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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    Music machines: Could AI kill the radio star?

    Music machines: Could AI kill the radio star?

    More than 100,000 tracks are added to Spotify every day. A growing share of them are now generated by AI. That sounds like bad news for artists, as well as the businesses that rely on them. So what does the music industry look like in the age of AI?

    Hosts: Tom Lee-Devlin, Alice Fulwood and Mike Bird. Guests: Andy Mooney, CEO of Fender and Michael Nash, chief digital officer at Universal Music Group

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    Trailer: The Modi Raj

    Trailer: The Modi Raj

    Narendra Modi is one of the most popular politicians on the planet. India’s prime minister is eyeing a third term atop the world’s biggest democracy. 
    A tea-seller’s son, Mr Modi began life an outsider and the man behind the political phenomenon remains hard to fathom. India has become an economic powerhouse during his ten years in charge. But he’s also the frontman for a chauvinistic Hindu nationalist dogma. 
    Can Mr Modi continue to balance both parts of his agenda and finish the job of turning India into a superpower? The Economist’s Avantika Chilkoti finds out what makes him tick. 
    Launching June 2024.
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    Baby doomers: Should you worry about falling birth rates?

    Baby doomers: Should you worry about falling birth rates?

    Across the developed world, birth rates are tumbling. That poses a fiscal threat: a smaller working-age population will struggle to fund pensions and health care for a growing number of old folk. In the face of a sudden shortfall of babies, governments face a problem: how do you incentivise people to have more kids?
    Hosts: Mike Bird, Alice Fulwood and Tom Lee-Devlin. Guests: anthropologist Ayo Wahlberg and The Economist’s Cerian Richmond Jones.

    To hear more on this topic, listen to our Drum Tower podcast on why China’s one-child policy is still having an impact on the country’s birth rate: https://www.economist.com/podcasts/2024/04/30/why-the-one-child-policy-still-affects-chinas-birth-rate

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    New order: The global financial order is under threat

    New order: The global financial order is under threat

    Today’s global financial system is dominated by the dollar and depends on Western capital, institutions and payment networks. A number of forces are now combining to reduce the system’s reliance on this financial plumbing, and on America in particular. Those who resent the country for using its control over the global financial system to impose its will through sanctions want to cut the superpower out. As US-China tensions increase, is the stage set for a split into separate financial systems?

    Hosts: Tom Lee-Devlin, Alice Fulwood and Mike Bird. Guests: Art Karoonyavanich, head of equity capital markets at DBS, Singapore's biggest bank; Adam Szubin, former Acting Under Secretary at the US Treasury; and Eswar Prasad, Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University.

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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
885 Ratings

885 Ratings

Ovob60 ,

Just One Improvement

Hello,
I never miss an eposode of the podcast. Top notch, consistently.

Howver, it would be made perfect if the 3+ min or so intro to each show with previews of later material, was cut back to <60 seconds.

It is widely acknowledged that overly lengthy podcast intros overly annoy loyal listeners.

Jim
Basel, Switzerland

fmedead ,

Excellent show

The hosts are great — thoughtful and funny. Great reporting as well

BjornLouser ,

Going to miss this podcast

Slipping off behind a paywall… good luck.

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