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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.

    Moscow’s ‘Fortress Russia’ strategy

    Moscow’s ‘Fortress Russia’ strategy

     A US Senate committee will begin debating a pair of bills designed to reshape technology regulation, and US banks are gearing up for interest rate rises planned by the Federal Reserve this year. Plus, the FT’s Moscow bureau chief, Max Seddon, explains how Russia has built up its economy to protect itself from sanctions. 


    Mentioned in this podcast:
    US Senate committee to debate legislation targeting Big Tech’s power
    Bank of America projects ‘robust’ interest income growth as loans rebound
    Moscow’s sanction-proofing efforts weaken western threats
    Hong Kong residents hire private jets to take their pets out of isolated city


    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 


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    • 9 min
    Microsoft and Activision’s shared virtual universe

    Microsoft and Activision’s shared virtual universe

    The car industry has turned on France’s plan to force manufacturers to attach the equivalent of a public health warning to their advertising, and US telecoms companies will delay their rollout of 5G services near airports. Plus, the FT’s Chris Nuttall, explains why Microsoft’s $75bn deal for Activision Blizzard makes sense. 


    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Carmakers criticise French plan for health warning on adverts
    AT&T and Verizon limit 5G service near US airports after airlines’ outcry
    Activision leverages itself into metaverse
    Patriotic Gen Zs fuel pandemic jewellery boom in China
    #techFT newsletter


    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 


    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
     
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    • 10 min
    China applies brakes to Africa lending

    China applies brakes to Africa lending

    UK inflation is expected to rise to a 30-year high when December’s data are released this week, Meta patent applications indicate how the Silicon Valley group intends to cash in on its virtual world with hyper-targeted advertising and sponsored content, Chinese lenders have grown more cautious about lending to African nations as some have reached the limit of their borrowing capacity and the prospect of defaults loom, and the Scottish government has awarded 25 gigawatts of offshore wind project development rights. 


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    Mentioned in this podcast:
    UK inflation set to hit 30-year high as rate rise expectations mount
    Facebook patents indicate how it intends to cash in on the Metaverse
    China applies brakes to Africa lending
    Big boost to UK offshore wind capacity from Scottish auction


    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley.


    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
     
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    • 8 min
    Bain under fire for enabling South Africa corruption

    Bain under fire for enabling South Africa corruption

    Pension cash for British Gas workers was used to buy Israeli cyberweapon developer NSO Group, European sales of electric cars overtook diesel models for first time in December, and the FT’s Southern Africa correspondent Joseph Cotterill discusses Bain’s role in state corruption in South Africa under former president Jacob Zuma. 


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    Stories mentioned in this podcast:


    British Gas pension cash used to buy Israeli spyware group NSO
    https://www.ft.com/content/8b427be6-1025-4295-a25c-16374da53b79
    European sales of electric cars overtake diesel models for first time
    https://www.ft.com/content/f1bdf1cf-8fc3-4b85-a4eb-7df716ebf0a9
    Bain & Co, tax and Jacob Zuma: a tale of ‘state capture’ in South Africa
    https://www.ft.com/content/b1bb5dd0-e7ce-4e15-ac48-05d2d990f6c7


    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 


    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
    https://www.ft.com/content/eceaec7d-34cd-43ad-96e1-a77f6809e40a
     
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    • 9 min
    FT Weekend: Tracey Emin: ‘I want to be a happy ghost’

    FT Weekend: Tracey Emin: ‘I want to be a happy ghost’

    This week, we’ve got two GOATs – that’s Greatests Of All Time. Legendary artist Tracey Emin is starting an art school and studio compound in Margate, England, the seaside town where she grew up. On the week of her winning the Whitechapel Art Icon Award, we speak to Emin about the legacy she’s building and examine the work that came before, from scandalous installations like “My Bed” to her more contemplative work. Then, the FT’s wine columnist Jancis Robinson teaches us about the world of wine. Robinson was the first non-winemaker to receive the title of Master of Wine from the Institute of Masters of Wine, the world’s most prestigious wine organisation.
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    Want to say hi? 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: 
    – Louis Wise’s interview with Tracey Emin for How To Spend It: https://www.ft.com/content/ffd55216-7751-43d3-9ad8-f495cb08d7c7
    –Tracey Emin’s video “Why I Never Became a Dancer” (1995): https://www.artforum.com/video/tracey-emin-why-i-never-became-a-dancer-1995-49262
    –A free online exhibition of Emin's video works between 1995 and 2017 (Xavier Hufkens): https://www.xavierhufkens.com/exhibitions/video-works-1995-2017
    –Jancis Robinson’s Wine Course (Youtube, 1995): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNahwe1nPHc&list=PL0smQshvSba5YYij7-R1HM-HT04woET9A 
    –Jancis’ latest column, “Bargain Burgundy”: https://www.ft.com/content/c59f4150-b431-4202-b7f3-60fab84ac4fb   
    –Jancis on the truth about the wine world and diversity (no paywall): https://www.ft.com/content/3dc097fc-dbd8-4248-82e6-69d5acc1b169 




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    • 29 min
    The London-Kazakhstan connection

    The London-Kazakhstan connection

    Google says it will spend $1bn to purchase its office building in London, Katie Martin explains why Ken Griffin selling a $1.2bn stake in his Citadel Securities is a big deal, and FT investigation correspondent, Tom Burgis, describes a British industry that caters to global elites who want to hide their wealth and manage their reputations. 


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    Mentioned in this podcast:
    Google bets on return to office with $1bn purchase of London building
    Kazakhstan: violent clampdown highlights City of London’s lucrative role
    Ken Griffin’s Citadel Securities sells $1.2bn stake to Sequoia and Paradigm
    Security talks with US and Nato ‘unsuccessful’, says Kremlin
    Twitter Spaces: Russia’s Geopolitical ambitions - 12pm ET/ 5pm GMT 


    The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber and Gavin Kallmann. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. Topher Forhecz is the FT’s executive producer. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 


    Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com
     
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    • 10 min

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