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News features and analysis from Financial Times reporters around the world. FT News in Focus is produced by Fiona Symon.

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News features and analysis from Financial Times reporters around the world. FT News in Focus is produced by Fiona Symon.

    Putin seeks to secure his legacy with power shake-up

    Putin seeks to secure his legacy with power shake-up

    Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has been in power for two decades and now it looks as though he intends to stay indefinitely. He has launched an overhaul of the country’s power structures that could allow him to extend his control after his official term ends in 2024. Katie Martin discusses the move with Max Seddon in Moscow and Ben Hall, Europe editor.


    Contributors: Katie Martin, capital markets editor, Max Seddon, Moscow correspondent, and Ben Hall, Europe editor.  Producer: Fiona Symon For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 17 min
    Are financial institutions waking up to climate change?

    Are financial institutions waking up to climate change?

    Questions about the future of fossil fuels are putting new pressure on companies and financial institutions. How are they responding and should they be doing more? Pilita Clark talks to Huw van Steenis, chair of the sustainable finance committee at UBS and a former adviser to Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, and Billy Nauman, reporter for the FT’s Moral Money. 


    Contributors: Huw van Steenis, chair of the sustainable finance committee at UBS, Pilita Clark, business columnist and Billy Nauman, reporter and producer, moral money. Producer: Persis Love. Photo credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 13 min
    The multilateralist

    The multilateralist

    Shortly before his departure as FT editor, Lionel Barber was granted a rare interview with Angela Merkel, whose period in office is nearing its end. In conversation with Marc Filippino, Mr Barber offers his thoughts on the German chancellor as she battles to keep the flag of multilateralism flying in an increasingly unilateralist world.


    Contributors: Lionel Barber, former FT editor, and Marc Filippino, audio producer. Producers: Marc Filippino and Fiona Symon For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 10 min
    Exposing the problem with default data

    Exposing the problem with default data

    Caroline Criado-Perez won the latest Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award with her book Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. She spoke to Andrew Hill, the FT’s management editor, about the consequences for women and for society as a whole of using men as the default model.


    Contributors: Andrew Hill, management editor, and Caroline Criado Perez. Producers: Marc Filippino and Fiona Symon For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 15 min
    Mitsotakis surfs wave of optimism in Greece

    Mitsotakis surfs wave of optimism in Greece

    After years of economic pain, Greece is in an upbeat mood. But can the country’s fresh political leadership overcome deep-seated problems holding back growth? Katie Martin discusses this question with Kerin Hope in Athens and Ben Hall, Europe editor.


    Contributors: Katie Martin, capital markets editor, Kerin Hope, Athens correspondent, and Ben Hall, Europe editor. Producers: Persis Love and Fiona Symon For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 9 min
    The dwindling global telecoms dream

    The dwindling global telecoms dream

    Two decades ago, international telecoms companies came close to dominating a global market. Nowadays however, the vision of a global telecoms company seems to be dwindling. Patricia Nilsson and Nic Fildes discuss why.


    Contributors: Patricia Nilsson, media correspondent and Nic Fildes, telecoms correspondent. Producer: Persis Love For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 9 min

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