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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. New episodes released on Tuesdays. Hosted by Aimee Keane.

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. New episodes released on Tuesdays. Hosted by Aimee Keane.
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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. New episodes released on Tuesdays. Hosted by Aimee Keane.

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The repo market

10/3/2019
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A key short term lending market came under strain in September, raising concerns that the Federal Reserve's attempt to unwind post-financial crisis intervention may have gone too far. The FT's Joe Rennison explains what has been going on in the repo market. Further reading: How the Federal Reserve could fix the repo market: https://www.ft.com/content/33674380-e4f4-11e9-9743-db5a370481bc Fed wrestles with role of regulation in repo...

Duration:00:21:41

SoftBank’s Masa Son under pressure

9/17/2019
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WeWork was long considered one of the most anticipated IPOs of 2019. For SoftBank, WeWork’s biggest outside investor, the listing would be the moment it made a return on the nearly $11bn it poured into the shared-office provider. Now, as WeWork struggles to take the company public, the spotlight is on SoftBank’s Masa Son and his billion-dollar bets. Further FT reading: SoftBank investors brace for Vision Fund...

Duration:00:19:10

Corporate America's new role

9/5/2019
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The purpose of the US corporation has evolved over time, from Henry Ford's mission to benefit the carmaker's employees to Milton Friedman's essay on shareholder primacy. The FT's US business editor, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, reports on the latest thinking, this time from America's largest business lobby, the Business Roundtable. Read more on the idea of sustainable investing at ft.com/moralmoney For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:22

Disrupting Big Ag

8/20/2019
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Investors poured $17bn into agricultural food and technology startups in 2018, fuelled by threats to the world's food supply, including climate change and a growing global population. We visit one such startup, Indigo Ag, which is working with farmers to trial its microbial products for healthier crops. Indigo Ag provides microbial seed treatments to farmers for free in exchange for data. The company also sells the seed treatments through its standard commercial model. With guests Emiko...

Duration:00:20:40

Luxury's resilient market

8/7/2019
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Amid concerns about a slowdown in global economic growth, there is one industry telling a completely different story: luxury goods. Aimee goes to Paris to find out why. With guests Harriet Agnew, Paris correspondent for the Financial Times, and Robert Burke, chairman and chief executive of the consultancy Robert Burke Associates. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:22:20

Paying for the Caesars empire

7/24/2019
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About 10 years ago, two legendary private equity firms, Apollo Global Management and TPG, teamed up to carry out a leveraged buyout of one of the biggest and most iconic gaming companies, then known as Harrah’s. They financed the purchase by taking advantage of Harrah’s real estate. Now, an obscure regional casino group out of Reno, Nevada is set to scoop up what has become the Caesars Entertainment empire in a deal that is making use of a pretty similar kind of financing. The FT’s Sujeet...

Duration:00:27:21

Renault, Nissan and Fiat Chrysler's quest for a deal

6/25/2019
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When Fiat Chrysler Automobiles withdrew its proposal for a €33bn merger with France’s Renault it reversed plans to create what could have been the world's third-largest carmaker. The FT's David Keohane, Leo Lewis and Rachel Sanderson tell the story of how the bid came together, how it eventually fell apart and what it means for the future of global carmakers. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:49

Warren Buffett's cash dilemma

6/4/2019
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Over the past 54 years, shares in Berkshire Hathaway have outpaced the broader market. But now the conglomerate is holding onto more than $100bn in cash that it would rather be investing. The FT's Eric Platt guides us through the Berkshire Hathaway operation, and how its 88-year old chairman and chief executive is thinking about the company's future. Read more at FT.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:25

The unicorn IPO

3/12/2019
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What it means for a generation of tech companies with huge valuations to be making the shift to the public markets, and why some are doing it by unconventional means. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:19:09

Encore: how €200bn of ‘dirty money’ flowed through a Danish bank

3/5/2019
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How did Denmark’s Danske Bank find itself at the centre of one of the largest money-laundering scandals the world has ever seen? The FT’s Richard Milne explains. This episode was originally published on October 30, 2018. Read the latest on the Nordic money-laundering scandal at FT.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:17:10

Encore: Huawei and the fight for 5G

2/26/2019
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The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, followed months of mounting scrutiny of the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker. The FT's Nic Fildes explains how Huawei grew to be such a big player, and why western intelligence officials are warning against working with the Chinese company on the next generation of mobile technology. This episode was originally published on December 18, 2018. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:20:19

The long courtship between Sprint and T-Mobile

2/19/2019
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Sprint and T-Mobile have a long on-again, off-again history. Together the companies serve a combined total of about 30 per cent of the US mobile market. Now, after a third attempt at merging, the companies are awaiting regulatory approval from the Trump administration. The decision could shape the telecoms industry and American consumer options for decades to come. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:46

Has the US bank consolidation wave begun?

2/12/2019
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Two mid-sized American banks are joining forces in a $66bn merger - BB&T and Suntrust. It is the biggest US bank deal since the financial crisis, and analysts say the deal will up the ante on rival banks to consolidate. The FT's Robert Armstrong and James Fontanella Khan dig into the details of the deal, and what it means for the broader industry. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:22:10

Suspected £40m fraud at Patisserie Valerie

2/5/2019
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Shares in the British bakery chain more than doubled from the time it listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2014 to late last year, just before it emerged that its accounts were largely fictitious. The FT's retail correspondent Jonathan Eley walks us through what happened. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:22:02

The leveraged loan market

1/29/2019
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There is a corner of the credit market that has started to worry regulators - leveraged loans. How does the $1.2tn leveraged loan market work and why do some say it could pose a risk to the financial system? The FT’s Colby Smith and Joe Rennison explain. Read more at FT.com/debtmachine. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:06

What next for Detroit's carmakers

1/22/2019
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The future is on the line again for the carmakers known as the "big three": Ford, GM and what is now Fiat Chrysler. Ten years ago the question was whether the carmakers would survive the financial crisis. Today, investors wonder if traditional car companies will be able to make the technological shift to an industry of self-driving, electric and service-focused cars. The FT’s Patti Waldmeir reports. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:19:34

Pharma raises its bet on biotech

1/15/2019
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In the past month pharmaceutical companies have spent almost $100bn acquiring biotech companies. The FT's Sarah Neville explains why big pharma is raising its bet on the drug pipelines owned by biotechs, and why analysts expect more consolidation in 2019. Read more from Sarah at FT.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:19:29

China's Didi adds finance to the mix

1/8/2019
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In 2017, the Chinese ride-hailing app was the highest valued start-up in the world at $56bn. But after a difficult period in 2018 following the murder of two passengers on its platform and a government crackdown, Didi has made a move to diversify by offering financial services. The FT's Yuan Yang reports. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:48

Huawei and the fight for 5G

12/18/2018
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The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, followed months of mounting scrutiny of the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker. The FT's Nic Fildes explains how Huawei grew to be such a big player, and why western intelligence officials are warning against working with the Chinese company on the next generation of mobile technology. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:23

IBM's next move

12/4/2018
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In October, IBM announced it would acquire open source software pioneer Red Hat for $34bn. The deal resonated with Wall Street, but making the two companies work together will be another challenge. The FT’s Richard Waters digs into IBM's history and what its tie-up with Red Hat signals about the future. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:14