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

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






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Brexit and skilled European workers: will they stay or leave?

Recent surveys and economic data suggest that the UK is becoming a less attractive place for the many European professionals who work there. But while many say they plan to leave, will they really go? The FT's Naomi Rovnick and Federica Cocco discuss the findings.

Duration: 00:07:11

Payout bonanza awaits US banking investors

Chris Kotowski of Oppenheimer tells the FT about the results of US stress tests and the $100bn windfall in dividends and share buybacks that investors can now expect.

Duration: 00:08:44

German lawmakers back gay marriage

Despite clearing a way for the move, Chancellor Angela Merkel actually voted against same-sex marriage, which reflects a lack of popular support for gay rights in Germany, Hugo Greenhalgh tells Siona Jenkins

Duration: 00:04:40

Cyber attack hits global businesses

A ransomware attack that has hit global businesses just a month after the WannaCry hacking appears smaller in scale but has companies asking themselves whether they did enough to upgrade their security after the first breach, the FT's Sam Jones and Aliya Ram tell Siona Jenkins.

Duration: 00:08:13

Google fined record €2.4bn over abuse of search dominance

The EU has acted tough on the tech group for breaching competition rules but the decision is not an indication of a European crusade against US technology companies, the FT's Rochelle Toplensky tells Jyotsna Singh

Duration: 00:07:01

India risks chaos with tax reform

India’s most ambitious tax reform since its independence from Britain - the new goods and services tax that takes effect on July 1 - may cause havoc in the short term, the FT’s Kiran Stacey tells Victor Mallet.

Duration: 00:09:42

A year after Brexit, voters' fears and hopes remain

Following a highly divisive campaign, the people of Britain cast a historic vote to leave the EU in June last year. The FT's Zosia Wasik has been gauging the mood on Brexit a year on.

Duration: 00:19:33

Succession shake-up in Saudi Arabia

The elevation of Mohammed bin Salman to crown prince of Saudi Arabia has come during the worst crisis facing the Gulf region in decades. Siona Jenkins spoke to the FT’s deputy editor Roula Khalaf and energy correspondent Anjli Raval to understand how the heir apparent is likely to influence domestic and regional policies.

Duration: 00:08:08

Catastrophic forest fires in Portugal raise wider concerns

Portugal's devastating forest fire is forcing the authorities to question whether land use or the wider issue of climate change may have contributed to the disaster. Peter Wise, the FT's Lisbon correspondent, explains the human and economic cost of the catastrophe, and says it could prompt a change in the way the country's forests are managed.

Duration: 00:09:14

Anbang chairman's detention raises business concerns

The dramatic rise of Anbang's owner Wu Xiaohui, arrested by China's anti-graft authorities this week, had baffled industry experts. James Kynge talks to the FT's Lucy Hornby in Beijing about Mr Wu's detention and its implications for business

Duration: 00:06:17

Irish PM Leo Varadkar unveils s new cabinet

Ireland has a new prime minister who this week named his cabinet. Vincent Boland, the FT's Dublin correspondent, discusses with John Murray Brown the significance of the appointment of Leo Varadkar, an openly gay politician who is the son of an Indian immigrant father and at 38 the youngest ever Irish leader.

Duration: 00:09:03

GE management shake-up

The US giant replaces its veteran chief executive, Jeff Immelt , with insider John Flannery as it faces declining share prices. The FT's Andrew Parker dissects the development with Ed Crooks and Andrew Hill

Duration: 00:11:31

Oldest human remains found in Morocco

A revolutionary discovery of fossils in Morocco suggests humans that lived 300,000 years ago may have looked like us, though they may not have thought like us, the FT's Clive Cookson tells Andrew Jack

Duration: 00:10:16

Macron's party seeks parliamentary majority

Sunday's first round of voting in France's legislative elections are a crucial test of the level of support behind the new president Emmanuel Macron. Harriet Agnew discusses the polls with Anne-Sylvaine Chassany and Michael Stothard

Duration: 00:07:43

Uber struggles to fix management problems

The FT's Leslie Hook tells Ravi Mattu about the company's latest efforts to rebuild its management team in the face of a series of scandals

Duration: 00:10:11

Where does Russia stand on climate change?

A long-standing reliance on oil and gas has prevented Russia from developing a renewable energy industry, but this may be beginning to change, the FT's Henry Foy tells Pilita Clark

Duration: 00:07:52

London voters speak about their voting intentions

Business professionals in London talk candidly to Zosia Wasik about which policies and parties they favour ahead of this week's election

Duration: 00:13:36

Boutique firms rival big banks in M&A league table

The ability of the boutiques to out-earn much larger bank rivals is a reflection of how they have been able to convince corporate America that they can excel on the biggest deals, the FT's Sujeet Indap tells Patrick Jenkins. Music by Kevin MacLeod

Duration: 00:05:02

Goldman move to buy Venezuela bonds sparks outrage

News that Goldman Sachs had bought almost $3bn worth of Venezuelan bonds sparked outrage this week and prompted Venezuelan opposition leaders to accuse the US bank of handing the country’s autocratic government a financial lifeline even as many of its people go hungry. Jonathan Wheatley discusses the controversy with Gideon Long, FT Andes correspondent, and Robin Wigglesworth, US markets editor.

Duration: 00:10:23

Russian banker laments Washington paralysis

A top Russian banker has accused the American elite of waging a political witch hunt against Donald Trump and preventing any improvement in east-west relations. Martin Arnold, the FT's banking editor, discusses the comments by Andre Kostin of Russian state bank VTB, with Moscow correspondent Max Seddon. Picture credit: Charlie Bibby

Duration: 00:09:25

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