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Our editors and correspondents give their authoritative take on the markets, the economy and the world of business. Published every Tuesday on Economist Radio.
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Our editors and correspondents give their authoritative take on the markets, the economy and the world of business. Published every Tuesday on Economist Radio.

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Money talks: Delayed tariffication

8/13/2019
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President Trump has delayed some tariffs on Chinese imports. Soumaya Keynes, our US economics editor, explains the surprise decision and its implications for the global economy. Also, is data as valuable an asset as oil? What can companies learn from the oil industry about keeping data safe? And, the secrets of success for online fashion retailers. Rachana Shanbogue hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:22:08

Money talks: Yuan-a fight?

8/6/2019
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President Donald Trump has accused China of being a currency manipulator, after the Chinese currency “po qi” or “cracked 7” against the US dollar— a psychologically significant value—for the first time in over a decade. How will this escalation of the US-China trade war affect global markets? Also, how useful are yield curves for predicting future recessions? And, life without Uber. Rachana Shanbhogue presents. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:50

Money talks: Warren of Wall Street

7/30/2019
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Can US Senator Elizabeth Warren convince Wall Street to back her and how are the other candidates faring in the Democratic competition for the 2020 presidential nomination? And, David Autor, an economist at MIT, speaks to Money Talks about how computers changed the US labour market, the impact of China and his gecko brand. Also, will the world follow Sweden’s lead and go cashless? Simon Long hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:25

Money talks: Europe’s bright spots

7/23/2019
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A few resilient countries and sectors have helped cushion the effects of a trade and manufacturing slowdown on the euro zone. But can that continue? Also, Tyler Cowen, an economist and blogger, stands up for big business. And, it’s all in the small print – why it matters that consumers neither read nor understand the contracts they sign. Simon Long hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:16:42

Money talks: How slow can you grow?

7/16/2019
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Last week’s episode asked how long American economic growth could last. Now, new figures reveal that China’s growth is the slowest in nearly three decades. What can the Chinese government do about it? Insurance companies make their money from predicting disaster, but as those risks change the industry is lagging behind. And England has won the Cricket World Cup in a controversial tiebreak––but are tiebreaks fair? Simon Long hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit...

Duration:00:21:33

Money talks: When the growing gets tough

7/9/2019
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America’s economy has been expanding for 121 months in a row—unemployment is low and the stock market has soared. But how long can this last? History suggests a painful recession might be around the corner. Nobel prizewinner and economics professor Joseph Stiglitz tells us capitalism is broken. And, what is an economist's secret to affordable tickets to Wimbledon? Rachana Shanbhogue hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:18:33

Money talks: Brexit and the City

7/2/2019
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London is home to the world’s biggest international financial centre. But Brexit threatens to cut the City off from its most important single foreign market. Tamzin Booth, The Economist’s Britain business editor, investigates whether the City of London can survive Brexit and how other cities across Europe, like Frankfurt, are vying to win their rival’s business. What is at stake on both sides of the Channel, and are there any winners in this battle? For information regarding your data...

Duration:00:22:54

Money talks: Bargaining chips

6/25/2019
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The trade war between America and China is intensifying after America blacklisted five more Chinese technology entities. Will this jeopardise any talk of a trade deal at the upcoming G20 summit? Could low-denomination treasury bills help Italy’s cash-strapped economy? Also, a new way of working called “ghost work”. Phil Coggan hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:18:12

Money talks: Banking bad

6/18/2019
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Deutsche Bank plans to create a new division, a “bad bank”, which will hold tens of billions of euros of assets as part of an overhaul of it is operations. Will the remaining firm become profitable enough to satisfy regulators and investors? And the growing concern in China over balancing the books at a local level. Also, our correspondent takes a trip to Citeco — France’s museum of economics. Patrick Foulis hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:17:14

Money talks: All the presidents men

6/11/2019
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There are no women in the running to take over as the next President of the European Central Bank. And, lessons from the Woodford Investment group—even star fund-managers can struggle to outperform the market. Also, why do German billionaires avoid the limelight? Simon Long hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:19:54

Money talks: Tariffs at dawn

6/4/2019
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President Trump has started using import tariffs to win political as well as economic battles. What will be the impact of his latest threats to impose tariffs on Mexican goods? Also, how the US Federal Reserve is preparing for the next recession. And, how a toxic working environment can poison lives even among do-gooders. Simon Long hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:19:39

Money talks: Just the job

5/28/2019
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The received wisdom is that work is becoming low-paid and precarious, with jobs lost to automation and the gig economy. The data say otherwise. What does the jobs boom in the rich world mean for the global economy? Also, will Alibaba’s plans to list in Hong Kong start a corporate shift away from Wall Street? And, the role of clearing houses in averting financial crises. Philip Coggan hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:21:27

Money talks: When the chips are down

5/21/2019
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How will the Trump administration’s restrictions affect Huawei—can the world’s second biggest smartphone maker adapt to not doing business with America? Michael Froman, a former US trade representative and the vice-chairman of MasterCard, discusses how private companies themselves can promote freer trade. And Jennifer Eberhardt, a professor of psychology, on the science of racial bias. Simon Long hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:41

Money talks: A US-China game of nerves

5/14/2019
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Two-way trade between America and China hit $2bn a day last year. But the growing mistrust between the two countries is turning business from a safe space into a field of contention. David Rennie, The Economist’s Beijing bureau chief, has travelled across both countries and found that, with China’s daunting rise, making money is no longer enough to keep friendly relations. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:30

Money talks: Tech’s raid on the banks

5/7/2019
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Digital disruption is coming to banking at last. Helen Joyce travels across Asia to see how fintechs like Ant Financial are transforming how people spend, save and invest their money, and asks whether traditional banks can catch up. Who will win the battle to be the bank of the future? And could having a bank in your pocket make your money safer? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:30

Money talks: Rise of the No Men

4/30/2019
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Since the financial crisis, compliance officers in charge of minimising banks’ regulatory woes have never been more in demand. Will banks reach peak compliance? Also, author Caroline Criado Perez exposes what she calls “data bias in a world designed for men”. Also, after Avengers: Endgame broke box office records, will Disney Hulk smash the streaming competition later this year? Philip Coggan hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:19:41

Money talks: Waging bull

4/23/2019
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As the debate about raising the minimum wage in America intensifies, it seems that wages for the lowest-paid Americans are already on the increase. Also, why is wage growth in the UK picking up at last? Finally, the most expensive homes in the world’s most desirable cities are becoming a bit less expensive. Simon Longs hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:22:46

Money talks: Big bank theory

4/16/2019
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America’s largest banks reported earnings this week. Bank of America’s chief executive, Brian Moynihan, tells Anne McElvoy why he is bullish about the American economy and justifies his pay package. Also, can Goldman Sachs reinvent itself in the shadow of a scandal? And, Tiger Woods’s stroke of genius—for the business of golf. Simon Long hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:25:19

Money talks: Banking on independence

4/9/2019
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It’s all change at the European Central Bank with its president, Mario Draghi, set to depart, along with two senior board members. As debate rumbles in America around central-bank independence, can new leadership at the ECB navigate the political shoals? Also, Airbus’s new boss seeks to capitalise as Boeing flounders. And, can the exorbitant cost of cross-border remittances be brought down? Simon Long hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:20:26

Money talks: Opioid scandal

4/2/2019
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Purdue Pharma, a US company which makes OxyContin and is owned by members of the Sackler family, is at the eye of the opioid crisis. What next for the Sacklers and how similar is this storm to that which faced the tobacco industry in the 1990s? Also, the fading fortunes of European banks and NYC’s $100bn congestion problem. Simon Long hosts For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:20:28