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FT Investigations


Hear some of the best-reported stories from the Financial Times’s investigative journalists. The dialogue in these podcasts is based on interviews, court records and other documents. We pace each story over a series of episodes.


20:06 | Feb 5th, 2018

The UK's private finance initiative was designed as an alternative way to fund the building of hospitals, schools and other infrastructure. But was it a costly mistake? Matthew Vincent is joined by th...Show More

22:01 | Jan 29th, 2018

There are two ways of looking at Britain’s rail privatisation story. If you focus on usage, it looks like a success. But look at the cost and level of passenger satisfaction and the picture is not qui...Show More
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28:21 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Years of austerity and rising bills in the UK have eroded the consensus that private companies could run utilities more cheaply and efficiently than the state and opposition politicians are calling fo...Show More

18:17 | Nov 3rd, 2016

Afghanistan has made great strides in areas of womens' education and employment, in spite of the insecurity and violence that dominate the headlines. Freelance producer Catriona Oliphant visited the c...Show More

10:36 | Sep 8th, 2016

China has a controversial history in Cambodia, where it was the main foreign supporter of the genocidal Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. These days China is pouring money into the country at an unprecedented...Show More
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