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Money talks: Delayed tariffication

21:37 | Aug 13th

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...Show More
Money talks: Yuan-a fight?

20:20 | Aug 6th

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 th...Show More
Money talks: Brexit and the City

22:54 | Jul 2nd

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 Lond...Show More
Money talks: All the presidents men

19:23 | Jun 11th

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 t...Show More
Money talks: Tariffs at dawn

19:39 | Jun 4th

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...Show More
Money talks: When the chips are down

22:47 | May 21st

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 h...Show More
Money talks: Big bank theory

24:26 | Apr 16th

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 shad...Show More
Money talks: Banking on independence

20:26 | Apr 9th

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 sho...Show More
Money talks: Opioid scandal

20:28 | Apr 2nd

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...Show More
Money talks: #Metoo in Economics

18:01 | Mar 19th

A new survey published this week shows harassment and discrimination are widespread problems in the academic field of economics. Soumaya Keynes, our US Economics Editor, speaks to those in the field and Ben Bernanke, President of the American Economi...Show More
Money talks: Boeing grounded

22:12 | Mar 12th

Several countries have grounded Boeing’s 737 Max after two catastrophic crashes. What are the precedents and can the business recover? Also, as China’s giant current-account surplus vanishes, could this lead to the Chinese economy opening up? And Vol...Show More
Money talks: No magic sauce

21:17 | Feb 26th

Could Kraft Heinz’s troubles signal the limits of cost-cutting and the strategies of 3G Capital? Germany’s Deutsche Bank is struggling, but merging might not be the right answer. Sallie Krawcheck, a titan of Wall Street, who once thought social impac...Show More
Money talks: A billionaire, a scandal and business…

19:02 | Feb 12th

The world’s richest man, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos fights back against the Enquirer. Tackling the challenge of the "pink" and "blue" jobs market — should the employment market be more "purple"? And on a scale of 1 to 10, how useful are employee surveys?...Show More
Money talks: Crude awakening

18:21 | Feb 5th

ExxonMobil is pursuing an aggressive plan for oil investment. Charlotte Howard, our energy editor, explains why. Also, Brian Roberts, CEO of Comcast has a record of wrong-footing critics—can he do so again? And the producers of China’s ancient liquor...Show More
Money talks: Achtung maybe?

14:26 | Jan 22nd

Is Germany's economy on the brink of a recession? And Professor Amy Edmondson, author of “The Fearless Organisation”, examines the importance of speaking up in the workplace. Also, remembering John Clifton "Jack" Bogle, patron saint of the amateur in...Show More
Money talks: Cost of the shutdown

16:40 | Jan 15th

Will the government shutdown in America cause long-lasting economic damage? Henry Tricks reports on how robots and automation will help Chinese firms cope with rising wages and the trade war. Also, what fuelled the huge growth of Canada's state pensi...Show More
Money talks: The Euro at 20

19:44 | Jan 8th

As the Euro turns 20 years old, we look back at its launch and ask what the future holds for the currency. After Apple announced it was cutting its quarterly revenue forecast, we discuss whether peak smartphone has been reached. And, Vice President o...Show More
Money talks: Bright economic stars

28:53 | Jan 1st

Who are the world’s most exciting young economists? Every ten years, since 1988, The Economist has chosen those whose innovative research is likely to shape our future. Their work varies from the science of education choices to the economics of the w...Show More
Money talks: The Christmas jamboree

23:16 | Dec 18th, 2018

The Economist’s Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Charlotte Howard and NPR’s Cardiff Garcia join host Philip Coggan for our celebration of the business, finance and economics highlights and lowlights of 2018.
Money talks: Huawei in the spotlight

21:14 | Dec 11th, 2018

The Chinese tech company at the centre of the American - China trade war. How illicit trade is threatening our future with guest Professor Louise Shelley. And the exclusive and influential part of the financial landscape reserved for billionaires. Si...Show More
Money talks: Easing into a recovery?

16:57 | Dec 4th, 2018

As the ECB brings an end to quantitative easing, is Europe’s economic recovery underway? How, despite the glamour of its fashion show, Victoria’s Secret is struggling to keep up with rivals. And the problem of online fraud in America. Simon Long host...Show More
Money talks: Going, going, Ghosn

12:14 | Nov 27th, 2018

We discuss General Motors’ plans to halt production at five factories in North America and cut more than 14,000 jobs. Also, what next for Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors and Renault after Carlos Ghosn was arrested on suspicion of financial misconduct and d...Show More
Money talks: Trump’s Economics Adviser

15:17 | Nov 20th, 2018

We speak to Kevin Hassett, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers about the American economy. Helen Joyce hosts.
Money talks: Monopolies and boardroom games

16:15 | Nov 13th, 2018

How powerful firms could undermine public faith in capitalism. Shakespearean drama in Nokia’s boardroom. And most businesses are ramping up their holiday hiring, but where will they find workers? Simon Long hosts. Music by TeknoAXE CC by 4.0 (Cello ...Show More
Money talks: Sky’s the limit

16:43 | Sep 25th, 2018

The impact on the media industry of Comcast’s blowout bid for Sky. What has changed in the corporate world in the wake of the #MeToo movement? And the annoying CEO habits you might not want to emulate. Andrew Palmer hosts
Money talks: Tariffic!

18:00 | Sep 18th, 2018

More Trump tariffs, how is China likely to retaliate? Historian Lord Skidelsky challenges mainstream economic ideas. And the hopes and hurdles for South Korean businesses eyeing up opportunities in North Korea. Philip Coggan hosts
Money talks: Crumbling currencies

18:35 | Sep 4th, 2018

How are the governments in Argentina and Turkey responding to their financial and economic crises? Samir Desai, the CEO and cofounder of funding circle, explains why he’s going public. And what are the biggest threats to the global smartphone supply ...Show More
Money talks: Chopping zeros off the Bolivar

20:07 | Aug 21st, 2018

What effect will President Maduro’s desperate measures have on the Venezuelan economy? Stephen Gibbs reports from Caracas. Also on the show: how can companies protect themselves against intangible risks and dealing with congestion in cities. Andrew P...Show More
Money talks: Make trade not war

18:23 | Jul 10th, 2018

Is there a way out of trade war? The US tariffs and the global repercussions. Bringing electricity to the remotest and poorest parts of the world - are mini-grids the answer? And is WeWork worth its $20bn valuation? Helen Joyce hosts
Money talks: Netflixonomics

21:32 | Jun 26th, 2018

Gady Epstein explores how Netflix has grown into a global entertainment network and asks Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings about power and responsibility. Also, is government outsourcing a toxic model that can’t be rescued? And could you lead the country o...Show More
Money talks: Drums of trade war

22:33 | Jun 19th, 2018

As fears mount of a trade war between China and America, David Rennie looks at how China is preparing. And as part of our Open Future season, we explore how tax systems could be improved. Also, the electric bike business is riding high. Helen Joyce h...Show More
Money talks: New year, new economics?

22:17 | Jan 2nd, 2018

We cajole our economics editors, John O’Sullivan and Henry Curr, to make predictions for 2018. Also, Soumaya Keynes asks how can the field of economics attract more women? Simon Long hosts.
Money talks: We have to ask about money!

15:07 | Dec 26th, 2017

We take a look back at 2017 — headaches at Uber, a new way to learn Economics, butter shortages in France and behavioural economics with Michael Lewis. Also, Latin lessons from J Balvin. Simon Long hosts.
Money Talks: The Quiz

15:01 | Dec 19th, 2017

Andrew Palmer, Simon Long and Rachana Shanbhogue answer tough questions about finance and economics and fight for prizes. Philip Coggan is our quizmaster supremo.