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The audio magazine of WACKER shows the many exciting roles chemistry plays in everyday life. Each instalment will give you interesting insights into how chemistry ensures perfectly functioning products in all areas of life. Whether it is drugs, computers, cleaning agents, clothing or toys - WACKER products play a vital role almost everywhere. More: www.wacker.com/podcast
 
How do you make Big Data less intimidating, more actionable and thus more valuable, in particular for marketing and communications professionals? That is the question at the heart of the Small Data Forum, an initiative by LexisNexis Business Insight Solutions to listen, learn, share and educate ourselves and others who grapple with the challenges of the information avalanche. Industry thought-leaders Neville Hobson, Sam Knowles and host Thomas Stoeckle discuss current industry themes and new ...
 
Welcome to Of Course...China! We’re Ziv and Fernando, two long-time China expats with a combined 37 years experience of living and running businesses in the middle kingdom. We’ll be talking about life in China as we know it, interview interesting characters about their China jobs and opportunities, and explore what it means to live in China in 2020 and beyond! Listen to us weekly and watch us on YouTube. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channels and leave us a comment with topics you’d like ...
 
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Nicole is a paediatrician in Ohio who was shocked when she received a ton of nasty comments on one of her online videos. Her “mistake” was providing reliable, evidence-based information about vaccines.It meant that anti-vaccine activists targeted her. But with the help of a group of volunteer medical professionals called Shots Heard Around the Worl…
 
Angela Merkel has expressed opposition to the Biden administration’s proposal to suspend intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines, and Norway’s Telenor has written off its entire $782m investment in Myanmar but will remain in the country. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains what is behind the commodities super cycle and …
 
Stocks of major vaccine makers were rattled on Wednesday after the US decided to support a plan to temporarily suspend the intellectual property rights for Covid-19 jabs, and India’s coronavirus crisis is hitting the international shipping industry. Plus, the FT’s leisure industries correspondent, Alice Hancock, talks about the European tourism ind…
 
Treasury secretary Janet Yellen said on Tuesday that US interest rates may need to rise so that the economy does not overheat, and US states and companies are offering all kinds of incentives to entice people to get vaccinated against coronavirus. Plus, there are very few women in top roles in European central banking and economics. Two of them spo…
 
A wave of cash flooding bank balance sheets has prompted some US lenders to advise corporate clients to move money out of deposits, and Apollo has bought Verizon’s media assets including Yahoo for $5bn. Plus, the FT’s mergers & acquisitions reporter, Ortenca Aliaj, explains why the Spac boom has deflated. Apollo buys Verizon media assets including …
 
The trial between Epic Games and Apple is set to kick off today, and the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is back in federal court. Plus, the FT’s southeast Europe correspondent, Valerie Hopkins, explains the love-hate relationships that Serbians have with Chinese investment in their country. ‘Fortnite’ maker goes to war over ‘Apple tax’ https:…
 
A helicopter carrying vaccines is greeted in a by a crowd in an indigenous village – and the villagers are armed with bows and arrows. It’s just one, thankfully rare incident. But it’s a symptom of the creeping misinformation hitting some of Brazil’s most remote communities.But rather than being a vestige of traditional ideas or village life, rumou…
 
Amazon reported its second straight quarter of $100bn-plus sales, comfortably beating Wall Street’s targets, and the FT’s Elaine Moore looks at Apple’s results, which were boosted by iPhone sales. Also, the US government this summer will start sending monthly child allowances in an experimental effort to reduce child poverty. Plus, the FT’s markets…
 
The Federal Reserve upgraded its view of the US economic recovery, but kept interest rates close to zero, Brussels has insisted it is putting in place tough new processes to ensure the EU’s unprecedented recovery fund is not frittered away and global health expert Abraar Karan talks about the current surge in coronavirus cases in India. Plus, the F…
 
Google reported record first quarter earnings, and stock market listings around the world are running at their fastest pace this year. Plus, FT columnist Sarah O’Connor explains why millennials and Gen Z have been hit so hard by the pandemic, and what can be done to help them. Google ad boom sends profits to new record https://www.ft.com/content/c6…
 
The US will share up to 60m doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine with other countries, and Total has declared force majeure on its multibillion-dollar LNG development in Mozambique. Plus, the FT’s consumer industries reporter, Patricia Nilsson, talks about the celebrity and sex worker subscription site, OnlyFans, which has exploded in popularity…
 
Chinese companies have raised a record $11bn on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq this year, vaccine makers have warned about the risks of giving up patent rights to their Covid-19 vaccines, the White House is expected to greenlight a wind power project off the Massachusetts coast. And Germany’s Green Party has a leader who symbolizes the imag…
 
“It is beyond moronic.” Yes, this might well have been a quote by Gary Neville, Alan Shearer or some other righteously outraged standard bearer of the purity of – in particular – the original English version of European soccerball, in response to the announcement of that ill-fated, short-lived ‘thought’ experiment in the commercial optimisation of …
 
As India struggles with a surge in Covid-19 cases, it is also dealing with a wave of misinformation about the virus and vaccines. Although now banned from Facebook and YouTube, self-proclaimed nutritionist Biswaroop Roy Chowdhury built his social media stardom by claiming that conventional medicine is almost entirely wrong about coronavirus.Labelle…
 
Joe Biden plans to announce a set of tax increases on the wealthiest Americans, and there has been a rally in the price of lumber due to demand from the housing market. Plus, the FT’s data journalist, Christine Zhang, explains how statistics can fail Asian American communities. Biden prepares to announce string of tax rises for richest Americans ht…
 
US President Joe Biden is set to announce his country’s steepest ever emissions cuts, Russia plans to pull out of the International Space Station by 2025, and Turkey’s opposition is asking where US$128bn in foreign exchange reserves has gone. Plus, the FT’s Shanghai correspondent, Tom Hale, explains why the corruption at Huarong Asset Management is…
 
A jury in Minneapolis found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on three charges in the killing of George Floyd, TikTok is accused of illegally collecting personal data on millions of children in the UK and Europe. Plus, the FT’s sports editor, Murad Ahmed, has the latest in the European football upheaval and the decision by leading English …
 
The concerns that led to a halt in Johnson & Johnson’s Covid vaccine rollout could damage confidence in the company’s longer-term vaccines programme, and Apple will allow the social media app Parler to return to its app store. Plus, Miguel Diaz-Canel has been confirmed as the new head of Cuba’s Communist party. The FT’s Latin America editor, Michae…
 
Consumers around the world have stockpiled an extra $5.4tn of savings since the coronavirus pandemic began, and many of Europe’s wealthiest football clubs have agreed to join a breakaway “Super League” competition. Plus, the FT’s Lex columnist Elaine Moore discusses whether the audio chat app, Clubhouse, has staying power. Global savers’ $5.4tn sto…
 
Webb is a Canadian making custom-made trucks in his big factory in China. He’s an accomplished hands-on kind of entrepreneur who fell in love with China and became the first and only custom-made tow trucks maker in China. His manufacturing company, Metro Tow Trucks, produces impressive, heavy duty trucks for distribution all over the world. In this…
 
Catherine’s family believed in alternative medicine and she grew up in relatively poor, fringe communities that didn’t have much to do with mainstream science or Britain’s national health system. And when social media became a big part of her life, she started believing in all sorts of wild conspiracy theories. But when she slowly realised that she…
 
Global equities reached new heights and Treasuries rallied sharply on Thursday on the back of upbeat economic data in the US, and Dubai has become the first city to sign a contract with an autonomous taxi manufacturer. Plus, US president Joe Biden imposed new sanctions on Moscow on Thursday. The FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains how inves…
 
Three of the largest US banks beat profits expectations on Wednesday on the back of a strengthening US economy, and Egyptian authorities have seized the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal as they seek compensation of more than $900m from the Ever Given’s owners. Plus, the FT’s deputy editor, Patrick Jenkins, discusses Deutsche Bank’s turnar…
 
Coinbase prepares to be the first leading cryptocurrency exchange to list on a US stock market, and the eurozone economy is showing signs of adapting to coronavirus lockdowns. Plus, the FT’s private capital correspondent, Kaye Wiggins, discusses the corporate drama surrounding the private equity bidding for Japan’s Toshiba. Coinbase listing set to …
 
Tony moved from China to California in 1998 for higher education. After graduation he chose to stay in the US and worked in AI and digital innovation at Silicon Valley for a decade. In 2013 he decided to come back to China to open his own AI innovation company, Foocaa, and today he’s responsible for hundreds of smart communities managements in many…
 
Boris Johnson has commissioned an independent inquiry into the lobbying scandal involving David Cameron and Greensill Capital, and the $5bn-valued cyber security technology company, Darktrace, has set out plans to float in London. Plus, the FT’s US sports business correspondent, Sara Germano, explains why US states have suddenly embraced online spo…
 
Former British prime minister David Cameron has admitted he made mistakes over his government lobbying for Greensill Capital, leading Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is expanding its investment in chips, and Microsoft is on the verge of acquiring the voice technology pioneer, Nuance. Plus, the FT’s US equities correspondent, Aziza Kasumov, discusse…
 
The Querdenken (in English, “lateral thinking”) sprung up last summer – it’s Germany’s anti-vaccine, Covid-denying, anti-lockdown movement, and it’s created a new crop of social media figures. The baseless conspiracy theories they spread have got more extreme over time – and one man in particular has use parents’ worries about the impact of lockdow…
 
Noel Lee’s die cast collectibles items are made in China in small batches, 1000 pieces per model. His brand, Calibre Wings, produces fine and accurate aviation scale models in die cast metal. Noel is a China expat from Singapore who lived in Hong Kong for more than a decade and has been based in Shenzhen in the past couple of years. Watch this podc…
 
Amazon looked on course to defeat a historic effort by workers to unionise an Alabama warehouse, and companies and countries around the world are weighing the Biden administration’s global corporate tax plan. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains Goldman Sachs’ purchase of £75m of Deliveroo shares after the UK food delivery group’s …
 
The start-up that owns the biotechnology behind the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine has confidentially filed for an initial public offering in the US, Indian social media group ShareChat has raised more than $500m to grow its popular short-video app Moj, and Austrian activist Max Schrems has filed a privacy complaint against Google in France. Plus, the …
 
The EU drug regulator will launch an investigation next week into whether clinical trials of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine contravened ethical standards, and Japan’s national champion, Renesas Electronics, is being forced to diversify due to the pressures brought on by the chip industry. Plus, the FT’s Latin America editor, Michael Stott, exp…
 
US Treasury secretary Janet Yellen is calling on other countries to join the US in setting a corporate global minimum tax, and bond investors who took big risks at the outset of the pandemic are enjoying big returns. Plus, the FT’s greater China correspondent, Kathrin Hille, discusses how a little-known chip company that dominates the global semico…
 
The boom in Bitcoin mining is having an unintended consequence: it has driven up the cost of computer chips. Plus, the FT’s US-China correspondent, Demetri Sevastopulo, explains how China’s repressive treatment of its Uyghur Muslims is affecting Western brands who do business in the country. Bitcoin mining boom adds to chip price inflation https://…
 
Recent surveys indicate that there might be rising scepticism about vaccines in South Africa. But even before the coronavirus pandemic started, the Rainbow Nation was battling a tide of anti-vaccine misinformation online. And one study found that although there is a relatively small group of South African anti-vaccine activists, they are being bols…
 
Wall Street touched a record high Wednesday as the White House released details of President Joe Biden’s multi trillion-dollar US stimulus plan, and the food delivery app, Deliveroo, closed down 26 per cent in its first day on the public market. Plus, the FT’s US labour and equalities correspondent, Taylor Nicole Rogers, explains why there are fewe…
 
The head of the IMF has warned that the world should be ready for an emerging market debt crisis as the global economy emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, and Russia is using the Suez Canal incident to promote its own Arctic shipping route. Plus, the FT’s Mexico and Central America correspondent, Jude Webber, explains why Mexico’s citizens are w…
 
The Biden administration is sticking with a Trump administration policy that will make it easier for US diplomats to meet with Taiwanese officials, and US companies say they are feeling the bite of inflation. Plus, the FT’s global finance correspondent, Robin Wigglesworth, explains why banks might be more careful with hedge fund leverage after the …
 
The private investment firm Archegos Capital was behind billions of dollars worth of share sales that captivated Wall Street on Friday, the head of the Suez Canal Authority has warned that there is no timeline for freeing the 220,000-tonne container ship that has blocked one of the main arteries of global trade, and Amazon workers in Bessemer wrap …
 
France is one of the most vaccine sceptical countries in the world. A recent poll suggests just 40% of French people intend to take a Covid-19 vaccine, but what's fuelling the doubt?We meet the superstar doctor whose anti-authoritarian zeal has inspired an army of devotees, and the conspiracy obsessed shaman with a huge following on social media.Pl…
 
European leaders clash over vaccine distribution at a marathon virtual summit, holders of UK government bonds are suffering the worst quarter in at least two decades as Britain’s economic prospects brighten, Jack Ma’s Ant Group demands bigger fees to rebuild valuation after pulled IPO, and comfort foods like doughnuts and mac and cheese proved popu…
 
British and European officials on Wednesday issued a joint statement saying they’d discussed developing a “reciprocally beneficial relationship” to tackle Covid-19, after a top official in Brussels accused the UK of “vaccine nationalism”; a grounded container ship has blocked traffic in one of the world’s most critical shipping passages; and the ru…
 
The escalation of a diplomatic row between the EU and China could imperil a market-access deal meant to be the cornerstone of future relations between Brussels and Beijing, Facebook’s CEO prepares for a grilling by US lawmakers over misinformation, and the Wall Street asset management group BlackRock has pushed for more diversity but now faces crit…
 
Investor confidence in Turkey is shaken by the shock dismissal of the head of the central bank and the appointment of a new central banker with unorthodox ideas on how to tackle the country’s economic challenges, the increased production of the Covid-19 vaccine is creating shortages of other medicines, and Goldman Sachs bows to workplace complaints…
 
Investors have injected almost $170bn into global stocks over the past month, Broadway’s theatre workers are still waiting for curtains to lift, and India’s job shortage prompts the northern state of Haryana to adopt new rules that require companies to hire residents from that state. Investors inject almost $170bn into global stocks in 4 week https…
 
From our very own version of Numberwang, to utilitarianism, the precautionary principle, the Plague of Athens 430 BC, to Gartner’s latest tech trends, the SmallDataForum serves up another mixed bag of goodies and smarties. I kick off by offering a selection of ciphers for our very own SmallDataForum Numberwang from 1 (Health Secretary Matt Hancock’…
 
Europe’s biggest countries are set to resume using the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine after the EU drugs regulator said the jab was safe, and the US is taking a tough stance as members from the Biden administration meet with Chinese officials in Alaska. Plus, the FT’s markets editor, Katie Martin, explains why investors are reboarding airli…
 
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