IMF board will examine allegations Georgieva manipulated data to favour China in previous role

Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com

https://www.ft.com/content/fc9fe04c-96ad-4127-ac98-2fbf579c36b6


The International Monetary Fund’s board will meet this week to examine allegations that managing director Kristalina Georgieva manipulated data to favour China while she worked at the World Bank; Deutsche Bank severed relationships with “a very small number” of wealthy clients with criminal records after the arrest of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein; Plus, the FT’s Alphaville editor, Izabella Kaminska, talks about how the availability of gene-editing tools such as Crispr has led to an explosion of unchecked DIY experiments and dangers associated with biohacking. 


War of words escalates over China bias claims against IMF chief

https://www.ft.com/content/7fbface9-9e1c-41c4-84e9-1eb7fbb2023e


Deutsche Bank dropped risky clients after Epstein scandal

https://www.ft.com/content/28744ecd-e798-4516-b9bb-6257b37f2377


Bioterror: the dangers of garage scientists manipulating DNA

https://www.ft.com/content/9ac7f1c0-1468-4dc7-88dd-1370ead42371


The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann, Michael Bruning, and Persis Love. The show’s theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT’s global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. 



See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Transcripts are not currently available for all podcasts, view our accessibility guide.

Get alerts on FT News Briefing when a new story is published

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2021. All rights reserved.
Reuse this content (opens in new window) CommentsJump to comments section

Comments have not been enabled for this article.