All eyes have been on the big fall in the price of gold but there's been a sell-off of metals across the board, including copper. Lex's Stuart Kirk and Julia Grindell discuss the outlook for copper and how slowing demand from China will affect the price. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
Since Mario Draghi's "whatever it takes" vow, sovereign bond markets in Europe have calmed and converged but the interest rates for small business in the core and the periphery remain divergent. Huw Pill, chief European economist at Goldman Sachs, discusses with capital markets editor Ralph Atkins, the extent of the problem and how the European Central Bank could tackle it. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
Rohit Jaggi visits the Brooklands Museum to explore the connections between the funding of F1 today and how the teams kept the races going in the 20th century. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
African currencies are at risk of depreciation at a time of unprecedented investor interest.
Research reveals that the UK's seaside resort of Blackpool will be hit hardest by welfare reform being implemented by the country's coalition government. Two community workers give their take on how the city and its people are coping with the changes. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
Cardiff Garcia and Joseph Cotterill of FT Alphaville talk about Argentina becoming embroiled in the sovereign debt "trial of the century" - and what it means for markets generally. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
North Korea's television station issues a stark warning for foreigners to evacuate South Korea. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
The economic strains pulling at Europe's seams are bringing about a rise in nationalist and separatist movements. Frederick Studemann, comment and analysis editor, talks to Tony Barber, Europe editor, and Ferdinando Giugliano, leader writer, about how much further austerity measures can be taken and what political upheaval they might cause in the run-up to the EU budget. For more on Austerity in Europe visit http://www.ft.com/intl/indepth/austerity-in-europe http://www.FT.com/video
As was widely expected Friday, Spain this weekend made a formal request for up to $125 billion in aid for its banking sector. Financial markets rallied in reaction, with major Asian markets rising nearly 2% in overnight trading. "Our conclusion is that liquidity issues will be addressed in the euro zone," David Kotok, chairman of Cumberland Advisors wrote this weekend.
Submitted by ChrisMartenson.com Japan Is Now Another Spinning Plate In The Global Economy Circus At the circus, you are sometimes treated to the spinning plate act where a performer tries to keep an improbable number of plates spinning at once, racing from one plate to the next as their wobbles indicate the need for another dose of momentum. Considering the number of spinning and wobbling plates that our central planners are managing, it's easy to be both amazed and anxious at the same time. The difference between the spinning plate analogy and real-world economic and financial systems is that if a failure occurs out in the real world, it has a very high chance of spreading across and through the other elements of the system. Contagion is the fear, as if in finally toppling, one plate will crash into its neighbor and set off a chain reaction of falling plates. To carry this metaphor, Japan is a wobbly plate