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In Conversation - S1E1: Are higher oil prices here to stay? A conversation with IEA's Fatih Birol

In Conversation - S1E1: Are higher oil prices here to stay? A conversation with IEA's Fatih Birol
04 Feb 2023 08:22AM
13 mins

Oil prices have been soaring as countries around the world emerge out of the pandemic, with businesses returning to production, and consumers shopping and travelling again. Are we headed for another energy crisis? And what will this mean for the environment? Hear from Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), in this interview.

In Conversation - S1E8: Are family conglomerates risky business? A conversation with Aswath Damodaran

In India, family businesses account for over two-thirds of the country's GDP. Strong brands, resilient to recession, trusted by generations of consumers. But are they immune to downfall? Following a searing report by US short seller Hindenburg Research, the Adani Group, one of India’s largest family conglomerates, saw shares of its flagship company fall more than 50 percent, losing tens of billions of dollars in value and sending India’s stock market reeling. Aswath Damodaran, finance professor from the Stern School of Business, tells us more.

This episode of In Conversation first first broadcast on 8th March 2023.

24/03/2023 22 mins

In Conversation - S1E7: Who looks after the internet? A conversation with Tom Wheeler

Amongst the food and beauty content on the internet, hide violent, extremist videos. Should social media companies stop terrorist videos, or is taking care of the internet the job of the police? Tom Wheeler, the former head of US internet watchdog the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), answers these questions and more in this interview. 

This episode of In Conversation was first broadcast on 22nd February 2023. 


18/03/2023 22 mins

In Conversation - S1E6: Can Hong Kong really become Asia’s new crypto capital?

Hong Kong is gearing up to become Asia’s crypto capital and restore its former glory as the financial hub of Asia. But after the horrific year that 2022 has been for crypto, including the collapse of Hong Kong-founded FTX, the exodus of finance talent during COVID, and the uncertainty of the new National Security Law, it’s looking to be a tough road ahead. Christopher Hui, Hong Kong Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, tackles the tough questions in this interview.

This episode of In Conversation was first broadcast on 8th February 2023.

10/03/2023 21 mins

In Conversation - S1E5: How can ASEAN end the crisis in Myanmar? A conversation with former Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa

Two years after the military coup, Myanmar remains in civil war. Little progress has been made on ASEAN’s Five Point Consensus, knocked out two months after the coup to try and end the violence. What can ASEAN do to end the crisis in Myanmar? And will the recently announced 2023 election in Myanmar be a sham election? Hear from Marty Natalegawa, Former Indonesian Foreign Minister, in this interview. 

  This episode of In Conversation was first broadcast on 1st February 2023. 


03/03/2023 18 mins

In Conversation - S1E4: No more neutrality for Finland? A conversation with former prime minister Alexander Stubb

Finland. The small Nordic country of just 5.5 million people shares a land border of over 1000 kilometres with Russia, its much larger neighbour. Finland walked a precarious path of neutrality before Russia invaded Ukraine. Now, it wants to join the defence pact NATO to protect itself – a move Putin calls a military threat. Is Finland being safe or being aggressive? Hear from Alexander Stubb, former Finnish prime minister, in this interview.

This episode of In Conversation was first broadcast on 26th October 2022.

24/02/2023 20 mins