Daily Archives: January 12, 2012

The Eurozone, the Hildebrand affair and prospects for political reform in Myanmar

As Greece continues to haunt the Eurozone, Berlin bureau chief Quentin Peel and Europe news editor Ben Hall join Gideon Rachman to discuss the latest developments in the crisis. Also, Zurich correspondent Haig Simonian discusses the fallout from the Philipp Hildebrand affair at the Swiss National Bank, and Gwen Robinson, south east Asia correspondent, discusses the prospects for political reform in Myanmar

John Paul Rathbone

Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad’s “Hate America Tour” continues. First stop was the obligatory visit to Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, the Iranian president’s usual window onto the region. Then Nicaragua, to attend the inauguration of newly re-elected president Daniel Ortega. Today it’s the turn of the Castro brothers in Cuba. Tomorrow it is Ecuador. Read more

John Aglionby

In his second video on the US 2012 presidential election campaign, FT columnist Edward Luce considers whether anything or anyone can stop Mitt Romney from winning the Republican party presidential nomination after his wins in Iowa and New Hampshire.