Read a transcript of this episode on

Biden made his first comments on Afghanistan and blamed the chaos in Kabul on the country’s deposed leaders, and desperate Afghans overran the airport trying to flee. Pakistan’s international bonds came under selling pressure on Monday as emerging market investors braced themselves for the fallout from the crisis in Afghanistan, and the Taliban has pledged to create an open and inclusive government but most observers expect the swift return of repressive theocratic rule in the country.

Pakistan bonds hit as investors brace for Afghanistan fallout - with Tommy Stubbington, capital market correspondent

Who are the Taliban 2.0?  - with Stephanie Findlay, South Asia correspondent

The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show’s editor is Jess Smith. Our intern is Zoe Han. Additional help by 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 for privacy and opt-out information.

View our accessibility guide.

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2023. All rights reserved.
Reuse this content (opens in new window) CommentsJump to comments section

Follow the topics in this audio


Comments have not been enabled for this article.