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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2019

Why the EU needs new models for non-members
‘Outer circles' of association would mean more countries could plug in to its sphere of influence

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2019

Paul Volcker issues warning for America in final essay
Donald Trump's attacks on the Fed are helping to undermine faith in democratic institutions

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2019

Europe's Green Deal could be the most important in a generation
EU leaders must take this opportunity to set a new course for growth, climate change and inequality

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2019

The world should beware a technology cold war
A drastic decoupling would carry risks for both the US and China

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2019

The role of AI in China's crackdown on Uighurs
What counts as a terrorist in Xinjiang is ultimately decided by humans, not machines

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2019

The Peloton ad has a bigger problem
The US fitness equipment maker's campaign is criticised as sexist but it has another weakness

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2019

Germany's tech scene lacks lure of stock options
Stakes in start-ups are much more than a nice benefit — they're the principal currency

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2019

Peloton's sexist Christmas ad has another problem
Misjudged commercial is an example of an especially troublesome type of marketing mistake

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2019

Fossil fuel producers lay out case for final big rally
Despite green revolution, producers outline chance of a future supply shortfall

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Dec 10, 2019

Quibi/Hollywood: Ok boomer
Generational gap will have to be overcome to deliver a video platform in a crowded market

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Dec 10, 2019

Saudi Aramco IPO: sand paper
A $2tn valuation would be a mirage, convincing only to those willing to believe in it

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Dec 10, 2019

Pelosi's attempt to chew gum and walk with Trump
House speaker makes a political bet by pursuing impeachment and trade deal at same time

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Dec 10, 2019

A German bailout tests EU bank rules to the limit
Approval of taxpayers' money for NordLB stretches credibility

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2019

Science struggled to weigh up warnings from New Zealand volcano
Prediction should be possible but the challenge is to transform data into a real-world risk assessment

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Dec 10, 2019

Uber: steer clear
Company shares are trading 38 per cent below their listing price

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Dec 10, 2019

Rolls-Royce/ValueAct: breaking Brad
Shares are only a shade higher than when Bradley Singer joined in 2016

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Dec 10, 2019

Grant Thornton audit failings must be made public
How can the regulator impose £650,000 fine but not name the public company involved?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2019

The legacy and lessons of Paul Volcker
Do the right thing, do not put your trust in unbridled finance, and have courage

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2019

Jumia: continental drift
Nigeria-based ecommerce company is being forced to retrench and suspend Rwanda business

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2019

What Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are promising for the Christmas Brexit election
The FT's Robert Shrimsley and Miranda Green draw their political Christmas card

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2019

What Johnson and Corbyn are promising for the Brexit election
The FT's Robert Shrimsley and Miranda Green draw their political Christmas card

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2019

Fintechs rediscover the old lesson that service matters
We are seeing a return to competition that differentiates on quality rather than just price

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Dec 10, 2019

Offering haven for Evo Morales polarises host nation
Mexico's tradition of taking leftists into exile is starting to meet opposition among voters

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Dec 10, 2019

Taking hostages is routine in Xi Jinping's China
The Communist party risks creating an iron curtain of ignorance between the country and the west

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Dec 10, 2019

Investors need more clarity on Japan's ‘anti-activism' law
New rules shelter companies from shake-ups but implementation has been vague

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Dec 10, 2019

SoftBank/Alibaba: Wag's the dog
Selling shares in Chinese ecommerce group must be tempting but it would spell trouble

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Dec 10, 2019

SNP's domination of Scotland is under threat
Concerns about police and education quality rise as former leader faces assault trial

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Dec 10, 2019

Global trade needs an independent referee
President Trump must decide if he wants to reform or break the WTO

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Dec 10, 2019

Further reading
Volcker; a student on trial; the repo market; flying cars; and more.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2019

Neoliberalism: pernicious ideology or vacuous insult?
Darren Cullen and Gavin Grindon, the co-curators of a show launched in southeast London, want to tell us why "neoliberalism" is an "obscure and extreme ideological cult".

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2019

Lagarde must not throw in towel on inflation
It is hard to see how the ECB could lower the target without notice or consequence

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Dec 10, 2019

How extreme agility put Zara ahead in fast fashion
The retailer reinvented its supply chain in surprising ways to become super-flexible

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 09, 2019

How to find out what employees really think
Chief executives can listen to deputies or unions to get to the truth about corporate life

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Dec 09, 2019

Winner-takes-all digital economy poses risk for markets
Concentration of business among small number of players presents significant challenge

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Dec 09, 2019

Prosus's £5bn bid for Just Eat shows price of competition
New offer described as ‘derisory' by rival, but it prices in the presence of Uber

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Dec 09, 2019

Russia's sports ban shows its contempt for the rules
Moscow chose deception and denial instead of contrition over doping

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 09, 2019

Goldman Sachs: less is core
Pull towards wider consumer market risks tarnishing institution's gilt-edged brand

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 09, 2019

Tullow's timely lesson on battered energy stocks
The search for unfairly undervalued energy investments is peppered with difficulties

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Dec 09, 2019

Human rights are suffering an onslaught of attacks
The UN must defend those who speak out from government reprisals against them

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 09, 2019

Tullow Oil: downhole
Explorer announces another trim to over-optimistic estimates

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Dec 09, 2019

UK moderates must fight to win back big parties
If mainstream politics is to prevail again, centrists will have to become entryists

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 09, 2019

UK moderates must fight to win back the big parties
If mainstream politics is to prevail again, centrists will have to become entryists

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 09, 2019

Prosus £5bn bid for Just Eat shows price of competition
New offer described as ‘derisory' by rival, but it prices in the presence of Uber

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 09, 2019

Sanofi/Synthorx: soft cell
Pharma giant puts $2.5n price on unprofitable San Diego-based company

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Dec 09, 2019

Indian business breaks ranks amid economic strain
Industrialist Rahul Bajaj has suggested the government has created an atmosphere of fear

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Dec 09, 2019

Twitch shows how hard it is to foresee future jobs
How can we best prepare workforces for the unforeseeable new roles created by tech?

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Dec 09, 2019

Tesco: shops on the block
Disposing of Asian operations would mean disposing of some of the UK-based retailer's finest returns

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Dec 09, 2019

China tech/Lenovo: battle standard
Beijing should remember that all armies depend on their supply lines

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Dec 09, 2019

Abiy Ahmed must split ethnic from electoral politics
Ethiopia's challenges are much like those I faced when I became president of Liberia

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Dec 09, 2019

Central bankers must beware political ‘lower bound'
Monetary policy risks losing public support in perceived clash with national values

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 09, 2019

Why Europe will choose the US over China
America's allies are belatedly heeding its warnings about the Chinese technology threat

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Dec 09, 2019

Argentina must preserve anti-corruption legacy
Mauricio Macri erred on the economy but merits praise for tackling graft

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 09, 2019

Worrying signs that a great global deregulation has begun
Last week threw up four pieces of evidence that the US and Europe are poised to compete to ease the rules

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Dec 09, 2019

Enlightened ESG investors engage, but retain right to divest
Pragmatic ‘carrot and stick' approach can bring about longer lasting change

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 09, 2019

Moscow is being forced to shift its energy strategy
Russia's power in oil and gas is curtailed by the buyer's market

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 09, 2019

Moscow is being forced to shift ts energy strategy
Russia's power in oil and gas is curtailed by the buyer's market

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2019

Regenerative medicine at a critical juncture
Margaret Hamburg on the intersection of science and responsibility

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2019

How women are failed by thoughtless design
Companies have a long and sometimes lethal history of ignoring half the population

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Dec 08, 2019

Decline in MBA applicants in US not mirrored in Europe
Student demand for choice offered by European business schools stays strong

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2019

Investors can change the narrative on climate transition
But results will only follow if governments take the lead

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2019

There are no easy fixes for Nigeria's problems
Reforms to its oil industry and a more efficient state are vital

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2019

How to take back control from Big Tech
Today's Silicon Valley barons have a more powerful tool than money for exerting their will

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2019

Statistical comfort distorts our politics
The problem with bad data is that it lures us into believing false truths

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2019

Fernández will have to clear up Macri's mess
The outgoing president left the economy in worse shape than when he took office

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2019

Fed will have to be creative in the next recession
Its room for manoeuvre on conventional monetary policy is small

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2019

Governments must learn to love borrowing again
If used for wise investment, fiscal stimulus can relieve monetary policy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2019

The painful truth about feedback at work
When done well, radically honest performance reviews tend to produce good results

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2019

M&C Saatchi needs to spin hard to win back investors
Fall from grace of Aim's accountancy champion is another blow for junior market

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2019

Workplace health: clean offices, dirty data
Statistics often come from academics sponsored by hygiene businesses but fail a sniff test

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 07, 2019

Johnson and Corbyn set to disappoint supporters
Both leaders would have to let down their grassroots if they make it to Downing Street

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 07, 2019

Tariffs by false pretences
Trump's real aim is to punish farmers in Argentina and Brazil for the consequences of his own policies

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 07, 2019

Macron and Merkel risk doing Putin's work
At a meeting on Monday, they look set to push Ukraine's Zelensky to bow to Moscow's demands. He should resist

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 07, 2019

IMacron and Merkel risk doing Putin's work
At a meeting on Monday, they look set to push Ukraine's Zelensky to bow to Moscow's demands. He should resist

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 07, 2019

Johnson v Corbyn: who won the final UK election debate?
FT Whitehall correspondent Sebastian Payne on the TV head-to-head between Labour's Jeremy Corbyn and Conservative leader Boris Johnson

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 07, 2019

Deforestation: here's the beef
Soyabean farmers add nutrients to the soil that benefit their livestock peers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 06, 2019

US investors aim at 2019's worst-performing sector
Warren Buffett and Sam Zell among the managers betting that oil and gas stocks are oversold

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 06, 2019

Venezuela's refugee crisis demands co-ordinated action
National government, development banks, the private sector and the diaspora must join forces

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 06, 2019

US tariffs will hit the American dinner party the hardest
Must foodies eat Velveeta to save Mark Zuckerberg a bit of pocket money?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 06, 2019

Thoughts for the weekend
He'll never lose a single AirPod again. He might lose them both, though.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 06, 2019

Protests over pensions show reform is needed
Governments and society need to reimagine what retirement means

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 06, 2019

UK film and television are jewels in the crown
Success of the creative industries is prompting business investment

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 06, 2019

The consequences of ultra-low US unemployment
The American labour market is entering largely unexplored territory

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 06, 2019

CVC/European football: round numbers
Investing in tournament franchises will offer less volatility than big bets on top clubs themselves

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 06, 2019

Ideology is not the problem, but incompetence
If Boris Johnson wins, he should swallow his pride and seek out a wide range of expertise

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 06, 2019

Ideology is not the problem, incompetence is
If Boris Johnson wins, he should swallow his pride and seek out a wide range of expertise

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 06, 2019

The future of collective security
Nato summit tests diplomacy and highlights the need for a common defence strategy

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Dec 06, 2019

How to fix Nato
Emmanuel Macron's doubts about the alliance deserve a serious response

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Dec 06, 2019

Luckin Coffee/Starbucks: frothy latte
A cup of Chinese chain's coffee seems a better buy than its shares this Christmas

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 06, 2019

Tech entrepreneurs are transforming online fashion
Smart, young people with no clothing background find gaps in the fashion market

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Dec 06, 2019

The point of a prize is that someone should win it
Turner Prize 2019 shows it is time for a rethink if we can't give awards to single winners any more

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 06, 2019

Investors try to filter out Sino-US trade war noise
Assuming that markets can live with the ‘weaponisation' of tariffs may be a false comfort

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 06, 2019

Tesla is worth $10, $250 or $500
¯\_(?)_/¯

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Dec 06, 2019

How to find the best books on interior design
Beautiful vintage titles with which to build a reference library

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Dec 06, 2019

What is the real cost of owning a garden?
A book on the economics of gardening puts today's spending into perspective

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Dec 06, 2019

Jancis Robinson's stunning white wines for the festive season
From a delicate Muscadet to a powerful Meursault, 26 wines of excellent value

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Dec 06, 2019

Why I'm possessive about apostrophes
An endangered punctuation mark is being forced into extinction by the internet. Will it soon only exist in the pedant tense?

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Dec 06, 2019

Why some hedge funds are warming towards Europe
Bets on US stocks have proven solid but some feel they have run their course

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 06, 2019

What if Willy Loman had LinkedIn?
It's been 70 years since ‘Death of a Salesman' was first performed — and we have learnt nothing

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Dec 06, 2019

Wealth managers: why you don't always get what you pay for
Cheap index trackers are increasingly part of portfolios

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Dec 06, 2019

WeWork debacle has a silver lining
The collapse in the company's valuation has implications for investors in start-ups

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