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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 19, 2019

Universal basic income: money for nothing
Worries about machines replacing workers fuel enthusiasm for programme

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 19, 2019

Time's up for a golden age of corporate greenwashing
Many companies speak fine words about climate change but now need to take action

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 18, 2019

Brexit has changed the job of an MP for ever
Threats and abuse, as well as increased engagement, are features of the new landscape

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Tragedy suspends reality TV's grim parade
In retrospect, it is shocking that ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show' went on for so long

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Employee ownership can make societies richer
As entrepreneurs sell companies, they can make them more inclusive

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Latest National Savings & Investments rates
Current rates from the state-owned savings bank

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Governments are the frenemies of society on hacking
Smart, unscrupulous players are exploiting the vulnerabilities of our digital devices

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Trump and the tariffs
Trade levies spark Chinese retaliation and risk hurting American economy and people

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Why Labour's plans for nationalisation will be legally tricky
Sector regulation and compensation rights limit what can be done

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Marketing/Thomas Cook: brand spanking view
Travel group's name has cut little ice with customers seeking cheap deals online

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

UK infrastructure needs more action and fewer promises
We seem incapable of choosing big projects that offer value for money

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Lilium/electric aviation: wing and a prayer
A commercial air taxi service will require better batteries

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May 17, 2019

Why China will not dump US Treasuries in retaliation
Ditching debt would unleash financial instability in Washington but likely backfire on Beijing

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Who can you trust with your money?
Better regulation — not more regulation — is needed to protect consumers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Alabama's anti-abortion law heralds a long legal fight
Liberals weigh risks of losing Roe v Wade enshrining a woman's constitutional right to abortion

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Brexit: why Theresa May is on her way out
FT's James Blitz argues her EU withdrawal deal is likely to be defeated

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Voters want to move on but Brexit Britain is stuck
Politicians still owe the electorate an honest appraisal of the costs of leaving the EU

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

The wine world's upstarts and outsiders
Experimental winemakers are abandoning traditional, restrictive appellations

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Decoding the fickle trade policy of Donald Trump
Investors need to accept that US actions do not follow simple rules

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Here's how to create elegant floral displays at home
Your blooms should be blowsy and romantic — almost vulgar

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Czech out a rival to Chelsea
Olomouc's impressive Flora festival is staged three times a year and apart from busloads of Germans few outside the country have heard of it

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Mithril Capital's Ajay Royan on the next growth frontier
And why the current obsession with negative-margin hypergrowth can only create zero-sum tech enterprises.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Metro Bank's woes are a warning: watch the metrics
When a single number becomes all important investors should be wary

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May 17, 2019

Deutsche Bank's lucky number 7
The German bank sticks its neck out on CNY/USD.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Be suspicious of entrepreneurs who redefine success
The founders of WeWork and Richer Sounds want to be judged on different metrics

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Further reading
Communist-style adversity scores are now an SAT thing; Funds that pay investors to invest in them; Alexander Nix says the data doesn't work; plus much more...

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Nvidia: graphic decline
Chipmaker's insistence that a rebound is imminent looks overly optimistic

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Nvidia: miss-conductor
Chipmaker's insistence that a rebound is imminent looks overly optimistic

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

The Champions League final marks the end for football's free spirits
The game between Liverpool and Tottenham is a triumph of teamwork over ego

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Champions League final marks end for football's free spirits
The game between Liverpool and Tottenham is a triumph of teamwork over ego

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Why it's the end for football's free spirits
The 2019 Champions League final will mark the triumph of teamwork over ego

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Ingram Pinn's illustration of the week: spyPhone
Surveillance software infects smartphones

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

The obstacles that speed and slow our path
Sometimes when we are forced to rethink we discover a better course of action

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 17, 2019

Things that go bump in the flight: a guide to aircraft noises
From the steady hum (it's not always the engines) to a ‘dog' barking in cargo, here's what those sounds mean

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May 17, 2019

Why lack of competition is rubbish for investors
Concentration of power in a few superstar firms reduces investment and productivity too

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

European elections 2019: viewpoints from a continent at a crossroads
Voters come face-to-face to debate the future Europe

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May 16, 2019

Polisario case reveals high stakes behind investors' ESG enthusiasm
Legal action over disputed African territory affects EU links with Morocco

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May 16, 2019

Beyond Brexit in the Waldorf Hilton
Liz Truss delivers keynote conference speech slamming ‘insidious' anti-wealth sentiment

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Lack of 2019 budget casts long cloud over Lebanon bond sale
International creditors have demanded Lebanon reform its public sector

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Mifid II critics are not seeing the big picture
Early data on its effects show market opening and integration are continuing apace

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

WhatsApp: hack attack
Security breach could delay parent Facebook's plans to transform app

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Thomas Cook's £1bn writedown shows airline sale is no rest cure
Departure of flight business will not alleviate investors' discomfort

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

WhatsApp hack shows risk of private spy tools
Sale of surveillance software requires significant ethical safeguards

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Uber offers chastening lesson for platform businesses
‘Platformania' appears to be over as many such groups ‘are not sustainable businesses'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

‘Global Britain' is an illusion as distance has not died
Trade often occurs within supply chains, where reliability and control is vital

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

UK nationalisations: calculated to hurt
If Jeremy Corbyn's plan becomes reality it would be painful for investors

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Bayer's woes unveil a wider truth about Germany
A country that excels at innovation shrinks from the consequences of it

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

3i: Action plan
Private equity firm's biggest bet is discount retailer — and it has no plans to change that

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

The dollar will dominate for a while yet
And when a challenge to its supremacy comes, it might be from an unexpected quarter

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May 16, 2019

Tencent: cloudy outlook
Group's fintech business will probably stay low-margin for many quarters

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Nestlé/EQT: skin in the game
Swiss group can now focus on high-growth food and beverages sectors

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

M&A bonanza poses an impairment threat for investors
Huge amounts of goodwill sit on companies' balance sheets as global growth looks shaky

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

NHS brain drain is down to pension tax changes
Critical staff are leaving or cutting their hours; the service needs urgent changes

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Governments must halt the spread of spyware
Surveillance tools are for sale to whoever can afford them

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May 16, 2019

US sets course for its next Middle Eastern war of choice
Dick Cheney's heirs are laying the groundwork for an Iran conflict

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Europe needs Keynesianism for the good times too
This is not the time to complain about German tight-fistedness

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Uber IPO woes stem from a lack of innovation
Replacing Travis Kalanick as chief sapped the company's relentless drive

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Did Beyonce make $300m from Uber's IPO?
Probably not.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

US drug pricing is in need of an overhaul
The structure of the market suits everyone involved, except for ill Americans

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

No, corporate tax avoidance is not legal
And it makes no sense to separate it from definitions of illicit financial flows.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Has granny signed a pre-nup?
Lawyers report an increase in older couples using measure to protect their wealth

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Time to cast your vote in the Eurovision fund contest
Are continental investments music to your ears or a broken record?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Frequent flyer: how business travellers can help cure mass tourism
Four reasons why business travel is a desirable type of tourism

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Trade is an opening shot in a wider US-China conflict
The current standoff is part of a struggle for global pre-eminence

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Stakes rise for Venezuelan assets stateside
The US steps away from a "nuclear option."

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Stuff the dragons, I'm just here for the spoilers
Can't keep up with our box-set culture? Start at the end (don't worry, this column doesn't give it away)

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Forget ‘Brussels bureaucrats: national leaders run Europe
We've muddled our way into a ‘Europe of nations' — but it works

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 16, 2019

Forget Brussels bureaucrats: national leaders run Europe
We've muddled our way into a ‘Europe of nations' — but it works

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

China's global ambitions retrace Britain's imperial past
But connectivity, rather than control, is the true route to success

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

Lagardère's blurring of the lines prompts Amber to turn red
Arnaud Lagardère controls French group but he faces big questions on debt and worth

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

Investors need to focus on China's grinding gears
Slowing growth in jobs and wages comes as household debt is increasing dramatically

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

WeWork: Adam's Ark
Investing in the tangible part of the service provider's value chain may appeal

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

EU's centre-right should reject the Orban model
Trump has embraced Hungary's premier but Brussels should not

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

The world is in danger of blowing its sand budget
There are grave environmental consequences from the plundering of lakes, rivers and coastal areas

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

LafargeHolcim: weak foundations
Improvement in profitability does not mean the merger was a value-building transaction

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

Walmart/Asda: stretchy pants, tight IPO price
US business models, like US street style, do not automatically catch on overseas

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

The revolution will be customised: the rise of pick 'n' mix politics
Established parties are losing out as voters and politicians create their own political playlists

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

British Land and Landsec shrug off Brexit thanks to London elite
Vote to leave the EU has widened the commercial split between London and the rest of England

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

MUFG/Japanese banks: go west
Lenders have financial strength and technical sophistication in their favour

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

Sex strike? Not sure I'm pro that choice
Alyssa Milano's initiative is laudable but no substitute for real political action

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

Trump needs more Trumpians in the White House
The Republican party is using the president to advance an unreconstructed agenda

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

How to submit a letter to the editor
Keep it short and free of jargon

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

Farage and strange case of the European elections
His Brexit party seeks appointment to a body in which it does not want to sit

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

The EU must not cut the Balkans adrift
Broken promises on membership will undermine moderates and reformers in the region

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

The US needs antitrust law for the 21st century
Co-founder Chris Hughes' call to break up Facebook points to need for new competition rules

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

How much more can Argentina adjust?
The battle between politics and capital markets looks set to intensify.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

The $119tn question: how do we get China to save for retirement?
Asian people are living up to 20 years longer so simply hoarding cash will not do

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

Smile! Selfies are following a rich oral storytelling tradition
Forget the digital detox, it's time to acknowledge the benefits of technology

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

Smile! Selfies are part of a rich storytelling tradition
Forget the digital detox, it's time to acknowledge the benefits of technology

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

Ignore ‘tariff terror' — political gridlock is good for investors
Fears of a US-China trade war are overdone

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 15, 2019

Premier League wins by creating room at the top for football clubs
England's top division shows how to triumph in the age of global sports

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 14, 2019

India needs to unlock its natural resource potential
Mining industry could grow to 10% of GDP if country develops its own deposits

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 14, 2019

Uber: greenshoe shuffle
Being the lead underwriter in an IPO is prestigious but it comes with pitfalls

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 14, 2019

Versailles party exposes Carlos Ghosn's misjudgment
Former chairman of Renault and Nissan spent €635,000 on 2014 event, paid for by his company

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 14, 2019

Fintech challengers lose to 18th-century lender
Banking body awards funds to oldest mutual savings and mortgage provider Nationwide

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 14, 2019

The IMF should enforce strict targets in Pakistan
Transparency is needed on loans from China, UAE and Saudi Arabia

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 14, 2019

Fintech challengers lose to 18th-century lenders
Banking body awards funds to oldest mutual savings and mortgage provider Nationwide

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 14, 2019

Iran and the US risk igniting the Middle East tinderbox
Tehran is suspected of using pinprick assaults as a warning to the US and its allies

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 14, 2019

How the long debt cycle might end
Some fear the fire of inflation; others the ice of deflation

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 14, 2019

Investors wrongfooted by downturn at emerging Asia
Some analysts expect the headwinds facing the region to last for some time

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