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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 19, 2020

Chinese students/US: freshman error
Further curbs on foreign students, who are big source of income for US colleges, are not wise

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 19, 2020

Companies use the eco-excuse at their peril
Policies that make everyday life more expensive are not going to be uniformly popular

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 19, 2020

Don't expect the earth from fund managers on climate change
Decarbonisation is the responsibility of government, not altruistic businessmen

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 18, 2020

Identity matters in infrastructure investment
A one-size-fits-all model pre-empts the local entrepreneurship that Britain needs

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 18, 2020

Ski slopes/climate change: losing the drift
Resorts are grimly contemplating potential losses, but changes will be uneven

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Pearson's latest profit warning is a teachable moment
UK-based education company is still more value trap than takeover candidate

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Reasons to be cynical about the trade rally
Investors heading back into emerging markets are taking a political risk

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Fed's embrace of higher inflation is ‘momentous' for markets
Funds pile into gold, commodities and inflation-protected bonds as hedges for price rises

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Help! I'm heading into the U-shaped happiness abyss
Studies suggest misery peaks at age 47.2 and I'm 46

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

State Street: custody battle
Custodian banks are being squeezed by the shift from active to low-cost passive funds

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Thoughts for the weekend
"Being funny is apparently not always our strong suit."

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Let athletes enjoy their high-tech footwear
All runners ultimately gain from the innovation of Nike and its rivals

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Royal rebels are swapping one gilded cage for another
By breaking free, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex hope for more publicity on their own terms

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Casino/French strikes: red herring
French supermarket blames unrest for poor sales, but this story whiffs of one of its fish counter

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Financial markets in 2020
Vanguard's model is under scrutiny, BlackRock makes climate pledge — can it deliver?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

If Johnson wants to ‘level up', this is what he must do
The power that enabled regional economies to make Britain what it became needs to be restored

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Cranswick: pig in a China shop
Angst on farmyards in Asia has translated into escalating meat prices — and the UK pork producer is a beneficiary

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Ant Financial: small savers, big bets
It will take a lot to dissuade local investors from flocking to this rare listing

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Why Hollywood still prefers the little woman
Does Greta Gerwig's film really challenge the gender narrative?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

What are the best trees to plant now?
Our gardening columnist offers guidance for making a practical, ethical and beautiful choice

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

How to choose a bathtub that will make waves
Go big, grand and freestanding if you've got space but built-in has merits too

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Remembering Roger Scruton
A celebration of the late conservative philosopher's life

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Facebook does not understand marketplace of ideas
Self-regulation of the internet and social media will not work

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Jamie Dimon is causing headaches for rivals — and himself
JPMorgan's stellar profits show banks can make money despite tougher rules

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Will the real Mark Darcy please stand for Labour leader?
Keir Starmer has never denied the idea he was a model for the Bridget Jones character, but, then, why would you?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Can Mâconnais wines rival the best burgundy?
A retrospective tasting of Jean-Marie Guffens' exceptionally nervy creations suggests so

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

The energy transition will not come cheaply
Europe is one of the first to tackle the costs of the new climate order

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

A demographic trap and low growth are Putin's biggest challenges
Moscow has an urgent need to close the trust deficit with the public

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

The ITV M&A fantasy
What's the definition of insanity again?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Think hard before ditching GDP
Fine, bash GDP. But it's unclear we have a better measure of prosperity.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

EM investors can no longer ignore climate change
The benign consensus for 2020 leaves too much out of the equation

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

I heart the heartlands: in defence of the misunderstood Midwest
As the Iowa caucuses approach, Patti Waldmeir on the perils of cliché in ‘flyover country'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

I heart the heartlands: in defence of the US's misunderstood Midwest
As the Iowa caucuses approach, Patti Waldmeir on the perils of cliché in ‘flyover country'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Retired customers find it harder to break up with their bank
Finding a good credit card deal when you're older is more difficult

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Why I won't be taking up a savings challenge
Putting aside £100 a week is just a pipe dream — and what would it achieve anyway?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Pinn's illustration of the week: Tariff truce
‘Phase one' deal provides only limited relief in US-China trade war

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Why my bad taste is the kiss of death
Come study me, oh trendspotters and psephologists, to see what the future does not hold

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Why my purchase choices have the kiss of death
Come study me, oh trendspotters and psephologists, to see what the future does not hold

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

The end of the global art capital
LA is booming but no one city can lay claim to creative supremacy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

New shipping fuel rules push specialised oil towards $100 a barrel
Low-sulphur grades in high demand after switch that also boosts owners of vessels fitted with ‘scrubbers'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

World Economic Forum gets a woke wash
Greta Thunberg leads field of female headliners with Carney's green supergroup in support

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Morgan Stanley: the Gorman conquest
A shift towards staid, stable income generators has paid off

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Putin plots to remain Russia's puppet master
The president is shaping a new power structure but has no intention of bowing out

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Washington and tech groups on course for security clash
Opposing approaches to Microsoft and Apple's back doors reveal tensions at heart of data protection

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

RWE: auf Wiedersehen, coal
Fossil fuel is as unpopular with investors as it is with tree huggers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Iraq's young protesters stand their ground
A leaderless movement wants a new election law to challenge the recycled faces of the past

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

John Wood: sun worshipper
Investors will be rewarded if the company can reinvent itself

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Pearson's failings must be consigned to the history books
Publishing group has suffered from management and strategic mis-steps

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

The alphabet soup of green standards needs a new recipe
A common framework for climate accounting would put pressure on top executives to act

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Outgoing FT editor Lionel Barber reflects on how the world has changed during his tenure
How the global financial crisis, the rise of China and the tech revolution have transformed our lives

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Blockchain, all over your face
How good does the distributed dream-ledger taste?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Shandong Ruyi: confessions of a shopaholic
Instead of becoming a global fashion powerhouse, group lacks enough cash to cover liabilities

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

How to understand clients by analysing social media
What you say on twitter could end up used by brands to influence what people buy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Beware economists bearing simple equations
Proponents of wealth taxes and the Green New Deal are relying on conflicting theories

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Beware Trump's admiration for Putin, Xi and Erdogan
The US president has made little attempt to hide his respect for strongman leaders

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

The landing zone for Europe's banking union
To get out of deadlock, euro members should compromise over ‘safe portfolio' solution

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Britain's retail banking reform has fallen short
Policymakers must address barriers to growth for challenger banks

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Putin revamp hinges on the illusion behind Russia's social contract
The ruler and most of the ruled know concrete reality of power trumps law-based state

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

The GPIF and the complexity of stewardship
If Japan's largest pension fund wants to lead on stewardship, it needs to pick better battles.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Baillie Gifford: pot kettle black
Apparently price discovery is bad, unless you're investing in companies that facilitate it.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Tesla: electric sheep
Apparently price discovery is bad, unless you're investing in companies that facilitate it.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Memo to Brexiters — free trade is no vote winner
The aggregate gains are distributed unevenly — witness how well the top 1 per cent have done

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Why Donald Trump is proving George Orwell wrong
‘Orwell had me convinced that clear speech was an auxiliary to truth, until Trump came along'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 16, 2020

Hand me my pensions crystal ball
The newly self employed have a lot to learn about saving for retirement

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Iron ore outlook rests on Vale's tricky rebound
Shareholders are revelling in bumper payouts, but prices could fade down the track

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

The Fed is the cause of the bubble in everything
We know from experience that liquidity-fuelled asset markets usually end badly

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Ghosn's escape puts Japan justice system in a tight spot
Flight of ex-Nissan boss robs prosecutors of chance to subject their case to global scrutiny

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Truce in the US-China trade war is only partial
Relations remain in a worse state than when Donald Trump took office

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Goldman Sachs: carded
Bank's soon-to-be-unveiled financial targets should serve as a reality check for investors

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Misguided Flybe rescue sets a damaging precedent
Propping up a struggling airline is not the way to safeguard routes

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

ASMI/Moore's Law: 20-year overnight success
Dutch group's stonking share price performance looks justified

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Ashmore/Mark Coombs: hold music
Stock is at a record high, up 47 per cent over the past year

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

How to stop war over Nile between Egypt and Ethiopia
Addis has in the past rejected mediation, but the US has recently become involved

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Tullow will struggle for capital in decarbonising world
Oil explorer has little chance of securing transformational transaction at a good price

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Iran's theocrats will not risk losing control
The protesters struggling for greater freedom and a decent livelihood are gambling with their lives

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Suits v hoodies: the cryptocurrency battle
Facebook's Libra was a wake-up call for central bankers, who are now adapting to a new digital reality

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Costa Rica flinches as crime taints its reputation
The US downgrade of travel recommendations was a slap in the face for the green paradise

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Huawei/US sanctions: call to arms
Chinese group's suppliers will be biggest casualties of expanded action by Washington

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Biden represents a portal to the past for US allies
The former vice-president's record is woven into the tapestry of Nato and the old trade consensus

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

US disregard for allies in Middle East risks backfiring
Europeans forced to raise pressure on Iran despite Donald Trump's snub

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Tech groups cannot be allowed to hide from scrutiny
Governments should make companies more accountable for the AI they provide for the public sector

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Conservatives should care about inequality
Too wide a gap between top and bottom undermines trust in the system

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Splits over Green QE are a sign of the times
There is a broader message in central banks' differences on greening the economy.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Further reading
Roberto, a soup; nomic-nomics; a warning from Yamaha; America's favourite poison; and more.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Rural women are biggest victims of Africa's energy shortfall
Pioneering solutions that are already in use offer hope for change

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Fund managers must embrace AI disruption
Choosing the status quo over change will prove fatal

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

What Trigger's broom can teach us about investment
How much have the assets in your portfolio changed over the years?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

The fallacy behind passive fund management
Ultra-low charges created an industry that hitched a lucrative free ride on the backs of stock pickers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 15, 2020

Why we can't resist online reviews
It's hard not to look up opinions on Google, Yelp or Expedia — even if you suspect some might be fake

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 14, 2020

It's a strange world where tech stocks are safe havens
Investors are drawn to Fangs' rich balance sheets and deep liquidity in the market

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 14, 2020

Lithuania must balance the benefits of fintech
It is a business opportunity and potential security threat at the same time

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 14, 2020

Should I study a masters straight away, or work for a few years?
Your question for our expert — and readers' advice

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 14, 2020

Investors should heed lessons from 2018 shake-out
Markets prove robust in face of stresses but recent history shows how slip-ups can emerge

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 14, 2020

Tech stock options: vested interest
Companies that offer employees ways to cash out early present an appealing solution

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 14, 2020

Boohoo's margin: less sustainable than its model?
Online retailer has bet on celebrity collaborations but profitability is hurting

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 14, 2020

JPMorgan: built to scale
Bank announces 2019 net income of $36bn

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 14, 2020

BlackRock needs to deliver on climate pledges
The world's largest asset manager promises to reshape finance

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 14, 2020

Tunisia risks its role as a democratic exemplar
Three months after free elections, the Arab state has yet to install a new government

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 14, 2020

German industry: car alarm
Electrification means country is set to lose its grip on most lucrative links in value chain

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 14, 2020

China is not an intellectual property thief
Now that the US has reached the top of the ladder of tech supremacy, it wants to kick it away

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