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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Italy needs an alternative coalition to stop Salvini
A Five Star-Democratic party tie-up could steer through a new budget

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Avast: sails, multiple
Shares should continue to enjoy a fair wind and a following sea

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Sports Direct's reluctant auditors show need for a third party
Would a separate body to appoint corporate scrutineers fix a flaw in the system?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

The trouble with American tourism
With locals too broke to take a break and trade tensions deterring foreign visitors, the economic effects could be dire

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

OneSavings Bank: one direction
Focus on professional clients gives mortgage lender an advantage over its rivals

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Want to buy Greenland Mr Trump? Let's talk terms
Fellow Europeans, we have a wealthy sucker here. Let's squeeze him for all he's worth

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Want to buy Greenland, Mr Trump? Let's talk terms
Fellow Europeans, we have a wealthy sucker here. Let's squeeze him for all he's worth

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Ferguson/Nelson Peltz: many fauceted problem
Activist may make off with UK supplier of plumbing components to relist it in US

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Who benefits from the next US recession?
The populist left failed to ‘win' the last crisis — it is unlikely to miss out again

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Alibaba IPO/Hong Kong protests: pause and effect
Few have more to lose than mainland Chinese investors if financial hub falters

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Apple/Disney/streaming: bundles of joy
Heavyweights' battle to upstage each other provides gripping drama

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Rise in Indian financial literacy tarnishes appeal of gold
Demand for the metal wanes as savvy investors eye stocks and bonds for higher returns

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Rise in Indians' financial literacy tarnishes appeal of gold
Demand for the metal wanes as savvy investors eye stocks and bonds for higher returns

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Gold's prized status slips among Indians
Efforts are under way to reinvent most tangible of assets as one fit for India's growing digital economy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Guilt is good for corporate chief executives
Companies must be pressed to turn words into action on inequality and climate change

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Federal Reserve should use forward guidance now
Central bank has not fully exploited this new tool to stimulate the economy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Blackout raises alarms on UK energy resilience
High-tech economy is more vulnerable even to short-term power cuts

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Further reading
Ruining childhood; bank margins; asset manager capitalism; and more.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

Business in Hong Kong needs to stay strong
Beijing wants to make companies impose obedience to China on protesting employees

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 21, 2019

The insidious threat of biometrics
From fingerprints to irises, our unique features are being hailed as an alternative to passwords. The risks are huge

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

Why Germany Inc needs a big governance reboot
Too many giants of the Dax are suffering from self-inflicted wounds

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

Unizo battle could unlock a lot of value in Japan
Tug of war between HIS and Fortress shows the benefits of an all-out bidding war

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

Conte resignation shows stakes are high in Italy's political crisis
Elections or a fresh coalition may follow the prime minister's departure

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

EU migrants must not be Brexit bargaining chips
Ending free movement under a no-deal exit risks a repeat of the Windrush scandal

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

Is Greene King the right pub for Li Ka-shing's £4.6bn deal?
Analysts suggest other groups in sector offer real estate backing and better value

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

Home Depot: nailing it
Stock looks a good fixer-upper for investors, despite a modest slowdown

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

Tencent's difficult coming of age
Chinese regulators continue to restrict content and sales as younger rivals challenge

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

Sotheby's/Patrick Drahi: hammer clamour
Auction house comes under fire over sale of its own business

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

German 30-year Bund: the final frontier
Bond markets boldly go ever deeper into the parallel universe of negative interest rates

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

Persimmon/Brexit: gripe fruit
Cracks in housebuilder's public façade have hit stocks but the subsidence is overdone

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

Crypto salaries are a flashback to company scrip
Enthusiasts forget that employers have used salary tokens to tie up labour

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

Baidu/HK protests: trolled by traders
The poor outlook for the Chinese search engine operator cannot be massaged away

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

A new chapter in Portugal's history of migration
Tourism has brought economic benefits but could threaten Lisbon's traditional way of life

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

The race in quantum computing is not a zero-sum game
Ideas, talent and investment all flow in multiple directions — and this should be celebrated

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

Europe must be braced for a trio of trade shocks
It is high time for the EU to unlock the fiscal side of its macroeconomic armoury

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

Europe must brace for a trio of trade shocks
It is high time for the EU to unlock the fiscal side of its macroeconomic armoury

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

US sanctions are worsening Venezuela's agony
Ending the suffering needs broad diplomatic push and engagement with Russia and China

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

Did my ex-husband hide assets in our divorce settlement?
His brother has a holiday home in Barbados and I wonder where he got the money from

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 20, 2019

Corporate sponsors have a golden grip on the art world
Institutions and artists are under pressure to probe the origins of their support

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

Is it time to shed our anonymity online?
Those who choose to comment online should learn to take ownership of their opinions

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

Policymakers can fight next recession by ‘going direct'
On eve of Jackson Hole meeting, the worrying reality is that central banks are out of ammo

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

Watch Chinese data for signs of capital flight
Unrest in Hong Kong could accelerate weakening of the renminbi

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

Greene King/CK Asset: not pint sized
Frothy offer is more about infrastructure than beer

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

Business must act on a new corporate purpose
Companies must realign incentives and define targets beyond profits

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

For outsourcer Mitie, debt cuts are priceless
Selling catering operations for £85m will further strengthen the balance sheet

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

Estee Lauder: blemish free
Cosmetics sector proves to be recession-proof

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

FTSE 100 CEO pay: change management
Shrinking remuneration has come with a rising trend in C-suite turnover

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

Imperial Brands: fume laden
The cigarette group faces a tough task convincing investors it can carve out a future in tobacco alternatives

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

Modi's ‘dawn of development' is Kashmir's dark hour
While the Indian prime minister is jubilant, locals are cut off and caged in

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

FamilyMart UNY: quixotic charms
Intense competition and deflationary pressures favour growth by acquisition

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

Low interest rates hurt the poor and vulnerable
Most households have no hope of accumulating savings; they are better off being profligate

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

The corner of the bond market that won't go negative
Why is some of the highest rated euro debt returning more than 1 per cent?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

The food industry is due another revolution
Data-rich delivery companies will know their customers far better than a restaurant ever can

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

IMF and World Bank must get tough on corruption
This is a particularly good time for a new approach as new leaders take charge at both institutions

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

Tumblr: blogging's on the wall
New owner will seek alternative sources of revenue but falling user numbers are uninspiring

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

Washington warms to the idea of a weaker dollar
The novelty of an interventionist approach gains cross-party traction on Capitol Hill

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

Democracies need renewal if they are to survive
They can be modernised and restored, though never to permanent, perfect health

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

Democracies need retooling if they are to survive
They can be modernised and restored, though never to permanent, perfect health

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

BlackRock has rattled the private equity industry
The fund manager's initiative is good for investors but comes at a strange time

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

Falling prices have a silver lining for oil majors
Global companies have a chance to regain access to once-closed areas

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

Beware the dead hand of the controlling founder
WeWork offers little protection for investors if its CEO's genius fades

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

How space technology has improved the airline experience
From flying at efficient speeds and altitudes to inertial navigation, commercial flying owes much to Nasa

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 19, 2019

What today's pilots owe to space technology
From navigation systems to managing teams, commercial airlines have learnt a lot from Nasa

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 18, 2019

The plague of long-running feuds in family businesses
Infighting is almost always value-destroying for any outside shareholders

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 18, 2019

Leaked Brexit report should focus MPs' minds
Businesses must prepare for the real possibility the UK will leave the EU without an agreement

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 18, 2019

Markets are adjusting to a turbulent world
A synchronised global recession is likely, punctuated by a step-by-step downturn

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 18, 2019

Dart Group on target to propel Jet2 further
Unlike its rivals, the travel group ended the year with a cash surplus

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 18, 2019

Punishing Ireland will backfire on Brexiters
London's strategy of inflicting as much commercial damage as possible is unjustified

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 18, 2019

Workers' and managers' interests are aligned
The next meeting of the G7 is an opportunity for co-ordinated action on inequality

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 18, 2019

Investment banks are losing their grip on IPOs
The technology sector in particular now favours direct listing

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 18, 2019

Crime figures show need for change in UK policing
The government must reverse the effects of cuts to law enforcement

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 18, 2019

Chartered Financial Analysts: the dream to excel
To survive, investment professionals must beat the average — and their cheaper passive rivals

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 17, 2019

It's open season for advice to the young — but who benefits?
Talking about our careers and life choices makes us feel better about ourselves

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 17, 2019

Non! Boris Johnson is not de Gaulle
The UK prime minister displays none of the general's moral seriousness or sense of responsibility

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Hard Brexit could test UK's reliance on capital flows
Yawning current account deficit is a vulnerability associated with emerging markets

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Argentine assets still look vulnerable to another selling frenzy
Stocks shed about 40 per cent in dollar terms this week but further dangers loom

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

The Epstein case is an indictment of US justice
America's legal system has failed the financier's victims at every juncture

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

General Electric: held to account
Harry Markopolos makes some good points about the US conglomerate, but none is new

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

The cost of uncertainty
Global recession fears come amid Trump's unpredictability, Asia conflicts and Brexit

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Carlsberg: probably not
The Danish brewer's half-year results were strong but its valuation is too frothy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Oh, Inverted World (Update)
Just how reliable is the inversion of the yield curve in forecasting recession?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Brexit/ferries: all at sea
Danish ferry operator DFDS warns of lower profits as UK freight arrivals fall

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Is there such a thing as a free lunch? German banks edition
Who is right? Twitter or Milton Friedman?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Dogma and complacency put the German economy at risk
A lack of political ambition, reform and investment when times were good have hobbled the country

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Bank of England may have no choice but join race to the bottom
Central banks around the world are sending out worrying signals about the economy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

The foreign states that own Britain's railways
Train travel in the UK now combines the worst features of capitalism and socialism

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Cloudflare/IPOs: clear the fog
The cyber security company needs bigger customers — but should beware of being heavy-handed

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

My tips for outdoor dining in style
Think basketware, blankets, Brideshead and Beaton

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

The trouble with ‘eco-conscious' gardening
Bees like so-called native plants — but so do pests

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Was the 1960s the last pre-global decade?
An era long synonymous with progress is now idealised for the opposite reason

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Were the 1960s the last pre-global decade?
An era long synonymous with progress is now idealised for the opposite reason

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Silicon Valley is eating the banks' lunch
Assailed by Apple Card and Revolut, traditional lenders risk having their Kodak moment

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Those key Brexit buzz phrases decoded
Can you really talk down a country? And what is Standing order 48? A timely guide

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Glacial recognition: the polar-chilled wines of Ontario and Finger Lakes
What are the finest examples from these inclement regions?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Upside down world marks limits of monetary policy
Borrowing for free comes with rising risks over financial stability

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Why Kmart is hottest spot in Hamptons
What happens when the haves and have-nots meet in the aisles of a discount store?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Why Kmart is the hottest spot in the Hamptons
What happens when the haves and have-nots meet in the aisles of a discount store?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Reasons to take a holiday — especially a short one
There's something fractal about rest: we need it daily, weekly and yearly

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 16, 2019

Oh, Inverted World
Just how reliable is the inversion of the yield curve in forecasting recession?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Aug 15, 2019

Shrunken stock markets are a rising political risk
Trend towards ‘de-equitisation' is not likely to reverse any time soon

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