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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

Parliamentary reverse leaves Johnson's Brexit plan in limbo
Hostage to delay and wrecking amendments the prime minister still faces fierce battle

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

Japan's draconian FDI reforms drag debate into the open
There is ideological clash within country about role and powers of foreign investors

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

Under Armour: walking the Plank
There is ideological clash within country about role and powers of foreign investors

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

Parliamentary roadblock leaves path to Brexit for Johnson
Wrecking amendments pose big risks but the prime minister has made progress

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

Just Eat investors left to read a moving menu
Attempt by Dutch vehicle of Naspers to gatecrash merger leaves investors with dilemma

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

SoftBank fails to live up to its lofty tech promises
The WeWork affair has raised questions over the group's vision

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

The threat and the promise of digital money
Cryptocurrencies look overhyped, the new payment platforms useful and Libra worrying

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

Infosys: impacted contractor
Cryptocurrencies look overhyped, the new payment platforms useful and Libra worrying

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

St James's Place/Woodford: cruising for a bruising
Cryptocurrencies look overhyped, the new payment platforms useful and Libra worrying

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

Reckitt Benckiser: no kidding
The German trade surplus is stifling the economic growth in the rest of Europe, Michael Ivanovitch writes.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

WeWork and SoftBank: helical horror show
The German trade surplus is stifling the economic growth in the rest of Europe, Michael Ivanovitch writes.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

WeWork/SoftBank: helical horror show
The German trade surplus is stifling the economic growth in the rest of Europe, Michael Ivanovitch writes.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

Peacemaking industry capitalises on global conflict
Entrepreneurs are attracted by highly lucrative contracts to manage disputes in the Middle East

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

Chile needs a more inclusive model of growth
Armoured personnel carriers on the streets are not the answer to protests

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

Companies must reconsider who they really serve
Millennial workers and consumers are demanding more purpose beyond simply profit

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 22, 2019

Structured finance and the slow death of retail
Three retail property deals have defaulted since the start of 2018.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

What could seal a deal to end US/China trade war?
Donald Trump's public criticism of Chinese policy makes it harder for his counterpart to make concessions

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Lebanon promises fiscal reform to quell protests
Public finance woes threaten to worsen and set off the latest emerging market crisis

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

The loneliness of the long-distance chief executive
Wells Fargo's new CEO is about to get a taste of the perils of the lengthy commute

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Woodford, Thomas Cook and how to say sorry
The problem with many CEO apologies is a failure to take personal responsibility

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Germany is a tough place to take private
Bidders face three big hurdles if they want to win control of listed companies

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Executive pay: investors ensure the excess is over
Shareholders have demanded restraint at Smith & Nephew and Standard Chartered

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Bitcoin: beyond da moon
One chart crime to rule them all.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Macron's EU accession veto is a historic mistake
Bloc should open talks with North Macedonia and Albania, then reform itself

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Capital & Counties/Brexit: Candy crush
Upside for City office properties is clear if London banking exodus fails to happen

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

French veil debate uncovers schism on religion
Controversy over mother who wore hijab on a school field trip prompts row

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Just Eat/Takeaway.com: unjustified adjustments
Number crunchers tweak metrics to improve the bottom line

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Lord King: Brexit is no big deal
Merv loses his nerve.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Micro Focus/Open Text: small peer
London-listed software group was built by acquisitions. But more purchases will be difficult

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

KPMG UK: bean counting begins at home
Accountancy firm's economy drive will be hard to steer through

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

MPs must back this deal or force an election
The lack of any decision is intensifying public contempt — it is time to end the impasse

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Facebook is the world's most powerful adolescent
And like many teenagers, it needs to be set some rules

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Facebook's Libra currency is wake-up call for central banks
Policymakers fear losing control if private companies win digital money race

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Ecommerce/ESR Cayman: shed your inhibitions
Property group is unlikely to revive spirits in the Hong Kong market

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Boeing is dragging down the US economy
The decision on whether to let the 737 Max fly again may yet be an economic turning point

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Investors should look beyond the bottom line
Asset managers have a key role in changing corporate perspectives

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Trade will continue to grow despite US-China tensions
Economies in Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East have significantly improved their potential

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Should I leave a job I love to chase a bigger pay packet?
Your question for our expert — and readers' advice

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

With Opec powerless, market dictates oil price
There is no shortage of supply but end of the cartel spells uncertainty for sector

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Life after Libra: how regulators could fuel rise of digital currency
Facebook's project to ‘reinvent money' may lead to reform of global financial system

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 21, 2019

Time is running out for Lebanon's unsustainable debt
The country's ‘magic circle' is fraying at the edges

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

How to go beyond shareholder primacy in good conscience
Corporations should bring evidence to measure their social impact

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

Business schools pivot towards responsible capitalism
Institutions back sustainability amid growing concerns about climate change and inequality

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

Argentina caught between politics and economic reality
Outcome depends on finding a plan for growth while getting a grip on spending

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

The unhappy tale of CEOs who try to split the prize job
When shared leadership fails, powerful group dynamics take over

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

Companies should concentrate on profits
Relegating the interests of shareholders is an open repudiation of the ‘Friedman doctrine'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

Now MPs must debate Johnson's deal
The prime minister needs to set out his vision of a future relationship

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

Why private equity is eroding the IPO market
Financial engineering allows buyouts to extract superior returns without running companies better

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

Brussels believes it is time to move on with Brexit
EU leaders want to minimise disruption and concentrate on other pressing issues

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

Woodford isn't the only worry for UK wealth managers
Rising costs and falling investor confidence are forcing wealth managers to consolidate

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

Europeans have double standards on transatlantic trade
They talk about corporate responsibility but their companies won't walk the walk

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

The Syrian crisis is now Russia's to resolve
America's withdrawal creates an opportunity and a challenge for Moscow

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

China's Xi has more to worry about than slowing economic growth
Crises such as Hong Kong protests and African swine fever offer sterner test of party's grip on power

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

US corporate debt triggers recession concerns
The weakness in company finances is a danger to the rest of the economy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

Johnson's Brexit deal brings united Ireland closer
The Democratic Unionist party is right to be worried

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

Abiy Ahmed's peace prize sends a message to Africa
Ethiopia's prime minister must work to finish the liberal reforms he has started

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 20, 2019

Evasive bosses: mining their language
It seems doubtful obfuscation ratings will reliably predict stock prices

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 19, 2019

Bumpy flights ahead on the path to zero emission workplaces
Greener working practices, including many fewer business trips, are on the horizon

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 19, 2019

Johnson can still see the path to Brexit victory
The Letwin amendment defeat is a setback, but not a fatal blow to the PM's ambitions

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 19, 2019

This Brexit deal is a chance for the UK to move on
Replacing the Northern Ireland backstop provides MPs with a way to start focusing on our future

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Booker Prize: words' worth
Will splitting the literary award also rip up the economics associated with it?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

UK stocks are trapped in a never-ending Brexit loop
Discount attached to domestically focused shares has barely moved since mid-2016

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Thought for the weekend
The origins of Men in Black.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Schlumberger: that sinking feeling
Writedowns do nothing to tackle underlying problems for oilfield services group

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Donald Trump's presidency continues to degenerate
The republic must stand up to the wanton misuse of American power

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Today, in fintech marketing
For those who are fierce, fearless and, um, freedom.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Renault: perpetual commotion
FCA cannot wait long for French carmaker to sort itself out

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Big US bank profits show they can absorb low rates
Investors will need to see they can endure a real downturn before giving them credit

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Does Britain need a stablecoin after sterling's wild ride?
Brexit-related volatility is making the pound act like a mini bitcoin

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Policymakers and the global economy
IMF, World Bank and European Council leaders meet at a time of worrying slowdown

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Booker judges show an unhealthy disregard for rules
It is only a literary prize, but the decision reflects an era when instinct trumps protocol

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal is a leap in the dark
The prime minister must share his vision of the future with the British people

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Labels in finance have become meaningless
In the hunt for returns, investment banks now offer credit cards and hedge funds sell books

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Hong Kong apartments: gnatty dread
Investing in city's developers could be key for ordinary Hong Kongers seeking a home

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

The latest Syrian crisis is a warning to Europe
The bloc should champion liberal democracy, human rights and respect for facts

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Equity investors see reasons to be cheerful
Positive news on trade, Brexit and German spending could fuel a year-end surge

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

The secrets of ‘Succession'
HBO's hit series features a cast of grasping tycoons with few redeeming qualities. What's not to like?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

The Italian island where marvels and myths abound
The history of the Botanic Garden on the Brissago Islands is exotic for more reasons than the plants

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Why is wine so expensive?
Inflation is a worldwide phenomenon and it applies from the bottom to the top of the scale

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Circular economy can bring benefits all round
Recycling and rental schemes could keep products in use for longer

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Pinn's illustration of the week: Super Saturday
Boris Johnson attempts to force his Brexit deal through parliament

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

No one emerges from the Woodford debacle with any credit
Light-touch regulation continues to fail retail investors

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Why Facebook's Libra might be a good thing
In a financial system overly dependent on too-big-to-fail banks, innovations like Facebook's could be crucial

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

The prospects for a second Brexit referendum
Another public vote on leaving the EU would turn on ‘Bregret' and on new voters

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Weakest link theory provides strong claim to the economics Nobel
Once you start to think about O-ring problems, you see them everywhere

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Harold Bloom's lessons for left and right
The late American scholar reminds us that not all opinions are equal

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

How to balance profit and purpose — FT readers weigh in
Tell us what you think about the future of the company

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 18, 2019

Bahrain fintech model offers blueprint for rest of the region
Middle East lags behind global counterparts on digital innovation in finance

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 17, 2019

PG&E backlash slows down decarbonisation plan
California will face delays when the rage against the utility subsides

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 17, 2019

Super-rich should be leading the way in investing sustainably
Too often, one hears advisers say ESG is all well and good but needs to form part of a ‘balanced portfolio'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 17, 2019

How smart tech could put a stop to wine fraud
Chainvine is partnering with winemakers and merchants to put an IoT device and a QR code on each new bottle

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 17, 2019

Why the Fed may have painted itself into a corner
Moves to alleviate cash shortages could end up exacerbating them

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 17, 2019

Will Mark Carney be a Bank of England leaver or remainer?
BoE boss puts in another ‘pro' performance before MPs in the Treasury Committee

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 17, 2019

Why payment for order flow is good deal for investors
By bundling small-sized orders, market makers can offer better prices

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 17, 2019

Mumsnet and the great margarine boycott
Flora fleeing the parenting website is about corporate capitulation not transgender activism

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 17, 2019

Voters deserve a final say on Johnson's Brexit deal
If MPs back plan, the case is strong for a confirmatory referendum

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 17, 2019

WHSmith's $400m deal is half the incredible story
Retailer is expanding into US airports but still growing margin on UK high street

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 17, 2019

Morgan Stanley: the little engine that could
US bank's performance is vindication for chief executive James Gorman

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 17, 2019

UK must have a public vote on Brexit deal
Britons must agree to become significantly poorer and accept the illusion of greater sovereignty

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Oct 17, 2019

Rentokil: papa roach
Acquisitions have paid off for UK pest controller but now other acquirers are multiplying

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