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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 23, 2019

The week parliament takes back control of Brexit
MPs have a chance to overcome tribal divisions and shape an alternative to May's deal

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Can Google's Stadia compete with consoles?
Richard Waters looks at the tough technical challenges behind cloud gaming

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Thoughts for the weekend
"The slanted font represents our ambition and forward momentum"

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

The mask of Bolsonaro's guru Carvalho slips
Depicted as placid and learned, Brazil's hardcore ideologue explodes into insults

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Fox/streaming wars: fort worth
The news channel is the jewel in the crown of the media group

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Theresa May must give parliament a chance
The clock is ticking fast and Brexit cannot belong solely to the Conservative party

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

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

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Live venues are the lifeblood of the music industry
Losing them threatens the talent pipeline on which labels and promoters depend

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Deutsche Bank: dysfunktional
Largesse for bosses unstaunched by steep falls in shares

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Brexit: Why Theresa May now sees no-deal as second best option
The FT's Robert Shrimsley and Lionel Barber on the PM's change in strategy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Airlines/Brexit: charm defensive
IAG may well pull a rabbit out of the hat in its ‘magic' to comply with EU ownership rules

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

EM investors can take only small comfort from Fed
Prospect of a central bank more minded to cut rates is not unalloyed good news

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

In leveraged loans, sellers are still in near-total control
Market sell-off late last year had raised hopes of extra protections for buyers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

In leveraged loans, sellers still in near-total control
Market sell-off late last year had raised hopes of extra protections for buyers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

A sensible Brexit solution is in everybody's interests
But if Westminster cannot find a way out, the public must have its say in a referendum

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Football: Italy pandas to China
European clubs will find ways to make money from Chinese enthusiasm for the beautiful game

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

China strategy
EU leaders meet to discuss how to handle China as President Xi Jinping visits Italy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

MPs must seize this chance to resolve Brexit
The main parties have turned into sects, drunk on their own righteousness

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Trump adds fuel to Mideast fire with shock Golan move
US call to recognise land as part of Israel will inflame Iran-Israel tensions

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Sacklers, Saudi Arabia and Zuckerberg: should their cash be taken?
It is time for a broad review of philanthropic donations and investments

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

GAM's decline stands as a cautionary tale on liquidity
Holdings in illiquid bonds made things even worse for the Swiss-based fund manager

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

The Brexit farce is about to turn to tragedy
Britain is paying for its ignorance of how the EU actually works

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Alan Krueger left the world a better place
The professor showed by example how to be an economist, public servant and colleague

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Anatomy of an obsession — with frozen peas
‘The moment I reach for the giant zip-sealed bag in the freezer I am officially off-duty'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Cake, compromise and the price of having it all
Life is about trade-offs — call it the art of the internal deal

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

The West Coast wine revolution
‘Producers make their wine in a funky shed, far from the tourist temples of Napa Valley'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Here's how to buy the best bookshelves
Our interiors expert offers advice to readers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Thanks for the memory
An exhibition of Pierre Bonnard's work shows how artists — and gardeners — recall colours

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Beware the health costs of legalising cannabis
Campaigns to end prohibition should take account of psychiatric risks

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Tesla's number one retail investor begins to doubt himself
And then doesn't. Sort of.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Supermarkets swoop for well-heeled shoppers
Ocado's tie-up with M&S has prompted a price-cutting jamboree

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

A ‘master-economist' for our age bows out
Economics was dominated by theory until pioneering research created a role for evidence

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

When history bites back
What attitude should I take to my great-uncle if he was a dupe — or worse — for Italy's fascists?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Ingram Pinn's illustration of the week: Gun control
New Zealand bans military-style weapons

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Clean, green — but will it offer investment returns?
Institutional bond investors are nervous about the energy industry and its long-term debts

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

Peer-to-peer lending: look beyond the headline rates
There is no guarantee that the investor will get the target interest rate

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

The fragility of our digital selves
Who will remember us when we're gone?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

America's Green New Deal needs copper but is there enough?
The plan's requirement for so much metal shows that it is not based on material reality

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 22, 2019

A comedy turn at the new RBS HQ
Chairman Howard Davies gave the press a sharp-witted welcome to 250 Bishopsgate

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

What's it going to be, Japan: shark or mole?
Rejig of Tokyo Stock Exchange offers opportunity to match the boldness of activists

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Next challenges received high-street Brexit gloom
Chief executive Simon Wolfson has again shown the merit of paying close attention to detail

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

IG Group: shredding spreading
Regulatory crackdown is a sign the industry's freewheeling days are over

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

The Fed has shifted to a far more appropriate stance
The US central bank has improved both its analysis and its messaging

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Levi Strauss: hot pants
Jeans maker does not sell at a premium. Neither should it shares

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Lyft still has a long way to travel after its IPO
The ride-hailing group's main challenge will be to persuade public market investors to keep the faith

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Tencent: passing clouds
Competition from Google and sharp fall in profits are a concern but tech group is well placed

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

BT Group/Openreach: let there be light
Infrastructure business is right to surrender in a political battle it cannot win

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Theresa May is taking a hideous Brexit gamble
A bolder and more flexible leader would have stuck to the idea of a long extension

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Brexit advice to May from the quick and the dead
Leaders from across the world, past and present, give their thoughts on strategy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Befuddled sterling shows markets aren't all-knowing
The UK exchange rate is failing to reflect the risk of a disorderly Brexit

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Italy will secure its place on the new Silk Road
Rome's Belt and Road agreement with Beijing can be a model for other European countries

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Why Donald Trump is desperate for Britain to declare independence
The political and mercantilist motives behind US president's backing for hard Brexit

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Why Trump is desperate for British independence
The political and mercantilist motives behind US president's backing for hard Brexit

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

What the EU should do next about Brexit
It is time for the other 27 member states to insist the UK make up its mind

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

The last way out of the Brexit nightmare
Britain's MPs should revoke Article 50 and start again to build a national consensus

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Investors in credit are backing hammers that see only nails
The systematic underpricing of loans will inevitably blow holes in balance sheets

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Credit investors back hammers that see only nails
The systematic underpricing of loans will inevitably blow holes in balance sheets

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

The shift away from Libor could threaten stability
Investors should not be too sanguine about transition from scandal-linked rate

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Arts bodies are right to scrutinise their donors
Ethics matter but the bar should be set high for turning down funding

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Behind the curtain at China Ding Yi Feng
The Hong Kong listed 58-bagger has an *interesting* website.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Suspension of Orban's party falls short of real punishment
Compromise over attacks on EU leaves Hungary's PM gloating that he has won stand-off

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Further reading
Video games and politics; Buttigieg, pronounced "Buddha-jidge"; Trump's "shock" auto-tariffs; neo-Nazis and bitcoin; and more.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Lixil/Japan governance: the Seto see
Departure of CEO has halted turnround progress and investors are not happy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Ten financial mistakes you need to avoid
In my 20 years as an adviser, here are some of the most common blunders

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

The EU's enemy within: Eurosceptic Remainers
As member states flout the rules, Brussels is like a weak schoolteacher losing control of the class

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Erdogan's hungry purge looks beyond the 2016 failed putsch
Trial backdates ‘conspiracy' to 2013 and blames the uprising on George Soros

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Market pressure blurs the line between US asset and wealth managers
Should regulators step in? Time will tell and no doubt there will be some bad actors

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

New shipping rules leave oil traders strangely paralysed
IMO 2020 regulations promoting low-sulphur fuels throw up plenty of unknowns

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 21, 2019

Polish political interference at top of business keeps rising
State owns stakes of at least 27% in nine of 20 companies on Poland's blue-chip index

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Instagram/PayPal: shop talk
Move into ecommerce could act as a boost to advertising revenue

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Brexit only costs: 7,000 city jobs and £600m tax
Financial services groups are set to to move £1tn of assets and 7,000 jobs out of UK

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

May's very big gamble risks no-deal Brexit
If EU is not bluffing, and Commons cannot agree alternative, then the clock will run down

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

FedEx: post truth
Operations can matter as much as macroeconomics

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Growing payments firms may pose systemic risk
Regulators must keep pace with the innovation in digital money

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

The power in depriving someone of their name
Jacinda Ardern's vow never to say the mosque gunman's name is a bold response

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Bayer/glyphosate: plough shares
US legal onslaught could increase pressure for break-up of group

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Inmarsat: space jam
Last deal for satellite group failed — this one should be taken much more seriously

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Is there a smarter way to tackle online hate?
Demoting, delaying and diluting offensive content may work better than just deleting it

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Kingfisher: Laury crash
Demerging the French business would make sense

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Magical thinking crosses party lines in America
The left may prefer white magic to Donald Trump's black, but everyone is dabbling

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Diess's Nazi gaffe shows VW needs to adapt
But the episode undermines the CEO's ability to pull the company out of a long scandal

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Amazon (sub)Prime?
How commingling has contaminated Amazon inventory and paved the way for a huge lemon problem.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

India is well placed to be a global economic force
Beyond the election, the issues of jobs and institutions will require unrelenting focus

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Frequent flyer: tales from the lost and found
Where is the best place in the world to lose your property?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Germany's unloved stock market has an ally in the euro
A weaker single currency may help German stocks close the performance gap with rivals

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Why Germany's unloved stock market can play catch-up
A weaker euro may help German stocks close the performance gap with rivals

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Dubai's message to its people: be tolerant, or else
The Gulf emirate remains deeply suspicious of political Islam

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Employee empowerment and business productivity
Countries that require board representation for workers have not seen performance suffer

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Turkey can still reset its relations with the west
Rebuilding ties with Nato allies remains the best course for Ankara

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

A bad situation in Venezuela is getting worse
And the solution hinges on regime change.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Zynga: screen saver
The developer is still shifting from a Facebook-reliant social gaming company to a smartphone games business

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

China's detention of two Canadians is a test
The world will judge Beijing on its treatment of the men seized after Huawei CFO arrest

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Can Magic Leap's ‘mixed reality' find the human touch?
The idea that we could be captured for posterity, or teleported for a holographic call, is tantalisingly close

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Levi Strauss is as enduring as a pair of vintage jeans
The denim company's brand has proved tough enough to survive years of wear and tear

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

We ignore the index providers' power at our peril
Their growing muscle, and the fact it is unregulated, is increasingly a worry

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Why Wells Fargo is struggling to put its past behind it
Scandal-stricken bank may not rebound like JPMorgan Chase after the ‘London Whale'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Why Interserve's collapse differs from Carillion's
A deep dive into the outsourcers' balance sheets is illuminating

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Why net debt figures may not be all that they seem
Interserve collapse is a reminder to watch out for ruses to flatter the balance sheet

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 20, 2019

Net debt figures might not be all that they seem
Interserve collapse is a reminder to watch out for ruses to flatter the balance sheet

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Mar 19, 2019

Lloyds faces £300m bill for SLA divorce
Reports on the arbitration case read rather like the accounts of a costly marital split

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