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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2018

Trump fires another volley in the US-China trade war
Some of Washington's criticisms of Beijing are reasonable, but its response is not

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2018

Stone skimmers and e-gamers: a bit of fun or sport?
A shift from the Olympic committee, keen for new audiences, encourages e-sport backers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2018

Stone skimmers and gamers: a bit of fun or sport?
A shift from the Olympic committee, keen for new audiences, encourages e-sport backers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2018

Not all regions face the same threat from robots
Local and national policymakers should work harder to connect rural areas to cities

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2018

The economic cost of fraying trust in Europe
Mutual suspicion among EU member states threatens to unravel inter-dependence

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2018

The risk of a UK recession is growing
Continued uncertainty over the outcome of Brexit negotiations is not helping

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2018

The US, China and the logic of trade confrontation
Beijing will explore new ways to hurt Washington, including a refusal to buy its debt

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2018

What the bond market might miss about inflation
Investors might simply be disregarding the politic threat to existing institutions.

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Sep 18, 2018

Public speaking is no more than a confidence trick
The Queen's 1947 Cape Town speech may not have been delivered live. Does it matter?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2018

Military intervention is no answer in Venezuela
There are better options for dealing with spiralling exodus

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Sep 18, 2018

Opinion today: Trump takes a nuclear gamble
The US and South Korea are making the same bet — that Kim Jong Un is a reformist

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Sep 18, 2018

Preventive measures will not stop the next crisis
We need watchful supervisors, strong tools and the will to act when a crash happens

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2018

How electric power could transform aviation
The industry is on the brink of the biggest revolution since the 1930s

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2018

Lines are drawn over the fate of EM local currency debt
Local currency bonds have been hardest hit, but that is stirring the interest of some

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2018

Why I focus my investments on female founders
I am neither a charity, nor driven by a social mission. I want to make money

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2018

Unilever and a growing UK shareholder revolt
Relocation plan looks like a nil-premium takeover by Dutch arm

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2018

Brexiters are now the greatest threat to Brexit
Devoted remainers should offer up a nightly prayer for the health of these diehards

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2018

New Kavanaugh allegations will poison Washington
The judge's Supreme Court nomination has crystallised partisan divisions

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2018

A UN solution is to focus more on people
The organisation must transform itself away from hierarchies and into hubs

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2018

Transform UN entities from hierarchies into hubs
The organisation must focus more on people and emphasise its pledge for human rights

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2018

British Tories made a grave error protecting Orban
London's focus is shifting from promoting liberal democracy to Brexit

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2018

A nuclear gamble on Chairman Kim
The US and South Korea are betting that the leader in Pyongyang is a secret reformer

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2018

Did we ‘citizens of nowhere' mess up along the way?
My son's attachment to London has altered my own sense of belonging in a foreign city

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Sep 17, 2018

It was right not to bail out Lehman Brothers
Aftermath of financial crisis shows it is crucial to restructure debts

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2018

Opinion today: Banks jump on the fintech bandwagon
Data sharing could be bad news for consumers

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Sep 17, 2018

The Cost-Benefit Revolution, by Cass Sunstein
A valuable study of a quiet victory for technocrats

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2018

Deal or no deal? May's moment of truth on Brexit
EU leaders believe an agreement is possible but worry it will not be ratified in the UK

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Sep 17, 2018

Private equity buying banks is not a good mix
The financial crisis taught that spiralling leverage can be dangerous

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Sep 17, 2018

Why the future of electric cars lies in China
Tesla grabs the limelight, but the real story is elsewhere

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2018

EM tech cut down to size as BATs reclassified
Index revamps will see IT stocks scattered as financials reclaim pole position

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Sep 16, 2018

Wise leaders understand the power of peer pressure
When combined with cash incentives, it is more effective still

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Sep 16, 2018

Can macro policy easing still rescue China?
Assets have slumped on misplaced fears that a recession is likely

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2018

A compromise solution to the Irish border is in sight
‘De-dramatising' checks after Brexit can secure a withdrawal deal

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Sep 16, 2018

Rising obesity in Africa reflects broken food system
The industry has maximised production and profit at the expense of public health

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Sep 16, 2018

Banks jump on to the fintech bandwagon
Data sharing between financial institutions and tech companies puts consumers at risk

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Sep 16, 2018

China is reshaping the international order
The world has never been unipolar and power is shifting east

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Sep 16, 2018

EU citizens in Britain should prepare for worst
If there is a hard Brexit, the status of Europeans in the UK will be uncertain

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Sep 16, 2018

A painful political summer for British Jews
I doubt I'm alone in feeling little comfort in becoming the object of constant debate

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Sep 16, 2018

Back off, millennials: boomers belong at work
You are not past it because you are old nor clueless if you are young

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Sep 16, 2018

Ronaldo: Why Juventus gambled €100m on a future payday
In addition to his transfer fee, tThe Italian club will pay the star striker €340m over the next four seasons in the hope he will turn it into a global brand

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Sep 16, 2018

Shinzo Abe has earned time to draw his third arrow
Term extension for Japan's prime minister must not be an excuse for economic inaction

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2018

Britain is entering a no man's land after Brexit
Any deal with the EU will only cover the UK's withdrawal, not its future relationship

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 14, 2018

A Damascene conversion for the Daily Mail
A change of editor suggests the Enemies of the People have suddenly all retired

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 14, 2018

‘Teacher' Jack Ma's new course for Alibaba
The chairman is stepping from the ecommerce group, but he is still likely to pull the strings

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Sep 14, 2018

‘We were just tourists with broadswords'
Knights named as Thomas Becket's killers deny connection to the Canterbury death

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Sep 14, 2018

Trump's assault on international institutions
Attack on the ICC marks an escalation of Washington's unilateralism

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Sep 14, 2018

Adrian Swire, chairman of John Swire & Sons, 1932-2018
A steady hand who guided a global family business through times of uncertainty

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Sep 14, 2018

Workers have right to gig economy for 21st century
Flexible working is touted as the future but too often resembles an exploitative past

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 14, 2018

An economy with Chinese characteristics
Tensions on trade and Belt and Road projects, but Beijing has a new friend in Moscow

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 14, 2018

Private equity sets up shop underneath the arches
A blooming ecosystem of small businesses along the railway fear they are under threat

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 14, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh: Republican stalwart set for top court
Ex-White House aide has voted to curb regulation and defended presidential privilege

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 14, 2018

Kavanaugh: Republican stalwart set for Supreme Court
Ex-White House aide has voted to curb regulation and defended presidential privilege

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Sep 14, 2018

Post-crisis cure that has stored up economic pain
It has become clear to many people that their future has been re-priced

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Sep 14, 2018

The digital Chicago plan
The internet's attention economy may accidentally bring about full-reserve banking

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Sep 14, 2018

Guest Post: Crisis firefighters still uninterested in fire prevention
The great and good of the last panic gathered this week, with many elephants also in the room.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 14, 2018

Hard Brexit or hard on the causes of Brexit?
Losing factory supply chains will worsen divisions in the UK economy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 14, 2018

Britain's economy needs a smooth Brexit deal
UK growth is reasonable, but a rupture with the EU27 would derail it

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Sep 14, 2018

Opinion today: Opening the gates for China
The implosion of the western banking system was a stroke of good fortune

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 14, 2018

Illustration of the week: ‘We're right behind you'
Tory Eurosceptics back down from leadership challenge

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 14, 2018

How to burst your political filter bubble
Civil debate between ideological enemies is really helped by real-life friendship

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 14, 2018

Enough gleeful dancing on a career-girl's grave
Carrie Symonds's treatment by the press shows why people hesitate to enter politics

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 14, 2018

A suitable job for a woman
Carrie Symonds's treatment by the press shows why people hesitate to enter politics

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 14, 2018

Calling all suburban Bond villains
Elon Musk's Boring Company is basically trolling us.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 13, 2018

Mystery of the Lehman Brothers 10th anniversary bash
Hundreds of former staff have received invitations to a shindig at a smart City venue

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Sep 13, 2018

How the Waffle House became a hurricane exemplar
They manage natural disasters on a yearly cycle.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 13, 2018

How the Waffle House does it
They manage natural disasters on a yearly cycle.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 13, 2018

A weaker British pound makes no economic sense
Sterling depreciation has severely harmed UK living standards in the past decade

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 13, 2018

Bigger is not better for UK's political parties
Recruiting members should not be an end in itself — signing up the faithful is risky

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 13, 2018

Bolton is wrong to attack the ICC
He should concentrate on the more serious strategic challenges facing the US

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 13, 2018

Italian populists' bark is worse than their bite
Behind a facade of radicalism is a backbone of moderation and links with the past

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 13, 2018

America's gaping McCain-shaped hole
Georgia's mourning for its former champion feels like a wake for US influence in eastern Europe

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 13, 2018

Waning co-operation will make next crisis worse
The core banking system has been made safer but risks have been shifted elsewhere

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 13, 2018

Further reading
Why the Fed nixed The Narrow Bank; the little fish with the big enemy; selling the farm for crop insurance; local authorities' Brexit fears; and more.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 13, 2018

Opinion today: Counting the cost of Lehman's loss
Saving the bank should have been seen as a necessity, albeit a painful one

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 13, 2018

Monzo: When is a bank not a bank?
When it's in the price comparison business.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 13, 2018

‘Robin Hood in reverse': the crisis in the Brazilian state
The winner of October's election will have to address a budget dominated by special interests

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 13, 2018

A crisis that opened the gates for China
The implosion of the western banking system was a stroke of good fortune

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 13, 2018

The improbably profitable, loss-making Blue Prism
The margin for error on London's Aim is large.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 12, 2018

An overdue look at monopoly distortion
US antitrust hearings must tackle the nefarious effects of unfettered capitalism

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 12, 2018

Ethiopia's new leader is whittling away the old guard's power
The ‘Abiymania' that greeted the prime minister's rise to power has not yet bitten the dust

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Sep 12, 2018

No one knows what Turkey's central bank will do tomorrow
Forecasts range from no rate increase to 725 basis points.

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Sep 12, 2018

Private equity investors shun bulk of emerging world
Barring Asia, fundraising and investment falls to historic lows

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 12, 2018

A new twist in the ECB's reinvestment policy
There is nothing unusual about a central bank managing the maturity of its assets

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 12, 2018

Britain should be welcoming international students
But those coming to study in the UK have been dragged into the immigration debate

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 12, 2018

Idlib conflict shaping up to be Syrian war's worst
The Assad regime is preparing an offensive on the last rebel stronghold

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 12, 2018

Challenging Theresa May's leadership: an ‘act of sabotage'
Tory Eurosceptics want a cleaner Brexit but they lack an alternative plan

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 12, 2018

EU membership has played to UK's export strengths
Leaving the union puts at risk what Britain does particularly well

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Sep 12, 2018

McDonnell's radical plans for British jobs market
Labour risks alienating employers with efforts to tackle insecurity

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Sep 12, 2018

Turnout will be key to US midterm elections
Republicans historically have an advantage but Democratic enthusiasm is high

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 12, 2018

Opinion today: Changing the script on global imbalances
Donald Trump's obsession with tariffs overlooks currency manipulation

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 12, 2018

My naive part in Lehman's downfall
It was wrong to call for the bank to be allowed to fail, but I wish I had been right

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 12, 2018

JPMorgan: ‘We did ok but we also made mistakes'
Jamie Dimon has led the biggest winner of the post-crisis decade, but is there a convincing succession plan?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 12, 2018

JPMorgan: defying attempts to end ‘too big to fail'
Jamie Dimon has led the biggest winner of the post-crisis decade, but is there a convincing succession plan?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 12, 2018

‘We did OK but we made mistakes': JPMorgan: ‘We did ok but we also made mistakes'
Jamie Dimon has led the biggest winner of the post-crisis decade, but is there a convincing succession plan?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 12, 2018

The EM rout is not made in America
It's made at home. And in China.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 11, 2018

Emerging markets can still drive global growth
Current turbulence aside, the fundamentals in these economies remain sound

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 11, 2018

Ma is hard act to follow in hyper competitive market
Alibaba founder's departure should raise questions about leadership at other tech groups

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 11, 2018

EU should take a stand against Hungary's Orban
Budapest government presents a challenge to fundamental European values

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 11, 2018

Moonves' pay should have alerted investors
The next CBS boss would be wise not to pocket anywhere near as much

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 11, 2018

China can put an to end currency manipulation
Beijing's interests are now aligning with those of its American rival

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