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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 17, 2017

Catalan election: capturing the middle ground
As the region heads to the polls, its rift with central government remains deep. But there is optimism moderates can help heal the wounds

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 16, 2017

Single market and customs union essential for a Labour Brexit
that while it they cannot ignore the country’s or its own political divisions, Jeremy Corbyn has to steer public opinion towards putting economics before politics

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 16, 2017

‘Cat Person’ shows fiction beats polemic by more than a whisker
A short story, now viral, unsettles readers with its window on to modern relationships

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 15, 2017

Ingram Pinn’s illustration of the week: Not retreating but pivoting
Murdoch leaves the battlefield

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 15, 2017

Tech: transforming the world
Bitcoin futures launch gives us a glimpse of how innovation is shaping everyday life

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 15, 2017

A year of stasis for British politics
If 2016 was the first album, the past 12 months were the follow-up that failed to move the needle

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 15, 2017

Banking union v fiscal union, part 2
Europe’s bank reforms are the most promising way forward for the euro

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 15, 2017

How Ireland is shaping Britain’s post-Brexit trade
Bitcoin futures launch gives us a glimpse of how innovation is shaping everyday life

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 15, 2017

Bringing new hope to the fight against Alzheimer’s
The FT’s Seasonal Appeal enlists help for a great scientific endeavour

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 15, 2017

Mihir Desai explains the Wisdom of Finance


FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 15, 2017

Tax “reform” and America’s transfer union


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Dec 15, 2017

The economist’s guide to a happy Christmas
My three-point plan for a more efficient holiday season

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 14, 2017

Big Tech and telecoms face sudden fundamental shift
The first major regulatory blow to the power of platform owners has forever changed the landscape, writes Rana Foroohar

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 14, 2017

Brexit: Inside the UK’s messy deal to secure an amicable divorce
As the talks neared conclusion, mishaps over an agreement for Northern Ireland almost brought Theresa May’s government crashing down

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 14, 2017

MPs take back control to signal a smoother Brexit
May will need to listen to parliament’s views on future trade talks

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 14, 2017

Big media deals cannot ensure a Disney ending
Rupert Murdoch sells while prices and uncertainty are both high

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 14, 2017

Impact investing for good and market returns
Charity is now about trying to harness capitalism and capital markets to promote change

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 14, 2017

Britain has more illusions to shed on Brexit
Agreeing a final deal will be complex and probably take years

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 14, 2017

Fiscal union v banking union
Two views of the euro battle it out

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 14, 2017

Keaton Jones: a bullied boy and a Christmas tale that wasn’t
Social media has turned on the American 11-year-old from Tennessee

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 14, 2017

Brexit: the night parliament took back control


FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 14, 2017

The night when parliament took back control


FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 14, 2017

Bill Gates: We must share data to fight Alzheimer’s
Combining information will help researchers find new treatments, the Microsoft founder says

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 14, 2017

Opinion today: In Bitcoin’s shadow
The cryptocurrency is building up a challenge to traditional banking

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 14, 2017

Why Europe need not kowtow to China
With a modicum of confidence, EU nations can set the terms of the relationship

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 13, 2017

China’s bond market poised for flood of foreign capital
Inclusion in global indices could unleash nearly $800bn of inflows by 2025

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 13, 2017

Climate disclosure takes a giant step forward
Pressuring companies to be more transparent on risks is a good idea

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 13, 2017

Roy Moore defeat offers an opportunity for Republican renewal
The result in Alabama should shift the GOP away from Bannonism

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 13, 2017

How Cyril Ramaphosa can still save the ANC
The party that once inspired the world with its vision of the future has fallen far

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 13, 2017

Alabama’s #MeToo warning to Trump
When an evangelical state votes for a liberal, Democrats believe they have struck gold

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 13, 2017

A US tax plan for economic nationalism
One of its many flaws is how it treats cross-border production

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 13, 2017

Two positive things about Brexit
One of its many flaws is how it treats cross-border production

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 13, 2017

Seek new experiences, not facts, if you want to learn
We would be better off encouraging children to explore their environments

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 13, 2017

Opinion today: Conventional wisdom on Japan is wrong
The real issue is that Tokyo’s deficits are the mirror image of huge private sector surpluses

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 13, 2017

America’s economic unique selling points are at risk
Entrepreneurship, educational institutions and capital markets all face challenges

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 13, 2017

Germans like Emmanuel Macron but are suspicious of his reforms
Angela Merkel is happy to leave grand declarations of visionary purpose to the French

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 13, 2017

European politics: leaders struggle to contain rising populism
In the last of a series, the FT shows how far-right parties are influencing immigration policy even after losing elections

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 13, 2017

Bitcoin and cash cast a shadow over banks
No one fully understands the rising challenge to the regulated payment system

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

Britain confronts limits of its military power
The UK’s capabilities in defence do not match its global ambitions

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

Conventional wisdom on Japan is wrong
Solving its economic problems means doing something about private sector surpluses

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

Tax-cut legislation will be bad for public health
Solving its economic problems means doing something about private sector surpluses

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

US corporation tax plans raise European hackles
Congress and the White House must not use levies to promote exports

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

MBAs can front a revolution in collaborative leadership
To step up, and then step aside, is what today’s innovative companies require

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

The UK’s misconceived Brexit policy is not binding
To step up, and then step aside, is what today’s innovative companies require

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

Bregrets? Why Britain has had few over Europe
Remainers and Leavers are entrenched in their views about leaving the EU

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

Can the US economy take Trump’s tax cut?
It’s an ugly plan but it could add to growth in the short run

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

The case for European conservatism above grand designs
We should work at preserving what we have, rather than dreaming up new projects

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

You tell us: who is your Person of the Year for 2017?
Share who you think has shaped the trajectory of 2017

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

Opinion today: An amicable Brexit divorce
The preliminary UK-EU deal is a sign that significant adjustments in expectations have occurred on both sides

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

Strange and unhelpful ways that Britain thinks about productivity
The UK needs to invest more in workplace training, technology and infrastructure

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

FT Person of the Year 2017
Former Uber employee Susan Fowler spurred a wave of allegations that could change the way the women are treated at work

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

FT Person of the Year: Susan Fowler
The software engineer who lifted the lid on sexual harassment at Uber and inspired women to speak out

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

A letter from the editor
How the FT chose its Person of the Year for 2017

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

What happened to the men accused of sexual harassment?
Dozens of powerful figures faced misconduct claims as a culture of silence crumbled

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

Who are the men accused of sexual harassment?
Dozens of powerful figures faced misconduct claims as a culture of silence crumbled

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 12, 2017

Understanding the #MeToo phenomenon
FT columnists on #MeToo movement

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

Both left and right could make big changes to how the Fed operates in the next recession


FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

Venezuela lurches further towards dictatorship
It is vital the international community keeps the pressure on Maduro’s regime

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

The Bank of England and a move to Birmingham
Relocating government agencies without real devolution is a gimmick

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

Finding the best deal in Japan’s all-you-can-eat economy
Tokyo’s retailers rein in their offers as consumers’ disposable income starts to rise

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

Why a long Brexit transition is in everyone’s interest
London and Brussels should aspire to a trade deal but take their sweet time about it

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

Germany weighs its coalition options, Europe waits
Its partners await a sign that the country is willing to take a leadership role

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

Britain is squandering credibility as a negotiator


FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

Bitcoin contango


FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

The internet of things heralds the dawning of Pax Technica
Arguably the most powerful political tool created but will it set us free or lock us up?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

Brexit is turning into a civilised divorce
Britain and the EU both want to re-establish an amicable relationship

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

The UK has tied its Brexit hands
British government may have secured the best arrangement available to Leavers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

Opinion today: The path to a softer Brexit?
The implications of last week’s divorce settlement between Britain and the EU are still being unpicked

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

Natural gas golden age becomes golden bubble
A clampdown on tax evasion is forcing the closure of many institutions

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

Natural gas golden age turns to bubble


FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

‘Languages After Brexit’, edited by Michael Kelly
An assessment of linguistic challenges facing the UK and its monolingual majority

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 11, 2017

The decline of the Swiss private bank
A clampdown on tax evasion is forcing the closure of many institutions

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2017

Invest in workers, not tax cuts, to boost productivity
Too often labour has been viewed as a balance sheet cost rather than as an asset

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2017

Invest in workers, not tax cuts, to boost US productivity
Too often labour has been viewed as a balance sheet cost rather than as an asset

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2017

US economy faces a painful comedown from its ‘sugar high’
Signs of strength are largely unrelated to government policy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2017

South Africa’s ANC faces its day of reckoning
The movement has a chance to reverse damage done by Jacob Zuma

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2017

President Trump has a chance to bring peace to the Middle East
The city first and foremost belongs to its people, Arab and Jew

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2017

The plastics suffocating life within our oceans
Companies worldwide need incentives to find less harmful substitutes

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2017

Global growth in 2018 – slowing but not slow
Companies worldwide need incentives to find less harmful substitutes

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2017

Theresa May wants to sneak back into Europe’s single market
The Brussels agreement represents a powerful reminder that Britain is leaving the EU

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 10, 2017

Saudi Aramco plans for a life after oil
The IPO is likely to be the biggest in history, but what will investors be buying?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 09, 2017

A second referendum is in the Tory party’s interests
Voters need to endorse a deal or the government will be punished in a general election

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 09, 2017

Opinion today: Brexit breakthrough
Theresa May has brokered a tentative divorce settlement with the EU

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 09, 2017

Fake news: A world of pixel-perfect forgeries is coming
Duelling AI teams compete to create images dangerously indistinguishable from reality

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2017

Ingram Pinn’s illustration of the week: Peace deal


FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2017

Irish border fudge points the way to future Brexit battles
The negotiations on trade will reveal Tory splits on more than Northern Ireland

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2017

Steinhoff’s scandal hits a weakened South Africa
Serial M&A and accounting scandals have long travelled together

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2017

Trump’s evangelism over Jerusalem will not bring peace
The Israeli right and Palestinian nationalists assume the two-state solution is dead

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2017

Brexit passes the first hurdle with divorce deal
Theresa May has done well to broker an agreement but it is on the EU’s terms

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2017

Tony Garrett, tobacco industry leader, 1918-2017
The chairman of Imperial who pioneered the group’s sponsorship of sports and arts

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2017

The high-stakes Brexit game
The DUP’s intervention over the divorce deal ignited fears of the whole process unravelling

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2017

Brexit papers and a suburban shed pose Schrödinger’s cat paradox
The UK government’s elusive impact assessments seem to both exist and not exist  

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2017

James Murdoch, the son of the empire strikes back
Eclipsed by his powerful father, the media scion is about to move into the spotlight

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2017

Brexit: what regulatory alignment means and does not mean
How did the issue of the Irish border come to knock the divorce deal off course?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2017

Theresa May’s Brexit breakthrough makes a smooth exit more likely
The UK prime minister has to hold her party together through trade talks, writes Sebastian Payne

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2017

Opinion today: Britain's Brexit lessons so far
The stakes are high, particularly given the uncertainties about the Irish border, but all parties are keen to move the process forward

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2017

Manchester City and the ‘Disneyfication’ of football
Team’s owners are developing a global network of clubs that could transform the sport 

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 08, 2017

The Brexit monomania built on blind faith
Golding’s ‘The Spire’ offers eerie parallels with Britain’s withdrawal from the EU

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 07, 2017

Big Tech has reason to rejoice in Franken’s fall
Senator was one of few Democrats to challenge monopoly power, writes Rana Foroohar

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Dec 07, 2017

A flawed blueprint for reform of the eurozone
It will take time to fix monetary union. The priority is banking union

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