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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 23, 2020

Hizbollah calls Lebanon's elite to order
The country's new government faces continuing unrest and economic turmoil

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 23, 2020

International agreement on digital taxes is needed
Unilateral measures should be paused but not abandoned altogether

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 23, 2020

Give Myanmar time to deliver justice on war crimes
Independent commission has documented killing of civilians and looting

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 23, 2020

Wuhan virus compounds challenges facing Xi Jinping
Year of the rat set to be tough for Chinese president facing problems in HK and Taiwan

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 23, 2020

Brexit and the declining value of Britishness
‘Young Britons risk being excluded from Erasmus — and won't have the luxury of taking migration for granted'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 23, 2020

How populism will heat up the climate fight
Politicians know what they have to do, but must beware the ‘gilets jaunes'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 23, 2020

Investors are asking the wrong questions on sustainability
Companies need to step up their due diligence and engagement

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 23, 2020

Rethinking Argentina's debt
Big haircuts are not the answer in a crisis of confidence

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 23, 2020

Summing up: FT Money's festive quiz
Our maths guru reveals the answers and, of course, his working out

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

Scratching the surface of what makes soil tick
Farmers of the future will have smart tools to assess what lives below the surface

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

The art of integration: to blend or bulldoze?
M&A success depends on what comes next but companies take very different views

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

Hong Kong has no choice but to reset its dollar peg
Liquidity is drying up and rates could catch fire with the slightest provocation

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

M&A accounting: plug and chug
Goodwill is just a plug to make a balance sheet actually balance post-acquisition

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

Saudi hacking allegations deserve a serious answer
A report that Riyadh hacked Jeff Bezos's phone is part of a wider pattern

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

ValueAct/Jeff Ubben: nice guys finish up
As the industry tightens up, now is a good time to bow out

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

Amundi: scale whale
Group's products will top fund lists offered in Sabadell's 1,900 bank branches

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

We politicise central banks at our own peril
When independence and credibility is at risk, everyone stands to lose

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

EM investors should take heed of Trump-Thunberg clash
Longer-term shifts can affect capital markets ahead of time

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

Can you swallow the idea of lab-grown meat?
The notion of ‘growing' a steak in a test tube sounds like science fiction. But our food habits change

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

Hyundai Motor: ignition key
As the carmaker enjoys bottom-line improvement it is, however, not all good news

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

Berkeley Group: bricking it
Returning cash to shareholders by definition hints at caution

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

Sainsbury's shareholders count the cost as Coupe cuts free
Outgoing chief's cost-cutting strategy looks likely to remain after Asda bid blocked

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

Di Maio's exit holds lessons for his successor
Five Star's struggle shows how Italian voters, desperate for something different, can quickly lose faith

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

America is still waiting for a true populist
The marginal voter wants universal healthcare and higher taxes, but also tighter borders

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

Siemens' cautionary tale on response to climate activists
Group finds itself in ‘almost perfect storm' over small Australian coal mine contract

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

West must reassess its record on intervention
There have been successes but also a string of moral, diplomatic and military failures

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

The birth of ‘digital twins' will transform our world
Increasingly sophisticated representations of the real world in the cloud can catalyse growth

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

How to move the public sector out of London
Britain needs a strategic approach to decentralising government

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

Super Mario in five minutes: how ‘speedrunning' went mainstream
As players compete to finish games as quickly as possible, the industry sees an opportunity

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

How Boris Johnson can be an example to Europe
The UK prime minister's pledge to overcome regional inequality is shared by other leaders

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

Jimmie Angel: the pioneering aviator and the world's highest waterfall
Rather than a religious allusion, Venezuela's Angel Falls is named after a barnstorming Missouri-born pilot

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

Business leaders at Davos face a balancing act
Talk of putting stakeholders first ignores mistrust among employees

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 22, 2020

Davos business leaders discover the value of workers
Talk of putting stakeholders first ignores mistrust among employees

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

Activists invest hope in a greening of finance
Willing capital markets and cheap technologies will make climate change choices easier

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

Corporate Japan is sleepwalking towards a digital cliff
The cyber attack against Mitsubishi Electric should be a wake-up call for businesses

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

Facial recognition's risks demand a temporary halt
The EU should define where controversial technology can be deployed

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

Freezing out Bezos could backfire for New Delhi
Showing the cold shoulder to a big foreign investor looks bad at a time of plummeting growth

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

Solar storms are a threat to our electricity-dependent world
Society needs the knowledge to be able to cope without power for extended periods

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

I am a victim of double standards and disinformation
My treatment by Japan's ‘hostage justice system' pushed me to leave

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

Lebanon/bonds: fugue state
Political, financial and economic mayhem means investors are braced for losses

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

UBS: dream scratcher
The margins of the bank's core wealth management division look exposed

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

Chocolate supply: I should cocoa
Living income differential of farmers risks playing havoc with confectioners' hedging strategies

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

The inconvenient truth about green gilts
Environmentally friendly government bonds offer an easy win, but bring fresh problems

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

EasyJet/Ryanair: vice report
One less rival is beneficial but the budget airline must be sustainable

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

New BP boss gathers his most trusted turtles
Oil major completes top-level shake-up; Dixons needs distinctive appeal; EY looks to belong

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

The only way from Dixons Carphone's peak is down
Retailer needs distinctive appeal if it is to avoid being a commodity supplier of electronics

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

Coronavirus: keep calm, carry on
Fear of financial contagion is a bigger risk to markets than the medical kind

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

Chile needs to speed up constitutional reform
Latin America's fallen star cannot afford a damaging period of uncertainty

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

A partial and defective US-China trade truce
A large problem remains: Washington does not know what it is trying to achieve

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

Resolve to sort out your pension in 2020
Your workplace retirement savings scheme deserves special attention

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

Tips before the tax return deadline
There are a number of ways you can legitimately reduce your bill

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 21, 2020

Resilience key to thriving in an unpredictable future
Uncertainty puts humans under psychological strain, but there are ways to protect your mental health

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

Bulls and bears are still bashing it out over sterling
UK currency is firmly among the world's worst performers this year

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

Bulls and bears are still fighting it out over sterling
UK currency is firmly among the world's worst performers this year

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

Companies face trouble from their older staff
Employers may want them gone but most workers would prefer to stay

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

How a herd of cows trampled on human stockpickers
Norwegian TV show highlighted just how hard it can be for investors to beat the market

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

Private equity: index we trust
Supply and demand are as powerful in public capital markets as fundamentals

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

Barring Huawei from Britain's 5G is too costly to justify
Government should ban Chinese group from supplying network ‘core'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

M&C Saatchi: it isn't working
Big ideas and bigger specs are no longer enough to preserve a dying business model

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

To few spoonfuls of tonic makes Fevertree go down
Fevertree's fever breaks; Anglo takes a punt on potash; Auntie Alli?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

Too few spoonfuls of tonic makes Fevertree go down
Fevertree's fever breaks; Anglo takes a punt on potash; Auntie Alli?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

Environment bonds: how green is my tally
Ecological dividends from green gilts have so far been hazy at best

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

The end of the overmighty UK chancellor
The prime minister's Olympian ambition requires a strong, balancing voice

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

Japanese justice minister: our system is fair
Reports in the international media about the Carlos Ghosn case have been misleading

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

BAE/Collins GPS: on-target takeover
Deal shows UK defence group has renewed sense of direction

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

A speech by a prince designed to say: ‘I'm an ordinary bloke'
The address does its work deftly. It presents the Sussexes as a united front

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

Financial atonement for racism in the US ‘blue bubble'
A $10m fund for reparations to black residents of Evanston faces a struggle to be more than symbolic

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

Business must not give up on cross-border co-operation
We need to build bridges and find solutions for the good of our common future

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

Just a spoonful of tonic makes Fevertree go down
Investors should not expect much by way of pre-tax growth in 2020

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

Toshiba/Japan activism: no exceptionalism
The country badly needs more homegrown activists such as Yoshiaki Murakami

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

How I became a China sceptic
At home and abroad, Xi's hardline approach is having negative effects

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

The Witcher is not a freelancer
"Toss a coin to your Witcher, preferably at a rate consummate with local minimum wage laws."

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

The Senate should use its awesome power properly
President Donald Trump's acquittal seems inevitable, but process still matters

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

Empowering African reform and inclusion
The fruits of recent advances must be enjoyed more widely

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

Fairer treatment of older workers would soothe pensions crisis
If employees were to be incentivised to stay at work, the needed reforms would become more sustainable

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

Dangerous loss of corporate influence on energy policy
Oil majors and utilities must regain trust to meet the challenge of climate change

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 20, 2020

The index providers are quietly building up enormous powers
Passive investing's rise has helped make the benchmark setters the new gatekeepers of capital

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 19, 2020

Negotiation is tough and should be left to professionals
Haggling over detail requires experience, humility and boundless patience

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 19, 2020

Why Google thinks we need to regulate AI
Companies cannot just build new technology and let market forces decide how it will be used

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 19, 2020

KKR's coolness towards India speaks volumes
Private equity giant does not consider troubled economy among its top targets

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 19, 2020

Britain is right to refocus on Africa
It should learn from others in treating the continent as a business opportunity

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 19, 2020

Tech innovation needs a level playing field
Big companies can use lawyers to protect IP while smaller players go to the wall

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 19, 2020

Trump's trade wars have not been ‘easy to win'
The US-China phase one trade deal will ease some self-inflicted economic damage

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 19, 2020

There is a void where EU foreign policy should be
The continent could become a playground of conflicting US, Chinese and Russian interests

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 19, 2020

Reasons to beware the growing $1tn tech club
Investors must not be complacent about the risks of concentration

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 19, 2020

Chinese students/US: freshman error
Further curbs on foreign students, who are big source of income for US colleges, are not wise

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 19, 2020

Companies use the eco-excuse at their peril
Policies that make everyday life more expensive are not going to be uniformly popular

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 19, 2020

Don't expect the earth from fund managers on climate change
Decarbonisation is the responsibility of government, not altruistic businessmen

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 18, 2020

Identity matters in infrastructure investment
A one-size-fits-all model pre-empts the local entrepreneurship that Britain needs

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 18, 2020

Ski slopes/climate change: losing the drift
Resorts are grimly contemplating potential losses, but changes will be uneven

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Pearson's latest profit warning is a teachable moment
UK-based education company is still more value trap than takeover candidate

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Reasons to be cynical about the trade rally
Investors heading back into emerging markets are taking a political risk

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Fed's embrace of higher inflation is ‘momentous' for markets
Funds pile into gold, commodities and inflation-protected bonds as hedges for price rises

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Help! I'm heading into the U-shaped happiness abyss
Studies suggest misery peaks at age 47.2 and I'm 46

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

State Street: custody battle
Custodian banks are being squeezed by the shift from active to low-cost passive funds

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Thoughts for the weekend
"Being funny is apparently not always our strong suit."

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Let athletes enjoy their high-tech footwear
All runners ultimately gain from the innovation of Nike and its rivals

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Royal rebels are swapping one gilded cage for another
By breaking free, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex hope for more publicity on their own terms

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Casino/French strikes: red herring
French supermarket blames unrest for poor sales, but this story whiffs of one of its fish counter

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jan 17, 2020

Financial markets in 2020
Vanguard's model is under scrutiny, BlackRock makes climate pledge — can it deliver?

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