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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

Bearing the burden of coronavirus debt
Wealthier countries can manage without rapid fiscal retrenchment

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

The shift to remote work carries an inherent risk
If your job can be done from home, can it be offshored somewhere cheaper?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

Bitcoin: unstable coin
Mania for the digital currency has prompted some big-name cheerleaders to put their hands in

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

Spring has sprung in debt markets but shareholders face a long winter
Cineworld's refinancing points to grim survival; Heathrow and high-end retailers battle VAT relief plans

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

Crédit Agricole/Creval: cross fit
French bank's €737m all-cash offer for Italian lender is not what the market wanted

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

Coronavirus/vaccines: safety in numbers
AstraZeneca and Oxford university jab should make big contribution to immunisation effort

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

US democracy could emerge stronger after Donald Trump's assault
Georgia's secretary of state survived a frontal attack by a sitting American president — so will the country

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

DMGT: Mail drop
Daily Mail owner has been hit on several fronts but that hasn't stopped it keeping the faith

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

Thanksgiving in a pandemic means new American traditions
In Illinois, families are renovating garages and remaking plans to cater for Covid-19

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

Why financial policymakers are still fighting the last war
The pandemic has exacerbated the aftershocks of the 2008 crisis

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

Corruption is rotting the periphery of Europe
The continent's problems extend to troubled democracies beyond Hungary and Poland

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

Lufax/short sellers: from hot to not
China's second-biggest online lender faces struggles at home and abroad

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

The ethical mission of private equity
Cerberus's interest in Co-op Bank is not the contradiction it might look

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

Joe Biden needs to break the market's codependency with White House
Donald Trump's approach widened the disconnect between traders and the real economy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

Biden must break market's codependency with White House
Trump's approach widened the disconnect between traders and the real economy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

The west has emboldened Egypt's repressive regime
Sisi government is broadening its crackdown on civil society

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 23, 2020

Talk of an early retirement for Vladimir Putin is premature
Speculation rose after parliament passed a law granting immunity from prosecution to former presidents and their families

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 22, 2020

Vaccines are only one step in rebuilding damaged trust
The hard work for those trying to regain trust has hardly even started — it is a fragile commodity

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 22, 2020

Can you ever be rich and green?
The 1% who try are pilloried as hypocrites, but that does not mean their efforts are in vain

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 22, 2020

The US Treasury's unnecessary fight with the Fed
Removing monetary support should wait until fiscal stimulus is in place

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 22, 2020

Xi's aim to double China's economy is a fantasy
The idea that GDP can be twice as big in 2035 faces two significant obstacles: demography and politics

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 22, 2020

Corporate America's deal with the Devil
At first, big business wanted Trump. But now he refuses to go

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 22, 2020

Shallow self-interest shapes the EU rule of law showdown
Other leaders should stand firm in resisting Orban and Kaczynski

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 22, 2020

The lonesome work life of office security staff
They suffer among the highest Covid fatality rates but always welcome you at front desks with a smile

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 22, 2020

Pension populism threatens Andean economies
Politicians' quick fixes amid the pandemic will prove costly in the long term

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 22, 2020

Rivals spy weakness in HK's status as Asia's prime financial centre
Singapore and Tokyo are poised for opportunity, but China's shadow looms large

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 22, 2020

Mink/fur prices: cull of the wild
17m mammals in Denmark at risk over fears of a coronavirus mutation

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 22, 2020

Local authorities need to be weaned off their debt addiction
UK government has fuelled councils' bad incentives to gamble on commercial assets

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 22, 2020

Use with care: Covid makes work emails trickier than ever
In the absence of physical contact, we need to think harder before hitting send

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 21, 2020

Why there will be a Brexit deal
Everyone wants one, good politics and economics favour it, and the only snag — emotions — can be overcome

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 21, 2020

Obama, Diana and the meaning of ambition
Barack Obama learnt that politics was about conveying messages through emotion or rhetoric, rather than conducting public life as a seminar

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 21, 2020

Sex and the cities
Urban life will thrive as long as people marry late and divorce often

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 21, 2020

Brexit crunch time? Traders say maybe later
Currency markets are pricing in a deal but no longer believe in deadlines

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 21, 2020

Bright young Burgundy
‘The 2019s were charming, full of fruit yet with great energy too'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 21, 2020

Bullish mood across markets leaves investors with a dilemma
Healthcare could be one option in search for sectors with capacity to expand during 2020s

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Johnson is the wrong kind Englishman to fight for the union
PM's erratic handling of Covid-19 and Brexit serves to bolster the case for Scottish independence

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Johnson is the wrong kind of Englishman to fight for the union
PM's erratic handling of Covid-19 and Brexit serves to bolster the case for Scottish independence

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Covid kills, but do we overestimate the risk?
Well, it's complicated.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Boris Johnson's response on bullying endangers his reset
Prime minister is setting a bad example by not deploring abusive behaviour

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Green jobs must materialise if the UK is to lead the world in wind power
The government needs to be ruthless about onshoring manufacturing as it weans the economy off carbon

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Emails/carbon emissions: tokens of gratitude
Everything is relative. Just one small hamburger has the same carbon footprint as sending 10 emails every day for a year

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Why didn't I make millions selling PPE during the pandemic?
For the right kind of hustler, coronavirus has been a rich moneymaking scheme

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

UK banking: mixing mediocrity
Consolidation is badly needed for the country's lesser banks

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Sage Group: plugging away
Despite expected margin squeeze, software company is right to step up its R&D spending

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Vietnam/Facebook: good luck Zuck
Foreign investors must be prepared for rising regulatory risks

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Trump's big flaw: terrible hiring
Unprecedented failures as a manager highlight weakness of populism

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

The next fight is over the new normal
From ‘humanised pets' to ‘amenitised offices', there are competing visions for post-pandemic work

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

How to understand a day in the life of a restaurant
From noting famous diners to recording broken fridges, restaurateurs rely on end-of-day reports

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

A sofa is for sinking into, not perching upon
‘A narrow sofa is no good, unless you plan only ever to perch, cross-legged, martini in hand'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Gin, a tonic for the garden
The trade is flourishing with the use of botanicals such as coriander, raspberries and lemongrass as flavourings

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Now we need to vaccinate the world
Ensuring equitable distribution is essential to defeating coronavirus

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Princesss Nut Nuts and the WhatsApp messages of Thomas Cromwell
The Dominic Cummings row has all the makings of a feud at the Tudor court

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

The secret WhatsApp messages of Thomas Cromwell
The Dominic Cummings row has all the makings of a feud at the Tudor court

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

The hit machine has to learn from history
The value of music catalogues and book backlists is overtaking an obsession with new bestsellers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Why China could snarl global debt relief
A new common framework for restructuring looks great, but there are complications

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Why Covid-19 vaccines face a new obstacle course
From a shortage of dry ice to Brexit traffic jams, hurdles still threaten our ability to inoculate the world

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Ringing a bell for bike insurance
Cyclists need to protect themselves better against theft and potential legal claims

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Princess Nut Nut or avenging angel?
Why I can't get Carrie Symonds figured out

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

The coming commodities surge
As demand recovers, so will value stocks, energy and raw materials

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 20, 2020

Investment tips from Jane Austen
Lockdown lessons from a writer fascinated by money

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Market turmoil shows need for more hedge fund scrutiny
Ructions in March put spotlight back on role of non-bank institutions in trading

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

The elusive promise of Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency has failed to provide investors with stability and protection

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Google Pay: checks and balances
The timing of tech group's latest push into consumer finance is awkward

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Vets IPO likely to test the market's animal spirits
Investors should fear IVC Evidensia's fantastical float valuation; Royal Mail makes slow but steady progress

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Google revamps its strategy towards banking
Tech group promotes new style of mobile bank account in alliance with lenders

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Cineworld: cliffhanger
Shareholders will probably be called on to get cinema chain in line with the new realities

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Artificial intelligence is reshaping finance
Barclays tie-up with Amazon in Germany shows how the technology is upending the sector

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Thyssenkrupp: wunder skint
Former titan of German industry is on course for another cash-haemorrhaging year

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

EU banks/M&A: parish counsel
A flurry of deals has revived hopes of wider consolidation

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Covid could change our tolerance of flu deaths
Should we be locking down each winter to protect the thousands of casualties of influenza?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Covid could change our tolerance of the flu
Should we be locking down each winter to avoid the thousands of deaths caused by influenza?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Defiant women take on ageing autocrats and machine politicians
Female leaders and activists spearhead change in central and eastern Europe

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Joyy/Baidu: fake it till you make it
Deal for video streaming service YY was questionable even before allegations about fake users

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Europe needs to build the digital future not just bash Big Tech
Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager will require all her ingenuity to change data economy rules

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

To beat Covid-19 will take far more than a new vaccine
Winning the fight requires globally co-ordinated distribution systems and health campaigns

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Half a cheer for Boris Johnson's green revolution
Decarbonisation requires long-term commitments to spending, tax plans and redistribution

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Biden's dilemma on global democracy
America's president-elect would be wiser to first fix things at home

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

The unfolding tragedy in Ethiopia
Tigray crisis is part of a broader political problem that brute force cannot solve

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Economists Exchange
This series of interviews with the world's leading economists examines the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Gita Gopinath: ‘Fiscal policy plays an essential role in recovery'
The IMF's chief economist says governments must prioritise health spending and scaling up solutions to end the pandemic

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Biden's win changes the mood music for markets
But the new president will struggle to unite two Americas

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

‘Why did Sainsbury's cancel my grocery delivery?'
Supermarket claimed fraudulent activity on customer accounts

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Capital gains tax should be fairer and simpler
Charging CGT at income tax rates is not that controversial — it's been done before

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

The case for a Biden-Putin thaw
Warmer relations with Moscow make sense only if the Kremlin is willing to play by the rules

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Have journalists finally learnt how to challenge political lies?
The profession needs much higher standards to prevent Trump-like figures broadcasting falsehoods

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 19, 2020

Letter from the editor on the FT's Financial Literacy and Inclusion Campaign
The Financial Times is to launch a new, ambitious charitable initiative

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 18, 2020

Bundesbank chief: How central banks should address climate change
Jens Weidmann says we can explore requiring better risk disclosures but cannot make up for a lack of political will

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 18, 2020

Boris Johnson hopes to bring new style to Downing Street
Can the UK prime minister revive his administration after recent turmoil?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 18, 2020

With green plan, Britain plants a political flag
A detailed road map is needed to mobilise private capital

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 18, 2020

Arrival/Spacs: coming to America
Warm welcome reflects high expectations it will have to work very hard to justify

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 18, 2020

Donald Trump's attack on US democracy hurts everyone
With autocracy on the rise globally, respecting the popular vote matters even more

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 18, 2020

RSA's Hester picks the last minute to bow out on a high
Intact and Tryg offer shareholders welcome certainty; Croda confounds with move into fragrances

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 18, 2020

Bitcoin's revival: boom or bubble?
More investors are starting to pay attention as the cryptocurrency rides high

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 18, 2020

Deutsche Börse/ISS: saints go marching in
Deal will help group capitalise on rising investor demand for recommendations on ethical investment

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 18, 2020

Boris Johnson needs more than one reset
British PM has a chance for change but a softer tone should not be mistaken for big policy shifts

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 18, 2020

SSE/UK renewables: turning green
Market should focus on utility's future projects and start to price them more generously

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 18, 2020

Is this the end of the tie?
‘Executives know it pays to look flexible right now. A slip of silk associated with hierarchies does the opposite'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 18, 2020

Maersk/container shipping: cargo cult
Danish group has defied the sceptics, repeatedly raising profits guidance

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 18, 2020

There is a way to keep America globally engaged
Many rightly fear that Joe Biden's more internationalist US will prove only a passing phase

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Nov 18, 2020

Vodafone/Vantage IPO: towers of strength
Telecoms airtime is under constant price pressure. Masts, with the quasi-monopoly status of any real estate, are worth more

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