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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

From the police to teaching — how do I decide which job offer to take?
Your questions for our expert — and readers' advice

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

Hong Kong property defies the gloomy forecasts
Developers reap benefit of demand from mainland China buyers

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May 11, 2021

Putting flesh on the bones of the levelling up agenda
The UK government has ideas to boost deprived areas but not yet a vision

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

Amazon: Prime bond sale
With a market value over $1.6tn, ecommerce group has more room for error than most

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

The struggle for the survival of US democracy
As Donald Trump's grip on the Republican party tightens, Joe Biden is playing for huge stakes — and he knows it

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

Dogecoin gives away the crypto game
Success of the ‘joke' currency shows that we shouldn't take cryptocurrencies too seriously

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May 11, 2021

Why SoftBank's THG deal has more questions than answers
Shares in UK ecommerce group soared after Japanese fund gained option to invest in technology unit

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

Why haven't house prices collapsed?
With economies shrinking at an unprecedented rate, house prices were expected to plummet — so why have they been surging in most western countries?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

Potash/grains: prices out of sync with fundamentals
Any further rises will depend on the success of harvests being planted in the US and Europe

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

Shipping: carbon conundrum cramps cycle
The dry bulk sector is vulnerable to a pattern of over-ordering

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

Israeli actions in Jerusalem endanger recent detente with Gulf Arabs
Provocations around al-Aqsa mosque jeopardise relations with Muslim countries

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

Thematic investing: customised indices are over-indexed
Tailoring to a client's narrow instructions may not provide the best performance standard

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

No, ‘hyperinflation' is not here
The scaremongering in Germany has begun.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

Biden struggles with western pandemic disunity
The US president blindsided European leaders with his vaccine waiver proposal

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

Biden's vaccine waiver plan exposes a US-European divide
Delicensing could be a big part of any western drive to defeat the pandemic

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

Hitachi: derailed by reputational issues
Cracks in UK railcars made by the Japanese group underscore long-running problems

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

This is nuts, this is the trash crash
The garbage truck has arrived.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

Europe's phantom political centre risks fuelling populism
New coalitions and electoral strategies disguise opportunism and an absence of ideological substance

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

ECB should look to the Fed for its strategy review
More flexible inflation targeting would improve euro's monetary policy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

Colonial Pipeline: cyber attack draws attention to besieged US energy system
Bad actors make easy villains but also highlight industry under-investment and inaction

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

Avoid inbox panic and save your sanity with a digital disconnect
‘Lockdown has accelerated bad habits. Scanning WhatsApp, Slack, emails and texts is a near-constant activity'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 11, 2021

Look to the US for ‘workweek' laws that work
Providing stability for stressed, disengaged employees is hard but crucial for business

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 10, 2021

A very different kind of supercycle
The green revolution, not China's industrial one, will drive commodity prices

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 10, 2021

Universities in the UK and Europe have a start-up problem
Instead of encouraging innovation, institutions treat would-be founders as ‘problem children'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 10, 2021

US women consider parenting alone after coronavirus
The pandemic has seen a small but growing number decide to have children on their own

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 10, 2021

The real dangers in AstraZeneca's blockbuster pay policy
Investors should watch pharma group's latest bust-up closely

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 10, 2021

Joe Biden's best bet is to close the federal tax gap
To ‘build back better', the president should strengthen the IRS and make sure high earners pay their fair share

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May 10, 2021

Provident Financial: closing the door on home credit will cap losses
Fading regulatory concerns simply serve to highlight looming economic ones

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 10, 2021

Frontier: calling in a post-bankruptcy reinvention
Challenge for the US telco is finding its place in the market

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May 10, 2021

Société Générale: Frédéric Oudéa targets new ‘normative'
The French lender is not alone among European banks in benefiting from a mood shift

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May 10, 2021

Panasonic: profits depend on Tesla as client not competitor
Japanese electronics group may be upbeat but its reliance on carmaker remains a concern

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May 10, 2021

US-China rivalry drives the retreat of market economics
Industrial policy is back in fashion as geopolitical tensions increase

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May 10, 2021

London, libel and reputation management
The English courts attract those with deep pockets and much to lose

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May 10, 2021

Long-term greedy: why investors should block out the noise
Rewards await those who put sustainability ahead of short-term gains

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May 10, 2021

Meet the academic who has fired up moonshot investing
Arizona professor provides backing for the approach of investors such as Ark and Baillie Gifford

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May 10, 2021

Will the pandemic make first class a thing of the past?
With the largest planes grounded and the richest passengers switching to private, the decline of first class is accelerating

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 09, 2021

Is it worth doing a PhD to secure a job in finance?
Your questions for our expert — and readers' advice

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 09, 2021

Flexibility and fellow staff will pull us back to the office
In planning a post-pandemic return to the workplace, too many employers are fixated on fixtures and fittings

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May 09, 2021

America's tax breaks for charitable giving could be better spent
President Joe Biden should close the ‘donor-advised funds' loophole

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May 09, 2021

Should thematic ETF investors be worried about liquidity?
It would be prudent to apply caution when investing in a fund that has a relatively narrow focus

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 09, 2021

Playing for time on a new Scottish vote is not enough
To preserve the Union, the UK government needs to win the argument

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 09, 2021

Executive education's ‘new normal' demands different measures
This year's report explores trends, experiences and best practices across the sector

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 09, 2021

What Covid teaches us about innovating fast
A culture of experimentation saved companies in this crisis — and may in the next

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May 09, 2021

Why the toughest capitalists should root for a wealth tax
Capitalism would benefit from a tax regime that rewarded the best investors

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 09, 2021

Benjamin Netanyahu may be at the end of the road
A king to his zealots, Israel's premier risks falling to a coalition of kingmakers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 09, 2021

Creative destruction is the silver lining of the Covid-19 crisis
Post-pandemic business is growing, and so are the policy challenges

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 09, 2021

The ECB's climate models are built on obsolete scenarios
It is prudent to stress test the eurozone's resilience but not if the underlying assumptions are wrong

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 09, 2021

The ECB's climate models are out of whack
It is prudent to stress test the eurozone's resilience but not if the underlying assumptions are wrong

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 09, 2021

Sanctions must not impede humanitarian relief
Getting aid and medicine to conflict-ridden countries was hard enough before the pandemic

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 09, 2021

For gardens, April has been a cruel month
Plants hate the combination of drought and cold winds — but let's look forward to May's displays of ceanothus and viburnum

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May 09, 2021

In-game money: fantasy finance triggers real-world lawsuits
Legal battles highlight thorny issue of who owns virtual currency and merchandise

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 09, 2021

Ditch the bullet journal and stay in bed as long as you like
The huge productivity advice industry made little sense even before the pandemic

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 08, 2021

Japan presses ahead with its great Olympics gamble
The political determination to go on with the games is at odds with public enthusiasm

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 08, 2021

Scottish vote lights a long fuse under the UK
Pro-independence SNP is returned to power but falls short of an outright majority

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 08, 2021

Scotland vote set to trigger bout of shadow boxing over its future
Pro-independence SNP is returned to power but is expected to fall short of an outright majority

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 08, 2021

Starmer must listen to voters, not Labour factions
Losses in party's heartlands show it must reinvent itself to win back support

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 08, 2021

Still serving: how chefs got through the pandemic
Survival strategies range from cook-along videos to building better social media channels

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 08, 2021

Carbon counter: bitcoin is the ultimate hot investment
Cryptocurrency's high energy consumption will continue to provide fuel for detractors

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 08, 2021

All change in Bordeaux
‘These wines combine the classicism of traditional bordeaux with modern wine-making and vine-growing'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 08, 2021

Realistic investors broaden out market bets with ETFs
With bonds vulnerable, fund flows indicate a desire for diversification

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 08, 2021

Is leverage still the best benchmark of credit risk?
As global corporate debt rises, some analysts question the traditional measure of ability to repay

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Singapore keeps the kids away from the gig economy
A new minimum age for drivers attempts to discourage the young from temporary work

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

When art isn't just for art's sake
Artists are led by their own convictions and inspirations — but do they have a duty to answer to society's expectations too?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

The myth-making of nations
Globalism is a thin identity, but it's an honest one

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Ode to a Pukka Pad — a lockdown love story
The humble Jotta may not have the cachet of its designer counterparts but it has been a dependable link to sanity in lockdown

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Republicans drift ever further into Trumpism
The right must find ways to head off disaster for party and country

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

When it comes to inflation, how much fortitude does the Fed have?
A surge is not inevitable, but the risks are significant

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Boris Johnson has reinvented the Tories in his own image
Defeat in Hartlepool leaves Labour searching for a way forward

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

The Gates divorce shows the messy reality for couples who work together
Sustaining both a romantic and professional relationship is hard graft

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Voters have been forgiving this time — but it won't last
Labour leader Keir Starmer needs a new plan after exiting the pandemic has been seen as more important than sleaze

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Barclays/Edward Bramson: activist's surrender should not surprise
Bramson wasted money on his ticket to ride out a governance fight

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

The Fed and Schrödinger's Phillips curve
Central banks have gone quantum: here's why

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Ambition is needed to reform Britain's broken social care system
Keeping people independent and connected for longer can improve wellbeing and ultimately reduce demand

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Singapore Press: media split leaves residual residential value
Separation means the company will be free from strict local media regulations

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Guns no roses for stock investors
Sector's companies are reverting to type: low-tech metal benders with subnormal valuations

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Eight key takeaways of the UK election results
From the personal appeal of Boris Johnson to the struggles of Keir Starmer, what we know so far

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Benchmark outdoor furniture for summers in the garden
You may not make it to California or Italy, but you can still capture that sunny vibe at home

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Sun, sea and?.?.?.?swine: where to go in 2021
‘They say pigs are smart but it is a blow to the self-esteem when they have sorted their holidays before you'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

WFH has given this parent a reboot
‘I look back at what seems like another life. What I have now is much messier, less tiring and with a lot more interruptions'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

The $12,000-a-day house in Provence that toxic assets built
Side hustle of banker tarnished by Greensill and Archegos renews focus on Credit Suisse pay

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Oh no, now Deloitte with the crypto nonsense
"Customers and service providers alike are beginning to see more fully the potential benefits of crypto."

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Intuit: Covid sales bump for the TurboTax maker
US financial software maker is best placed to benefit from tax return pain

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

The ‘crowding out' risk to the economy
Even with low rates, central bank intervention may have unintended consequences

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Collecting rare stamps is an investment in oddity
The British Guiana One-Cent Magenta shows the financial allure of imperfect rarities

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Darktrace/UK IPOs: shoes for every occasion
Unpredictable nature of listing process means ‘greenshoes' will remain required footwear

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Even non-ESG funds now have a greenish tinge
Investors have fewer choices than the full-on ESG marketing suggests

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Far from being out of this world, Musk's space strategy is classic Silicon Valley
The mystique around going into orbit obscures mundane reasons for success and failure in the industry

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 07, 2021

Are we liable for the new non-resident stamp duty?
I want to buy a four bedroom property with three friends but one is not currently a UK resident

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 06, 2021

Lloyd's of London but not as we know it
Underwriting Room set to reopen as insurance market ponders future of its distinctive HQ

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 06, 2021

The UK and EU must find a new equilibrium
Gunboat diplomacy should have no place in post-Brexit relations

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 06, 2021

Uber: it's a worker's company now
Ride-hailing and food delivery service faces an ascendant worker class

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 06, 2021

Millennial philanthropy may forever change finance
Attitudes among younger people represent ‘an entirely new' investor mindset

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 06, 2021

You can now build a "mini media empire" on Substack
With the new "Sections" feature, Substack is going full newsroom.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 06, 2021

In the Brexit battle of fish and finance, everybody lost
As gunboats gather off Jersey, the supposedly crucial status of trawlers during negotiations has not done them much good

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 06, 2021

The challenges of the global travel industry's recovery
Three chief executives tell FT Ravi Mattu what the future might look like for tourism

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 06, 2021

AB InBev/Brito: new boss Michel Doukeris needs to water down debt
Focus will need to be on brands and innovation in the next phase

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 06, 2021

UniCredit/Andrea Orcel: MPS deal presents high flyer with a dilemma
The question is how much the government will pay UniCredit to take the historic lender away

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 06, 2021

Nintendo: record year presses play on high sales targets
Global return to normality plus group's ageing Switch console make the outlook more challenging

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 06, 2021

Don't leave framing free expression to Facebook's ‘supreme court'
The company needs robust processes and feedback mechanisms as well as oversight

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
May 06, 2021

The death throes of American conservatism
Trump's influence is destroying a political tradition that used to value truth-telling

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