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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

Dixons Carphone: trust issues
A quicker shift to online sales does not guarantee a route to profitability

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

Burberry on a ‘continuative' journey backwards
Fashion house's progress brought to standstill by Covid-19; McCarthy & Stone's work is cut out for it

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

Never fear, Millionaires for Humanity are here
‘Their sincere plea has been wrapped up in a tone so self-reverential as to open the entire exercise to mockery'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

E&P/Premier Oil: asset flop
Threat of future impairments should limit any long-term sector rebound

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

You say high inflation, I say show me the currency devaluation
Fear overs inflation don't add up when we look back through the annals of time.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

Corporate tax rates: profits poser
Either rate rises for business will be limited or tempered with investment incentives

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

America's eerie lack of debate about China
The US is entering an open-ended conflict without much dissent

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

Boycotts, beans and the danger of alienating Hispanic voters
In praising Donald Trump, Goya's chief executive has started a food fight ahead of the November election

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

Gangster's tale sheds light on India's gritty grassroots politics
Such figures often meet grim ends once they fall from favour or outlive their usefulness

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

Dr Fauci deserves better from US administration
Donald Trump ignores the importance of independent minds

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

How oil majors bought into green energy
A tipping point has been reached as investment in renewables technology gathers pace

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

Investors pull green levers to reshape energy sector
Selective stockpicking, boycotts and engagement are all methods gaining ground among environmental stakeholders

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

Britain's Brexit boosterism masks slow progress in talks with EU
Lack of trust between Brussels and London is a barrier to a breakthrough

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

A brief history of time for investors
Choose companies that stick to what they are good at and make sure you understand how much debt they are carrying

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

ECB's pledge to encourage bank mergers is falling on deaf ears
M&A rumours make for good gossip but lenders are better off focusing on self-improvement

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

Was June a tipping point for the switch to green?
Lifestyle changes by consumers are almost pointless unless finance goes ethical

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

Why Covid has lessons for compound interest
Choose companies that stick to what they are good at and make sure you understand how much debt they are carrying

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 15, 2020

Why Covid-19 is a gift for cyber criminals
‘This crisis has left us so distracted and disoriented that our defences are down, even as we depend more than ever on all things digital'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

Why Lansdowne may have picked a bad time to quit the short game
London hedge fund said last week that it would shut flagship long/short strategy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

I quit banking to work in aerospace — should I switch back?
Your question for our expert — and readers' advice

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

An EU tax crackdown is essential for sustainable growth
Information sharing and an improved blacklist will make this possible

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

US banks' earnings: spread your bets
Scale of credit provisions does not bode well for America's economic outlook

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

Britain takes long view with Huawei 5G ban
The government must ensure its China relations remain constructive

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

‘Lapdog' auditors ain't quite right again
Watchdog takes firms to task in quality review; AO hits long awaited high during lockdown

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

Covid has exposed society's dysfunctions
If we wish to avoid a political breakdown we should not seek to suppress markets, but we must surely temper their gales

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

The Hagia Sophia decree is about more than religious chauvinism
A move to turn the crown jewel of Istanbul into a mosque is intended to rally far-right nationalists

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

Swatch: watchmaker's argument
Swiss group is going to need all the Churchillian vigour its chief can muster

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

Ashmore Group: bond bail
Flying the flag for active fund management, the company prides itself on being a lean machine

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

Ocado: show me the money
A decade later and Webvan's second coming is still no closer to generating positive free cash flow.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

SoftBank: Arm dealer
Given Masayoshi Son's investment record, he will be selling assets into a wary market

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

US health insurers: in rude health
The fact that health insurers benefit in a pandemic while hospitals are on the brink is food for thought

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

Paris bubbles over with optimism post-lockdown
French citizens grab a respite in packed sidewalk cafés as job cuts loom

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

West cannot turn a blind eye to brutality in Egypt
Coronavirus has accelerated Sisi regime's crackdown on dissent

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

EU recovery fund fight is about shaping the bloc's future
The 27 members are struggling to find a shared vision of ‘economic sovereignty'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

EU recovery-fund fight is about shaping the bloc's future
The 27 members are struggling to find a shared vision of ‘economic sovereignty'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

An airborne virus is a threat worth taking seriously
Scientists are questioning whether droplets can explain all cases of coronavirus transmission

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

Reform mining tax systems to rebuild post-pandemic public finances
Governments facing dwindling public coffers need to address deficiencies in resource tax policies

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

How many tech titans does it take to change a light switch?
Silicon Valley's war on physical buttons continues — but digital interfaces can be less than intuitive

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

Huawei/European telecoms: security hang-up
Exile for the Chinese group will confirm the ascendancy of rival equipment suppliers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

Huawei: security hang-up
Exile for the Chinese group will confirm the ascendancy of rival equipment suppliers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 14, 2020

Tesla and the Amazon fallacy
Tesla may go on to be the market leader in electric vehicles, but it is nothing like the Seattle-based company.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

The questions to ask of the Quicken Loans IPO
Billionaire founder of US mortgage company has impeccable timing, but business won't stay buoyant

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

Investors must prepare portfolios for Covid-19 debt crunch
The recovery value of assets will soon come to the fore, demanding closer scrutiny

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

India takes a risk by encouraging national interest
A ban on Chinese apps is being closely watched by entrepreneurs and investors

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

Johnson risks a disunited UK over state aid
The Westminster government must carry devolved nations with it

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

Cross-border payment systems have been neglected for too long
Improving cost, speed and reliability would remove frictions for small businesses

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

Analog/Maxim: signal boost
Deal looks to be low leverage consolidation without excessive risk on either side

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

Down days and politics won't take shine off divi-hero Centamin
Gold miner polishes its payout crown; the UK's growing corporate debt dilemma

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

Pandemic releases Tokyo commuters' silent scream
Work from home sparks unusual rebellion among Japanese salarymen and women

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

Virus releases Tokyo commuters' silent scream
Work from home sparks unusual rebellion among Japanese salarymen and women

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

Free speech is about listening as well as talking
We who warn against ‘no-platforming' should also heed the concerns of those who do it

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

Japan developers: spaced out
Rising vacancies may presage an enduring shift in country's workplace culture

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

Antimicrobial resistance is the next battle
Covid-19 is a warning that we must develop drugs to treat future threats

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

Ignore the hype, Rishi Sunak's ascent is not assured
For now, the UK chancellor's fortunes are tied to those of the economy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

Inflation: baskets of plenty
Indices of price movements are imperfect metrics at the best of times

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

Amlo is doubling down on failed bets in Mexico
They have not worked over the past 30 years and are even less likely to now

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

US shareholder disclosure: 13 reasons why
America's securities laws have not kept pace with world of hedge funds and high-frequency trading

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

Harvard Burger School
Fast food franchising has become popular refuge for MBAs, here's why.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

The time is right to power up hydrogen
The EU must consider all options if it is to achieve carbon neutrality

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 13, 2020

Frequent flyer: why the world loves — and hates — British tourists
A longstanding ambivalence has been accentuated by the UK's handling of Covid-19

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 12, 2020

How do I return to the workforce?
Your question for our expert — and readers' advice

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 12, 2020

e-Estonia welcomes digital nomads
The country has attracted many foreign entrepreneurs but its vibrant tech economy is yet to benefit wider society

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 12, 2020

Companies don't need any extra incentives to borrow
It is time to end the tax advantages that encourage bias in favour of debt

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 12, 2020

Executives need to move beyond ‘corporate blackface'
Woke statements about racism are not enough to shake up the workplace

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 12, 2020

Rutte's resistance will harm Europe's recovery
The Dutch leader wants the final say on which countries deserve EU aid

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 12, 2020

Crumbling profits make it an ideal time to raise pay
Companies are realising that higher wages for the less well-off can pay for themselves

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 12, 2020

A crisis is an ideal time to raise pay
Companies are realising that higher wages for the less well-off can pay for themselves

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 12, 2020

Universities must offer more than ‘Zoom from your room'
Otherwise the pandemic will be inconvenient for the privileged and a disaster for the rest

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 12, 2020

Covid-19 will finally mark the end of the analogue age
The pandemic has accelerated society's shift to a more digital world

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 12, 2020

Central banks expand their role to address the crisis
Far from being impotent, they have again been crucial actors in the pandemic

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 12, 2020

Pipelines have a place in clean energy
Efforts to block new natural gas infrastructure are misguided

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 12, 2020

Pharma can redeem itself through the pandemic
The industry can reverse years of scandals if it takes a fresh approach

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 12, 2020

Homeworking is depriving me of juicy gossip
The titbits of office life are not necessarily spiteful, they are a mark of curiosity and sociability

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 12, 2020

Africa/internet access: the cloud above
Google's Loon project in Kenya is a test of whether the balloon-based service can be profitable

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 11, 2020

Now UK ministers must act on masks and testing
If people don't feel safe, no amount of stimulus will rescue the economy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 11, 2020

Rishi Sunak: cometh the hour, cometh the brand
The chancellor makes his colleagues look fusty — but is it all spin?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 11, 2020

The ‘miracle' of this year's Bordeaux en primeur campaign
Jancis Robinson on how the pandemic provided the Bordelais with an excuse to lower prices without losing face

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 11, 2020

US Mint: a penny saved
Despite the sprint towards a cashless society, demand for coins has not disappeared

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

The coming earnings season could bring lofty stocks down to earth
Analysts are still holding out hope for a V-shaped recovery in corporate profits

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

Investors in UK gaming stocks should heed fast-fashion parallels
Campaigners warn of ‘rush to the bottom' in conditions for game workers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

What Barcelona's bleeding shirts tell us about the pandemic
Whatever we want to change about the pre-Covid-19 world, it will not change automatically

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

Trump's misguided attack on US universities
A new policy on foreign students will damage America's interests

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

The Restaurant Group: Rish dish dosh
The slimmed down group is now well placed to benefit from recovery, when it comes

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

Wealth management: talent dough
As the industry gets bigger it will also get more competitive over time

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

Redesigning society after Covid-19
From health to education or debt, there is a deep need for a new social contract

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

Sony/Epic Games: real gains
‘Fortnite' could be used to distribute the Japanese group's portfolio of music and films

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

Why are we not wearing masks in the UK?
If we want more people to do so, we need consistency from government, but also a moral framing of the reasons for wearing them.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

In praise of chippiness
An inferiority complex can drive great feats, from the sack of Rome to Brexit

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

Ingram Pinn's illustration of the week: UK summer statement
Autumn storms threaten chancellor Rishi Sunak's plans

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

We must maintain the UK as a world leader in the law
Legal services are one of Britain's top global exports and should be protected

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

A life story in plants
Our columnist revisits a favourite nursery, where an old friend has spent 45 years propagating unusual varieties and matching them with people

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

Holiday cottages need not be twee
Our columnist on style beyond Staffordshire figurines and patchwork blankets

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

Is the party finally over for US oil and gas?
Cancelled pipelines and green ambitions point to declining role in energy mix

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

How best to shrink UK's post-coronavirus deficit
Fiscal retrenchment should be left for later and focus must be on raising taxes

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

Pandemic profit prospects excite reinsurers
Providers should be ready to make the most of first-mover advantage in the current economic climate

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

Busting the lifetime allowance is music to my ears
A tax charge on your pension is no reason to start head banging

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

‘Young pessimists' and ‘old optimists' differ on virus risks
Vivid stories swamp probabilities of Covid-19 infection — and young and old have different views

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

Rishi Sunak's short-term jobs plan tackles long-term failures in the UK economy
The long tail of low-paid, low-skilled workers has been a persistent stain on society, but this crisis is a chance for change

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 10, 2020

Industrial and artisanal miners in the Congo need a new cobalt compact
Companies should help create a system that benefits everyone

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Jul 09, 2020

Where did it all go wrong for Intel?
The US chipmaker has suffered a series of blows this summer, from losing Apple to being outvalued by Nvidia

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