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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 08, 2023

Ukraine needs a credible path to EU membership
It is important for both sides that Kyiv meets the same standards as other applicants

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Feb 08, 2023

CVS/Oak Street: acquisition will take time to pay off
Pharmacy chain hopes deal for primary care centre operator will speed up push into other parts of US healthcare

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Feb 08, 2023

B,B&B: Wall Street again exploits ordinary investors
The struggling chain will probably stay solvent because irrational retail shareholders will subsidise its rescue

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Feb 08, 2023

Copper/Peru: unrest highlights the potential for supply shocks
Reports indicate that mines are running but risks of shutdowns have not passed

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Feb 08, 2023

Western components have no place in Russia's arsenal
Manufacturers have a moral obligation to prevent their products being used in weapons against Ukraine

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Feb 08, 2023

Banning books in the land of the free
Some US school districts and libraries are removing titles including ‘The Bluest Eye' and ‘The Kite Runner'

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Feb 08, 2023

De Gaulle grandson veers off the statesman's track
History contains some notable examples of progeny with more extreme politics than their parents or grandparents

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Feb 08, 2023

Uber: focus on adjusted profit metrics is outdated
Huge variation between adjusted ebitda and net income creates confusion for investors

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Feb 08, 2023

Baidu/chatbots: heavy R&D spend means talk may be cheap
China's online search giant will have to spend more on artificial intelligence

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Feb 08, 2023

The Lex Newsletter: Brexit displaces London bankers to live ‘la dolce vita' in Milan
A cost-benefit analysis of Europe's financial centres might now find the Italian city near the top of the list

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Feb 08, 2023

Sunak is haunted by Tory ghosts and fantasies of cake
MPs agitating for reheated ‘Trussonomics' could force the prime minister off the path of fiscal prudence

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Feb 08, 2023

San Francisco's drug and homeless crises can't go on
The city's byzantine governance structures stand in the way of solutions to its myriad problems

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 08, 2023

Is everything the Fed's fault?
And more on loosening financial conditions

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Feb 08, 2023

Say no to oversized — choose clothes that fit
They will make you feel good and, as every tailor knows, nothing flatters a man's physique as much as that

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Feb 08, 2023

Should our son renounce his US citizenship to reduce tax liability?
We're British but our son was born in the US and has dual US/UK citizenship

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Feb 08, 2023

The revenge of the incumbents
Amazon's retreat on physical stores shows that disruption is harder than it looks

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Feb 08, 2023

Germany's biggest value creators and destroyers
Over 20 years, Siemens has led the way while Deutsche Bank languishes at the bottom

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 07, 2023

I have done the same job for years — how do I now move my career on?
Your question for our expert — and readers' advice

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 07, 2023

UK banks have rarely had it so good (and it won't last)
From July, there will be more scrutiny of how actively they shepherd customers towards better interest rates

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 07, 2023

The puzzle of the US economy
Despite mixed data, the Fed needs to remain steadfast in getting inflation down

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Feb 07, 2023

Super Bowl/sports betting: turf war means hard yards for investors
The major gambling groups need more US states to legalise sports wagers to become profitable

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Feb 07, 2023

Windfall taxes are not the only option for fossil fuel profits
‘Carbon takeback' would make companies pay to clean up their emissions

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Feb 07, 2023

Carlyle Group: fundraising weakness bolsters Schwartz's case for change
Leadership void at private capital firm was one reason fourth quarter fundraising pulled in only $5bn

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Feb 07, 2023

Lessons from the great reflation
There is a danger not just of loosening too soon but of loosening too far

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Feb 07, 2023

Forget Groundhog Day vibes on debt ceiling — this time it's different
US default could prompt countries to hedge their dollar bets and add other currencies to foreign exchange reserves

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Feb 07, 2023

BNP Paribas: redeployment of capital promises to drive growth
French bank has proved itself to be a steady earner

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Feb 07, 2023

BP: Looney leans in to a longer runoff for oil
Energy group is compromising in effort to catch up with US peers

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Feb 07, 2023

A Republican-led US would not shrink from the world
The party's worldview is ever more chauvinist, which is not the same as being insular

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Feb 07, 2023

China airlines: turbo fans will be vindicated by demand surge
The good news is that terrible 2022 numbers will flatter airline results in 2023

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Feb 07, 2023

Maybe Goldman should just be Goldman
Diversification is not always the answer

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Feb 07, 2023

No early retirement for demographic-driven inflation risk
The potential for greater structural shift in price growth from shrinking workforces is rising

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Feb 07, 2023

Central banks are not here to make profits
Making a loss is sometimes the price to pay for keeping economies stable in extraordinary times

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Feb 07, 2023

We should all be asking more questions
Fear of looking ‘stupid' holds us back from understanding the world better

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 06, 2023

Are CEOs with MBAs good for business?
Bosses with business degrees can be bad for workers and wages, three academics argue

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Feb 06, 2023

Is there a pot of pension money to rehabilitate UK plc?
Even if there is, suitable infrastructure projects to invest in are lacking

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Feb 06, 2023

Australia debates use of uranium and nuclear power
Dispute over Jabiluka mine comes as country reassesses longstanding ban on energy source

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Feb 06, 2023

The punctured hopes for a US-China reset
Shooting down of a spy balloon shows cold war lessons need to be learnt

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Feb 06, 2023

Self-storage M&A: US rivals jockey to grow asset bases
Life Storage should tell bidders there is still space to squeeze in a higher bid

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Feb 06, 2023

Corporate ‘privacy' concerns must not derail Europe's Data Act
This legislation could hold the key to restoring digital trust and a fair information economy

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Feb 06, 2023

Information hoarding won't benefit governments in the long run
The problem with transparency is that it raises uncomfortable questions for politicians

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Feb 06, 2023

Newmont/Newcrest: US miner will have to lift offer price to win target
A deal would reunite the two companies that split more than 30 years ago

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Feb 06, 2023

Rothschild & Co: bid for weak stock pulls a reverse Goldman
Buyout would make low-profile business even more so as banking dynasty seeks to tighten control

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Feb 06, 2023

America's library wars are heating up
Requests to ban books in the US rose to record highs in the pandemic

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Feb 06, 2023

Brexit could be reversed — here's how
Opinion is shifting but the public are running ahead of the politicians

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Feb 06, 2023

The enigmatic US economy
A confusing picture gets more so after the jobs report

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Feb 06, 2023

The paradox of financial conditions
A gap has emerged between the US central bank and its peers at a time when its policy signals have become at odds with financial conditions

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 06, 2023

Telecom Italia: KKR's €20bn offer should not be dismissed
The Italian government may be looking at different numbers, but the proposal deserves careful consideration

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Feb 06, 2023

Letting the public decide is key to Big Tech regulation
The US Department of Justice is insisting that its new Google suit be tried by a jury

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Feb 06, 2023

In praise of uniform
I tip my cap to its practicality — and the sense of shared purpose it symbolises

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Feb 06, 2023

How Elliott became the McDonald's of activism
Hedge fund group has shown its reach and capacity with campaigns in Germany, Japan and US

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 05, 2023

How do I frame my career break in interviews?
Your question for our expert — and readers' advice

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 05, 2023

‘You're a founding partner having a fling with a staff member. How can you not see a problem?'
An FT column offering a behind-the-scenes look at the work of Rutherford Hall, critical communications strategist

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 05, 2023

Hong Kong: low base offers upside for local stocks
Profit expectations are now low enough for Hong Kong companies to easily beat forecasts this year

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 05, 2023

How the spy balloon popped a US-China rapprochement
Relations between Washington and Beijing remain trapped in a downward spiral

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 05, 2023

Pakistan is on the brink
Stark choices face the nuclear power and its creditors if it is to avoid default

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Feb 05, 2023

Workplace bullying should have no place in politics
Civil servants who challenge the harmful behaviour of aggressive ministers are brave, not ‘snowflakey'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 05, 2023

The case for a land value tax is overwhelming
Natural resources are quite different from the capital stock created out of human effort

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 05, 2023

A bipolar currency regime will replace the dollar's exorbitant privilege
The greenback is bound sooner or later to feel the effects of intensifying geopolitical rivalry between the US and China

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Feb 05, 2023

Olive oil: crushed supply may be here to stay
Scorching summers are causing production to fall, potentially adding price increases to the list of climate change consequences

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 05, 2023

Apple blundered when it killed off Dark Sky
Doing away with a much-loved weather app has caused an understandable outcry

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 04, 2023

Death and Japan's nuclear shelter salesman
Khrushchev once speculated that the survivors of the apocalypse would envy the dead. I agree

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 04, 2023

US bookstores: a novel resurgence
Industry reliant on blockbusters to drive sales, leaving publishers and booksellers exposed to feast or famine sales volatility

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Feb 04, 2023

A Bordeaux that is among the very best
Tastings of the 2019 vintage reveal remarkable consistency

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Feb 04, 2023

Marie Kondo's epiphany proves there is no magic in clinical tidiness
There is wonder in a dusky corner — no one would believe a door to Narnia existed in the back of a colour-coded wardrobe

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 04, 2023

How Goldman can regain its swagger
The investment bank should consider buying a commercial bank such as Bank of New York Mellon

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

The worst airport in the world
Modern travel sucks. Trying to get on a plane is unbearable

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

The Premier League is global because it is local
The world is drawn to its distinctiveness, and threatens it

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

Teachers' strike lays bare the heartbreaking plight of schools
When disadvantaged pupils fall behind, the untapped potential is not just a moral disaster but an economic one too

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

Tempting back older workers means ditching business as usual
Stereotypes about curmudgeons have to go, along with dreary jobs and the expectation of a work-free retirement

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

Toyota has a tragic flaw in the electric vehicle drama
The world's largest carmaker makes reliable hybrids but lags far behind in zero emissions technology

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

The happy valleys of hepaticas
A new book tracks these delightful plants around the world with erudition and enthusiasm

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

A defining moment for central banks
Monetary policymakers grapple with how to chart a path to terminal rates

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

The Tate ruling is a victory against rubbernecking
We can't stop ourselves from filming celebrities or asking for selfies, so we cannot complain when people object

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

The Lex Newsletter: bearishness is so 2022 these days
Plus, Franklin Resources, Amazon, Shell, Big Tech, Peloton, Adani

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

Robust jobs data delivers a swerve to markets
Employment growth completely resets the main risk for investors for the rest of this year

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

UK asset management: falling markets fail to stem active decline
Britain's fund managers have long been under siege from the rise of passive investment

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

Adani/TotalEnergies: French company's due diligence was inadequate
Adani's star shows every sign of burning out

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

Britain should not accept its status as the ‘sick man of Europe'
The country has economic problems, but there are solutions if only politicians would grasp the nettle

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

For love or money: the hidden victims of financial abuse
Being trapped in a financially controlling relationship is more common than you think

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

Auction hunter: the rare, the strange and the baffling
‘What I mistook for salvaged antique chair legs turned out to be a pair of 19th-century gutta-percha telescopic hearing aids; who could have guessed?'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

The joys of bad nature photography
Digital democratisation is welcome, but the clever tweakery of editing software has its drawbacks

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Feb 03, 2023

Don't knock romance novels — they're big business
The much-derided genre is not only a sure earner for the publishing industry — it also moves with the times

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

Memo to staff: dress fabulously
Do we want our lawyers to ‘express themselves to the full'?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

Big Tech: Powell has put pep back in their step
Investors should note that redundancies and a bounce related to monetary policy are one-off phenomena

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

China's recovery might be a bit less than meets the eye
Investors should not assume this upturn in economic growth will be just like previous ones

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

$5tn of ‘meh' earnings
Big tech's slower growth is fine, if it's temporary

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

Do not count on this generation of CEOs to pick a side
The uncoupling from Russia has not happened, partly because executives have not woken up to the return of geopolitics

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

Do not count on this generation of CEOs to pick sides in the new age of geopolitical risk
The uncoupling from Russia has not happened, partly because executives have not woken up to the return of military conflicts

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

How to fix the British economy
The right blames red tape, the left inequality. Both are wrong

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

Picking sides proves too hard for CEOs in a fragmenting world
The uncoupling from Russia has not happened, partly because executives have not woken up to the return of geopolitics

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

Share buybacks: welcome payments in a suspect currency
Such moves are hardly a sign of faith in companies

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 03, 2023

What chimpanzees tell us about how humans see data
People are routinely more pessimistic in their world view than they would be if they understood the statistics

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 02, 2023

The battle for the Colorado River is a water warning to us all
Who should control access to increasingly scarce resources?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 02, 2023

Trump and the future of the Republicans
The party needs to figure out not just who should represent it but what it represents

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 02, 2023

Reality check for Spotify and the podcast boom
Big investments in the audio format turn into a drag on the company's returns

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 02, 2023

Shell: the big bet on natural gas is now paying off
The UK oil major's earnings illustrate how it and the industry have grown with the times

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 02, 2023

Deutsche Bank: market will enforce a lower reliance on investment banking
Non-investment bank revenues are vulnerable to disappointments too

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 02, 2023

Mattress retailers: business hit by sagging demand
Far from sleeping easy, investors might be waking up to a nightmare

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 02, 2023

Shell is having a use-of-cash flow crisis
How the energy group and others should spend their spoils is a tricky question

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 02, 2023

China brokerages: easier, faster listings boost earnings outlook
Foreign investors have noted change in tone from Beijing about regulation and economic expansion

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