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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 16, 2019

The next three acts of the Brexit drama
The challenge will be welding a political reconciliation from our fractured parties

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 16, 2019

Trump's national emergency is a dangerous precedent
US judiciary must uphold Congress's right to make the law

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 15, 2019

Uber: gear change
The company is not going to slow expansion, so profitability remains a far-off goal

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Feb 15, 2019

Violent video games are not to blame for our own failings
Many things can become harmful in the absence of mechanisms for understanding them

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Feb 15, 2019

Recovery in stocks needs weaker dollar and China stimulus
Earnings growth for S&P 500 groups expected to grind to virtual halt in first half

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Feb 15, 2019

Amazon/HQ2: Long Island long shot
Neither side can claim to know precisely how much was lost or won through abandoned project

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Feb 15, 2019

Brexit uncertainty is costing the UK dearly
Sluggish growth and parliamentary chaos points to further trouble

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 15, 2019

Donald Trump's faith-based national emergency
The US president's claim of a crisis on the Mexican border does not stand up to scrutiny

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Feb 15, 2019

Why ‘covenant lite' loans are not the menace they seem
Risky debt market is dominated by contracts that have investor protections ripped out

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Feb 15, 2019

RBS/Brexit: miracles and portents
Lender is healthy and paying fat dividends to taxpayers who bailed it out

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Feb 15, 2019

Is Yelp a business or a howl of pain?
The reviews site blames Google for its problems but investors see another culprit

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Feb 15, 2019

Bees: global swarming
Pesticide use is one of the reasons for falling honey yields

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Feb 15, 2019

Returning Isis brides expose inadequate legal armoury
Britain must face an uncomfortable reality: some acts that should be illegal are not

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Feb 15, 2019

Why European banks fall short on Wall Street
Investor pressure on Barclays and Deutsche Bank to retrench is just the latest blow

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Feb 15, 2019

Churchill would have relished the uproar over his legacy
Unbridled mutual abuse has been the stock in trade of British politics for generations

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Feb 15, 2019

Plus500 discovers betting clampdown will hurt after all
After a series of cheerful trading updates, the penny has finally dropped

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Feb 15, 2019

The American west offers the thrill of difference
For all the east coast's glories, here is a landscape with no equivalent in Europe

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Feb 15, 2019

The Catalan cause that poisons Spanish politics
Sánchez engaged with secessionists from position of weakness

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Feb 15, 2019

It's crackers to bring back Crackerjack!
‘No one actually liked it: it's just that it was often the only thing that was on'

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Feb 15, 2019

Jancis Robinson: Austrian wines feel the heat
‘In 2018, many Austrian growers had to pick in September, not October, to preserve acid levels'

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Feb 15, 2019

The global gardens that inspire lust
A book by Christopher Woods selects 50 modern gardens from around the world that are worth pondering, appreciating and visiting

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Feb 15, 2019

How much could a net wealth tax bring in?
It is an untapped source of government funding that could also improve productivity

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Feb 15, 2019

Throwing stones at people in London's glass houses
Ruling against luxury flat owners near Tate Modern feels like a small victory for generation rent

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Feb 15, 2019

Pinn's illustration of the week: Roll out the barrel
Saudi Arabia looks overseas for more oil and gas

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Feb 15, 2019

To sum up, it pays to be pernickety
Bad at sums? Maybe your personal finances don't add up either

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Feb 15, 2019

Why living experimentally beats taking big bets
Many of the decisions we make are reversible, only stubbornness makes them permanent

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Feb 15, 2019

How to plan a basement without digging yourself in a hole
Robbie Williams has permission to excavate, but lots can go wrong at the planning stage

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Feb 15, 2019

Why online propaganda mobs are an investment red flag
If an enterprise needs an army of online thought police to protect it, it's definitely not an investment worth making.

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Feb 15, 2019

Mexican leopard won't change its spots over pipeline contracts
It is inevitable that ‘gatopardismo' will again rule relations with the US

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 14, 2019

Carney's ‘canary in the coal mine' moment
Hundreds pack the Barbican to hear the Bank governor ratchet up his Brexit warning

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 14, 2019

Netflix: licence to bill
The streaming service has had no trouble raising debt. But it is in a delicate position

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 14, 2019

Netflix: license to bill
The streaming service has had no trouble raising debt. But it is in a delicate position

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 14, 2019

The Hong Kong property bubble that won't burst
A cooling Chinese economy has not been enough to seriously dent property prices

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Feb 14, 2019

Pershing Square: Ack is back
Bill Ackman's stock picks are working. But investors stay away from his own stock

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Feb 14, 2019

Patisserie Valerie ‘rescue' leaves more than face lost
Deal saves 2,000 bakers and waiters, but already some 900 jobs have gone and 71 stores closed

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Feb 14, 2019

Amazon's U-turn shows it does not understand public
Jeff Bezos failed to anticipate or weather the hostility his Queens plan provoked

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Feb 14, 2019

Amazon's U-turn shows it misunderstands public sentiment
Jeff Bezos failed to anticipate or weather the hostility his Queens plan provoked

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 14, 2019

A380, big beast of the skies, proved to be unviable
End of production marks the changing face of aviation

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 14, 2019

Big beast of the skies proved to be uneconomic
End of production of Airbus A380 marks changing face of aviation

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Feb 14, 2019

Everything still to play for with AI in its infancy
IBM and Google's differing approaches highlight extent to which field is wide open

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Feb 14, 2019

Amazon learns a little about itself and America, leaves New York
It's a tough city, but worth spending time in.

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Feb 14, 2019

Micro Focus: painting by numbers
Software group continues its recovery but profitability remains sluggish

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Feb 14, 2019

Proxy advisers must embrace calls for reform
Services should submit themselves to some external oversight by the SEC

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Feb 14, 2019

Airbus/A380: tale end
Less plane could mean more profits long term

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Feb 14, 2019

Commerzbank: vorsprung durch didactic
Consolidation may yet be the best way out for the German lender

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Feb 14, 2019

JPMorgan jumps on the stablecoin bland-wagon
A new paradigm for effectuating electronic payments?

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Feb 14, 2019

May threatens to leave the pub without a meal
A bar-room Brexit conversation even more explosive than that of Olly Robbins

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Feb 14, 2019

Japan Display: screen test
Bailout from Chinese group would not bode well for its relationship with Apple

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Feb 14, 2019

Oil's ‘shock and awe' isn't coming from Saudi Arabia
Goldman believes kingdom trying to lift prices but US shale creating the real noise

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Feb 14, 2019

Improving employment rates helps tackle inequality
Countries that offer both flexible job markets and social protection tend to thrive

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Feb 14, 2019

America's unexpected socialist dawn
Democrats embrace radical policies to create rare ideological debate in US politics

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Feb 14, 2019

Yemen's forgotten conflict will leave a deadly legacy
Houthi rebels have laid hundreds of thousands of landmines that will prove a long-term blight

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Feb 14, 2019

Leveraged loan warnings are not fear-mongering
New dangers emerging in the credit markets should not be dismissed

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 14, 2019

Altmaier's industrial strategy is wrong for Germany
The right response to the rise of China is not to try to create ‘national champions'

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Feb 14, 2019

Romance scams are on the rise
Happy Valentine's Day!

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Feb 14, 2019

Don't carry your bank cards with your mobile phone
A near miss with a mugger showed me how vulnerable I was

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Feb 14, 2019

The real problem with stamp duty
Everyone hates the property transaction tax, but can we agree on an alternative?

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Feb 14, 2019

The new political battlefield is the road
‘The symbol of the rural-urban divide was once the pitchfork; in the US, it's the gun; but soon it could be the car'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 14, 2019

The heavy cost of May's Brexit vanity
There has been nothing in her strategy to advance the national interest

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 14, 2019

Default risks distant for indebted US companies
At least for now.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Value of cryptocurrencies is only in the eye of holders
Investors should steer clear of bitcoin and the like as an investable asset despite plummeting prices

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Beware pools of liquidity: they could be a mirage
E-trading, shrunken market-makers and retreating central banks is a triple threat

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Bridgepoint/MotoGP: wheelie-dealer
The decision to drop an external sale of Dorna Sports is not for sentimental reasons

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Banks' Brexit costs are one-off, but asset relocation is one-way
BofA has spent $400m on shifting employees and operations to Dublin and Paris

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Spain is stuck in a cycle of political instability
An ad hoc coalition of the left has fallen apart

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Feb 13, 2019

Nord Stream 2 marks a failure for EU energy policy
Ukraine and Poland feel betrayed by Germany's energy ambitions

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

T-Mobile/Sprint: Democratic deficit
The outlook for both companies would be worse if they stayed independent

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Non-alcoholic beer: a sober assessment
Drinks companies need to adapt to changing tastes andThe shift away from beer, particularly by younger, health-conscious generation poses a threat. appeal to younger customers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Ramaphosa struggles to shine a light on South African graft
Eskom's blackouts are part of a wider story of a country riddled with corruption

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Nord Stream 2: Mos-cowing
The prospect of cheap Russian gas has potential to override political qualms

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Nord Stream 2: stream of cost-consciousness
The prospect of cheap Russian gas has potential to override political qualms

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Where are all the women? Why data can be sexist
‘Official statistics can underplay the role of women, partly because they often work in the informal economy'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

‘Roma' is channelling a changing political zeitgeist
Alfonso Cuarón's drama focuses on the ordinary Mexicans the new president has promised to represent

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Consumer tech stores defy retail gloom
People relish the chance to try and buy, as niche gadget shops are proving

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Feb 13, 2019

Sleepwalking towards the insectopocalypse
Two-fifths of insect species face extinction within the next few decades

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Toshiba: legacy issue
Japanese group is unlikely to be profitable for many quarters to come

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Global refugee finance demands public-private co-ordination
New sources of funding are needed to fill $10bn UNHCR hole

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Feb 13, 2019

How the US actually financed the second world war
Domestic capital was trapped. The Fed and inflation helped, too.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Business schools have a vital role in teaching trust
The world needs corporate leaders who are committed to values and ethics

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Swiss solutions to wealth tax conundrums
Why the levy on fortunes is as enduring as the ultra-democratic nation itself

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Don't count out the moderate Democrats
For all the talk of leftist ideas and policies, the party faithful really want to win

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Nigeria's voters confront an uninspiring choice
Africa's most populous country has a serious democratic deficit

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Feb 13, 2019

Further reading
The circle as a business model; scammers on scammers; tax myths; owl crime; and more.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

Keytruda shows the high price of curing cancer
Rapid medical innovation is prompting drug company mergers and making treatment costly

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

EU had to stand firm against Siemens-Alstom merger
Handing states the power to overrule decisions would destroy legal certainty

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

A letter to Xi Jinping: time to reset relations
Focus should be on co-operation, not ‘divide and rule'

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Feb 13, 2019

Real-world solutions for online abuse
Those studying hate speech know algorithms are not the silver bullet

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Feb 13, 2019

Tenancy fees ban: will renters be home and dry?
Letting agents claim the costs will just be transferred to the monthly rent

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Feb 13, 2019

It's not only astronauts who can see the Earth is round
How flying offers new perspectives on the planet

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Feb 13, 2019

Keeping up with New York's micro-trends
Forget London and LA — no other world city is so mad for fads

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 13, 2019

From cauliflower to chin jobs: can you keep up with New York's micro-trends?
Forget London and LA: no other city is so mad for fads

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Feb 13, 2019

Day late, dollar short? In impact investing, urgency is vital
Ignoring far-off problems is easy - just look at climate change

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 12, 2019

Markets should be careful what they wish for
Investors and policymakers ought to be concerned about damaging side-effects of QE

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Feb 12, 2019

EM's fate will ultimately be decided in Washington
Federal Reserve or White House actions will determine how long rally will continue

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Feb 12, 2019

How do I become a consultant for social impact start-ups?
Your questions for our expert — and readers' advice

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Feb 12, 2019

Amazon: Eeros and villains
Planned purchase of WiFi start-up will only add to scrutiny over tech data collection

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Feb 12, 2019

Ethnicity pay gap reporting can drive change
Being open about gender pay is a good start, but barriers to progress remain

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Feb 12, 2019

Descente battle sparks Japan's interest in private equity
Sportswear group sounds out potential white knights in fight with trading house Itochu

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Feb 12, 2019

Debenhams shareholders will not be served by refinancing plan
Investors who bought into plan may soon find themselves on their own

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Feb 12, 2019

Coty/JAB: facelift
A public stock with mismatched horizons among shareholders

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