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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 21, 2020

Quantum computing: randomness as a service
A new commercial launch promises to deliver progress in this fiendishly complex field

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 21, 2020

The model plane that might be the future of flying
The Flying-V raises the prospect of fewer emissions and more space (even though it's only three metres wide)

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 21, 2020

US Treasury market's brush with disaster must never be repeated
Fed tamed the chaos in March but must take further action to buttress future solidity

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2020

Is it a mistake to turn down Oxbridge masters offer?
Your question for our expert — and readers' advice

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2020

Why fairer supply chains are the key to better work worldwide
Management of global trade is 99 per cent male — and this monopoly has to end

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2020

The contagious risks and rewards of remote working
Transparency about performance has mixed results, especially when colleagues are out of sight

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2020

The easy money fuelling the market's fever
Low interest rates by central banks have helped to sustain the rally in equities

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2020

Investors need to lift the lid on private equity
Level of secrecy within the industry helps no one but the insiders

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2020

The west should heed Napoleon's advice and let China sleep
The next phase of western policy demands a complete reboot of its dealings with the Communist party

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2020

Beware of smoke and mirrors in the EU's recovery fund
National political pressures will divert money from truly worthwhile projects

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2020

How to survive the Covid-19 retail apocalypse
There are lessons to be learnt from the crisis, especially for companies willing to adapt

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2020

The impressive legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
A rush to replace the late justice would damage the Supreme Court

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2020

Expect long-term economic scarring from Covid-19
Forecasts for GDP growth look optimistic, but the risks of permanent losses are worrying

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2020

AI has disappointed on Covid
Geeks piled in when the pandemic broke but great promise has not been fulfilled

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2020

Why AI has disappointed on Covid
Geeks piled in when the pandemic broke but great promise has not been fulfilled

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2020

Gyms: class dismissed
DIY fitness has done a lot of damage to New York's innovative but pricey fitness scene

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2020

Why ‘hybrid' working spells trouble for companies
The looming split between home and office will be tough to pull off

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2020

The UK's constitution is not working
When there is no proper accountability and transparency, government policymaking becomes sloppy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2020

Why madeira is my desert island pick
‘There is no heavy sediment and, if my experience is anything to go by, much less risk of a hangover'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2020

‘Tenet' and the twilight of Hollywood's power
No empire has ever had an asset quite like it — but the sun is setting on the US film industry

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

Lessons for investors from six months of pandemic-hit markets
Fighting momentum is futile, but the return of inflation would create opportunities

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

Rising bankruptcy toll shows US oil patch is not ‘OK now'
Business failures pile up despite Donald Trump trumpeting the sector's recovery

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

Innovation and the magic art of pushing water uphill
If we desperately want a technology to work, laws of physics will rearrange to make it possible

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

Goldman did not misprice Snowflake's Buffett-backed IPO
It is wrong to assume the cloud computing company was hoodwinked by Wall Street just because of its share price pop

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

A new European Bauhaus for a green transition
Smart design has a role to play in today's economic transformation

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

Crown Estate: royal docks
Although the portfolio is vulnerable to the pandemic, there are bright spots

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

No-deal hype obscures the real threat of a bad Brexit
Failing to prepare for the most likely outcome of EU talks will damage the UK further

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

Political division makes the fight against climate change ever harder
Tackling extreme weather should be as obvious an imperative as Covid-19 — we must change the argument

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

CaixaBank/Bankia: homage to Catalonia
The Spanish government has done Bankia's minority shareholders no favours by agreeing to a modest price

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

How to give a log cabin a contemporary look
You can create a fresh and modern vibe without turning your back entirely on old things

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

Searching for life on Venus is a stab in the colossal dark
Researchers insist that only alien lifeforms would explain their detection of phosphine

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

Reading ‘Rebecca' again and finding a woman possessed
The classic bestselling gothic novel explores the murkiest corners of women's hearts

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

Tencent/US: Epic battle
Until global data privacy standards are agreed upon, everybody stands to lose

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

US airlines: points win prizes
Opening up about the economics of frequent-flyer programmes should lead to a rise in valuations

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

Distorted jobs numbers are misguiding stimulus policy
Leo Hindery spells out the need for politicians to look beyond the official Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers when considering stimulus measures.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

The promise of bulbs
Choose wisely what you plant, protect it from prowlers and enjoy the success of your labours next spring

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

China's assertiveness is against its economic interests
Beijing has stoked a series of flashpoints on the country's borders

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

4imprint: branded tat on sale
One of the UK's best performing stocks in recent memory has yet to recover from the coronavirus crisis, does it present an opportunity?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

Best option for the FCA to boost fund market? Leave well alone
The ‘greatest good' choice might be for the regulator to do nothing on further regulation

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

Declining rents offer relief to hard-pressed tenants
London rental costs could be down by 5 per cent by the end of the year, data suggest

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

FCA's best option? Leave well alone
The ‘greatest good' choice might be for the regulator to do nothing about the consumer investment market

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

My very British revolt against the ‘rule of six'
An invitation to inform on fellow citizens fits all too easily into our new culture of complaint

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

Can you put a number on it? How to understand the world
‘If we are willing to go with our brains rather than our guts, any of us can think clearly about things'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

Forced labour is the price of a cheap cotton T-shirt
Human rights abuses in China and other countries are encouraged by our shopping habits

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2020

Where there's a silver tip, there's a silver tap
Investors shouldn't over estimate the demand for physical metals while market makers are at play

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

Snowflake's skyrocketing IPO has echoes of the Dotcom boom
Spectacular debut of cloud software company could have knock-on effects for entire sector

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

City sheriff Chris Woolard rides off
Interim boss of the FCA has one last duty before riding into the sunset

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

Private equity: quick recap
Buyout firms should face consequences if companies go bankrupt after paying dividends

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

‘Rule of 6' confusion shows scrutiny must work both ways
England's tight Covid-19 restrictions encourage the public to be snoopers while the government dodges the spotlight

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

The slow death of Big Oil
The industry must reinvent itself to survive in a low-carbon era

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

Vladimir Putin's gamble on the dictator of Belarus
Protests in the ex-Soviet republic are pro-democracy, not anti-Russian

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

John Lewis head should hope to be as lucky as Next next time
Unveiling department store's results at same time as high street chain was unfortunate

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

URW/Hammerson: mauled
Shopping centre owners already under pressure before pandemic are scrambling to shore up finances

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

Lloyd's of London: algorithm nation
Ki syndicate will use data science to evaluate policies and offer quotes

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

Branson/Virgin Spac: catch me if you can
The billionaire needs capital to feed his cash-draining groups

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

Life insurers could help solve America's healthcare shortfall
The pandemic-driven recession has deprived people of medical care when they most need it the most

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

Support people rather than jobs for a more resilient post-Covid economy
Unless a vaccine is suddenly found, helping workers find alternative jobs is better than waiting and hoping

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

America is drifting into a perfect storm
The existential nature of this presidential election is a bad sign for the country's exhausted majority

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

Nvidia/China: Armed and dangerous
Pushing ahead with deal in face of Chinese opposition could damage both Arm and Nvidia

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

Illegal Gathering at the OK Corral: a job for the Covid marshal
‘These enforcers are more souped-up parking attendant, less dour loner standing against disorder'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

Covid crisis has accelerated big trends in China's favour
Recent renminbi rally underscores shift in the economic balance from west to east

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

There is no trade-off between quality and quantity of jobs
The crisis is an ideal opportunity to rejig labour markets for the better. Do not waste it

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

Vacancy: rule-breakers for post-Covid politics
The pandemic has undermined trust in Europe's leaders and is sending voters in search of new answers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2020

Boris Johnson's Brexit plan will break the UK union
The insistence that England must decide what Scotland eats is a gift to the independence movement

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

Equity investors should raise a glass to low rates
BIS calculations highlight just how important central bank easing has been

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

Why Asia is joining the global Spac odyssey
Vogue for special purpose acquisition companies triggers fears of dud deals to come

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

Burberry's sustainability bond is a UK trendsetter
Green is the season's colour for fashion; Loungers' regional exposure helps sales; Rough diamonds for miner Petra

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

TikTok/Oracle: Inartful dodge
Deal appears to be an overly elaborate affair to keep the White House happy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

EU climate target is ambitious but feasible
There is appetite among investors to help cut emissions by 55 per cent

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

Northern needs will test Conservative unity
UK's next Budget demands are pitting traditional and new Tories against each other

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

The Hut Group: matter of standards
Only the disclosure of results will make visible what lies behind the make-up

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

Inditex/H&M: stock and awe
Both European companies are well placed to benefit if retail spending holds up

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

The pandemic and the parent trap
Covid-19 and a tough economy have thrown the postwar home-making era into reverse

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

Handelsbanken: the screaming spires
Cutting the number of its branches will make the Swedish bank a stronger institution

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

Opinion: Is the UK Conservative party still conservative?
As Boris Johnson shifts the Conservative party further from Thatcherite policies, the FT's Robert Shrimsley examines what it means to be conservative in 2020

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

The welcome lack of enthusiasm for Joe Biden
As the US has found, worshipping political leaders is weird and pernicious

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

Japan stocks: Suga rush
Foreign bulls should push share prices higher in the short term as new PM takes charge

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

US should seize chance to end data-sharing stand-off
A new executive order could address the confusion left by ECJ's privacy shield ruling

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

South Africa must break ANC taboos to lift growth
Pandemic is coming under control, but the economy needs an overhaul

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

Saudi Arabia's crown prince endangers ties with western allies
Bouts of unpredictable and aggressive behaviour threaten to undo the gradual progress that has been made

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

Investing vs gambling: a fine line to tread
Some platforms promote investments that carry a considerably higher level of risk

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 16, 2020

Ditch the zombies and embrace the entrepreneurs
We must acknowledge that Covid-19 has permanently changed our economy

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

Can KKR expand from buyouts to backing young tech in Asia?
Private equity group's successes or otherwise will be closely watched as it charts course across region

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

Kraft Heinz: food for thought
Chief must invest in innovation to keep up with fast-changing consumer tastes

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

Weaning Britain's economy off furlough
The scheme worked well, but new approaches are needed for the next phase

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

FCA proves it can be Fast, Competent and Adept in insurance test case
Judges interrupt insurers' objections; Short interest in Sainsbury escalates

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

Klarna: pay prize
Swedish payments group has adeptly filled a gap in the market

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

FCA/PSA: stellar ambitions
There is strong logic behind the tie-up between the two carmakers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

When lawmakers approve lawbreaking
UK parliamentary vote in favour of the internal market bill is a significant constitutional moment

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

Do not let homeworking become digital piecework for the poor
Low rates of pay, opacity and powerlessness built into crowd-work platforms should be policed

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

Donald Trump has a chance to peel off Hispanic voters
The narrowing of polls in Florida and Nevada give the president an opportunity

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

‘Selling Sunset' could be capitalism's comeback
The venal real estate reality show is a window into a world of excess untroubled by the pandemic

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

Hitachi/UK nuclear: atomic conglomerate
Japanese group should do its investors a favour and forget about Wylfa Newydd

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

Retail investors are being squeezed out of the high-yield bond market
The SEC should reform 144A regulation to prevent Wall Street streaking further ahead

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

Nikola/Hindenburg: uphill battle
Growing scepticism towards electric car developer now extends to the judgment of GM bosses

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

US wildfires reveal partisan divide on climate
It is in the Republican party's interests to embrace a green agenda

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

In defence of the IPO
In this post Jeremy Abelson argues that the malleable initial public offering, is still the best way for a company to list.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 15, 2020

Silicon Valley's guilt over screen time
Remote work, school and socialising have forced many of us to stare at screens more than ever

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 14, 2020

How India's mutual fund industry got knocked for six
Franklin Templeton debacle highlighted liquidity risks at a time of falling inflows

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 14, 2020

Regenerative medicine will require innovative ways to pay
If new treatments are to fulfil their promise, payment systems will need rethinking

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