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FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

The Saudi oil attack
Prices surge as Gulf drone strike raises fears of reprisals

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

The time for a Brexit compromise is fast approaching
After three years of fraught argument, we must start listening to each other

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

The war for the world's eyeballs will end in tears
YouTube and ByteDance may be the only winners as other streaming services go head to head

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

AT&T/Elliott: diminished cord
It is easy to see why the activist investor thinks DirecTV should go

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

Airbnb IPO: 2020 vision
A likely reason behind the slo-mo float is that the start-up wants to mollify its long-serving employees

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

Parenthood should be taken off its pedestal
The college admissions scandal shows that there is nothing innately virtuous about having children

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

From sea to sky — a pilot's life in shades of blue
‘Only after I started to fly did I realise blueness would be one of my job's most reliable sources of joy'

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

The UK Supreme Court is being pushed to the limit
In ruling on Boris Johnson's prorogation, it is having to plug gaps in the law

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

Countries must wake up to business security risks
The US and EU have already beefed up their scrutiny of corporate takeovers

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

English still wine: a sparkling future?
The 2018 vintage is not to be sniffed at thanks to last summer's record temperatures

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

Rebranded snacks really take the biscuit
Retro editions of chocolate bars is taking nostalgia too far

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

Plant indoor bulbs now for spring displays
All you need is the right choice and a bit of grit

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

Yes you can have gold taps
The choice is wide — just avoid faddy shades of rose

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

In praise of the never-ending sentence
Long sentences are tricky to pull off — but can be a shortcut to getting inside a character

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

Stately homes and the electric motor revolution
The National Trust's network of car parks are an ideal place to offer charging bases

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

The Fed must be ready for trouble not normality
Economic conditions and market hiccups do not allow complacency

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

Can Africa's continental free trade area overcome its high risks?
A large pool of adjustment funds to offset dislocation costs must be integral to the AfCFTA

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

Suddenly Facebook's Libra is all about defending "the Free World" from China
David Marcus says Libra is an "instrument of development" that will (somewhat paradoxically) allow Western nations to preserve their influence.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

Pinn's illustration of the week: Learning curve
Boris Johnson faces Brexit complexity

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

Wealth management could soon cost less than you'd think
Costs are falling — but it still looks far more expensive than it should

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

We need to be better at predicting bad outcomes
If we changed the way risks are calculated then worst case scenarios could be avoided

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 20, 2019

Saudi Aramco IPO: squeeze wheeze
Sometimes it is better to admit you were wrong than to compound your error

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Will Fannie and Freddie be a gift of the Trump administration?
Reprivatisation and profit harvesting plans have became more realistic

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Repo gyrations bode ill for move away from Libor
This week's spikes suggest blockages in money flows could cause serious problems

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Beaten-up bank stocks could reflect too much gloom
No sector of the US economy elicits more emotional tumult than lenders

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

City minister's praise for Boris gets cool reaction
Square Mile friend John Glen has turned worryingly Eurosceptic, like his master

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

US equity valuations have been too high, too long
The market looks very stretched, but it is hard to predict when a crunch will come

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Next's Brexit impact claims will make some see red
Amended document sees ‘no risk' of tariff increases — only a £25m saving

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Eurozone banks need to be part of the solution
If the ECB is serious about stimulus, it must consider lenders' profits

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Repo markets mystery reminds us we are flying blind
Quantitative easing means there is a greater chance of the global financial machine misfiring

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Huawei/5G: pincer punishment
Collaboration on 5G between Chinese telcos will be costly for the equipment maker

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

When bitcoin bros talk digitisation
"Every stock, bond, currency, and commodity will be digitised" - Anthony Pompliano, predicting the future in 2019.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Grand Theft disaggregation
Rockstar sublimates from Steam.

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Sep 19, 2019

Brexit/City jobs: iffy on the Liffey
A trickle of jobs leaving London could turn into an exodus

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Sep 19, 2019

RingCentral: hot lines
US start-up's real aim is to take on $210bn telecoms company Cisco

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Next's no-deal Brexit impact claims will make some see red
Amended document sees ‘no risk' of tariff increases — only a £25m saving

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Indigenous people assert their rights over Uluru
A climbing ban on this sacred site is a symbolic moment

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Alibaba/Tencent: information insurrection
The more data tech groups surrender to the state, the less justification investors have for regarding them as independent

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Trump is serious about US divorce from China
The rest of the world will be pressured to make a choice between Washington and Beijing

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Why a wealth tax is capitalism's handmaiden
Taxing capital holdings boosts rewards for investing well

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

How negative rates feed into the technology race
Banking is undergoing a rapid electronification.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Something is seriously awry in the world of work
Technology deregulation and the decline of unions lie behind this state of affairs

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

The UK cannot tackle youth violence with brute force
As the ‘young mayor' of Lewisham in London, I see the impact of this misguided approach daily

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Netanyahu's winning streak may be over
Israel needs government and leadership with a less divisive tone

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Reasons for moderate optimism about Greece
The political system has proved resilient but the pace of reform must not slacken

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Tech exceptionalism is coming to an end
WeWork's pulled IPO is latest case of digital utopians crashing into the real world

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Miners must earn this trust through action
Clearer rules will help bring about safer tailings dams

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

How Britons forgot that history can hurt
Centuries of stability have created a country careless about risk

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 19, 2019

Boris Johnson's lies plunge Britain into a dark morass
There is not a soul in the long corridors of Whitehall who believes the prime minister is telling the truth

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Bond yields have backed up but the bull run may continue
Evidence points to a pause, but not a reversal, in the long rally in fixed income

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Taiwan's tech sector offers insulation from US-China trade tensions
Growth of marketing analytics provider Appier highlights allure of the country's tech stocks

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Ukraine struggles to shake off the influence of oligarchs
IMF and international investors alarmed by talk of a compromise with the former owner of collapsed lender PrivatBank

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

The insidious threat of biometrics
From fingerprints to irises, our unique features are being hailed as an alternative to passwords. The risks are huge

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Investors are too complacent about negative yields
The markets are vulnerable to potential nasty losses if rates suddenly shoot up

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Challenger bank Metro may be challenged on capital
Regulator is extending the scope of its investigation into accounting error

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Bank of England has many reasons to hold interest rates
Even if Brexit were resolved there is little reason to tighten policy now

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

FedEx: train wrecks
Logistics group blamed macroeconomic woes for profit warning, but may only have itself to blame

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Fed intervention in repo is a step toward more QE
Interest rate spike is a sign the central bank needs to resume asset purchases

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Straw wars: the consumer strikes back
Single-use plastics have become a cause célèbre for teenagers and millennials - and businesses are having to act fast

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Moncler: cover story
Might the era of hot sales from warm coats be coming to an end?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

CLSA/Citic: blighted bloom
The investment bank realises it doesn't need to be a Goldman clone to make money

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Blockchain goes extra-terrestrial
"Open source is going to outer space!"

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Customer feedback: the mirror crack'd
When a company pleads for generous ratings, it is probably a sign it is badly run

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Here's how to make your house sale stand out
Pack away as much as you can — other people's possessions are distracting

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Leaving the Middle East would not be easy for Trump
Successive US presidents have promised to disengage and failed

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

The impossible promise of a US Middle East withdrawal
Successive presidents have failed to disengage. Donald Trump may do the same

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Cobham/Advent: royal air farce
Assessment of threats to competition and UK defence industry only occurs when there is a takeover

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his life
It is too early to write off the Likud leader, but the parliamentary deadlock may block his power

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

A new kind of multilateralism is on the horizon
Digital space does not recognise the elaborate distinctions of protocol that governments have built

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Drones: fly trap
Use of aerial vehicles will remain limited as restrictive regulation bites

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Ethical dilemmas on Central America's desolation row
Journalists covering migrants' journeys face an acute moral predicament

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

South Korea's fiscal boost is a model for others
Spending pledges are partly to reduce a reliance on Japanese imports

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Outdated rules are holding back financial innovation
Central bank-backed digital currencies would pave the way for revolutionary change

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Further reading
Confessions of a social constructionist; collateral bottlenecks; Apple vs the EU; Trump's taste for torture; and more.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

SEC hits back at unofficial regulators of public companies
US regulator's guidance on proxy advisers should bring clarity to the voting system

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Germany's very generous green bond
Where can you get a 2 per cent return in this day and age? Possibly Berlin.

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Amazon/food sales: perdition postponed
Established groups need not always feel as terrified of retailer as they sometimes seem to

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

We need to talk about risk in investing
The biggest danger is not having enough savings to fund your retirement

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

WeWork's prophet has lost his charisma
Adam Neumann transformed shared offices but failed to charm stock market investors

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Why the west coast got tough on tech
What's driving California's crackdown on its best-known companies?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

The west coast gets tough on tech
What's driving California's crackdown on its best-known companies?

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Downton, Love Island or Bake Off — whose Britain is best?
British TV is an agent of the country's soft power and global persuasion

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 18, 2019

Loyalty cards: how to make the most of them
Savvy shoppers game the system to collect the maximum amount of points

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

Government and business must be held to account
People with dementia are rarely afforded the same status as other at-risk groups

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

How to step back and rethink your career goals
This is the ideal time of year to renew your focus on short and longer term objectives

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

How to escape the ‘motherhood penalty' at work
Shared parental leave is a way of narrowing the gender pensions gap

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

Braced for aftershocks following momentum sell-off
Drop in hot stocks provided long-needed boost to other investment trends

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

What could tip the bond market equilibrium?
There are a lot of buyers standing in the way of a reversal

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

HK crisis will widen as long as Beijing calls the shots
China's tightening grip provokes unrest and hurts the territory's business reputation

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

Hong Kong banks: lightning conductors
Timetable for shake-up of city's banking oligopoly is in chaos

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

US airlines: hedge hopping
Carriers have some room for manoeuvre to deal with oil price volatility

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

M&S is still in the soup despite Ocado solution
Food delivery tie-up will generate only £10.6m in free cash flow by 2024

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

UK needs clearer rules on its national interests
A post-Brexit Britain should review how it defines strategic assets

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

Backlash against ECB stimulus is misplaced
Governing council members must not risk endorsing populist slogans

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

Contacting aliens would be madness on a galactic scale
Our species has never been more invested in the scientific hunt for life elsewhere in the universe

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

Value funds/oil: crude calculus
Don't expect too much from banks

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

Sirius/Yorkshire mining: boring à la Borat
Digging deep shafts in search of potash on the moors is a risky enterprise

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

When Donald Trump discovered the real Middle East
The US president is learning the hard way that it is easier to start a crisis than to control one

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

Directors have a duty to look beyond shareholders
The stakes for responsible corporate governance have never been higher

FT.com - Comment & Analysis
Sep 17, 2019

The economic case for fighting pollution
Dirty air drags down everything from student test results to football passing

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