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The political storm over the Googleplex

Concern about government snooping is mixed with anxiety about commercial use of data

From the blogs

Interest in measuring the economy is high but statistical literacy too low
– The Exchange: Diane Coyle
Financial markets are right to have quarantined Greece, but have they gone too far?
– The Exchange: Mohamed El-Erian
For the first time, the island has no benefactor
– The Exchange: Ian Bremmer

England spells more trouble for the union

If the UK’s largest nation becomes exasperated with Scotland, then the game is up

A mammoth plan raises ethical qualms

The idea of reintroducing species may have some merit, as with the lynx, writes Anjana Ahuja

Outdated ring fence will hurt City finance

Proposals for regulation of British banks are already overdue for repeal, writes Simon Samuels

China guides tourists in travel etiquette

Newspaper accounts of travellers’ misbehaviour have increased

FT Editorial

European banks struggle to keep up

Weak performance and fiscal and political uncertainty mean sector is lagging behind US

New rules only lower bank risk in theory

True risk of financial institutions is understated, says Satyajit Das

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US share buybacks loot the future

Corporate leaders should put long-term growth ahead of quick gains

The real threat to Europe lies in Ukraine

A failed state or further annexation by Russia would dwarf fears over Grexit

Right to Buy has been wrong for Britain

Such a policy would push up rents by creating a buy-to-let bonanza, writes Stephen Howlett

India promises a fair deal on tax

The government must end damaging retroactive demands as a priority, writes Arun Jaitley

Europe must impose tough border controls

Without addressing this key strategic issue, all other tactics are pointless, writes Jim Molan

Bank levy is reason why HSBC eyeing move

Tax on bank balance sheets top of mind for lender’s shareholders

Guy Laliberté, Cirque du Soleil co-founder

The ‘sun king’ has just taken his circus brand to another level

‘Eurocrats’ command the world’s respect

Why, when the EU is so bad at so much, has it hit upon a competition policy that works?

This is no time for the Tories to panic

National campaigns can be tweaked, but they have little impact on the election result

The US has forgotten the Vietnamese

Americans tend to think only of what they suffered during the war

The macabre market in migration

Most arrivals in 2014 were from Syria, then Eritrea, Mali and Nigeria, says John McDermott



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