Joe Cummings Michel Barnier

Michel Barnier: Fighting Brussels’ corner

Brexit negotiator defies the UK view of him as a panto villain, write Alex Barker and Jim Brunsden

From the blogs

Countries are exiting the crisis in many different ways
– Free Lunch: Martin Sandbu
The interconnectedness through supply chains means any cuts in exports will have wider ramifications than is first apparent
– The Exchange: Diane Coyle
BELGIUM-EU-ECONOMICS-FINANCE...EU commissioner for Internal Market and Services Michel Barnier speaks at a conference on the review of the EU financial regulation agenda at the EU headquarters in Brussels on May 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO/JOHN THYS. (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images) ©AFP
Michel Barnier, The scourge of the City of London, is back
– Brussels Briefing: Jim Brunsden
Dollar Shave Club merchandise

Viral upstarts wipe floor with conformity

Dollar Shave Club used its CEO and a dancing bear to sell razors, writes Philip Delves Broughton

US student debt is a study in dysfunction

A degree is no longer a ticket to social mobility for poorest Americans, writes Rana Foroohar

Trump & Clinton composite

Reds and blues in the disunited states

The two parties are trying to rally core supporters rather than win over the undecided

WELLESLEY, MA - 1999: Karl Case, Wellesley College Professor. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Karl Case, property economist, 1946-2016

Professor with a prescience about ‘crazy’ house prices

Hinkley C should signal a strategy shift

UK industrial policy is hard to get right as there are no quick wins, writes Giles Wilkes

English football’s ‘plucky loser’ goal

Notebook: We want our team to reflect national ideals

FT Editorial

BoE rate cut would be madhouse economics

More QE would just intensify the pain for pension funds

Hillary Clinton finds her target

She is at her best on the offensive but shows few signs of denting Trump’s blue-collar support, writes Edward Luce

Nick Butler: The lessons of Hinkley Point

The only prudent response was to pause and to reconsider all options



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