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Boardrooms conspire against the public

A gulf has opened up between owners and other stakeholders, writes Philip Augar

From the blogs

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Culture, Media and Sport Secretary John Whittingdale arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by British Prime Minister David Cameron at Number 10 Downing Street on March 22, 2016 in London, England. Today is the first cabinet meeting since Iain Duncan Smith was replaced by Stephen Crabb as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images) ©Getty
The 2013 act, which aims to encourage arbitration instead of litigation, uses extraordinary carrots and sticks
– David Allen Green
Barriers to new entrants and blame for irrational consumers simply help incumbent big banks
– The Exchange: Diane Coyle
Even by the savage standards of British political combat, there were some extraordinary scenes played out in central London
– Brussels Briefing: Peter Speigel

Universities boom but is trouble ahead?

Britain’s top institutions tread a fine line amid high borrowing

China’s debt reckoning is matter of time

Credit build-up will end with serious consequences for the global economy, writes George Magnus

Aleppo has become a focus for Russia

As Isis diverts the US, Assad is busily destroying his opposition, writes David Gardner

Lessons from the Hillsborough disaster

Britain has a record of sudden, overdue change prompted by shocks

Sanders sends a mixed message to Democrats

The senator has shifted the Democratic centre of gravity from within, writes Jacob Weisberg

FT Editorial

Migration cannot decide UK’s place in EU

A dynamic economy can gain from importing people who both want to work and have the skills to do so

What Apple can learn from Dyson

The US tech company should take notes from a British innovator, writes John Gapper

Labour needs action as well as emotion

Corbyn must show decisiveness and a zero tolerance approach, writes Sebastian Payne

Bill Campbell, tech executive, 1940-2016

A coach whose counsel was valued by Apple and Google alike

Millennials would bear the cost of Brexit

The paradox is that those most likely to be affected are the least likely to vote on June 23

Trump’s foreign policy

Candidate for Republican nomination says US needs unpredictable approach, writes Demetri Sevastopulo

What pawnbrokers can teach central banks

Just two American companies are still in the triple-A club; Microsoft and Johnson & Johnson

How Corbyn turned me into a political Jew

It is simply impossible to vote for a Labour party that does not appear to like us

Barclays is in need of more of a strategy

Executives receive compensation in good times and in bad, writes Robert Jenkins

Boom time for UK universities

Higher education brings in an estimated £11bn of earnings for Britain, writes Miranda Green

Anti-Americanism fuels German TTIP fears

Support plunged after Snowden and on fears of web dominance

Apple needs more hardware hits

Better iPhone sales will not be enough to shift Wall Street views

Spotlight shines on Chinese valuations

Valuation gap suggests no stampede when the Shenzhen link opens or if MSCI changes its rules

Kenyans start to roam Silicon Savannah

The country has had to rely on ingenuity to keep ticking over



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