Ed Luce Column from Matt Kenyon

Obama needs to play the honest broker in the Mideast

The rote quality of America’s role masks changes taking place on the president’s watch

The latest from FT blogs

The claim that equities can be valued by comparing earnings yields to bond yields falls down both in practical and theoretical terms
– Andrew Smithers
I don’t buy shrill threats of permanent exile. But when and how cannot be answered definitively before the vote
– John McDermott
The Federal Reserve will not change its stance while there remains no impetus
– Gavyn Davies

Safer food should be freely copied

Stroll through a local market in China and there is little sign of quality control or hygiene

The west risks collateral damage by punishing Russia

If you want to know how sanctions will affect the global economy, it is best to follow the money

A fly on the wall at a fund on the move

‘Money and Tough Love’ paints an enjoyable portrait of the IMF

China’s military and economic fortunes

Beijing gives an air of invincibility in one debate and implosion in another

EU urges US to push power button on trade

Transatlantic partners at odds over energy clause to TTIP

FT Editorial

Wall Street’s master fishermen are betting on a storm

Few conflicts make a dent in the world’s GDP, writes Stephen Foley

Joe Cummings illustration of Joko Widodo

Joko Widodo, Mr Clean turned ‘accidental’ president

Many like him because he has ‘the face of someone from the village’. He also has a personal fortune of $2.5m

A summer with your head in the clouds

The dividing line between beach and mountain people seems to involve their need for company

Jonathan McHugh illustration
©Jonathan McHugh

High house prices are drowning economies

The answer is to build more, lend less and tax more sensibly, writes Adair Turner

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