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A Clinton in power cannot bring back the good times

Bill Clinton became president at a golden moment for the US

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With Russian state responsibility accordingly established, the case has became a lot easier for the former shareholders to win
– Joseph Cotterill
As things stand it seems that Scottish voters are being offered nothing more than watered-down beer
– Nick Butler
The claim that equities can be valued by comparing earnings yields to bond yields falls down both in practical and theoretical terms
– Andrew Smithers

Miliband’s talk of big ideas makes for risky politics

The Labour leader is happy to be seen as radical – he should not be

Audit is not what the board dreads most

There is uncertainty about what risk committees should do, writes Howard Davies

EU should confront its enemies as one

This is a dangerous time for Europe to signal it is unable to defend its own, writes Thomas Wright

Politics kept at bay in cheery Glasgow

Scotland’s staging of the Commonwealth Games has been joyful so far, marred little by discord

FT Editorial

Globe-trotting Abe promotes Japan

After 47 countries in 18 months the Japanese leader is peripatetic by any standards

New money market fund rules risk backfire

If ‘gates’ are erected the incentive to get out kicks in earlier

‘Three arrows’ to put EU back on target

Policy initiatives need to focus on core as well as periphery

Lloyds finds it harder to sneer at RBS

Tables turning for banks as Lloyds agrees £226m settlement

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

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