Murdoch’s bid for Time Warner threatens TV quality

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The Federal Reserve will not change its stance while there remains no impetus
– Gavyn Davies
Sanctions need to be severe, including barring it from G8 and G20 meetings and not allowing to hold the 2018 football World Cup
– Ivo Daalder
The country’s weakness – its lopsided, primitive economy – is also proving its strength
– Alan Beattie

Anti-capitalists take too much for granted

India’s ‘untouchables’ are being emancipated by economic growth, writes Devesh Kapur

China’s hunt for tigers is bound to fail

The anti-corruption campaign appears to have taken on the characteristics of a Maoist purge

France needs support to scrap a bad deal

Outrage at Moscow’s conduct should be translated into a compelling case, writes François Heisbourg

Welcome to the Braveheart Games

The very idea of using the event to further the cause of independence would be plain unsporting

Long-term returns boosted by illiquidity

The less liquid a stock, the better it will perform over time

FT Editorial

US should learn from Germany on jobs

Germans did not rely on central bank to solve unemployment issue

James Ferguson illustration

Free trade suffers for conservative errors

The bogeyman approach has failed progressive agenda and the US economy, writes Adam Posen

Pointless Gazan war neither side wanted

This latest conflict suggests the threshold of bloodshed has risen

Competitive pressure at banks can be bad

There is no such thing as ‘free’ current account banking

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