Joe Cummings illustration - Jørgen Vig Knudstorp

Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, Lego’s saviour

CEO of the toy industry’s biggest group gained leadership skills teaching toddlers

From the blogs

What does Corbynmania in the UK opposition leadership election means for European politics?
– Howard Davies
Making the exchange rate setting mechanism more flexible was a good policy step - just implemented at the wrong time
– The Exchange: Mohamed El-Erian
It will be at least five years before the upturn – but the good, or bad, news is that prices will stay low
– Nick Butler

Migrants sweep away national perceptions

Mass movement sees the US and UK undergo historic role reversals, writes Simon Schama

Illustration of Queen Elizabeth II by Jonathan McHugh
©Jonathan McHugh

The humdrum genius of Elizabeth II

Britain’s monarch is the quiet master of our constitutional absurdities

Policymakers must face climate threat

Disagreements over environment stem from different ethical stances, writes Martin Rees

Wikipedia’s struggle to save its soul

Online encyclopedia’s principles of independence are under attack, writes Murad Ahmed

FT Editorial

Lessons in the education market

Other local factors besides schools influence house prices in any postcode, writes Izabella Kaminska

Uber and the bumpy road ahead

‘Fifty-three million Americans — some 34% of the workforce — are now defined as freelancers’

Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, heritage custodian, 1926-2015

Peer who held pole position in automotive preservation

The Bank’s QE through the looking glass

BoE continues recycling maturing debt through bond market

Ingram Pinn illustration

Merkel’s plan shames Cameron’s fear

German chancellor is getting it right while UK PM misreads the national mood

China risks repeating the errors of Japan

To see what happens when government tries to prop up stock prices, Tokyo’s story is sobering

Alexis through Greek looking-glass world

Syriza support is draining faster than euros from banks before capital controls, writes Tony Barber

Radical plan for post-crisis Labour party

Land-use planning, housing, local government finance and tax structures all cry out for reform

Excuses for Corbyn’s loss in case he wins

A cut out and keep guide for why the favourite for Labour leader will not become prime minister

Iran deal that promises to change history

Supporters call it visionary, opponents naive, as hyperbole dominates debate, writes Philip Gordon

Tech booms are good but do not last

The question is not whether this boom will end, but when and how

EM corporate ‘carry trade’ revealed

BIS raises questions over $1.7tn EM dollar bond market

China should welcome its short sellers

Foreign hedge funds are convenient villains in a financial crisis

A chance for Europe to rescue its integrity

The failure to tackle the refugee crisis has intensified this human disaster

Malaysia’s economic frailty is too familiar

The country is facing comparisons with the 1997 Asian financial crisis



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