Joe Cummings illustration: Andrzej Duda
©Joe Cummings

Andrzej Duda, accidental president

Europe waits to see whether a sometime liberal will pick up Poland’s nationalist flame

From the blogs on

It looks like Japan at the end of 1980s, but per-capita GDP is the level of Japan in the early 1970s
– The Exchange: China’s age problem
It will take a lot of luck for trend growth rates to match expectations
– Andrew Smithers
Are productivity and CPI being mismeasured? The BoE is tackling productivity but the FOMC needs serious debate
– Gavyn Davies

Apple’s Ive is tired of designing everything

Some regard Sir Jonathan as the group’s most powerful executive, thanks to his partnership with Jobs

Jonathan McHugh illustration
©Jonathan McHugh

Shrewd Cameron conquers centre ground

Having defeated his opponents, the prime minister is bending them to his view of the world

Hollywood learns originality does not pay

Repetition in culture and politics remains popular with the public

The conference is calling

‘Modern professionals spend so much time on the internet that they are eager to meet real people’

British expatriates robbed of their voice

It is galling to find Gibraltarians voting in a referendum when I cannot, says Robert Graham

FT Editorial

David Sackett, doctor, 1934-2015

Statistician physician who evinced wider uses for aspirin

Ingram Pinn cartoon
©Ingram Pinn

Now China starts to make the rules

Xi’s project is about expanding and securing maritime routes to the Middle East and Europe

Tories wrong to buy votes with housing

It is not the job of the government to fulfil people’s aspirations

Finance must call time on foul play

Money talks — and without tipsters, regulators have little hope of knowing what is going on

Blair returns to brave new conflict zone

Robert Shrimsley imagines his next mission: to improve the hopeless situation of the Labour party

Executive pay key to productivity puzzle

The challenge is to alter incentives from those that damage the economy to those that help it

Independent news sites swim with sharks

Recode deal shows how big groups are set to swallow minnows

Will share buyback craze spread to Europe?

It could, but there are reasons why behaviour will be different from US

African desert yields up new ancestors

Discoveries reveal many more branches of the ancient human family tree, writes Anjana Ahuja

America best referee to discipline Fifa

The US has a long tradition and displays great vigour pursuing international criminality

A development bank made in China

It is possible that the AIIB will even exceed the standards of existing development lenders

German scholars illuminate sacred book

The Corpus Coranicum project builds on tradition of Koranic study halted by the Third Reich

Election in Turkey will test Erdogan

Many millions of voters hope the national poll will show the president his limits

Backstop against euro-dollar parity break

Reserve currency status is euro support while China cannot compete



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