James Ferguson illustration

Militarism risky temptation for Beijing

If it goes wrong, it could destroy the international order that brought China great economic success

From the blogs

It will be at least five years before the upturn – but the good, or bad, news is that prices will stay low
– Nick Butler
In all the noise and debate, the stock market crash raises three big questions, writes Bill Emmott
– Bill Emmott
Markets will not stabilise until doubts of China’s competence and the appropriateness of Fed’s strategy are resolved
– Gavyn Davies

Opposition not Cameron’s biggest problem

PM makes unforced errors by either disregarding advice or poor party management, writes Iain Martin

China’s caravan parks defy economic fears

As the west panics about growth, the Chinese are out enjoying themselves

Refugee crisis shows how we have changed

Prewar heroism that rescued thousands of children is all but unthinkable today, writes Martin Sandbu

Spain’s Podemos outlives deflated hubris

Insurgent party still has power to shape the political mainstream, writes José Ignacio Torreblanca

FT Editorial

Stakes high as Big Four push for M&A work

Professional services groups are aggressively luring bankers

India faith census spurs debate

Data reignite fears over declining Hindu majority

Central bank arsenal is losing its bite

Structural forces limiting growth and inflation are not being addressed

Matt Kenyon illustration
©Matt Kenyon

The real cost of the Iran deal

The US has fallen into the trap of appeasing the Islamic Republic’s rivals, not Tehran

Asia more of a threat to Europe than US

China’s market rumbles highlight the limits of a more aggressive ECB, writes Stephanie Flanders

The Labour party is too big to fail

Public interest requires that the party’s leadership must be be credible, writes Paul Collier

China’s problem is the economy itself

A targeted pinprick approach is needed, not a vast stimulus, writes David Daokui Li

Oliver Sacks, neurologist, 1933-2015

Popular books illustrated the workings of the human mind through vivid case studies

US tech giants need to soften their image

Companies such as Google may scorn officialdom, but being seen as nasty is bad for their business

Najib, patrician premier mired in scandal

Accusations swirling around the prime minister have transfixed Malaysia, writes David Pilling

Beware passionate preachers of populism

Jeremy Corbyn and his ilk are the Elect, not the electable, writes Simon Schama

Raucous TV it pays traders to watch

CNBC is good a place as any for Cook to update market on Apple, writes Robert Armstrong

Om Prakash Munjal, transport industrialist, 1928-2015

India’s benevolent poet who ran Hero Cycles, the world’s top bicycle maker, writes Victor Mallet

The wild world of robot investing

Automated computer programs have changed how markets function

VIDEO

SHARE YOUR VIEWS

Write a letter to the Editor of the Financial Times at letters.editor@ft.com or share your comments underneath our articles. To view our commenting guidelines, visit ft.com/commenting

Do you want to write an opinion piece for the Financial Times op-ed pages? Read these guidelines beforehand, say the people who edit them

POLL OF THE WEEK

FT COMMENT ON TWITTER



SHARE THIS QUOTE