Borders and budgets could lay Europe low

Unrest over sovereignty issues risks pushing EU to the point of no return

From the blogs

Through his temporary disappearance, North Korea’s leader has enticed others to engage with him
– Kurt Campbell
A marked drop in inflation expectations has been built into the bond market right across the world
– Gavyn Davies
Renewed Fed intervention would deliver insufficient growth while making the subsequent market correction more dangerous
– Mohamed El-Erian

Emerging markets foster gloom

Asia’s export-led growth model requires a rethink after a decade of success

Britons have little cause for miserablism

The country is now richer, freer, more roundly envied. Yet all talk is of decline

Obama’s moonshot probes our minds

It is our brains that make us who we are today and shape who we will become, says Anjana Ahuja

Energy policy should listen to the market

Politicians think they know the answers – and leave consumers paying, writes Dieter Helm

FT Editorial

A challenge to the old guard of finance

The IMF’s is able to assess countries’ financial and macroeconomic policies, writes Eswar Prasad

A bittersweet rebirth for India’s Jews

Mumbai’s Jewish community is small but resilient, writes James Crabtree

Banks risk losing an arm with branch cuts

Leaving the high street risks alienating elderly, wealthy clients

ECB’s bond move whets appetite for QE

Markets want more than just purchase of covered bonds from lenders

Ebola highlights Nigeria’s potential

Nation faces battle against corruption and Islamist insurgency


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