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Japanese company faces tough fight to turn Sprint into a serious US telecoms challenger

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Equities have provided a better insurance than cash or bonds against the risks of unanticipated inflation
– Andrew Smithers
It seems political leaders installed by the US in third world countries never want to leave office
– Ahmed Rashid
In Iraq, one of the countries at risk of losing the most is standing aside
– Nick Butler

Mexico is looking to the future

Our goal is to play a more active role in the global economy, writes Enrique Peña Nieto

Destiny inspires China’s maritime claims

Beijing is seeking to turn the South China Sea into a ‘Chinese lake’, writes Philip Bowring

Draghi must start doing whatever it takes

You cannot conjure a recovery by summoning the confidence fairy, writes Richard Portes

The fruits of independence

The Yes campaign’s take on health combines misdiagnosis and political hypochondria

FT Editorial

What next for M&A now bubble has burst?

Shift in stance by the US government is an important indicator of future M&A volumes

Time to dust off euro crisis strategies

Draghi magic is wearing thin and feedback loop remains in place

Russia helps lower crude prices

Refineries in country improve quality of oil to Europe

M&A boom must evolve to create growth

Expansion in labour and investment must be the aim of mergers

Euro’s ‘death cross’ need not spell doom

The dollar’s bullish run may be looking stretched

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