China must prove Silk Road is serious

Beijing has tired of buying up endless volumes of US bonds, writes George Magnus

EU should resist urge to rig cyber rules

The right way to bolster European businesses is not to disadvantage their rivals, writes Carl Bildt

The bank of England, City of London.
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Precarious prospects of London finance

UK’s next government needs a clear vision for the financial services industry, writes Philip Augar

They think it’s all over, it soon will be

Relegation can be a difficult habit to kick, writes Tom O’Sullivan

Saudis’ embryonic embrace of meritocracy

In such a conservative society, change will be controversial, writes John Sawers

West can learn from Japan’s lost decades

Debt, low inflation and slow growth challenge other economies too, writes Yoichi Funabashi

EU blames Gazprom for its own failings

Russian group’s pricing policies reflect dysfunctional gas market in Europe, writes Pierre Noel

Lady Barbara Judge, photographed at the IOD in London this morning.
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We need more female chief executives

Schoolgirls must be shown that there is no such thing as a ‘female’ career, writes Barbara Judge

EU break-up threatens internet business

Authorities can disagree over regulation, but they cannot ignore their own rules, says Richard Allan

Outdated ring fence will hurt City finance

Proposals for regulation of British banks are already overdue for repeal, writes Simon Samuels

A mammoth plan raises ethical qualms

The idea of reintroducing species may have some merit, as with the lynx, writes Anjana Ahuja

Right to Buy has been wrong for Britain

Such a policy would push up rents by creating a buy-to-let bonanza, writes Stephen Howlett

Europe must impose tough border controls

Without addressing this key strategic issue, all other tactics are pointless, writes Jim Molan

India promises a fair deal on tax

The government must end damaging retroactive demands as a priority, writes Arun Jaitley

‘Eurocrats’ command the world’s respect

Why, when the EU is so bad at so much, has it hit upon a competition policy that works?

Marathon runners make us competitive

The rise of online fundraising has added career-enhancing sponsorship opportunities

The internet cannot be without laws

The police are sometimes demonised as agents of digital repression, says Rob Wainwright

Quixotic quest for a greener future

Even an ardent enthusiast will struggle to make the technology work, writes Julian Critchlow

China needs to export ideas to compete

You cannot take on Apple in the US by pretending you are Apple, writes Michael Schuman

Cameron short on specifics over Europe

The few clues that have emerged are confused and confusing, writes John Kerr

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