Iran deal that promises to change history

Supporters call it visionary, opponents naive, as hyperbole dominates debate, writes Philip Gordon

A chance for Europe to rescue its integrity

The failure to tackle the refugee crisis has intensified this human disaster

Robots alone will not halt worker decline

Leading economies are entering era of an ageing and shrinking workforce, writes Diane Coyle

Do not let fear kill promise of Big Data

Privacy is at the heart of democratic modernity and it must be preserved, writes Maurice Lévy

Clinton, Bush and America’s dynasties

US dynasties are not just political — parents pass half their wealth to their kids, writes Rick Perlstein

David Cameron wants to capitalise on his general election triumph
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Opposition not Cameron’s biggest problem

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

Spain’s Podemos outlives deflated hubris

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

China’s problem is the economy itself

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

Asia more of a threat to Europe than US

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

Raucous TV it pays traders to watch

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

Look at China’s politics not the economics

In all the noise and debate, the stock market crash raises three big questions

The Labour party is in mortal danger

The fightback has to end the belittling of our governmental record, writes Peter Mandelson

France should share migration

EU member state divisions are growing unsustainable, writes François Heisbourg

Make up your mind on banking regulation

Nothing matters more to a bank than how much capital they must have, writes Simon Samuels

How to do business without western rules

Subtler forms of influence are often needed for Chinese companies, writes Tim Clissold

New allies against Isis also pose threats

US-led coalition makes progress but militias’ rise signals future violence, writes Aaron Stein

Shopping casts a shadow over city of light

In Paris, unlike London, a deep chasm separates Saturdays and Sundays, writes Adam Thomson

Raise rates to protect financial system

Monetary policy cannot just react to inflation data to promote stability, writes Avinash Persaud

Corporate Japan should open up more

Appointing foreigners means extra scrutiny for Japanese companies, writes Barbara Judge

Region will suffer from Venezuela failure

Caracas has refused to respond to economic collapse, writes Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez



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