China’s Great Game: New frontier, old foes

FT series: Beijing’s attempts to tame the energy-rich Xinjiang region may be stoking unrest from its ethnic Uighur population

China’s Great Game: Road to a new empire

FT series: A modern Silk Road is Beijing’s signature foreign policy

Saudi Arabia oil: No gain without pain

Riyadh’s decision to maintain output, even as prices fell, has hobbled rivals but exposed its economic weaknesses

Herogram: Edward Snowden’s tweet to Max Schrems on Tuesday after his complaint against Facebook led to the scrapping of the Safe Harbour clause

Data protection: No safe harbour

Will ECJ ruling on a pact allowing the free flow of data across the Atlantic help or hurt Europe’s start-ups?


The human cloud: A new world of work

Scattering jobs into a virtual world raises questions

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Global economy: The case for expansion

Policymakers must abandon structural reform rhetoric and embrace fiscal stimulus

Canada: Tacking to the left?

The country is set to vote in a close election that could end the Conservatives’ nine-year hold on power

Sweden immigration: Don’t look back

While the nation remains pro-immigrant, officials admit many refugees from Syria and Iraq struggle to fit in

Emerging Asia: The ill wind of deflation

Falling prices hurt profits and spark job losses while fears mount over their effect elsewhere

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Berlusconi and Putin: the odd couple

In exclusive interviews, the two share a worldview, with the ex-Italian premier endorsing the Kremlin’s actions in Syria and Ukraine

Jerusalem: City of ruins

The Old City is overcrowded and its buildings suffering, victims of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Markets: Can they really be tamed?

Computer models designed to help investors navigate turbulence are accused of making things worse

Brazil: Rousseff in the firing line

The president faces impeachment in a move that could bring recession-hit country to a standstill

China data: Making the numbers add up

Scepticism about the accuracy of the official data has intensified. But what if the underlying figures are reliable?

US-Russia: The battle for Syria

Renewed support for Assad triggers alarm over Putin’s intentions, while Washington is under pressure to end the war

Volkswagen: Fuel for scandal

Amid the emissions testing controversy did the ambition to become the world’s top carmaker drive VW to cheat?

Pharmaceuticals: Value over volume

Outcry over a 5,000% price rise has rattled stocks and hardened opinion for change on pricing models

Poverty: Vulnerable to change

More than 1bn people still live on less than $1.25 a day and the drive to reduce the world’s poor looks difficult to maintain

Turkey: The price of Erdogan’s power grab

Critics say his bid for an executive presidency risks making the nation ungovernable

Japan: End of the rice age

As the nation eats less rice, can it afford subsidies that have kept powerful farmers in business?