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China spurs Modi’s pivot to Washington

The world’s largest democracy needs the investment of the most advanced one

From the blogs

Is the planned tightening simply a move to get its conservative critics off its back?
– The Exchange: Bruce Bartlett
Since the jobs data came out, markets have changed their view of the likelihood of a rate rise - but the Fed shows little sign of shifting strategy
– Gavyn Davies
US attack puts Afghanistan back on agenda but not enough to draw a major offer of rescue from the west
– The Exchange: Ahmed Rashid

Yankee way to better work-life balance

A star baseball player’s admission to rehab has set off a timely national conversation

Fortress Russia offers west a cosy deal

On offer is a relationship that permits fluid interpretation of global rules, writes Lilia Shevtsova

Asset prices march to one unnerving beat

When turbulence hit global markets this summer some of the best hedge fund gurus were hammered

Global fight on personal data begins

One can’t blame Americans for complaining about European hypocrisy, writes Evgeny Morozov

FT Editorial

Cameron, Twitter and what divides Britain

Let me put it as simply as I can, prime minister, the Conservatives are not the UK either

‘Anyone but China’ club needs a gatecrasher

The TPP constrains state economic power in ways that seem almost designed with Beijing in mind

Pietro Ingrao, politician, 1915-2015

He was among the last surviving members of a generation of communists who shaped politics in Italy

Resistance to fast fashion is futile

The US is full of format innovation, yet it missed the most important innovation of the past decade

Build houses on Britain’s wasted public land

Labour would need to accept some privatisation; the Tories should lose their ownership obsession

Maths is more important than adding up

Business needs problem-solvers who use modern tools, writes Conrad Wolfram

Rome needs surgery and its mayor wants to operate

Marino is a magnet for reproach from a city engulfed in crisis

Altice playbook may not have happy ending

Investors seem less keen on cable group’s debt-fuelled expansion

‘Fossilist’ finance blocks ‘clean $1tn’

Capital markets have unintended bias to unsustainable investment

Russia’s reckless Middle East adventure

Putin thinks that by storming into Syria he has taken rightful leadership of the winning coalition

The demagogues destroying Europe’s ideals

After Soviet tanks crushed the Hungarian uprising no one caged us behind wire, writes Kati Marton

Beware of the liquidity delusion

Conventional wisdom has not had a great run over the past decade so it should be questioned

English rugby needs sterner stuff

There can be no favourites — selection must be based on form, writes Will Carling

Economists should keep to the facts

‘Mathiness’ is use of data to give an appearance of scientific content to ideological preconceptions

Back to school in Paris — no gold stars

After London, a child can find a French education rather harsh, writes Anne-Sylvaine Chassany



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