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Najib, patrician premier mired in scandal

Accusations swirling around the prime minister have transfixed Malaysia, writes David Pilling

From the blogs

In all the noise and debate, the stock market crash raises three big questions, writes Bill Emmott
– Bill Emmott
Markets will not stabilise until doubts of China’s competence and the appropriateness of Fed’s strategy are resolved
– Gavyn Davies
Most end users give the tech giants no money at all. Is it the biggest bargain of the modern era, or the biggest scam?
– Andrew McAfee

Beware passionate preachers of populism

Jeremy Corbyn and his ilk are the Elect, not the electable, writes Simon Schama

Raucous TV it pays traders to watch

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

Om Prakash Munjal, transport industrialist, 1928-2015

India’s benevolent poet who ran Hero Cycles, the world’s top bicycle maker, writes Victor Mallet

The wild world of robot investing

Automated computer programs have changed how markets function

FT Editorial

Any takers for half-price Glencore shares?

The company needs a sharp rally in commodity prices

Routs — best of times and worst of times

Investors who hold their nerve and play the long game win out

Virgin Money aims at banks’ ‘oligopoly’

Current accounts skewed against customers, says Gadhia

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The Labour party is in mortal danger

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

Community a foreign language in Britain

The UK’s atomisation should show up in public life but politicians struggle to talk about the individual

Erdogan has second shot at one-man rule

The assault on the PKK and siege in the south-east are a naked bid for nationalist votes

France should share migration

EU member state divisions are growing unsustainable, writes François Heisbourg

TV networks face shaky future

Wall Street no longer sees traditional entertainment groups as a sure bet

China devaluation stirs deflation fears

Concern reflected in lower bond yields and inflation expectations

Tesla technology is not rational

To profit from the electric car race, you have to back the winner. Missing out is costlier, writes Philip Delves Broughton

Make up your mind on banking regulation

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

China’s policies leave the world reeling

The sense of panic is exacerbated by mixed messages — take the exchange rate

How to be hard left without being stupid

An economically coherent platform would weaken the property rights that most impede prosperity

Something rotten in the state of Lebanon

Support for the You Reek campaign has come from all religions and ethnicities

New allies against Isis also pose threats

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



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