Bank reform nears end, says Basel head

Committee plans to clarify final rules within the next year

London faces steep rise in business rates

Businesses outside the capital set to gain from revaluation

Wall Street banks recover trading revenue

Quarter set for first year-on-year fixed-income rise since 2009

Australia latest to back China-led bank

Canberra plans to join AIIB despite US opposition

UAE looks east in finance centre drive

Abu Dhabi shuns ‘dead Swiss model’ in push to become wealth hub

De Beers toughens diamond rules

Companies’ accounts must meet international standards, says group

EU’s southern flank is exposed, Italy warns

Libyan civil war at top of agenda for Paolo Gentiloni

Music Room, Grand People's Study House, Pyongyang ©Getty
  • Kim and country

    Artifice and dissembling are daily requirements to escape — or just survive — the country’s hereditary dictatorship

  • The Sacai sensation

    How designer Chitose Abe is transforming the way we dress

  • Pre-prepared restaurant food

    Diners can feel cheated when restaurant food is pre-prepared elsewhere. But should we be complaining?

French business still awaiting recovery

Economists say country is emerging from years of stagnation

Brics banker goes to war on superbugs

Jim O’Neill is leading the drive to tackle drug-resistant superbugs

Iran nuclear talks approach crunch point

Ministers fly in for last-ditch bid to reach agreement with Tehran

Glasgow Airport's Sky Hub, a 4,000sqm, two-storey extension, which includes new shops, bars and restaurants on the ground floor and a new purpose built security area and World Duty Free store on the first floor.

Swiss group Dufry snaps up Italian rival

Benetton family deal will create world’s biggest travel retailer

Comment and Analysis

Eurozone’s real problems are hidden

The most important adjustment that needs to take place is a convergence of prices and labour costs

Russia is in search of a new ideology

Its nationalistic hue is supplied by what Russians see as an external threat, writes Andrei Nekrasov

BIZ LIFE Thor Bjorgolfsson Chairman of Novator Credit: David Parry/ FT
©David Parry

Thor Bjorgolfsson: back from the brink

The Icelander who played a lead role in his country’s boom and bust

Best comments from our readers

There are still quite a few secretaries. However, they are not always called so because the businesess do not like to spend money on secretaries. Some of the titles used today are Project Co-ordinators, PMO, even Business Analyst. "
By AM on The case of the vanishing secretary


"Get the pilots out of the planes. Pilotless planes will be a lot easier to manage than driverless cars. They operate in a tightly controlled space occupied only by other aircraft. Most plane crashes lately seem to be down to the human element."
By HDA on Germanwings co-pilot concealed illness, say investigators


Market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day

Sorry, Fast FT is unavailable at the moment

FOLLOW THE FT

SHARE THIS QUOTE