Foreigners pile into China stocks as red flags loom

More than $4bn flows into equity funds over past week

RBS invites banks to pitch for sell-off

UK government ‘could launch share sale in fourth quarter’

Fuld blames Washington for Lehman failure

Former chief says bank ‘was not a bankrupt company’

Cellectis in takeover talks with Pfizer

US pharma company makes approach worth as much as €1.5bn

Google and GoPro in virtual reality deal

Tech groups team up to cut cost of technology

Goldman tried to lure Hayes, court told

Trader accused of rigging rates turned down £3m guarantee

Japan unemployment lowest since 1990s

But workers fail to extract pay rises needed to boost consumption

Used bags hold secrets of Japan’s economy

Luxury thrift store’s fortunes point to consumer behaviour shifts

Avago microchip

Chipmaker Avago buys Broadcom for $37bn

Deal is largest tech acquisition since late-1990s dotcom bubble

China choppy amid broad Asian rise

Shanghai and Shenzhen recover after early plunge extension

Middle management is banks’ ‘blind spot’

Some risk takers are not subject to same rules as bosses

Comment & Analysis

Draghi’s impatience at the slow pace of reform

Structural improvements are for national politicians to implement

Blair returns to brave new conflict zone

His first task: to improve the hopeless economic situation of Britain’s main opposition party

Short working week that holds France back

The 35-hour law is not the only labour market rigidity but it should go

Best comments from our readers


"This talk of 10-week holidays but high productivity does make me think who has gotten it right. On the one hand it does make the French seem lazy and inefficient by getting so much time off but if they can still get the necessary work done but be able to enjoy life outside of work that much more, then perhaps they do have a better system set up."
By Porkchop on French utility EDF seeks to cut workers’ 10-week holiday quota



"Something tells me central bankers, like jugglers, are wont to keep the balls of both equities and bonds in the air and not let any of them fall. When one falls everything falls. So investors would do well to stay where they are and pray for the best. You hardly have a choice. There is no hiding place"
By Trutheludes on Investors are playing a ‘greater fool’ game


Market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day

Sorry, Fast FT is unavailable at the moment

FOLLOW THE FT

SHARE THIS QUOTE