Top annotated articles of the week
World weekly: Can Russia's economy weather the storm?
Gideon Rachman is joined by Neil Buckley and Kathrin Hille to discuss the state of the Russian economy, How well can it weather the impact of the falling oil price and falling Rouble, in addition to western sanctions? What are the likely political repercussions?
UK senior bank managers rebel against regulation
Some senior bank managers have been reported to be on the point of resignation because of the onerous nature of the new regulatory structure that is set to be imposed on the industry. Patrick Jenkins discusses the new rules and the objections to them with Anthony Brown, chief executive of the British Bankers Association.
The rise of Boko Haram in Nigeria
Nigerian Islamist extremists have carried out a series of increasingly bold attacks against towns and villages in the north east of the country, which the government security forces have seemed powerless to prevent. Fiona Symon talked to William Wallis in Lagos about the seemingly unstoppable rise of Boko Haram
FT Analysis: From Tahrir Square to Isis: the story of Ahmed al-Darawy
Borzou Daragahi reports on an Egyptian pro-democracy activist, whose despair over the failures of the Arab Spring led him to the battlefields of Iraq.
Listen to Lucy: Overworked and uninspired – the misery of the middle manager
Few covet the job of middle manager, and who could blame them? says Lucy Kellaway
Banking weekly: Spat over the senior manager's regime, Nationwide results and the FT's banking summit
Patrick Jenkins discusses the latest spat between the UK Treasury select committee and banks over the senior managers regime, Nationwide results, and the FT's debut banking summit with Martin Arnold, Sam Fleming and Emma Dunkley, and they are joined by Anthony Brown, chief executive of the British Bankers Association.
FT Arts: Kitchen-sink commandments: ‘Decalogue’, 25 years on
By focusing on the personal rather than the political, Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski created a quietly subversive masterpiece, Peter Aspden says
World weekly: US foreign policy after Chuck Hagel's resignation
This week Chuck Hagel stepped down as US defence secretary at a time when doubts are growing about the administration's ability to manage growing threats in the Middle East and Europe. Gideon Rachman discusses what the resignation means for American foreign policy with Geoff Dyer and Ed Luce.
FT Money Show: Credit cards, buy-to-let investments and pet projects
Jonathan Eley and guests discuss whether an FCA investigation will make it harder to get a credit card, if booming returns for buy-to-let landlords can be sustained, and how investors can profit from pet animals
Listen to Lucy: White collar eavesdropping will cure your itchy feet
We sometimes envy the trappings of other people’s jobs. But the work itself? Never, says Lucy Kellaway