Understanding Risk

How should companies and investors balance the risks to their portfolios and balance sheets?


Expatriates flock to China’s business capital, drawn by lucrative job offers. Why do they stay?
Westonbirt School near Tetbury, Gloucestershire.
Why the rarefied world of UK boarding schools appeals to parents around the world
Currency, banknotes, Euros, Dollars Swiss Francs

World Economy

There may be trouble ahead but some argue we are well positioned to cope

Investing in Germany

A robust economy has allowed the government to welcome the influx of refugees

Chess pieces in landscape. Illustration by David Bromley
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The latest technological revolution has provided big online opportunities for players, fans and businesses

Arab businessman in a hurry
©Insy Shah/Alamy

Arab Banking and Finance

The magnitude of fiscal challenges facing the Gulf Cooperation Council varies from country to country

Emerging Voices

Presenting the winners of the FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices awards that recognise artists from emerging market countries

The UK’s Entrepreneurs

The UK wants to be a technology leader, but can it rise to the challenge?

Maasai morans wait for the start of the ordination of the Maasai age-group leader of the Iltuati morans in the village of Mbirukani in Kajiado on June 27, 2015
©Simon Maina/AFP

The New Africa

Improved governance and better macroeconomic management are behind the continent’s development

illustration for Innovative Lawyers 2015
©Martin O’Neill

Innovative Lawyers

Firms are embracing technology that can deliver much greater value to clients

Oliver valve
©Simon Luther Photography

Private Business

These companies have a variety of ownership structures but form the backbone of the UK economy

The Connected Business

The obsession with digital disruption has reached a flashpoint with the arrival of the smartphone

Property: Asia and North America

Funds have returned to fixed assets, with real estate a choice destination for the savings of the world’s elite

Risk Management

World leaders must understand the risks and opportunities of the emerging new world order

Watches and Jewellery

China is down but not out, analysts covering the luxury sector agree

Doing Business in Birmingham

The city’s change in fortunes owes much to a surge in investment