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  1. The World

    August 26, 2014

    Are 12 million Americans living on less than $2 a day?

    The biggest development story of the last two decades has been the vast reduction in the number of the world’s extreme poor...

  2. August 13, 2014

    A hug cannot heal US split over Iraq

    Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton plan to “hug out” their differences at a mutual friend’s birthday party in the old-money...

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  1. Special Report - Renminbi: The Global Challenge

  2. Oil Industry 2013

    A shift on the part of US independents, many of which have been under pressure from sh...
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  1. August 7, 2014

    China natural gas growth faces hurdles

    Rising incomes, rapid urbanisation and concerns over the toxic smog that enshrouds many of China’s cities is driving the...

  2. July 16, 2014

    US recovery could test healthcare gains

    Hopes that the US is finally tackling its most difficult long-term fiscal challenge – the growth in healthcare spending –...

  3. beyondbrics

    July 15, 2014

    Colombia: vote of confidence for finance minister

    Recently re-elected Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos starts his second term in less than a month. As he won the...

  4. July 1, 2014

    Erdogan looks to make natural progression to presidency

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, launched his campaign for the presidency on Tuesday, vowing to be an activist...

  5. FT Alphaville

    June 10, 2014

    The growth of US student loan debt: causes and consequences

    The chart from Goldman economists breaks down the various causes behind the rapid expansion of student loan growth in the...

  6. June 4, 2014

    Prisoner swap reveals Guantánamo dilemma

    The hearing from Guantánamo Bay comes to life with the flicker on a television screen in faraway Washington, displaying a...

  7. May 9, 2014

    World Bank eyes biggest global poverty line increase in decades

    The World Bank is considering the biggest increase in two decades of its global poverty line after calculations of the size...

  8. beyondbrics

    April 16, 2014

    The "Fragile Middle" - Your Guide to the FT Series

    We at the FT have this week been running a series on the “Fragile Middle”, defined as some 2.8bn middle class people in...

  9. April 8, 2014

    Robertson warns on Scottish independence

    George Robertson, a former Nato secretary-general and Labour defence minister, has warned that if his Scottish homeland...

  10. Money Supply

    April 6, 2014

    Global recovery strengthens, but risks remain

    Guest post by Eswar Prasad, Karim Foda, and Arnav Sahu on the latest Brookings Institution-Financial Times Tracking Indices...

  11. April 6, 2014

    Global economic recovery ‘hinges on reforms’

    The recovery in the world’s leading economies is strengthening but concerted action by governments is needed to rebuild lost...

  12. April 4, 2014

    Why long-term unemployment matters

    “Quantity has a quality of its own.” Whether or not Stalin ever said this about the Red Army, it is true of being out of...

  13. February 17, 2014

    Border set to divide opinion at US-Mexico summit

    President Barack Obama’s visit to Mexico this week will highlight conflicting visions of the US-Mexican border as either a...

  14. December 20, 2013

    Maid in Manhattan drama exposes rift

    Caught between fury in India at the arrest of one of its diplomats in New York and an unapologetic US Attorney in Manhattan,...

  15. December 17, 2013

    Spy ruling sets up a fight and a dilemma for Obama

    A federal court ruling that the bulk collection of US telephone data is unconstitutional has set up a high-stakes legal...

  16. December 2, 2013

    Food stamps at the centre of US reform battle

    America’s most important welfare programme is at the centre of a political tug-of-war as a leading think tank called for...

  17. October 15, 2013

    A golden era fades as South America faces its crossroads

    South America’s golden years are over. The commodity boom has peaked and the region no longer enjoys the abundant capital it...

  18. October 6, 2013

    Global economy ‘back on track’

    Surging business confidence in rich countries has put the global economy “back on track” to resume a steady recovery,...

  19. September 11, 2013

    Dilemma over Syria policy threatens to undermine Barack Obama

    Designed as a call to arms, Barack Obama’s nationally televised address about the need to strike against Syria had turned...

  20. September 8, 2013

    China takes the lead in oil M&A activity

    When it comes to dealmaking in the global oil industry, all eyes are on the east. National oil companies – known as NOCs –...

  21. September 4, 2013

    Syria debate opens way for libertarian Paul

    For the next week, at least, Senator Rand Paul finds himself as the effective leader of the opposition. Since the start of...

  22. August 30, 2013

    UK vote on Syria leaves Obama all but alone on military action

    There was a time in Washington 10 years ago when US leaders loved to turn the television on to watch the British parliament,...

  23. August 5, 2013

    Obama presses for US-Africa trade pact to be renewed

    President Barack Obama is mounting an early push to extend a trade pact with sub-Saharan African countries set to expire in...

  24. July 29, 2013

    Kerry faces scepticism over Israeli-Palestinian talks

    When John Kerry boarded his aeroplane in Jordan 10 days ago after announcing the resumption of talks between Israel and the...

  25. July 28, 2013

    Detroit looks at grim economics of garage sale

    Among all the helpful suggestions the Motor City has received during its slide into bankruptcy, selling off Belle Isle, a...

  26. July 26, 2013

    Battlelines drawn on Fed chair decision

    The choice of a new Federal Reserve chair is provoking unusual acrimony for such a search, mixing a sensitive debate over...

  27. July 11, 2013

    America is at the vanguard of the global metropolitan revolution

    Throughout America’s history, economic shocks have remade governance. The fiscal collapse of state governments in the 1830s...

  28. June 30, 2013

    A highly personalised prescription

    Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare Story, by William A Haseltine, Brookings Institution, RRP£15.99/RRP$22.95...

  29. The World

    June 18, 2013

    Pragmatism and piety: Iran's president-elect

    Hassan Rohani ( ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images) Iranian voters rejected the hardline candidates in last weekend’s presidential...

  30. June 16, 2013

    West must temper its enthusiasm for Iran’s new president

    The surprise election of Hassan Rohani to the Iranian presidency shines a hopeful ray of sunlight through the darkening...

  31. June 4, 2013

    World economy could be entering ‘soft patch’, says Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde sounded the alarm over the health of the global economy as she said that the world could be entering a...

  32. May 24, 2013

    Bridge fall highlights infrastructure fund gap

    Dawn revealed a big challenge facing officials in Washington State on Friday. A tangled mass of girders lay at the bottom of...

  33. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE My not so precious…: The gold and silver rout continues on. A digital solution to the...

  34. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stock markets and most commodities fell after Chinese GDP and other economic data came in below economists’ estimates....

  35. April 14, 2013

    Global economy stuck in a rut

    The global economy is stuck in a rut, unable to sustain a decent recovery and susceptible to a sudden stall, according to...

  36. April 9, 2013

    US visa caps restrict economic growth

    The US is retaining only a fraction of the foreign students who graduate with advanced degrees in high-tech fields,...

  37. The A-List

    March 6, 2013

    Immigration reform can break the partisan deadlock

    Given the political and ideological polarisation between Barack Obama and congressional Republicans, there are few potential...

  38. February 12, 2013

    Timeline: North Korea’s nuclear history

    1950s: North Korea begins nuclear research, focused on energy generation, with assistance from the Soviet Union. 1959: Plans...

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