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      Productivity figures raise worries over UK economy

      Britain’s economy has lost the ability to improve output from existing labour and assets such as machinery and premises...

    2. November 14, 2014

      US retailers: running on empty

      There will be no coal in Christmas stockings this year. They will be brimming with shale oil instead. Or so investors in US...

    1. The A-List

      October 24, 2014

      Realising China’s sustainable growth rate

      Temple night market  © Ray Laskowitz / Getty Images The former US Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers and his Harvard...

    2. Business Blog

      October 21, 2014

      Sudden death and succession: any company's worst nightmare

      No matter how good Total’s preparations, the death of its chief executive Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash late on...

    3. The A-List

      August 29, 2014

      China’s misleading economic indicators

      Whether one feels positive or negative about China’s economic prospects, everyone can agree that its indicators are a mess....

    4. April 29, 2014

      Confidence dips in Europe and US

      Europe Europe’s economic confidence gauge unexpectedly dipped this month from the three-year high touched in March. The...

    5. February 26, 2014

      HK economy expands, Mexico current account deficit at record

      Asia Pacific Taiwan: Seasonally adjusted unemployment declined by 0.07 of a percentage point to 4.07 per cent , while total...

    6. The World

      January 22, 2014

      Davos: Why delegates shouldn't take trust for granted

      The usual pre-Davos flurry of surveys reveals delegates should be worrying about trust in business more than they seem to...

    7. January 21, 2014

      The horrors recede but fragilities remain

      The world can wave goodbye to most of the horrors of the past six years, economic experts attending the World Economic Forum...

    8. FT Alphaville

      January 14, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Felix Salmon on why data isn’t everything. - Martin Wolf: Failing elites threaten our future. -...

    9. January 14, 2014

      Productivity crisis haunts global economy

      A productivity crisis is stalking the global economy with most countries failing last year to improve their overall...

    10. January 9, 2014

      Corporate leaders to focus on the basics

      Corporate leaders are signalling a return to business basics in 2014 as they focus on developing and engaging employees and...

    11. August 25, 2013

      US faces mixed outlook in latest economic data releases

      Key US indicators are set to present two very different pictures of the state of the economy this week. The second release...

    12. July 24, 2013

      Corporate investment: A mysterious divergence

      Robert Grant made a solid career out of Botox and breast implants. With a broad smile, he looks like Hollywood’s version of...

    13. January 17, 2013

      Productivity figures rock economic hopes

      Global productivity growth has slowed for the second year running as weakening demand and innovation take their toll in...

    14. January 9, 2013

      Business leaders focus on their staff

      Business leaders will focus on corporate self-help this year as they try to offset external pressure from slow economic...

    15. December 27, 2012

      Hopes for fiscal cliff deal fade

      Barack Obama will meet congressional leaders on Friday afternoon in an effort to kick start stalled budget negotiations...

    16. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2012

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP One of those days when Harry Reid moved stocks. Apparently. The S&P 500 closed down 0.5 per cent at 1,398.14, while...

    17. November 27, 2012

      US growth hopes lifted by housing data

      US housing prices have risen for a sixth consecutive month, confirming a faster- than-expected revival in the sector that...

    18. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2012

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP FT markets round-up: “Stock markets traded on firmer ground as better US economic data helped investors gain...

    19. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2012

      Chart of the week: it's the labour productivity, stupid

      As emerging economies record another year of growth far in excess of the developed world’s, they cut into the advanced...

    20. September 3, 2012

      The US economy may surprise us all

      In the past three years, the most noteworthy aspect of the US recovery has been its weakness. The headwinds arising from the...

    21. August 31, 2012

      Something for the weekend

      A spell working overseas is believed to enhance an individual’s career prospects as well as invigorate creativity. But a new...

    22. FT Alphaville

      August 28, 2012

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP Volume light, indices flat. Some 4.6bn shares were traded on US exchanges on Tuesday, compared to a 6.6bn daily...

    23. FT Alphaville

      August 27, 2012

      The Closer

      ROUND UP Markets hummed along today ahead of the Fed’s Jackson Hole symposium later this week, as investors hoped for news...

    24. July 31, 2012

      Economic data pierce US gloom

      There was rare good news on the US economy as house prices and consumer confidence rose the day before a crucial decision by...

    25. July 29, 2012

      Labour reforms boost eurozone exports

      Eurozone economies need not abandon the single currency to make their exports more competitive because labour market reforms...

    26. July 27, 2012

      US economic growth slows to 1.5%

      The world’s largest economy has suffered a worrying loss of momentum with US growth slowing to an annualised rate of 1.5 per...

    27. Martin Wolf's Exchange

      July 24, 2012

      Fallacies about work and the crisis

      Economic crises bring forth a great deal of nonsense. One of the most frequent bits of such nonsense is the idea that the...

    28. July 1, 2012

      US groups lag behind on ESG

      US companies are lagging far behind their counterparts in the European Union on transparency of environmental and social...

    29. beyondbrics

      March 14, 2012

      China’s holy grail: a leading indicator

      For anyone foolhardy enough to make Chinese economic forecasts, a constant problem is the lack of crystal balls at hand. The...

    30. March 4, 2012

      Board make-up becomes a governance issue

      Regulators, politicians and shareholders are stepping up pressure on companies for greater board diversity as part of a...

    31. FT Alphaville

      February 28, 2012

      Confidence bounce

      It was just last October that we mockingly called it the Conference Board consumer “confidence” survey after it plummeted...

    32. FT Alphaville

      January 31, 2012

      Unemployment rises in peripheral Europe while confidence falls in US

      Unemployment figures have highlighted the widening gap between Germany and many fellow eurozone members, a day after Angela...

    33. January 31, 2012

      Jobs and fuel prices weigh on US confidence

      Worries over the job market and higher petrol prices dragged US consumer confidence lower this month, while house prices...

    34. January 17, 2012

      Jobs at risk as global productivity slows

      The rate at which workers are raising their productivity in the world’s advanced economies fell by half in 2011, and is even...

    35. December 27, 2011

      Confidence grows among US consumers

      Consumers have grown more optimistic about the US economy, looking past a weak housing market and uncertainty in Europe to...

    36. beyondbrics

      December 14, 2011

      Chinese property: game over?

      China faces its first real estate crash. That’s the sobering conclusion of Jamil Anderlini’s report in Wednesday’s FT on the...

    37. November 29, 2011

      Euro trades higher after Rome’s debt auction

      The dollar fell across the board on Tuesday as investors favoured commodity currencies following a rally in US equity...

    38. FT Alphaville

      October 25, 2011

      US consumer "confidence" at recessionary levels

      A list of antonyms for “confidence”: “uncertainty”, “disbelief”, “carefulness”, “caution”, “circumspection”, “prudence”,...

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