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      October 21, 2014

      London Whale -- some NY Fed blubber

      Since it’s curiously hard to find on the NY Fed’s home page, given the prominence of Bill Dudley’s recent firebreathing...

    2. October 3, 2014

      The waning appeal of Olympic glory for hosts

      Ever since the modern Olympic movement was founded more than a century ago, it has been assumed that the world’s cities are...

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    1. The World

      October 3, 2014

      Norway's 'Nei' splits opinion in the winter sports-mad country

      The 115 members of the International Olympics Committee, the self-appointed “supreme authority” of the Olympic movement,...

    2. October 2, 2014

      IOC hits out as Norway withdraws Winter Olympic bid

      Having amassed the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, there was no surprise when Norway threw its hat in the ring to...

    3. August 13, 2014

      Golf’s Olympic return stirs Brazil controversy

      When British railway engineers arrived in Brazil at the end of the 19th century, they brought with them two balls from back...

    4. July 29, 2014

      Tokyo Olympics costs jump amid construction labour shortage

      Abenomics, Shinzo Abe’s quest to bring growth and inflation back to Japan, has thrown a spanner in the works of Tokyo’s...

    5. July 8, 2014

      Three cities on shortlist to host 2022 Winter Olympics

      Beijing, Oslo and Almaty have been shortlisted to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the three remaining cities in a bidding...

    6. June 9, 2014

      Fifa should heed the lessons of the Salt Lake City games

      The decision by a number of leading World Cup sponsors – Sony, Adidas, Visa, Coca-Cola and Hyundai-Kia – to express concern...

    7. June 2, 2014

      UBS investment chief poised to quit company

      Alexander Friedman is to step down as UBS’s global chief investment officer after three and a half years to pursue “a new...

    8. May 7, 2014

      NBC pays $7.75bn to extend Olympics deal

      NBCUniversal, the US media group owned by Comcast, has agreed to pay $7.75bn for a 12-year extension to its deal to...

    9. April 29, 2014

      Brazil under fire for Olympics preparation

      Just as Brazil is feeling the pressure in its rush to get ready for this year’s World Cup, the country’s preparations for...

    10. April 18, 2014

      Rio’s preparation for 2016 Olympics faces crisis

      In Rio de Janeiro’s Deodoro complex, at present a military training camp to the west of the city, there is nothing to...

    11. March 20, 2014

      Brazil minister admits sport events shortcomings

      Brazil should have been better prepared for this year’s World Cup and has also been too slow in getting ready for the 2016...

    12. February 21, 2014

      Testing times for Sochi drug cheats

      Testing for performance-enhancing drugs was first introduced by the International Olympic Committee not at a summer games...

    13. January 29, 2014

      An Olympic sprint for the finish line

      “Russians are slow to saddle the horse,” Otto von Bismarck once remarked. “But they drive fast.” One hundred-plus years, two...

    14. January 26, 2014

      Russia makes Olympic dash to ready Sochi games in time

      Seven years ago, Vladimir Putin made a meteorological promise to the International Olympic Committee that a tsar would have...

    15. December 30, 2013

      Winter Olympics countdown tinged with fear after Volgograd blasts

      All over Russia, clocks in public places show there are only 38 days to go until the start of the Winter Olympic Games in...

    16. December 27, 2013

      Why the west has not boycotted the Sochi Olympics

      With the approach of the Winter Olympics, to be held in February around the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, you can see...

    17. November 26, 2013

      The Olympic optimism bias has left the taxpayer out of pocket

      There is a myth that the London Olympics were delivered within budget. This claim was used recently by David Cameron, the...

    18. November 25, 2013

      BP to resume production on North Sea gasfield

      A thaw in diplomatic relations between western governments and Iran has facilitated a deal that allows BP to recommence...

    19. November 11, 2013

      An Olympic No

      Ever since the modern Olympic movement was founded more than a century ago, it has been widely assumed that the world’s...

    20. November 6, 2013

      Employees are ready to adjust to ‘new normal’

      The UK workforce is feeling more optimistic about the economy – up to a point. A survey of more than 2,500 employees found...

    21. October 30, 2013

      Olympics and Abenomics boost Japan

      In the course of Japan’s seven-year campaign to bring the Olympics back to Tokyo – the city that broadcast its postwar...

    22. October 30, 2013

      Olympics: Spy tactics and princess help seal the deal

      Perhaps only in a conversation with Naoki Inose, the voluble nonfiction writer turned governor of Tokyo, could a question...

    23. September 19, 2013

      Moral of Whale tale is that data can distort our reality

      Disappointingly for connoisseurs of rogue trader yarns, the story of Bruno Iksil, JPMorgan’s so-called London Whale, has not...

    24. September 19, 2013

      Rebuke makes grim reading for JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon

      The JPMorgan Chase “senior management” slammed by the Securities and Exchange Commission refers to only five people in...

    25. Business Blog

      September 13, 2013

      Why do Olympic heads and chief rabbis last longer than CEOs?

      Thomas Bach, the new president of the International Olympic Committee, is the ninth person to hold the position since it was...

    26. September 10, 2013

      Germany’s Thomas Bach to head International Olympic Committee

      Germany’s Thomas Bach has secured the most powerful job in sport after being elected president of the International Olympic...

    27. September 10, 2013

      Shinzo Abe to write revival story for Japan with Olympics

      Tokyo has been granted its second Olympics and Shinzo Abe knows just the story the games should tell: the same one as the...

    28. September 9, 2013

      A chance to keep the Olympic dream alive

      Today, a new Olympic president will be elected to succeed Jacques Rogge. After 12 years of his leadership, the Olympic...

    29. Material World

      September 9, 2013

      London bids for world's designers

      And you thought the recent municipal jockeying to nab a glamourous, potentially global-identity-changing event ended when...

    30. September 7, 2013

      Tokyo chosen as ‘safe pair of hands’ to host 2020 Olympics

      Tokyo celebrated on Sunday after beating Istanbul and Madrid to host the 2020 Olympics by pitching itself as a “safe pair of...

    31. The World

      September 6, 2013

      In the Picture: running for the 2020 Olympics

      Zojoji-temple in Tokyo (Getty) The most significant International Olympic Committee meeting in a generation takes place this...

    32. September 6, 2013

      Japanese rediscover optimism and hope for Olympic bid success

      Perhaps it was the sight of Londoners whooping it up under Olympic banners last summer. Or maybe it was the record medal...

    33. September 4, 2013

      Shinzo Abe seeks to calm IOC fears over Fukushima leaks

      Responding to growing global concerns about Japan’s handling of the Fukushima nuclear clean-up, Shinzo Abe, the prime...

    34. September 2, 2013

      German lawyer looking good to head IOC after Jacques Rogge

      Thomas Bach was favourite to become the next International Olympic Committee president even before Jacques Rogge announced...

    35. September 2, 2013

      Olympic movement braces for biggest meeting in a generation

      The Olympic movement, so used to being spoiled for choice over where to stage its global carnival of sport, faces an...

    36. August 7, 2013

      Stephen Fry calls for Russia to lose Olympics over anti-gay law

      Stephen Fry, the British writer and broadcaster, has called for Russia to be stripped of next year’s Winter Olympics because...

    37. July 24, 2013

      Monumental ambitions

      Frank Gehry, the architect, does not like project managers, but over his career he has learnt a lot about project...

    38. June 15, 2013

      Polo: Campaigners push for Olympic inclusion

      The first modern Olympic equestrian medals were not awarded to dressage riders, eventers or even showjumpers. They were...

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