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    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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. June 14, 2013

    Istanbul’s favoured Olympic bid now faces hurdles

    The consequences of Istanbul’s unrest may take months, even years, to play out, but the implications for the city’s bid to...

  35. June 11, 2013

    The business of London 2012: Britain’s other Olympic legacy

    The resignation in May of Nick Buckles as chief executive of security company G4S served notice of how a high-profile global...

  36. May 24, 2013

    Rio Olympic Games could transform golf

    Four years on from the decision to readmit golf to the Olympics for the first time in more than 100 years, it is only now...

  37. FT Alphaville

    April 10, 2013

    This is the VaR that slipped through the cracks

    Mr. Hagan had never previously designed a VaR model. According to JP Morgan Chase, having an employee from a business unit...

  38. FT Alphaville

    April 9, 2013

    Ten times on the board: I will not put "Optimizing regulatory capital" in the subject line of an email

    Don’t. Just don’t. No “I don’t think we should treat this as regulatory arbitrage” in an email. No cc’ing your personal...

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