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  1. September 30, 2014

    Why inequality is such a drag on economies

    W hen should growing inequality concern us? This is a moral and political question. It is also an economic one. It is...

  2. September 12, 2014

    The billionaires bending American politics to their will

    The billionaire Koch family members, outspoken on a host of Republican causes, have lately begun discussing something...

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  1. beyondbrics

    September 10, 2014

    Guest post: the UN takes the first step to debt restructuring

    By José Antonio Ocampo of Columbia University On September 9, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution to...

  2. September 8, 2014

    BP and the Supreme Court

    More than four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is still wading through the legal morass...

  3. September 7, 2014

    UK wades into BP fight over US payouts

    Britain has for the first time waded in to BP’s legal battle over payouts for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, saying US court...

  4. August 20, 2014

    Argentina proposes voluntary debt swap

    Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández announced plans on Tuesday to launch a voluntary debt swap aimed at dodging a US...

  5. August 14, 2014

    Diller buys youth social network Ask.fm

    Barry Diller, the US media billionaire, has bolstered his portfolio of internet companies with the acquisition of Ask.fm, a...

  6. August 6, 2014

    US political funding debate switches to selection of judges

    The money-fuelled partisan divide in US politics is spreading into battles to control the selection of judges for top-level...

  7. July 31, 2014

    Key dates in 400-year history between US and Africa

    It is in recognition of the changing times that the White House has invited 50 African heads of state, alongside hundreds of...

  8. July 30, 2014

    Q&A: Argentina on the brink of default

    Argentina will default by the end of Wednesday unless it makes a $539m interest payment on its performing bonds. The...

  9. July 28, 2014

    Argentine debt ‘holdout’ deal back on table

    A group of Argentina’s creditors that accepted restructured debt after a 2001 default have offered to waive a clause in...

  10. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific equities climbed to fresh six-year highs as investors continued to place geopolitical concerns on the...

  11. July 10, 2014

    Argentina looks to China and Russia for support

    After Argentina’s defeat in the US courts in its decade-long dispute with hedge funds, President Cristina Fernández will...

  12. FT Alphaville

    July 1, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: It’s on Wednesday (Details here) There’s now a comedian on the programme as well. Markets: Markets...

  13. FT Tech Hub

    June 30, 2014

    Google to face US wiretapping claims in StreetView case

    The US supreme court has rejected Google’s bid to limit the legal fall-out from the StreetView spying case. In the process,...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    June 30, 2014

    Bible basher

    Jonathan Ernst/Reuters A protester dressed as a copy of the Bible joins groups demonstrating outside the US Supreme Court in...

  15. June 30, 2014

    US Supreme Court rebuffs Madoff trustee

    The US Supreme Court has sheltered HSBC, UniCredit and UBS from facing more than $10bn in legal claims stemming from the...

  16. June 30, 2014

    US Supreme Court grants religious opt-out on contraception cover

    The US Supreme Court has sided with religious freedom advocates and dealt a blow to the Obama administration by ruling that...

  17. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2014

    Argentina's holdout saga: pacta sunt servanda

    The most casual followers of the Argentine debt saga will be familiar with the Latin term pari passu, or “equal footing” –...

  18. June 26, 2014

    Aereo could have saved the airwaves from the broadcasters’ ransom

    Aereo, one of the most quixotically improbable technology companies to come along in many years, is on its last legs. It...

  19. FT Alphaville

    June 26, 2014

    Why the vultures aren't the big problem

    Or, why the pari passu saga’s legacy won’t be to make holdouts all-powerful in sovereign debt, a worry expressed by Martin...

  20. June 25, 2014

    Q&A: what exactly is Aereo?

    On Wednesday the US Supreme Court ruled that online TV service Aereo was illegal, in a landmark decision that dissenting...

  21. FT Alphaville

    June 25, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Wednesday, - The war dividend. - If Minsky was around today. - Bailing out banks is not a lucrative business. -...

  22. June 23, 2014

    Supreme Court limits shareholder lawsuits

    The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to overturn a landmark decision that permitted certain class action investor...

  23. June 23, 2014

    Supreme Court backs US carbon curbs

    The US Supreme Court has affirmed the US environmental regulator’s authority to control greenhouse gas emissions from power...

  24. beyondbrics

    June 23, 2014

    Guest post: implications of the US Supreme Court ruling on Argentina

    By José Antonio Ocampo of Columbia University The US Supreme Court decision not to review the prior findings of New York...

  25. June 20, 2014

    Psychology: IQ tests – a matter of life or death?

    A few dropped marks in an IQ test is no big deal – unless you’re on Death Row. US federal law bans the death penalty for the...

  26. June 20, 2014

    Argentina sovereign bond default case shifts power to creditors

    In the early stages of Argentina’s second debt restructuring in 2009, Amado Boudou, then economy minister, said that the...

  27. June 19, 2014

    Argentina’s fight with creditors fails to spoil investor appetite

    Argentina stands on the brink of default, engaged in one of the ugliest fights ever witnessed between a country and its...

  28. June 19, 2014

    Software patents survive US Supreme Court test

    The US Supreme Court issued a narrowly drawn verdict in a closely watched patent case on Thursday, putting an end to fears...

  29. June 18, 2014

    Argentina changes tack by agreeing to meet ‘vulture’ funds

    Argentina has made a key concession in its long-running dispute with a group of so-called holdout creditors after agreeing...

  30. FT Alphaville

    June 17, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The big freeze on hiring. - PC sales to companies are growing again. - The economic impact of...

  31. June 17, 2014

    Ending Argentina’s lengthy bond battle

    After Argentina’s default in 2001, most of its creditors eventually accepted a restructuring. But two hedge funds, Elliott...

  32. beyondbrics

    June 17, 2014

    Argentina's bond saga: Kicillof speaks

    Tuesday’s event in Argentina’s fast-unfolding debt saga will be a press conference by Axel Kicillof (pictured), economy...

  33. June 17, 2014

    US Supreme Court ruling leaves Argentina in a quandary

    Cristina Fernández, the Argentine president, raised the prospect of a new sovereign default in a national address on Monday....

  34. FT Alphaville

    June 17, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, Would you like to hear Steve Englander, Paul Lambert, Kit Jukes, and Stephen Lewis discuss FX? Or...

  35. June 17, 2014

    Argentina refuses to submit to ‘extortion’ on debt

    President Cristina Fernández of Argentina has raised the prospect of a sovereign default, saying that her government could...

  36. beyondbrics

    June 16, 2014

    Argentina's bond drama: pathway to peace or a new Falklands?

    News on Monday that the US Supreme Court would not, after all, hear an appeal by Argentina against a lower court ruling...

  37. June 16, 2014

    Argentina faces fresh default

    Argentina is facing the prospect of a fresh default after the US Supreme Court refused to overturn lower court rulings that...

  38. FT Alphaville

    June 12, 2014

    The injunction has landed: Pari passu, the Black Eagle, and sovereign debt enforcement

    Later on Thursday, the US Supreme Court may decide whether to accept or reject Argentina’s pari passu case. Rejection could...

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