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  1. May 20, 2014

    India’s election remakes our world

    Surjit Bhalla, an Indian economist, has written to me that India’s is “the most momentous election in world history”. I...

  2. Business Blog

    March 25, 2014

    It is too soon to put limits on US shareholder democracy

    Leo Strine - comforter of the corporate executive? (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Has shareholder democracy in the US gone too far?...

  1. January 9, 2014

    The economic soothsayers possess no crystal ball

    It is with some relief that I find my normal column date falls outside the season for new year forecasts. These are either...

  2. January 5, 2014

    BNP leader one of a long line of well-known bankruptcies

    Nick Griffin, British National Party leader and figurehead of the far right, has declared that his bankruptcy, announced on...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    November 19, 2013

    Abe's 150 year anniversary of Gettysburg address

    Matt Rourke/AP James Getty, portraying President Abraham Lincoln, stands before a ceremony commemorating the 150th...

  4. October 24, 2013

    The gun that got into Jamie’s bank

    I learnt about the gun a few days ago as I poked around the history section of the JPMorgan Chase website. Among the...

  5. September 19, 2013

    Milan enlists its ‘Team of Rivals’

    Milan’s Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, organisers of the city’s fashion week, has a new look – one borrowed from...

  6. June 26, 2013

    Like flawed Honest Abe, Singh should aim for greatness

    As prime minister Manmohan Singh enters his final year in office, he is likely to be hoping to go down in history as the man...

  7. February 25, 2013

    CIA Iran drama wins on Oscar night

    Argo won the Oscar for best picture at the 85th Academy Awards on a night when no single film dominated the ceremony and Ang...

  8. January 20, 2013

    Second inauguration to be more subdued

    Four years ago, Barack Obama brought his family to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the eve of his inauguration to pay...

  9. January 10, 2013

    Obama’s choice of insiders eschews new ideas

    If Barack Obama sought to emulate Abraham Lincoln with a “team of rivals” in his first term, his choices for top cabinet...

  10. January 8, 2013

     Starting a business is all in the mindset

    I meet many would-be entrepreneurs who complain that they have not started a business. They fire blame for their lack of...

  11. beyondbrics

    November 26, 2012

    Further reading: the beauty of default

    Monday’s moments for reflection from the BB team: why default is a useful part of the system; dissecting POCC; and Olam...

  12. beyondbrics

    November 15, 2012

    Further reading: dynastic decay

    Thursday’s picks from the BB team: dynastic decay in the Communist Party of China; Cnooc as China’s Gazprom; and Turkey...

  13. November 2, 2012

    That rounded, glossy look

    To be comfortable in one’s skin sounds good in English but even better in French. Etre bien dans sa peau is somehow more...

  14. November 2, 2012

    The List: Five civilising reads

    In Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Steven Pinker argues that we are living in an era of...

  15. November 2, 2012

    Election jibes cap Kremlin critique of US

    American voters worried about the integrity and fairness of the US electoral process, take heart. You have a friend in the...

  16. October 8, 2012

    Huawei’s emergence from shadows backfires

    Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. When Huawei, the Chinese network equipment vendor, decided to take...

  17. September 14, 2012

    The List: Who invented the smiley? :)

    Emoticons: debased way to indicate tone, or sidesplitting shorthand? And who came up with the idea? 1. ‘Read it sideways’...

  18. September 7, 2012

    The Diary: Teju Cole

    Surely it’s a trick of time. But the facts are what they are: I last visited Edinburgh 18 years ago. This time round, I’m...

  19. June 21, 2012

    Staking a claim as the year’s worst film

    It is the best title of the year and will almost certainly be the worst movie. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter looked a...

  20. May 22, 2012

    Ten Questions - Gail Romero

    Gail Romero is chief executive of MBA Women International, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of...

  21. March 26, 2012

    Beware the threat within

    Speaking in Springfield, Illinois in January 1838, Abraham Lincoln told his audience that the greatest threat to America...

  22. March 18, 2012

    Illinois moves into Republican spotlight

    Illinois is not used to playing a decisive role in choosing Republican nominees for president. In most US election cycles,...

  23. January 25, 2012

    Debates turn Republican campaign tide

    As Newt Gingrich knows all too well, the televised debates that have become the hallmark of this Republican presidential...

  24. January 23, 2012

    Storm warning in the strait

    It was a voyage that ordinarily would have attracted little comment. But when the USS Abraham Lincoln, a nuclear-powered...

  25. FT Alphaville

    January 23, 2012

    Warships enter Hormuz without incident

    A group of Western warships led by an American aircraft carrier entered the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday, a day after Iran...

  26. January 23, 2012

    Warships enter Hormuz without incident

    A group of western warships led by a US aircraft carrier entered the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday, a day after Iran backed...

  27. January 10, 2012

    When a virtual conclusion is not quite enough ...

    From Mr Bill Bremse. Sir, Leo Melamed (“Protect HFT cheetahs from regulatory poachers”, January 4) writes that...

  28. November 15, 2011

    29. Sara Mathew

    Company: Dun & Bradstreet Last year’s position: New Age: 55 Nationality: Indian Sector: Financial services Location: US Sara...

  29. October 10, 2011

    Cause and effect research wins Nobel

    Two economists known for their work on integrating expectations more sensibly into models of the economy have won the 2011...

  30. October 4, 2011

    Ten Questions - Qing Wang

    Qing Wang is a professor of marketing and innovation at Warwick Business School in the UK. She is also associate dean for...

  31. April 29, 2011

    Red Heat

    Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder and the Cold War in the Caribbean, by Alex von Tunzelmann, Simon & Schuster, RRP£25, 528 pages...

  32. April 26, 2011

    A revolutionary republic embraces the royals

    Eleven score and 15 years ago, as Abraham Lincoln might now put it, a new nation was brought forth dedicated to the...

  33. April 15, 2011

    Outside Edge: A grand slam bid for the US presidency

    Chris Rock owns the best line about Donald Trump. Some years back, when the US tycoon flirted with running for president,...

  34. March 25, 2011

    Pet palaces

    Maryann Pascal and her dog Lola at the dog’s luxurious home in Las Vegas In celebrity-infested Beverley Hills, California,...

  35. March 22, 2011

    Pawlenty first Republican to launch presidential campaign

    Tim Pawlenty became the first major Republican candidate to formally announce his US presidential ambitions, declaring on...

  36. February 8, 2011

    A fifth head on Mount Rushmore?

    When I first came to America in the 1960s, two presidents were commemorated by national holidays in the month of February,...

  37. January 21, 2011

    The art of good writing

    In 1919, the young EB White, future New Yorker writer and author of Charlotte’s Web, took a class at Cornell University with...

  38. December 29, 2010

    Literary tips for those who govern in prose

    One of the most surprising revelations of George W. Bush’s recently published memoirs – the only one according to some...

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