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    1. October 17, 2014

      Where fashion designers find inspiration

      It’s one of fashion’s great mysteries. Where do designers find their inspiration, and why do they so often seem inspired by...

    2. October 3, 2014

      Hubris and the City

      A couple of years ago, Lord David Owen, a former UK foreign secretary, created a foundation in London to study hubris. He...

    Special Reports

    1. Polo 2012

      A look at polo around the world: the state of the game in various countries, its stars...
    2. Understanding Risk

      From poor succession planning to the risk of industrial action, there are many ways in...
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    1. November 22, 2013

      A lack of succession planning is bad for business

      Graveyards are full of indispensable people, it has been said. Life must go on, even after the irreplaceable have departed....

    2. September 23, 2013

      Science can help to spot symptoms of executive hubris

      How can an investor tell if a bank is heading for danger? In the past five years, analysts have proposed all manner of...

    3. December 28, 2012

      Falklands changed Tory fortunes

      In Britain, 1982 was dominated by one event above all others: the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina and the...

    4. October 12, 2012

      When political madness works

      As the political fight heats up in America, there has been endless debate about the character of President Barack Obama and...

    5. June 21, 2012

      How effective has QE in the UK been?

      The minutes of the Bank of England’s June policy meeting have reinforced expectations that a fresh round of quantitative...

    6. May 28, 2012

      Spanish bonds hit by Bankia bailout fears

      Spain’s cost of borrowing jumped as worries over the country’s banking system and the cost to the state of taking over...

    7. May 11, 2012

      Welcome to the post-liberal majority

      Politics in Britain feels stuck. The Conservative party has not won a parliamentary majority since 1992 and last week’s...

    8. May 4, 2012

      Missing the pint

      Veterans of the House of Commons fondly remember the exit sign from the Strangers’ Bar. It was nailed under the counter a...

    9. April 8, 2012

      UK seeks repayment of Falklands era loan

      Britain is chasing £45m of debt owed by the Argentinian government that was lent to the country’s military junta in 1979 and...

    10. March 9, 2012

      Publication of NHS reform risks ordered

      A “risk register”, outlining the potential pitfalls of the NHS reform programme, must be published, a tribunal ruled on...

    11. March 9, 2012

      Greek credit swaps ruling divides investors

      It is a rare occurrence when a trader is so sanguine about the prospect of losing a bet on the markets. Late on Friday,...

    12. February 7, 2012

      Lansley under fire over NHS reforms

      The controversial NHS reform bill will return to the House of Lords on Wednesday, amid fears among Conservatives that it...

    13. December 20, 2011

      Spanish debt sale lifts eurozone bond markets

      Eurozone bonds were buoyed by the success of Spanish auctions on Tuesday as hopes rose that key markets were stabilising...

    14. November 2, 2011

      Investors shun EFSF 10-year debt sale

      Its first bond deal, launched to a fanfare in January, was hailed as one of the most successful debt issues ever with demand...

    15. October 11, 2011

      NHS reforms clear hurdle in Lords

      The government overcame a serious obstacle to its NHS plans on Wednesday when the House of Lords voted against an amendment...

    16. Westminster Blog

      October 11, 2011

      Earl Howe: Owen amendment could kill NHS bill

      Peers begin debating the NHS reform bill on Tuesday in the House of Lords. The big worry for the government is that they...

    17. FT Alphaville

      October 11, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis, and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, David Owen and David Marsh: It’s time for a radical blueprint for...

    18. October 10, 2011

      It’s time for a radical blueprint for a new Europe

      The two-year old euro sovereign debt crisis is entering a very dangerous phase. Whatever happens in the stand-off pitting...

    19. Westminster Blog

      October 10, 2011

      David Owen: NHS bill is "secretary of state abdication bill"

      While everyone in Westminster has their eyes glued to the Commons today, waiting for Liam Fox to answer questions about his...

    20. October 4, 2011

      Lansley’s NHS reforms under renewed attack

      Andrew Lansley’s health reforms came under renewed fire on Tuesday as 400 public health experts claimed they would cause...

    21. July 22, 2011

      Playing for love rather than money

      You might think that a sport that costs so much to play, at least for those with their own ponies to house and transport,...

    22. July 14, 2011

      Debt crisis hits euro bank lending

      Europe’s debt crisis has stoked tension in its interbank lending markets as some financial institutions find it harder to...

    23. July 6, 2011

      South Korea wins 2018 Winter Olympics

      The South Korean city of Pyeongchang on Wednesday was awarded the right to stage the 2018 Winter Olympics in a convincing...

    24. June 3, 2011

      Breeding: it’s all about the pedigree

      Even before it became clear that Queen Elizabeth had her best chance in decades of winning today’s Derby at Epsom, 2011 was...

    25. May 24, 2011

      Nuclear option goes back to the future

      History can repeat itself. Looks like the Lib Dems are set to run a replay of Whitehall’s great Trident debate from 30 years...

    26. Westminster Blog

      May 3, 2011

      William Hague excels in his anti-AV speech

      I’ve just returned from the final No 2 AV rally at Methodist Central Hall in Westminster*. (Inexplicably the Yes rally is at...

    27. April 2, 2011

      Is it time to outsource cities?

      Cities are back in vogue – intellectually, at least. (In the real world, cities were never out of fashion. The world’s...

    28. March 31, 2011

      Lord Owen attacks NHS reform bill

      David Cameron should sack Andrew Lansley, his health secretary, and other health ministers over the government’s “fatally...

    29. Money Supply

      March 11, 2011

      Irish banking assistance rises to record €187bn

      The ECB is succeeding in its mission to wean Irish banks off emergency eurozone support – but at a cost. Data from the Irish...

    30. March 6, 2011

      Movers & shakers: Mar 7

      ● Sarah Bate joins Mayfair Capital Investment Management as director of research. Ms Bate was previously director of...

    31. February 14, 2011

      Fears over Portugal bail-out as economy shrinks

      Concerns over Portugal increased on Monday as the country’s economy went into reverse and its cost of borrowing jumped to...

    32. January 25, 2011

      The dashing prince who lost direction

      Deputy PM Nick Clegg has much in common with Prince Rupert, described in 1066 And All That as “very dashing in all...

    33. Westminster Blog

      January 18, 2011

      Is Miliband's attempt to reach out to Lib Dems in trouble already?

      Ed Miliband is said to have entered the New Year in a conciliatory mood, hoping to make new allies inside his party and...

    34. January 16, 2011

      Labour reaches to Lib Dems on poor students

      Ed Miliband portrayed himself on Sunday as the leader of a “progressive” alliance against coalition cuts, claiming that...

    35. December 15, 2010

      Risk of Spanish downgrade heightens

      Moody’s has warned it may downgrade Spanish government bonds because of the country’s likely difficulty in raising some...

    36. FT Alphaville

      December 15, 2010

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: Why rising rates are good news Terrified by...

    37. December 14, 2010

      The fall of the Shah and a missed moment

      On the streets of Tehran in January 1979, a portrait of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini is held aloft. This was the month the...

    38. December 13, 2010

      ECB bond buying hits highest level since June

      The European Central Bank ramped up its government bond purchases last week to the highest level since June in a carefully...

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