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  1. March 27, 2014

    Russian fund taps China and Middle East

    Russia’s $10bn state-backed fund has tapped Chinese and Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund money in a bid to show it can...

  2. March 21, 2014

    Nemat Shafik: High-flyer parachuted in by the Bank of England

    It must have ranked as one of the most jarring job inductions ever. In early 2011, just weeks after taking up a plum post in...

  1. March 20, 2014

    Strauss-Kahn is to launch $2bn hedge fund

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn is seeking to launch a $2bn hedge fund as the former French presidential-hopeful’s latest venture...

  2. September 25, 2013

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn embarks on new career as investment banker

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, whose rising star in international finance and politics crashed to earth following a sex scandal,...

  3. July 26, 2013

    Strauss-Kahn to face criminal trial on pimping charges

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund, is to face criminal trial in France on...

  4. June 11, 2013

    Prosecutor seeks dropping of Dominique Strauss-Kahn vice claims

    A French prosecutor has recommended dismissing allegations of pimping against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, opening up the...

  5. June 7, 2013

    EU’s Olli Rehn lashes out at IMF criticism of Greek bailout

    Olli Rehn, the European Commission’s economic chief who has been responsible for Brussels’ management of Greece’s two...

  6. March 27, 2013

    Cyprus shows IMF hardening on Europe

    The International Monetary Fund’s tough line in talks on Cyprus shows its shift from enthusiastic helper of the eurozone in...

  7. March 24, 2013

    Bailout exposes differences within troika

    The week-long upheaval accompanying the star-crossed €10bn Cypriot bailout will probably end up damaging any number of...

  8. February 14, 2013

    Decline boosts Japan’s case ahead of G20

    The first time Taro Aso appeared at a meeting of the Group of 20 leading economies, shortly after the Lehman crisis in 2008,...

  9. January 31, 2013

    IMF fails to agree on EU voting power

    The International Monetary Fund has failed to agree on a new formula that would reduce European voting power, setting the...

  10. December 19, 2012

    Strauss-Kahn request on sex case rejected

    A French court has rejected a request by Dominique Strauss-Kahn to drop an inquiry into allegations against him of pimping,...

  11. November 30, 2012

    Drama as Strauss-Kahn seeks to settle

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund, was back in the spotlight this week...

  12. November 30, 2012

    Strauss-Kahn to settle suit with maid

    Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will settle the civil lawsuit brought by the hotel maid who...

  13. November 9, 2012

    How to handle the media

    Usually, I am the journalist asking people stupid questions. But because I have a new book out in the US, the roles are...

  14. Brussels Blog

    November 6, 2012

    US vote: Who you gonna call? ECB, not Brussels

    Geithner, left, has been in frequent touch with ECB's Draghi and his predecessor, Trichet. A joint election party co-hosted...

  15. October 2, 2012

    France drops Strauss-Kahn rape charges

    LILLE, France, Oct 2 – France’s public prosecution service said on Tuesday it was shelving an investigation into allegations...

  16. September 14, 2012

    Fitting in

    The Merde Factor, by Stephen Clarke, Century, RRP£12.99, 304 pages Paul West, Englishman in Paris, is in the merde once...

  17. May 21, 2012

    France to extend Strauss-Kahn inquiry

    LILLE, France, May 21 - French prosecutors said on Monday they had opened an inquiry into allegations of group rape by...

  18. May 17, 2012

    Hollande balances politics and reform

    François Hollande has a reputation for consensus building. True to his nature, the new French president this week chose a...

  19. May 16, 2012

    Hollande turns to experience to fill French posts

    François Hollande, France’s new president, has turned to experienced hands for key positions in his government, sending...

  20. May 15, 2012

    Strauss-Khan seeks $1m damages from maid

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn has counter-sued the hotel chambermaid who accused him of sexual assault last year, claiming damage...

  21. May 4, 2012

    An election free of logic or substance

    Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande arrived at this week’s presidential debate with not particularly honourable aims. Mr...

  22. May 2, 2012

    A sober look at workplace scandal

    Julie Berebitsky’s history of hanky-panky in US offices over the past 150 years is an extraordinary achievement. To write...

  23. The World

    May 1, 2012

    Sex scandals that changed history

    François Hollande, the Socialist candidate and frontrunner for the French presidency. Getty Images If François Hollande duly...

  24. May 1, 2012

    Strauss-Kahn motion to dismiss suit rejected

    A New York Supreme Court judge denied an application from Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief, to dismiss a civil...

  25. March 27, 2012

    Lawyers protest DSK’s innocence over sex ring

    Lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund placed under investigation by a...

  26. FT Alphaville

    March 27, 2012

    The Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York FT ALPHAVILLE Glencore’s recent deal-making spell has been assessed by rating agencies. Moody’s says...

  27. March 26, 2012

    Strauss-Kahn investigated in vice case

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former head of the International Monetary Fund, was placed under formal investigation...

  28. March 8, 2012

    Sarkozy narrows gap in investor poll

    If Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, is seeking encouragement for the last few weeks of his campaign to retain the post...

  29. March 8, 2012

    Sarkozy in all-out bid to boost campaign

    A plan to nail tax-avoiding big companies, a crackdown on immigration, a swipe against halal meat, a verbal punch-up with a...

  30. February 22, 2012

    Strauss-Kahn freed after night in French jail

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund, was freed on Wednesday after 32 hours in police...

  31. February 21, 2012

    Strauss-Kahn held by French police

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, was plunged back into the sex scandals that...

  32. February 17, 2012

    Old world disorder

     After The Fall: The End of the European Dream and the Decline of a Continent, by Walter Laqueur, Thomas Dunne Books,...

  33. February 15, 2012

    ‘Le candidat’ may yet stumble at Sarko’s feet

    After weeks of teasing French voters, Nicolas Sarkozy fired the starting gun on Wednesday evening. He will, as expected, be...

  34. The A-List

    February 15, 2012

    Let the French presidential games begin!

    After weeks of teasing the French voters Nicolas Sarkozy is set to fire the starting gun on Wednesday evening. He will, as...

  35. January 27, 2012

    Davos, ethics, two countries and a tax worth mentioning

    I’ve often wondered why the great and good of the world of finance – sorry, make that the good, the bad and the ugly –...

  36. January 23, 2012

    Huffington Post launches in France

    Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, launched the news website’s first non-English language edition in Paris...

  37. January 6, 2012

    Presidential contenders bidding to win

    François Hollande, Socialist Once described by former president Jacques Chirac as being less well-known than the Labrador of...

  38. FT Alphaville

    December 19, 2011

    Strauss-Kahn sees ‘growth crisis’ in Europe

    Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, made a defiant return to public life on Monday,...

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