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    1. May 21, 2013

      Paris sparks fury with move to increase courses taught in English

      France’s Socialist government has sparked a furious dispute over the threat to the French language from English by proposing...

    2. May 21, 2012

      UK embrace alters bank outlook

      The headquarters of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development stand in the heart of London’s financial district....

    1. beyondbrics

      April 30, 2012

      Guest post: why I'd make a good president of the EBRD

      By Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, chief economic adviser to the Polish prime minister I am honoured to have been nominated as...

    2. May 15, 2011

      Allegations leave presidency bid in tatters

      The arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the French head of the International Monetary Fund, on charges of attempted rape in...

    3. April 30, 2011

      How to give it: Jacques Attali

      Jacques Attali, 67, the French economist, writer and scholar is creator and president of PlaNet Finance, a non-profit...

    4. January 24, 2011

      Where have all the thinkers gone?

      A few weeks ago I was sitting in my office, reading Foreign Policy magazine, when I made a striking discovery. Sitting next...

    5. June 5, 2010

      Sage’s HQ humble by comparison

      From Prof Chris Hamnett. Sir, Graham Allison's article “Look on my works, ye markets” (May 28), linking the building of the...

    6. July 3, 2009

      Iron Lady pitiful at Fontainebleau, says envoy

      Margaret Thatcher’s reputation as handbag-wielding defender of Britain’s interests in Europe has been challenged by a former...

    7. October 6, 2008

      France's elite in 'Angolagate' trial

      Thirteen members of France's political establishment will go on trial today over the sale - in spite of an international...

    8. October 6, 2008

      France’s elite in ‘Angolagate’ trial

      Thirteen members of France’s political establishment will go on trial on Monday over the sale in spite of an international...

    9. April 5, 2008

      The bling thing, the good thing

      One of the past knights of this Financial Times roundtable was Robert Peston, who a decade and a half ago slew the giant...

    10. March 17, 2008

      Sarkozy's reforms must reach beyond taxi licences

      With the local elections now behind him, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France has an opportunity to relaunch his faltering...

    11. March 16, 2008

      Sarkozy’s reforms must reach beyond taxi licences

      With the local elections now behind him, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France has an opportunity to relaunch his faltering...

    12. March 13, 2008

      France pursues the stimulus of smarter spending

      This year Jacques Attali took to the stage of a Paris theatre to present 316 recommendations to "liberate" French economic...

    13. March 12, 2008

      France pursues the stimulus of smarter spending

      This year Jacques Attali (pictured below) took to the stage of a Paris theatre to present 316 recommendations to “liberate”...

    14. January 31, 2008

      Brussels gets tough on budget shortfalls

      France, Italy, Romania and Slovakia were admonished yesterday for not cutting their budget deficits sufficiently, in a sign...

    15. January 30, 2008

      Brussels gets tough on EU deficits

      France, Italy, Romania and Slovakia were admonished yesterday for not cutting their budget deficits sufficiently, in a sign...

    16. January 24, 2008

      France's PM plans five-year spending freeze

      France is planning to freeze public spending for five years under its biggest programme of social and economic reform since...

    17. January 24, 2008

      Attali review

      France should adopt wholesale Britain's system of financial and stock market regulation to ensure that Paris does not lose...

    18. January 23, 2008

      Sarkozy backs liberalisation plan

      President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday gave his backing to a far-reaching plan to liberalise the French economy and raise...

    19. January 23, 2008

      'I don't have a computer - I've got Jacques Attali'

      "I don't have a computer, I've got Jacques Attali," François Mitterrand, France's Socialist president, used to say of his...

    20. January 23, 2008

      Sarkozy's advisers urge full liberalisation

      France must embrace full-scale economic liberalisation if it is to boost its trend growth by 50 per cent in five years and...

    21. January 23, 2008

      Return of the 'human computer'

      "I don't have a computer, I've got Jacques Attali," François Mitterrand, France's Socialist president, used to say of his...

    22. January 23, 2008

      Embrace full-scale liberalisation, commission tells Sarkozy

      France must embrace full-scale economic liberalisation if it is to boost its trend growth by 50 per cent in five years and...

    23. January 22, 2008

      Sarkozy urged to back full-scale liberalisation

      France must embrace full-scale economic liberalisation if it is to boost its trend growth by 50 per cent in five years and...

    24. January 22, 2008

      Liberating France

      It is not difficult to be snide about Jacques Attali, a man whose pomp, pretension and pyrotechnics have tended to obscure...

    25. November 22, 2007

      France's new policy vocabulary in the century of globalisation

      From Dr Albena Azmanova. Sir, In his analysis of recent French policy rhetoric against the "religion" of free markets...

    26. November 19, 2007

      Rhetoric belies France's rethink on the virtues of competition

      President Nicolas Sarkozy has given the impression that competition is a dirty word in France. In June, he alarmed...

    27. November 18, 2007

      Rhetoric belies France’s rethink on virtues of competition

      President Nicolas Sarkozy has given the impression that competition is a dirty word in France. In June, he alarmed...

    28. November 14, 2007

      French retail

      It does not really seem the place of secretaries of state for the economy to tell supermarkets to cut prices. But this is...

    29. October 24, 2007

      France hints at end to Sunday trading charade

      In a city that boasts the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, a collection of furniture stores and factory outlets on an industrial...

    30. October 16, 2007

      Can President Sarkozy afford a retail 'big bang'?

      Nicolas Sarkozy, France's president, gave Jacques Attali a brief this summer to think the unthinkable and come up with...

    31. October 16, 2007

      Slim chance of survival

      France's President Nicolas Sarkozy gave Jacques Attali a brief this summer to think the unthinkable and come up with a...

    32. October 15, 2007

      Can President Sarkozy afford a retail ‘big bang’?

      Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s president, gave Jacques Attali a brief this summer to think the unthinkable and come up with...

    33. October 15, 2007

      A history lesson in the wake of Northern Rock crisis

      As an American in charge of a large network of British bank branches, Deanna Oppenheimer, chief executive of UK retail...

    34. July 25, 2007

      Foreigners may join French growth study

      Jacques Attali, former adviser to France’s late President François Mitterrand, said he would consider the appointment of...

    35. FT Alphaville

      May 22, 2007

      One Exchange Square, home to the Glistening Bank, sold for £406m

      Another day, another landmark London office sale. But British Land’s announcement on Tuesday that it has sold One Exchange...

    36. May 5, 2007

      Sarkozy would unleash violence, says Royal

      In the final hours before France elects a new president, the flagging Socialist challenger Ségolène Royal yesterday warned...

    37. May 4, 2007

      Sarkozy would unleash violence, says Royal

      In the final hours before France elects a new president, the flagging Socialist challenger Ségolène Royal on Friday warned...

    38. May 24, 2006

      Seeking the 'Bill Gates of the banlieues'

      In 1990, Jacques Attali led a band of capitalist pioneers intent on transforming the former Soviet bloc. Sixteen years on...

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