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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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