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    1. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      UK financial watchdog denies political interference

      The chairman of the UK’s financial watchdog has flatly denied any political interference in its operations. John...

    2. December 14, 2015

      Cinven acquires Kurt Geiger shoe brand for £245m

      Kurt Geiger, the UK’s biggest shoe retailer by sales, is to try on a new owner — its third in four years. Cinven, the...

    1. November 19, 2015

      Johnson Matthey suffers commodities jolt

      Johnson Matthey’s sales of catalytic converters have been boosted by tighter European rules on diesel vehicle...

    2. September 8, 2015

      Free Lunch: Uneasy easing

      Why don’t companies invest? The FT’s Big Read article on monetary policy in Europe is a paragon of strong economic...

    3. July 23, 2015

      Free Lunch: The grand social experiment of better pay

      Supersize my wage Big social changes tend to happen first in trickles of lone pioneers, then in a sudden flood of...

    4. June 29, 2015

      Fairbairn must suppress her inner wonk to broaden the CBI’s church

      Lord Jones, a former director-general of the CBI, used to joke that a typical management consultant resembles a sex...

    5. FT Alphaville

      May 13, 2015

      The curious incident of the missing super contango in the night-time

      A quick post to update readers on an interesting debacle that occurred in the world of oil stock data analysis this...

    6. January 15, 2015

      US fantasy sports games remain a gamble

      Killian Jones watched the lucrative online gaming market emerge as a UK equities analyst in the late 2000s, then...

    7. November 25, 2014

      Digital VAT changes threaten fledgling UK entrepreneurs

      A measure designed to prevent internet giants avoiding tax could drive fledgling entrepreneurs out of business, lobby...

    8. November 3, 2014

      Betfair gains as sports punters lose out

      Another recruitment drive of active customers gave betting operator Betfair the platform to turn in a third consecutive...

    9. October 5, 2014

      The Girl of the Golden West, Coliseum, London – review

      Puccini’s Wild West opera seems to ask for a touch of Hollywood glamour. The Royal Opera’s famed production has sets...

    10. September 2, 2014

      Scientists discover how to use human gut to produce propane

      Scientists say they have found a way to make a renewable alternative to fossil fuels from bacteria commonly found in...

    11. FT Alphaville

      August 28, 2014

      A sell-side take on the corporate fat cattery debate...

      Here’s a curiosity. The European consumer staples research team at RBC Capital Markets have taken a detailed look at...

    12. August 15, 2014

      Overcrowded Snowdon poses safety risk

      Booming numbers of tourists attempting to climb Snowdon have caused a rise in preventable accidents, the British...

    13. beyondbrics

      August 11, 2014

      eBay entrepreneurs animate India's poorest slums

      You may expect Dharavi, one of Asia’s largest slums, to be the picture of poverty and struggle. In fact the area, which...

    14. MBA blog

      June 12, 2014

      MBA Jobs Clinic 2014

      Welcome to the Financial Times Ask the Expert MBA Jobs Clinic 2014. Are you an MBA graduate seeking careers advice,...

    15. May 20, 2014

      Cannes Film Festival: Fresh, healthy fare

      All human life is here at the Cannes Film Festival, off screen as well as on. The crowds this year have boggled...

    16. March 18, 2014

      Wolf Minerals set to start tungsten production in UK next year

      Wolf Minerals said it was on track to start tungsten production next year at Britain’s first new metals mine in decades...

    17. February 23, 2014

      The smart way to manage clever staff

      Virtually all managers, from chief executives downwards, will tell you they want to attract the brightest and best...

    18. January 7, 2014

      Ship comes in for US tanker investors

      Bonds in Overseas Shipholding Group, which was forced by debt and plunging international tanker rates to file for...

    19. December 4, 2013

      A Celebration of Bert Jansch, Royal Festival Hall, London – review

      The last time Bert Jansch played in public was at the Royal Festival Hall. In the summer of 2011, gravely ill and in...

    20. November 29, 2013

      Russell Brand, Ed Miliband and the search for a popular left

      At the Old Black Lion in Northampton, mild is on tap and revolution is in the air. The pub is the weekly meeting venue...

    21. October 9, 2013

      LME set to push ahead with delivery shake-up

      The London Metal Exchange is likely to push ahead with the broad thrust of its original proposal to overhaul its...

    22. September 22, 2013

      Much Ado About Nothing, Old Vic, London – review

      Young love is precious but perhaps late love, striking unexpectedly in the autumn of life, even more so. You can see...

    23. September 19, 2013

      Moral of Whale tale is that data can distort our reality

      Disappointingly for connoisseurs of rogue trader yarns, the story of Bruno Iksil, JPMorgan’s so-called London Whale,...

    24. The World

      September 2, 2013

      Smart Reads September 2, 2013

      By Catherine Contiguglia “We must assume the White House is able to count votes better than David Cameron,” writes the...

    25. August 23, 2013

      The church of no religion

      Last weekend I spent a pleasant hour in a dark, sweaty hovel where a shirtless man and his accomplice induced a crowd...

    26. August 17, 2013

      Should actors act their age?

      As soon as Denzel Washington, 58, was announced earlier this month to star as Walter Lee Younger, 35, in a Broadway...

    27. FT Alphaville

      August 13, 2013

      Sages on wages

      Several engaging and erudite pieces on US wage trends have nabbed our attention lately, and with apologies for...

    28. April 12, 2013

      Villain of the piece

      Coleridge famously dubbed him a “motiveless malignity”. For the writer William Hazlitt, he was a man of “diseased...

    29. FT Tech Hub

      February 23, 2013

      Facebook loses a director of product

      Blake Ross, a director of product at Facebook, has signalled his departure from the company, adding his name to a...

    30. The World

      October 4, 2012

      Gutterball blues: Obama centrists deflated by debate

      Notes from the Heartland A crunch of an onion ring breaks the silence of the Democratic debate night party at the...

    31. FT Alphaville

      October 3, 2012

      Currency wars as global stimulus

      Currency wars are back in fashion. Even if you ignore the idea that those who fire the opening shots do so as an...

    32. FT Alphaville

      September 18, 2012

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE A negative spin to crude’s mysterious slide: Izzy takes a stab at explaining what...

    33. April 2, 2012

      Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Schoenfeld Theatre, New York

      Memo to those with tickets to the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man: don’t arrive early. Entering a theatre...

    34. FT Alphaville

      March 15, 2012

      SP-ecial R-elationship (or maybe not)

      Reuters cites ‘two British sources’ that the UK will cooperate if the US unleashes crude from the Strategic Petroleum...

    35. beyondbrics

      March 7, 2012

      MTN: bumpy road to growth

      embed2 MTN, the South Africa-based telecoms group with operations in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East, left...

    36. October 7, 2011

      Driving Miss Daisy, Wyndham’s, London

      It’s a star vehicle, so it seems apt that it’s about driving. Alfred Uhry’s touching tale about a crusty old widow and...

    37. FT Alphaville

      September 14, 2011

      Further further reading

      For the commute home, - “Following the August decline in equities, the yield on the entire S&P 500 actually surpassed...

    38. Westminster Blog

      May 9, 2011

      The departure of Baroness Neville-Jones

      Security minister Baroness (Pauline) Neville-Jones has stepped down from the government “at her own request”, Downing...

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