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  1. 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, perhaps...

  2. 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 credulity....

  1. 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...

  2. 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 staff....

  3. 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 bankruptcy...

  4. 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...

  5. 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 for...

  6. 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 under-fire...

  7. 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 why...

  8. 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, has not...

  9. 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 FT’s...

  10. 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 to...

  11. August 16, 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 revival...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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 growing...

  15. 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 Diamond...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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 her...

  22. 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 the...

  23. 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 Street...

  24. FT Alphaville

    April 29, 2011

    Jimmy Choo eyes $1bn HK float

    Jimmy Choo and its private equity owner TowerBrook Capital are considering a £650m ($1.07bn) initial public offering of the...

  25. FT Alphaville

    January 31, 2011

    Weekend catch-up

    In case you missed these stories, weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From the Financial Times -       Alpha...

  26. FT Alphaville

    August 3, 2010

    Information asymmetry, PR wire releases edition

    FT Alphaville has noted before that when it comes to financial markets, and especially in the battle between institutional...

  27. April 27, 2010

    That old melting question

    Fences , the 1987 August Wilson drama in a powerful new revival on Broadway, is considered less masterly than the Wilson...

  28. FT Alphaville

    March 23, 2010

    With great power... [UPDATED]

    While FT Alphaville is not aimed at a retail investment audience*, we do attract a small number of “what should I do with my...

  29. FT Alphaville

    January 28, 2010

    Lunch Wrap

    On FT Alphaville Thursday morning, - Moody’s chimes in on the Volcker rule. - Rejoice! – a UK M&A deal. - Port-ugal in the...

  30. FT Alphaville

    December 17, 2009

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - ECB said to start consulting banks, investors on collateral – Bloomberg. - Dubai...

  31. December 7, 2009

    Life, lies and the agony of families

    Let's be clear from the outset: this is quite a patchy production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof . The long...

  32. December 6, 2009

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Novello Theatre, London

    Let’s be clear from the outset: this is quite a patchy production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The long and...

  33. FT Alphaville

    October 5, 2009

    Aggressive FX marketing goes mainstream

    We wrote last week about the extent to which retail investor money was contributing to growth in international foreign...

  34. FT Alphaville

    September 30, 2009

    Mrs. Robo Jones starts to make an FX impact

    We’ve written about the shifting dynamics in the world of retail forex trading before. In particular, the phasing out of...

  35. FT Alphaville

    August 17, 2009

    The missing shame gene

    Bob Diamond lacks one — certainly according to rivals at JP Morgan, who have gone crying to the FSA over the terms being...

  36. FT Alphaville

    August 12, 2009

    Hedge funds, porn... and Sarah Palin

    Congratulations to: BRISTOL INVESTMENT FUND LTD CRANSHIRE CAPITAL LP ENABLE GROWTH PARTNERS LP ENABLE OPPORTUNITY PARTNERS...

  37. FT Alphaville

    July 8, 2009

    Through the keyhole with FT Alphaville

    Yep, we have come over all Lloyd Grossman. The game is to guess whose pad this might be: A premiership footballer perhaps? A...

  38. FT Alphaville

    July 7, 2009

    Lunch Wrap

    On FT Alphaville Tuesday morning, - This SIV shall come again. - Top Ten Hedge Fund Wife Must-Hads. - The Bank of Mike...

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