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  1. FT Alphaville

    December 9, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Monday, - Capitalism is about to seize defeat from the jaws of victory all by its own hand. - Gordon versus the...

  2. February 14, 2013

    Cinema review: Mea Maxima Culpa, This is 40, Side by Side and more

    So. Farewell, Pope. You had eight years to swing an unbeliever – this unbeliever – around to your way of thinking, or even...

  1. February 7, 2013

    Cinema review: Hitchcock, I Give It a Year, A Liar’s Autobiography and more

    Who was the greatest film star never to star in a film? Only one answer: Alfred Hitchcock. At the peak of his towering and...

  2. April 20, 2012

    Postcard from ... San Francisco

    It is just after 6pm on a Friday as I close up our second-floor office on Post Street. I’m heading for San Francisco’s 10th...

  3. April 1, 2012

    Benmosche is set on proving AIG’s worth

    This Christmas the chief executive of AIG will enjoy another bank run. At the old cinema he owns in Suffern, New York,...

  4. March 13, 2012

    Red and blue on the silver screen

    Perhaps the most famous political film ever made was Mr Smith Goes to Washington , which came out in 1939. It starred James...

  5. December 7, 2011

    Marshall Allen and Sun Ra Arkestra, Café Oto, London

    The late Sun Ra always wrapped his boundary-bashing Arkestra with a hefty dollop of B-movie hokum – Egyptology, science...

  6. October 21, 2011

    Citic accepts $5bn Peabody bid for Macarthur

    Peabody Energy has all but sealed its long-fought takeover of Macarthur Coal after the Australian company’s largest...

  7. September 23, 2011

    Like a five-star cowboy

    If that were someone’s chest, you’d have killed him,” said Tom, the ranch manager. The paper target from my first...

  8. July 26, 2011

    Ex-PFI adviser returns to Treasury

    Geoffrey Spence – formerly special adviser to Labour chancellor Alistair Darling during the banking crisis – has been...

  9. December 17, 2010

    Freedom on the front line

    In Mr Smith Goes to Washington, currently playing at the British Film Institute as part of its Frank Capra season, James...

  10. December 15, 2010

    Out of Whitehall

    One of the pivotal figures around which the private finance initiative and public private partnerships have turned is to...

  11. November 5, 2010

    Business partners ask for pre-nups

    Wealthy business people ranging from hedge fund managers to ambitious executives in Britain are more frequently being asked...

  12. March 22, 2010

    A less wonderful life for bankers

    Areader of Jimmy Stewart is Dead could be forgiven for thinking that its author is an angry young man. The book describes...

  13. March 21, 2010

    A less wonderful life for bankers

    Hardly any part of finance escapes Kotlikoff’s whip. Executive compensation, subprime mortgages, derivatives, credit...

  14. January 22, 2010

    Pane threshold

    Windows are becoming walls It might be a cliché but if the eyes are the windows to the soul, that should make the windows...

  15. December 10, 2009

    Unit seeks best means to fund capital projects

    The case for a government-backed infrastructure bank will be one of the key early issues that the Treasury's new specialist...

  16. December 9, 2009

    Case for infrastructure bank raised

    The case for a government-backed infrastructure bank will be one of the key early issues that the Treasury’s new specialist...

  17. September 9, 2009

    Through the looking glass

    A woman in a white dress stands next to a seated man painted in blurred, blue-black strokes. Evoking both the dazzle of a...

  18. September 8, 2009

    Uwe Wittwer: Raised Hide, Haunch of Venison, London

    A woman in a white dress stands next to a seated man painted in blurred, blue-black strokes. Evoking both the dazzle of a...

  19. May 16, 2009

    Two men arrested in hedge fund probe

    Fraud investigators yesterday raided two homes and arrested two men as part of a fast-moving probe into collapsed hedge...

  20. May 16, 2009

    Two arrested in Weavering hedge fund probe

    Fraud investigators on Friday raided two homes and arrested two men as part of a fast-moving probe into collapsed hedge fund...

  21. March 20, 2009

    Weavering calls in administrators over $637m derivatives position

    A $639m (£440m) London hedge fund collapsed last night after the discovery that the main asset of Weavering Capital's...

  22. March 20, 2009

    Weavering Capital collapses over $637m derivatives position

    A $639m London hedge fund collapsed last night after the discovery that the main asset of Weavering Capital's flagship fund...

  23. March 19, 2009

    Weavering Capital collapses over derivatives position

    A $639m (£440m) London hedge fund collapsed on Thursday night after the discovery that the main asset of Weavering Capital’s...

  24. January 3, 2009

    TV films

    In Saturday's Southern Comfort (BBC1 12.15am), Walter Hill, then at the peak of his powers, transposed the story of...

  25. December 24, 2008

    Boxing Day - Film

    I would rather eat myself to death, starting at my feet, than re-watch Radio Times's nominated "film of the day". The...

  26. November 8, 2008

    DVD releases - Karl French

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Steven Spielberg, 2008 Paramount The fourth instalment of the Indiana...

  27. November 1, 2008

    Nigel Andrews on all the presidential men - and women

    Who were the best movie politicians in US history? There could be no better time to sort the front runners from the...

  28. September 1, 2008

    Small Talk: Jonathan Coe

    Jonathan Coe’s career started early – he was writing stories by the age of eight. His eight novels include The Dwarves of...

  29. August 30, 2008

    Small Talk - Jonathan Coe

    Jonathan Coe's career started early - he was writing stories by the age of eight. His eight novels include The Dwarves of...

  30. August 23, 2008

    A mixed forecast

    James Stewart does not talk like a man worried about property market problems. "In the past six months, we've had two €7m...

  31. August 23, 2008

    A mixed forecast

    James Stewart does not talk like a man worried about property market problems. “In the past six months, we’ve had two €7m...

  32. October 25, 2007

    Growth in PFI deals has ‘probably peaked’

    Market growth in private finance initiative deals has probably peaked, according to the body that provides the government...

  33. September 19, 2007

    Valley View: Too wrapped up in its own little world?

    The FT San Francisco bureau sits on Post Street, part of an an elite thoroughfare just below Union Square full of haute...

  34. FT Alphaville

    September 17, 2007

    Lex on Northern Rock: ‘All you can take with you’

    In “It’s a Wonderful Life”, James Stewart draws strength during a run on deposits at his family’s bank from the motto, “All...

  35. September 17, 2007

    Rock against the clock

    In It's a Wonderful Life, James Stewart draws strength during a run on deposits at his family's bank from the motto, "All...

  36. September 16, 2007

    Northern Rock

    In It’s a Wonderful Life, James Stewart draws strength during a run on deposits at his family’s bank from the motto, “All...

  37. August 6, 2007

    Romanian market hobbled by tariffs

    Eight months into membership of the European Union, halfway through a 14bn lei (€4.4bn) debt programme and on the verge of...

  38. June 8, 2007

    Public-private projects set to shrink

    Privately financed public-sector projects are likely to get smaller in size and change in nature after the government alters...

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