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    1. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Eurozone service sector makes limp start to 2016

      The eurozone economy has made a “disappointing” start to the year, with growth slowing in both services and...

    2. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      France's manufacturing sector stagnating

      France’s manufacturing sector went nowhere in January, a final reading of the closely-watched purchasing managers’...

    1. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      French services recover but manufacturing suffers

      Companies in France’s services sector have started 2016 on a better footing, as a key survey of activity indicates the...

    2. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      French services PMI drops to 11-month low

      France’s services sector went into reverse gear at the end of 2015, despite consumers trying to put on a brave face...

    3. December 30, 2015

      Qinetiq wins $16m contract for US Navy’s next aircraft carrier

      Qinetiq, the UK defence technology group that once invented goggles to help soldiers see through thick fog, has won a...

    4. Fast FT

      December 23, 2015

      French third quarter GDP reading held at 0.3%

      France’s economy expanded by 0.3 per cent in the third quarter, according to a final reading published on Wednesday, in...

    5. Fast FT

      December 16, 2015

      French businesses report falling intake following terrorist attacks

      French manufacturers are ending 2015 on a high but the country’s services sector is not faring so well as some...

    6. November 22, 2015

      Review: ‘JFK’s Forgotten Crisis’, by Bruce Riedel

      A few weeks before he was assassinated in November 1963, John Kennedy said: “I can tell you that there is nothing that...

    7. November 6, 2015

      ‘The Silent Deep: The Royal Navy Submarine Service since 1945’, by Peter Hennessy and James Jinks

      Britain’s nuclear force suddenly finds itself high on the political agenda. The government is intent on replacing the...

    8. September 9, 2015

      Bush mimics Trump on Late Show with Colbert

      Jeb Bush mimicked Donald Trump in an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, telling the host that he would...

    9. May 25, 2015

      Rendezvous Court Café, Los Angeles

      Where Biltmore Hotel, S Grand Ave Wi-Fi Yes (paid) Plug sockets Yes Espresso $3/$4 single/double Open 6am-6pm Privacy...

    10. May 14, 2015

      Rubio vows tough stance on China

      Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American Republican running for president, on Wednesday vowed to restore a “moral clarity” to US...

    11. October 20, 2014

      Obama’s moonshot probes the space inside our skulls

      Every president needs a blockbuster science project to crown his time in the White House. While John Kennedy reached...

    12. January 6, 2014

      Time to think more about Sarajevo, less about Munich

      Can thinking about the past improve the way you handle the present? If so, this year’s centenary of the outbreak of the...

    13. November 22, 2013

      Kennedy’s death and an introduction to the politics of hate

      More than 40,000 books have been written about President John Fitzgerald Kennedy since he was assassinated in Dallas,...

    14. November 15, 2013

      Simon Schama on The Letters of John F. Kennedy, edited by Martin W. Sandler

      JFK in pictures The Letters of John F. Kennedy, edited by Martin W. Sandler, Bloomsbury, RRP£20/$30, 384 pages Yes,...

    15. November 14, 2013

      Beer and merlot at the crime scene

      A couple of years ago, I stood by the spot on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository where Lee Harvey...

    16. August 14, 2013

      Fidel Castro lauds North Korea as UN inspects weapons cargo

      HAVANA - Pyongyang gave Cuba extensive military support in the 1980s, former president Fidel Castro said on Wednesday...

    17. August 11, 2013

      The US president is weaker than you think

      Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era, by Joseph Nye, Princeton RRP£19.95/RRP$27.95 Having...

    18. July 19, 2013

      Camelot’s charge

      JFK’s Last Hundred Days: An Intimate Portrait of a Great President, by Thurston Clarke, Allen Lane, RRP£20/Penguin...

    19. May 24, 2013

      Apple hearing unlikely to solve tax question

      It was telling that Carl Levin, the veteran Democratic senator, launched his grilling of Tim Cook, the Apple chief...

    20. May 1, 2013

      Global Insight: Barack Obama faces going on the road to get round Congress

      Perhaps because his style is so hard to pigeonhole and his biography so unique, Barack Obama has been lumbered with...

    21. FT Alphaville

      April 23, 2013

      Small graces: French flash PMI edition [updated... now with less grace and more PMIs]

      Depressing eurozone and German prints below. The eurozone composite was bleakly steady at 46.5 while the German comp...

    22. April 5, 2013

      Second coming

      The only picture on Jerry Brown’s desk in the California state capitol building in Sacramento is a black-and-white...

    23. February 21, 2013

      France setback threatens eurozone recovery

      Hopes of a eurozone recovery were dealt a blow on Thursday by a very weak indicator of business activity in the French...

    24. FT Alphaville

      January 24, 2013

      Thanks for letting the team down, France

      From Credit Suisse on Thursday morning: BREAKING NEWS: Stronger-than-expected euro area flash PMIs in January – except...

    25. January 2, 2013

      Lamprell given breather with loan waivers

      Shares in Lamprell jumped by a fifth on Wednesday after the Dubai-based contractor confirmed that it had succeeded in...

    26. November 19, 2012

      Lamprell warns of $105m full-year loss

      Lamprell, the specialist engineering group, warned that higher costs and deferred contracts would see it incur a $105m...

    27. November 2, 2012

      Election jibes cap Kremlin critique of US

      American voters worried about the integrity and fairness of the US electoral process, take heart. You have a friend in...

    28. October 4, 2012

      Three Lamprell executives stand down

      Three leading executives at Lamprell, the FTSE 250 specialist engineering group, are to stand down after its latest...

    29. October 3, 2012

      Fresh profit warning hits Lamprell shares

      The chairman of Lamprell, the FTSE 250 specialist engineering group, has promised a clear-out of its senior management...

    30. October 1, 2012

      A presidential demeanour still counts

      I have two confessions to make concerning presidential candidate debates, of which the first of this year’s election...

    31. September 28, 2012

      Candidates prep for televised debates

      Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have spent months attacking one another from afar. But when they take the stage for their...

    32. September 3, 2012

      Obama campaign far from 2008

      When Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president in Denver in 2008, he did so on a stage set with...

    33. August 28, 2012

      Lamprell insists outlook is improving

      Specialist engineering company Lamprell said the outlook was improving for its business despite a $47.1m net loss for...

    34. FT Alphaville

      August 23, 2012

      Some PMIs went up, but the eurozone is still headed for recession

      Look into my eyes. You are feeling very positive about the economy. Things will go well. You are thinking things have...

    35. July 26, 2012

      Lamprell issues third profits warning

      Lamprell has issued its third profits warning in as many months after further cost overruns on key projects. Shares...

    36. April 4, 2012

      Professional kryptonite from a devil’s advocate

      To anyone who does not make their living peddling leadership courses, it might seem unsurprising to be told the whole...

    37. 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...

    38. March 16, 2012

      Altered images

      Tokyo’s Harajuku district is best-known for cosplayers (adolescents dressed as animation characters) and teenagers in...

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