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    1. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      French private sector expands at best rate in 10 months - Markit

      Un peu mieux. France’s manufacturing sector remains in the doldrums but its services sector grew more robustly than...

    2. Fast FT

      August 3, 2016

      Eurozone services PMI creeps up for July

      The pace of eurozone economic expansion edged up at the start of the third quarter, according to a closely-watched...

    1. August 1, 2016

      Eurozone manufacturing PMI weakened in July

      Eurozone manufacturing growth moderated in July, according to a closely watched business survey, a drop that was driven...

    2. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      French factories still 'faltering' - Markit

      Activity in France’s manufacturing sector is continuing to contract, according to survey data, but a closely-watched...

    3. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Former HSBC forex trader denies wrongdoing

      A UK-based former trader at HSBC, who is accused by US authorities of “front running” a client’s $3.5bn foreign...

    4. July 6, 2016

      Who could fill the Brexit leadership vacuum?

      The EU referendum campaign in Britain and its aftermath have exposed a lack of leadership in the UK and Europe. I asked...

    5. July 1, 2016

      Trump’s message shines in faded steel city

      When Johnny Talarico arrived in Monessen in 1947 to start his new life in the US, the young Italian barber from...

    6. July 1, 2016

      Manufacturing PMIs: Germany jumps, France flops

      German manufacturing conditions leapt to a 28-month high in June, which contributed to an improvement for the eurozone...

    7. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      French manufacturing falls to 16-month low

      Zut alors! France’s manufacturing sector has suffered its worst month since start of 2015 as the country is gripped by...

    8. The World

      May 3, 2016

      White House Countdown - Conspiracy theory

      Polls in Indiana close at 6pm and 7pm depending on where you live in the state. Ted Cruz will be hoping that the...

    9. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      French manufacturing downturn deepens

      Zut alors. A final reading of April’s French manufacturing PMI shows the well-regarded indicator of performance at a...

    10. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Services doing heavy lifting for France

      The initial estimate of France’s purchasing managers’ indices, broad measures of health in the business sector, show...

    11. April 6, 2016

      Ted Cruz starts to broaden his appeal

      Minutes after the US media projected that Ted Cruz would crush Donald Trump in Wisconsin, the Texas senator came on...

    12. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Eurozone services sector disappoints heavily

      It has been a disappointing morning for the eurozone’s services sector, which expanded at the slowest pace in 15-months...

    13. March 25, 2016

      Donald Trump is well placed to inherit the great bonehead gambit

      Somewhere, someone is already compiling the anthology of America’s 2016 election: Wisdoms of The Donald. Filed under...

    14. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      French manufacturers suffer weak March, services better

      France’s manufacturing sector slipped into contraction territory in March, according to a closely-watched gauge of...

    15. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      French manufacturing grows by a whisker

      The French manufacturing sector is flirting with contraction, coming in only a nudge over the mark that separates...

    16. 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...

    17. 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’...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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