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  1. Westminster Blog

    October 23, 2013

    Major’s underrated premiership is long overdue for reappraisal

    We get the politicians we deserve, but politicians do not always get the reputations they deserve. None has been...

  2. FT Alphaville

    October 8, 2013

    Help to Buy, the banks, and the borrowers

    It’s Help to Buy 2 launch day. Or, extend mortgages and warehouse them until the UK government supplies its guarantee for a...

  1. September 8, 2013

    Vickers calls for doubling of bank capital levels

    The chief architect of Britain’s post-crisis regulatory reforms believes banks’ capital levels should be at least twice as...

  2. September 4, 2013

    Pope Joan, St James’s Church, London – review

    Staging a play about the legendary medieval pope – a John who was secretly a Joan – in an imposing, Christopher...

  3. August 9, 2013

    Abrasive admiral whose flotilla swiftly retook the Falklands

    Admiral Sir John “Sandy” Woodward, who has died aged 81, commanded the naval element of the British task force that...

  4. August 1, 2013

    Obama to nominate turnround specialist to fix scandal-prone IRS

    Barack Obama has named John Koskinen, a turnround specialist, as his nominee to head the Internal Revenue Service, months...

  5. FT Alphaville

    July 16, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Why the answer (still) isn’t wage cuts. - Global rebalancing — the tanker scrapyard index? -...

  6. July 12, 2013

    Thoroughly modern Magna Carta

    It was, as these things go, something of a flop. The Magna Carta was a document hammered out between King John and a group...

  7. June 28, 2013

    Italia Independent shares surge on Milan debut

    Shares in Italia Independent, a fashion and lifestyle company founded by Lapo Elkann, one of the heirs to the billionaire...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    June 26, 2013

    Just married

    Yui Mok/PA Newlywed festival goers John and Mathilda Fristrom Eldridge, from Newquay, enjoy taking their honeymoon at the...

  9. FT Photo Diary

    June 24, 2013

    Saint John the Baptist celebrations in the Philippines

    Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters People, covered with mud and dried banana leaves, raise their hands for blessing as they attend a mass...

  10. May 16, 2013

    Magnitude of Glencore Xstrata chairman’s coup has few precedents

    The boardroom coup and shareholder revolt that cost Sir John Bond his job as chairman of Glencore Xstrata has few precedents...

  11. FT Long Short

    May 9, 2013

    Charting not-so-high-yield bonds

    There’s a lot of excitement now junk bond yields (at least on one index) have dropped below 5 per cent for the first time....

  12. FT Alphaville

    April 11, 2013

    The evolution of luxury markets

    Now that we have Chinese socialites engaging in public cat fights over who is richer, posting snapshots of their bank...

  13. April 7, 2013

    Karita Mattila, Wigmore Hall, London – review

    The last time we saw Karita Mattila in London was the opening concert of the Southbank Centre’s The Rest is Noise festival...

  14. March 21, 2013

    StanChart head joins list of the contrite

    Over the past five years – as the sins of the pre-crisis era have been punished by regulators – bankers have become used to...

  15. March 20, 2013

    Should you correct colleagues’ grammar?

    Idon’t know if anyone would be brave enough to take on Sir Alex Ferguson, who recently denied he planned to sell Wayne...

  16. March 15, 2013

    The Art Market: Top of the charts

    The US has shot back up to its previous position as the world’s biggest market for art, dethroning China – which in 2011 had...

  17. February 15, 2013

    Silver screen is idealised in New York

    Before New York Fashion Week even began, the emails and tweets were flying: “[model] Jessica Stam to host Marc Jacobs’...

  18. February 14, 2013

    Browett returns to UK high street

    The Briton who left Dixons for a short stint as head of Apple’s global retail stores is returning to the UK high street as...

  19. February 5, 2013

    Barclays’ lessons learnt put to the test

    Seven months after Bob Diamond’s glorious kamikaze performance in front of a parliamentary committee, his successors in...

  20. January 12, 2013

    France sends troops to Bamako

    PARIS, January 12 – French forces carried out a second day of air strikes against Islamist rebels in Mali on Saturday and...

  21. January 8, 2013

    Cutifani’s tough task to dig out Anglo

    “I’m a mining engineer – I have to keep it simple,” said Mark Cutifani, as he declared his ambition to make Anglo American...

  22. January 3, 2013

    Second chance for disenfranchised youth

    When Sanjay Thompson headed home from school every day, he would have to get past the local gang members congregating...

  23. December 21, 2012

    Plan to electrify bank ringfence welcomed

    Sir John Vickers, author of a plan to shake up British banking, has welcomed a report by senior MPs and peers to “electrify”...

  24. December 10, 2012

    Labour announces infrastructure review

    Labour will announce on Monday its panel of advisers to carry out a review of Britain’s long-term infrastructure needs on...

  25. Nick Butler

    December 5, 2012

    This is the energy policy. Oh no it isn't. Oh yes it is...

    Government plays at panto with energy policy. Getty Images And so the UK energy policy saga continues. Recently it was all...

  26. November 25, 2012

    Father John Misty, Xoyo, London

    Drummers, eh? They can be real dark horses – think Dave Grohl and Dennis Wilson or, in this case, Josh Tillman. He was...

  27. November 18, 2012

    Xstrata shareholders set for merger vote

    Xstrata shareholders are set to gather on Tuesday at meetings in London and Zug in Switzerland to seal a planned $66bn...

  28. FT Alphaville

    November 14, 2012

    We few, we happy few, we shoal of squid

    Via the press release, here are the lucky few (lucky seventy to be precise) to make the Goldman Sachs partners list; the...

  29. November 2, 2012

    Former BoE officials call for reform

    Former senior officials at the Bank of England on Friday called for the central bank to implement recommendations from...

  30. FT Alphaville

    October 26, 2012

    Bye Cynthia!

    Anglo American has parted ways with Cynthia Carroll and the mining group does not know who’s going to replace her. The share...

  31. October 19, 2012

    Architect of the grand manner

    A revelatory show that has just opened at the Louvre, Raphael, The Last Years, begins exactly where the National Gallery’s...

  32. FT Alphaville

    October 12, 2012

    Turner's cover letter

    FSA chief, Lord Turner, gave a *cough* wide ranging speech last night in the City. From the FT: Although the FSA chairman...

  33. October 8, 2012

    Big cuts to R&D budgets under spotlight

    The privileged position of science in the government’s agenda has been called into question as it emerged that departments...

  34. October 5, 2012

    The Diary: Charles Saumarez Smith

    I have become an addict of the Maltby Street Market on Saturday mornings, where one can get everything one needs to eat at...

  35. October 5, 2012

    A good year for macro traders will end soon

    “Wars and panics on the stock exchange, machine gun fire and arson, bankruptcies, war loans, starvation, lice, cholera and...

  36. FT Tech Hub

    September 20, 2012

    A nitpicker's guide to the iPhone 5

    The first batch of iPhone 5 reviews is out. Every one agrees it will be a smash hit for Apple. As is customary with iPhone...

  37. FT Long Short

    September 6, 2012

    More on transatlantic property bubbles

    John Authers, my predecessor as Short View writer and co-author of this blog, published some interesting graphs this week...

  38. August 14, 2012

    Three convicted of £10m Ponzi fraud

    Three people involved in a Ponzi fraud that targeted UK investors and expatriates in Majorca have been convicted in a...

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