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    1. August 26, 2015

      Enterprise zones attract £2.2bn investment since launch in 2012

      England’s enterprise zones got off to a slow start from their launch in 2012 but according to government figures...

    2. August 4, 2015

      Era of deference and denial swirls with child sex allegations

      In the years when Edward Heath was prime minister (1970-1974) the terms paedophile and paedophilia were known mainly by...

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    1. Private Business 2013

      Often in the shadow of their quoted rivals, Britain’s growing number of private busine...
    2. Kuwait 2013

      The democratic sheen that many Kuwaitis have long pointed to with pride is being tarnished...
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    1. July 15, 2015

      A generous deal that avoids austerity

      Some say it was a German-led coup and a humiliation for Greece. But this interpretation of last weekend’s summit of...

    2. July 6, 2015

      Osborne to try to abolish Sunday trading laws

      George Osborne will offer to rip up the remaining restrictions on Sunday trading in Wednesday’s Budget in a move that...

    3. June 7, 2015

      Sajid Javid keeps business guessing over industrial policy review

      Britain’s industrial policy is facing a fundamental review, as Sajid Javid — under the watchful eye of his political...

    4. May 29, 2015

      Cameron shrewdly manages radicals to conquer the centre ground

      Clement Attlee’s postwar Labour government crashed after just six years but, in that time, he bound his Conservative...

    5. May 27, 2015

      Queen’s Speech: Tories to relax planning and social housing rules

      The Queen has set out the government’s plans to sell off social housing and relax planning rules, as the Conservative...

    6. May 22, 2015

      FT Weekend 30: Bonds will blow up — but not before our next birthday

      When Margaret Thatcher came to power in the UK she made it perfectly clear that she intended to deal with inflation —...

    7. FT Alphaville

      May 11, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Lonmin losses, Afren misses payment

      Lonmin losses, a missed payment from Afren and an ex-Deutsche Bank banker is tipped to be named as the next Business...

    8. Westminster Blog

      April 7, 2015

      Poster wars heat up

      The pre-election poster battle intensified on Tuesday as Labour launched a new image parodying Saatchi & Saatchi’s...

    9. March 30, 2015

      The people who want to run Britain

      David Cameron David Cameron faces a general election on May 7 and the polls are tight. His campaign advisers insist...

    10. FT Alphaville

      March 26, 2015

      Ukraine's bonds: a little local leverage

      The Russia problem aside, Ukraine’s other big task in its $15bn debt restructuring will simply be to convince private...

    11. March 9, 2015

      ‘The Audience’, New York — review

      Queen Elizabeth II has made all her official visits to the US under Republican administrations, so I am happy to report...

    12. March 1, 2015

      ‘The Extreme Centre: A Warning’, by Tariq Ali: A radical’s rage at the resilience of the right

      Those of a conspiratorial bent need to be comfortable with paradox. So the Americans could never have landed on the...

    13. February 19, 2015

      Punk Tories and Ecstasy entrepreneurs

      Is politics downstream of culture or is culture downstream of politics? If artists react to what politicians do, they...

    14. February 12, 2015

      Tories seek Right to Buy for housing association tenants

      More than 2m people living in social housing could be given the chance to buy their homes under a Conservative party...

    15. January 20, 2015

      Tesco, Terry Leahy and the importance of keeping shtum

      There is a framed picture that every retired leader should hang on the wall next to the photographs of their meetings...

    16. January 19, 2015

      Conservatives can bore their way to general election victory

      The quote is better known than understood: “Once again, the facts of life have turned out to be Tory.” Margaret...

    17. December 30, 2014

      Archives 1985 & 1986: Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ clashed with UK’s Trident

      Ronald Reagan’s plans for the “Star Wars” nuclear missile shield and his vision of a nuclear-free world threatened to...

    18. December 30, 2014

      Archives 1985 & 1986: Heseltine warned Thatcher over Westland bid

      Michael Heseltine warned Margaret Thatcher a US-led bid for Westland was backed by Libya as he desperately tried to win...

    19. December 30, 2014

      Archives 1985 & 1986: Thatcher warned Scots had ‘snout in trough’

      Margaret Thatcher was warned 30 years ago that Scotland had its “snout . . . in the . . . trough” of public spending,...

    20. December 30, 2014

      Archives 1985 & 1986: Thatcher questioned BBC licence fee

      Margaret Thatcher demanded 30 years ago to know why anyone should pay the BBC licence fee, whether or not they watched...

    21. December 30, 2014

      Archives 1985 & 1986: Nigel Lawson warned of poll tax catastrophe

      Nigel Lawson tried to prevent one of the biggest political disasters of the Thatcher years when he warned in May 1985...

    22. December 27, 2014

      Leo Tindemans, statesman, 1922-2014

      Leo Tindemans’ Report on the European Union in 1975 was instrumental in shaping the course of the continent's...

    23. December 26, 2014

      UK government spending: Back to the future

      Britain’s past is dominating the political battle over the nation’s future. With an extremely close election over four...

    24. December 12, 2014

      All-female panels: the new normal?

      A couple of months ago, I chaired a panel to discuss reform and regulation at the Sibos banking conference in Boston....

    25. FT Data

      November 26, 2014

      Datawatch: Opposition party leaders' performance

        Ed Milliband, leader of the UK Labour party, has the lowest voter satisfaction rating this close to an election of...

    26. November 25, 2014

      Hong Kong arrests 86 as protest site cleared

      Hong Kong police arrested 86 people over the past 24 hours during an operation to clear a key protest site in Mongkok,...

    27. November 23, 2014

      ‘How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness’, by Russ Roberts

      How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life, by Russ Roberts, Penguin, RRP£14.99, $27.95 As any Financial Times reader can tell...

    28. MBA blog

      November 6, 2014

      The benefits of a prestigious university

      Trinity college photo before the matriculation ceremony What does it mean to be ‘embedded within a world-class...

    29. November 4, 2014

      Outsourcers strive to rebuild reputations after scandals

      The gleaming new Fiona Stanley hospital in Perth, Western Australia, is a state of the art facility, with 783 beds,...

    30. October 27, 2014

      Ronald Reagan’s career-making speech still shines 50 years on

      What were the great turning points of the cold war? You could make a case that one was 50 years ago on Monday when...

    31. October 20, 2014

      Sir John Hoskyns: Tory adviser who called Thatcher ‘incompetent’

      Sir John Hoskyns, who has died aged 87, was a businessman who became the pugnacious first head of Margaret Thatcher’s...

    32. October 19, 2014

      Sir Andrew Likierman of London Business School on good leaders

      Are you a successful leader? How would you know? Probably even more importantly, how would others know? These are...

    33. October 9, 2014

      Lord Bell’s textbook for old school public relations

      “Everyone’s entitled to put their point of view across,” says Lord Bell, reclining at his desk near London’s Sloane...

    34. September 22, 2014

      Hong Kong students strike for democracy

      Hong Kong students demand democracy Thousands of Hong Kong students began a week-long strike on Monday to protest...

    35. September 11, 2014

      ‘Background guy’ plays major role in fightback against Yes camp

      The business fightback against Scottish independence has been organised from behind a desk in 10 Downing Street by a...

    36. The A-List

      September 3, 2014

      The contested ties between asset prices and QE

      The development of economies can to some extent be predicted. For example, when an economy has recently been growing at...

    37. August 29, 2014

      America: the best place to be British

      It was a hot night in a bar at my British university, 20-odd years ago. A group of young American women had come over...

    38. August 11, 2014

      A censorious creed that gnaws away at the Conservative vote

      Modern London is a Conservative creation. When Margaret Thatcher became prime minister in 1979, it was dowdy,...

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