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    1. August 28, 2015

      Free Lunch: Taking China seriously

      Beijing’s burdens After the yo-yo market movements in recent weeks, this is a good time to look past the short-term...

    2. July 29, 2015

      Shareholder value is a cover for over-mighty chief executives

      The main problem with companies is that they put shareholders first and ignore staff and customers’ interests, Andy...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      June 25, 2015

      Innovating fast or slow? Gates vs Wolf edition

      At the FT’s 125 forum on Wednesday night, Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair...

    2. FT Alphaville

      June 18, 2015

      Come along and throw the first stone

      From: xxxxxx Sent: Friday, 5 June 2015 16:01 To: Martin Wolf; Gillian Tett Reply To: xxxxxx Subject: Camp Alphaville...

    3. Gavyn Davies

      June 15, 2015

      The greatest unknown — the impact of technology on the economy

      Economists have always recognised that the long-run growth of productivity is, in the end, almost the only thing that...

    4. FT Alphaville

      June 12, 2015

      What if the UK paid off all its government debt?

      UK chancellor George Osborne has announced new budgetary rules that aim to eliminate the current structural deficit...

    5. Gavyn Davies

      June 12, 2015

      The global economy — debate with Wolf and Buiter

        This week, I participated in a discussion about the future of the global economy with Martin Wolf and Willem Buiter....

    6. FT Alphaville

      June 10, 2015

      Carbon bubbles and artificial intelligence

      Institutions like Carbon Tracker have proved that reframing collective action arguments in dollar cost terms can be...

    7. June 8, 2015

      Rates, exits and China dominate the luxury market’s economic scene

      What can we expect of the world economy over the coming couple of years? Looking into their crystal balls are Willem...

    8. FT Alphaville

      June 2, 2015

      For Greece, a (temporary) post-dated cheque solution...

      A post-dated cheque without the drawing rights, that is. As Tsipras and co stagger towards the next IMF payment...

    9. FT Alphaville

      May 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Senate Democrats revolted against President Barack Obama, blocking a...

    10. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      FT Commodities Summit: US oil independence to bust dollar-pegs

      The FT’s Martin Wolf led a stellar panel on the global economy and the outlook for commodities featuring China expert...

    11. beyondbrics

      March 2, 2015

      Four implications of China's rate cut

      The second cut in China’s interest rates in three months reveals key elements in Beijing’s thinking as it tries to...

    12. FT Alphaville

      February 18, 2015

      FirstFT - Greece seeks bailout, underpaid bankers, Martin Wolf on the dollar

      Greece is seeking a bailout extension along the lines proposed by Pierre Moscovici, the European Commission’s economic...

    13. FT Alphaville

      February 4, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Greece’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis will meet Mario Draghi today with...

    14. Andrew Smithers

      January 21, 2015

      The political consequences of poor economics

      Bad policies breed even worse ones. The disillusionment of voters provides the link. Disappointment with the economy is...

    15. Gavyn Davies

      December 14, 2014

      The dark side of the oil shock

      The financial markets saw only bad news in the oil shock last week. Despite extremely strong US consumer data, there is...

    16. December 11, 2014

      FT seasonal appeal auction

      This year’s FT seasonal appeal auction, in aid of the International Rescue Committee, is now live. Until December 22,...

    17. December 9, 2014

      Chastened banks called to account for sins of the past

      This has been the Year of the Bad Apples. In 2014, banks were called increasingly to account for the sins of the past,...

    18. Gavyn Davies

      December 4, 2014

      The Fed and ECB differ sharply on the oil shock

      The FT’s Martin Wolf has said almost everything that needs to be said about the global economic effects of the 2014 oil...

    19. Nick Butler

      December 3, 2014

      Too little, too late – minor tax changes will not stop the decline of the North Sea

      As Martin Wolf has noted in the Financial Times, world oil prices have fallen 38 per cent since the end of June. A...

    20. FT Alphaville

      December 3, 2014

      FirstFt (the new Lunch Wrap)

      Bhopal remembered, Iran strikes Isis and Martin Wolf welcomes oil price fall Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary say they had...

    21. November 28, 2014

      Best books of 2014: Business

      Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance , by Julia Angwin,...

    22. Gavyn Davies

      November 24, 2014

      Global policy mix turns more growth friendly

      Dissatisfaction abounds in policy circles and among respected economic commentators (like Martin Wolf and Paul Krugman)...

    23. Gavyn Davies

      October 12, 2014

      It's the "new mediocre", not a global recession

      Financial markets caught a nasty chill last week, when extremely weak activity data from Germany coincided with fears...

    24. FT Alphaville

      October 7, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - $660 per ounce for gold? - Paul Krugman reviews Martin Wolf. - Volatility is back. (Or is it...

    25. September 24, 2014

      Shortlist unveiled for FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year

      Wealth and inequality, the UK phone-hacking scandal and internet privacy are among the provocative themes tackled by...

    26. September 24, 2014

      The real tragedy is current western policy

      Sir, Martin Wolf (Comment, September 17) is too quick to give up on Russia. The fact is that in 1991 Russia went...

    27. September 14, 2014

      The Academic Week Ahead

      Monday – Sept 15 Consider an MBA The admissions team of the Ivey school at the University of Western Ontario are...

    28. August 29, 2014

      Martin Wolf’s ‘The Shifts and the Shocks’

      Martin Wolf has outdone himself. The FT’s chief economics commentator has written a book that not only explains the...

    29. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Martin Wolf on what’s wrong with corporate governance - “The unemployment rate in the first...

    30. July 25, 2014

      The Slow Lane: The cruel cost of the crisis

      In the days following the great Wall Street crash of 1929, popular newspapers in London were full of sensational...

    31. Gavyn Davies

      July 6, 2014

      Keynesian Yellen versus Wicksellian BIS

      The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) caused a splash last weekend with an annual report that spelled out in...

    32. FT Alphaville

      June 30, 2014

      Pari passu: AV vs Martin Wolf

      In the Alphaville corner… 64 posts and counting of the saga: We discuss Martin’s recent column, our response, why...

    33. FT Alphaville

      June 26, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Why the vultures aren’t the big problem: Joseph explains why the pari passu saga’s...

    34. FT Alphaville

      June 26, 2014

      Why the vultures aren't the big problem

      Or, why the pari passu saga’s legacy won’t be to make holdouts all-powerful in sovereign debt, a worry expressed by...

    35. FT Alphaville

      June 3, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - The novel accounting of greenhouse gas regulations. - Seattle misreads Thomas Piketty as its...

    36. June 2, 2014

      Transcript: Martin Wolf interviews Tim Geithner

      In May 2014 the FT’s chief economics commentator Martin Wolf interviewed Tim Geithner, the former US Treasury...

    37. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Martin Wolf hosts a BBC4 show on the future of work. - Lydia DePillis on how immigration...

    38. FT Alphaville

      April 25, 2014

      On the elimination of privately issued money

      As Martin Wolf has eloquently argued this week, yes, there is a clear-cut and urgent need for state e-money issuance....

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