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  1. Business Blog

    July 3, 2014

    The absurdity of Europe's right to be forgotten becomes clear

    The problems erupting over Google’s implementation of the EU’s new “right to be forgotten” rule were predictable. And I say...

  2. July 3, 2014

    Google’s removal of BBC article raises censorship fears

    British politicians and EU officials expressed concern on Thursday after it emerged that a seven-year-old article...

  1. Westminster Blog

    January 13, 2014

    Has the Treasury given Alex Salmond the upper hand?

    We revealed in this morning’s FT that the Treasury is making it clear to investors in UK debt that if Scotland goes...

  2. November 12, 2012

    BBC presenters speak out

    David Dimbleby “It is still over-managed and the management still speak gobbledegook. Any editor, any head of a department...

  3. Gavyn Davies

    October 14, 2012

    Will central banks cancel government debt?

    As the IMF meetings close in Tokyo this weekend, it is obvious that governments are struggling to find the correct balance...

  4. October 5, 2012

    As good as it gets

    How Do We Fix This Mess? The Economic Price of Having it All, and the Route to Lasting Prosperity, by Robert Peston and...

  5. FT Alphaville

    July 3, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP US stocks shrugged off the economy and Brent crude hit $101 a barrel again. The S&P 500 rose 0.62 per cent...

  6. June 13, 2012

    LSE hire could Pac a punch against Nasdaq

    You do not need to be much of a conspiracy theorist to concoct a hypothesis from London Stock Exchange’s appointment of...

  7. Westminster Blog

    April 16, 2012

    Not many people avoided the 50p tax*

    The data released last night on how much the super-rich paid in tax in 2010-11 was fascinating. As Robert Peston comments on...

  8. March 16, 2012

    Tricks of light

    Recently I was staying with friends, both landscape architects and both people of quiet taste, who have been restoring a...

  9. January 18, 2012

    Should I have a hair transplant?

    Your recent question about women and Botox prompts me to raise a much more serious problem: baldness. Until recently, I had...

  10. FT Alphaville

    December 8, 2011

    Dr Robert Peston will see you now

    Ring my friend, I said you call Doctor Robert Day or night he’ll be there any time at all, Doctor Robert Doctor Robert,...

  11. FT Alphaville

    October 7, 2011

    Bailing out RBS

    A predictably furious response from RBS to the FT’s front page splash on Friday. Via Reuters: “The design of any new...

  12. August 12, 2011

    The networker

    For the past 17 years Roland Rudd has been making a handsome living advising CEOs on whether to grant interviews like this...

  13. August 4, 2011

    Morgan pressed on phone-hack questions

    Two senior politicians called on Piers Morgan, the CNN presenter who used to edit the Daily Mirror, to answer questions...

  14. FT Alphaville

    July 11, 2011

    Can-kicking in the UK - BSkyB edition [updated]

    And you thought kicking the can down the road was something they only did in continental Europe. Wrong. The UK government is...

  15. FT Alphaville

    June 2, 2011

    Schwarzman: some of my best friends are old people

    The front page splash in Thursday’s Daily Mail has certainly struck a nerve at private equity group Blackstone. It’s just...

  16. FT Alphaville

    May 26, 2011

    Libya sovereign fund's massive losses revealed

    Libya’s sovereign wealth fund haemorrhaged billions of dollars as late as last year following disastrous investments in...

  17. Westminster Blog

    May 13, 2011

    Is a political blog with 60 authors an attractive proposition?

    I’m glad to see the return of MP blogger Tom Harris as part of Iain Dale’s new online magazine; “The Daley: Iain Dale and...

  18. May 9, 2011

    PCC raps Telegraph’s ‘fishing expedition’ against Lib Dems

    The Press Complaints Commission has upheld a complaint by the Liberal Democrats over a series of articles in The Daily...

  19. FT Alphaville

    March 30, 2011

    Ireland -- a double-size banking catastrophe

    Commercial insurance payouts for global catastrophes in 2010 = $43bn. Taxpayer insurance payouts for Irish banking...

  20. February 18, 2011

    Some old structures deserve to be broken up

    Now, I don’t want to sound like Robert Peston (it’s too difficult to mimic the metre and intonation, for a start) but, given...

  21. Westminster Blog

    January 13, 2011

    Bob Crow questions £2m bonus for Lloyds chief

    Bob Crow, the head of the RMT union, makes an interesting parallel between the banks and the unions today – describing the...

  22. December 21, 2010

    Murdoch rival left out damaging words

    The troubles for Vince Cable began when The Daily Telegraph revealed that he had made clear he was prepared to bring down...

  23. FT Alphaville

    October 15, 2010

    Oil explorers pass round the hat (updated)

    It’s all go in London’s small cap oil sector. The talk in the market is that Gulf Keystone, the Kurdish explorer, is trying...

  24. September 18, 2010

    Crash chronicles

    Depression, war, dirty debt, Britain’s great crash – headlines from the past 150 years of Investors Chronicle that are just...

  25. FT Alphaville

    September 9, 2010

    Basel backtracks

    So near, and so far, Basel. Australia’s Banking Day had the basic numbers overnight on what looks to us like a last-minute...

  26. FT Alphaville

    September 8, 2010

    What Hurd, Diamond and Green have in common

    It’s getting ugly in executive-recruitment land. “HP sues to block Hurd’s move to Oracle”, reads one FT headline on...

  27. Westminster Blog

    August 6, 2010

    Further reading

    Employers group calls for ban on strikes in vital public services – Sky Unison up in arms about “privatisation” within the...

  28. July 15, 2010

    Gwyneth Williams named head of BBC Radio 4

    The new director of BBC Radio 4 is Gwyneth Williams, former director of the World Service’s English networks and news, the...

  29. FT Alphaville

    July 1, 2010

    Will the EU limit hedge fund pay?

    According to the BBC, new EU rules to regulate bank bonuses – announced on Thursday - will hit Mayfair hard: the onerous...

  30. FT Alphaville

    June 22, 2010

    The bank-friendly chancellor (updated)

    So how much will the bank Budget levy cost UK-listed banks? Here are some rough calculations from a sector analyst. (Note...

  31. June 17, 2010

    Murdoch's chance

    John Gapper's blog : News Corporation's attempt to take full ownership of British Sky Broadcasting will have an interesting...

  32. Westminster Blog

    May 28, 2010

    Why Robert Peston may be wrong on the housing market

    Robert Peston is not only a former colleague but also a superb financial journalist. But I can’t quite agree with the...

  33. FT Alphaville

    May 27, 2010

    Is Pru/AIA off?

    Prudential shares have spiked on Thursday morning: The reason is speculation that its ‘transformational’ (buy highly risky)...

  34. Westminster Blog

    April 13, 2010

    Election must reads: Evening edition

    On the Tory manifesto: All in this with Cameron? – Adam Boulton on Sky David Cameron: You can do more with less – Ben Brogan...

  35. Westminster Blog

    March 19, 2010

    Further Reading

    * Britain rejects French overtures for sharing nuclear submarine patrols * Here is the new Tory “policy triangle” on which...

  36. FT Alphaville

    December 8, 2009

    Discrepancy du jour, APS edition

    FT Alphaville reported earlier on Tuesday that HM Treasury does not expect losses on its Asset Protection Scheme portfolio...

  37. August 31, 2009

    Murdoch divides media and provokes Peston

    James Murdoch's swingeing attack on the BBC divided senior industry executives at the Edinburgh television festival...

  38. August 30, 2009

    Murdoch divides media and provokes Peston

    James Murdoch’s swingeing attack on the BBC divided senior industry executives at the Edinburgh television festival on...

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