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    1. April 7, 2015

      Today’s luxury is tomorrow’s normality

      Of the many things I have learnt from Google’s chief economist Hal Varian, perhaps my favourite is his elegant and thrifty...

    2. April 1, 2015

      Review: Confronting Capitalism, by Philip Kotler

      Critics of capitalism are not in short supply. Most are well-intentioned, but many are badly informed and make their...

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    1. March 30, 2015

      UK election 2015: Labour strains

      After weeks of shadowboxing and phoney wars the UK general election kicked off in earnest on Monday with Ed Miliband, the...

    2. March 30, 2015

      The pioneering business leader’s endless variety

      Today the Financial Times publishes its list of the 50 leading business pioneers. Any reader hoping to extract a single...

    3. March 22, 2015

      Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding father, 1923-2015

      Lee Kuan Yew Lee Kuan Yew, the founder and patriarch of modern Singapore who has died at the age of 91, was one of postwar...

    4. March 18, 2015

      The political perils of inviting cameras into your lovely home

      Aaron Schock, who announced his resignation from the US Congress on Tuesday, is the latest politician to suffer a pratfall...

    5. March 18, 2015

      Voices from the street: Frankfurt protesters speak

      Protesters from a leftwing alliance calling itself Blockupy took to the streets of Frankfurt to protest against austerity...

    6. March 18, 2015

      Anti-capitalist protesters target ECB in Frankfurt

      Anti-capitalist clashes outside ECB Residents of Frankfurt, Germany’s normally sedate financial capital, woke up to whirring...

    7. March 6, 2015

      Irving Kahn, stockbroker and fund manager, 1905-2015

      In an age when fortunes in financial markets can be made and lost in fractions of a second, Irving Kahn held out against the...

    8. March 4, 2015

      Review: ‘The Second Curve’ by Charles Handy

      The Second Curve: Thoughts on Reinventing Society, Charles Handy, Random House Books, £14.99 Charles Handy is 82 and can...

    9. 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 moon but...

    10. February 25, 2015

      HSBC, tax and why good companies do bad things

      HSBC was surely hoping for a better start to its 150th anniversary than its chief executive Stuart Gulliver calling its...

    11. February 18, 2015

      In a Blink: millennials at work

      The usual quote from Socrates, circa 390BC, comes to mind whenever the attitudes of young people come up for discussion:...

    12. February 16, 2015

      We are all victims now

      We live in the age of victimhood. Wherever you look there is someone with a grievance. The richer and more powerful they...

    13. February 6, 2015

      Robert Pirie, lawyer, banker and bibliophile, 1934-2015

      No one liked to tangle with Robert S Pirie. Part of a celebrated generation of dealmakers — at Skadden Arps, the New York...

    14. February 6, 2015

      A spoonful of sugar is a sweet investment for Warren Buffett

      Warren Buffett has done a lot of good for investors. That is why so much of the financial world is celebrating his half...

    15. February 1, 2015

      Capitalism has broken free of the shackles of democracy

      To whom will monuments be built a century from now? Among them, perhaps, will be Lee Kuan Yew. He will be remembered not...

    16. January 11, 2015

      Another commercial behemoth falls to earth

      Spawning new phrases into the language can be a sign of pre-eminence in the commercial world. To be “Rolls-Royce” is still a...

    17. January 8, 2015

      Blame the rise of the plutocrats on politics not capitalism

      It is easy to complain about modern capitalism. It is not so easy to offer a real alternative — and when critics of the...

    18. January 6, 2015

      How financiers turned back forces of equality

      In 1920, the 1 per cent — the top percentile of the income distribution — accounted for 15-20 per cent of total gross income...

    19. January 5, 2015

      Monetary activism is a virus that infects politics

      Money is a store of value, quoth the obsolete textbooks. Post-Lehman, money is rather an instrument of public policy. In the...

    20. January 4, 2015

      Ruben Vardanian, former Troika Dialog CEO: a grumbling optimist

      For a man once called the poster boy of Russian capitalism, Ruben Vardanian is remarkably relaxed about the crisis erupting...

    21. December 30, 2014

      FT Predictions: the world in 2015

      As 2014 comes to a close, the Financial Times once again engages in a harmless bit of soothsaying. As ever, we invite some...

    22. December 23, 2014

      There is rationality at work in the season of forced goodwill

      So it is Christmas. And, as every year, people will spend time with relatives they do not much like, give presents that the...

    23. December 22, 2014

      A year in a word: Inequality

      Inequality noun — a parlous state of unfairness to which solipsistic western societies are inexorably being dragged despite...

    24. December 21, 2014

      Investment: Loser’s game

      The debate over how our savings should be managed has raged for years. Should our retirement funds be placed, as they have...

    25. December 18, 2014

      The January effect after the Santa rally

      It took a while, but the Santa rally finally showed up, courtesy of Janet Yellen and her busy elves at the Federal Reserve’s...

    26. November 25, 2014

      The capitalists sold the mills and bought all our futures

      If you want to measure the capital possessed by a nation, there are two ways of doing it. One is to travel the length and...

    27. November 20, 2014

      Notebook: The road from serfdom divides Briton from Briton

      For a parable of modern Britain, consult a dead Russian. “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov is running at London’s Young...

    28. November 19, 2014

      Half of British people expect another global crash in next 12 months

      Half of the British public expects another global financial crisis at some point in the next year, with corruption...

    29. November 19, 2014

      A corporate balance sheet with a little added love

      What is the purpose of business? Many executives would say their task is to maximise returns for shareholders by serving the...

    30. November 11, 2014

      Sentimentality, laziness and squeamishness bloat company costs

      Governments and political parties can be broadly divided into those which believe it is their duty to carry out more and...

    31. October 24, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Russell Brand

      Towards the end of lunch with Russell Brand, in the course of which the comedian has called on everyone to stop paying...

    32. October 13, 2014

      If you believe the bond markets, we are all Japanese now

      When William Gibson, the cyberpunk novelist, declared at the turn of the century that “Japan is still the future”, he was...

    33. October 13, 2014

      Morales wins third presidential term in Bolivia

      Evo Morales won a third term as Bolivian president by a landslide on Sunday, according to exit polls, cementing his...

    34. October 9, 2014

      The world needs new tools to tame capital flows

      While much has been done to reform the financial system, seven years after the crisis the faultlines in the international...

    35. September 30, 2014

      Why inequality is such a drag on economies

      W hen should growing inequality concern us? This is a moral and political question. It is also an economic one. It is...

    36. September 15, 2014

      China’s rise is a credit to private enterprise not state control

      There is no shortage of critics who confidently attribute China’s rise to state intervention in the economy. But the ranks...

    37. September 14, 2014

      Sinopec sells $17.4bn retail unit stake

      Chinese oil champion Sinopec is selling a $17.4bn stake in its retail unit to a large group of mostly domestic investors as...

    38. September 10, 2014

      A hacker mindset for success, the accelerated way

      In the 19th century, it took John D Rockefeller, the oil tycoon 46 years to make $1bn. In the late 2000s it took Andrew...

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