Financial Times Home

Top stories

Trump gives Wilbur Ross wide trade policy powers

Boost to Commerce secretary’s role could spark battle with Congress

Cohn exit set to leave Goldman succession in flux

Blankfein’s second-in-command assumed wide authority after the financial crisis

Akufo-Addo wins Ghana presidential election

Incumbent John Mahama concedes after peaceful campaign

Lula accused of influence peddling in $4.5bn Saab fighter deal

Claims made by prosecutors against former Brazilian president and one of his sons

America and China square off over trade

Relative calm since Beijing joined the WTO in 2001 may be shattered

Analysis US retail

Amazon’s no-checkout store threatens death of the cashier

Disruptive change equated to supermarket equivalent of self-driving car

Aleppo defeat unlikely to signal end of conflict

After years of war Syria is now a kaleidoscope of fiefdoms

Coca-Cola taps its No.2 to replace Muhtar Kent as chief executive

Transition comes as drinks group battles tighter regulation of sugary products

Battle lines in California’s water wars are redrawn in Trump era

Environmental issues could be downgraded as Democrats rethink strategy after election

ECB rejects Italy’s plea for more time to rescue Monte dei Paschi

Rome now left with little option but a government bailout of ailing bank

Banks to press May for open-ended Brexit transition pact

British Bankers’ Association report calls for EU access to continue years after exit

US news

Obama orders probe of Russia election hacking claims

Intelligence review of alleged foreign interference to consider some kind of response

Palo Alto prime property hit by dip in Silicon Valley’s flotations

The city has benefited from the tech boom but a drop in IPOs has slowed the flow of wealth

Trump tests unions by picking fast-food boss for labour job

Opponent of higher minimum wage favours robots and 10% cut in regulation

Investor lawsuit accuses Facebook director of disloyalty

Network rejects claim Andreessen helped Zuckerberg secure control in shares move

Opinion

Video

FT World

After Aleppo

Erika Solomon reports from Beirut

FT World

Fed expected to raise rates

Economists on higher rates and Trump

world

S Korea's Park impeached

Vote in parliament follows weeks of protests

world

Brexit so far — in 5 charts

No signs of stress in UK economy, but pound has lost more than 10%

markets

ECB news explained

Euro slips after QE decision

world

China forex reserves drop $70bn

Central bank seeks to bolster renminbi

world

Renzi's fall weighs on banks

As the political turmoil unfolds, all eyes are on Monte dei Paschi

companies notebook

Future energy in Scottish mountains

How pumped storage boosts renewable power

New York Minute

Italian Job

World markets handle the latest political shock

world

End of Renzi era — View from Rome

Italians reject constitutional changes

world

Italy in crisis: what happens next?

Post-referendum scenarios for Italy

Authers Note

Trading on Trump

Can the rally in US stocks that has followed Trump's victory continue?

Highlights

Dilma Rousseff: ‘A woman in authority is called hard, while a man is called strong’

The former Brazilian president was impeached earlier this year following a gruelling battle. She talks about her stunning reversal of fortune and future plans

Margrethe Vestager, the woman who took the fight to Apple

The EU competition commissioner on dialogue, respect and tackling gender bias

Phoebe Waller-Bridge & Vicky Jones on creating hit series ‘Fleabag’

The TV comedy grew out of a partnership that prizes complexity, vulnerability and pushing the boundaries

Markets News

Wall Street hits fresh record highs as ‘Trump rally’ continues

Euro dips and Bunds calmer following ECB-induced wobble

ECB rejects Italy’s plea for more time to rescue Monte dei Paschi

Rome now left with little option but a government bailout of ailing bank

Investors seek protection against rate risk ahead of Fed

Funds invested in floating-rate loans draw biggest weekly inflows in more than 3 years

Technology

Michigan passes new laws for driverless car trials

Home of US motor industry seeks to grab lead from California as test bed

My new Snapchat Spectacles really do make gadget-wearing cool

Surprise and delight over discreet video-recording sunglasses

Inside Business Matthew Garrahan

‘Pizzagate’ exposes real consequences of posting fake news

Arrested gunman tried to ‘self-investigate’ online report about paedophile ring

Life & Arts