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Rapid expansion of mobile networks fuelled hopes of empires but now the industry is consolidating
The FT’s pick of the year’s best visual journalism, from extreme weather patterns to signs of a growing surveillance society
Slowing consumption of beef and pork has been exacerbated by health scares and environmental concerns
The game-changing politicians, influential businesspeople, record-breaking sports stars and brave activists who make up the FT’s list
Scrutiny of tax havens and a wave of consolidation are testing an industry that is a mainstay of the island’s economy
Brutal discipline and a potent slogan brought victory for Boris Johnson — but can he now meet the challenges of government?
The company’s decision to suspend operations is costly but maybe necessary to repair its damaged reputation
Microsoft was at risk of technological irrelevance but the chief executive has presided over an era of stunning wealth creation
New EU emissions standards are designed to wean consumers off larger, petrol-fuelled cars
Even before his role in the Trump impeachment drama, the former mayor had become another ex-politician earning a living
Ghana and Ivory Coast want a fairer share of profits from global confectionery industry
There is growing anger over inequality in the former Portuguese colony, so why are the people not protesting?
The prime minister must work to convince sceptics that leaving the EU is not an act of self-harm
Demand for digital services poses a threat to traditional banks in the region but many start-ups are bleeding cash
Critics argue that co-opting environmental measures into trade policy has more to do with protectionism
Having struggled to win foreign backing for the $25.6bn listing, the crown prince’s plans face further scrutiny
If he wins the election, will the prime minister lead as a One Nation Tory or a Trump-style populist?
The boardroom changes have removed executives who seemed to work against the partnership
Its companies dominate but a clutch of rivals are looking to close the technology gap on Beijing
EU leaders believe the euro needs to play a larger role in order to compete against the US and China
The electorate is more volatile than ever as voters abandon party affiliations after Brexit vote
The government’s plans to kick-start the economy risk being overshadowed by riots in Chile and political turmoil at home
FT series: the push to develop a batteries industry for electric vehicles reflects a big change in EU thinking
Trade tariffs were supposed to lift the steel industry and boost the president’s re-election bid, but many producers are struggling
After 40 years of dealmaking, Bernard Arnault is betting on a growing global middle-class