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"22.02.2017 19:30:47" ft.com Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson and the African 'resource curse' Companies no longer need to declare payments to autocratic regimes, warns David Pilling 'It is another sign that a Donald Trump presidency means not so much draining the swamp as handing over the swamp to the crocodiles.'
"22.02.2017 19:21:07" ft.com Many Federal Reserve policymakers say they should be ready to lift interest rates 'fairly soon' Central bank caution over anticipating White House economic policy The latest Federal Reserve meeting minutes set the stage for an intense debate at its next gathering.
"22.02.2017 18:50:13" ft.com Unilever is to review its business following the failed Kraft Heinz bid The company pledges to hit higher profit targets after the aborted takeover raised questions over its operations The group, which owns food businesses such as Magnum ice cream as well as home and personal-care brands including Dove soap and Surf laundry powder, acknowledges that it has been shaken into action.
"22.02.2017 18:44:59" ft.com Astronomers just made the largest ever discovery of habitable planets System of Earth-sized worlds circles red dwarf 40 light years away They hope to know within a decade if there is life there.
"22.02.2017 18:30:30" ft.com Analysis: Snap and the 21st-century governance vacuum In technology-intensive sectors the balance of power between owners of capital and entrepreneurs has swung dramatically towards the entrepreneurs In an era where innovators are prized, fewer investors are able to hold management to account.
"22.02.2017 18:15:09" ft.com German bond yields fall to a record low because of worries about the French election Investors are retreating to havens in the face of redenomination risk Marine Le Pen, the anti-establishment National Front candidate, has vowed to remove France from the euro.
"22.02.2017 18:00:45" ft.com A former UK top diplomat has warned the EU will oppose specific Brexit deals Sir Ivan Rogers says Angela Merkel and other leaders will reject EU single market access for some sectors He predicted there was likely to be 'a bit of a stand-off at the outset' of Brexit talks.
"22.02.2017 17:45:07" ft.com Airbus profits have been hit by the escalating costs of its military plane New concessions have been demanded to cover further delays and technical problems for A400M The European aerospace group has been forced to take a €2.2bn hit to 2016 profits because of delays and problems with the A400M.
"22.02.2017 17:30:32" Timeline Photos Investor faith in Donald Trump's economic plans is pushing interest rates on US junk corporate bonds to their lowest level in two years.
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"22.02.2017 17:16:47" Punk FT: China tormented by torrents of cash China is facing a liquidity challenge as torrents of money flood out of the country. Estimates suggest as much as $1.1tn left the country in a year. So what is Beijing doing about it?
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"22.02.2017 17:01:29" ft.com Opinion: The parallel worlds of a twin-track US foreign policy Bemusement, relief and flattery are among allies' reactions to the Trump era, says Roula Khalaf 'It felt like an alternative world.'
"22.02.2017 16:45:17" ft.com Big Tobacco sets the stage for alcohol to defend its brands In December, the government advisory board Public Health England proposed extending plain packaging to alcohol Plain cigarette packaging - coming soon to alcohol bottles too?
"22.02.2017 16:34:55" ft.com Why is London's historic Strand so overlooked by buyers? Its busy arterial road means the area does not have the sort of village atmosphere that has helped establish the reputations of Mayfair, St James or Fitzrovia The street where house prices are 40% lower than prime central London.
"22.02.2017 16:09:34" ft.com Oxford distances itself from Trump favourite Malloch Academic said to be in line for EU post accused of falsely claiming college fellowships Donald Trump supporter Ted Malloch has attacked the FT's journalism about him - read here our original reporting on him, and our response.
"22.02.2017 16:05:03" ft.com Opinion: Warren Buffett needs a new recipe for investing Kraft Heinz's failed Unilever bid shows the food industry has run out of growth 'The Unilever bid has confronted the legendary investor with a choice. He either has to behave with naked aggression in the industry he knows best or find other outlets for Berkshire Hathaway's capital.'
"22.02.2017 15:49:29" ft.com Why has China banned the importing of coal from North Korea? Economists have estimated the ban will knock 5 per cent or $1bn off North Korea's GDP Some analysts think Beijing may be trying to placate the Trump administration, which has criticised China for being too soft on North Korea.
"22.02.2017 15:20:04" ft.com Paris attempts to lure business from London with new skyscrapers The French capital promises seven new towers in the financial district of western Paris It is part of the French capital's aggressive campaign to attract talent post-Brexit.
"22.02.2017 15:11:05" Is there an authoritarian wave in politics? Gideon Rachman, the FT's Chief Foreign Affairs commentator and Fred Studemann, our Comment and Analysis Editor discuss the recent authoritarian wave in global politics. Please send us your questions.
"22.02.2017 14:56:30" ft.com Lucy Kellaway: Why 'lean in' if laziness can be just as effective? She spends time only on the things that really matter. A friend has become lazier, which has made her much more focused.
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"22.02.2017 14:14:09" ft.com Australia Travel: Exploring the landscapes and wildlife of Tasmania With its fine food, wild landscapes and tame wildlife, the former penal colony feels more like paradise Tasmania is an island roughly the size of Ireland but with a population of only half a million.
"22.02.2017 13:54:12" Timeline Photos Join us from the front row for a Facebook live view of the first combined men's and women's Gucci AW17 show, in about half and hour
"22.02.2017 13:54:11" ft.com Kenneth Arrow's intellectual legacy His theoretical economic research retains burning practical relevance In 1972, he was awarded the Nobel memorial prize in economic theory at the age of 51, (still) the youngest ever recipient.
"22.02.2017 13:22:05" ftalphaville.ft.com Opinion: The misguided logic of a robot income tax A call for robot income tax is really just a call for more corporation tax and/or a wealth tax. Bill Gates thinks robots should pay income tax to reduce the negative impact they could have on human workplaces and jobs.
"22.02.2017 13:18:01" What was the drama in today's PMQs?
"22.02.2017 12:59:06" ft.com Can social class affect your pay? Professionals from elite backgrounds earn up to 20 per cent more than colleagues from working class backgrounds, according to the research. Research has identified the existence of a 'class ceiling'.
"22.02.2017 12:35:10" ft.com Ecuador is facing a polarising presidential election run-off The ruling party's Lenín Boltaire Moreno and conservative career banker Guillermo Lasso go head-to-head in a second round of voting A second round of voting will be required after the ruling leftwing party candidate failed to secure enough votes for outright victory.
"22.02.2017 12:14:07" ft.com What raspberry farms can tell us about inequality Tim Harford: 'The simplest economies tend to be the most unequal'
"22.02.2017 12:04:03" ft.com Manufacturing pushes up UK growth Manufacturing grew by 1.2 per cent in the period, pushing up overall UK growth to 0.7 per cent from 0.6 per cent. The UK economy grew faster than previously thought in the final quarter of 2016.
"22.02.2017 11:42:45" Market Minute: Investors wait for Fed minutues The record run for US equities is on hold ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve.
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"22.02.2017 11:28:57" FirstFT Watch the big stories on Wednesday, including:
- North Korean diplomat sought in probe into killing of Kim Jong Nam
- US announces crackdown on illegal immigration
"22.02.2017 10:30:18" ft.com ABB uncovers 'massive criminal activity' at its Korean business Company official suspected of colluding with outsiders to steal from the conglomerate A senior employee suspected of the fraud has been missing since February 7.
"22.02.2017 10:00:52" ft.com Opinion: High-pay debate should make us ask what we want from CEOs A remuneration system that has long produced the wrong answers needs basic reform It's all about the money, money, money.
"22.02.2017 09:30:10" ft.com UK chancellor Philip Hammond warns there is 'no pot of money' for extra Budget funds Chancellor refuses to spend £27bn set aside for Brexit uncertainty After nearly a decade of austerity the strains are beginning to show in public services.
"22.02.2017 09:02:17" ft.com William Hill is poised to promote its interim chief executive to the post full time Bookmaker to end search with internal move after rebuff by external candidates Acting interim chief is the clear favourite.
"22.02.2017 08:15:07" ft.com Lloyds unveils special dividend after jump in profits Bank's earnings boosted by sharp decline in cost of PPI mis-selling scandal Profits more than double to £4.2bn.
"22.02.2017 07:50:05" ft.com Brexit casts doubt over rating agencies' future in London No UK regulator yet ready to take over from Paris-based watchdog Credit rating agencies' activities in London have been thrown into doubt by Brexit.
"22.02.2017 07:20:05" ft.com World Bank warns on global economy's fragile state, a twist in the North Korea killing case and India's bold experiment with cash The rise of Donald Trump may already be casting a shadow over the global economy Here is a taste of today's FirstFT:
- Average lifespan to break the 90 barrier;
- N Korean diplomat suspected in Malaysia murder;
- India's bold experiment with cash.
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"22.02.2017 06:50:05" ft.com Hong Kong's former leader jailed for misconduct in public office Donald Tsang's 20-month sentence underlines concern over politicians' ties to tycoons Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang is the city's most high-profile politician to be jailed for misconduct.
"22.02.2017 06:20:04" ft.com How Brexit gave Unilever another tool to reject the Kraft Heinz takeover bid The story behind the failure of Kraft Heinz to win over the Anglo-Dutch giant The deal could have come with ruthless job cuts.
"22.02.2017 05:50:07" ft.com Fish and chip fans rejoice as Iceland fishing strike ends Fresh cod prices face downward pressure Thank cod!: Fish and chip fans rejoice as Iceland fishing strike ends.
"22.02.2017 05:30:13" ft.com North Korean diplomat suspected in Kim Jong Nam assassination Malaysian police hunt embassy and airline staff over death of Kim Jong Un's brother BREAKING: A North Korean diplomat in Pyongyang's embassy in Malaysia has been identified as a suspect in the murder of Kim Jong Nam.
"22.02.2017 05:00:53" ft.com FT View: Angela Merkel's challenger is returning to the roots of Europe's centre-left German growth is enviable but low pay and job security are real fears Low pay and job security are real fears.
"22.02.2017 04:59:15" ft.com South Korea set to take Japan's crown in world longevity rankings US projected to have lowest life expectancy among wealthy nations South Koreans are set to have the longest life expectancy in the world, eclipsing longstanding leader Japan. The US will have the lowest among wealthy nations.
"22.02.2017 04:12:56" Here's how some hedge funds protect themselves against market turmoil.
"22.02.2017 03:30:25" ft.com The health expert happy to work with the 'enemy' Derek Yach left the WHO to co-operate with the food sector Why one of the most-respected health academics jumped ship to the 'enemy' - PepsiCo.
"22.02.2017 03:00:49" ft.com Sweden's strict controls drive 'booze-cruise' economy A state monopoly has survived porous borders and EU accession Sweden's strict opening hours for alcohol stores has given a whole new meaning to the word 'booze-cruise'.
"22.02.2017 02:30:31" ft.com Australia's 'clean' coal push ignites furious debate Subsidies for new plants fail to convince energy groups fearful of future policy change 'This is coal. Don't be afraid': Australia's 'clean' coal push sparks furious debate.
"22.02.2017 02:00:14" ft.com Investors quiz Snap executives as roadshow rolls into New York Evan Spiegel faces questions on user growth, costs and development ahead of listing Snap IPO: 'Somewhere here there is a wall that is closer than the optimists think.'
"22.02.2017 01:30:19" ft.com Philippine power struggle as Duterte battles drugs war claims Aides hit back at alleged political plot to topple hardline president Will Rodrigo Duterte be impeached?: Confessions of a hit man and allegations of slush funds.
"22.02.2017 01:01:21" ft.com How second-hand booze sales are flowing from Japanese health fads A clash between tradition and an attitude shift adds vigour to the trade, says Leo Lewis Japan's cash alternative to pouring gift alcohol down the sink.
"22.02.2017 00:45:13" ft.com Martin Sandbu: Advanced countries did not lose their industries; industry has abandoned its workers Is job-killing productivity a measurement artefact? There's little attention paid to how much of the decline in manufacturing employment is due to automation and increased labour productivity.
"22.02.2017 00:30:43" ft.com Martin Wolf: India's bold experiment with cash The banknote ban is a shock for an economy with so many outside the formal system India's banknote ban is a shock for an economy with so many outside the formal system.
"22.02.2017 00:15:04" ft.com A sign reading 'salon for ladies' has become a powerful symbol of Mosul's future Hair salon and clothes shop show liberated residents are shaking off their subjugation There's new hope in Mosul after three years of Isis rule over the city.
"22.02.2017 00:00:59" ft.com Kraft Heinz-Unilever would have been the second-largest takeover ever. Here's how it fell apart. The story behind the failure of Kraft Heinz to win over the Anglo-Dutch giant The backstory to the failed Kraft Heinz-Unilever deal: the offer made was appalling to Unilever CEO Paul Polman.
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"21.02.2017 23:57:25" New York Minute February 21 Catch up on the day's markets news.
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"21.02.2017 23:45:11" ft.com Internal White House rivalries pose a challenge to Donald Trump's new national security adviser Three-star army general will have to tread carefully as national security adviser The widely respected soldier and military historian will face one of the biggest challenges of his career.
"21.02.2017 23:30:33" ft.com Science in the age of Trump: 'I have never seen scientists more concerned about the process of science' Concerns range from White House's reluctance to accept evidence to spending cuts The many reasons US scientists are fearful of Donald Trump: from White House doubts on research to spending cuts.
"21.02.2017 23:15:12" ft.com Policy uncertainty threatens trade growth, says World Bank Warning on protectionism and threats to trade agreements in Trump era Political uncertainty is slowing trade growth, a World Bank report has concluded.
"21.02.2017 23:00:46" ft.com FT View: Silicon Valley must disrupt bad old business practices, too The digital disrupters must transform bad old business practices, too The digital disrupters have transformed work, travel, communication and relaxation, but have done less to correct gender imbalances in their offices.
"21.02.2017 22:45:14" ft.com Russia is building closer official ties with the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party Duma Speaker meets chairman Frauke Petry in expectation anti-immigration party will grow The head of the Alternative for Germany party met the Speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament.
"21.02.2017 22:35:10" ft.com Theresa May's last obstacle to Brexit talks: 805 unelected peers of the House of Lords Peers want parliament to have a role in what EU exit deal will cover Pro-Europeans see the Lords' debate on the bill as a final chance to force the UK prime minister to rethink her approach before she plunges into Brexit negotiations.
"21.02.2017 22:30:59" ft.com A goalkeeper ate a pie during a UK football match. Now the whole thing is facing a gambling probe. Sutton United fails to see funny side as 20-stone reserve leaves club Wayne Shaw, 45, ate a meat-and-potato pie while sitting on the bench for non-league Sutton United FC during its 2-0 defeat to Arsenal of the Premier League.
"21.02.2017 22:15:16" ft.com The UK government is trying to counter London's reputation as a safe heaven for kleptocrats Move could help London counter reputation as safe heaven for wealth of kleptocrats A vote by MPs approved measures allowing the government to freeze the assets of human rights violators from anywhere in the world.
"21.02.2017 22:00:17" ft.com US stocks keep climbing to record highs Oil prices rise in spite of dollar strength A wave of optimism about the prospects for global growth is sweeping through the markets.
"21.02.2017 21:45:17" ft.com Angela Merkel's challenger is tacking to the left Challenger to Angela Merkel targets Agenda 2010, pushed through by a fellow Social Democrat —Gerhard Schröder Martin Schulz says it's time to change the reforms that made its economy the strongest in the eurozone.
"21.02.2017 21:31:42" ft.com The $143bn flop: How Warren Buffett and 3G lost Unilever The story behind the failure of Kraft Heinz to win over the Anglo-Dutch giant This the story behind the failure of Kraft Heinz to win over Anglo-Dutch Unilever.
"21.02.2017 21:15:19" ft.com The Dutch parliament just voted to allow cannabis cultivation Marijuana can be sold in Netherlands 'coffee shops' but growing it has been illegal The vote removes a legal grey area that left 'coffee shops' able to sell marijuana but unable to supply themselves without fear of prosecution.
"21.02.2017 21:00:23" ft.com The IMF's message for Europe on dealing with Trump: 'engaging constructively' Deputy director says US partners must take complaints against unfair trade seriously 'Our aim to try to help the US find remedy where we see there is merit in their argument.'
"21.02.2017 20:57:40" Timeline Photos Just published: front page of the Financial Times UK edition for February 22
"21.02.2017 20:57:10" Timeline Photos Just published: front page of the Financial Times international edition for February 22
"21.02.2017 20:45:07" ft.com Emmanuel Macron goes to London Staunchly pro-Europe candidate met Theresa May and warned on single market access The French presidential candidate brought his campaign to London to woo expats.
"21.02.2017 20:30:47" ft.com Nicolas Sarkozy has started a new career in the travel business Former French president turns to business after primary defeat After his humiliating defeat in his party primaries last year, he'll be a director of hotel group Accor.
"21.02.2017 20:15:05" ft.com Opinion: The internet is not a failed state — here's why The web has lived up to its early promise, despite trolling and fake news, says Jonathan Margolis 'The internet will probably still have its badlands. But connected technologies will continue to deliver progress in all fields for people who need help.'
"21.02.2017 20:01:28" ft.com François Fillon backtracks on his health insurance proposals Centre-right presidential candidate vows to keep France's state health system intact The centre-right candidate is trying to reinvigorate his campaign to be France's next president.
"21.02.2017 19:45:11" ft.com PSA pledges to respect existing job guarantees in its GM Europe deal The French group moves to quell storm around acquisition of the US carmaker's European arm The French maker of Peugeot and Citroën cars has been forced to act after anger last week from politicians and unions in the UK and Germany worried about the future of Vauxhall and Opel.
"21.02.2017 19:30:50" ft.com Another French presidential election poll shows Marine Le Pen has extended her lead Marine Le Pen has extended her lead in a poll of first round French voting intentions, which shows a sharp drop in support for her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron in the last week. The poll shows a sharp drop in support for her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron in the last week.
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"21.02.2017 19:15:03" ft.com Goldman Sachs says the uncertainty in the US also offers opportunity A fall in correlation between the movement in stocks is a break from the QE world Policy uncertainty stemming from the Trump administration will 'create "winners" and "losers"', the investment bank's chief equity strategist says.
"21.02.2017 19:00:19" ft.com The US just ramped up its crackdown on illegal immigrants Homeland security chief orders staff to plan Mexico wall and hire thousands of agents The US Department of Homeland Security issued sweeping new rules for border security and deportations as part of President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on illegal immigration.
"21.02.2017 18:45:27" Timeline Photos A member of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent runs as he searches for victims following a reported air strike on the rebel-held town of Douma, on eastern outskirts of Damascus. Picture by Abd Doumany/AFP/Getty Images
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"21.02.2017 18:30:18" ft.com Russia adds Germany's AfD to its contacts book of European populists The Duma Speaker meets chairwoman Frauke Petry in expectation the anti-immigration party will grow The Alternative for Germany party's contacts with Moscow are becoming similar to those of France's National Front.
"21.02.2017 18:15:14" ft.com Yahoo agrees to a $350m price cut in its takeover deal with Verizon Cyber attacks disclosures force the sale to be revised down to $4.5bn Yahoo's core business will now be sold to the US telecoms group for $4.5bn, becoming one of the first major deals to be revised because of a cyber attack.
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"21.02.2017 18:00:36" ft.com Nilanjana Roy: The countries that suffer from PTSD A new tribe of writers has developed powerful ways to confront nations' hidden histories 'Unlike individuals, countries can't seek an appointment with a psychiatrist to sort out invisible wounds.'
"21.02.2017 17:38:43" ft.com From the archives: In search of the missing office minority — the over-fifties HR departments will soon laugh at the fuss they made over keeping spoilt millennials happy, says Lucy Kellaway Where are all the fiftysomethings who used to do standard corporate jobs in human resources, or marketing, or events? Who employs them?
"21.02.2017 17:24:53" ft.com How Islamic reformers kept the faith The FT's David Gardner reviews 'The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason', by Christopher de Bellaigue A 'civilised and beautifully written' history of modernising movements in the Middle East.
"21.02.2017 17:10:09" ft.com How Henry Moore inspired Burberry's second ready-to-buy show Forget being seated next to Anna Wintour. Guests at Christopher Bailey's show were parked next to sculptures by Henry Moore Straight out of London Fashion Week: read our fashion desk's verdict on Burberry.
"21.02.2017 17:02:01" ft.com Wolfgang Tillmans at Tate Modern The German photographer lays bare the way we live now in a provocative London exhibition, writes our critic Jackie Wullschlager Diversity, dirty laundry and dancing legs.
"21.02.2017 16:47:36" ft.com The Life of a Song: My Way Played everywhere from funeral services to Trump's inaugural ball, the song's appeal continues The song that exposed the truth about Frank Sinatra.
"21.02.2017 16:40:14" How is Uber responding to a sexual harassment complaint? Join our live chat.
"21.02.2017 16:30:09" ft.com Women head back to work with 'returnships' Employers spot the chance to lure back talented former executives Fans of the concept believe middle-aged women returning after a break make particularly good employees, because they bring a fresh perspective and reflect more diverse clients and customers.
"21.02.2017 16:20:11" Timeline Photos Delaware law firms that specialise in shareholder class-action lawsuits when companies put themselves up for sale are facing an uphill struggle to uncover board wrongdoing.
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"21.02.2017 16:00:33" ft.com From the archive: Therapy for knees that may restore ability to run and jump Patients' own blood is used to heal cartilage damage Attention office-worker athletes: this therapy could be an answer to sore knees.
"21.02.2017 15:41:03" What's next for Unilever? Join our live chat.
"21.02.2017 15:40:06" ft.com Brexit Briefing: Boris Johnson forgets the message The UK foreign secretary is upsetting eastern and central European leaders who had been a particular target of Britain's charm offensive The UK's foreign secretary is not winning friends on the other side of the Brexit bargaining table.
"21.02.2017 15:19:07" Timeline Photos A girl is given vitamin A drops during a house-to-house vaccination campaign in Sanaa, Yemen. Photo by Khaled Abdullah/Reuters.
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"21.02.2017 15:01:47" ft.com New regulations are threatening $100bn worth of China share sales The securities regulator is concerned private placements are used to fund speculation The rules come as Chinese regulators are increasingly concerned about the trend of 'exit the real, enter the fake' — a phrase used to denote companies abandoning real economic activity in favour of financial engineering.
"21.02.2017 14:30:03" What is the past, present and future of queer art? Join our live chat.
"21.02.2017 14:20:07" ft.com Were you a victim of the courgette crisis? Branch out with your veggies and broaden your palate There's no need to get in a pickle about a shortage of some supermarket staples, says Robin Lane Fox 'I am not pleading for British vegetables only grown in British soil. I am not even campaigning to take the word Brussels out of Brussels sprouts'
"21.02.2017 14:00:19" ft.com A Philippine power struggle deepens as claims against Rodrigo Duterte swirl Aides hit back at an alleged political plot to topple the hardline president The president's allies say his electoral mandate must be honoured, while his opponents counter that his actions in power are autocratic and make him unfit to rule.
"21.02.2017 13:45:28" ft.com Top exporters are lining up behind an overhaul of the US tax code GE and Boeing chiefs among those signing a letter to Congress backing a levy on importers The chief executives of companies including Caterpillar, Dow Chemical and Pfizer have issued their strongest statements of support yet for an import tax, which retailers, oil refiners and other importers are fighting to kill.
"21.02.2017 13:30:12" ft.com Gideon Rachman: The hiring of HR McMaster and the normalisation of Trump When an erratic president is advised by inexperienced ideologues it becomes even more urgent to surround him with moderate and experienced voices 'This could be a turning point in the making of Mr Trump's foreign policy.'
"21.02.2017 13:15:15" ft.com New skyscrapers are going up in London just as demand heads down The retreat of the dominant insurance industry is leaving empty office space in the City Insurers have dominated a part of the City of London known for its tall buildings. But as towers go up, there's a problem in filling them.
"21.02.2017 13:03:22" ft.com Russia's media is falling out of love with Donald Trump Wall-to-wall flattery has suddenly evaporated as White House comments jolt the Kremlin A whirlwind romance is over.
"21.02.2017 12:40:56" Ecuador's presidential election Lenín Boltaire Moreno is in the lead after Sunday's nail-biting presidential election in Ecuador. The anointed candidate of leftwing President Rafael Correa was close to avoiding a run-off against Guillermo Lasso, a conservative former banker.
"21.02.2017 12:20:05" ft.com Singapore's carbon tax is set to squeeze oil groups The SE Asian city-state is home to some of the world's biggest refineries The move will add to pressure on international oil groups in one of Asia's biggest refining centres.
"21.02.2017 12:00:29" ft.com What's the message from Greece's bond market and why does it matter? The small size makes it difficult for investors to decipher Greece is facing a major debt repayment bill in July.
"21.02.2017 11:44:32" ft.com A Tokyo casino is the 'holy grail' for Sheldon Adelson The magnate vows to invest up to $10bn if he wins race to build a resort in the Japanese capital One of the world's richest men is jockeying for a prime position after the legalisation of casino gambling in Japan.
"21.02.2017 11:34:14" FirstFT: HSBC profits drop, McMaster appointed Watch the big stories on Tuesday:
- Profits have tumbled at banking group HSBC;
- Donald Trump has picked HR McMaster for national security adviser.
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"21.02.2017 11:15:06" Market Minute: HSBC drags down European equities What to watch in the financial markets on Tuesday:
- Asian and European equities hit by HSBC's lower profitability;
- Bond yields are on the up, led by nerves over French debt.
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"21.02.2017 10:52:44" ft.com How Henry Moore inspired Burberry's second ready-to-buy show Designer Christopher Bailey had clearly put his heart and soul into the collection, but perhaps it felt as if he was trying a bit too hard Forget being seated next to Anna Wintour. Guests at Burberry's London Fashion Week show were parked next to sculptures by Henry Moore.
"21.02.2017 10:00:44" ft.com Unilever chief executive is now under pressure to deliver on reforms Paul Polman has promised €1bn of savings by 2019 The failed Kraft Heinz bid for Unilever should be 'wake-up call' for the Anglo-Dutch company, analysts say.
"21.02.2017 09:00:13" ft.com BHP Billiton swings back into profit Anglo-Australian group reports a net profit of $3.2bn for the final six months of 2016, compared to a loss of $5.7bn for the same period in 2015. The improvement in the results was buoyed by a resurgence in commodity prices.
"21.02.2017 08:16:04" ft.com Big pharma bets billions on 'silent' liver disease Drugmakers eye potential $35bn-a-year market as cases rise due to obesity epidemic Drugmakers are betting the number of people with a form of fatty liver disease called Nash — which is more common in overweight people — will rise dramatically in the coming years.
"21.02.2017 07:50:04" ft.com Westminster debates US president's visit, Uber breaks silence on sexual harassment claim and why Mexico City is drowning MPs suggest Trump's state visit to the UK will either end in 'total disaster' or it could avert a third world war FirstFT: HSBC profit tumbles, Australia's populist resurgence, Uber's harassment claim. Read the full newsletter and sign up to receive it daily here.
"21.02.2017 07:10:04" ft.com Apple claims Brussels breached its fundamental rights in tax case Tech giant challenges fairness of demand to pay €13bn to Ireland 'Hilarious': The response by one critic of Apple in Brussels to the iPhone maker's defence for tax case.
"21.02.2017 06:40:06" ft.com Sound and fury will fail to help Britain make the best of Brexit Tony Blair's intervention merely made sensible debate more difficult 'There are not three people in this marriage - there are 28.'
"21.02.2017 06:09:29" ft.com Snapchat races Instagram to capture selfie ad sales Increasing competition from Facebook is major risk factor as IPO roadshow begins Snapchat 'will have to innovate incessantly' in the race against rival Instagram.
"21.02.2017 05:54:12" ft.com HSBC profit tumbles on writedowns and one-off costs London-based lender sees profit fall 62% HSBC blamed slowing economic growth in its main markets of Hong Kong and the UK for the profit slide.
"21.02.2017 05:00:34" ft.com The authoritarian wave reaches the west When voters feel democracy is not serving their interests, freedom starts to falter 'The belief that the politics of the rich, established democracies of the west are fundamentally different from those of Latin America or Asia may need to be rethought.'
"21.02.2017 04:30:05" ft.com Hong Kong's foreign bankers bid farewell to Central Demand from mainlanders pushes traditional financial tenants out of the city's core 'Bankers, lawyers and fund managers will have to comfort themselves with the fact that Hong Kong's underground has excellent 4G mobile coverage.'
"21.02.2017 04:00:29" ft.com Britain's MPs clash over state visit for Trump One predicts 'total disaster', another says it could avert world war three UK MPs cannot agree if Donald Trump's state visit will end in "disaster" or avert world war three.
"21.02.2017 03:34:49" ft.com Trump names McMaster as national security adviser Appointment of lieutenant general comes after Michael Flynn was fired 24 days into role Donald Trump has picked a new national security adviser after his first pick resigned 24 days into the job and his second choice declined his offer.
"21.02.2017 02:43:13" ft.com Uber breaks silence on female engineers after harassment claim Former attorney-general Eric Holder to help lead investigation into harassment claim Uber breaks its silence: High-level and speedy response shows how damaging sexual harassment claim could be.
"21.02.2017 01:50:06" ft.com Japan scraps 24-hour culture to keep down wages Companies cut around-the-clock services in face of labour shortage Is this the end of 24-hour service in Japan? Even the traditional late-night famiresu, or family restaurants, are closing.
"21.02.2017 01:20:11" ft.com Hardliner's resurgence stirs up Australia's immigration debate Pauline Hanson's rightwing One Nation could blunt the view that migration underpins its economic success 'She wants a white, protectionist, illiberal nation': The resurgence of Pauline Hanson as debate over immigration, race and Islam moves to Australia.
"21.02.2017 00:50:03" ft.com Kim death highlights N Korea commercial ties with SE Asia Isolated regime on a quest to generate hard currency and win friends in region From arms shipments to visa-free travel to North Korean karaoke singers: Kim's death throws spotlight on Pyongyang's increasing commercial ties with SE Asia.
"21.02.2017 00:20:37" ft.com Gender pay gap will take 24 years to close, study shows MPs accuse ministers of ignoring evidence on income inequality The gender pay gap is not going to close until 2041 in the UK, at the current rate of progress.
"20.02.2017 23:30:03" ft.com Opinion: why bold claims for AI are hard to compute for economists A new 'virtual workforce' is enhancing the productivity of human intelligence, says John Thornhill Hype, of course, is not an alien phenomenon in the tech industry. But perhaps we are at the dawn of a new age of innovation.
"20.02.2017 23:01:13" ft.com Opinion: social media is doing strange things to our memories The internet confronts us with our previous selves, fixed in pixels for posterity, says Helen Lewis 'A feeling of profound alienation from yourself is now available to everyone.'
"20.02.2017 22:30:05" ft.com China's Geely and France's PSA bid for the Lotus owner Proton A foreign partner is sought to expand the Malysian group's range of products and quality of cars Lotus recorded a loss of £27.6m in its last financial year.
"20.02.2017 22:01:07" ft.com Space MBAs: rocket science absorbs business school thinking The demand for management expertise rises as start-ups burst into life A new breed of MBA graduates are being lured into the space industry.
"20.02.2017 21:30:50" ft.com Vancouver is preparing to welcome more Silicon Valley migrants Fears of tough US immigration reforms drives tech firms towards more liberal Canada Could Canada's third-largest city benefit from the shifting US immigration policies of the Trump administration?
"20.02.2017 21:00:33" ft.com Opinion: how fear of losing a top spot at work will hinder you GE scrapped its practice of ranking employees for a reason. It is a flawed concept, says Margaret Heffernan 'The danger of fixed mindsets is not just a CEO issue. It can affect all employees, particularly those who work in strict hierarchies.'
"20.02.2017 20:45:09" ft.com Year-round pressures increase on Britain's NHS The findings add to pressure on Theresa May and Philip Hammond as they deliberate whether to allocate additional funding for healthcare Financial Times research shows the health service no longer has slower months because of cuts in social care spending.
"20.02.2017 20:00:34" ft.com The Odebrecht scandal is putting Latin America's leaders on watch A fallout from the investigation into the Brazilian construction group could stir renewed populism The political repercussions of the bribery case involving Latin America's biggest construction company are spreading, shaking governments and politicians across the region.
"20.02.2017 19:45:48" Lords debate Brexit bill The House of Lords has begun debating the UK's draft law on triggering Brexit. Here's what Lord Newby, leader of the Liberal Democrats in the upper house, had to say.
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"20.02.2017 19:35:14" Burberry show
"20.02.2017 19:30:58" Timeline Photos Join FT fashion editor Jo Ellison LIVE any minute now from Burberry's show at London Fashion Week.
"20.02.2017 19:30:14" ft.com A hardliner's resurgence stirs up Australia's immigration debate Pauline Hanson's rightwing One Nation party could blunt the view that migration underpins its economic success The hardline rhetoric comes at a time when Australia's immigration system is attracting global attention.
"20.02.2017 19:15:14" ft.com Mike Pence has sought to reassure the EU on a 'strong' Trump commitment to bloc US vice-president stresses economic links and the need for co-operation on security The US vice-president brought sceptical European leaders a message they were keen to hear.
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"20.02.2017 19:00:04" ft.com Erdogan assassination plot suspects go on trial in Turkey Soldiers are accused of attempting to kill president during July 2016 failed coup It is first trial related to the July attempt to topple the president.
"20.02.2017 18:45:12" ft.com Apple claims the EU has breached its fundamental rights in tax case The tech giant challenges the fairness of a demand to pay €13bn to Ireland The iPhone maker says that by failing to give reasons for its decision, the European Commission infringed its “right to good administration” under the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights.
"20.02.2017 18:30:20" ft.com Some good news for Donald Trump from the Midwest heartlands His victory is a potent tool as is delivering on stump promises, says Patti Waldmeir 'Trump knows his base and he knows how to keep it happy. Don't count on him forgetting that anytime soon, how ever the world may sneer at the way he does it.'
"20.02.2017 18:00:48" ft.com Opinion: why central bank independence is losing its lustre Monetary policy involves trade-offs that are fundamentally political in nature, says Wolfgang Münchau 'The past 10 years taught us that financial regulation is primarily a political, not a technical, issue.'
"20.02.2017 17:45:09" ft.com Pager alert! Vodafone sells its UK beeper unit to Capita The paging network was the last run by a UK telco, with only 1,000 users to be transferred Believe it or not in this age of smartphones, pagers are still beloved, in dwindling numbers, by birdwatchers, coastguards and medics.
"20.02.2017 17:30:50" ft.com Gideon Rachman: The wave of authoritarianism is reaching the west When voters feel democracy is not serving their interests, freedom starts to falter 'For many voters democracy is a means to an end, not an end in itself.'
"20.02.2017 17:01:09" ft.com Hennes & Mauritz faces up to the challenge of online competitors The Swedish retailer is looking for ways to provide online services without hitting its margins H&M's boss is changing its focus from physical stores to online.
"20.02.2017 16:30:46" ft.com Opinion: remainers can seize the chance to shape Brexit Pro-Europeans have to push for change only after exiting the union, says Janan Ganesh 'Brexit is an idea whose only effective rebuttal is its own implementation.'
"20.02.2017 16:15:16" ft.com Buttoned or unbuttoned like Prince William? How to wear one's jacket Our agony uncle David Tang gives his opinion 'Curiously, the Chinese president, like Trump and Putin, sometimes wears his jacket unbuttoned. And they all wear red ties.'
"20.02.2017 16:00:17" ft.com Exclusive: 3G Capital has up to $15bn to deploy for the next megadeal The Brazilian private equity group is keen to do a takeover after Kraft Heinz's failed bid for Unilever The failed Kraft Heinz bid for Unilever revealed that the Brazilian private equity group is ready to expand its reach beyond food, beverages and fast-food restaurants.
"20.02.2017 15:30:43" ft.com EU focuses on the UK's €60bn exit bill before trade talks A divorce-first approach is a setback for Britain's hopes of a fast-track deal A Brexit strategy from Brussels: divorce and pay the bills first, then let's talk trade later.
"20.02.2017 15:08:03" How is Donald Trump's VP soothing European allies in Brussels?
"20.02.2017 15:00:32" ft.com Smart Money: index trackers are giving Snap carte blanche on investor rights Devising an index excluding companies with non-voting shares may change behaviour, says Stephen Foley 'What, after all, is the value of a shareholder vote?'
"20.02.2017 14:44:42" The New Downstairs: Tutors How do domestic staff work with wealthy families in modern times? Here we look at how full-time tutors are providing a bespoke education for the kids of rich parents.
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"20.02.2017 14:30:09" ft.com Assassination highlights North Korea's commercial ties with SE Asia The isolated regime on a quest to generate hard currency and win friends in region The isolated Pyongyang regime reached across the region to try to evade international sanctions and generate hard currency and win friends. Until now, Malaysia was the only country in the world to enjoy visa-free travel with North Korea.
"20.02.2017 14:16:04" ft.com A former Uber engineer says her harassment complaints were ignored This is the latest blow to a company that has faced repeated questions about its corporate culture Uber's chief executive Travis Kalanick described the allegations as 'abhorrent' and ordered an immediate investigation.
"20.02.2017 14:00:46" Mike Pence on Ukraine Vice-President Mike Pence has told the EU that America will continue to demand Russia honour its commitments on Ukraine.
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"20.02.2017 13:45:18" How Space X's Merlin engines work Explore the technology behind the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Here's how the Merlin engines in the first stage of the rocket work.
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"20.02.2017 13:30:19" ft.com London life: how would you react if fascists over-ran the city? 'I hope I wouldn't just stand by or — worse — collude. I hope I would do something heroic,' says Alexander Gilmour 'No one can — no one can ever predict how they will act in the face of tyranny until it happens. Resist? Collaborate? Or just curl up and die?'
"20.02.2017 13:15:09" ft.com The rebellion that threatens to split Italy's Democratic party Dissident lawmakers say the centre-left party must return to its leftwing roots 'Fundamentally we have to go back to socialism.'
"20.02.2017 13:00:26" ft.com London Fashion Week 2017 Read our reports from the catwalk Missed the London shows so far? Catch up on all the latest from Mulberry, Anya Hindmarch, JW Anderson and more.
"20.02.2017 12:45:18" ft.com China warns Lotte over the South Korean missile shield Beijing says the conglomerate's involvement in the project 'will hurt the Chinese people' 'The Chinese people will not support a company complicit in damaging China's interests,' said Xinhua, the Beijing mouthpiece.
"20.02.2017 12:30:44" FirstFT: Malaysia's Pyongyang recall, Kraft Heinz bid dropped Watch Monday's top stories:
- Malaysia recalls its North Korean ambassador over the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam;
- Kraft Heinz drops its bid for Anglo-Dutch consumer products rival Unilever;
- New Zealand's high court upholds a US extradition
"20.02.2017 12:19:18" ft.com The Lex Column: Kraft Heinz, Unilever and the aborted takeover The risk of a brawl with European governments was too daunting for Warren Buffett and Brazil's 3G Capital, the biggest shareholders in Kraft Heinz 'The lesson for companies planning vast cross-border deals is that politics beats economics every time.'
"20.02.2017 12:08:17" Market Minute: Focus on pound and Greece What to watch in the markets on Monday:
- go-slow mode because of US holiday, yet stocks in Europe head higher;
- Unilever shares tumble after Kraft Heinz drops bid talks;
- currency traders focus on the pound and Greece.
"20.02.2017 11:44:51" ft.com Brazilian coffee farmers are braced for the first bean imports in history Political tensions and global prices rise after severe droughts hit robusta supplies Three years of severe droughts are hurting.
"20.02.2017 10:32:05" ft.com Moreno edges ahead in Ecuador's nail-biting presidential election President Rafael Correa rode high on the last oil boom, bringing political stability and economic growth to the once-volatile Opec nation The anointed candidate of leftwing President Rafael Correa looks likely to avoid a second round run-off.
"20.02.2017 10:00:04" ft.com Millions of expats are caught in a Brexit no man's land Negotiating a deal to secure citizen rights faces numerous obstacles One senior Brexit negotiator fears talks on citizen rights could sink into “a horrible legal morass”.
"20.02.2017 09:32:27" ft.com Kraft Heinz drops its $143bn pursuit of Unilever People close to the talks say Warren Buffett and Brazil's 3G Capital, the two biggest shareholders in Heinz, did not want a protracted public battle Shares in Unilever drop 8 per cent in opening trade in London.
"20.02.2017 08:45:05" ft.com US banks step up fight to end fee limits on debit cards Lobby group uses campaign to relax Dodd-Frank rules but retailers plan to hit back US banks are stepping up a push to end limits on debit card fees now that Donald Trump is in the White House.
"20.02.2017 08:15:04" ft.com UK parcels market nears £10bn in annual turnover Growth in internet shopping continues to drive rise in delivery sector Shopping 'til they drop: Some £133bn was spent online with UK retailers in 2016, up £18bn on the year before.
"20.02.2017 07:45:06" ft.com Kraft 'amicably' ends $143bn pursuit of rival, inside the Winter White House, and the strange case of the dead Russian diplomat Unilever has promptly rejected offer citing it as 'fundamentally' low A taste of today's FirstFT:
- Kraft drops Unilever bid;
- EU's collision course with China;
- Relations sour between N Korea and Malaysia.
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"20.02.2017 07:15:07" ft.com Malaysia recalls N Korea ambassador after Kim Jong Nam killing Pyongyang accuses Kuala Lumpur of colluding with 'hostile forces' over autopsy Souring relations: Malaysia has recalled its ambassador to Pyongyang after the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam.
"20.02.2017 06:45:05" ft.com 'I Am a Troll', by Swati Chaturvedi India, cyber-bullies and how social media is used to attack political opponents How India's internet trolls are 'mainstreaming hate' to support Narendra Modi's BJP.
"20.02.2017 06:15:06" ft.com Millions of expats caught in Brexit no man's land Negotiating a deal to secure citizen rights faces numerous obstacles 'A horrible legal morass': More than 4m EU and British expats caught in Brexit no man's land.
"20.02.2017 05:45:02" ft.com HK protest leader sets up history duel with Beijing Joshua Wong crowdfunds archive research to back argument for self-determination 'I don't think the history of Hong Kong has been fairly written': Student activist takes the fight with Beijing to a new battlefield - research.
"20.02.2017 05:15:04" ft.com Foreign buyers fire up South Korea commercial property market Global investors chasing higher yields drive 2016 transactions to record $12bn 'We have only touched the tip of the iceberg': Seoul has become one of the Asia's hottest commercial property markets.
"20.02.2017 04:45:06" ft.com China to slash drug distribution groups in price drive Number of distributors could plummet under 'two invoice system' Experts say China's government will still struggle to cut drug prices and tackle bribery in distribution chains despite the initiative.
"20.02.2017 04:13:01" ft.com NZ court upholds Kim Dotcom US extradition ruling DoJ wants internet entrepreneur to face copyright and money laundering charges New Zealand's High Court has just ruled that Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to face trial in the US.
"20.02.2017 03:30:52" ft.com Malaysia hunts 4 more North Koreans in Kim Jong Nam murder probe Police release names of suspects who left country on the same day as airport death Malaysian police are looking for at least four more North Korean suspects who fled the country on the day of the murder.
"20.02.2017 02:00:21" ft.com EU sets collision course with China over 'Silk Road' rail project Probe of Beijing-funded Belgrade-Budapest link hits Xi's hallmark project Under investigation: The Hungarian rail link was supposed to show that the Chinese can build according to EU standards.
"20.02.2017 01:28:22" ft.com Amazon to hire 5,000 in latest UK tech expansion Pledge follows other promises by US groups to boost jobs despite Brexit fears By the end of the year, Amazon's UK workforce will have expanded to 24,000 people — about 26 per cent larger than today.
"20.02.2017 00:31:07" ft.com Kraft Heinz drops $143bn pursuit of Unilever Buffett and Lemann feared public battle could have been damaging Kraft Heinz has 'amicably' dropped its $143bn pursuit of Unilever - two days after its approach became public.
"19.02.2017 21:50:03" ft.com Testing and VW: how do you catch a cheat? — Tim Harford 'In the case of VW, transparency was the enemy: regulators should have been vaguer about the emissions test to prevent cheating.'
"19.02.2017 21:29:07" ft.com Disrupting Hollywood Amazon and Netflix are closing in on the Oscars — but can they reshape the entire film industry? Amazon has gatecrashed the Oscars in its first full year of releasing original movies, picking up seven nominations. What does this mean for Hollywood?
"19.02.2017 21:00:42" ft.com Gillian Tett: How Trump politicised a generation 'As the drama around the White House's immigration clampdown unfolded, it created a real-time lesson on the limits of presidential power.'
"19.02.2017 19:32:07" blogs.ft.com How will President Trump reshape the Fed? President Trump has an almost unprecedented opportunity to reshape the key personnel and legal basis of the Federal Reserve in the next 12 months, essentially rebuilding the most important economic organisation in the world in his own image, if he so
"19.02.2017 19:17:02" ft.com Tyler Brûlé's The Fast Lane: A lesson in the language of air rage 'It might have been spilled milk but the way he leapt up and swore, you'd have thought it was caustic acid.'
"19.02.2017 18:28:05" ft.com The art of improv theatre Sarah Hemming on the growing popularity of shows without a script Just make it up as you go.
"19.02.2017 18:00:47" ft.com Simon Kuper: Why the French have switched off political views 'In a country that still offers the most agreeable everyday life on earth, why depress yourself with the news?'
"19.02.2017 17:11:15" ft.com Opinion: Donald Trump and the siege of Washington Will the system bring the president down or will he destroy it first? http://on.ft.com/2kBCY5z
"19.02.2017 17:00:39" ft.com Could Donald Trump be tripped up by a constitutional codicil? Members of the president's own party think the unthinkable, writes Philip Stephens Opinion: Trump and the 25th Amendment
"19.02.2017 16:59:30" ft.com SpaceX reaches for the stars and back again The technology behind the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
"19.02.2017 16:01:01" ft.com Marc Chagall in full bloom: how he used flowers in his work Robin Lane Fox on a new exhibition in Sarasota, Florida 'The paintings of this remarkable man are a witness that artists do not have to garden in order to respond to what gardeners grow.'
Picture: 'Couple with Lilies of the Valley' (1973) by Marc Chagall © 2017 ARS, New York/ADAGP, Paris
"19.02.2017 15:30:42" ft.com Nilanjana Roy: The art of winning and losing gracefully What our complicated and intensely personal relationship with competitiveness says about us.
"19.02.2017 15:00:46" ft.com Hot property: six houses designed by famous architects From an Italian villa designed by Palladio to an 'invisible' home near Sydney once named Australian House of the Year.
"19.02.2017 14:44:22" ft.com Should you ever trade on past glories? Telling others what you did before can be a sign of mediocrity
"19.02.2017 14:39:06" ft.com HK protest leader crowdfunds research to back self-determination Joshua Wong crowdfunds archive research to back argument for self-determination The Hong Kong activists crowdfunding historical research to prove they have autonomy
"19.02.2017 14:34:22" ft.com Saudi's first stand-up comic Fahad Albutairi on humour and his homeland Over lobster in Dubai, the comic talks about risqué comedy and telling blonde jokes in Texas Meet 'The Seinfeld of Saudi Arabia'.
"19.02.2017 14:01:32" ft.com The New Downstairs: the world of private staff in the 21st century Viewers of 'Downton Abbey' might assume domestic service died out with doffing your cap to your social betters, but a good house manager is invaluable to busy owners of multiple homes 'Old money: they have very strict lines over which you shall not cross — and you know that from the word go.'
"19.02.2017 13:30:56" ft.com Could Russia have avoided revolution in 1917? A century on from Nicholas II's abdication, Dominic Lieven asks whether democracy was ever likely to take root 'Had the monarchy fallen in peacetime, as it almost did in 1905-06, massive foreign intervention would have made counter-revolution almost certain.'
"19.02.2017 13:00:32" ft.com The art of parquetry: building blocks to a perfect floor British royal warrant-holding company Weldon illustrates the skills needed to lay parquet flooring Something only a brave DIYer should attempt.
"19.02.2017 12:29:07" ft.com Podcast: How Girls turned TV upside down Lena Dunham's Girls skewered millennial culture — but did it revolutionise TV?
"19.02.2017 12:00:35" ft.com 'I'm becoming a hologram so the Holocaust won't be forgotten' Concentration camp survivor Renee Salt on why she's recording her memories for posterity Holocaust survivor: 'We're old people now. Four more died this week. So they're making us into holograms.'
"19.02.2017 11:37:04" ft.com Courchevel celebrates 70 years How a farming community became the world's most luxurious ski resort 'I ate the gold-flecked — and excellent — dessert, while wearing Barrière-branded slippers, handed to me in the ski room while my boots were warmed for the afternoon.'
"19.02.2017 11:00:54" ft.com London life: how would you react if fascists over-ran the city? Curl up and die? Collaborate? Or fight back — with ducks? What if Brick Lane is overrun by skinheads while I'm out buying a bagel? I've never even been in a fight.
"19.02.2017 10:35:05" ft.com Record-shopping . . . with Michael Chabon The American writer and self-confessed vinyl-head talks about his 'faux-memoir novel' and the challenges of a Trump presidency 'Record stores are like bars or taverns that don't serve alcohol. You have regulars and people who come to hang out and talk. It's camaraderie. It's a fellowship. There's a fraternity of vinyl lovers.'
"19.02.2017 10:00:29" ft.com Edoardo Winspeare, Italian film-maker and environmental campaigner He fights against the dumping of toxic waste, despite mafia threats 'Puglia is softer, less brutal than Sicily and Calabria. It's difficult to be killed here...'
"19.02.2017 09:00:15" ft.com Warsaw's changing image, from vodka bars to vegan cafés FT correspondent Henry Foy has lived in Poland's capital since 2014. As he prepares to leave, he looks back at a city in transition 'It was an alarming experience to Google my new address in Warsaw and find a string of reviews for the Polish capital's best brothels.'
"18.02.2017 22:00:55" Timeline Photos North Korea's Kim Jong Un is cheered by soldiers during a missile site inspection. Here's the week in pictures: http://on.ft.com/2lfvfaE
"18.02.2017 18:46:05" ft.com New York Fashion Week round-up: suits trump slogans as the city smartens up US designers have a lot to say right now, but most say it best without words Here are the highlights from New York Fashion Week.
"18.02.2017 18:26:54" ft.com Labour can shape the issues facing Britain after Brexit Remember: Ed Miliband was right on the pressing issues of the day Can Labour shape Brexit?
"18.02.2017 17:49:40" ft.com Instant Insight: Pence pleases European ears at the Munich Security Conference Western leaders must hope that Trump's deputies retain hold of US defence policy
"18.02.2017 16:04:05" ft.com Going, going gong: where David Beckham went wrong FT agony uncle David Tang on what a gentleman can do to improve his chances of getting a knighthood. And, more importantly, what not to do 'I hope Beckham doesn't have to wait until he is 89 to be made a “sir”, like Ken Dodd.'
"18.02.2017 15:06:06" ft.com Virtual tutors help India fill education and skills gaps Entrepreneurs, investors and educators are looking to technology to bring more effective education to students — especially those in remote locations — with a limited pool of teachers. "We are trying to blend the virtual teacher and the classroom teacher"
"18.02.2017 15:06:06" ft.com Alex Bilmes: my mid-life style crisis Twenty years after hanging up his hoodie, it was time for 'one last spin around the streetstyle dance floor' When the editor of Esquire ditched his suit and spent the working week in streetwear.
"18.02.2017 14:01:09" ft.com Simon Schama on mass dissent in America Trump's administration is inspiring people to take to the streets in the US's favourite form of protest Why we march.
"18.02.2017 13:30:43" ft.com Review: Testosterone Rex, by Cordelia Fine A demolition of the argument that traditional gender roles are hard-wired 'If you've ever thought that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, or that men don't listen and women can't read maps, this book is for you.'
"18.02.2017 13:02:07" ft.com Top speakeasy bars, from London to Los Angeles Hidden gems that are well worth seeking out 'This speakeasy is so well hidden inside a residential building that nobody knows it's there. It's all quiet . . . until the door to the apartment opens.'
"18.02.2017 12:34:50" ft.com I, robot am serving your coffee San Francisco café's mechanised barista rustles up espressos and flat whites
"18.02.2017 12:30:04" ft.com How 'Girls' reshaped our view of the female body But Girls was never anti-fashion. Girls rejected the gloss of Sex and the City — and offered women an alternative identity.
"18.02.2017 12:02:06" ft.com Five of the best: Places to eat in Brighton ...the bright and breezy city has it covered Whether you're after a hearty roast in a Georgian townhouse, fresh local seafood or exotic fusion...
"18.02.2017 11:31:07" ft.com Recipe: Honey & Co's bean, lentil and chorizo soup This is a cracking 'empty-fridge' soup.
"18.02.2017 11:00:37" ft.com Can Peckham's salons survive regeneration? A plan to relocate some Afro-Caribbean hairdressers in south London is causing controversy Hair today, gone tomorrow?
"18.02.2017 10:32:13" ft.com Culture clash is biggest obstacle to Unilever takeover Kraft Heinz's cost-cutting ways at odds with 'sustainable' ideals of $143bn target Is culture clash the biggest obstacle to Kraft Heinz takeover of Unilever?
"18.02.2017 10:28:04" ft.com Dreaming small: how America lost its taste for risk Edward Luce reviews Tyler Cowen's 'The Complacent Class' Is caution and conformity hurting the economy?
"18.02.2017 10:16:06" ft.com Learning tailored for the iPad generation Adaptive tools help staff analyse progress and intervene at the right time "Teaching is going to be personalised down to the sentence"
"18.02.2017 10:00:57" ft.com Eavesdropping: not as easy as it sounds — Henry Mance 'We're so used to being able to Ctrl+F keywords that we've let our eardrums go rusty.'
"18.02.2017 10:00:57" ft.com Courchevel celebrates 70 years How a farming community became the world's most luxurious ski resort 'I ate the gold-flecked — and excellent — dessert, while wearing Barrière-branded slippers, handed to me in the ski room while my boots were warmed for the afternoon.'
"18.02.2017 09:31:05" ft.com A Geographer's Notebook: the world's biggest snowfall Measuring is a challenge for meteorologists because snow settles, melts and is moved by wind 'On February 14 1927, the snow was already more than nine metres deep... when an astonishing 230cm fell in 24 hours.' But where?
"18.02.2017 09:17:04" ft.com Your guide to London Fashion Week AW17 From see-now-buy-now at Burberry to rising star Molly Goddard, what will be the highlights? London Fashion Week is well under way. Here's what you need to know.
"18.02.2017 09:00:14" ft.com The hip Shoreditch street attracting developers Prices are up 13 per cent in a year Is this London's most fashionable street?
"18.02.2017 08:46:04" ft.com Moonlight: 'A marvellous poem of light and colour' Barry Jenkins' film follows the growing-up of a shy gay African-American boy Five stars for Moonlight, the film that's up for eight Oscars. Read more of this week's film reviews — Hidden Figures, The Founder, The Great Wall — at ft.com/film
"18.02.2017 08:30:12" ft.com Janan Ganesh: Masculinity crisis? What crisis? 'There is no uniformity of suffering or solidarity based on gender. Class matters more.'
"18.02.2017 08:16:08" ft.com Kayaking on the Nile: a more adventurous alternative to the traditional cruise 'There were no headwinds, no rapids. We proceeded with the steady current, and sometimes just sat back and went with the flow, like driftwood.'
"18.02.2017 07:29:06" ft.com The battle inside India's biggest business The feud between Ratan Tata and his successor Cyrus Mistry has left an iconic company fighting for its reputation Tata in turmoil.
"18.02.2017 07:05:05" ft.com London's rivals: the case for Berlin as a new financial hub Germany's capital offers a growing tech sector and lower property prices for UK-based financiers looking to move on in the wake of Brexit 'One estate agent estimates that 15,000 former Londoners now live in Berlin — 50 per cent more than in 2013.'
"18.02.2017 07:00:23" ft.com Person in the News: Satoshi Tsunakawa, the salaryman at the helm of a listing ship The Toshiba chief executive faces some very tough decisions Meet the man who will oversee the downfall of Toshiba, as years of mismanagement catch up with a pillar of Japanese industry.
"18.02.2017 06:28:07" ft.com Ralph Lauren and Yeezy play it safe for AW17: New York Fashion Week The brands have radically different aesthetics, but neither of them took risks Ralph Lauren and Kanye West's Yeezy are at the absolute opposite ends of the fashion spectrum, but both played it safe.
"17.02.2017 23:56:16" New York Minute February 17 Today in markets: Major indices rise to fresh highs, extending a run of records this week.
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"17.02.2017 23:31:09" Timeline Photos Ingram Pinn's illustration of the week: Fine-tuned machine http://on.ft.com/2lTAYpO
"17.02.2017 23:00:46" ft.com Opinion: The end of inherited diseases moves a step closer Scientists offer landmark approval for editing human genomes, says Clive Cookson. 'The slippery slope argument would have to be convincing to justify a ban on technology that could help carriers of genetic disease to have healthy children.'
"17.02.2017 22:30:36" ft.com On Wall Street: US retailers are struggling to come back into vogue Sector's bonds eclipse energy as the most distressed in January as prices fall steeply American retailers are feeling the pain as the value of their debt tumbles.
"17.02.2017 22:00:30" ft.com Toshiba shares fall after its credit rating comes under pressure Conglomerate may also have to increase its exposure to troubled US nuclear business The Japanese conglomerate is under pressure from banks to sell as many assets as possible to strengthen its balance sheet.
"17.02.2017 21:30:04" ft.com Talks on the future of the UK's Vauxhall plants yield only thin job assurances The business secretary Greg Clark argues case for thousands employed at UK plants Peugeot, which is in talks with General Motors on buying its European operations, told the UK government it would 'build on' the strength of the brand that was 'underpinned' by its staff.
"17.02.2017 21:00:55" ft.com Telcos struggle to define 5G Failure to agree a common way forward could jeopardise likely benefits Countries haven't even agreed what part of the spectrum 5G will sit in. That will make the technology expensive
"17.02.2017 20:30:11" ft.com The Lex Column: The Unilever/Kraft Heinz deal makes sense strategically The deal's logic rests on cost savings The knives are out.
"17.02.2017 20:01:25" ft.com Saudi's first stand-up comic Fahad Albutairi on humour and his homeland Over lobster in Dubai, the comic talks about risqué comedy and telling blonde jokes in Texas Meet 'The Seinfeld of Saudi Arabia'.
"17.02.2017 19:45:12" ft.com The travails of Rome's Five Star mayor dent the party's national ambitions Resignations and scandal leave the comic's populist insurgency with little to laugh about Eight months after it started, the Italian populist party's Roman dress rehearsal appears to have flopped.
"17.02.2017 19:27:10" ft.com Market Insight: Hedge funds hope insurers will rush in where others fear to tread Is it really more dangerous than the kind of risks that have grown more popular? asks Dan McCrum A risky trade is bringing echoes of the financial crisis nearly 10 years ago.
"17.02.2017 19:01:15" howtospendit.ft.com Kristin Scott Thomas models spring fashion Kristin Scott Thomas plays artist's muse to the award-winning portraitist Christian Hook in our fashion shoot. She's a star of The English Patient and Four Weddings and a Funeral -- and also the latest edition of How To Spend It, Financial Times.
"17.02.2017 18:45:05" ft.com Opinion: Why Donald Trump is stirring memories of Nixon and Watergate With hostility to the press and paranoia about leaks, the similarities abound, says Elizabeth Drew 'As Nixon did, Mr Trump views the press with hostility. In both cases the goal is to intimidate the press and to try to prevent it from acting as a check on the president.'
"17.02.2017 18:31:22" ft.com A German business chief hits back at Donald Trump's attack on its carmakers Industry defends its position as it weighs US president's protectionist pledge The BDI's Dieter Kempf says German car exports have been successful because of preferred choices made by international consumers, not because of trade or customs restrictions.
"17.02.2017 18:21:45" From Caesar to Kim: political assassinations We look at a history of politically-motivated killings after the death this week of the North Korean leader's half-brother. It was widely believed to have been instigated by Pyongyang.
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"17.02.2017 18:15:06" ft.com Opinion: Why Tony Blair must listen to the reality of Brexit if he wants to shape it The former prime minister seems unaware of Labour's current problems, says Sebastian Payne 'In the absence of anyone else, Mr Blair wants to be leader of the anti-Brexit brigade. It is not going to happen.'
"17.02.2017 18:00:43" ft.com How two US nuclear plants have brought Toshiba to its knees Filings to utility regulators and court cases paint pictures of projects that were in difficulty right from the start. The projects are already three years behind schedule and more than $10bn over their original budgets. This week the timetable for one of the projects slipped again.
"17.02.2017 17:46:28" Timeline Photos Karim Benzema scores Real Madrid's first goal against Napoli in the Champions League. Here's the week in pictures: http://on.ft.com/2lT5TCx
"17.02.2017 16:36:05" ft.com North Korea's Kim Jong Un flexes his muscle Kim Jong Nam's murder could force the US and China to rethink diplomatic isolation The murder this week of a one-time heir to North Korea's ruling Kim dynasty sent shockwaves around the world and provided a salutary lesson on the nature of the regime in Pyongyang.
"17.02.2017 15:16:04" How has investment culture in the City of London changed? Ask our Lex team.
"17.02.2017 15:00:24" ft.com Disrupting Hollywood Amazon and Netflix are closing in on the Oscars — but can they reshape the entire film industry? Amazon has gatecrashed the Oscars in its first full year of releasing original movies, picking up seven nominations. What does this mean for Hollywood?
"17.02.2017 14:29:07" ft.com Better earnings and the US economy are propping up Wall Street's rally Thinking is that proposed tax cuts, infrastructure spending and deregulation will easily pass through Congress Investors are ignoring fiscal and political uncertainty, for now, as they wait for Donald Trump's policies to be rolled out.
"17.02.2017 14:17:05" How important is a manufacturing revival? Ask our economics team.
"17.02.2017 14:00:51" ft.com What impact will the arrest of Sumsung's de factor leader have on the company? The arrest of heir apparent Lee Jae-yong is unsettling but it will have little impact on success of the group's products Arrested development.
"17.02.2017 13:41:03" Robocup: The robot that makes coffee This robotic barista can produce two cups of coffee simultaneously in less than a minute — and they are cheaper than what you can get at San Francisco's hipster coffee shops.
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"17.02.2017 13:20:02" ft.com London life: how would you react if fascists over-ran the city? Curl up and die? Collaborate? Or fight back — with ducks? What if Brick Lane is overrun by skinheads while I'm out buying a bagel? I've never even been in a fight.
"17.02.2017 13:00:45" First FT: Samsung scandal, Trump security adviser The top stories we are watching on Friday:
- Samsung's heir apparent is arrested in a corruption investigation;
- Donald Trump's new pick for national security adviser has rejected the offer;
- Israel sets out its global ambitions to become a leading
"17.02.2017 12:32:32" ft.com BREAKING NEWS: Kraft Heinz makes £112bn approach to Unilever Deal for Anglo-Dutch consumer group would be one of largest in history Unilever shares surge 12 per cent on news of the takeover approach.
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"17.02.2017 12:30:45" ft.com Tony Blair calls for a fight against Theresa May's Brexit plan The ex-PM's speech was aimed at reinvigorating those who voted and campaigned for Remain He urged British voters to 'change their mind' on Brexit, warning the UK is rushing 'over the cliff's edge' by leaving the EU.
"17.02.2017 12:21:25" ft.com Brother-in-law of Spanish king is sentenced to six years in prison A Spanish court has sentenced the king's brother-in-law to six years and three months in jail Breaking news: Princess Cristina, the sister of King Felipe VI, was acquitted of all criminal charges, but ordered to pay a civil fine of €265,000.
"17.02.2017 12:00:35" ft.com Lee Jae-yong's arrest is casting a long shadow over Samsung The South Korean group had started the year in optimistic mood after a tough 2016 The arrest of arguably South Korea's most powerful man could set off alarm bells among the country's company boardrooms.
"17.02.2017 10:00:07" ft.com Five technologies that will change how we live Innovations range from gene editing to smart lightbulbs WiFi could be replaced by a new superfast alternative called Li-Fi, which uses light instead of radio waves to beam information
"17.02.2017 09:33:04" ft.com Simon Kuper: Why the French have switched off political views 'In a country that still offers the most agreeable everyday life on earth, why depress yourself with the news?'
"17.02.2017 09:00:32" ft.com Toshiba brought to its knees by two US nuclear plants Westinghouse subsidiary runs up losses on reactors' construction The reactors under construction at Plant Vogtle just outside Waynesboro are at the heart of the greatest crisis in the 141-year history of Toshiba.
"17.02.2017 08:30:23" ft.com Tony Blair to call for fight against Theresa May's Brexit plan Former PM will urge voters to 'change their mind' on leaving EU Blair's battle cry
"17.02.2017 08:00:30" ft.com UK biscuit makers seek ways to get their bite back Industry acts to counter falling sales, higher costs and changing consumer tastes It's crunch time.
"17.02.2017 07:40:04" ft.com Arabs wary of Donald Trump's Middle East policy shift US shift away from two-state solution triggers outrage and caution in Arab world Very wary.
"17.02.2017 07:20:04" ft.com Eavesdropping: not as easy as it sounds 'Maybe it's a technology thing. We're so used to being able to Ctrl+F keywords that we've let our eardrums go rusty' 'We're so used to being able to Ctrl+F keywords that we've let our eardrums go rusty': Why eavesdropping does us good.
"17.02.2017 07:00:04" ft.com Trump name proliferates in corporate China Obama, Merkel and Putin among other leaders nominally associated with local groups Wouldn't you buy from Trump Culture & Creativity Co, Shenzhen Hillary Bathroom Factory and Zoucheng City Obama Furniture?
"17.02.2017 06:40:04" ft.com Saudi's first stand-up comic Fahad Albutairi on humour and his homeland 'The Seinfeld of Saudi Arabia' talks about risqué comedy and telling blonde jokes in Texas Meet the Seinfeld of Saudi Arabia: 'The only bomb I can make is a Jägerbomb' - Lunch with the FT.
"17.02.2017 06:20:14" ft.com Big investors press banks over Dakota Access pipeline Calpers and more than 120 groups weigh in to support protest campaign in public letter The letter, to be made public, is a new front in the battle to halt the pipeline after President Donald Trump gave it the green light.
"17.02.2017 06:00:53" ft.com FT View: France's economy needs reform not revolution Most presidential candidates share a very dark view of the country Emmanuel Macron is the only candidate offering economic optimism but he needs to set out detail quickly.
"17.02.2017 05:40:04" ft.com Why we march: Simon Schama on mass dissent in America Trump's administration is inspiring people to take to the streets in the US's favourite form of protest 'If those affronted by mass dissent believe that it represents nothing more than a passing shower of student snowflakes, they are in for a big spring surprise.'
"17.02.2017 05:10:02" ft.com Warsaw's changing image, from vodka bars to vegan cafés FT correspondent Henry Foy has lived in Poland's capital since 2014. As he prepares to leave, he looks back at a city in transition 'It was an alarming experience to Google my new address in Warsaw and find a string of reviews for the Polish capital's best brothels.'
"17.02.2017 04:40:04" ft.com Let's not do lunch, Spanish say in working day shift Critics of long office hours want to improve family life and women's job chances The long Spanish lunch break has been the envy of office workers around the world but now it is being ditched in favour of 'European' working hours.
"17.02.2017 04:10:04" ft.com Tony Blair calls for fight over May's Brexit plan Former PM to warn that UK is on a 'cliff edge' It is Tony Blair's first major political intervention since the Brexit vote - and he wants to reinvigorate the Remain camp.
"17.02.2017 03:41:10" ft.com Facebook chief Zuckerberg posts manifesto defending social media Treatise seeks to counter concerns about fake news and terrorism recruitment Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has written a 5,700 word treatise, taking on everything from recruitment by terrorists to the spread of fake news.
"17.02.2017 02:30:57" ft.com Podcast: How Girls turned TV upside down Lena Dunham's Girls skewered millennial culture — but did it revolutionise TV?
"17.02.2017 02:00:47" ft.com 'I conducted EU diplomacy in a sauna' At the Finnish Sauna Society, of course. It proved highly successful.
"17.02.2017 01:45:13" ft.com The technology billionaires aiming to disrupt death One scientist says that within six to eight years we will find a way to delay the ageing process.
"17.02.2017 01:30:24" ft.com Rules and conformity frustrate South Korean tech start-ups Concern is growing that the country could lose its cutting edge Is South Korea losing its tech edge?
"17.02.2017 01:15:08" ft.com Moonlight: 'A marvellous poem of light and colour' Barry Jenkins' film follows the growing-up of a shy gay African-American boy Five stars for Moonlight, the film that's up for eight Oscars.
"17.02.2017 01:00:39" ft.com Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong arrested for bribery, embezzlement and perjury Move in connection with corruption scandal that is poised to topple President Park Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong arrested in a huge setback for South Korea's largest conglomerate that could hinder its succession plans.
"17.02.2017 00:45:10" ft.com Moscow is feeling cautious about the disorder in Washington The west looks fragile but Vladimir Putin's Russia may be unable to step up to a leading global role Ten years after he declared that the post-cold war order was a sham, Vladimir Putin's Russia may be unable to step up to a leading global role.
"17.02.2017 00:44:33" New York Minute February 16 Catch up on the day in markets news.
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"17.02.2017 00:30:50" ft.com FT View: A strong renminbi helps keep Washington sweet and capital in China A strong renminbi helps keep Washington sweet and capital in China China's decision to avoid antagonising Washington on trade issues seems sensible.
"17.02.2017 00:15:17" ft.com Opinion: Why we should link business leaders' compensation to wider societal benefits Anger at high pay for business leaders is often misplaced The biggest way in which executives can take from society is not by paying themselves too much. It's by coasting and failing to create value for wider society.
"17.02.2017 00:00:21" ft.com Meet Stephen Miller, the 31-year-old at the heart of the Trump administration Stephen Miller has risen from a junior Senate job to a key White House role in a year At the White House, Stephen Miller is known as one-half of the 'two Steves' — the other being Steve Bannon.
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"16.02.2017 23:45:14" ft.com Google's Project Loon balloon programme is changing Group says Project Loon 'years' closer to reality through sticking to single location Google has revised its dream of having a fleet of balloons drifting around the world beaming down internet services.
"16.02.2017 23:30:14" ft.com Donald Trump's wide-ranging and occasionally rambling press conference – annotated President lambasts media and says administration running 'like a fine-tuned machine' You've heard about Donald Trump's press conference. Now get the annotated version of what you need to know.
"16.02.2017 23:15:12" ft.com Donald Trump said of his combative press conference: 'I'm enjoying this' President blames media for complicating efforts to improve relations with Putin For most of the press conference, the president went on the offensive, at times appearing to take visible pleasure in his verbal sparring match with the media.
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"16.02.2017 22:58:40" ft.com Trump said replacing Flynn was made easier due to an 'outstanding' replacement. The replacement declined. President is trying to convince ex Navy Seal to change his mind on White House role 'Harward is conflicted between the call of duty and the obvious dysfunctionality,' said one person with first hand knowledge of his discussions with Donald Trump.
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"16.02.2017 22:44:26" ft.com Donald Trump's choice to be his next national security adviser has turned down the offer President is trying to convince former Navy Seal to change his mind on Flynn role At a news conference, Donald Trump said losing Michael Flynn had been made easier because he had an 'outstanding' candidate to serve as a replacement.
"16.02.2017 22:30:13" ft.com Trump says he wants to improve US-Russia relations, citing the danger of 'nuclear holocaust' President blames media for complicating efforts to improve relations with Putin And he blamed the media for complicating efforts to deal with Vladimir Putin.
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"16.02.2017 22:15:20" ft.com Donald Trump defended Michael Flynn – and said much more – at a combative press conference President blames media for complicating efforts to improve relations with Putin Here's what you need to know about Donald Trump's more than hour-long news conference.
"16.02.2017 22:00:10" ft.com Gillian Tett: As stock markets hit highs, complacent investors should heed political risks Ratios between stock market valuations and GDP is at levels only seen in previous equity bubbles The ratios between stock market valuations and GDP is at levels only seen in previous equity bubbles.
"16.02.2017 21:45:16" ft.com French bonds are being traded at volumes not seen since the eurozone crisis Daily volumes of €16bn with markets split on prospect of Le Pen win The tumultuous presidential election race has divided investors over whether France will deliver the world's next populist upset.
"16.02.2017 21:30:17" ig.ft.com Donald Trump's Russia ties are a mix of bling, business and bluster spanning 30 years Pressure on Donald Trump over his ties with Russia has grown after the US formally accused the Russian government of attempting to meddle in November's presidential election Donald Trump's ties to Russia are back under the spotlight again.
"16.02.2017 21:15:17" ft.com The US's biggest banks say their efforts to track criminal activity are a waste of billions of dollars a year Lobby group urges shake-up of the way terrorists and money launderers are pursued A powerful lobby group which is arguing for a radical overhaul of the way the US keeps tabs on terrorists, money launderers and tax dodgers.
"16.02.2017 21:11:45" Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a massive bet on Apple this week. How does this jibe with Warren Buffett's investment strategy?
"16.02.2017 21:00:48" ft.com Alan Greenspan is warning about a 'false sense of recovery' Alan Greenspan, the former head of the Federal Reserve, warned on Thursday that even as the global economic outlook brightens, economists should beware of a “false sense of recovery”. The former head of the Federal Reserve said it is difficult to judge whether it is a durable recovery or merely a shift into 'stagflation'.
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"16.02.2017 20:45:20" ft.com The European Central Bank's stimulus regime has turned a profit for eurozone taxpayers Biggest share to be paid to Germany despite hard line against easing The ECB said its total profits hit €1.19bn last year.
"16.02.2017 20:30:10" ft.com Ralph Lauren and Yeezy play it safe for AW17: New York Fashion Week The brands have radically different aesthetics, but neither of them took risks Ralph Lauren and Kanye West's Yeezy are at the absolute opposite ends of the fashion spectrum, but both played it safe.
"16.02.2017 20:00:44" ft.com Philip Stephens: Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and a fatal attraction After Flynn's resignation, smiles are turning to scowls in Moscow Smiles are turning to scowls in Moscow.
"16.02.2017 19:45:19" ft.com Canada Goose is so hot right now, the company is filing an IPO The maker of Arctic clothing has profited from a shift in fashion, writes John Gapper How long will this hot streak last? Luckily winter is not going away.
"16.02.2017 19:37:58" ft.com Breaking News: Donald Trump says a new travel-ban order coming next week After a series of legal setbacks, Donald Trump said Thursday that his administration is preparing to roll out a revised version of his controversial travel ban next week. After a series of legal setbacks, Donald Trump said his administration is preparing to roll out a revised version of his controversial travel ban next week.
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"16.02.2017 19:30:39" Trump's economic inheritance From the archive: Donald Trump said on Thursday that he 'inherited a mess'. But in reality, he entered the White House with one of the stronger US economies any recent president has inherited.
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"16.02.2017 19:15:10" ft.com Fear and trembling in the digital age of Trump and Brexit Therapists report a rise in anxiety as social media stoke a crisis mentality 'Trump anxiety' is on the rise.
"16.02.2017 19:01:06" The emoluments clause explained Donald Trump's properties around the world raise the risk of violating the emoluments clause in the US constitution. Here's why.
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"16.02.2017 18:45:10" ft.com Dozens were killed in Pakistan after a bomb attack on a Sufi shrine Suicide blast blamed on Islamist militants was timed to inflict maximum damage A powerful bomb blast ripped through one of Pakistan's most popular Sufi shrines, killing dozens and injuring hundreds.
"16.02.2017 18:30:10" ft.com Norway is proposing the biggest changes to the world's largest sovereign wealth fund in decades Oslo to take less cash from world's biggest wealth investor as it focuses on higher-risk equities The fund is valued at $900bn.
"16.02.2017 18:15:18" ft.com Trump's top diplomat: Russia must change its actions in Ukraine before relations can improve Washington unwilling to re-engage while Moscow violates Minsk accord, says Tillerson The US secretary of state said Washington was ready to work with the Kremlin if there were areas of co-operation, but Moscow had to comply with its commitments over the conflict in Ukraine.
"16.02.2017 18:08:46" ft.com Donald Trump's economic inheritance in 7 charts Only recent president to take office during a stronger economy is George HW Bush Donald Trump said he 'inherited a mess' today, but in reality the only recent president to inherit a faster-growing economy than he did was George HW Bush.
"16.02.2017 18:00:43" ft.com The Eurozone is going to miss the deadline for a Greek bailout deal Brussels at odds with IMF, pushing rescue tussle into election season That means the bailout fight will spill into the Dutch and French election season.
"16.02.2017 17:45:15" ft.com French prosecutor presses on with the investigation into François Fillon Republicans' presidential candidate is coming under pressure from within his party to make way for a replacement The conservative French presidential candidate had hoped for an end to the inquiry into alleged fake jobs.
"16.02.2017 17:31:32" ft.com Opinion: Is Donald Trump angling for an Arab Sunni pact with Israel? From the casual tone the president used in describing his thinking on one or two states, he might as well have added 'whatever', writes David Gardner 'The shared hostility towards Iran is real, but the alliance idea is a chimera.'
"16.02.2017 17:15:08" ft.com Imbalance in our attitudes to technology This gap, unless addressed, will continue to cause political friction. The tech elites are right to fear a backlash — the general public is much less enthusiastic about innovation.
"16.02.2017 17:00:55" ft.com One million US consumers are falling behind on their car loan payments The proportion of soured loans showed a 13 per cent increase to 1.44 per cent in 2016 The delinquency rate has reached its highest level since 2009, in the latest sign of stress in the $1tn market.
"16.02.2017 16:44:04" ft.com Testing and VW: how do you catch a cheat? — Tim Harford 'In the case of VW, transparency was the enemy: regulators should have been vaguer about the emissions test to prevent cheating.'
"16.02.2017 16:30:09" ft.com Apple has been stalking Hollywood for more than a year as it tries to formulate a cogent video strategy It has considered a range of acquisitions and targets including, most recently, Imagine Entertainment, the Hollywood production company owned by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, according to several people briefed on the discussions. In not being more aggressive in video in the past two years, Netflix and Amazon have stolen a march on Apple. Will it come to regret it?
"16.02.2017 16:10:05" ft.com The head of the UK's Supreme Court has warned on the vilification of Brexit judges Lord Neuberger says vitriol after Article 50 ruling 'undoubtedly went over the top' He says it was “unfortunate” that one headline branded the High Court judges “enemies of the people”.
"16.02.2017 15:53:04" How long will the emerging market rally last?
"16.02.2017 15:05:03" ft.com Israel has high hopes for its nascent medical marijuana sector Nation known for its tech start-ups is tapping a new field for growth The medical marijuana sector is relatively new and prone to hype, but it is recording some early successes in testing on a widening range of ailments.
"16.02.2017 14:45:04" ft.com Frankenstein fears hang over AI Human society is incapable of defining what it wants so programming machines to maximise the happiness of the greatest number of people is problematic. How do we make machines do what we want when we don't know what we want?
"16.02.2017 14:31:56" acast.com Podcast: How Girls turned TV upside down | FT Everything Else on acast Lena Dunham's show skewered millennial culture - but did it revolutionise TV?
"16.02.2017 14:07:06" ig.ft.com Donald Trump's tweets – explained The FT's annotated guide to the US president's Twitter feed Donald Trump has used Twitter to set out his agenda. Here's how you can follow and interpret the president's tweets.
"16.02.2017 14:06:03" How do financial markets view Marine Le Pen's chance of winning the French election?
"16.02.2017 13:41:40" ft.com A third person has been arrested over Kim Jong Nam's killing Malaysian police search for more suspects after the death of North Korean leader's brother UPDATED: Malaysian police apprehended an Indonesian passport holder on the basis of CCTV footage of Monday's attack on the 46-year-old half-brother to Kim Jong Un, North Korea's leader.
"16.02.2017 13:31:16" ft.com Recipe: Honey & Co's bean, lentil and chorizo soup A standby stock of beans, pasta and tinned tomatoes is the perfect antidote to empty-fridge syndrome What to cook when there seems to be nothing in the house.
"16.02.2017 12:44:06" ft.com London Fashion Week AW17: your need-to-know guide From see-now-buy-now at Burberry to rising star Molly Goddard, what will be the highlights? Are you ready for London Fashion Week?
"16.02.2017 12:21:05" ft.com Kim Jong Nam assassination is a blow to Beijing's authority Killing of North Korean exile beyond reach of Chinese protection poses problem for Xi This week's murder of Kim Jong Un's brother at Kuala Lumpur airport is the latest setback to China-North Korea relations and will exasperate Beijing.
"16.02.2017 12:09:27" The New Downstairs: Chefs What's it like to be a personal chef to the global elite? Meet the high-end domestic help.
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"16.02.2017 11:27:45" Market Minute: Reflation pauses, bond yields pull back What to watch in the markets on Thursday:
- bond yields pull back;
- the dollar nudges lower.
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"16.02.2017 11:15:07" ft.com North Korean defector Hyeonseo Lee on escape and the secretive state The escapee who made it to China at the age of 17 discusses being a voice of her people The girl with 7 names: N Korean defector, Hyeonseo Lee on the horrors of her homeland, her secret life avoiding brothel work in China and why cats shouldn't eat sushi. - Lunch with the FT
"16.02.2017 10:51:21" FirstFT: econd arrest in Kim Jong Nam murder, Snapchat IPO Here are the big stories on Thursday, including:
- Second arrest in Kim Jong Nam killing;
- Price range for Snapchat owner's market listing.
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"16.02.2017 10:30:42" ft.com Snap sets valuation as high as $22bn ahead of IPO Owner of messaging app Snapchat sets price range of $14 to $16 per share The valuation was not as high as the company had hoped but still puts it on course for one of the largest US tech flotations.
"16.02.2017 10:29:47" ft.com Michael Kors' AW17 show dressed for success The designer's focus on positivity and some plus-sized empowerment made for a very confident collection 'Michael Kors' observations should be blindingly obvious to anyone. But very few [fashion] houses seem to have grasped this fundamental fact. His clothes make you feel good.'
"16.02.2017 10:00:05" ft.com Kim Jong Nam: the big 'what if' of North Korean history Murder of Kim Jong Un's reformist brother will serve as a warning at home and abroad N Korea's big 'what if': The reformist brother of Kim Jong Un had an unusual life from the outset.
"16.02.2017 09:30:25" ft.com 'I'm becoming a hologram so the Holocaust won't be forgotten' Concentration camp survivor Renee Salt on why she's recording her memories for posterity Holocaust survivor: 'We're old people now. Four more died this week. So they're making us into holograms.'
"16.02.2017 09:00:09" ft.com Nestlé sales growth slowest for 20 years New chief Ulf Mark Schneider blames slowdown in the sector and weak price hikes Not so sweet.
"16.02.2017 08:30:23" ft.com Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and a fatal attraction Trump's infamous tweets against the law enforcement agencies and the media have done nothing but validate various reports about the extensive nature of contacts with Russia The smiles in Moscow are turning to scowls.
"16.02.2017 08:00:15" ft.com Markets climb to record peak for first time since 2015, the man embarrassing Goldman Sachs and why robots are pollinating your flowers Investors are shunning equities due to uncertainty brought by Trump administration and Brexit Here is a taste of today's FirstFT.
- Global stocks hit record;
- Tata in turmoil;
- Second arrest in N Korea assassination case.
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"16.02.2017 07:30:05" ft.com Tata in turmoil: the battle inside India's biggest business The feud between Ratan Tata and his successor Cyrus Mistry has left an iconic company fighting for its reputation In tatters.
"16.02.2017 07:00:46" ft.com Frankenstein fears hang over AI Artificially intelligent systems must not replicate human bias Soaring capabilities have stirred Frankenstein-like fears about whether developers can control their creations.
"16.02.2017 06:30:18" ft.com Why the French have switched off political views 'In a country that still offers the most agreeable everyday life on earth, why depress yourself with the news?' Laissez-faire: 'In a country that still offers the most agreeable everyday life on earth, why depress yourself with the news?'
"16.02.2017 05:48:49" ft.com Five technologies that will change how we live Innovations range from gene editing to smart lightbulbs From gene editing to passive Wifi to smart lightbulbs, here are five technologies that will change how we live.
"16.02.2017 05:15:10" ft.com Second woman arrested in probe of Kim Jong Nam killing Malaysian police hunt more suspects in North Korean assassination case Police in Malaysia have arrested a second woman in the North Korean assassination case.
"16.02.2017 05:00:13" ft.com China's top football team vows to show red card to foreign players Fans worry beautiful game could lose lustre if team makes good on pledge If Guangzhou Evergrande's move succeeds, it would be the only all-Chinese squad in the country's top division.
"16.02.2017 04:33:07" ft.com China penalises 6.7m debtors with travel ban Blacklist part of 'social credit' system used to rate all citizens' misdeeds China's 'social credit' system at work.
"16.02.2017 04:00:39" ft.com Tata in turmoil: the battle inside India's biggest business The feud between Ratan Tata and his successor Cyrus Mistry has left an iconic company fighting for its reputation 'The bubble in the glass will still remain': Tata's carefully guarded reputation for ethics and stability is threatened.
"16.02.2017 03:30:15" ft.com A CEO's primer on how to manage under pressure Business leaders need to find what RSA chief Hester calls the 'on-off switch' Leaders need to find the 'on-off switch'.
"16.02.2017 03:00:29" ft.com China penalises 6.7m debtors with a travel ban Blacklist part of 'social credit' system used to rate all citizens' misdeeds Almost 7m people have been prevented from taking flights and high-speed trains over the past four years as a penalty for not repaying their debts.
"16.02.2017 02:45:11" ft.com Meet the cobots: humans and robots together on the factory floor Humans and robots, working together.
"16.02.2017 02:30:33" ft.com Why digital natives still yearn for an analogue life Analogue formats are seeing renewed interest. The digital era gives us everything to own, but nothing to touch. This is the opposite.
"16.02.2017 02:15:08" ft.com Emerging market debt investors brace for 'Trump slump' 2017 has the potential to be a tricky year for investors in corporate debt Corporate borrowers around the world will feel the impact if the president's pro-growth agenda raises US interest rates
"16.02.2017 02:00:28" ft.com Trump's Canada venture and the Malaysia connection Vancouver development risks violating US constitution over conflict of interest Revealed: Trump's Malaysia connection.
"16.02.2017 01:45:13" ft.com India's bank results shine a spotlight on their stubborn bad-loans problem An increase in troubled assets fuels calls for an aggressive policy response They gained cheap funding in the rush to deposit cash from demonetisation. Yet problems persist.
"16.02.2017 01:30:40" ft.com What Beyoncé and J-Lo's speeches at the Grammys can teach communicators When taking to the stage you must remember you have multiple audiences, says Sam Leith The message from Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez: 'While all can look rosy in your own filter bubble, it may be harder to make out how your message is received by the audience on the outside.'
"16.02.2017 01:15:19" ft.com Meet an old-fashioned dealmaker: Ken Moelis, the CEO of Moelis & Company The traditional advisory firm is now listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is expending in India, Germany and Brazil Moelis & Co has just won the coveted advisory mandate for the public listing of Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil group. But when Ken Moelis started his boutique investment bank in 2007 everyone said he was going to fail.
"16.02.2017 01:00:37" ft.com 'Fake news' on refugees is rattling German politics Already a more strident tone is emerging in the political debate There's a growing fear that the election debate 'will be hijacked by the same kind of fake news peddlers, conspiracy theorists, racist ideologues, trolls and cyber bullies who cheered Donald Trump's rise to the US presidency'.
"16.02.2017 00:45:09" ft.com Russians fear their moment to come in from the cold under Donald Trump has been lost Moscow concerned backlash over Flynn ties will end opening for rapprochement Many in Russia thought Donald Trump would deliver a pro-Moscow stance in the US – but not any more.
"16.02.2017 00:30:30" ft.com John Gapper: Gary Cohn is embarrassing Goldman Sachs His prominence makes it hard for the bank to straddle Wall Street and the White House The idea is not for former Goldman bankers to transfer from making money to making it easier for Goldman to make money.
"16.02.2017 00:21:50" New York Minute February 15 Global stocks hit record highs today. Here's what you need to know about what happened in the markets.
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"16.02.2017 00:18:14" ft.com Donald Trump asks retired navy admiral and former Navy Seal to be his next national security adviser Former Navy Seal has asked for time to think about taking over from Michael Flynn Donald Trump is attempting to move on from the Michael Flynn scandal by asking Robert Harward to replace him.
"16.02.2017 00:15:12" ft.com Donald Trump's Canadian venture highlights conflict of interest fears Vancouver development risks violating the emoluments clause in the US constitution Donald Trump's latest development, in Vancouver, shows why some were so worried about conflicts of interest.
"16.02.2017 00:01:10" ig.ft.com Donald Trump's tweets – explained The FT's annotated guide to interpreting the US president's Twitter feed Donald Trump has used Twitter to set out his agenda. Here's how you can make sense of the president's tweets.
"15.02.2017 23:45:12" ft.com FT View: Moscow's strategy of interfering in foreign elections is backfiring Moscow's strategy of interfering in foreign elections is backfiring The latest scandals make any reset or 'grand bargain' with President Vladimir Putin less likely.
"15.02.2017 23:30:53" Trump-Netanyahu at the White House Here's what you need to see from the Donald Trump-Benjamin Netanyahu meeting at the White House.
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"15.02.2017 23:15:12" ft.com The EU gives Britain a final warning over its polluted air Brussels flags up diesel car emissions in London and 15 other areas Germany, France, Italy and Spain were also criticised for their dithering over levels of nitrogen dioxide, a pollutant from diesel cars and other sources that officials say caused nearly 70,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2013.
"15.02.2017 22:59:43" ft.com Donald Trump shifted the US stance on a two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict President suggests wider accord but urges pause on settlement expansion Donald Trump retreated from decades of US policy on the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
"15.02.2017 22:44:20" ft.com Fox faces probe over sexual-harassment settlement disclosures over claims against Ailes Roger Ailes, former head of news cable network, was forced out after claims A spokesperson for 21st Century Fox and Fox News confirmed that it had been in discussions with the US attorney's office 'for several months'.
"15.02.2017 22:30:43" ft.com Democrats in the US Senate want an independent counsel to investigate the Michael Flynn scandal Senators call on attorney-general to appoint counsel for investigation into Russian role And Democrats are demanding that Jeff Sessions, the attorney-general, recuse himself from any investigation.
"15.02.2017 22:15:10" ft.com Who owns Stolichnaya vodka? The battle is a hangover from Russia's chaotic 1990s International court cases are to decide ownership of the renowned brand Stolichnaya is one of the few world-renowned brands to emerge from the Soviet Union. But who exactly owns it remains a mystery.
"15.02.2017 22:00:32" ft.com Felipe Calderón: America's abuse of Mexico is an assault on free trade 'We have come to learn, after several decades, that such ideas are both expensive and useless' The former president of Mexico says building a wall between two neighbouring allies is a hostile act.
"15.02.2017 21:45:28" ft.com Iran is calling for a truce in Yemen, a sign it's seeking to diffuse tensions with Saudi Arabia Rouhani seeks to defuse tensions in Middle East flashpoint Yemen has been one of the Middle East's flashpoints in a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
"15.02.2017 21:31:28" ft.com A top Republican aide: 'We're just as much in the dark as everyone else' Republicans on Capitol Hill say they are not being briefed on Flynn-Russia fallout Congress is struggling to keep up with the chaos at the White House.
"15.02.2017 21:15:20" ft.com Nordic countries are deepening their ties over a perceived threat from Russia Margot Wallstrom says regional solidarity has strengthened in wake of negative Trump comments Sweden's foreign minister said that Baltic states are 'worried' by Russia.
"15.02.2017 21:12:01" ft.com Donald Trump's pick for labour secretary has withdrawn his nomination The fast-food boss nominated to serve as labour secretary under US President Donald Trump has officially withdrawn from consideration. Andrew Puzder faced growing opposition in recent days even among some Republicans.
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"15.02.2017 21:00:20" ft.com German raids target Muslim clerics following Turkey's crackdown on opponents abroad Prosecutors act on reports Ankara is extending operations against Gulen followers Ankara's crackdown has deepened divisions in Germany's Turkish community between supporters and critics of President Erdogan.
"15.02.2017 20:45:18" ft.com The number of EU nationals working in the UK has already begun to fall Figures for the end of 2016 reinforce anecdotal evidence on the impact of Brexit More anecdotal evidence that employers are finding it harder to attract and retain European workers since the Brexit vote.
"15.02.2017 20:42:50" President Trump has rekindled a public war with the intelligence community following leaks of his administration's ties to Russia. Join the discussion with our US editors.
"15.02.2017 20:30:46" ft.com Global stocks have hit a record peak for the first time since 2015 A rally in US stocks is helping to drive a rally across global bourses Wall Street has led the rally since Donald Trump captured the White House.
"15.02.2017 20:15:09" ft.com Trump's defence secretary warns the US will 'moderate' its commitment to Nato if budgets don't rise Trump defence chief quick to qualify American promise of continued support Donald Trump's defence secretary has warned that the US commitment to Nato could rely on allies boosting spending.
"15.02.2017 20:00:24" ft.com US airline stocks had a good day after Berkshire Hathaway increased its stake in the sector Berkshire spends more than $2.1bn each on the shares of four carriers Warren Buffett's Berkshire disclosed on Tuesday a $9.3bn holding in the industry.
"15.02.2017 19:45:12" ft.com 'Most Republicans on the Hill have already assumed [Trump's] one step away from blowing himself up' Republicans on Capitol Hill say they are not being briefed on Flynn-Russia fallout A former George W Bush administration official said it was unlikely that Republicans in Congress would use the Russia reports as a reason to break with the president.
"15.02.2017 19:28:38" ft.com Yahoo's cyber attack problems have cut the price of the Verizon deal by $300m discount Internet company and acquirer close to agreeing $300m discount The California-based internet company and its telecom acquirer are close to a deal.
"15.02.2017 19:15:14" ft.com The UN and Palestinians are warning against the end of a 'two-state' solution Comments came ahead of the first White House meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Donald Trump The UN secretary-general said: 'There is no alternative solution for the situation between the Palestinians and Israelis, other than the solution of establishing two states.'
"15.02.2017 19:00:53" ft.com Hungary wants to tighten its refugee regime, already the EU's toughest Prime Minister Orban aims to tighten EU's toughest refugee regime and defy Brussels Amnesty International said Hungary had sunk to a 'new low' in its race to the bottom on asylum rules.
"15.02.2017 18:45:19" ft.com A North Korean assassination that removes a Kim Jong Un rival favoured by China North Korea is Donald Trump's most pressing foreign policy challenge, writes Jamil Anderlini Kim Jong Nam lived for years in exile in China, where the government protected him from agents of his brother who had tried to kill him at least once before.
"15.02.2017 18:30:37" ft.com Opinion: Why Donald Trump's bellicosity on Iran is tricky to turn into action The meeting with Netanyahu will put the focus on the president's Mideast policy, says David Gardner A lot of what Donald Trump has said about Israel remains up for discussion. Much of it will stay up in the air.
"15.02.2017 18:15:54" Questions over Flynn's resignation This is why Michael Flynn's resignation could pose a threat to Donald Trump.
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"15.02.2017 18:00:13" ft.com Donald Trump is rekindling a public war with the US intelligence community The president says leaks about Russia ties are designed to undermine his position The US president blamed the escalating crisis over Michael Flynn on a conspiracy fuelled by a media driven by 'blind hatred' and intelligence agencies seeking revenge.
"15.02.2017 17:50:07" ft.com How to choose a business school From thinking about the alumni network to the teaching techniques, this is your guide to choosing the right MBA Getting the most from your MBA requires careful research. Here are some guidelines for those preparing to study for a career in business.
"15.02.2017 17:30:44" Kim Jong Un's brother killed Kim Jong Un's older half-brother has died in an apparent assassination at Kuala Lumpur airport. This is the latest in a long history of extraterritorial murders carried out by North Korea.
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"15.02.2017 17:10:22" ft.com Opinion: a tight Merkel-Schulz race will revitalise Germany Martin Schulz has boosted the SPD's ratings to a level not seen in the past 10 years 'Angel Merkel's current weakness in the polls is good for German democracy and equally good for European stability.'
"15.02.2017 16:50:05" ft.com UK employment hits record high at end of 2016 The unemployment rate remains at its lowest level since 2005 The UK employment rate is at the highest level since records began in 1971 but there was a small drop in the number of EU-born people in the workforce.
"15.02.2017 16:30:51" ft.com London hotspot: the hip Shoreditch street attracting developers In the Redchurch Street area, where prices are up 13 per cent in a year The Bond Street of the East
"15.02.2017 16:10:04" ft.com Opinion: Gary Cohn is embarrassing Goldman Sachs The prominence of Gary Cohn in the Trump administration makes it hard for the bank to straddle Wall Street and the White House 'Appearances matter and Gary Cohn's place by Donald Trump's side does his old firm no favours.'
"15.02.2017 15:50:08" ft.com Toshiba shares plummet on new fears over the future of the business Conglomerate asks lenders for further waiver for a loan covenant violation Fears are growing that one of Japan's biggest industrial names could be delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
"15.02.2017 15:30:10" ft.com Hungary says it wants to detain asylum seekers in shipping containers Prime Minister Viktor Orban has already warned of a 'big fight' with the European Commission over migration If adopted by the Hungarian parliament this month, the controls will tighten further Europe's strictest asylum regime.
"15.02.2017 15:10:06" ft.com India launches a record 104 satellites on a single rocket Feat garners both praise and criticism for country's ambitious space programme The satellites will be used to provide more accurate weather forecasting data for farmers but some think the programme should focus on military goals.
"15.02.2017 15:02:04" Is drinking during office hours acceptable? Lloyd's of London has banned its employees from doing so. Join us live to discuss.
"15.02.2017 15:00:03" ft.com General Motors' boss flies to Germany to answer questions about a possible Peugeot deal Talks on a deal to sell European operations has led to fears of widespread job cuts. Mary Barra has gone to Berlin in a bid to win support for the sale of GM's Opel and Vauxhall businesses in Europe.
"15.02.2017 14:50:06" ft.com Kim Jong Nam is the big 'what if' of North Korean history From hidden grandson to heir-apparent to playboy to exile, his story is one of wildly fluctuating fortune His assassination serves as a warning from Pyongyang at home and abroad.
"15.02.2017 14:30:14" ft.com Opinion: Mexico needs help to resist Trump's assault on free trade Building a wall between two neighbouring allies is a hostile act, says Felipe Calderón Exclusive - A former Mexican president tells us: 'Building a wall is a hostile act.'
"15.02.2017 14:14:07" FTSE All World index hits record highs We will be discussing the record rally in global equities, as the FTSE All World hits a fresh record. Please join the conversation !
"15.02.2017 14:00:08" ft.com White House drops US insistence on a two-state Middle East solution US official says Washington will not dictate peace terms to Israelis and Palestinians 'We're not going to dictate what the terms of peace will be,' a Trump administration official said.
"15.02.2017 13:30:07" ft.com Former Trump campaign manager denies contacting Russian agents Manafort dismisses allegations after reports US authorities are investigating ties 'I have never had any involvement with Putin or the Russian government on any matter,' Paul Manafort told the FT.
"15.02.2017 12:30:22" ft.com Murder and tiger mothers in HBO's new 'Big Little Lies' Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman star in an unusually nuanced portrait of wealthy women in California 'A game of grudges whose antagonists are as redolent of Dangerous Liaisons as Desperate Housewives.'
"15.02.2017 12:05:18" ft.com Brother had apparently begged North Korea's Kim Jong Un to spare his life South Korea's spy chief says the North had targeted Kim Jong Nam for years before his assassination North Korea had tried to kill the elder Kim, who was once seen as the heir-apparent to the Pyongyang leadership, for five years, according to the head of South Korean intelligence.
"15.02.2017 11:45:41" FirstFT: White House under pressure, Goldman breaks record Watch Wednesday's top stories:
- White House under pressure over Russia links;
- Goldman Sachs shares shatter a 10-year record;
- scientists discover long football careers can damage the brain.
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"15.02.2017 11:29:05" ft.com Marc Chagall in full bloom: how he used flowers in his work Robin Lane Fox on a new exhibition in Sarasota, Florida 'The paintings of this remarkable man are a witness that artists do not have to garden in order to respond to what gardeners grow'
Picture: 'Couple with Lilies of the Valley' (1973) by Marc Chagall © 2017 ARS, New York/ADAGP, Paris
"15.02.2017 11:15:49" Market Minute: Global stock index hits record high The main market stories we are watching on Wednesday:
- The FTSE All-World index hits a record high;
- European and Asian markets trade at multi-month peaks;
- Banks benefit from expectations of higher interest rates.
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"15.02.2017 11:01:01" ft.com Opinion: Europe needs a new defence pact — and Britain can lead it The UK should radically change its security policy while this is still possible Britain has opposed European defence structures because they might undermine Nato. Now that the US president has set out to undermine Nato, maybe it is time to think again.
"15.02.2017 10:27:06" ft.com Scientists find a long footballing career can damage the brain Suspicions were aroused by former West Bromich Albion player Jeff Astle's death a decade ago The study said a long career heading the ball can cause the type of injuries seen among boxers and American football players.
"15.02.2017 10:00:30" ft.com UK equipment exporter fears for its Gulf contracts as Brexit talks near Croydon-based high-tech supplier hit by falling pound and customs uncertainty A new series looks at how Brexit could disrupt British business beyond the EU.
"15.02.2017 09:30:22" ft.com Prudential is to bid for a £3bn slice of Bradford & Bingley mortgages The deal is set to be one of the biggest asset disposals by a European government. Other bidders for the portfolio of buy-to-let mortgages include US asset manager Pimco and private equity groups Blackstone and Cerberus.
"15.02.2017 09:00:16" ft.com White House under pressure over Kremlin ties, Goldman Sachs' Trump-era boom, and the perils of Valentine's Day in Saudi Arabia Trump knew weeks before Michael Flynn quit that his national security adviser had misled senior officials Here is a taste of today's FirstFT. To read the full newsletter and receive it daily in your inbox, click here.
"15.02.2017 08:30:14" ft.com Newspapers subscribe to a paying digital future Readers show renewed commitment, while advertisers' interest in print wanes The press has been both punching bag and beneficiary in the age of Trump
"15.02.2017 08:00:35" ft.com White House faces firestorm over Trump team's Russia ties Administration struggles to contain fallout from firing of national security adviser Flynn Reports have emerged that Trump campaign aides were in frequent contact with Russian intelligence officials during the presidential race.
"15.02.2017 07:30:06" ft.com Berkshire Hathaway 'A' shares crack $250,000 ceiling Value of Warren Buffett's famed investment vehicle hits $412bn after record close The price of admission to the elite club of Berkshire Hathaway 'A' shareholders now exceeds a quarter of a million dollars.
"15.02.2017 07:00:11" ft.com The Brexicon: your guide to the language of leaving the EU What you need to know on Article 50, the customs union and other issues facing the UK From Article 50 to 'equivalence': The FT brings you your guide to the language of Brexit.
"15.02.2017 06:30:04" ft.com Donald Trump's bellicosity on Iran is tricky to turn into action The meeting with Netanyahu will put the focus on the president's Mideast policy US-Israel relations in focus ahead of meeting: On the campaign trail, Mr Trump vowed he would be the 'most pro-Israel president ever'
"15.02.2017 05:47:29" ft.com London hotspot: the hip Shoreditch street attracting developers Several new-build projects are being built in the Redchurch Street area, where prices are up 13 per cent in a year Vogue has featured it, Versace has moved in and half of it is covered in 'suspiciously neat-looking graffiti': Redchurch Street is the new London hotspot.
"15.02.2017 05:45:05" ft.com Workplaces can be islands of tolerance in unpleasant times Employing diverse groups of people can also boost the bottom line Opinion: The workplace can be an 'island of tolerance' in a time of increasing racial and xenophobic attacks.
"15.02.2017 05:15:06" ft.com Germany grapples with rise of fake news ahead of general election Fear that debate will be hijacked by conspiracy theorists, trolls and cyber-bullies Germany is trying to battle fake news ahead of the general election.
"15.02.2017 04:45:12" ft.com EU capitals seek stronger right of veto on Chinese takeovers Berlin, Paris and Rome want legal basis to block state-backed moves on key industries There is growing protectionist backlash against Chinese investment in Europe's most sensitive industries.
"15.02.2017 04:15:07" ft.com Coach AW17, New York: where optimism never goes out of style Stuart Vevers celebrated his third successful year at the US brand with a playful, positive collection FT's fashion editor: Not everyone will adore the cutsey comic insignias but Coach's brand of happy at NYFW in this climate 'is worth its weight in gold'.
"15.02.2017 03:45:06" ft.com Five takeaways from Janet Yellen's testimony before Congress Fed chair solidifies views that the central bank has become more hawkish The five things to know about Fed chair Janet Yellen's first day testifying before US Congress.
"15.02.2017 03:30:04" ft.com Downfall of Toshiba, a nuclear industry titan President says woes stem from purchase of Westinghouse reactor business The downfall of Japan's Toshiba: 'From now on, there are only three major players in the global nuclear power plant market: Korea, China and Russia'
"15.02.2017 03:15:06" ft.com Downfall of Toshiba, a nuclear industry titan President says woes stem from purchase of Westinghouse reactor business Inside the downfall of Toshiba, the titan of the nuclear industry.
"15.02.2017 02:45:11" ft.com India air pollution deaths poised to exceed China's Emissions blamed for 1.1m premature deaths a year in each country Toxic air now kills almost as many people as high cholesterol and even more than excessive salt or being overweight.
"15.02.2017 02:15:16" ft.com Thirst for coffee in lower-tier China cities propels Starbucks push Latest FTCR survey finds small city demand driving aggressive expansion plans Starbucks' China ambitions: 'Starbucks is selling more coffee in China even as the competition stumbles.'
"15.02.2017 01:45:10" ft.com The art school MBA that promotes creative innovation Central St Martins applies designer-style problem-solving to business education Central St Martins is bringing designer-style problem-solving to business education.
"15.02.2017 01:30:09" ft.com UK and US: Workplace tale of two healthcare systems Countries take different approaches but realise that healthier workplaces make sense They take different approaches but both realise that healthier workplaces make sense.
"15.02.2017 01:15:12" ft.com Donald Trump gave the Israeli right hope, but his campaign rhetoric hasn't matched reality Regional realities begin to dawn on expectations that 'things will be different' The Israeli right thought things would be different under Donald Trump, but regional realities are dawning on them.
"15.02.2017 01:00:50" ft.com The Wallenbergs: One of the most powerful families in Europe and a model for avoiding disputes One of the most powerful families in Europe offers a model for avoiding disputes Their family foundation has turned Sweden, a country of 10m people, into a research powerhouse.
"15.02.2017 00:45:30" ft.com How 'Girls' reshaped our view of the female body But Girls was never anti-fashion. Girls rejected the gloss of Sex and the City — and offered women an alternative identity.
"15.02.2017 00:30:38" ft.com Why sushi addicts need to be aware of the mercury toxicity risk Most of us need to eat more fish but there can be too much of a good thing Most of us need to eat more fish but you can have too much of a good thing.
"15.02.2017 00:15:14" ft.com The Bank of Tech wants to cut banks out of providing payment services Facebook, Amazon, Alipay and others cut out banks in providing payment services Facebook, Amazon, Alipay and others are a growing threat to traditional institutions.
"15.02.2017 00:00:36" ft.com Uncovering a specific kind of cybersecurity threat you should know: the 'exploit kit' 'Exploit kits' create an industry out of hacking into your PC Here's what you need to know about a tool that cyber criminals can buy to help them attack their victims and make money.
"14.02.2017 23:45:05" ft.com Donald Trump's incoming commerce secretary still holds investment with Beijing-backed fund Wilbur Ross still holds investment with Beijing-backed fund in oil tanker company The billionaire investor and China Investment Corp, the state-controlled fund, were part of a consortium that invested $1bn in Diamond S Shipping, an oil tanker business.
"14.02.2017 23:30:33" New York Minute February 14 Catch up on the day's markets news.
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"14.02.2017 23:30:20" ft.com Expert panel: Researchers should be allowed to permanently change human genes Experts conclude technique should be used only to prevent serious inherited diseases The technique would allow genes to be passed on to future generations and should be used only to prevent serious inherited diseases, the panel said.
"14.02.2017 23:18:22" ft.com One 'A' share in Berkshire Hathaway now costs about the same as a four bedroom home in suburban Omaha Value of Warren Buffett's famed investment vehicle hits all-time record of $412bn The price of admission to Warren Buffett's elite club of 'A' shareholders has hit a quarter of a million dollars for the first time.
"14.02.2017 23:15:08" ft.com FT View: The conservative case for taxing carbon emissions A climate change plan from Republican grandees deserves attention A climate change plan from former Republican officials that calls for a carbon tax deserves attention.
"14.02.2017 23:00:37" ft.com Donald Trump knew two weeks before dismissing Michael Flynn that he had misled senior officials President knew Flynn misled White House weeks before firing national security adviser The White House is facing escalating pressure to explain the relationship between President Trump and the Kremlin.
"14.02.2017 22:45:04" ft.com The price of admission for Berkshire Hathaway 'A' shareholders just hit $250,000 for the first time Value of Warren Buffett's famed investment vehicle hits all-time record of $412bn The value of Warren Buffett's famed investment vehicle has hit an all-time record of $412bn.
"14.02.2017 22:34:31" ft.com Germany, France and Italy want the EU to grant them a right of veto over Chinese high-tech takeovers Berlin, Paris and Rome want legal basis to block state-backed moves on key industries They say the deals are 'unfair . . . because they rely on state funds or are aimed at buying up important technologies'.
"14.02.2017 22:15:05" ft.com FT View: Executive pay needs a radical new structure The move away from long-term incentive plans is welcome Opposition to high pay has hardened.
"14.02.2017 22:00:28" ft.com The 'Trump bump' has more investors interested in opening a bank Investor groups encouraged by prospects of growth and gentler regulatory environment The plans are galvanised by the prospects of more vigorous growth, lower taxes and a gentler regulatory environment under President Donald Trump.
"14.02.2017 21:45:05" ft.com Opinion: Why the doom and gloom about investment research is wrong Demand more than doubles in times of uncertainty such as Brexit or Trump's victory Don't write off investment research yet: Demand more than doubles in times of uncertainty such as Brexit or Donald Trump's victory.
"14.02.2017 21:30:05" ft.com Martin Sandbu: Donald Trump's love of manufacturing is misguided All the big industrial economies have chosen to internationalise their supply chains The economic nationalism of Donald Trump and his administration can be described as Germany-envy.
"14.02.2017 21:15:09" ft.com The financial troubles at Toshiba expose the fragility of the UK's energy policy as a whole Ministers want to eradicate coal-fired power by 2025. The issue is what will replace it Ministers want to eradicate polluting coal power stations by 2025.
"14.02.2017 21:11:19" ft.com Breaking News: Goldman Sachs shares shatter 10-year record to hit new closing high Bank buoyed by prospect of Trump government administering profit-boosting policy mix All banks have rallied hard since Donald Trump's victory. But only a handful have done as well as Goldman.
"14.02.2017 21:00:06" ft.com Lloyd's of London has banned drinking by its staff during work hours Rule applies to staff rather than the insurance brokers and underwriters And they are not happy about it.
"14.02.2017 20:46:13" ft.com These are the top contenders to replace him as Donald Trump's national security adviser Former generals Petraeus and Kellogg plus ex-Navy seal Harward in the frame Michael Flynn is out. Here's who might be next in his post.
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"14.02.2017 20:30:52" Michael Flynn resigns Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn had the shortest tenure of anyone holding that position in more than 60 years.
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"14.02.2017 20:15:40" Janet Yellen's testimony Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says the US economy and fiscal policy face an uncertain path under the administration of Donald Trump.
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"14.02.2017 20:00:26" ft.com The UK is exploring options to tempt overseas companies to list in London FCA looks at 'international segment' to accommodate overseas groups in capital markets One option: large groups could obtain a London listing without having to comply with some stringent requirements.
"14.02.2017 19:45:12" ft.com Senior Republican aide: 'People can smell blood in the water and want to do more' Senators call for investigations after Flynn resigns as national security adviser The White House is facing mounting pressure to explain and investigate the relationship between President Donald Trump and the Kremlin.
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"14.02.2017 19:30:24" ft.com The White House is under growing pressure to investigate the Trump-Kremlin relationship Senators call for investigations after Flynn resigns as national security adviser A senior Republican aide on the Trump-Flynn scandal: 'It's not like many Republicans are defending him'.
"14.02.2017 19:15:10" Timeline Photos The odds of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates next month are rising following chair Janet Yellen's testimony to Congress today.
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"14.02.2017 19:00:59" ft.com Gideon Rachman: Three serious questions raised by the Michael Flynn resignation Retired general says he is the 'scapegoat' for wider failings, writes Gideon Rachman Michael Flynn's resignation poses a threat to Donald Trump.
"14.02.2017 18:45:06" Timeline Photos India is on the verge of overtaking China as the country with the most deaths caused by air pollution. http://on.ft.com/2kG1nTw
"14.02.2017 18:40:03" ig.ft.com Donald Trump's Russian world The president's ties to Russia are a mix of bling, business and bluster spanning 30 years The resignation of Michael Flynn is a reminder of the Trump administration's strong links to Russia. The connections date back to Soviet times.
"14.02.2017 18:22:07" ft.com Valentine's Day fails to lift the price of cocoa The commodity hits a three-and-a-half year low on concerns about a glut in west Africa Investors fall out of love with the key ingredient of chocolate.
"14.02.2017 17:40:04" ft.com Holiday bookings rise at the world's largest tour operator Journeys to the western Mediterranean, Cyprus, Cape Verde and the Caribbean also prove popular. Holidaymakers from across Europe, but especially the UK, are opting for expensive long-haul and cruise trips.
"14.02.2017 17:20:30" Toshiba chairman resigns after $6.3bn nuclear writedown Toshiba's chairman has quit after the Japanese conglomerate unveiled a $6.3bn writedown on its US nuclear business.
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"14.02.2017 17:01:07" ft.com What is the Trump impact on commodities? Here are 6 things to watch Plans for less regulation and altering trade deals Why commodity traders and producers are on high alert from Donald Trump's proposed policies.
"14.02.2017 16:40:05" ft.com Credit Suisse changes tack on its Swiss IPO after investor concerns Improved capital position gives the bank an opportunity to examine other options, says chief executive Tidjane Thiam The bank is to 'examine a broad range of options' for the future of its Swiss business.
"14.02.2017 16:20:06" ft.com Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta redraw the lines in the battle for the Park Avenue princess NYFW shines new light on the society gown and the houses that design them How did the two uptown Manhattan houses compare at New York Fashion Week?
"14.02.2017 15:56:27" ft.com BREAKING NEWS: Kim Jong Un's brother confirmed dead in apparent assassination Malaysian police confirm North Korean leader's sibling died after falling ill at airport Local media reports suggest Kim Jong Nam was killed by two women using poisoned needles.
"14.02.2017 15:52:22" ft.com Breaking News: Yellen warns of economic uncertainty under Donald Trump Fed chair plays down expectations of a March interest rate rise The Fed chair was cautious that the new administration's tax cutting plans and infrastructure spending proposals would lead to looser fiscal policy and more rapid growth.
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"14.02.2017 15:40:10" ft.com Mass protests erupt in a Chinese town over a proposed aluminium plant Experts feared the plant would pollute Daqing's water supply and air The incident highlights the increasing willingness of Chinese citizens to mobilise in the streets against pollution.
"14.02.2017 15:20:07" ft.com Esquire editor Alex Bilmes: my mid-life style crisis Twenty years after hanging up his hoodie, Bilmes took 'one last spin around the streetstyle dance floor' 'I was seized by a sudden desire to stop dressing my age and to start dressing someone else's age: basically, my younger self's.'
"14.02.2017 15:00:07" blogs.ft.com Some clues to look for from Fed chair Janet Yellen when she appears at Congress today Here are five issues that warrant consideration, says Mohamed El-Erian She won't signal a policy shift. But economists and markets could gain further insights.
"14.02.2017 14:40:03" ft.com Peugeot and GM are in advanced talks to merge their European businesses It's the second time that the two companies have attempted a partnership. A deal would create Europe's second-largest carmaker, behind Volkswagen.
"14.02.2017 14:20:07" ft.com How to dress like a woman? In New York, Sies Marjan, Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra and The Row offer some answers The suit is having a moment for AW17. But so are more frothy confections How to dress like a woman? Wear a suit.
"14.02.2017 14:09:03" Josh Spero discusses the FT's Annual Executive Diversity Speci... LGBTQ in the workplace
"14.02.2017 14:01:47" ft.com Brexit puts a French love affair with the London tech scene in the balance An estimated 4,500 French technology entrepreneurs live in the UK, attracted by light regulation and a favourable tax system The UK vote to leave the EU is making some French technology entrepreneurs question the benefits of being in London.
"14.02.2017 13:31:36" ft.com Michael Flynn's resignation letter in full President Trump's national security adviser steps down, raising fresh questions about the White House's links to Russia 'I inadvertently briefed the vice president elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador.'
"14.02.2017 13:00:18" ft.com Rolls-Royce has reported its biggest-ever loss The loss was driven by a £4.4bn writedown on its hedgebook and a settlement with regulators over bribery and corruption offences The £4.6bn annual pre-tax loss is the largest in the history of the world's second biggest aero-engine company.
"14.02.2017 12:45:42" Market Minute: All eyes on Janet Yellen What we're watching in the markets on Tuesday:
- A cautious tone to trading in Europe and Asia;
- Investors await testimony from Fed chair Janet Yellen;
- China factory gate prices rise at fastest pace since 2011.
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"14.02.2017 12:30:35" ft.com Greece plans to appoint Rothschild as its new debt adviser Officials hope to make the appointment ahead of a meeting of euro-area finance ministers on February 20 It is an attempt to end a long-running stand-off between its lenders and avert a debt default.
"14.02.2017 12:15:20" ft.com Kim Jong Un's brother has been reportedly assassinated in Malaysia The North Korean leader's half sibling is said to have been killed by women with poison needles Developing News: South Korean media said Kim Jong Nam was killed by poison needle by two women who fled the scene at Kuala Lumpur airport by taxi.
"14.02.2017 12:00:06" ft.com Toshiba reports a big loss after a $6.3bn writedown on its US nuclear unit The chairman resigns as the group reels from problems at US subsidiary Westinghouse The Japanese group says it will scale back its overseas nuclear ambitions.
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"14.02.2017 11:46:50" First FT: Flynn resigns and Greece appoints new debt adviser The big stories we are watching on Tuesday:
- Donald Trump's national security adviser resigns;
- Greece appoints investment bank Rothschild to advise on its debt.
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