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Who will blink now Syriza has won?

ft.com — Three years ago, Syriza was only just recognisable as a modern political party. Today it is the new government of Greece, perhaps even with an overall majority in the legislature. To implement its ambitious economic renewal programme, the party
Jan 26, 2015

RT @paullewismoney: "new chapter of European instability is only just starting" George Magnus in the FT on.ft.com/15BxoUG only thing clear uncertainty!

Jan 26, 2015

"new chapter of European instability is only just starting" George Magnus in the FT on.ft.com/15BxoUG only thing clear uncertainty!

Jan 26, 2015

RT @georgemagnus1: Syriza & European creditors will lock horns. Some compromises poss,some not. Who will blink, what then?My @FT comment ht…

Greece’s debt pile: is it really unsustainable?

ft.com — Whatever government emerges after Greece's parliamentary election, Athens will soon lock horns with its international creditors over its mountain of public debt, which stands at about 175 per cent of gross domestic product. Eurozone governments have

Axis-PartnerRe deal to reshape reinsurance

ft.com — Axis Capital and PartnerRe have agreed an $11bn transaction to combine the two New York-listed insurers, in the clearest sign yet that a wave of dealmaking is transforming the industry. The deal was expected to be announced as early as Sunday night
Jan 26, 2015

RT @ArashMassoudi: FT Exclusive: Re-Insurers Axis Capital and PartnerRe to combine in $11bn deal on.ft.com/1C3irbS w/ @alstrgr and @JFK_America

Jan 26, 2015

RT @ArashMassoudi: FT Exclusive: Re-Insurers Axis Capital and PartnerRe to combine in $11bn deal on.ft.com/1C3irbS w/ @alstrgr and @JFK_America

Jan 25, 2015

RT @ArashMassoudi: FT Exclusive: Re-Insurers Axis Capital and PartnerRe to combine in $11bn deal on.ft.com/1C3irbS w/ @alstrgr and @JFK_America

Jan 25, 2015

RT @ArashMassoudi: FT Exclusive: Re-Insurers Axis Capital and PartnerRe to combine in $11bn deal on.ft.com/1C3irbS w/ @alstrgr and @JFK_America

Jan 25, 2015

FT Exclusive: Re-Insurers Axis Capital and PartnerRe to combine in $11bn deal on.ft.com/1C3irbS w/ @alstrgr and @JFK_America

China buying more iPhones than US

ft.com — Apple is expected to say this week that it has sold more iPhones in China than on its home turf in the US for the first time last year, highlighting the shifting power balance of the smartphone market. Analysts estimate that the US tech group
Jan 25, 2015

So now #China buying more #iPhones than #US will US out-buy China in #Xiaomi (when they can get their hands on them) ow.ly/HV9Wk

Jan 25, 2015

RT @S_Rabinovitch: In a first, Apple likely sold more iPhones in China than in US last year -- and that's not counting those smuggled in ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @S_Rabinovitch: In a first, Apple likely sold more iPhones in China than in US last year -- and that's not counting those smuggled in ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4…

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Should falling off my bicycle stop me from leaning in?

ft.com — Last Wednesday I was cycling into work with a bag slung over the handlebars. I was going at a fair clip when the bag swung into the wheel, got jammed, and I sailed over the front of the bike to land head first on the tarmac.
Jan 26, 2015

Can you be a corporate woman when you have a black eye and broken wrist? My own sorry tale: on.ft.com/1uMh4MS via @FT

Jan 26, 2015

Should falling off my bicycle stop me from leaning in? @lucykellaway on her accident ft.com/cms/s/0/100085…

Abbott attracts controversy over knighting of Prince Philip

blogs.ft.com — Welcome to the World blog. Gideon Rachman and colleagues offer commentary on international affairs. Follow @ftworldnews Gideon became chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times in July 2006. He joined the FT after a 15-year career at The Economist, which included spells as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Washington and Bangkok.
Jan 26, 2015

Abbott's Australia Day surprise: knights Prince Philip, doesn't tell cabinet, denounces Twitterati on.ft.com/1BqXhBT #knightsanddames

Jan 26, 2015

Abbott attracts controversy over knighting of Prince Philip | The World | FT.com on.ft.com/1JLdLXp

China: Monopoly position

ft.com — When US chipmaker Qualcomm was threatened with a fine of $1bn for violating China's antitrust law in 2013, it took a novel approach: it decided to defend itself. This was considered an unusual move in a country where foreign companies often simply
Jan 25, 2015

RT @annensherman: Architect of Beijing’s antitrust laws says they are being used in a turf war between regulators on.ft.com/18hkNYc @charles_clover

Jan 25, 2015

RT @annensherman: Architect of Beijing’s antitrust laws says they are being used in a turf war between regulators on.ft.com/18hkNYc @charles_clover

Jan 25, 2015

RT @peter_tl: “This is rule by people rather than rule by law.” Good read on China's anti-monopoly fight with Qualcomm. on.ft.com/1D7Jccg

Jan 25, 2015

“This is rule by people rather than rule by law.” Good read on China's anti-monopoly fight with Qualcomm. on.ft.com/1D7Jccg

Obama’s savvy bet on India’s rise

ft.com — With the big exception of India, all the Brics economies are slowing. For the first time since China's cultural revolution, India will outgrow its Himalayan neighbour next year, according to the International Monetary Fund. On Sunday, Barack Obama
Jan 26, 2015

Obama’s savvy bet on India’s rise - from @edwardGluce FT.com on.ft.com/1yH2cyz via @FT

Jan 25, 2015

.@EdwardGLuce: There is little downside to Obama's India bet and a long-term upside. ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c… #ObamaInIndia

Jan 25, 2015

Good piece by @EdwardGLuce (himself an Indophile) on the thinking behind Obama's growing affection for India ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c… @ft

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Syriza lead widens as Greeks go to the polls

ft.com — Greeks are voting in a snap election that the anti-bailout Syriza party is tipped to win, putting Athens on a potential collision course with its international lenders. The mood appeared to be cheerful as voters crowded outside polling stations in
Jan 26, 2015

RT @TimesBusiness: Today @FT front page: 'Greek leftists' victory throws down challenge to euro establishment': ft.com/cms/s/0/9610da… pic.twitter.com/v78IMvE4WR

Jan 25, 2015

Wacky Greek leftists making entirely reasonable demands for debt relief = German nightmare. on.ft.com/1zJr4HS

Jan 25, 2015

RT @johnauthers: Looks like Mr Market's confidence in the eurozone is about to be tested: Syriza lead widens as Greeks go to the polls on.ft.com/1zJr4HS

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Standard Chartered steps up hunt for Peter Sands’ successor

ft.com — Standard Chartered is looking to replace Peter Sands this year and has hired headhunters Egon Zehnder to conduct the search, following calls from some of the bank's largest shareholders to accelerate its succession planning. Mr Sands, one of the
Jan 26, 2015

RT @leishachi: Standard Chartered is looking to replace long-serving CEO Peter Sands this year @FT banking editor @MAmdorsky reports on.ft.com/1D7LoAx

Jan 25, 2015

StanChart down 2.3% after latest whisper on Peter Sands succession planning in FT. ft.com/cms/s/0/4ae629…

Jan 25, 2015

Standard Chartered steps up hunt for Peter Sands’ successor: on.ft.com/1utUdjl #FT

Let statisticians cry foul when politicians bend the truth

ft.com — Facts matter, and Britain is lucky to have a political system that knows it. Numbers frame our most important debates - about economic growth, deficit reduction, immigration and welfare reform. And those numbers are usually produced by the

The pick of 2014’s management books

ft.com — Working out how to expand successfully - or at all - is one of the greatest challenges for a business. Sutton and Rao lay out the lessons on how to avoid bureaucracy without succumbing to unstructured chaos.

Q&A: What next for Greece and the eurozone

ft.com — Q. Does the emphatic victory of the radical leftwing Syriza party in Sunday's Greek elections mean that a clash over debt relief is inevitable between Athens and its EU and International Monetary Fund creditors? A. The gulf between Syriza and the
Jan 26, 2015

What next for Greece after Syriza victory - Q&A by @TonyBarber8 on the country's wrangles with creditors ft.com/cms/s/0/ed31d3…

Large UK pension funds push asset managers to invest responsibly

ft.com — Sixteen of the UK's largest pension funds have joined forces to ensure asset managers fulfil the promises they make regarding responsible investment. The group of investors, which includes the BT Pension Scheme, BBC Pension Trust and the Unilever

Borsa Istanbul in talks over stake sale

ft.com — Borsa Istanbul is talking to local and overseas financial institutions about taking a stake in the Turkish exchange ahead of its planned initial public offering. The exchange wants to secure a group of anchor investors by selling a chunk of its 36

Dalian Wanda earmarks $1bn for Australia property expansion

ft.com — Dalian Wanda, the real estate group owned by China's second-richest man, has accelerated its overseas expansion by outlining plans to invest $1bn to redevelop a landmark property on Sydney Harbour. Wanda, which is owned by Wang Jianlin, a former
Jan 26, 2015

Wanda shares +5% today after announcing Sydney property purchase & plans. ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7…

Asahi tilts at tendency to overpay

ft.com — It may be early days, but Asahi's brawl in New Zealand is already drawing admirers back home. "You've got to applaud," says Peter Eadon-Clarke, chief Japan strategist at Macquarie in Tokyo. Yes, the Japanese brewer might have paid too much in the
Jan 26, 2015

today's big #Marubeni writedown = consequence of setting 3-yr investment budgets that absolutely have to be spent ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7…

Dollar rally only just getting started

ft.com — Mark Twain famously quipped that whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. This is always sage advice for investors, but perhaps more so this year given that many seem to have started 2015 with similar

The Fast Lane: Local lessons for taking on the world

ft.com — For the past few days the great, the good, kind-of-good, not-so-good and downright questionable have gathered in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos. If you spend time with this paper or keep a TV tuned to Bloomberg, you will have seen journalists, CEOs
Jan 25, 2015

RT @duncanrobinson: Social media "exists not because people are dying to share everything but because of poor urban planning" on.ft.com/1BR9dQ1

Jan 25, 2015

Social media "exists not because people are dying to share everything but because of poor urban planning" on.ft.com/1BR9dQ1