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US approves money market funds reform

ft.com — The US on Wednesday approved new rules on money market funds in a bid to prevent future runs on the investments, amid opposition from businesses groups and commission members. The rules, finalised by the Securities and Exchange Commission after a

The Carlos Slim three-day week is a great idea

ft.com — Carlos Slim's proposal that we work a three-day week sounds crazy. But many, in 1922, thought Henry Ford crazy when he announced that his staff would work a five-day week. Our working week seems normal to us because it is what we have always known
Jul 23, 2014

RT @Skapinker: Carlos Slim, the world's second-richest man, has suggested we work three days a week. Great idea. My @FT column. on.ft.com/1x0R9Mh

Jul 23, 2014

Carlos Slim, the world's second-richest man, has suggested we work three days a week. Great idea. My @FT column. on.ft.com/1x0R9Mh

Apple R&D spike hints at new products

ft.com — Rumours, supply-chain leaks and "sources familiar with the situation" are one thing. But earnings reports do not lie. So when Apple's third-quarter results filing revealed a 36 per cent jump in research and development spending compared with the
Jul 23, 2014

Apple's 36% jump in R&D to its highest point since 2006 shows something big is coming - just don't call it "iWatch" on.ft.com/1wYMU3C

Jul 23, 2014

“Sources say the device is in fact unlikely to be called the iWatch..” ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c…

Jul 23, 2014

When is Apple going to get around to investing some of its dough in *innovation*? Oh right: ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/c…

Safeguarding the future with public endowments​ for research

ftalphaville.ft.com — We routinely use our smart phones without realizing the research and development that produced it: the transistor, integrated circuits, wireless communication, the laser and optical communication, the internet, the Unix operating system, and so on. None of these existed during World War II.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @FD: Great guest post from Arun Majumdar on how to safeguard the technological future with public endowments ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/07/23/190…

Jul 23, 2014

Great guest post from Arun Majumdar on how to safeguard the technological future with public endowments ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/07/23/190…

Jul 23, 2014

Google's Arun Majumdar argues for public research endowments in @ftalphaville's latest Mission Finance post ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/07/23/190…

Will equities outperform in Q3?

video.ft.com — Will equities outperform in Q3? Jul 22, 2014 : Markets had shrugged off nervousness over Ukraine and periphery eurozone banks. Andreas Utermann, co-head at Allianz Global Investors, and Diana Choyleva of Lombard Street Research discuss with Pauline Skypala whether we are set for a sanguine summer.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @chrisadamsmkts: Will equities outperform in Q3? Andreas Utermann and Diana Choyleva with @PaulineSkypala in new FT Markets show on.ft.com/1x0dd9A

Jul 23, 2014

Will equities outperform in Q3? Andreas Utermann and Diana Choyleva with @PaulineSkypala in new FT Markets show on.ft.com/1x0dd9A

The EU’s confusing course on Russian sanctions

blogs.ft.com — Brussels blog Welcome. If you have yet to register on FT.com you will be asked to do so before you begin to read FT blogs. However, our posts remain free. Notes from the EU This blog covers everything from the European Union's foreign and economic policies to the fortunes of its political leaders - as well as the more light-hearted aspects of life in Europe.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @barnejek: Really good stuff! MT @SpiegelPeter: Confused about what the EU's up to on #Russia sanctions? That may be intentional on.ft.com/1tzViGQ

Jul 23, 2014

Confused about what the #EU's up to on #Russia sanctions? That may be intentional. We try to clarify: on.ft.com/1tzViGQ

Opinion: domesticating Russia

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Jul 23, 2014

RT @ftcomment: Of the world’s large economies, Russia has the least interest in global economic institutions on.ft.com/1rAHfmy

Sega vs Nintendo: a review of Console Wars by Blake J Harris

ft.com — In the Console Wars of the early 1990s, I was in the trenches. Joypad in hand, I fought under the banner of Super Mario for Nintendo against the evil Sega and its not-so-super Sonic the Hedgehog. At least, that was how it felt in a British primary
Jul 23, 2014

really great book RT @ftmanagement: Sega v Nintendo: @tim reviews 'Console Wars' by Blake Harris on.ft.com/1sQgjPW

BoE governor Mark Carney says UK rate rise drawing closer

ft.com — Interest rates "will need to start to rise" in the months ahead, Mark Carney said on Wednesday, while reiterating the Bank of England's view that increases will be "gradual and limited". In his first definitive statement that a rate rise is getting

Q&A: Why are airlines halting flights to Tel Aviv?

ft.com — Why are we seeing many airlines stop flying to Israel's Tel Aviv airport? On Tuesday at 12.15 EST, the Federal Aviation Administration, the chief US aviation regulator, banned US airlines from flying to or from Ben Gurion International airport for
Jul 23, 2014

RT @JoshuaChaffin: Your questions answered: Why are airlines halting flights to Tel Aviv? - FT.com on.ft.com/1tzzWcA via @FT

Jul 23, 2014

Your questions answered: Why are airlines halting flights to Tel Aviv? - FT.com on.ft.com/1tzzWcA via @FT

Whitney Tilson now 12 percentage points more confident in Herbalife short

ftalphaville.ft.com — Judging by the share price reaction to his Herbalife presentation, Bill Ackman delivered a "death blow" not to the company but to many investors who followed him in shorting the stock. Not so Whitney Tilson, Buffett-watcher, value investor, friend of Ackman and now one of Herbalife's biggest bears.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @stephenfoley: Whitney Tilson now 12 percentage points more confident in Herbalife short on.ft.com/WziMkz

Jul 23, 2014

Whitney Tilson now 12 percentage points more confident in Herbalife short on.ft.com/WziMkz

UK authors prevail in internationalised Booker longlist

ft.com — British authors have prevailed against their US counterparts in the longlist for the 2014 Man Booker prize, accounting for six out of 13 novels revealed to be in contention for the £50,000 literary prize.
Jul 23, 2014

UK authors prevail in internationalised Booker longlist (but no Goldfinch) - FT.com on.ft.com/1sQl4sQ via @FT

​Financial Times appoints Megan Murphy Washington bureau chief

aboutus.ft.com — 22 July 2014: The Financial Times today announces the appointment of Megan Murphy (@meganmurp) asWashington bureau chief to lead the FTâs coverage of US politics. She will assume the role on 1 January 2015 and will relocate fromLondon toWashington,DC, this fall. Murphy succeeds Richard McGregor, who will work on longer-term projects.
Jul 22, 2014

huge congrats to @meganmurp, soon to be the @FT's Washington bureau chief. DC's not gonna know what hit it... on.ft.com/1rxVVme

Jul 22, 2014

She's coming to blown down your house of cards, 'Murica. The awesome @meganmurp is the @FT's new Washington DC BC on.ft.com/1n8E0jn

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The Herbalife debate, shifted

ftalphaville.ft.com — So, Bill Ackman cried on Tuesday at the end of a presentation the showman investor had said will define his career. He remains committed as ever to what he first trailed as "the patriotic short".
Jul 23, 2014

Good analysis, as usual, by @FD The $HLF debate, shifted | FT Alphaville on.ft.com/WxMdmV

Jul 23, 2014

.@FD says that Ackman's presentation showed "a lot about the way a pyramid scheme targeting the very poor can work" ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/07/23/190…

Jul 23, 2014

Good morning New York. Why the Herbalife share price (short term) isn't the best measure of Ackman's presentation ftalphaville.ft.com/2014/07/23/190…

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Central banks versus shareholders

video.ft.com — Central banks versus shareholders Jul 23, 2014 : The UK looks set to offer a test case for shareholders worried about central bank rate rises. Many fear such increases, but James Mackintosh, investment editor, says history shows little reason to worry - but perhaps this time is different.
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