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From Cardiff Garcia, locked-down earlier in Munich…

Quick audio vox pop here from Cardiff, who happened to in a restaurant near the site of the lone gunman attack on Friday night…

Cardiff

Why a Donald Trump victory is plausible

By Federica Cocco<p>Analysts are cranking up the odds of a Donald Trump presidency, with researchers at Citigroup saying the possibility “cannot be …

Donald Trump

Thought for the weekend

I do like the simplicity of the one product. We’ll probably expand in time, though. Maybe people would cook more if they could do things a little …

UK News

Engineers vs urban geometry

There’s an old adage in the Men are from Mars Women are from Venus sense of the world, that women view and deal with problems differently to men.<p>From …

Mathematics

Peter Thiel bets on European deposit protection

Cast your mind back to October 2008. The global financial crisis was upon us. The sky was falling. The end was near. And the Icelandic bank …

Peter Thiel

Alphachat guide: the tradeoffs of city life, and a new era for the business of mixed martial arts

<i>Alphachat is available on Acast, iTunes and Stitcher.</i><p>A quick housekeeping note: The cast and crew of Alphachat will be on summer break for the next …

MMA & UFC

Silicon Valley billionaire tells Republican Convention why he is backing Trump

Pay-Pal co-founder Peter Thiel has broken ranks with his Silicon Valley rivals giving a rousing speech to the Republican National Convention telling …

Donald Trump

Re-setting Ratesetter’s provision fund

Is 22 per cent a big number?<p>That’s how much Ratesetter increased its expected future losses on Thursday, “partly to reflect greater economic …

Finance (UK)

It’s a negative yielding world, we just get to scramble in it

Here’s a rough piece of calculation based on the last few years of news: When x happens, yields fall. An example of this post-GFC rule-of-thumb was …

UK News

FT Opening Quote: A bad week for Mike Ashley

MPs lambast Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley, Heathrow’s Brexit boost and good news at Vodafone. FT Opening Quote is your early Square Mile briefing. You …

Mike Ashley

Brussels briefing: Renzi’s bank problem

Matteo Renzi is politically cornered. Troubled banks – or more precisely Monte dei Paschi di Siena - have left the Italian premier facing a problem …

European News

Business leadership: influence is an art, not science

Influencing is about action. If you are trying to influence someone it is because you want to produce an outcome and to do this effectively is …

News (Wales)

FirstFT – Trump’s dark speech, the man who would replace food and how Japan came to believe in depression

Sign up to receive FirstFT by email here Test your knowledge with the week in news quiz. Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination …

Zimbabwe

Further reading

<b>Elsewhere on Friday,</b><p>- Musk just threw down the gauntlet to Uber, public transport and logistics.<p>- The Brexit campaign that was, from a PR/ marketing …

Finance (UK)
UK News

White House Countdown – ‘Vote with your conscience’

It must be hard being Ted Cruz. Just when you assume there could not be more people who dislike you, your own support base turns on you. The Texas …

The White House

Las Vegas setback for Trump

<i>By Gary Silverman</i><p>Donald Trump has been a winner in Cleveland this week. But he has been a loser in Las Vegas.<p>Trump International Hotel Las Vegas – …

Las Vegas

A Libertarian crashes Trump’s Cleveland party

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian party presidential candidate, is in Cleveland this week, telling people he can beat Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to …

Donald Trump

Finding Latinos for Trump in Cleveland

Outside the perimeter of the Republican National Convention, protesters have been making the case against Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico. …

Donald Trump

World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

<b>Turkey’s bungled putsch</b><p>Following a failed military coup in Turkey, President Erdogan has launched a sweeping crackdown on alleged plot sympathisers. …

UK News

Trump’s foreign policy – nine points from his NYT interview

On the eve of his acceptance speech at the Republican convention, Donald Trump has rattled allies in Europe and Asia with an extensive interview …

Foreign Policy

Supersonic helicopters with stealth capabilities and formidable arsenals…

Helicopter money has been going through an important conceptual transition this month. For years it was deemed the unthinkable last resort option for …

UK News

It’s not just non-performing loans…

Mario Draghi on banks and monetary policy transmission from the ECB’s press conference today:<p>You’re right, banks are important, especially important …

Finance (UK)

Festival of Finance: Podcasts Part Four (final batch!)

Transmission channels of monetary policy in the current environment speech by Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board, European Central …

Festivals
Banking

Brussels briefing: State of emergency

No relent in European news overnight. One state of emergency was declared in Turkey – suspending rights and giving president Recep Tayyip Erdogan …

European Union

Why Italy’s housing crisis matters

Seven years after the financial crisis, Italy’s property market has still not recovered. House prices in the country fell 1.2 per cent year-on-year …

Housing

FT Opening Quote: The Daily Mail down from Brexit high

The party is over for the Daily Mail, EasyJet mulls European move and Unilever suffers currency woes. <b>FT Opening Quote</b> is your early Square Mile …

Brexit

Further reading

<b>Elsewhere on Thursday,</b><p>- Levine 1: Insider trading is sometimes a family affair.<p>- Levine 2: HSBC currency traders got greedy on Christmas.<p>- Emad …

Finance (UK)

A message to G20 finance leaders: GDP growth alone cannot bring about well-being

Robert F Kennedy once said that a country’s GDP measures “everything except that which makes life worthwhile”.<p>Understanding how people feel or do not …

Finance (UK)