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Yahoo email capture

If your email provider suffered a security breach would you:<p>a) prefer to be informed about it as soon as possible so as to take evasive action?orb) …

Yahoo

The Deutsche domino

Is there something particularly hubristic about a <i>German</i> bank being the bank to trigger a renewed eurozone banking panic? We think so.<p>Here’s …

Finance (UK)

Datawatch: India soars ahead in global competitiveness index

India has jumped by 16 positions to 39th in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness ranking.<p>India is now ahead of Indonesia, the …

India

The euro crisis and the French Revolution

There are lots of good reasons to study history, but perhaps the best is to avoid being misled by people who claim to have “learned the lessons” from …

French Revolution

Egypt’s IMF programme to hit 30m poor

<i>By Max Wrey, Alaco</i><p>Since taking office in mid-2014, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has pursued the twin goals of maintaining social order and …

Egypt

Datawatch: Trump supporters are concerned about his temperament

Pew’s latest survey of the American electorate has found that a major factor in candidate support is disliking the opponent. For Trump supporters, …

Finance (UK)

Two-speed China consumer market raises retail challenges

<i>By Bruno Lannes, Wei Yu and Jason Ding, Bain</i><p>Yoghurt is flying off the shelves in China. The value of yoghurt sold in 2015 grew by more than 20 per …

China

The ECB, innovation and yield targets

Where the BoJ leads the ECB may/may not follow.<p>You will all remember that last week the BoJ unveiled <i>QQE with yield control</i> — a 10yr yield target that …

Innovation

MMF flows and restricted money-ness

Or, the Libor tiny-spike partially explained in two charts.<p>Here they are, from the Treasury’s Office of Financial Research:<p>If you’d rather not …

Finance (UK)

FT Opening Quote: RBS settles two US lawsuits

RBS settles two US lawsuits, AA in low gear and Deutsche Post to buy UK Mail. FT <i>Opening Quote,</i> with commentary by <b>City Editor Jonathan Guthrie</b>, is …

MBA application essays: Take the time to reflect

Much emphasis is put on the essay preparation for an MBA application. You need to highlight your achievements, career path and complimentary …

Essays

Renzi’s bridge to victory

<i>To receive the Brussels Briefing in your inbox every morning, sign up here</i><p>It may have already been abundantly clear that Matteo Renzi is in full …

Further reading

<b>Elsewhere on Wednesday,</b><p>– Merrill Lynch sold some stocks too fast.<p>– Your Rosie O’Donnell stock market bubble and Trump vs the Fed.<p>– Presidential …

Finance (UK)

FirstFT – Wells Fargo chief to forfeit $40m, Elon Musk’s mission to Mars and the nuclear project beneath the Arctic ice

Sign up to receive FirstFT by email here John Stumpf, the chief executive and chairman of Wells Fargo, will forfeit $41m in pay awards and some of …

Elon Musk

White House Countdown – ‘She gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem.’

<i>Sign up for our daily US politics newsletter here.</i><p>The polls are tightening. All of the momentum seems to be on his side. The bar he must pass has …

Elections

“No hidden fees” fintech lender settles with CFPB for, amongst other things, charging hidden fees

LendUp CEO Sasha Orloff tells me they’re giving the startup time to build a long-standing brand in finance “the right way”, rather than squeezing as …

Finance (UK)

Inquiring minds want to know: can blockchain reconcile 200% institutional ETF ownership?

Former financial “ops guy” Fred Sommers (now retired) posed a good question to us on Tuesday: can blockchain deal with the phenomenon of lots of …

Finance (UK)

Hollande in the Jungle

<i>To receive the Brussels Briefing in your inbox every morning, sign up here</i><p>It was such a politically risky visit that a hundred journalists took a bus …

Finance (UK)

The diminishing returns of blockchain fetishism

Economists Robert Gordon and Robert Solow have long warned that digital information systems may not be cultivating the same sort of productivity …

Rocket Internet would like to see your business idea

Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based clone factory that made its name copying other people’s business ideas in new markets, is looking for Europe’s …

Rocket Internet

Racing to the bottom in boats, clouds and ZEDEs

E-commerce often gets billed as the great equaliser of trade. The argument is that it allows small businesses to reach buyers who’d otherwise be …

Finance (UK)

How would a Fed rate hike affect consumers?

We don’t really understand how changes in the level of short-term interest rates affect things we actually care about, such as growth and employment. …

Personal Finance (UK)

Datawatch: Modi remains popular

About two-thirds of Indians are satisfied with the direction of the country, up from less than a third in 2013. An even higher proportion is happy …

Narendra Modi

Datawatch: population with credit card

There are large differences among EU countries in the use of financial products. About eight in 10 adults in Denmark and France own a credit card …

Credit Cards

FT Opening Quote: Sterling windfall for Wolseley

Sterling windfall for Wolseley, UK oil and gas down, dollar firms after US debate. FT <i>Opening Quote,</i> with commentary by <b>City Editor Jonathan Guthrie</b>, …

Finance (UK)

Further reading

<b>Elsewhere on Tuesday,</b><p>– The penny stock chronicles, a series.<p>– The stakes of the helicopter money debate, a primer from DeLong.<p>– Power poses are …

FirstFT – A fiery first presidential debate, the prospect of bank break-ups and going au naturel in Paris

Sign up to receive FirstFT by email here As many as 100m viewers were estimated to have tuned in to the first one-on-one debate between Hillary …

White House Countdown – Let’s get ready to rumble

The first presidential debate tonight may rival the Super Bowl and the moon landing in terms of viewership, and it’s easy to see why.In one corner …

Finance (UK)
Finance (UK)

FT column: We are all Stalinists on Syria

<i>By Gideon Rachman</i>“A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.” Stalin’s famous statement is often taken as the epitome of …