Monthly Archives: August 2013

“Those who live to please, must please to live.” But these days it’s often our privilege to watch the performers having a good time


First-time buyers are back – but is it good news or not. How advisers are using computer games to get you to engage with your investments. And property syndicates – should we be clubbing together?


It is a mystery why the banks inflict a working day on employees that exhausts them, says Lucy Kellaway


China’s debt has ballooned over the past five years raising questions over the sustainability of such a burden amid slowing growth. Simon Rabinovitch, China correspondent, explains the country’s debt dynamics and answers some of the questions FT readers posted on our blog and sent via social media.


It’s loud, insistent, adolescent and playing now at a Mediterranean resort near you. And as the FT’s arts writer finds, there’s no way you’ll ever get the volume turned down


LinkedIn could learn something from the Girl Guides to prevent the skill inflation and sucking up that are rampant on the social network, says Lucy Kellaway


India was once seen as a rising superpower and one of the world’s most dynamic economies, but now its rupee is plunging and the economy is stalling. What’s more, this seems to be part of a broader problem in emerging markets, as Indonesia, Turkey, South Africa and Brazil all experience currency jitters. Gideon Rachman is joined by Victor Mallet, New Delhi bureau chief and Ralph Atkins, capital markets editor, to discuss what’s going on and how deep the problems are


Gold is in the headlines again – but is it an insurance against disaster or a volatile fringe asset? Gilts are up – does this mean recovery is on the way? And if banks are right that cash is on its way out – what is going to take its place?


Thomas Hirschhorn’s South Bronx installation brilliantly embodies the belief that art should be part of everyday life


The Egyptian army’s efforts to clear supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood from camps around Cairo has led to hundreds of deaths and a deepening political crisis. So what is the future for Egypt, and how is the rest of the world likely to react? Heba Saleh, Cairo correspondent, and David Gardner, senior international affairs commentator, join Gideon Rachman.