Monthly Archives: December 2013

As Miami’s sparkling new Perez Art Museum hosts a big retrospective of the Chinese artist’s work, the FT’s arts writer reflects on culture’s role in challenging oppression

 

An exhibition of Soviet-era sporting paintings shows how, even in a repressive political climate, artists still made work with real human insight

 

Author Mohsin Hamid reads his short story ‘Alien invasion in the G.L.A.C.’, commissioned by the Financial Times for the new year.

 

FT Money looks back at 2013 and ahead to 2014 with Paul Kavanagh from Killik & Co.

 

In the podcast:

We look at some of the key developments in technology over the last few years, from consumerisation and the cloud to cybersecurity and the skills gap.

And we preview some of the key trends for the rest of this decade.

With guests Peter Cochrane and PA Consulting’s David Elton, and Connected Business contributor Stephen Pritchard.

 

The world’s most successful business women have impeccable hairdos.

 

Patrick Jenkins is joined by Daniel Schafer and Sam Fleming to discuss how the Volcker Rule could impact upon banks either side of the Atlantic. Sharlene Goff has news of the latest fines for part-nationalised banks RBS and Lloyds, and looks at how Ireland’s exit from European bailout status could affect the Bank of Ireland and Allied Irish.

 

The FT’s arts writer finds that, for all the acquisitive buzz around art fairs, they still richly cater for people’s inquisitive side too

 

Mass protests continue in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, against the government of President Viktor Yanukovych. The government had refused to sign an association agreement with the European Union, apparently in favor of closer ties to Russia. Neil Buckley, east Europe editor, and Roman Olearchyk, Kiev correspondent, join Gideon Rachman to discuss the still-volatile situation.

 

More scandalous behaviour at Britain’s leading banks. Why southeast Asia could be worth looking at for adventurous investors. And why wealthy foreigners are still buying UK property to rent out.