Monthly Archives: August 2014

Courtauld Institute student and arts writer Aindrea Emelife reflects on the current neglect of Surrealism in the art world – and considers what significance the movement might still hold for today’s young rebels

 

Once the model for countries across the world desperate to improve education standards, the effectiveness of Sweden’s for-profit schools are being questioned after the country plummeted down the OECD ratings. Helen Warrell reports from Sweden.

 

To exclude a job candidate simply because they have transposed two letters makes no sense, says Lucy Kellaway.

 

The editor of arthistorynews.com welcomes the decision of the National Gallery in London to let visitors photograph works – and hits back at critics who say it will make people look at art in the ‘wrong’ way

 

With the dollar’s rally putting emerging markets currencies under pressure, Delphine Strauss, currencies correspondent, asks Ilan Solot, strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman, whether emerging markets are now better placed to withstand a rise in global rates – and what political developments in Brazil and Turkey will mean for two of last year’s ‘fragile five’ currencies.

 

The FT’s Tehran correspondent Najmeh Bozorgmehr reports from the Zayandeh Roud, an ancient river in Iran that has dried up amid a wider water crisis in the country.

 

Jonathan Eley and guests discuss why you need to be more careful than ever when choosing an annuity, how long the bond bull market can last and the football fund run by former England boss Terry Venables

 

Film screenings are becoming ever more inventive, with fine dining, unusual venues and even hot tubs thrown in to lure audiences. But for Antonia Quirke, nothing can match the downbeat charm of a black-box cinema on a weekday afternoon

 

The pound endured its biggest one-day drop in nearly six months on Wednesday. The Bank of England has been sending out mixed messages on when interest rate hikes may or may not occur over recent months – but did the consensus for rate rises change this week? And how might continued Eurozone weakness affect sterling? Also, how is the political situation in Turkey affecting the performance of the lira? Jane Foley, senior FX strategist at Rabobank, joins Thomas Hale.

 

Jonathan Eley and guests discuss the Bank of England’s latest comments on house prices and wages, challengers to incumbents in retail banking, and whether now is the time to return to actively managed funds