Daily Archives: April 16, 2015

Lionel Barber describes how Li Keqiang, China’s second most powerful man, told the FT that his country had no desire to create a new world order

 

Iraqi forces suffered reverses this week in their battles against Islamic State militants in the province of Anbar, west of the capital Baghdad. Fiona Symon talks to FT Middle East correspondent Borzou Daragahi about what went wrong.

 

Gideon Rachman is joined by Geoff Dyer and John Paul Rathbone to discuss the rapprochement between Obama’s America and Castro’s Cuba. How far can it go and what are the international implications?

 

Britain’s parties are running a post-austerity election campaign at a time when there is plenty of austerity to come. Labour leader Ed Miliband should take a stand against the lack of realism even if it costs him some support. It will not be worth governing if he has no mandate for budget cuts.

 

Roger Blitz talks to Steve Barrow of Standard Bank about his damning assessment on the euro, the rapid descent of German bund yields and the weak link between a country’s growth prospects and its currency.