Women are Japan’s squandered asset, says Leo Lewis. The country has one of the best-educated and most underused female populations in the world. Shinzo Abe is trumpeting legislation that aims to encourage more women into work but critics say sweeping change is needed to create new jobs and boost growth
Could plans to raise the UK living wage change the legacy of the Tories and chancellor George Osborne? FT’s Michael Stott asks political commentator Janan Ganesh, and delves into the numbers behind the Summer Budget with economics correspondent Ferdinando Giugliano.
Is this week finally the one when Greece defaults on its debts and crashes out of the euro? Gideon Rachman is joined by Henry Foy and Ferdinando Giugliano to discuss an apparent hardening of opinion among Europe’s politicians towards Greek appeals for debt relief.
How will the measures in the first Conservative Budget since 1997 affect your finances? Jonathan Eley unpacks the policy details with the help of Nimesh Shah, partner at Blick Rothenberg; Jason Butler, founder of Bloomsbury Wealth, and Claire Evans, partner at Deloitte.
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