Daily Archives: March 2, 2016

EU leaders are preparing for an emergency summit against a grim backdrop: desperate scenes at the Greece-Macedonia border, where crowds of migrants are being beaten back from storming a fence with salvos of tear gas. Alex Barker, FT Brussels corrrespondent, looks at German chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempt to establish a common refugee policy.

 

Donald Trump now looks highly likely to secure the Republican nomination for the US presidency. Gideon Rachman discusses what this means for US democracy and the rest of the world with FT columnists Ed Luce and Martin Wolf.

 

The country’s huge, inefficient and indebted state-owned companies are crying out for reform as growth slows. But few believe that Beijing’s approach of merging them to create even bigger giants will solve the problem, says Gabriel Wildau

 

Less than three years after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post, the newspaper publisher is as much a technology company as it is a digital news operation. Executive editor Marty Baron and chief information officer Shailesh Prakash tell Shannon Bond what they’re doing with the new investment, how they’re reaching different audiences and how they see the media’s role in the US election.