George Osborne’s Budget delivered a surprise boost for millennials in the form of the Lifetime ISA. But how will it hit other age groups in the wallet? FT Money editor Claer Barrett gets first reactions from Raj Mody, head of pensions at PwC; Christine Ross, head of advice at wealth management firm Heartwoods, and Nimesh Shah, partner and tax specialist at Blick Rothenberg.
Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats suffered a setback in regional elections last weekend. How wounded is the chancellor and have German politics changed fundamentally under the pressure of the refugee crisis? Gideon Rachman puts the question to Fred Studemann and Stefan Wagstyl.
Surging mergers and Y10tn in outbound deals in 2015 are being cited as evidence that the once-mightyinterventionist ministry of international trade — reborn as Meti — is reclaiming power, boosted by the Abenomics stimulus project and seeking to compete more effectively with China, say Leo Lewis and Kana Inagaki
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