John Stapleton co-founded a successful food business in the UK and then sold the business with the idea of setting up a similar venture in the US. As he tells Jonathan Moules, things didn’t quite go to plan.
Did Donald Trump pick up any votes with his foreign policy speech? Will Bernie Sanders drop out of the Democratic primary race? The FT’s Demetri Sevastopulo and Courtney Weaver discuss this and more in the first dispatch from the US campaign trail. Clips courtesy of Reuters.
Alan Rusbridger was a crusading editor of the newspaper, says John Gapper. But since he retired, questions over the cost of his tenure have grown and they are intensified by his return as the head of the trust that owns the liberal beacon
The coolification of Phil Collins is among pop’s most curious turnarounds. Richard Clayton explains what the song owes to gangsta rap, “gated reverb” – and a drumming gorilla. Credit: Rhino, Atlantic, Def Jam
In the final episode of a four-part series on sovereign bankruptcy, the FT’s Robin Wigglesworth tells the story of Jamaica’s fiscal turnaround, which took a punitive austerity programme and a dose of good luck.
Two central banks held firm this week. But while the Bank of Japan’s grip on its currency slipped, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen stayed very much in control of the dollar, as Derek Halpenny of Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi explains to Roger Blitz.
India’s chief justice this week made a tearful plea to the government for more judges to help tackle the country’s vast backlog of more than 33m outstanding cases. India’s justice system is notoriously slow, with actions and appeals sometimes lasting decades. Ben Hall asks Victor Mallet, the FT’s South Asia bureau chief, what is being done to tackle the problem.
Claer Barrett and guests discuss how you may benefit from waiting to start dipping into the UK state pension, as well as the merits of fund managers and financial advisers spending so much time on the golf course.
In the third of a four-episode series, the FT’s Robin Wigglesworth examines the novel but controversial way Greece restructured €200bn of its debts, which demonstrated potential improvements to the messy sovereign debt restructuring process.
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