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.

 

The latest round of the US presidential election has seen big victories for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. So is it now all-but-certain that we are looking at a Trump-Clinton contest in November? The FT’s digital comment editor Sebastian Payne puts the question to Gideon Rachman and Washington bureau chief Demetri Sevastopulo​.

 

Shareholder activism is on the rise, often motivated by outrage over the stratospheric pay rises that chief executives award themselves. Sharlene Goff asks David Oakley, FT Corporate Affairs correspondent, what have been the biggest recent rebellions and whether they can make a difference.

 

In the second of a four episode series the FT’s Robin Wigglesworth examines what happened when Argentina defaulted on $80bn of its bonds in 2001, at the time the biggest sovereign default in history.