The scale of remuneration for CEOs has caused anger and triggered debate about the effectiveness of how it’s structured and whether it’s time to rein in their huge increases, says Patrick Jenkins in his Big Read report for the FT’s Runaway Pay series. Here, Christopher Grimes talks to Patrick and John Gapper about how executive pay became so out of proportion to average wages and what changes we are likely to see
Greece is approaching a crunch point – again. Six years after its first bailout, the government in Athens is looking to its creditors, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission, for fresh help. Mehreen Khan discusses the latest crisis and what’s at stake for Europe with the FT’s Brussels correspondent Jim Brunsden.
Patrick Jenkins and the FT banking team discuss Credit Suisse’s full-year results with Berenberg analyst James Chappell and the Co-operative Bank’s struggle to survive under its current ownership. They also talk to Douglas Merrill of ZestFinance, a financial software company that helps lenders price loans to people with patchy credit histories.
SaasPass is in the forefront of developing ways to rid us all of the dreaded password. This San Francisco-based company has an extensive operation in Turkey. FT Correspondent Mehul Srivastava met its Turkish founder Sal Karatas to hear about the challenges tech companies face in Istanbul.
Switzerland’s bid to align its corporate tax system with international norms has come unstuck with voters rejecting the reforms at the weekend. Where does that leave the Alpine country’s business regime? James Wilson discusses the issues with Vanessa Holder in London and Ralph Atkins in Zurich.
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