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  • Puerto Rico - America's Greece? Jul 03, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Puerto Rico has been called America's Greece, because of the ruinous scale - and nature - of its debt. Leaf Arbuthnot talks to the FT US Markets Editor Robin Wigglesworth about the problems facing the island.
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  • Working lives: how to sustain a career until 70 Jul 03, 2015 - 11:10 am
  • As the pension age increases, sustaining a career until 70 is set to become a pressing issue. Emma Jacobs asks Lynda Gratton of London Business School and Chris Ball of the Shaw Trust how this can be done.
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  • Best of the FT Podcasts: Terror, philanthropy and murky deals in Africa Jul 03, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Henry Mance scrolls through the week's news and offers his selection of the best of the FT podcasts. This week: a terror attack in Tunisia, Prince Alwaleed promises to give away his fortune, and an African scandal unfolds.
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  • Working lives: London's 'red carpet' curate Jul 02, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • Peterson Feital, minister to the creative industries for the Diocese of London, has been dubbed the “red carpet curate” for his appearance at glitzy premieres, He explains his mission to Emma Jacobs
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  • Why Rome's mayor is fighting to stay in office Jul 01, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Ignazio Marino, the Mayor of Rome, is fighting for his political life, as details emerge of an immense corruption scandal reaching right into the heart of the Eternal City. Does he deserve to be nudged out of office? Leaf Arbuthnot asks James Politi, FT Rome Bureau Chief, to explain.
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  • Greece defaults on its IMF debt Jun 30, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Greece has become be the first developed country to miss a payment to the IMF. Martin Arnold, FT banking editor, discusses what the default means for the global banking system with Ferdinando Giugliano, Emma Dunkley and Laura Noonan.
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  • Denmark's new politics Jun 30, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • In Denmark's topsy-turvy election, the party that won most seats has had to cede the premiership to a party that came third, and whose share of the vote actually diminished since the last election. What's going on? Leaf Arbuthnot asks Richard Milne, FT Nordics Correspondent, to explain.
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  • Best of the FT podcasts: Nato's chess game with Russia, Formula One's future and US taxes Jun 26, 2015
  • Henry Mance scrolls through the week's news and offers his selection of the best of the FT podcasts. This week: the chess game between Russia and Nato, the future of Formula One and why Americans always moan about taxes.
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  • Investors hope for Argentine turnaround Jun 26, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Investors are hoping for a turnaround in Argentina's economic fortunes after this year's presidential elections, but doubts have begun to emerge that the new regime will represent real change. Benedict Mander, FT correspondent in Buenos Aires, tells Jonathan Wheatley why.
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  • Atlantic Alliance back in business Jun 24, 2015 - 6:51 pm
  • Nato defence ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss the reinvigoration of the alliance in the face of Russian aggression. The US is to make the biggest reinforcement of its forces in eastern Europe since the fall of the Soviet Union. Ben Hall discusses the development with Geoff Dyer and Sam Jones
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  • Apple vs Spotify Jun 23, 2015 - 6:50 pm
  • Apple is to change the terms of its upcoming subscription streaming service Apple Music, following an open letter by pop star Taylor Swift. What share of its streaming revenues will Apple pay to artists, and how will these changes affect current market leader Spotify? Ravi Mattu, FT technology editor, is joined by Robert Cookson, digital media correspondent
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  • Debt crisis takes a toll on Greek banks Jun 23, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Negotiations to avert a Greek default have been overshadowed by another growing concern: the country's banks, caught up in the turmoil through no fault of their own, are in danger of becoming insolvent. Patrick Jenkins talks to Ferdinando Giugliano and Martin Arnold about the problem.
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  • UK unveils stringent bank bonus regime Jun 23, 2015 - 1:13 pm
  • Senior managers at UK banks risk having their bonuses clawed back for as long as a decade if they take "material risks", under proposals unveiled by regulators that would give the UK one of the world's strictest regimes on bonuses and pay. Patrick Jenkins talks to Caroline Binham about the proposed rules.
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  • The complexity of US taxes Jun 23, 2015 - 11:38 am
  • The deadline for Americans abroad to file their taxes was June 15th. Lisa Pollack, FT columnist and expat, is joined by tax historian Joseph Thorndike to reflect on the complexity of US taxes for Americans everywhere. How did the system become so convoluted that in the tax year 2010, 59 per cent of Americans used paid preparers to file their returns rather than complete the forms themselves?

    To read Lisa's column on this topic, go to ft.com/ustaxes.
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  • The story of Cao Xiuzhen, a Shanghai trashpicker Jun 19, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • As part of the FT's 'End of the migrant miracle' series, Shanghai correspondent Patti Waldmeir tells the story of Cao Xiuzhen who makes a living from the detritus of the city
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  • Tech bubbles then and now Jun 19, 2015 - 12:01 pm
  • Brent Hoberman rose to fame as co-founder of Lastminute.com, a British internet company that came to symbolise the dotcom excess of the year 2000. He’s reinvented himself as a serial entrepreneur and creator of exclusive start-up community Founders Forum. Caroline Daniel, editor of FT Weekend, asks him about regrets, what it’s like to raise money during a bubble and what’s changed in European tech over the last 15 years.
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  • Best of the FT podcasts: US presidential hopefuls, world's biggest beer company and is there a tech bubble? Jun 19, 2015
  • Henry Mance negotiates the week's top stories in the time it takes for Greece and the EU to shout at each other and storm out of the room. This week: US presidential hopefuls, the world's biggest beer company and is there a tech bubble?
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  • Yellen treads carefully on rates Jun 18, 2015 - 5:37 pm
  • Currency investors were looking for signs of lift-off in interest rates this week, but Fed chair Janet Yellen wants the US central bank to tread very carefully. Roger Blitz, FT currencies correspondent, spoke to Stephanie Flanders, chief market strategist for Europe at JPMorgan Asset Management, about the Fed's message.
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  • Philae comet lander awakes from its slumber Jun 17, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • This week, Europe's comet lander Philae awoke after a sleep of seven months and made contact with earth via its mother ship Rosetta. Andrew Jack talks to Clive Cookson, FT science editor, about the famous tweet, and why it inspired such excitement in the scientific world.
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  • Greek turmoil upsets the markets Jun 16, 2015 - 5:35 pm
  • As Greece heads closer to a default, how are the markets reacting and what would happen if the Tsipras government failed to reach a deal with Greece's creditors? Patrick Jenkins, FT financial editor, discusses the potential fallout with Ralph Atkins, Martin Arnold and Caroline Binham.
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  • Can Qatar retain the 2022 World Cup? Jun 15, 2015 - 6:26 pm
  • Allegations that Qatar won its bid to host the 2022 World Cup through bribery have led to calls for the Gulf emirate to be stripped of its right to host the competition - especially after the corruption scandal at football's governing body Fifa erupted last month. Fiona Symon discusses Qatar’s response with Simeon Kerr, the FT’s Gulf correspondent.
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  • Living with Art Jun 12, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Art historian Bendor Grosvenor talks about the growing trend for displaying Old Masters in contemporary interiors and whether brown furniture is making a comeback.
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  • Best of the FT Podcasts: UK debt, Turkish elections, and ads on Snapchat Jun 12, 2015
  • Henry Mance scrolls through the week's news and offers his selection of the best of the FT podcasts and videos.
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  • The plight of Asia's Rohingya Muslims Jun 11, 2015 - 7:24 pm
  • The suffering of Asia's Rohingya Muslims has been revealed in gruesome detail in recent weeks, with haunting images of desperate people stranded on the Indian Ocean. Fiona Symon talks to Michael Peel, FT correspondent in Bangkok, about the crisis.
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  • Can Snapchat make money from Millennials? Jun 10, 2015
  • Snapchat has lured Millennials by creating a new type of social media app, but can it figure out a way to make money out of them? Ravi Mattu discusses its attempt to convince advertisers that it can offer them a way to reach the next generation of consumers with Hannah Kuchler and Shannon Bond.
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  • How friends influence online security trends Jun 09, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • What role do our friends play in the strategies we adopt to keep our internet data safe? Lisa Pollack is joined by Carnegie Mellon University's Sauvik Das to discuss his research on role of social influence in the adoption of online security features on Facebook and elsewhere.
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  • Turkish president suffers election setback Jun 08, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Turkey's ruling AK party has lost its majority in parliament in a significant setback for the country's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has ruled unchallenged for over a decade. Fiona Symon discusses the implications with the FT's Istanbul correspondent, Daniel Dombey.
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  • Best of the FT podcasts: Italian reforms, Egyptian homes and 'hurry sickness' Jun 05, 2015
  • Henry Mance asks what hopes for Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, will Egyptians move to homes in the desert, and what is 'hurry sickness'?
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  • Egypt's desert dreams Jun 05, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Egypt recently announced plans to build a new capital in the desert, but will Egyptians move there? Heba Saleh put the question to David Sims, urban planner and author of a book on Egypt's efforts to build cities in the desert.
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  • Sepp Blatter and the dangers of self-delusion Jun 03, 2015 - 6:35 pm
  • Self-belief is vital for leaders, but Lehman, Hanergy and Fifa show the dangers, says Andrew Hill.
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  • Smartphones conquer the world Jun 03, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Smartphones are everywhere and the media industry is getting ready for a shake-up. By 2020 there will be more than 6bn smartphone subscriptions worldwide according to a new report by Swedish technology group Ericcson. Henry Mance discusses the findings with Daniel Thomas and Shannon Bond.
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  • Iran's tech start-ups tap expatriate expertise Jun 02, 2015 - 7:04 pm
  • If Iran and the world powers reach a nuclear deal and international sanctions are lifted, Iran’s tech sector, one of the world’s biggest untapped markets, will be one of the main sectors to watch, says FT Tehran correspondent Najmeh Bozorgmehr.
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  • China steps up investment in European finance Jun 02, 2015 - 4:52 pm
  • A Chinese buyer looks set to acquire one of Portugal's biggest banks as Chinese companies expand their interest in European financial services. Patrick Jenkins, FT financial editor, discusses the deal and its implications with Luigi de Vecchi, one of Europe's most senior bankers at Citigroup, and FT banking editor Martin Arnold.
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  • Wearables at work: What it's like to be a tracked employee May 30, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Some companies are experimenting with tracking their employees with wearable devices. We fitted Sarah O'Connor, the FT's employment correspondent, with a sleep tracker, a mood ring and a fitness tracker, and then shared the data with her boss. She tells Robin Kwong about the week-long experiment, what it feels like to be tracked as an employee, and whether this sort of data collection could actually be useful to an employer.
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  • Best of the Podcasts: Fifa's Sepp Blatter, wearable technology, secret trade deals and artificial intelligence May 29, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Can Fifa president Sepp Blatter survive the corruption allegations at football's world governing body? What happens when employers track employees with wearable technologies? Why is there so much secrecy around the Trans-Pacific Partnership? And what does artificial intelligence mean for the future of humanity? Henry Mance answers these big questions looking back at the best of this week's Financial Times videos and podcasts.
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  • Why all the secrecy around the Trans-Pacific Partnership? May 25, 2015 - 6:00 am
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade deal between the US, Japan, and 10 other economies in Asia and Latin America, has run into a barrage of criticism. But why have the governments involved gone to such lengths to keep the negotiating texts secret? The FT's Alan Beattie thinks this is a mistake.
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  • Best of the FT podcasts: How to lose money on solar energy and save the Great Barrier Reef May 22, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Henry Mance looks at how to be a schmuck and make lots of money, how to invest in a mysterious solar energy company and lose a lot of money and how, maybe, to save the Great Barrier Reef.
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  • Loss of Palmyra signals Syrian regime's weakness May 21, 2015 - 5:34 pm
  • Isis forces have captured Palmyra, site of an ancient city that survived for 2000 years but is now facing destruction. It is a severe blow to Syria’s cultural heritage, but also signals the weakness of the Assad regime. Fiona Symon discusses the reasons for the regime's recent reverses with Erika Soloman.
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  • Chelsea Flower Show highlights May 21, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Jane Owen, FT's House & Home editor, talks to designers about their experience of this year's show and brings us her highlights
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  • Ad-blocking sets off internet arms race May 20, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Internet services have seen advertising revenues soar as consumers turned to smartphones to access the web. But they are having to contend with a new threat: ad-blocking. Ravi Mattu discusses the trend with Robert Cookson.
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  • Deutsche Bank fires warning shot on Brexit May 19, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Deutsche Bank is examining whether to move parts of its British operations to Germany if the UK votes to leave the EU, underlining the potential fallout in the City of London. Patrick Jenkins discusses the move with Martin Arnold and Laura Noonan.
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  • Ramadi residents trapped after Iraqi city falls into Isis hands May 18, 2015 - 5:55 pm
  • Erika Soloman has been speaking to residents of the Iraqi city of Ramadi about the conditions they face since city fell into the hands of fighters from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Sunday. She speaks to Fiona Symon about their predicament.
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  • Milan: face of the new Italy? May 18, 2015 - 1:09 pm
  • Milan is seeking to emulate New York and London in attracting international investors to its fashionable new property developments. Serena Tarling speaks to Rachel Sanderson and Lavinia Albertini about the rebranding of the city.
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  • Cuba: a carnival of expectations May 15, 2015
  • The US move to normalise relations with Cuba unleashed a sense of hope on the island, but the pace of change remains slow, as John Paul Rathbone tells Matthew Garrahan.
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  • Best of the FT podcasts: Britain's defeated Labour party, change in Cuba and the future of Fitbit May 15, 2015 - 10:00 am
  • Henry Mance asks what next for Britain's defeated Labour party, has anything really changed in Cuba, and what does the future hold for Fitbit, maker of those annoying bracelets that track people's jogging.
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  • Working lives: Learning to be mindful with horses May 14, 2015 - 6:10 pm
  • Equine Affinity offers executives the chance to learn something about themselves by interacting with horses. Emma Jacobs spent a morning with company founder Catherine Bray.
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  • Business sees the benefits of rewiring the brain May 13, 2015 - 5:19 pm
  • The prefrontal cortex of coaches, marketers, executives and a few charlatans is lighting up at the possibilities offered by neuroscience, says Andrew Hill.
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  • Can South Africa's Obama challenge the ANC? May 12, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • South Africa’s main opposition party has elected its first black leader. Mmusi Maimane's good looks and skills as an orator have led some to liken him to Barack Obama. Fiona Symon asks Andrew Engand, FT correspondent in Johannesburg, whether he can challenge the power of the ruling ANC.
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  • Can Fitbit stay ahead of the pack? May 11, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • Fitbit is in rude financial health, but can it fend off competition from the likes of Google and Apple? Ravi Mattu discusses the company's prospects ahead of its IPO with Tim Bradshaw, FT San Francisco correspondent.
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  • China's shrinking Labour force May 06, 2015 - 6:42 pm
  • A shrinking labour force is driving huge economic change in China. James Kynge talks to Jamil Anderlini about the human cost of China's mass migration from rural areas to the cities and why it is now beginning to slow.
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  • It's time to reinvest in Egypt, says tycoon Naguib Sawiris May 05, 2015 - 6:07 pm
  • Harsh sentences handed out against opponents of the regime have focused attention on the severity of Egypt's security state. But many in business applaud what they see as a return to stability. Heba Saleh, FT Cairo correspondent, talks to tycoon Naguib Sawiris about his decision to resume investing in the country.
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  • Cirque du Soleil's private equity buyout May 04, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • All great enterprises start like a troupe of inspired circus performers. But over time, most end up churning out the equivalent of processed food. Andrew Hill asks how inventive companies can avoid this fate.
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  • Best of the FT podcasts: recycled plastic, 'golden parachutes' and gay marriage May 01, 2015
  • Henry Mance asks why the oil price is smashing the people recycling our yoghurt pots, why American bank bosses are paid when they leave their jobs, and whether Ireland, once one of Europe's most Catholic countries, will vote in favour of a referendum on legalising gay marriage.
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