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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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  • Oil price drop hits plastic recyclers Apr 30, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • The collapse in oil prices is pushing plastic recyclers towards the brink of bankruptcy, with potentially disastrous consequences for the environment, Pilita Clark, FT environment correspondent, tells Andrew Parker.
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  • Iranians impatient for nuclear deal Apr 29, 2015 - 2:14 pm
  • Many Iranians believe a comprehensive nuclear deal will bring a lifting of sanctions and the return of foreign investors, in particular Americans, who have been absent from Iran for over thirty years. Najmeh Bozorgmehr, reports from Tehran on their hopes for a deal.
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  • Wall Street’s ‘golden parachutes’ challenged Apr 28, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • America’s biggest trade union federation is campaigning against “golden parachutes” in which bank executives pocket millions of dollars before taking jobs in government. Patrick Jenkins discusses the issue with Heather Slavkin Corzo, head of the federation’s investment office, and Caroline Binham.
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  • Is Ireland's data protection regime too lax? Apr 28, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • The list of technology companies based in Ireland is long and growing. But some European states complain Ireland's enforcement of European data protection rules is lax. Ravi Mattu asks Duncan Robinson and Murad Ahmed whether a new supranational regulator would resolve such disputes.
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  • US shale industry's test of survival Apr 24, 2015
  • The US shale industry has transformed the outlook for US energy security, created tens of thousands of high-paying jobs, and rattled the leaders of rival oil-producing countries from Riyadh to Caracas. But as oil prices have sunk, the fledgling industry is facing its first real test, Ed Crooks tells Matthew Vincent.
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  • Best of the FT podcasts Apr 24, 2015
  • Why is the world finally ready to criticise Turkey over the Armenian genocide? Why can't Europe end its migrant crisis and how did supermarket giant Tesco lose £6.4bn last year? Henry Mance answers these and other questions in his 'Best of the Financial Times podcasts.
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  • Armenian 'genocide' casts its shadow on Turkey Apr 21, 2015 - 6:07 pm
  • Turkey was shocked earlier this month when the Pope and the European parliament described the mass killing and deportation of Armenians from Turkey a hundred years ago as genocide. Daniel Dombey in Istanbul tells Fiona Symon why Turkey finds it so hard to confront this part of its history.
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  • China's $45bn investment in Pakistan Apr 20, 2015 - 5:50 pm
  • China’s president is in Pakistan to announce an ambitious programme of infrastructure investment and military deals. Fiona Symon talks to Farhan Bokhari, FT correspondent in Islamabad, about what this means for Pakistan and the region.
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  • Best of the FT podcasts Apr 17, 2015
  • How is the Chinese premier facing up to the country's economic slowdown?
    What's the big fiscal difference between the main parties in the British election? And can robots really cook like humans? Henry Mance considers these and other questions in his review of the best of the FT podcasts.
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  • Iraq's Anbar strategy unravels Apr 16, 2015 - 7:03 pm
  • Iraqi forces suffered reverses this week in their battles against Islamic State militants in the province of Anbar, west of the capital Baghdad. Fiona Symon talks to FT Middle East correspondent Borzou Daragahi about what went wrong.
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  • Amazon's pioneering cloud computing business Apr 15, 2015 - 7:42 pm
  • Twelve years ago, Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, gave the green light for an experimental business that would rent out computing power by the hour. Amazon Web Services now dominates a multibillion dollar and growing market. Murad Ahmed talks to Leslie Hook about the group's decision to disclose details of its cloud service.
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  • How sustainable is the global economic recovery? Apr 14, 2015 - 5:35 pm
  • The global economy is recovering, but how sustainable is the modest upturn?

    Ferdinando Giugliano talks to Eswar Prasad, economist at Cornell University and senior fellow at Brookings, about the findings from the latest FT/Brookings Tiger Index report.
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  • France's National Front leader Marine Le Pen ousts father Apr 13, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • The founder of France's far right National Front party Jean-Marie Le Pen has bowed out of politics after a public row with his daughter and party leader Marine Le Pen over his remarks that he considered the Nazi gas chambers a mere "a detail of history". Fiona Symon talks to Anne-Sylvaine Chassany, FT Paris bureau chief about the family feud.
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  • Syria's three-way conflict Apr 09, 2015 - 6:49 pm
  • The rebels trying to topple Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad have made gains in the north and south of the country. But an unexpected attack by Isis, the jihadi group, inside the capital Damascus has reminded the world that this is a three-way conflict. Erika Solomon tells Fiona Symon about the latest developments.
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  • Kenya's home grown Islamist militants Apr 08, 2015 - 7:02 pm
  • Kenyans are in mourning after Islamist militants shot their way into a university in the remote northeast, leaving 148 dead. It was the worst terrorist atrocity in the country for nearly two decades and appears to have been carried out by home-grown militants. Fiona Symon talks to Katrina Manson, FT correspondent in Nairobi, about who was behind the attack.
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  • Prosecutor's death raises tensions ahead of Turkish polls Apr 01, 2015 - 6:23 pm
  • The death of a prominent Istanbul prosecutor after he was held hostage by two leftist extremists has raised tensions ahead of Turkey's election in June. Fiona Symon talks to Istanbul correspondent Dan Dombey about the incident and how the government has reacted.
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  • Nigeria’s Gen Buhari on course for historic poll victory Mar 31, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • General Muhammadu Buhari looks set to win Nigeria’s presidential election and unseat the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan after a closely fought contest. Fiona Symon talks to William Wallis about the significance of what would be the country’s first democratic transferrence of power.
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  • Github attack explained Mar 30, 2015 - 7:35 pm
  • Github, the online forum for software developers, has been hit by a powerful cyber attack that security experts believe originated in China. FT technology editor Ravi Mattu discusses the attack with Hannah Kuchler, the FT's correspondent in San Francisco and Charles Clover, the FT's correspondent in Beijing.
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  • Google partners with Johnson & Johnson to work on surgical robotics Mar 27, 2015 - 6:10 pm
  • Is healthcare about to feel the full force of tech disruption? Google is partnering with Johnson & Johnson on surgical robotics. FT tech editor Ravi Mattu asks pharmaceutical correspondent Andrew Ward whether pharma companies would see Silicon Valley as friend or foe
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  • Iraq and Yemen interventions raise spectre of regional conflict Mar 26, 2015 - 5:21 pm
  • Battles with rebel movements in Iraq and Yemen seem to be increasingly drawing in the region's powers Saudi Arabia and Iran, raising the spectre of regional conflict. Fiona Symon talks to Borzou Daragahi, FT Middle East correspondent, about the risks.
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  • Women on boards: Time for quotas? Mar 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Nearly 25 per cent of Britain’s biggest companies now have women on their boards but some argue that voluntary targets for increasing womens' representation are not enough. Should Britain follow Germany and move to mandated quotas? Carola Hoyos debates the issue with economist Vicky Pryce and former trade minister Mervyn Davies.
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  • Hanergy: The 10-minute trade Mar 25, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • You might not have heard of Hanergy Thin Film before, but this Hong Kong listed solar energy company is worth more than $35bn. Its share price has enjoyed a startling rate of growth in the last two years. But an FT investigation into trading in the company's stock has uncovered some curious patterns. Robin Kwong talks to Miles Johnson, FT hedge fund correspondent, about the findings.
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  • Yemen turmoil stirs regional tensions Mar 24, 2015 - 1:44 pm
  • Yemen is sliding towards a civil war that threatens to embroil regional powers after a Shia rebel movement took control of the capital and the country’s third largest city in a bid to unseat the elected Sunni president Abd-Rabbu Hadi. Fiona Symon talks to FT Gulf correspondent Simeon Kerr about the conflict.
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  • Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear strike Mar 23, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • Russia has threatened Denmark with a nuclear strike if it takes part in Nato’s missile shield, in some of the most incendiary comments yet directed at a member of the military alliance. Fiona Symon talks to Richard Milne, FT Nordic and Baltic correspondent, about the growing tensions in the Baltic Sea region.
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  • The truth about the rise of women directors in the UK Mar 19, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Emily Cadman and Carola Hoyos discuss research that suggests UK boards have failed to diversify and that many of the women appointed as non-executive directors have come from similar backgrounds to the men they replaced.
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  • Israel's Netanyahu wins fourth term in office Mar 18, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a fourth term in office after an election in which he beat off a challenge from centre-left opposition leader Isaac Herzog. Fiona Symon talks to John Reed in Jerusalem about the result.
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  • Apple plans TV streaming service Mar 17, 2015 - 6:52 pm
  • Apple is renewing its assault on the living room. The company is in advanced talks with US broadcasters to launch a subscription streaming offering with plans to create an online TV streaming service later this year. Ravi Mattu discusses the development with Tim Bradshaw.
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  • China's growing influence as an arms exporter Mar 16, 2015 - 6:25 pm
  • New figures show that China has displaced Germany as the world’s third biggest arms trader. Fiona Symon talks to Charles Clover, FT correspondent in Beijing, about the reasons for China's rapid rise as an arms exporter
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  • Iraqi troops poised to retake Tikrit from Isis Mar 12, 2015 - 6:26 pm
  • Iraq is poised to recapture Tikrit, hometown of the former dictator Saddam Hussein, from Isis fighters. Fiona Symon talks to Borzou Daragahi about how the battle was won and what will be the Iraqi army's next target.
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  • Chechens linked to Boris Nemtsov murder Mar 10, 2015 - 5:20 pm
  • It has emerged this week that Chechen hit men may have been responsible for the killing of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov and that the murder was apparently endorsed by Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov, a close ally of the Russian president. Fiona Symon talks to Neil Buckley about the Chechen trail.
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  • Will a profit-oriented Etsy remain true to its principles? Mar 10, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • The post-automation world needs platforms with high environmental and social standards like the online craft marketplace, says Andrew Hill
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  • India's controversial decision to ban rape documentary Mar 09, 2015 - 6:09 pm
  • 'India’s daughter', a documentary about the gang rape of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi, premieres in the United States today but has been banned by the BJP government from being shown in India. Fiona Symon talks to Amy Kazmin in New Delhi about the controversial decision.
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  • Spain's IE Business School tops FT Online MBA ranking Mar 08, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • The Financial Times Online MBA ranking was won again this year by Spain's IE Business School, but the top 15 was still dominated by US business schools. Jonathan Moules discusses the findings with Della Bradshaw and Wai Kwen Chan.

    For more news and analysis on online learning, go to our special report at www.ft.com/online-learning
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  • Lawlessness undermines Mexico reforms Mar 06, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Mexico’s Pena Nieto administration got off to a blistering start, passing nearly a dozen structural reforms in less than two years, but faith in the government’s integrity has plummeted. Jude Webber spoke to finance minister, Luis Videgaray, about what went wrong and what needs to be done to restore the public’s trust.
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  • Working lives: How to survive in the book trade Mar 05, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • David Prescott, CEO of the UK bookshop Blackwells, tells Emma Jacobs about the ups and downs of life in the book trade
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  • Creating the citizen power of the future Mar 04, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Social philosopher Charles Handy believes the giants of business and finance should be dismantled into their component parts to serve the interests of consumers and employees better. He tells Andrew Hill about his vision for the 'citizen organisations' of the future.
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  • Rebekah Brooks resumes her career with News Corp Mar 03, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • Rebekah Brooks, the former tabloid newspaper editor who was cleared of all charges in Britain’s phone-hacking scandal, is returning to a new job in Rupert Murdoch's media empire. It is her first step back on to the News Corp ladder after her resignation in 2011. Henry Mance and Matthew Garrahan discuss her new role.
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  • Iraq launches major offensive against Isis Mar 02, 2015 - 5:23 pm
  • Iraq’s army has launched a major offensive to capture an Isis stronghold north west of the capital Baghdad. It is attempting to clear Islamist fighters from Salahuddin province and the city of Tikrit, hometown of the former dictator Saddam Hussein. Fiona Symon talks to Borzou Daragahi about the risks and rewards of the operation.
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  • FT Profile: Andy Palmer's penchant for punk Mar 01, 2015
  • The chief executive of luxury carmaker Aston Martin might like pistons and plug-in vehicles, but there's another important 'P' in his life: punk rock. He loves nothing more than firing up some tunes while riding on his BMW motorbike. But he also showed a more sensitive side when he spoke to Andy Sharman about his favourite tracks.
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