FT Big Read
  • A merger of egos Mar 26, 2015 - 6:15 pm
  • Sarah Gordon and Arash Massoudi reveal the clash of cultures - and personalities - that threatened the 42bn euro cement merger between Holcim and Lafarge
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  • Craft versus Kraft Mar 20, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Big US food groups have missed a major shift in the nation's tastes, says Gary Silverman. Brands as famous as Campbell's Soup are now languishing on the back shelves of supermarkets while a more health-conscious millenial generation seeks fresher, more natural foods.
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  • A job half-done Mar 13, 2015
  • David Cameron, prime minister of a Britain that looks to outsiders increasingly like a 'Disunited Kingdom', tells Lionel Barber and George Parker that he deserves five more years to finish the job of confirming the country's status in the world
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  • Syria's rebels with a lost cause Mar 06, 2015
  • Erika Solomon looks at the mayhem in Syria,where opposition fighters who took up arms four years ago, are now struggling to navigate the war that seems to be addressing every agenda except the one that they care about - ending the Assad regime.
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  • Spanish politics: Mass appeal of Podemos Feb 19, 2015 - 6:15 pm
  • Having started out in a Madrid theatre just over 12 months ago Podemos has ridden a wave of anti-establishment feeling in Spain to top opinion polls. But can it convert that support in to an election win?
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  • Nigeria's election power struggle Feb 13, 2015
  • Elections in Africa's most populous nation have never been for the faint-hearted. A poll delay raises fears of army meddling but many look to a former general for what they need.
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  • Battle for Ukraine: How the west lost Putin Feb 06, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Europe and the world are watching carefully as Ukraine is pulled violently between Russia and the West. In this podcast, Neil Buckley takes a look at the battle for Ukraine, and how the west misread the Russian leader's determination.
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  • The making of a French jihadi Jan 28, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Are prisons serving as recruitment centres for radical Islamists? Tom Burgis reports from Paris.
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  • Amazon goes to Hollywood Jan 21, 2015 - 6:50 pm
  • Matthew Garrahan and Shannon Bond discuss Amazon's ambitions in the film and television industry
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  • French politics in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks Jan 16, 2015 - 6:30 pm
  • President François Hollande has been praised for his leadership after the terrorist attacks in Paris, but how will France's political scene be affected in the longer term? Anne-Sylvaine Chassany reports.
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  • Aceh ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami Dec 18, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Aceh in Indonesia was hit hardest by the Indian Ocean Tsunami ten years ago, which left 160,000 people dead as the entire coastal plain was devastated. Aceh was also the destination for one of the biggest reconstruction efforts ever mounted by the international community. Ten years on, Ben Bland, the FT's Jakarta correspondent, went there to look at the results. He tells Shawn Donnan what he found.
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  • Person of the Year 2014: Tim Cook Dec 11, 2014 - 6:15 pm
  • Tim Bradshaw explains how the FT chose Apple's 54-year-old chief executive as its Person of the Year.
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  • From Tahrir Square to Isis: the story of Ahmed al-Darawy Dec 02, 2014 - 7:00 pm
  • Borzou Daragahi reports on an Egyptian pro-democracy activist, whose despair over the failures of the Arab Spring led him to the battlefields of Iraq.
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  • Uncharted waters: why we're eating more farmed fish Nov 20, 2014 - 5:45 pm
  • This year, for the first time, the world will eat more fish and seafood from farms than from the wild. But is that a good thing? The FT's Emiko Terazono reports.
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  • Battle for Iraq: the Iranian connection Nov 11, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • As the US deploys more soldiers to Iraq, its original decision to hold off attacking Isis has led to accusations that it opened the way for Iran to cement its position in the country.
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  • Virgin Galactic and the Richard Branson brand Nov 05, 2014 - 6:50 pm
  • The crash last week of a Virgin Galactic spaceship has renewed attention on Sir Richard Branson's companies. Sarah Gordon, the FT's business editor, takes an in-depth look at the Virgin Group business model.
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  • Israel's expanding settlements Oct 30, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Israel has announced it is pushing ahead with controversial plans to expand settlements in east Jerusalem. John Reed takes an in-depth look at what this might mean for the two-state solution.
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  • Silk Road Redux - a conversation with Tobias Buck Oct 17, 2014 - 10:00 am
  • We talk to Tobias Buck, Madrid correspondent, about the series of FT articles that investigated the modern trail of Chinese investment, migration and ambition in Europe, and he answers a selection of readers’ questions
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  • Why Chinese migrants are doing so well in Spain Oct 10, 2014 - 2:15 pm
  • Chinese businesses are expanding in some of the European countries hit hardest by the crisis. Tobias Buck, the FT's Madrid bureau chief, looks at a thriving community of entrepreneurs in Spain.
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  • Under fire: the Iraqi army vs Isis Oct 02, 2014 - 6:00 pm
  • Borzou Daragahi tells the story of the shambolic and demoralised Iraqi army, and the rush to rebuild it as it fights the jihadi group Isis.
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