FT Big Read

UK newspaper groups are re-evaluating their business model as they seek online revenues to replace lost print sales and new digital ways to promote content – such as Google, Facebook and Apple, says Henry Mance

 

The Donald’s campaign to win the Republican nomination for president has won support from conservative media. But for some in the GOP what is good for broadcasters is bad for the party, says Matthew Garrahan

 

A battle of the bankers has gone public and may end up in court, drawing attention to the financial industry’s hiring and retention practices. Sujeet Indap and James Fontanella-Khan investigate the dispute between Joe Perella and a former colleague who was fired amid allegations of a plot to quit and launch a rival firm

 

Will computers powered by artificial intelligence become the next Warren Buffetts? Robin Wigglesworth reports on the investment groups’ race to build a machine that can think, learn, trade and adapt to changing market conditions

 

The swings on the country’s stock exchanges have given investors around the world a tough start to 2016, underlining how central the country is to global markets and bringing calls for more transparency about Beijing’s strategy, report Tom Mitchel and Gabriel Wildau

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Big Blue is pinning its hopes on turning a smart machine’s box of tricks into practical applications, says Richard Waters. Can it capitalise on its computer system’s promise of bringing an AI revolution to business?

 

The country is only now examining the social price of children left behind by the mass movement triggered by China’s transformation from agrarian backwater to digital society, says Patti Waldmeir

 

As societies debate whether to encourage philanthropy or to tax wealth for redistribution by government, gestures like Mark Zuckerberg’s vow to give away 99% of his Facebook riches grab the attention. So if you have a spare $1bn, how do you go about spending it for the good of others? Let Stephen Foley guide you through the task

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The German Chancellor’s ‘refugees welcome’ message transformed her in the eyes of the world from cautious leader to a bold one with strong convictions, says Stefan Wagstyl. There may be a political price for her to pay and her gambit may fail, but Angela Merkel is reshaping Europe

 

Moscow is struggling to prevent the war in Syria from fuelling its homegrown problems of Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus and the radicalisation of young Muslims, says Kathrin Hille.