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Hargreaves Lansdown: a former upstart targeted by new digital rivals

The UK’s largest DIY investment platform faces competition from challengers who claim to have lower costs and better technology

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Is the EU’s Covid recovery fund failing?

After initial success, doubts over the rescue plan’s ability to deliver higher growth in the long term are starting to set in

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Can the SEC’s landmark reforms survive a Wall Street fightback?

The US securities watchdog is proposing major rule changes in several sectors but market participants are challenging its plans in the courts

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Donald Tusk’s divisive campaign to restore Polish democracy

The prime minister is using an ‘iron broom’ to sweep aside the previous government, but critics question whether he is going too far

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Israel’s Rafah offensive: a tipping point for US support?

A heavy-handed operation in the city could be a decisive blow to the deteriorating relationship between Washington and Jerusalem

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The OpenAI business model

The AI startup is one of the fastest-growing companies in history, but questions remain about the long-term viability of its revenue stream

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Will Germany deliver on its grand military ambitions?

Berlin is taking a more muscular approach to national security, but concern is growing over how it will maintain the necessary spending

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The spiralling cost of insuring against climate disasters

Rising home premiums are a de facto ‘carbon price’ on consumers as extreme weather events become more frequent

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Brazilian football: the next frontier in global sports?

The country is unrivalled as a talent factory, but its clubs are barely known overseas. International investors hope a new league could change that

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How AI is transforming the business of advertising

The rapidly evolving technology is making it easier and cheaper to deliver high-quality campaigns. But where does that leave creatives?

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The power of Europe’s rebellious farmers

The extraordinary concessions they won from Brussels this week illustrate their potential to reshape the bloc’s politics

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Will Pakistan’s military regret turning on Imran Khan?

The PTI leader is still the central figure in this week’s election, even though he is in jail and barred from running

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The Italian town where tensions are flaring over migrant workers

As its population declines, Italy is confronting the increased cultural diversity that comes with a dependence on foreign labour

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The financier turning China’s noodle joints and karaoke bars into a data goldmine

Micro Connect is packaging revenues from small businesses into tradeable instruments but critics say the risks are high

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Why central banks are reluctant to declare victory over inflation

Policymakers had begun laying the ground for interest rate cuts, but strong US labour data shows pressure on prices has not yet abated

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The surprising resilience of the Russian economy

Heavy public spending on defence has led to a rebound in growth but could also be storing up problems for the near future

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Viktor Orbán: what is the endgame for Europe’s chief disrupter?

The Hungarian prime minister has a long history of extracting EU concessions. He hopes a shift to the right could work in his favour

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Global trade: the looming tensions over China’s subsidies

The US and EU are busy ‘de-risking’ from China but Beijing has its own plan for economic autonomy

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The Japanese semiconductor deal spooking rivals and investors

Tokyo’s $6.4bn swoop for JSR has rekindled memories of heavy state intervention and cast doubt on corporate reforms

29.01.2024 20

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How Boeing’s troubles are upsetting the balance of power in aviation

If the plane maker continues losing market share to Airbus, there could be consequences for supply chains and airline customers

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The risks of relying on superpowers to protect global trade

History tells us that entrusting a dominant military force with the stability of maritime commerce can stir up trouble

26.01.2024 3

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Birmingham pays the price of the UK’s infrastructure gap

Chronic under-investment outside London and the south-east has contributed to regional inequality and poor productivity

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How unions are fighting a boardroom battle at Starbucks

An SEC rule change giving shareholders more power to exert influence threatens to shake up corporate governance in the US

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The dubious climate gains of turning soil into a carbon sink

Big food companies are touting regenerative agriculture as a way to cut greenhouse gas emissions, but in practice there are significant hurdles

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The US plan to break Russia’s grip on nuclear fuel

Demand for atomic energy is surging but Moscow dominates the world’s supplies of enriched uranium

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The Islamist insurgency threatening west Africa

Relatively peaceful coastal countries are worried that militants wreaking havoc in the Sahel will exploit economic discontent to spread their reach

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What does Iran want?

The Islamic republic’s direct strikes in Iraq, Syria and Pakistan in recent days suggest not a change of strategy but a change of tactics

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‘Active defence’: how Ukraine plans to survive 2024

After its summer counteroffensive ended in failure, Kyiv is shifting to a new strategy as it prepares itself for a third year of war

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Lula’s playbook: Brazil bets on a return to state capitalism

The president has big plans to kick-start the economy but critics say he is trying to revive a long-discredited strategy

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Why is it still so hard to build new homes in England?

Politicians agree that shaking up the planning system is vital to the British economy, but Nimby-ism is stubbornly resilient

15.01.2024 20

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US election 2024: can any Republican hope to defeat Trump?

The former president is the presumptive nominee but Monday’s Iowa caucuses could spring surprises

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How Ecuador became mired in a ‘state of war’ with drug gangs

What happened to turn a relatively peaceful tourist destination into one of the bloodiest countries in the region?

12.01.2024 2

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The rising threat to democracy of AI-powered disinformation

Experts fear 2024 could be the year a viral undetectable deepfake has a catastrophic impact on an election

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How online shoppers fell back in love with the high street

The pandemic turbocharged internet clothing sales, but a return to stores has left the UK’s ecommerce pioneers with serious challenges

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The EU’s carbon border tax and the fragmentation of global trade

A levy on imports of carbon-intensive materials such as steel may help limit emissions, but producers warn it could radically alter trade flows

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The costly, controversial outsourcing of NHS mental health services

Spending on private ‘out of area’ beds has reached record levels to the detriment of financially stretched trusts and patients

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The European football clubs turning stadiums into cash cows

Clubs are racing to transform their venues into entertainment destinations, but competing is costly and not without risk

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China’s electric vehicle dominance presents a dilemma to the west

Companies such as BYD and Nio are targeting overseas markets, leaving governments torn between encouraging greater take-up and protecting domestic...

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Ruchir Sharma: top 10 trends for 2024

Europe’s economy will be more resilient than the US, the dollar will weaken and investors will demand a premium on long-term debt

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Can 2024 revive the world’s democratic spirit?

​A historic number of elections will take place this year, but autocracy is spreading and young people are rejecting the status quo

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What will be left of Gaza when the war ends?

The infrastructure and economy of the enclave have been shattered, and Gazans displaced by the conflict fear there will be nothing to return to

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How Australia’s ‘Bluey’ conquered children’s entertainment

The offbeat television show about an animated family of cattle dogs has fast become the country’s most important cultural export

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The AI revolution’s first year: has anything changed?

The launch of ChatGPT was heralded as the dawn of a new age. But companies are wondering how useful generative AI really is

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Surge in border crossings creates political upheaval in the US

Republicans accuse President Joe Biden of failing to police the frontier. Democrats argue their opponents are stoking fear among voters

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The waning power of Emmanuel Macron

The French president is struggling to govern and the far-right is resurgent. Can he keep Le Pen out to preserve his legacy?

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The art of superforecasting: how FT readers fared against the experts in 2023

The results of an informal contest offer insights into how to make your predictions for the next year more accurate

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Biden’s troubled Gaza strategy: ‘the US looks feckless’

The administration’s approach has been to support Israel in public and urge caution in private. But it faces growing disquiet at home and abroad

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Narendra Modi: ‘Our nation is on the cusp of a take-off’

FT interview: The Indian prime minister discusses the growing relationship with the US and responds to claims he represents a threat to democracy

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How migration is pushing Europe to the right

Growing public concern over asylum applicant numbers is bolstering once-fringe parties across the bloc

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FT Person of the Year: Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen of Novo Nordisk

The Danish company’s drugs for obesity could have a profound impact on healthcare, society and our relationship with food

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