From the FT’s comment section:
Philip Stephens: Britain’s election debate is rewriting the political rules
Samuel Brittan: The sad return of state worship
George Soros: America must face up to the dangers of derivatives
Chris Huhne: Voters should not give in to Tory blackmail
Gerald Curtis: Japan’s leaders must show leadership
Jurek Martin: South Carolina Tea Party fails to take off
Editorial: Obama moves on financial reform
Editorial: Korean tensions
Editorial: Counsel of despair
Global Insight: Tony Barber, EU architects survey cracks in monetary union
Market Insight: Gillian Tett, Challenges to Goldman are still kept to a whisper
Notebook: Robert Shrimsley, Ash clouds,human tides, pointless panic
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From the FT’s comment section:
Martin Wolf: Evaluating the renminbi manipulation
Simon Schama: Britain prepares to take the measure of its leaders
John Kay: Of cows, communities and credit default swaps
Editorial: The UK must look beyond the crisis
Editorial: Zuma must bury Terre’Blanche
Global Insight: Richard Lapper, Concern grows over South African firebrand
Market Insight: John Plender, A race that ultimately might not be worth winning
Notebook: Sue Cameron, Tale of a vanished age in Whitehall
Blog: Martin Wolf’s Exchange, Does Austrian economics understand financial crises better than other schools of thought?
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From the FT’s comment section:
John Plender: It is time to stop punishing prudence
David Pilling: Google’s tough call on China
Mats Berdal and Nader Mousavizadeh: Resource wealth need no longer be a curse
David Marsh: Reasons to be cheerful about Europe
Robert Pozen: How to design a fair bank tax

Editorial: Greece triggers an EU identity crisis
Editorial: Net diplomacy
Editorial: Malaysia’s shame

Global Insight: Ben Hall, Sarkozy cannot fall out with Merkel
Market Insight: Erik Nielsen, ECB must re-examine its dependence on rating agencies
Notebook: Chris Cook, In defence of Stephen Byers
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UK Budget commentary:
Editorial: Fine, if you forget the public finances
Martin Wolf: Mistakes that drained the fiscal reservoir
John Plender: Love affair with the rich is truly dead
Philip Stephens: Darling’s faith-based politics
Jonathan Guthrie: The creditworthy pay for banker-bashing
John Authers: Sterling got lucky, but it is still set for a fall
Nicholas Timmins: Silence on spending is anything but golden

From the FT’s comment section:
Martin Arnold and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson: Man in the News: Guy Hands
Edward Luce: Forget bipartisanship Obama: shoot for the moon
Christopher Caldwell: Is Google now a monopoly?
Matthew Garrahan: Outside Edge: From Russia, with tweets
Editorial: No more Iceland brinkmanship
Editorial: Corporation tax
Editorial: Chasing mediocrity
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From the FT’s comment section:
Gideon Rachman: Oranges and lemons in Ukraine
Philip Stephens: It is too soon for Cameron’s Tories to panic
Jeffrey Garten: The US can no longer go it alone with China
Richard Reeves: Labour’s Puritans should let us live our lives
Michael Skapinker: Staff ownership can save a company’s soul
Editorial: Japan’s debt woes are overstated
Editorial: Ukrainian U-turn?
Editorial: Election deadlock
Global Insight: Geoff Dyer, Sabre-rattling at Washington risks opening Pandora’s box
Market Insight: Paul J. Davies, Do not pay the ferryman until he securitises your risk factor
Notebook: Brian Groom, Cheers for industry’s posthuman captains
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From the FT’s comment section:
Gideon Rachman: America is losing the free world
John Podesta and Michael Ettlinger: A 10-year plan to close the budget deficit
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi: Asia must loosen the grip of its exporters
Nicholas Brady: Refocus the regulatory debate on essentials
Editorial: Airline safety first
Editorial: Cameron takes up a defensive stance
Editorial: Caveat emptor
Global Insight: Ralph Atkins, Reasons to be less cheerful in eurozone
Market Insight: Sushil Wadhwani, Inflation angst troubles investors
Notebook: Brian Groom, Are these people London’s finest?
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From the FT’s comment section:
John Gapper: How America let banks off the leash
Luigi Zingales: A tax on short-term debt would stabilise the system
Tom de Castella: Smeared scientists must still mend their ways
James Barty: Politicians are close to tipping the City over the edge
David Pilling: Beijing finds fine words for its old enemy
Editorial: Leaders must now agree climate deal
Editorial: BA on the brink
Editorial: Heraclean labour
Global Insight: Victor Mallet, Economic skies above Spain grow darker
Market Insight: Hans Blommestein, State borrowing and exit policies create a new set of challenges
Notebook: Robert Shrimsley, Little ships come for the bankers
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From the FT’s comment section:
Chris Patten: Europe’s road to a new Jerusalem
Philip Purcell: Three steps to a safer financial system
Philip Stephens: Cameron’s choice
Michael Skapinker: Give diligencing its due in the lexicon of 2010
Editorial: Litigation tourism
Editorial: Dubai’s lifeline
Editorial: China’s strong and brittle state
Global Insight: Haig Simonian, Swiss way of life no longer offers passport to harmony
Market Insight: Burton Malkiel, High-frequency trading benefits both large and small investors
Notebook: Brian Groom, The divide widens, except for Scotland
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David Pilling: Hong Kong tiptoes towards democracy
Steve Bundred: Schools are not off-limits for UK spending cuts
John Gapper: Cable guys gain little from merging
Niall Ferguson and Laurence Kotlikoff: How to take moral hazard out of banking
Jose Maria Brandao de Brito: New rules on liquidity could do more harm than good
Bjorn Brandtzaeg: Practical help is the key to success in Afghanistan
Robert Pozen: An over-generous deal for AIG clients
Editorial Comment: How to make it
Editorial Comment: Anticlimatic policy
Editorial Comment: Obama doubles his Afghanistan bet
Notebook: Robert Shrimsley, Obama sets a timetable for peace
Global Insight: Edward Luce, Obama walks a long and lonely road
Market Insight: Emad Mostaque, Gulf states solid in the long term
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From the FT’s comment section:
Johan Steyn: Invading Iraq was not just a disaster: it was illegal
William Wallis: Looted wealth fuels Congo’s conflict
Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi: This is not the end of the road for Dubai
Michael Skapinker: The march of English yields surprising losers
Steven Hill: Healthcare tests the Senate’s credibility
Rachman Blog: James Blitz, Iran plays itself into a corner over its nuclear programme
Editorial: Tartan reforms
Editorial: Iran is playing a dangerous game
Editorial: Preventing Aids
Notebook: Brian Groom, Brown’s true but little known heir
Global Insight: Jurek Martin, Decision-making echoes LBJ’s 1965 escalation
Market Insight: Charles Goodhart, Deflating the bubble
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