US prosecutors are offering immunity deals to junior traders in London as they try to gather evidence against banks and more senior staff in the investigation into alleged currency market manipulation. The Forex scandal is, at its core, a story about alleged wrongful sharing of information to boost trading profits. In this interactive, the FT has compiled 30 foreign exchange traders and sales staff who so far have been suspended, placed on leave or fired amid regulatory investigations that started in 2013. Read more

On Sunday Germany and Argentina will face off in the World Cup final for the third time. The match result may well hinge on the skills of either Lionel Messi or Thomas Müller. But what would happen if economic indicators decided the scoreline?

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Our new unemployment tracker shows the latest jobs data across the European Union, including top-line figures for each country’s constituent regions.

You can also download the latest data using the link beneath the graphic. Read more

Yesterday the ONS released data on real wages going back until 1975 and as you might expect they show that median wages have grown pretty dramatically over the last 40 years or so.

Coincidentally 1975 was also the year that saw the passage of the Sex Discrimination Act and the Equal Pay Act. For younger women the legal and social changes since 1975 have had some success. Throughout their teens, twenties and thirties men and women now earn comparable amounts. In 1975 men earned substantially more at every single age. Read more

In case you’ve forgotten, England did take part in the 2014 World Cup. But despite uncharacteristically low expectations from the watching English public, Roy Hodgson’s side slunk under this low bar, flying home after two defeats and a goalless draw with the global footballing powerhouse Costa Rica.

What went wrong? Countless theories abound – some better than others – but some relatively simple maths may be able to explain at least one of the factors involved: statistically speaking, England were bereft of luck. Read more

Britons need to reduce dramatically the amount of sugar they eat, according to a new report from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN). The government recommends that 10 per cent of calories ought to come from sugar, but the SACN suggests this should be halved to address rising obesity.

A quarter of adults in the UK are thought to be obese, up from just 15 per cent in 1980. Read more