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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Chinese maritime research vessels have dramatically increased incursions into waters just 24 nautical miles off Taiwan’s coast, as Beijing signals its growing surveillance capabilities and collects data crucial for naval warfare. The latest operations include
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. There are countless reasons why Britain cannot build enough homes. It doesn’t have enough skilled tradespeople. Raw material costs, from concrete to steel, are elevated. Developers are blamed for “land banking” — buying land and
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Stay informed with free updates Simply sign up to the Technology sector myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox. The writer is co-founder of GlassView and co-author of ‘Le Capitalisme contre les inégalités’ In its latest annual report, Nvidia, the main provider of semiconductors for artificial intelligence, did not even bother reporting its revenues
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Stay informed with free updates Simply sign up to the Artificial intelligence myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox. Microsoft has struck a deal with French artificial intelligence start-up Mistral as it seeks to broaden its involvement in the fast-growing industry beyond OpenAI. The agreement, announced by Mistral on Monday, will involve the US
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Sweden has overcome the last remaining hurdle in its quest to become a Nato member as Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine redraws the geopolitical map. Hungary’s parliament voted on Monday to approve Stockholm’s application to
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Germany’s appetite for a potential deal with the Kremlin to swap a Russian hitman in a prisoner exchange has cooled markedly since the death of Alexei Navalny, according to US and German officials. The Russian
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Aukus continues to make waves across the Pacific. Unveiled in 2021, the tripartite pact centres around Australia’s acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines from the US and the UK. For the Biden administration, Aukus has rapidly become
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Citigroup has appointed top JPMorgan investment banker Vis Raghavan as head of banking, completing its new management team and attempting to jump-start an underperforming business. Raghavan is a 23-year veteran of JPMorgan Chase and had
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. The writer is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon and former vice-president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England who travelled to Gaza with the IDEALS charity Earlier this month I was operating on
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At the local museum in the central Italian town of Foligno, some 80 people gathered on Sunday to watch a Kremlin-backed propaganda film about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Witness — which depicts Ukrainian soldiers as Nazis pledging allegiance to Hitler, waving Mein Kampf and committing atrocities — played to empty cinemas in Russia last
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Rishi Sunak has urged MPs to stop using words that “inflame” community tensions, as he denounced comments last week by former Tory deputy chair Lee Anderson as “wrong”. Anderson was suspended from the Tory whip
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has tendered his resignation, in a long-anticipated move that could set the stage for a new technocratic government responsible for the reconstruction of Gaza. Shtayyeh on Monday offered his resignation
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Bond vigilantism is resurgent in the market for sovereign debt. That emerged with remorseless clarity from the brutal sell-off of UK gilts that toppled hapless British prime minister Liz Truss. Could the fiscal disciplinarians of
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Even during the first blush of the honeymoon period that attended China’s accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001, it was clear that Washington and Beijing were — as a Chinese idiom has it — “sharing a bed but dreaming different dreams”. Bill Clinton, the then US president, hailed China’s membership as “removing [Beijing’s]
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After spending the past decade as the car industry’s loudest champions of hybrid vehicles, Toyota executives could be forgiven for feeling some measure of vindication. The Japanese carmaker’s dogged determination to pour billions into hybrid vehicles that combine batteries with the traditional internal combustion engine drew criticism from investors and environmentalists alike. Consumers would balk
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A battle over workers’ rights is already prompting disquiet across UK boardrooms and will play a central role in the next general election campaign as Labour seeks to strengthen the role of unions in workplaces.  Banning zero-hour contracts, ending “fire and rehire” tactics and giving staff protection against unfair dismissal from day one are some
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Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. The writer is author of ‘How to Be a Better Leader’ and is a visiting professor at Bayes Business School, City, University of London They are supposed to be the bridge between senior leaders and
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