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    1. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      Dispatches from the 2015 FT Commodities Summit

      ...Gaoning, chairman of China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO) is about to begin. Here are some scene setter pics: Today’s schedule features an amazing range of panel events, including amongst others FT Alphaville’s favourite...Izabella Kaminska

    2. April 3, 2015

      Tokyo’s Shibuya goes it alone with gay partner certificates

      ...a step on partnership documents, he hopes to attract creative people to the district, and boost its reputation as a trend-setter. “If we change Shibuya, we change Tokyo, and if we change Tokyo we change Japan,” says Mr Hasebe. All of the campaigners...Robin Harding in Tokyo

    3. February 22, 2015

      ‘I am not a martyr’, says LuxLeaks whistleblower facing jail

      ...it suspended — as well as a fine. But with no similar cases in Luxembourg’s history, “this case is a precedent setter”, according to Professor Stefan Braum, a criminal law professor at the University of Luxembourg. While other whistleblowers...Duncan Robinson in Brussels

    1. February 22, 2015

      Sport must stop the tactic of faffing and get on with the game

      ...occasion at match point in Miami), that I once passed the time trying to calculate how often he might do it in a tight five-setter. Thousands, anyway. But timed games are affected too. Rugby matches were once done in a fraction over 80 minutes; English...Matthew Engel

    2. February 20, 2015

      A relic of empire that created a tax colony

      ...it is possible to be tax resident in Britain while also qualifying as a non-dom. As a non-dom, the international jet-setter can receive income offshore without having to pay tax anywhere. Even if you accept the dubious presupposition that the UK exchequer...Richard Brooks

    3. February 6, 2015

      In search of truffles in Spain

      ...superbly rustic figure in grubby grey cord trousers and a felt hat, is waiting for the truffle tourists. With him is a female setter called Mani, one of the family’s team of 25 truffle-hunting dogs. A cold wind whips across the high sierra as we move...Paul Richardson

    4. February 1, 2015

      Fight goes out of Andy Murray in Australian Open final

      ...the one supposedly abolished by his tough-guy former coach Ivan Lendl who taught him to weather the bad patches in a five-setter and come out the other side. Over the months ahead the tennis commentariat will be pointing the gun not so much at the man...Matthew Engel

    5. December 22, 2014

      Banks face restrictions on use of rating agencies in risk assessment

      ...in the lead-up to the financial crash of 2007-09. As early as 2010, the Financial Stability Board, a global standard-setter, said it did not want banks anywhere to “mechanistically” rely on ratings when assessing creditworthiness. The Basel...Sam Fleming

    6. December 12, 2014

      Karl Otto Pöhl, former Bundesbank president, 1929-2014

      ...European Central Bank’s formation, ensuring it took from the Bundesbank its focus on price stability and that each rate-setter had a single vote regardless of where they were from — a decision he was to rue in later life. Born into poverty in Hanover...Claire Jones

    7. December 12, 2014

      Dame Carol Robinson: from school leaver at 16 to leading chemist

      ...to “very loud, very stimulating rock music”. When asked what her next goals will be, Robinson says she is not a goal setter. “Breakthroughs happen by accident. They are unexpected and you capitalise on them. They are impossible to spot.” Women...Ruth Sullivan

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