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South Africa must turn freedom into prosperity

Improved infrastructure and stable public finances can attract foreign [...]

Dyson chooses Singapore as first electric car plant

Country chosen ahead of UK because of proximity to existing production [...]

Global stock sell-off follows heavy falls in China

Concern at multiple geopolitical risks outweighs optimism on Beijing economic [...]

FirstFT: Today’s top stories

Your daily briefing on the day’s news from the FT and [...]

The crown prince, the $300bn fund and the killing

Welcome to Due Diligence, the FT’s daily deals [...]

Can Germany survive the ‘iPhone moment’ for cars?

The country’s profitable carmakers are being hit quicker than expected by the adoption of electric vehicles and diesel [...]

Spain’s olive producers hit by US tariffs

Automotive exports and steel are also among sectors targeted by US [...]

Transatlantic bust-up

Tensions expose how an EU deal will be harder for the US than revamping [...]

Beijing finds anti-Trump weapon in global indices

Inclusion of Chinese shares in major EM index has helped steady [...]

Argentina’s central banker warns on market outlook

Sandleris says rising rates and US-China trade war mean emerging market storm is not [...]

FirstFT: Today’s top stories 

Your daily briefing on the day’s news from the FT and [...]

Syria conflict aggravates weakness in Lebanon economy

Years of war have disrupted trade and driven more than 1m refugees over the [...]

Kudlow accuses China of refusing to engage on trade

Trump’s top economic adviser lowers expectations of truce in tariffs [...]

Saudi Arabia conference, Ireland elections, ECB meeting

Your FT guide to this week’s big [...]

Yield on short-term Treasury bills tops US inflation

Investors can receive a real, inflation-adjusted return from cash for first time in a [...]

Trump’s sugar-rush threatens the US economy

The president’s tax plan is based on a mistaken [...]

Cofco looks to reap Brazilian spoils of US-China trade war

Beijing’s duties on US soyabeans have been a boon for Latin American [...]

WTO suffers collateral damage from Trump and China

With its rule book undermined by Beijing and its judicial arm criticised by the US, can the body restore its [...]

Italy vows to stay in euro but stick with spending plan

European Commission had accused coalition government of breaching budgetary [...]

Week ahead: US GDP, ECB, Davos in the Desert

China strikes upbeat note on growth despite slowdown

Liu He seeks to bolster confidence in reform programme after GDP figures are [...]

Ukraine secures new tentative $3.9bn IMF deal

EU agrees to negotiate with the US on beef

Ukraine raises household gas tariffs in bid to unfreeze IMF loans

You tell us: how to maintain growth and save Earth

Last week, Tim Harford called for innovation on climate change. FT readers [...]

The devil is in the detail of Rome’s new budget

The worry should not be how much Italy’s government spends, but on [...]

Making sense of the Trumpian trade policy

America’s calm and intemperate sides were both on display this [...]

Warnings mount for leveraged-loan market

The Fed joins the IMF, Bank of England and BIS in sounding [...]

Warnings mount for leveraged-loan market

The Fed joins the IMF, Bank of England and BIS in sounding [...]

FirstFT: Today’s top stories

Your daily briefing on the day’s news from the FT and [...]

Analysts react after Chinese growth misses expectations

Portugal and Italy tell contrasting economic tales

Lisbon plans lowest deficit in four decades while Rome challenges EU’s [...]

Currency markets shrug off slower Chinese growth

China quarterly economic growth slows to 6.5%

GDP figure shows weakest expansion since depths of global financial [...]

Asia-Europe summit opens with signs of division

Calls for co-operation in the age of Trump come amid communiqué [...]

Kuehne + Nagel: truck or treat

High tariffs threaten trade flows but sea freight is riding [...]

Brussels hits back at US exchanges threat

EU insists on its right to regulate and says it wants to keep markets [...]

US stocks slip as Fed, China worries sideline buyers

Taiwan chipmaker TSMC cuts revenue forecast

Semiconductor manufacturer does not expect any impact from US-China trade [...]

How a new era of globalisation is starting

US dominance is waning as Europe, China and Japan step [...]

What’s the damage (of that climate change cost-benefit model)?

An alternative damage function for the fat-tail [...]

Chinese stocks slip to fresh 2-year low

Banks target $1.5tn trade gap with digital platform

Global network aims to lower risks associated with servicing smaller [...]

FirstFT: Today’s top stories

Your daily briefing on the day’s news from the FT and [...]

Deficits won’t hit the dollar (but other things might)

US growth could stop outperforming, for [...]