Economy & Finance

ECB to end bond-buying programme

► Read more at https://on.ft.com/2JJtfmh The European Central Bank is to wind up its €2.4tn QE programme by the end of the year, calling time on...

The football World Cup in numbers

► Read more at https://on.ft.com/2Mt0e0f As the Fifa football World Cup kicks off in Russia, the FT examines the tournament and its history. ►...

US claims North Korea is committed to denuclearisation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Kim Jong Un's pledge to denuclearise is an important step towards peace and security in northeast Asia. ►...

Fed lifts interest rates

► Read more at https://on.ft.com/2Mswal1 The US Federal Reserve lifted interest rates by a quarter point to 2 per cent and chairman Jay Powell...

Plumber wins 'gig economy' rights court battle

► Read more at https://on.ft.com/2LNr4yF The UK’s highest court has ruled that a plumber can be classed as a worker rather than as self employed,...

N Korea television reports on Trump-Kim summit

North Korean news reader Ri Chun Hee says the two leaders agreed to visit each other in Pyongyang and Washington. ► Subscribe to FT.com here:...

China is killing my business. Now tariffs are too.

Gary Hartman runs one of the few chassis manufacturers left in the US. He explains why his business is in big trouble thanks to competition from...

How America Got Such Pretty Teeth

Cosmetic dentistry has taken over the world. Having perfect teeth shouts success, but where did all begin? Well, Hollywood of course. But one...

Tali Sharot: Intelligent People Have Greater Difficulty Changing Their Beliefs

Strongly held false beliefs are hard to change, and more intelligent people are more adept at finding reasons to dismiss inconvenient new evidence....

What to expect next after May staves off Brexit rebellion

► Read more at https://on.ft.com/2HJT6cd FT political editor George Parker analyses how UK Prime Minister Theresa May staved off rebellion by...

'Pack your bags!' Italy cracks down on migration

► Read more at - https://on.ft.com/2l5T45j Italy's new interior minister and leader of the far-right League Matteo Salvini wants to deport half a...

Shakira: They Said I Sang Like a Goat

For the second episode of the Forum's Greatest Hits series, we are reposting one of our favourites. Singer and philanthropist Shakira Mebarak...

US-North Korea summit: a win for Kim Yong Un

► Read more at https://on.ft.com/2JOGZQ3 Kim Jong Un might be the big winner from his summit with Donald Trump, but it could become a turning...

AT&T-Time Warner merger approved

The decision allowing AT&T to buy Time Warner could reshape the media industry. It's unknown if government will appeal. CNN's Jessica Schneider...