ft.com Archives - 02 June 2015, Tuesday

  • "Sending a son to Eton is not purely about acquiring the educational equivalent of a Gucci handbag"

    Lessons in Britishness

    ft.com 09 Mar '15, 12am

    Education is a status symbol, but while sending a son to Eton might provide a chance to brag at a Beijing dinner party, it is not purely about acquiring the educational equivalent of a Gucci handbag. Parents, particularly in China and Russia, want to give their children more creative ...

  • 'Bags full of Louis Vuitton and not a lot of work.' Culture shock for foreign pupils at UK boarding schools

    Lessons in Britishness

    ft.com 03 Mar '15, 3am

    This year, the head girl of Westonbirt School resolved to enjoy this quintessentially English pastime, so she attended a lecture on the history of the Duke of Beaufort’s trail-hunt and met the riders. “That’s an experience I can speak about in the future if I meet anyone English elsew...

  • Professors stake out territory for bitcoin

    Professors stake out territory for bitcoin

    ft.com 15 Feb '15, 10pm

    The last thing Campbell Harvey wants is to find himself playing the role of Lawrence Summers in The Social Network, who had to adjudicate arguments between Mark Zuckerberg and the Winklevoss twins when he was president at Harvard University. “We do not want a Facebook situation,” Prof...

  • Olafur Eliasson at Fondation Louis Vuitton

    Olafur Eliasson at Fondation Louis Vuitton

    ft.com 07 Dec '14, 12pm

    ©Ulf Svane Olafur Eliasson in his studio in Copenhagen earlier this month Can any artist compete with the combined fantasies of France’s richest man and the world’s most famous architect? By commissioning Olafur Eliasson, Europe’s philosopher of spectacle, for the inaugural exhibition...

  • #LunchwiththeFT: Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong on the benefits of nanny states

    Lunch with the FT: Lee Hsien Loong

    ft.com 11 Apr '14, 10pm

    We meet at 11am in the Park Terrace of the Royal Garden Hotel in London. It is early for lunch but this is the hour his staff have carved out between other events on his visit to Europe: a nuclear security summit in the Netherlands, speeches, meetings with businessmen and Britain’s pr...

  • Bitcoin – bonkers or brilliant? -

    ft.com 21 Feb '14, 10pm

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  • Bitcoin – bonkers or brilliant? -

    ft.com 21 Feb '14, 9pm

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  • Beware the mania for Bitcoin, the tulip of the 21st century

    ft.com 16 Jan '14, 4pm

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  • Bitcoin needs to learn from past e-currency failures

    Bitcoin needs to learn from past e-currency failures

    ft.com 28 Nov '13, 1pm

    Before Bitcoin, there was e-gold. In 1999, the Financial Times called it “the only electronic currency that has achieved critical mass on the web”. As it kept growing through the next decade, users ultimately opened more than 4m accounts, with more than $60m in deposits, backed by alm...

  • Menswear: can smart suits and sneakers ever be worn together?

    Suits and sneakers

    ft.com 14 Sep '13, 7am

    But maybe you don’t have to just yet; the smart suit with trainers turned up as a key look on the men’s runways for summer at the shows of sartorial heavyweights Hermès, Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo and Valentino; and it cropped up again for autumn at Lanvin, Trussardi and Marc...

  • Singapore loosens Switzerland’s grip on wealth management -

    ft.com 24 Jul '13, 10am

    A few weeks ago, a small group of Swiss bankers and diplomats gathered in the ground floor restaurant of a high-rise office tower in Singapore’s central business district. They had come to mark an unusual event: the opening of Swiss National Bank ’s first overseas branch . The central...

  • Financial Times - Fast FT

    ft.com 12 Jul '13, 12am

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  • Read for free: LVMH's Bernard Arnault's quest for Hermès has ignited a fierce handbag war

    Luxury: Object of desire

    ft.com 09 Jul '13, 11am

    Mr Arnault’s family controls 64 per cent of the votes in LVMH for an outlay of 48 per cent of the capital. This is thanks to a multi-layered series of holding companies as elaborate as a Dior haute couture ball gown. The luxury conglomerate model has been followed by others, including...

  • The Bitcoin believers

    The Bitcoin believers

    ft.com 14 Jun '13, 1pm

    In recent weeks, high-profile venture capital outfits, such as Thiel’s Founders Fund and Fred Wilson’s Union Square Ventures, have plunked down just-in-case bets on new Bitcoin payments businesses, reinforcing the headlines. Angel investors and business incubators are nurturing new Bi...

  • Formula One: Rolex begins fightback on track to retain top spot

    ft.com 08 Jun '13, 8am

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  • Thank you, Singapore

    ft.com 08 Jun '13, 1am

    A decade ago, I had an experience that left me profoundly grateful to Singapore ’s healthcare system. During a work trip to the island state, I was suddenly taken ill and succumbed to a rare variety of meningitis. In many countries, I would have died but two extraordinary things occur...

  • Thank you, Singapore

    ft.com 07 Jun '13, 4pm

    A decade ago, I had an experience that left me profoundly grateful to Singapore ’s healthcare system. During a work trip to the island state, I was suddenly taken ill and succumbed to a rare variety of meningitis. In many countries, I would have died but two extraordinary things occur...

  • Thank you, Singapore

    ft.com 07 Jun '13, 4pm

    A decade ago, I had an experience that left me profoundly grateful to Singapore ’s healthcare system. During a work trip to the island state, I was suddenly taken ill and succumbed to a rare variety of meningitis. In many countries, I would have died but two extraordinary things occur...

  • UK taxmen, police and spies look at Bitcoin threat - Financial Times

    UK taxmen, police and spies look at Bitcoin threat

    ft.com 14 May '13, 10am

    Bitcoin has come on to the radar of the UK government, with officials gathering in London on Monday to discuss the security threats and tax concerns posed by the digital currency . About 50 civil servants from HM Revenue & Customs, the Serious Organised Crime Agency, Home Office and G...

  • Virtual currencies threaten to go viral

    ft.com 27 Apr '13, 2am

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  • Bitcoin bubble grows and grows

    ft.com 03 Apr '13, 7pm

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  • Death in Singapore

    ft.com 17 Feb '13, 1am

    Mary and Rick Todd were anxious about entering the apartment where their oldest son had lived and died. Late last June the couple had flown from Montana to Denver to Los Angeles to a colonial-era house in the Chinatown district of Singapore to try to make sense of an unthinkable loss:...

  • Death in Singapore

    ft.com 15 Feb '13, 10pm

    Mary and Rick Todd were anxious about entering the apartment where their oldest son had lived and died. Late last June the couple had flown from Montana to Denver to Los Angeles to a colonial-era house in the Chinatown district of Singapore to try to make sense of an unthinkable loss:...

  • Death in Singapore

    ft.com 15 Feb '13, 1pm

    Mary and Rick Todd were anxious about entering the apartment where their oldest son had lived and died. Late last June the couple had flown from Montana to Denver to Los Angeles to a colonial-era house in the Chinatown district of Singapore to try to make sense of an unthinkable loss:...

  • Myanmar plans its own ‘mini Singapore’ -

    ft.com 09 Feb '13, 4am

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  • Read for free: How the #luxury sector is fragmenting as tastes in emerging markets shift #fashion

    Fashion: Luxury’s new look -

    ft.com 24 Dec '12, 11am

    The sector is looking to emerging markets to drive its global growth. It is focused particularly on China , where the market has expanded approximately 20 per cent a year for the past four years, according to a recent McKinsey report (though it is currently slowing) and where many bra...

  • World business, finance, and political news from the Financial Times

    ft.com 17 Sep '12, 5am

    From WORLD 8:25pm UK musters support to block EU women quota Nine countries submit letter against gender legislation Business opposes quota of women directors EU pushes 40% quota for women on boards Women urge change in business thinking From WORLD 8:47am US urges ‘restraint’ in Senka...

  • Credit Suisse moving some Singapore jobs

    ft.com 02 Sep '12, 8pm

    Credit Suisse moving some Singapore jobs By Jeremy Grant in Singapore and Daniel Schäfer in London

  • Garages in the sky give Singapore a lift - FT.com

    ft.com 26 Aug '12, 6pm

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  • Garages in the sky give Singapore a lift - FT.com

    ft.com 26 Aug '12, 6pm

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