Brazil's middle class has been feeling the pinch, and worries over personal debt and inflation have shaken their confidence.
Few Americans were aware of the dangers of industrial farming and processed food before Michael Pollan published his best-selling books “ In Defense of Food ” and the “ Omnivore’s Dilemma .” A hero to the locavore and organic movements, Pollan has never shied away from expressing his opinions on what to eat, where to eat and the proper way to raise and harvest what we eat. In his new book “
Rosneft is now the world's biggest oil company by production after its takeover of TNK-BP, but is it a wise investment? Lex's Stuart Kirk and Vincent Boland discuss.
US luxury carmakers are seeking to woo younger, less affluent buyers. The effort is pushing manufacturers to produce a wider range of products and focus less on their big flagship vehicles, Robert Wright, US industry correspondent, discovers during a visit to the New York auto show
Rebels have overthrown the government in the Central African Republic and life is only just showing signs of returning to normal after days of chaos.
Hungary's new central bank governor, the dovish György Matolcsy, has cut rates by 25 basis points to an all-time low of 5 per cent - a pretty orthodox move. Hungary's currency is one of emerging markets worst performers as markets have been concerned that prime minister Victor Orbán's unorthodox economic approach would spread to the central bank
As consumers continue to show a growing appetite for South Korean cars and electronics, many of the country's hospitals are now investing heavily in cutting-edge technology as they seek to attract foreign patients coming to undergo complex medical procedures. The FT's Simon Mundy reports from Seoul. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
From the holy waters of the Ganges in Varanasi to Delhi's Najafgarh drain, India's waterways are filthy. The FT's Victor Mallet travels up the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers to discover for himself the extent of the pollution. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
Chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, goes head to head with Chris Giles, economics editor, over their divergent views on the UK economy in light of the announcements made by George Osborne. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
Emerging markets indices have underperformed the developed world since the credit crisis. Marten Hoekstra, of Emerging Global Advisors, explains to Long View's John Authers that the indices miss the strength of the consumer sector.