Italy's stocks climbed on news its 88-year-old president Giorgio Napolitano has been re-elected. This raises hopes that the political deadlock which set in since February's elections will be broken.
Political uncertainty in China over the change in leadership, in the US with November's elections and in the eurozone has led to a cautious week for the annual London Metal Exchange get together.
In the first debate of the US presidential election, the republican candidate Mitt Romney was the clear winner over the incumbent Barack Obama. Lionel Barber, FT editor, discusses with economics leader writer Martin Sandbu, what the debate tells us about the likelihood of resolving the US's looming fiscal cliff.
Follow The Daily Ticker on Facebook! Annual incomes in the United States have dropped sharply in recent years, and near-retirees are getting hit the worst. That's the conclusion of a new study by Sentier Research , which looked at the trend in median U.S. household incomes since 2000
Follow The Daily Ticker on Facebook! At a time of slow job growth, it's one of the most thankless jobs in Washington. The first Friday of every month, the Obama administration's economic spokespeople fan out to television studios, dial in to radio shows and hold briefings. This morning, Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, stepped out into the sweltering sun to speak with The Daily Ticker about the jobs numbers.
http://www.FT.com/ Ahead of the national elections in Mongolia, the FT's Leslie Hook films and reports from the resource-rich country to find out if it can make the most of its mining boom and fight against corruption. For more FT video content, visit the Financial Times video page at: http://www.ft.com/video
With the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate in Egypt 's presidential runoff, the world's largest Arab nation appears set not just for a transition to democracy but also for economic growth, Egypt ian officials said Monday.
http://www.FT.com/ What happens if Greece exits the euro? As the possibility increases following the country's recent election and a vote against austerity, FT leader writer Peggy Hollinger and capital markets editor Richard Milne discuss the implications with FT analysis editor Frederick Studemann.
A recap of the primary and caucus races from Tuesday night and a lookahead to the next set of races.