The low interest rate environment is a challenge for life assurers.
Interdependency between banks, insurers and countries through financial instruments was a factor blamed for the financial crisis. Now, academics are trying to measure it. Bob Merton, professor of finance at MIT Sloan, explains to John Authers that credit seems even more interconnected now.
Economic theory suggests opening your capital account will be rewarded with faster growth. Hélène Rey, professor of economics at London Business School, explains to FT leader writer Ferdinando Giugliano why the risks often trump the benefits
As well as revealing alleged abuses by the US security services, Edward Snowden has become an unlikely fulcrum in the debate about civil rights and freedom in the Chinese city of Hong Kong. Paul Davies reports. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
Customer segmentation and brands both illustrate the role of consumers in business, says Louise Lucas For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
Regulation has played a key part in international business. Brooke Masters talks to Barney Reynolds about its continuing role
Vodafone has resumed its pursuit of German cable company Kabel Deutschland.
Social media is changing the way in which companies interact with customers, says Henry Mance.
Democratic senator Sherrod Brown talks to FT Washington bureau chief Richard McGregor about his bills to make US banks hold more capital and to break up the larger institutions. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
Ben Fried, Google's chief information officer, tells Paul Taylor, the FT's Connected Business editor, why cloud technology and big data have become the focus for companies and how the role of CIO is to empower users rather than dictate their needs. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video