The banking system is in the spotlight again amid rising political and public anger over the Libor scandal.
Banks appeared to have wriggled out of the tighter regulation called for immediately after the financial crisis. But the Libor scandal has prompted renewed calls to break up the banks.
http://www.FT.com/ The latest purchasing managers data from the US suggests the US cannot decouple from a slowing world economy. And there are worries about Friday's payrolls number. But Michael Mackenzie, US Markets editor, explains to Long View columnist John Authers, that bad news could be good news for markets, as it could encourage another round of quantitative easing
http://www.FT.com/ The growth of savings globally exacerbated by negative economic policies is choking economic growth, according to Charles Dumas, chief economist of Lombard Street Research. As a result, he suggests to Long View columnist John Authers that the best route to take now - and politically the easiest for Germany - is to dismantle the eurozone.
http://www.FT.com/ Spain might win the Euro 2012 football championship final on Sunday but its sovereign debt crisis won't go away any time soon.
http://www.FT.com/ Glencore and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund are discussing the planned merger between the commodities trader and miner Xstrata, after Qatar Holdings voiced its opposition to the $65bn deal on its current terms. Lex's Stuart Kirk and Richard Stovin-Bradford say the deal might be sweetened but is likely to still go through. For more commentary from the Lex team, visit http://www.ft.com/lex
http://www.FT.com/ The FT's Tokoyo bureau chief Mure Dickie films and reports on his boat trip with a group of Japanese nationalists to the remote Senkaku Islands, the focus of an increasingly bitter diplomatic dispute between Japan and China over sovereignty.
http://www.FT.com/ The European Union is fighting a crisis that could cripple its financial system. But is a European banking union the answer?
http://www.FT.com/ Spain's borrowing costs rose to a euro-era high, just 10 days after the €100bn bailout of the country's banks. Professor Alfredo Pastor, a former secretary of state for economics in the Spanish ministry of finance, tells the FT's Martin Sandbu that the bailout failed to improve things substantially. For more FT video content, visit the Financial Times video page at: http://www.ft.com/video
http://www.FT.com/ Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, examines the cultural impact on the web of rapidly increasing broadband access in Nigeria.