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 Libor debacle has left Barclays shares very cheap. Lex's Stuart Kirk and Oliver Ralph discuss if this is the time to buy. For more commentary from the Lex team, visit http://www.ft.com/lex
http://www.FT.com/ Eurozone leaders agreed to radically restructure Spain's €100bn bank recapitalisation plan during all-night talks at an EU summit that ended in the early hours of Friday. Lex's Stuart Kirk and Richard Stovin-Bradford discuss a breakthrough summit. For more commentary from the Lex team, visit http://www.ft.com/lex
http://www.FT.com/ As Japan trials a new even faster high-speed train, FT Tokyo bureau chief Mure Dickie reports on the country's love affair with its trains and the challenge facing the national railway operators to sell their systems overseas against tough competition. For more FT video content, visit the Financial Times video page at: http://www.ft.com/video
http://www.FT.com/ Major falls in inflation in both the developed and the developing world, combined with extremes of risk-aversion, mean that markets could be primed for a rebound. David Bowers of Absolute Research tells John Authers, the FT's senior investment columnist, that we need to watch the central banks carefully to see if that rebound can happen
http://www.FT.com/ Moscow real estate - some of the most expensive in the world - is being targeted by low-level, corrupt officials taking over communal living spaces; an operation known as 'raiding'. Julia Taranova reports from the Russian capital on how the activity is inspiring a rising tide of citizen activism
http://www.FT.com/ The FT's east Africa corrrespondent Katrina Manson films and reports from the Great Rift Valley on Kenya's latest plans to exploit geothermal energy to produce electricity. For more FT video content, visit the Financial Times video page at: http://www.ft.com/video
http://www.FT.com/ As Africa's most populous country celebrates 50 years of independence, Titus Dakwah of Nubuke Investments assesses investment opportunities in Nigeria after years of economic mismanagement are tackled by sweeping reforms. For more FT video content, visit the Financial Times video page at: http://www.ft.com/video
http://www.FT.com/ In Copenhagen FT reporter James Shotter talks to Manfred Stefener, winner of the European Patent Office's Inventor of the Year Award for SMEs, about how important patents and IP are to growing a business.
http://www.FT.com/ Growing demand for solar panels has increased the number of suppliers of high purity silicon, its key raw material, including those in China. Peter Marsh, FT manufacturing editor, reports from Asia Silicon in the remote Chinese city of Xining. For more FT video content, visit the Financial Times video page at: http://www.ft.com/video