Junk was king in the 1980s but both defaults and yields are now far lower than they were then. Jim Reid, Deutsche Bank's global head of fundamental credit strategy, explains why to Long View columnist John Authers, and warns that such low default rates may be unhealthy.
When Massachusetts was the only state in the US to legally recognise gay marriages Bernadette Coveney Smith knew that meant more weddings and saw an opportunity. Nine years later she is one of the country's leading gay marriage wedding planners
George Osborne delivered the 2013 Budget against a backdrop of economic stagnation and with his debt targets in tatters. George Parker, political editor, John Cridland of the CBI and John Dixon of Ernst & Young talk to the FT's Daniel Garrahan about whether Mr Osborne managed to deliver a Budget for business.
Nitish Kumar, chief minister of India's third most populous and poorest state, talks to the FT's Victor Mallet about reviving the fortunes of Bihar and what he thinks about being tipped as a future prime minister. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
The FT's southern Africa correspondent, Andrew England, reports on the modern issues that face one of the continent's oldest industries. Related Article: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0571736e-85ac-11e2-bed4-00144feabdc0.html For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
Regional tensions are rising after North Korea ceased communications with their neighbours to the south. The move comes after South Korea and US forces began their annual war games exercise. Simon Mundy, Seoul correspondent, explains the latest breakdown in relations between the two nations.
Alan Ruskin, head of G-10 foreign exchange strategy at Deutsche Bank discusses the weakness of sterling and the yen, and the outlook for the US and Canadian dollars. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
Michael Mackenzie, the FT's US markets editor, wraps up the fallout on the markets from political and economic pressures in Italy and the US. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
Only 40 percent of Indonesians have a bank account, but over 90 percent have a mobile phone. For both entrepreneurs and multinationals, that represents a big opportunity. The FT's Ben Bland visits rural West Java to see for himself how mobile commerce is spreading
It is estimated that nearly 80,000 people have fled Alabama since the state passed its tough 2011 immigration law. Going further than Arizona, the law known as HB56 required everyone from landlords to school districts to ask for proper immigration documentation. Nearly two years later, the FT's Christopher Booker explores the impact of the law on both the immigrant and business communities