FCA proposes to reverse Mifid rules on investment research

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Asset managers should be able to pay for their investment research alongside fees for trading, the UK market regulator has proposed, reversing a long-standing policy in an effort to energise …

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2025 Citroen C3 Aircross unveiled with squarer styling, seven seats

The second-generation Citroen C3 Aircross made its debut last week, and it looks nothing like the car currently on sale in Australia. Starting with the 2022 Oli concept Citroen began redefining its design language, junking its familiar rounded forms and smooth surfacing for straighter lines and sharper edges, along with …

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Tory MP Mark Menzies to step down at UK general election and quits party

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Mark Menzies will step down at the general election expected later this year after the Conservative party said the MP’s conduct fell “below the standards” expected of him following allegations …

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Ukraine faces race against time to deploy US funding

Ukraine faces tough weeks ahead in its fight to stem Russian battlefield advances despite this weekend’s passage of a long-awaited US funding bill, according to Ukrainian officials, soldiers and military analysts. The US House of Representatives passed the $60bn military aid package on Saturday night after months of delay that …

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Extreme weather threatens Irish potato output

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Ireland faces the risk of serious potato shortages as heavy rains delay planting of its biggest vegetable crop and Brexit continues to complicate the supply of seeds. The Celtic nation, …

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More TikTok vicar?

Why is the Church of England like the Chinese Communist party? If you can answer that without deviation, hesitation or, frankly, libel, then a bishopric is yours. Let’s just say that both have intriguing links with TikTok, the short video-hosting platform beloved by teenagers. Attempts by clergy to break into …

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Who pulls the strings of power in Iran?

Intricate, multi-layered and opaque, the power structure of Iran’s regime can be a challenge for insiders to understand, let alone the world outside. While the country of almost 90mn appears to be under the strict control of a single cleric, the Islamic Republic’s ruling elite has in fact entered a …

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Labour shadow justice secretary defends UK’s membership of ECHR

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for free Roula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter. Shabana Mahmood, the Labour shadow justice secretary, has defended the UK’s membership of the European Court of Human Rights, describing it as a privilege that has “protected the rights of …

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