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# Financial Times

Last year
Opinion: The cost of living crisis is eating into disposable income - can Budget 2023 help?
Financial advisor Ralph Benson has some tips in relation to pensions and savings to be made ahead of Budget 23.
All time
Covid-19 deaths in the UK may have reached 41,000, more than double the reported number
Over 17,000 people have died, according to the government’s figure.
EU suggests extending transition period to secure Irish backstop - reports
The UK has to enter the transition period to leave the EU by the 29 March – that’s if there’s a Brexit deal at all.
WADA chief has framed photo of him shaking hands with Vladimir Putin in his house
The Financial Times paid a visit to his Glasgow home and certainly got more than they asked for.
Is Tim Howard set to earn more money than every other MLS goalkeeper combined?
It may say more about the league’s rigid structure than anything else.
Neymar could lose a staggering amount of money after allegations of tax evasion
The Brazilian star has had £33.1m worth of assets frozen.
After much speculation, the Financial Times will be sold to Nikkei Inc.
The distinctive pinksheet has been sold to the Japanese media giant.
Ireland has made the front page of the Financial Times again...
… and yes, it’s because of the Double Irish loophole.
Ireland denies giving illegal State aid to Apple as FT front page makes world headlines
The Department of Finance says that Apple has been “taxed fully” in Ireland.
The IFSC is poised to swoop if US banks go cool on London
Dublin could profit – but don’t expect skyscrapers lining the quays.
Ireland got 'stuffed' on banking debt - Martin Wolf
The Financial Times columnist says that the eurozone is being run for “the benefit of creditors”.
Digicel plans €500m investment as Denis O'Brien targets 'massive push' in 2014
In an interview with the Financial Times, O’Brien said that an expected $650m dividend from the company to him “hasn’t been paid yet”.
Noonan named as Europe's Finance Minister of the Year by 'The Banker'
The Financial Times’ magazine said that Noonan was awarded the accolade because of his “extraordinary progress” since taking the job in 2011.
UCD Smurfit School MBA ranked among best in world
The MBA programme has moved up five spots in the Financial Times Global Executive MBA Rankings.
Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal?
Michael D Higgins won the Irish presidential elections based on his vision of a ‘radically inclusive Republic’. So how could anyone be surprised about him elaborating on that vision, asks Maura Adshead.
Poll: Has President Michael D Higgins crossed the line by criticising Europe?
Some believe the president has overstepped the remit of his office by criticising EU austerity policies in an interview with the Financial Times.
Michael D: 'The EU will become illegitimate without economic reform'
President Higgins says the EU is facing a “moral crisis” as much as an economic one: “You are either a union or you’re not.”
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Michael Noonan is officially better than he was one year ago*
*At least, according to the Financial Times which has produced its annual ranking of the EU’s finance ministers.
Bankers' pay worldwide up 12 per cent
Chief executives at 15 leading banks were awarded an extra €12.8 million over the past year.
FT warns Spain against Irish path of saving the banks
Spain looking at issuing promissory notes to prop up its largest bank to the tune of €19bn. Don’t do it, says the Financial Times – just look at Ireland…
Investigation into banking crash needs to hurry up - Howlin
Brendan Howlin also said there is a chance the referendum on public inquiries could be rerun to allow an inquiry into the banking crisis to take place.
Gilmore denies referendum campaign will be linked to Anglo deal
Eamon Gilmore appears to undermine comments of Joan Burton by insisting that progress on the Anglo notes is totally separate.
Joan Burton: 'Cutting price of promissory notes will help us pass referendum'
In an interview in the Financial Times, the social protection minister openly calls on the EU to restructure the promissory notes.
Germany welcomes S&P moves to downgrade eurozone
Wolfgang Schauble says threats that the entire eurozone could be downgraded are an “incentive” for EU leaders to strike a deal.
S&P may downgrade 16 eurozone countries – and increase interest on our bailout
Standard & Poor’s says 16 eurozone nations could have their credit ratings cut – which would make Ireland’s bailout more expensive.
Eurozone 'has ten days to save itself, or collapse' - analyst
Wolfgang Münchau, associate editor of the Financial Times, believes catastrophe is coming if a deal is not struck by December 9.
Poll: How do you rate Michael Noonan as Finance Minister?
The Financial Times has given Noonan a mid-table ranking in its annual poll of 19 european finance ministers – what grade would you give him?
It's official*: Michael Noonan is better than Brian Lenihan
*That’s according to the Financial Times’s annual ranking of EU finance ministers. But it’s not all good news for Noonan…
German prosecutors accuse Ecclestone of bribery
F1 supremo is alleged to have received $41.4m in illegal payments from Gerhard Gribkowsky.
Ireland's taxpayers should not complain - ECB board member
A board member of the European Central Bank explains why the Irish people should stop whingeing about having to foot the bill for the banking collapse.
Former EU commissioner Sutherland says EU must rethink Ireland's bailout deal
Ireland’s former attorney general and the current chairman of Goldman Sachs says the current deal is likely to be unsustainable.
No money, no leaders, no Irish: what the world's papers say
Guess what the world’s press makes of Ireland’s latest political woes? No prizes for guessing: they don’t think it’s good.
The chaos in cabinet: What the rest of the world thinks
What did the rest of the world make of Unholy Thursday?
Ireland's 'non bailout' a crutch for banks 'too big to save'
The world’s press seems broadly baffled by the €85bn deal, with the 5.8% interest rate coming under attack.
FT columnist calls bank guarantee a "catastrophic political decision"
Wolfgang Münchau decries the decision of the Irish government to back deposits without thinking of the aftermath.
The world reacts to Ireland's Black Thursday
International commentators invoke a raft of dire imagery – from bodies flung off skyscrapers to a children’s story book – to describe the economy’s downward trajectory.
Do we need the IMF? Here's what the world thinks
The BBC says we’re “hideously and perilously” close to Armageddon.
The Rock of O'Sisyphus
The FT’s Alphaville blog says calling in the IMF may be the best option for Ireland. Gulp.