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Japanese sword-making is a tradition that goes back centuries, and one that’s carried on to this day. Each sword takes dedication, skill and can take over 18 months to create. The resulting blades can be worth thousands of dollars. So what makes them so expensive? Becoming a swordsmith in Japan takes a 5-year apprenticeship, and
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FT columnist Lucy Kellaway has been writing on the strange and indecipherable language of chief executives and their companies for over 20 years. She looks back at a career of deriding the hot air and asks: has it made any difference? ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://bit.ly/2r8RJzM ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube:
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a campaign event on February 17, 2020 in Richmond, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Justin Sullivan When Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., proposed legislation last year to tax stock trades, he decried the “recklessness of Wall Street billionaires” and cited a goal of building an economy
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This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Eastern time. Total confirmed cases: More than 75,200 Total deaths: At least 2,007 12:49 pm: Fed’s Kashkari warns US could feel economic impact from persistent outbreak Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari warned the U.S. would likely feel economic effects
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US President Donald Trump has called a partial ceasefire in hostilities with the Chinese telecoms group. But in an interview before Mr Trump’s comments, Ren Zhengfei, chairman of Huawei, told FT Global China editor James Kynge his company would survive by relying on business outside the US. And Huawei is still expected to reduce reliance
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There are now over 6,000 ETFs on 60 exchanges and ETFs exist for everything from corporate bonds to gold bars to oil futures. Like the USB port or a gas pump, ETFs have basically standardized the entire universe of investing so that everything under the sun now trades like shares of Apple. But what, exactly
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skynesher | E+ | Getty Images If you’re like many Americans, you’re carrying a balance on your credit cards. And the candidate you choose in November for president could have an affect on how well you grapple with those debts. The latest numbers from the Federal Reserve show that credit card balances climbed to $930
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Leon Cooperman, CEO of Omega Advisors. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman told CNBC on Tuesday that investors have become too pessimistic on the energy sector and too optimistic on individual companies like Tesla. “I would say we’re in the early stages of knocking on the door of euphoria, but we’re not quite [fully
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