Large tech companies are catching up with their smaller competitors at record pace

The world’s biggest tech companies have caught up with smaller competitors at an all-time high this year in a buying spree that comes as US politicians and regulators prepare to…

Lufthansa seeks to pay off German bailout with € 2.1 billion share offer

Updates from Deutsche Lufthansa AG Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to hear about Deutsche Lufthansa AG news. Lufthansa will raise more than 2.1 billion euros…

Costa Rica warns of unrest in developing world without more Covid aid

Updates from Costa Rica Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about Costa Rica’s news. Developing countries risk sinking into instability under the weight of…

US steps up deportation of Haitian refugees from camp in Texas

U.S. Immigration Updates Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about immigration news in the United States. The Biden administration is stepping up efforts to…

British energy groups ask government for “bad bank” to overcome gas crisis

The UK’s biggest energy groups are calling on the government for a multibillion pound emergency program to help them survive the crisis triggered by high gas prices, including the creation…

Australia, France escalate war of words over cancellation of submarine deal

Geopolitical updates Subscribe to myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about geopolitical news. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended his decision to reverse an underwater deal…

At UN, Biden should champion a new people-centered world order

U.S. Foreign Policy Updates Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about U.S. foreign policy news. The author is a collaborating editor of FT and…

Forget the “cession”: women will redefine the labor market

Employment updates Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about job news. Are we moving towards the feminization of work? And could this lead to…

Prepare for a surge in energy prices in the euro area, economists warn

Newsletter: Europe Express Your essential guide to what matters in Europe today. Delivered every day of the week. Soaring energy prices will drive inflation up across Europe this year, hurting…

Universal Music: How Much is the World’s Biggest Label Worth?

When Vivendi rejected an $ 8.5 billion offer from SoftBank to buy Universal Music Group in 2013, analysts and industry executives were taken aback. The French group refuse a price…