roula khalaf

roula khalaf

Editor of the Financial Times, fan of impossible Middle East political drama, mother of two fabulous boys.

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"We are now watching the real-time implosion of the governing party. It’s going to be a hell of a show, though sadly the tickets will prove expensive." @robertshrimsley  at his best

Here's how Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget broke the UK bond market

This piece has aged very well The big collateral call facing UK pension funds

Inside the IMF: how the statement criticising the UK came about

Where were the regulators? “There is a definite whiff here of a market that fell between different watchdogs, with each trained on its own issue” @helentbiz ⁩

Where can the government cut spending? Not many places left

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Five lessons from Britain’s bad week from @rbrtrmstrng  and @EthanYWu 

@FTAlphaville is the expert on the weird stuff that caused the pensions mess in the UK LDI: the better mousetrap that almost broke the UK

Putin said an attack on the four regions, which he said he now considered part of his country’s territory, would be treated as an attack on Russia and met with full force.


A very Greek scandal Greek wiretap cases turn up heat on Mitsotakis

Breaking News about the FT: ENRC drops lawsuit against FT and journalist Tom Burgis

Putin’s war consequences: The last time wheat prices spiked to these levels in 2007 and 2008 protests spread through nearly 40 countries while a jump in grain prices in 2009-10 is regarded as one of the triggers of the Arab Spring uprisings

We need to talk about Brexit The deafening silence over Brexit’s economic fallout @GeorgeWParker ⁩ And @ChrisGiles_ ⁩

FT People of the Year BioNTech’s Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci

Inside Putin’s circle — the real Russian elite, superb essay now free to read

Bellingcat founder: For those of us who investigated war crimes and human rights abuses in Syria, the fear is that despite the widespread documentation of alarmingly similar acts in Ukraine, there will be no accountability for the new crimes

Useful tips on how to avoid the virus as the world reopens thanks to @Mikepeeljourno  and @jburnmurdoch  via @FinancialTimes 

Sturgeon in FT interview: “I’ve got democracy on my side . . . if they think it’s about playing a waiting game, I’ve probably got time on my side as well.”

Janan Ganesh: Of all the illusions, the most quietly punctured is the idea that tech is the industry at the centre of the world. Energy, it turns out, is still a worthier bearer of that mantle.