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Below is a list of featured content recommended for you to read and comment on.

Dec 1, 2015

Free to read: COP21 Paris climate talks - a beginner’s guide

The key issues in a summit that aims to finalise deal to cut global emissions. The central bone of contention has long thwarted climate talks: the divide between wealthy countries that grew rich from burning fossil fuels after the industrial revolution and poor countries trying to emulate their prosperity

Dec 1, 2015

Lufthansa faces down strikes amid cost-cutting plans

Pay agreement with ground staff suggests management could secure deals with pilots and cabin crew. Lufthansa’s strikes are rooted in how management is pushing for a step change in the group’s efficiency, so that it can compete more effectively with European low-cost carriers

Dec 1, 2015

Swatch takes on Apple with Visa payments tie-up

Swiss watchmaker launches contactless payment services from wrist devices. The new watches will sell for about SFr100, with services available for Visa cardholders in the US, Brazil and Switzerland. A similar range has been rolled out in China

Dec 1, 2015

John Cryan is right, bankers’ pay has to fall further

Today, despite the drop in salaries, average compensation at large European, North American and Australian banks is devouring a rather larger 60 per cent of the pot. Watch the accompanying video: Are bankers' bonuses worthwhile?

Dec 1, 2015

The rich world must take greater responsibility for climate change

Justice demands that carbon curbs should not limit poorer nations’ ability to grow, writes Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India. 'Nature can provide when it is in equilibrium, not when it is depleted faster than it can renew,' says Mr Modi

Dec 1, 2015

Bonus feature: Venezuela - 'ours is a nation of thugs'

The government may be about to fall in the oil-rich country but is the opposition ready? The country is ravaged by inflation. Minimum monthly wages of 9,649 bolívars are worth only $10 at the black market exchange rate, less than in Cuba, Venezuela’s closest ally

Dec 1, 2015

Free to view bonus video: The great divide

Divergence in the policies of the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank will be the main theme in currency markets next year. Michael Mackenzie and Roger Blitz discuss the impact of this and of slowing growth in China on emerging markets

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