Does Temperament Matter? (Campaign '08)

Call it reflexes in a crisis. Or instincts under pressure. The qualities that a President needs to succeed are both essential and elusive


Perilous Waters (The Economy)

Fears of a system-wide banking failure have receded, but it's not yet time to relax. Our guide to the economic minefield that lies ahead

Boom to Bust (The Economy)

From autoworkers to immigrants, from Paris to Reykjavík, the financial crisis is now hitting Europe's real economy



End of the Toll Road? (Investment)

Borrowing to buy infrastructure looked like a goldmine — until the credit caved in


A Tale of Two Islands (Travel)

Bali and Phuket are both terrific tropical paradises. But which you choose for your holiday home (if you can still afford one) depends on how you want to live your life


The Fine Art of Theft (Exhibition)

Three Paris museums explore Picasso's creative obsession with other artists' work

Prodigal Pen (Authors)

A novel about India's dispossessed bags Aravind Adiga the Booker. Will that win him India's admiration?