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  1. June 25, 2013

    California the latest frontier for high-speed trains

    There could be few landscapes more different from the densely-packed urban corridor between Tokyo and Osaka and the rolling...

  2. June 17, 2013

    Foreign trade: now Russia is in the WTO, will it obey the rules?

    It is a coincidence that Russia’s long-awaited accession to the World Trade Organisation last August was followed by...

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  1. June 17, 2013

    Siemens and Alstom welcome change to open high-speed rail in US

    Two of the world’s biggest passenger train manufacturers and the US’s rail passenger group have both welcomed a rule change...

  2. May 27, 2013

    Israel looks to fulfil desert dream with Negev military base

    In an expanse of Israel’s Negev desert south east of the city of Beer Sheva, where signs warn drivers of camels on the road,...

  3. May 27, 2013

    US commuters: Land of the freeway starts to steer clear of the car

    The commuter trains that serve some of biggest cities in Texas illustrate how even the US’s most car-dependent areas are...

  4. May 26, 2013

    Europe’s trainmakers on track for US sales

    Europe’s trainmakers may be about to gain a significant new market after America’s Federal Rail Administration signalled it...

  5. May 12, 2013

    Europe’s share rally faces corporate earnings gap

    Investors in search of higher income are propelling European shares to pre-crisis highs, even as company earnings fall short...

  6. May 10, 2013

    Hochtief helps Dax make further gains

    European stocks climbed to their highest level in nearly five years this week, with ACS and Nokia among the biggest gainers....

  7. May 7, 2013

    Alstom: engineering works

    Smiley emoticons outnumbered glum ones in Alstom’s presentation of prospects for its businesses, from hydro projects to...

  8. May 7, 2013

    Alstom cuts growth forecast and fails to meet profit targets

    Shares in France’s industrial bellwether Alstom plunged up to 11 per cent on Tuesday after the world’s third-largest power...

  9. April 17, 2013

    US accuses Alstom of bribery

    One current and one former executive of Alstom, the French engineering group, were charged by US authorities with allegedly...

  10. April 11, 2013

    UK makes case for EU carbon plan

    Rejecting a plan to shore up the EU’s troubled carbon market will imperil investments in green technologies, said Ed Davey,...

  11. April 11, 2013

    ENRC appoints new legal team

    ENRC has replaced the US law firm it hired to investigate whistleblower allegations of fraud in the company’s overseas...

  12. April 7, 2013

    Shale will power US economy

    The modern world’s demand for energy is voracious. In the lead-up to the global financial crisis, when oil prices were...

  13. March 17, 2013

    India rocked by gang rape and kidnapping

    A Swiss tourist has been gang-raped and a senior Indian executive of an international company kidnapped in the latest crimes...

  14. February 28, 2013

    Push to develop tidal energy

    Ministers have vowed to push ahead with efforts to develop tidal energy around the UK coastline even as they hold back on...

  15. January 28, 2013

    Fast track: France, Japan, S Korea, Spain

    FT reporters consider the growth and benefits of fast rail networks in France, Japan, South Korea and Spain. TGV: a symbol...

  16. January 25, 2013

    Corporate Europe signals slow recovery

    As Europe enters a new quarterly earnings season, fund managers and strategists are questioning whether the market is being...

  17. January 22, 2013

    Alstom upbeat over short-term orders

    Alstom, the French industrial bellwether, has predicted a “strong” order intake for the first three months of the year but...

  18. January 22, 2013

    Alstom: transports of delight

    Winter storms have made travelling a sore subject for commuters on both sides of the Atlantic. But transport is certainly...

  19. January 20, 2013

    European companies to deepen cost cuts

    European industrials are set to deepen cut costs and re-examine unused production capacity amid a paucity of growth...

  20. January 10, 2013

    Nokia picks up on strong Lumia sales

    Optimism that Nokia was inching toward profitability helped propel the struggling handset maker’s shares to the top of the...

  21. December 5, 2012

    Alstom wins $5.8bn South African contract

    A consortium led by Alstom, the French group, has beaten off competition from China, Spain and Canada to win a R51bn...

  22. November 7, 2012

    French business leaders question tax breaks

    Two of France’s most senior business leaders, Patrick Kron and Henri de Castries, have raised doubts about how far its...

  23. November 7, 2012

    Growth downgrades hit European stocks

    European stocks fell heavily on Wednesday as investors, free of the distractions of US elections, turned their attention to...

  24. October 12, 2012

    UK wind farm jobs blow over to Europe

    It is mid-morning in Liverpool and a drizzle is falling on a sprawling shipyard near the city where a slice of British...

  25. October 2, 2012

    Alstom – what’s the deal?

    In a low interest rate environment, it is questionable when a company funds a deal through equity rather than debt. While...

  26. October 2, 2012

    Talanx shares place amid weak Europe stocks

    Talanx pulled off its second attempt at a market debut as the German insurance group flouted wider weakness across European...

  27. September 14, 2012

    Don’t mention the war

    Memories die hard. After almost 70 years the Greek government has decided to reopen the question of whether Berlin still...

  28. August 29, 2012

    Branson image exposed in franchise fight

    Sir Richard Branson would appear to have little to lose in his legal fight over the government’s decision to strip him of...

  29. June 13, 2012

    Inditex lifts Ibex amid wider Europe caution

    Most European indices fell on Wednesday, as investors remained cautious amid political uncertainty in the eurozone and...

  30. May 7, 2012

    GE forms China venture with XD Electric

    General Electric, the US industrial group, has linked up with Shanghai-listed XD Electric in its latest alliance with a...

  31. April 27, 2012

    Italian rail link a showcase for Alstom

    One of the last bastions of state control in Europe is set to crumble on Saturday when a group of high-profile businessmen...

  32. April 13, 2012

    Short cuts

    Marseille Compagnie du Ponant, a French company offering luxury cruises onboard smaller vessels (between 32 and 132 cabins),...

  33. April 11, 2012

    Nokia lower after warning over losses

    Shares in Nokia slumped after the Finnish phonemaker warned its phone business would post losses for the first half of 2012....

  34. March 27, 2012

    Energy: Wave of innovation is fuelled by investment in alternatives

    Who said alternative energy was easy? So corrosive is the wet, salty air on the sea wall at Mutriku that the supposedly...

  35. March 25, 2012

    UK-Europe high-speed rail freight plan

    A group aiming to substitute 300kph rail services for some short-haul European air freight flights hopes to launch its first...

  36. March 18, 2012

    Gamesa criticises rival’s profit alerts

    Gamesa has lashed out at fellow wind turbine maker Vestas over its profit warnings and executive departures that it says...

  37. March 18, 2012

    India: Suspended animation

    When Mumbai’s Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link – a 6km bridge connecting the western suburbs to the midtown area of India’s financial...

  38. March 16, 2012

    EU capital concessions lift insurers

    Credit Suisse led a rally among Europe’s investment banking stocks as investor sentiment surrounding the sector improved....

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