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  1. August 29, 2014

    EU to expand Russia sanctions in a week

    The EU gave itself one more week to decide how to expand economic sanctions against Moscow on Sunday, although Ukraine’s...

  2. August 29, 2014

    Eurozone inflation hits fresh five-year low at 0.3%

    The eurozone's inflation rate sank further in August to 0.3 per cent on an annual basis, keeping pressure on the European...

  3. August 28, 2014

    Q&A: The battle over EU fiscal rules

    EU leaders will meet on Saturday to decide the final two job openings atop the bloc’s Brussels-based institutions, but many...

  4. August 27, 2014

    Europe’s next foreign policy chief

    The EU’s heads of government will meet in Brussels on Saturday to select two of the bloc’s leading office-holders for the...

  5. The A-List

    August 26, 2014

    The French crisis reflects the eurozone's woes

    As soon as the latest gross domestic product figures emerged, showing that the French economy was becalmed in the second...

  6. August 25, 2014

    Angela Merkel backs Luis de Guindos to chair eurozone finance ministers’ group

    Angela Merkel has thrown her crucial support behind Spain’s bid to win one of the top jobs in the EU, declaring on Monday...

  7. August 22, 2014

    Draghi softens tone on austerity

    Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, has signalled he is becoming increasingly concerned about high...

  8. The A-List

    August 12, 2014

    The worrying data on Italy's recession

    The latest data release of the Italian second quarter gross domestic product shows that the economy shrank 0.2 per cent,...

  9. August 11, 2014

    Bulgaria’s president attacks oligarchs

    Bulgaria’s president has strongly criticised the country’s politicians and powerful oligarchs for relying too heavily on...

  10. August 11, 2014

    Bridges to span Amazon’s dominance

    What happens if your biggest customer is also your worst nightmare? That is the dilemma facing book publishers dealing with...

  11. August 8, 2014

    Alitalia and Etihad sign long-awaited deal

    Alitalia has signed a long-expected agreement with Etihad Airways, under which the deep-pocketed Gulf carrier will become...

  12. August 8, 2014

    Telecom triopolies set the watchdogs’ alarm bells ringing

    There are some circumstances in which it is unquestionably better to have four than three. Attempting to play bridge, mixed...

  13. The World

    August 8, 2014

    Food fight: EU weighs up risks of Russia's ban

    (Getty) By Christian Oliver and Richard Milne Europe’s leaders are preparing for a trade war with Russia by mapping out the...

  14. August 6, 2014

    Moscow kickback set to squeeze western airlines

    Russia is mulling retaliatory measures against international sanctions imposed on it over the Ukraine crisis – including a...

  15. August 4, 2014

    BES bonds plummet following €4.9bn rescue

    Bonds issued by Banco Espírito Santo fell sharply on Monday after regulators announced a €4.9bn rescue that penalises the...

  16. August 4, 2014

    Brits and Germans let old clichés fade

    One hundred years after Britain entered the first world war, its tricky relationship with Germany is going through a...

  17. FT Alphaville

    August 4, 2014

    BES -- the resolution

    Click for the Bank of Portugal’s announcement of the resolution of Banco Espirito Santo: Translated — shareholders and...

  18. August 3, 2014

    UK banks step up opposition to new EU financial services tsar

    Britain’s banks have stepped up opposition to the creation of an EU financial services chief, saying the move could fracture...

  19. July 31, 2014

    European history lesson gives Cameron a headache

    Britain’s attempt to renegotiate its ties with the European Economic Community ahead of the 1975 referendum created...

  20. July 30, 2014

    Juncker considers creating financial services tsar

    A EU financial services tsar charged with regulating the City of London and ensuring financial stability in the region would...

  21. Brussels Blog

    July 30, 2014

    Another crisis figure moves on: IMF's Moghadam

    Moghadam, left, with his deputy director Poul Thomsen during a meeting in Brussels As the eurozone crisis slowly fades into...

  22. Brussels Blog

    July 28, 2014

    Russian sanctions: leaked "phase three" legislation

    A Vienna branch of Sberbank, Russia's largest state-owned bank, which would be covered Although a large chunk of Brussels...

  23. July 27, 2014

    Europe’s banking union faces legal challenge in Germany

    Europe’s banking union is set to face a challenge in Germany’s constitutional court, a development that threatens to...

  24. July 25, 2014

    Brussels chiefs urge EU states to approve tough curbs on Russia

    Two of the EU’s most senior figures have urged the bloc’s prime ministers to approve a sweeping set of new sanctions against...

  25. Brussels Blog

    July 25, 2014

    Van Rompuy's letter on Russia: the complete text

    Russian president Vladimir Putin, left, with Van Rompuy at a January summit in Brussels After weeks of equivocation that...

  26. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2014

    Hungary nationalises German-owned MKB bank

    Hungary’s government said on Thursday it had agreed a deal to buy MKB, one of the country’s largest commercial banks with...

  27. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2014

    Bulgarian government resigns, battered and unloved

    And it's goodbye from him Bulgaria’s battered and unloved government formally resigned on July 24, its reputation shaken by...

  28. Brussels Blog

    July 24, 2014

    Leaked Russia sanctions memo: the details

    Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, chairs a security council meeting at the Kremlin this week Although the sanctions...

  29. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Izzy wonders if monopolies are ever a good thing and whether, if corporate monopolies...

  30. July 24, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: EU to weigh far-reaching sanctions on Russia

    EU diplomats will weigh sweeping Russian sanctions on Thursday that include a proposal to ban all Europeans from purchasing...

  31. July 22, 2014

    Brussels considers reopening Google antitrust settlement

    Brussels is weighing whether to reopen its draft antitrust settlement with Google, in a move that leaves the carefully...

  32. July 20, 2014

    Sharp fall looms among top ranks of UK officials in EU Commission

    The number of British officials working in the EU Commission is heading for a “cliff edge” as top bureaucrats approach...

  33. July 20, 2014

    CSRC to ease controls on foreign ownership

    Global asset managers face rethinking their strategies for accessing the rapidly growing $572bn Chinese funds market after...

  34. July 18, 2014

    Apple faces threat of legal action over ‘in app’ payments

    Apple may face legal action in Europe over claims that it has not done enough to stop children making “in app” purchases...

  35. July 17, 2014

    David Cameron opposes Donald Tusk for senior EU job

    David Cameron has opposed the suggested appointment of Donald Tusk, Poland’s prime minister, to a top EU post amid fears...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    July 17, 2014

    Juncker and Cameron High 5

    Lieven Creemers/EPA A handout photograph made available by the European Commission shows Jean-Claude Juncker and David...

  37. July 17, 2014

    Respite for derivatives deals from incoming European rules

    Swaps dealers and banks are set to win a respite from meeting incoming European derivatives rules after regulators admitted...

  38. July 17, 2014

    EU leaders fail to reach deal on top jobs

    A summit of European leaders held to pick the three remaining top EU jobs broke up early Thursday morning with no deal on...

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