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      US in last-ditch effort to quash Brussels tax demand on Apple

      The US has launched a stinging attack on the European Commission in a last-ditch bid to dissuade Brussels from hitting...

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      Former Greek chief statistician gets backing from Brussels

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      Greek government will not intervene in stats row

      Greece’s finance minister has expressed his surprise at Brussels’ demand that Athens defend its independent statistics...

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      August 24, 2016

      EU calls on Greece to defend statistics office

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    5. August 24, 2016

      Pessimists hold the key to Europe’s future

      In an old Polish joke, a Frenchman and a Russian are travelling in opposite directions on the Moscow to Paris express...

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      August 23, 2016

      Eurozone consumer confidence takes hit in August

      Consumer confidence in the eurozone took a downward turn in August, reversing initial hopes that households in the...

    7. August 22, 2016

      EU spymasters lobby for change in encryption law

      European lawmakers have set their sights on a new target in the battle against terrorism: encryption. Bernard...

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      August 22, 2016

      Of Sherpas and Chairs -- welcome to the EFSCAC

      On occasion, when confidential documents drop into the FTAV inbox, we’re minded just to share them, without much...

    9. August 21, 2016

      Spanish bank BBVA warns bonus cap hurts tech push

      A leading Spanish bank has launched a new line of attack on the EU bonus cap by calling on the European Commission to...

    10. August 15, 2016

      Brussels to tighten grip on web services in telecoms shake-up

      Brussels will tighten its regulatory grip over online services such as WhatsApp and Skype in a radical overhaul of the...

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      August 11, 2016

      Brussels to investigate $130bn Dow-DuPont merger

      The European Commission has launched a competition investigation into a proposed $130bn merger by Dow Chemical and...

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      August 9, 2016

      EU confirms no budget fines for Spain and Portugal

      Spain and Portugal will avoid becoming the first EU member states to be fined for budgetary failings as the European...

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      August 4, 2016

      EU hits Russian, Chinese steel with anti-dumping duties

      Brussels has imposed “definitive” anti-dumping duties on specific steel products from China and Russia, following up on...

    14. August 3, 2016

      Vodafone and Liberty Global win EU approval for Dutch merger

      Vodafone and Liberty Global have secured approval from Brussels for their plan to combine their Dutch businesses,...

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      August 3, 2016

      EBA says all banks should face minimum leverage ratio

      The EU banking watchdog has said there are no arguments for exempting smaller banks from new rules capping the amount...

    16. August 2, 2016

      UK’s new EU commissioner given security portfolio

      Britain’s new European commissioner has been given a narrow brief covering organised crime and counter-terrorism...

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      August 2, 2016

      Juncker to appoint new UK commissioner as 'security' chief

      Sir Julian King, Britain’s new man in Brussels, is set to be appointed as the EU’s new “security commissioner” as the...

    18. August 1, 2016

      Lord King’s Citi role highlights need to police revolving door

      Had you told Bob Diamond that Mervyn King was off to work for a bank, you’d have got a snort of disbelief. Lord King,...

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      August 1, 2016

      Qatar Airways raises IAG stake to over 20%

      Qatar Airways has raised its stake in International Airlines Group for the fourth time in the space of three months,...

    20. July 31, 2016

      MEPs plan revolt against retail investment rules

      MEPs are set to rebel against new rules aimed at protecting retail investors, showing rare defiance of the European...

    21. July 29, 2016

      Michel Barnier: An outsider fighting Brussels’ corner

      Michel Barnier was born in 1951, the year the European project came to life. His first vote was in a 1972 French...

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      July 29, 2016

      Eurozone economic growth cools to 0.3%

      The eurozone economy cooled in the second quarter, as the overall growth rate was dragged down by stagnation in France....

    23. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Nuclear power group Areva narrows 1H loss

      Areva narrowed its losses in the first half as cost-cutting measures and a more favourable price mix boosted the...

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      July 28, 2016

      IMF guilty of litany of failures during euro crisis - report

      The IMF has identified political interference as one of many weaknesses in its handling of the eurozone’s debt crisis,...

    25. July 28, 2016

      Eurozone must complete banking union to avert crisis

      Negative interest rates are taking the world of finance into uncharted waters. The impact will be damaging for most...

    26. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Eurozone confidence rises despite UK's Brexit vote

      That’s a turn up for the books. Economic and business confidence in the eurozone has unexpectedly risen after Britain...

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      July 28, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: He's Back

      The scourge of the City of London, the Frenchman who sought to regulate the British financial services industry piece...

    28. July 27, 2016

      Brussels drops fines against Spain and Portugal for fiscal breaches

      Brussels has moved to end a stand-off with Spain and Portugal over their persistent failure to hit EU budget targets,...

    29. July 27, 2016

      Appetite for Polish lenders remains strong despite negative talk

      On the face of it, it is a brave investor who puts money into Poland’s banking sector. But those with a medium-term...

    30. July 27, 2016

      UK reacts coolly to Michel Barnier’s Brexit appointment

      Britain has reacted frostily to the naming of Michel Barnier, the former French foreign minister and scourge of the...

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      July 27, 2016

      Brussels avoids hitting Spain and Portugal with budget fine

      Brussels has stepped away from imposing its first ever fine on member states, reducing financial sanctions for Spain...

    32. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Brussels escalates action against Polish government

      The European Commission has advanced its disciplinary procedure against Poland after accusing Warsaw of failing to...

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      July 27, 2016

      Michel Barnier appointed as Juncker's Brexit chief

      Michel Barnier, a former vice president of the European Commission and a man well-versed in financial regulation, has...

    34. July 26, 2016

      Ukip wrestles with Nigel Farage’s legacy

      The UK Independence party is as undemocratic as the European Commission, and must drop its image of “rugby club on...

    35. July 25, 2016

      City of London eyes ‘equivalence’ as post-Brexit link with EU

      When Guernsey, a British crown dependency outside the EU, copied almost every comma of a European law on hedge funds...

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      July 21, 2016

      Draghi warns on accuracy of post-Brexit forecasts

      Speaking at his first press conference after Brexit, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has warned of the...

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      July 21, 2016

      ECB keeps rate on hold in July

      The European Central Bank has held steady on cutting interest rates for the fourth consecutive month in July, in a...

    38. July 20, 2016

      Brussels bows to French demands for tougher rules on ‘posted’ workers

      Brussels has bowed to French demands to overhaul EU rules on temporary expat workers after Paris threatened to boycott...

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