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    1. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2016

      The risk to UK startup funding after Brexit

      EIF’s established reputation in the European VC market is substantiated by its significant role in European investment...

    2. June 20, 2016

      European Investment Bank to lend £100m through UK’s Funding Circle

      EU states are to support small British businesses through a UK peer-to-peer lender in the first deal of its kind,...

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    1. Central & eastern Europe: Banking and Finance 2013

      The shadows that gathered last year have started to recede. The banking sector has sho...
    2. Bulgaria 2012

      A sense of progress is evident despite slow post-crisis growth and the need to rein in...
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    1. FT Alphaville

      June 20, 2016

      Funding Circle orders one last round at the EIB saloon

      Depending on who you ask, a vote for Brexit on Thursday will unleash the apocalypse/freedom/a long period of...

    2. June 10, 2016

      £1.25bn expansion leaves UCL straining at the edges

      An ambitious £1.25bn expansion plan has strained the cash flow of University College London, one of the UK’s most...

    3. May 4, 2016

      Social housing £1bn boost comes with Brexit warning

      The European Investment Bank has signed a deal to lend £1bn for affordable housing construction in the UK, its largest...

    4. April 6, 2016

      Banks and investors commit $8bn to low carbon initiative

      A group of nine banks, investors and public sector lenders have committed $8bn to a collaboration that they say will...

    5. January 24, 2016

      Drugmaker in fatal trial received EU funds

      Bial, the Portuguese pharmaceuticals company, received €110m in EU funds that helped finance the experimental pain...

    6. January 13, 2016

      Gigaclear secures €25m loan to roll out ultrafast broadband

      Fibre broadband provider Gigaclear has secured a €25m loan to help almost treble the size of a network that will reach...

    7. January 6, 2016

      Issuers raise $15.8bn in first test of 2016 bond market

      US and European companies raised $15.8bn on Tuesday, in the first test of US capital markets since the start of the...

    8. December 16, 2015

      Volkswagen faces investigation by EU anti-fraud agency

      The EU’s anti-fraud agency has launched an investigation into Volkswagen, in the latest of a series of inquiries into...

    9. December 8, 2015

      Bond investors look for greener pastures

      How do I know what you see as green is the same as what I see as green? The question is of limited interest to...

    10. November 24, 2015

      Emerging European banks: signs of a turnround?

      After years of lending contraction and general gloom hanging over banks in central and south-eastern Europe (CESEE),...

    11. November 4, 2015

      ‘Green’ finance environmental impact is hard to measure

      Two news stories hit this autumn that, at first glance, had little to do with each other. First, in September came a...

    12. October 20, 2015

      MPC member highlights increased role of alternative lenders

      Non-bank sources of finance are likely to become increasingly important for both small and large businesses in the UK,...

    13. September 27, 2015

      EIB turns to peer-to-peer lending for UK companies

      The European Investment Bank is preparing to lend £100m to UK small businesses through the peer-to-peer lender Funding...

    14. The Exchange

      June 19, 2015

      Grexit offers the eurozone an opportunity — if it leans its lessons

      After initial disruptions, the eurozone would survive the likely, though not yet certain, exit of Greece. It could even...

    15. May 20, 2015

      US corporate debt sales move beyond $100bn for May

      The US bond market enjoyed another strong day of issuance on Tuesday, with corporate debt sales powering past the...

    16. The World

      March 15, 2015

      Varoufakis spreads gospel of radical reform to Italy's capitalists

      By John Thornhill in Cernobbio Fresh from his appearance in the glossy pages of Paris Match as a model of militant...

    17. March 8, 2015

      Movers & shakers: March 9

      Chris Kaashoek (pictured) is returning to his old stomping ground, Kempen Capital Management, as senior portfolio...

    18. February 1, 2015

      Cash-strapped councils to raise billions with new municipal bonds

      Britain’s local authorities are on the verge of creating a multibillion-pound municipal bond market, amid growing...

    19. FT Alphaville

      January 20, 2015

      Deflaters gonna reflate

      Ahead of the European Central Bank’s possible announcement of quantitative easing in Europe on Thursday, a quick thanks...

    20. January 19, 2015

      European Investment Bank confirms continued support for UK regions

      EU funds that are among the largest supporters of small businesses in northern England will continue and could be...

    21. December 14, 2014

      Katainen warns politicians on EU investment scheme

      Just six months ago, Jyrki Katainen, a boyish 43-year-old from a small town in central Finland, was his country’s prime...

    22. December 4, 2014

      Industry chiefs question Juncker investment plan

      Leading industrialists on Thursday voiced concern over what they see as a lack of strategic thinking behind the...

    23. November 30, 2014

      The Juncker fund will not revive the eurozone

      As a financial instrument Jean-Claude Juncker’s new investment fund is very clever. As an economic measure it will not...

    24. November 28, 2014

      Germany calls on EU to firm up €315bn investment scheme

      Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, has welcomed plans by the European Commission to unlock €315bn in...

    25. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2014

      The graphic Juncker

      That clickable to enlarge chart (which allowed us to experiment with our shiny new anti-clickbait header format) is...

    26. November 26, 2014

      Juncker defends funding method for €315bn infrastructure projects

      The European Commission president defended his decision not to spend EU money on new infrastructure projects as part of...

    27. November 25, 2014

      How Juncker plans to unleash investment in Europe

      It has become the central question facing the EU since the acute phase of the eurozone crisis ended more than two years...

    28. November 24, 2014

      Jean-Claude Juncker to unveil €315bn EU programme

      Jean-Claude Juncker will unveil a new €315bn plan to resuscitate Europe’s economy that will be built on €21bn in EU...

    29. Brussels Blog

      November 19, 2014

      How will Juncker get to €300bn?

      Juncker speaks to the press at last week's Group of 20 meeting in Brisbane Just how does Jean-Claude Juncker plan on...

    30. November 16, 2014

      Brussels weighs up options for €300bn investment funds

      The European Commission is considering the creation of investment funds seeded with cash from either the EU budget or...

    31. October 1, 2014

      Merkel has a duty to stop Draghi’s illegal fiscal meddling

      Despite the Bundesbank’s protests, the European Central Bank is giving Europe’s banks a leg-up. To make them fit enough...

    32. September 24, 2014

      ‘Supranationals’ borrow at record levels

      The effects of the global financial crisis have pushed “supranational” organisations such as the World Bank to issue...

    33. FT Alphaville

      July 28, 2014

      The need for investment-led recovery for Europe

      This is a guest post, co-authored by Giovanni Cozzi, economic advisor at the Foundation of Progressive European Studies...

    34. FT Alphaville

      July 22, 2014

      On Russian sanctions and Belgian beer...

      Given that Russian subjects are reportedly being force fed a diet of Putin-esque mis-information over the downing of...

    35. Brussels Blog

      July 16, 2014

      EU summit: Leaked draft of new Russia sanctions

      A pro-Russian militant stands guard at a checkpoint outside Donetsk earlier this week. UPDATE: We’ve now posted the...

    36. FT Alphaville

      July 6, 2014

      Probe Gotham? Er, no. Gowex is bust

      On Tuesday, US short selling specialist Gotham City Research declared Spain’s Let’s Go Gowex to be a fraud. When the...

    37. Brussels Blog

      July 3, 2014

      EU energy security: in hot water

      When looking for scapegoats for the EU’s energy crisis and our dependence on Russian gas, it is all too easy to attack...

    38. June 29, 2014

      An investment surge would jolt Europe back to life

      As the next president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker cannot do much to help David Cameron. But he can...

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