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  1. FT Alphaville

    5 hours ago

    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...

  2. 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 draft...

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  1. Bulgaria 2012

    A sense of progress is evident despite slow post-crisis growth and the need to rein in...
  2. Central & eastern Europe: Banking and Finance 2013

    The shadows that gathered last year have started to recede. The banking sector has sho...
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  1. 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 shares...

  2. 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...

  3. 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 help...

  4. June 22, 2014

    Merkel versus Renzi for the future of the eurozone

    Behind the big battle for the presidency of the European Commission lies an important debate that has not yet caught much...

  5. March 10, 2014

    ‘Safe’ assets needed to solve savings mismatch

    A world of contradictions: on the one hand, a large pool of savings that seems to have nowhere to go; on the other, huge...

  6. February 26, 2014

    Climate policy robs the world’s poor of their hopes

    Having failed to stem carbon emissions in rich countries or in rapidly industrialising ones, policy makers have focused...

  7. February 18, 2014

    European Investment Bank to fund UK social housing

    The European Investment Bank will directly invest in UK housebuilding after it announced on Monday it will aim to lend £1bn...

  8. October 7, 2013

    Europe’s bail-out fund set for €5bn issue

    Europe’s bail-out fund is preparing its maiden bond sale this week after choosing the bank managers for an eagerly...

  9. September 30, 2013

    Energy: The toll on coal

    For the world at large, Wyoming still means Buffalo Bill and cowboy boots. For global energy markets, the sparsely populated...

  10. September 9, 2013

    Insurers back fund with focus on Asia and Africa

    Six of the world’s leading insurers are to invest in a new $400m private equity fund being set up to back companies that...

  11. August 6, 2013

    Castor Gas gets project bond pilot off the ground

    The first transaction under the EU-backed “Project Bond Credit Enhancement” facility saw pension funds and insurers rushing...

  12. July 3, 2013

    Fed’s tapering shift leaves ECB with headache of its own

    The spotlight is on the European Central Bank on Thursday as the 23 members of the governing council gather for July’s...

  13. June 13, 2013

    Lenders allow Dublin to delay bank stress tests until 2014

    Dublin has won approval from its international lenders to delay its next round of bank stress tests until 2014, despite...

  14. Money Supply

    June 6, 2013

    Key points from the ECB press conference

    Last week anti-capitalist protesters outside the European Central Bank were dominating (at least the local) news in...

  15. FT Alphaville

    June 6, 2013

    ECB is technically ready for negative rates

    The Great Draghini has spoken on negative rates, collateral and on volatility: DRAGHI – HAD AMPLE DISCUSSION OF NONSTANDARD...

  16. June 3, 2013

    ECB backs away from use of ‘big bazooka’ to boost credit

    The European Central Bank is backing away from any “big bazooka” style intervention to revive lending within the eurozone,...

  17. The A-List

    May 30, 2013

    Bank capital is Europe's big problem

    The transmission mechanism of the euro area monetary policy is not working properly, as interest rates charged by the...

  18. May 12, 2013

    The Week Ahead: May 13 – May 19

    • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: Eurozone GDP growth likely to stay negative • See a full guide to the week’s...

  19. May 9, 2013

    Opinion: Rebooted Vienna recognises need for change

    The European banking system is again under pressure. Eurozone banks are struggling to reduce their exposures to meet the...

  20. Gavyn Davies

    May 3, 2013

    Does the ECB have anything left in the locker?

    Market expectations about Thursday’s ECB meeting had become quite bullish in the past couple of weeks (see this blog), and...

  21. Gavyn Davies

    April 17, 2013

    How can the ECB fight fragmentation of the eurozone?

    The IMF on Tuesday repeated its call for the ECB to reduce policy rates in the eurozone, and Mario Draghi came fairly close...

  22. March 12, 2013

    School ministers consider bond market

    Education ministers are considering turning to the bond market to raise more than £1bn to revive stalled plans to rebuild...

  23. beyondbrics

    January 23, 2013

    Turkey & terror finance: action at last?

    Photo: Bloomberg Turkey may finally be hitting the accelerator pedal now that it has less than a month to resolve a dispute...

  24. December 4, 2012

    Infrastructure: EU funding pushes expansion of road, rail and port upgrades

    Bulgaria struggled after joining the EU to win funding to upgrade poorly maintained highways and a crumbling rail network,...

  25. November 26, 2012

    Vestas shares jump on refinancing

    Shares in Vestas, the wind turbine maker, jumped sharply on Monday after it secured fresh funding to avert an impending...

  26. November 19, 2012

    Infrastructure – building blockages

    There is an amusing online argument over who first uttered the phrase: “If you build it they will come” – Theodore Roosevelt...

  27. November 19, 2012

    EIB fund set up to help Greece criticised

    A highly touted European Investment Bank fund to help Greece’s credit-starved businesses has yet to make a single loan eight...

  28. November 14, 2012

    EU pledges aid package for Egypt

    The EU pledged up to €5bn in aid to Egypt on Wednesday, the Egyptian government said, as Cairo and the International...

  29. November 11, 2012

    East Africa’s private equity grows up

    East Africa’s largest private equity fund Catalyst Principal Partners reached its final close last week, at $125m. It marks...

  30. November 8, 2012

    Banks launch ‘action plan’ for E Europe

    Leading development banks have launched a €30bn “action plan” to revive growth in east European countries hit hard by the...

  31. October 7, 2012

    Research on drugs is key to investment

    If the UK is to retain its historically strong role in drug discovery and development in the face of heavy cuts by big...

  32. beyondbrics

    October 4, 2012

    Guest post: big energy schemes need multilateral finance

    By Riccardo Puliti of the EBRD Every autumn, as the cold weather approaches, Europe remembers the gas wars of 2009 when...

  33. September 20, 2012

    Irish Sea green power link goes live

    Britain and Ireland turned on the first electricity interconnector be­tween the countries on Thursday, opening the way for...

  34. FT Alphaville

    September 4, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Euroisation and de-euroisation in one handy chart: The unravelling of the region’s...

  35. FT Alphaville

    September 4, 2012

    Moody's: EU outlook moved to negative

    The rationale here is pretty rational.  From the rating agency’s statement on Tuesday… The negative outlook on the EU’s...

  36. September 2, 2012

    Liberia budget aims to boost power output

    Liberia hopes to increase its power output nearly fivefold by 2018 after lawmakers approved a budget that prioritises fixing...

  37. August 15, 2012

    Court in dock over Italy steel plant closure

    A court in southern Italy has triggered a political dispute and infuriated businesses by threatening to close one of...

  38. July 22, 2012

    Bill Clinton leads Athens charity talks

    Greece hopes to attract millions of dollars in inward investment and charitable donations following a visit to Athens on...

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