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    1. FT Alphaville

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      The graphic Juncker

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

    2. 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 his...

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    1. 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 ago:...

    2. 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 seed...

    3. 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 getting...

    4. 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 the...

    5. September 29, 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 for...

    6. 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 record...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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