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  1. FT Alphaville

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    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets were broadly positive on hopes of a robust US second quarter gross domestic product report due out...

  2. FT Alphaville

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    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - FT editorial on Russia and sanctions. - Math + statistics = great beach reading. - Why the...

  3. 12 hours ago

    UK parties compete on immigration

    Labour entered into a bidding war with David Cameron on Tuesday over immigration, after the prime minister announced the...

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    London congestion charge to double for diesels

    Boris Johnson, London’s mayor, has announced plans to double the capital’s congestion charge to £20 per day from 2020 for...

  5. 13 hours ago

    Sanctions on Russia are a ‘big concern’ for European businesses

    The deepening impact on Europe’s companies of the Ukraine crisis was brought into sharp focus with the warning by BP on...

  6. 15 hours ago

    Financial window closes for Moscow businesses

    Even before Russia was hit with the latest round of western sanctions on Tuesday, the mood in Moscow was as if the blow had...

  7. 15 hours ago

    EU and US present united front with tough sanctions on Russia

    The western powers presented a united front over the Ukrainian crisis on Tuesday when the EU and the US agreed to their...

  8. 16 hours ago

    EU’s sanctions on Russia will fail to be a knockout blow

    The new sanctions against Russia agreed by the EU on Tuesday are described by European officials as “level three”. This...

  9. 19 hours ago

    City ignores Russian capacity for hardship at its peril

    Trade brings nations together. Politics drives them apart. The missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine was...

  10. The World

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    Too early for crisis-hit Greece to claim victory

    The consensus, such as it is, on the eurozone crisis was neatly summed up on Monday by Hugo Dixon, author and editor at...

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    Companies fear Russian sanctions impact

    BP and Renault have become the first large European companies to warn of the potential impact of sanctions against Russia on...

  12. FT Alphaville

    July 29, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: “Asian stocks rose, sending the benchmark regional index to a six-year high, while bonds followed U.S. Treasuries...

  13. July 29, 2014

    David Cameron to halve time that EU migrants can claim benefits

    David Cameron will announce plans on Tuesday to halve the time that European migrants can claim British benefits, in a drive...

  14. July 28, 2014

    Europe should confront its enemies as one citizenry

    Two thousand years ago, the words civis romanus sum (I am a Roman citizen) were like a charm for warding off evil, such was...

  15. July 28, 2014

    Yukos ruling adds to Russia isolation

    The Kremlin came under intense pressure on Monday after an international tribunal ordered Russia to pay $50bn damages to...

  16. July 28, 2014

    Rouble reaches weakest level since May

    The rouble fell on Monday on the back of escalating political tensions and an international court ruling ordering Russia to...

  17. 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...

  18. July 28, 2014

    Russia sanctions: Bond film

    Water, water everywhere, and damned if it isn’t a prohibited financial transaction under US and/or EU law to drink it. This...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. July 27, 2014

    The west risks collateral damage by punishing Russia

    When I read last week’s revision in the International Monetary Fund’s forecasts, I was reminded of William Gilmore Simms, a...

  22. July 27, 2014

    Euronext chief Cerutti cites France as weak spot to EU recovery

    The head of the eurozone’s largest stock exchange has cautioned that France remains a risk for the recovery of the economic...

  23. July 27, 2014

    Scots poll the Scots Poles

    Marta Moczkodan appeared slightly taken aback when a nationalist campaigner knocked on the door of her Edinburgh flat in...

  24. Nick Butler

    July 27, 2014

    Independence light - Scotland deserves better

    Last week I wrote about the forthcoming independence referendum in Kurdistan. To move from events there to what is happening...

  25. July 27, 2014

    FTSE 100 chairmen back renegotiation of UK-EU relationship

    A group of FTSE 100 chairmen surveyed for a poll have overwhelmingly backed renegotiation of Britain’s relationship with the...

  26. 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...

  27. July 25, 2014

    Grieving Dutch reconsider relationship with Russia

    As the bodies of those killed aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at a Dutch air force base in the southern city of...

  28. July 25, 2014

    Vladimir Putin: Collision course

    A group of men sit in a Kamaz truck – one of those big Russian 4x4s that regularly wins the Dakar rally – speeding down a...

  29. beyondbrics

    July 25, 2014

    Guest post: if EU leaders think this war will pass them by, they are wrong

    By Ievgen Vorobiov of PISM Three months of the Russia-led proxy war in Ukraine have claimed the lives of hundreds of...

  30. July 25, 2014

    German business leader drops opposition to sanctions

    German industry has softened its opposition to economic sanctions against Russia, following the shooting down of Malaysian...

  31. July 25, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Russia pushes up interest rates

    Russia’s central bank unexpectedly raised its main interest rate by 50 basis points on Friday, citing “the increase in...

  32. 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...

  33. July 24, 2014

    US says Russia fired artillery into Ukraine

    The US accused Russia on Thursday of firing artillery across the border into eastern Ukraine and said Moscow was planning to...

  34. July 24, 2014

    Europe needs a cold war lesson in deterrence

    Europe faces a realist moment. Nearly 25 years have passed since US President George HW Bush saw an opportunity for a new,...

  35. July 24, 2014

    Greece cuts state wage bill by more than a third

    Greece has slashed its government wage bill by more than a third over five years as Athens prepares for crucial talks with...

  36. July 24, 2014

    Russia sanctions: being "insufficiently cautious"

    Yes, it is Europe, from the Atlantic to the Mistrals… That’s one Twitter parody (of Charles de Gaulle, and a certain pair of...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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