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  1. July 25, 2014

    UK economy returns to pre-crisis level

    Britain’s economy is finally larger than it was before the financial crisis six years ago after output grew 0.8 per cent in...

  2. FT Data

    July 25, 2014

    Bells muffled for the end of the depression

    The UK economy has finally recovered. Today’s estimate by the Office for National Statistics of gross domestic product for...

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  1. G8 Summit 2013

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  1. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2014

    Opinion: domesticating Russia

    Of course, it all goes back to Peter the Great at the turn of the eighteenth century. On the one hand, the Russian Tsar...

  2. July 22, 2014

    Countries can thrive without creating tech billionaires

    F or a country poised to grow faster than the rest of the Group of Seven industrialised nations, Britain retains a curious...

  3. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2014

    Opinion: a summit of Brics without straw

    If you’re an emerging market and there’s a geoeconomic grouping you’re looking for, you’ve got a few to choose from. In Asia...

  4. June 30, 2014

    Balls says Labour’s priority is investment rather than tax cuts

    Tax incentives for long-term investors would be the priority for an incoming Labour government rather than cuts in...

  5. June 29, 2014

    Labour to pledge corporate tax rise

    Labour will confirm on Monday that it will raise corporation tax if elected next year and is considering a tax break to...

  6. June 29, 2014

    German finance minister Schäuble pledges to keep UK in Europe

    A British exit from the EU is “unimaginable”, according to Germany’s powerful finance minister, and Berlin will do...

  7. June 29, 2014

    Transcript: FT interview with Wolfgang Schäuble

    This is a transcript of an interview with Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, by Stefan Wagstyl, the FT’s chief...

  8. June 13, 2014

    US claims Russia supplied tanks to Ukraine separatists

    The US claimed on Friday that Russia had supplied tanks and other heavy weapons to separatists in eastern Ukraine and warned...

  9. June 6, 2014

    Western focus turns to homegrown jihadis as terror threat grows

    Western intelligence agencies have handed Turkish authorities the names of nearly 5,000 people they fear are attempting to...

  10. June 6, 2014

    Putin and Poroshenko meet at D-Day ceremonies

    D-Day 70th anniversary Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, the newly elected president of Ukraine, met for the first time...

  11. June 5, 2014

    Juncker refuses to ‘give in’ to Cameron

    A defiant Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Britain that he will not bow to David Cameron’s objections or yield to press...

  12. June 5, 2014

    Western leaders warn Russia of fresh sanctions line on Ukraine

    Barack Obama, the US president, said he and fellow leaders of the world’s seven industrial powers were prepared to impose...

  13. June 5, 2014

    Russian public opinion turns sharply against US and Europe

    Russians have turned more hostile towards the west than at any time since the breakdown of the Soviet Union, the country’s...

  14. beyondbrics

    June 5, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * G7 warns Kremlin over Ukraine | Industrial nations meeting without Russia for first time in 17 years set no...

  15. The A-List

    June 5, 2014

    Nato must reassure its members in the east

    Earlier this week, Barack Obama travelled to Poland to reassure Nato, and particularly the newer members of the...

  16. FT Alphaville

    June 5, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder courtesy of Paul Murphy: “Think of a festival, but for finance rather than music. Oh, and without...

  17. June 4, 2014

    G7 leaders gather for dinner with Russia left out

    The leaders of the world’s seven industrial powers met in Brussels last night in a highly-symbolic gathering that formally...

  18. June 4, 2014

    G7 warns Kremlin over Ukraine

    Leaders of the Group of Seven industrial powers expressed growing concern over rising violence in south-eastern Ukraine and...

  19. beyondbrics

    June 4, 2014

    Guest post: the G7 must act on transparency and corruption

    By Mo Ibrahim of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation As G7 leaders meet in Brussels, it’s worth reflecting for a moment on the changes...

  20. June 4, 2014

    G7 to urge Russia to quicken troop withdrawal from Ukraine border

    The leaders of the group of seven industrialised powers will on Wednesday night call on Russia to accelerate its withdrawal...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    June 4, 2014

    G7 protesters in Brussels

    EPA/Stephanie Lecocq Members of non-governmental organisation Oxfam play music and wear G7 leaders’ masks during a protest...

  22. FT Alphaville

    May 30, 2014

    Ah, I see we are firmly in the "what if QE fails" stage of the debate...

    … and back on the “buy foreign bonds” option. Never mind the former might never happen, let alone happen when the ECB meets...

  23. May 27, 2014

    OECD warns on global trade slowdown

    Exports from both advanced and leading emerging economies slowed sharply in the first three months of this year, according...

  24. May 21, 2014

    Study lifts UK up G7 productivity ratings

    The UK productivity rate is better than that of all other members of the Group of Seven leading economies apart from the US,...

  25. FT Alphaville

    May 9, 2014

    B b b b b b b boom! (UK edition)

    Welcome to boom time in the UK. There, we said it. Or rather we’ve spotted that the optimistic Jonathan Stubbs at Citi has...

  26. Nick Butler

    April 20, 2014

    How secure is Mr Putin?

    One of the greatest mistakes in the analysis of what is happening in Ukraine is the view of Russia as a one man...

  27. beyondbrics

    April 9, 2014

    Jim O'Neill: shifting trade, a threat to global institutions

    Jim O’Neill believes, not for the first time, that economists and policy makers have got it wrong. They underestimate how...

  28. April 8, 2014

    IMF gives Osborne a growth boost

    George Osborne was given a significant boost on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund retreated from its criticism...

  29. Money Supply

    March 31, 2014

    What is full employment?

    George Osborne has today made a pledge to restore Britain to “full employment”. It is not at all surprising that the...

  30. March 31, 2014

    George Osborne shifts Tory focus to ‘full employment’ in UK

    George Osborne has targeted “full employment” as the goal of a future Conservative government, as he attempts to redirect...

  31. March 24, 2014

    When a haven harbours unseen risk

    If you had asked board directors at the beginning of last week which of two situations – the stand-off between Russia and...

  32. March 24, 2014

    Russia suspended from G8, but not expelled

    World leaders meeting for the first time since Ukraine crisis called for Russia to be suspended from the G8, but stopped...

  33. March 23, 2014

    Europe needs to play the long game on sanctions

    I have not been the biggest supporter of the European Council in the past few years, particularly over its calamitous...

  34. March 12, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: G7 warns Russia over Crimea occupation

    The Group of Seven industrialised nations, led by the US, on Wednesday delivered a warning to Russia over its occupation of...

  35. Business Blog

    March 8, 2014

    Women in Business: International Women’s Day

    The UN theme for International Women’s Day on Saturday is: Equality for women is progress for all. One glance at the FT...

  36. The World

    March 3, 2014

    Live blog: Ukraine crisis

    The stand-off between Russia and the G7 over Moscow’s intervention in the Ukrainian region of Crimea continues. Financial...

  37. Brussels Blog

    March 3, 2014

    EU and Ukraine: the leaked draft communiqué

    Sweden's Carl Bildt, Poland's Radoslaw Sikorski and EU's Catherine Ashton consult on Ukraine As is frequently the case with...

  38. March 3, 2014

    Ukraine tensions lift haven currencies

    Concerns over the developing crisis in Ukraine boosted haven currencies such as the Swiss franc and Japanese yen on Monday,...

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