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    1. October 31, 2014

      UK gourmet gastropubs take centre stage

      Its charcoal-grilled steaks cooked in Spanish-made Josper ovens are served with ox tongue niçoise salad and hand-cut chips,...

    2. September 25, 2014

      Restaurants from Skye to Cornwall win Michelin stars

      From the Isle of Skye to Wales and Cornwall, and from rural gastropubs to no-choice hip hang-outs and smart Mayfair venues –...

    Special Reports

    1. Business locations in France 2011

      Youngsters speed up growth of dotcoms: a new generation is shaking off the country’s s...
    2. Doing Business in the Basque Country 2012

      Peace shifts the focus to growth and investment...
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    1. May 13, 2014

      Formula E charged up to roar off the grid

      Motorsport’s electric car championship has completed funding for its first season by securing investor backing from US tech...

    2. FT Alphaville

      April 23, 2014

      Rubber not hitting the road in Russia

      In Putin’s Russia, risk prices you. That includes tyres. Keeping an eye out for signs and signals from the Russian economy...

    3. February 11, 2014

      Michelin: treading forward

      Kicking the tyres is meant to test their quality. It’s worth applying the exercise to Michelin’s full-year earnings. On...

    4. FT Alphaville

      February 11, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The debt ceiling has not gone away, but it should, says Cardiff. Cardiff also has some...

    5. December 5, 2013

      French job cuts and plant closures meet barely a peep of protest

      Every week for four months, Philippe Dorge sat in a basement room under fluorescent lights to thrash out differences between...

    6. September 29, 2013

      Mouthwatering prospects in Manchester’s quest for culinary glory

      Nowhere awaited the latest edition of the Michelin guide last week more anxiously than Manchester. The city, without a star...

    7. September 9, 2013

      Formula E signs up DHL and Qualcomm as sponsors

      Motor sport’s new electric car world championship has signed up Qualcomm and DHL as sponsors ahead of the launch on Tuesday...

    8. September 2, 2013

      Hankook poised for first US tyre factory

      Hankook Tire is poised to build its first US plant in a move to bolster its presence in the world’s second-largest car...

    9. August 4, 2013

      Family values carry businesses through good times and bad

      With a new Baby Windsor gladdening the hearts of royalists, how timely that researchers at S&P, the debt ratings merchant,...

    10. July 29, 2013

      Michelin overcame cultural gulf at Shanghai joint venture

      The story. In 2008 Shanghai Michelin Warrior Tyre Company was among the worst-performing Michelin factories worldwide. The...

    11. July 26, 2013

      Letter from Lex: a week of waiting

      It was a week of waiting – and not just for the world’s media camped outside a London hospital awaiting the royal baby....

    12. July 25, 2013

      Michelin: tyre pressure

      Useful things, tyres. Not only do they keep transport rolling and make excellent vegetable planters, but they are a good...

    13. July 25, 2013

      Michelin offers hope amid European auto slump

      Michelin, the French tyremaker, offered a glimmer of hope for Europe’s recession-stricken auto markets as it reported a 40...

    14. July 16, 2013

      Telecom Italia hit by spin-off setback

      Media and telecoms stocks were among the biggest losers as European markets fell for only the second time in nine trading...

    15. July 2, 2013

      Fresenius slides on US dialysis decision

      Shares in dialysis treatment provider Fresenius Medical Care tumbled on fears over cuts to its US payments as European stock...

    16. June 10, 2013

      Michelin to cut 730 jobs in French plant

      Michelin is to cut 730 jobs at one of its French plants, prompting angry protests from trade unions, as the tyremaker became...

    17. May 30, 2013

      French unions strike deals on labour reform for sake of jobs

      When the call came this week from the European Commission for France to step up the pace of economic restructuring –...

    18. May 1, 2013

      Lombard Odier undergoes transformation to limit its liabilities

      Patrick Odier’s business card is a vivid symbol of Swiss frugality and pragmatism. It is printed on both sides, with the...

    19. April 10, 2013

      Lenders behind elevated Eurofirst

      European banking stocks were in high demand as investors sought out riskier assets amid a continent-wide rally. The regional...

    20. March 12, 2013

      European tyremakers

      Surfers chase the perfect wave. Less happily, Europe’s auto sector is chasing a trough. Hopes that the collapse in demand...

    21. February 24, 2013

      European companies hit by euro’s strength

      Because it’s not worth it: Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and chief executive of L’Oréal recently described the euro as...

    22. February 24, 2013

      Minister rejects anti-France ‘falsehoods’

      Arnaud Montebourg, France’s firebrand industry minister, has accused the country’s growing band of economic critics of...

    23. February 21, 2013

      French bosses admit business fears valid

      The bosses of several of France’s biggest companies have weighed in to the controversy over comments by the head of a US...

    24. February 19, 2013

      Danone at the fore of Eurofirst rally

      Danone led the advance on Tuesday as European equity markets climbed strongly after three sessions of losses. The French...

    25. February 17, 2013

      European earnings hopes reined back

      Expectations for corporate earnings growth in Europe have fallen rapidly over the past few weeks after companies including...

    26. February 14, 2013

      Renault accelerates amid optimism

      Earnings surprises were behind the biggest moves in Europe on Thursday in one of the busiest days so far for the European...

    27. February 12, 2013

      Finmeccanica arrests trigger sell-off

      The arrests of two executives at Finmeccanica as part of a probe into alleged corruption in India triggered a sell-off in...

    28. February 12, 2013

      Michelin / Goodyear: plenty of air left

      Considering the car crash that is the European auto manufacturing industry, it is no small achievement that the tyre...

    29. February 12, 2013

      Michelin chief upbeat despite slow going

      For a man who has just said he expects no growth this year in profits or sales volumes, the chief executive of Michelin is...

    30. January 17, 2013

      ASML shares up but outlook lower

      News that ASML, the world’s largest chipmaker, enjoyed its second best financial year sent its shares rallying to a more...

    31. November 7, 2012

      Bridgestone – where’s the bounce?

      It does not do calendars like its rival Pirelli. Nor does it produce restaurant guides (Michelin). It does not even supply...

    32. October 23, 2012

      Michelin defies gloom on Paris exchange

      French tyremaker Michelin stood out during a dour session on European equity markets after a rise in quarterly revenues...

    33. October 16, 2012

      Ibex 35 energised by Madrid rescue report

      Banking stocks gained as investors grew more confident that Spain was edging closer to a formal sovereign bailout. News that...

    34. October 1, 2012

      Banco Popular hit by refusal to seek aid

      Banco Popular fell sharply as Spain’s sixth-biggest lender refused to take key rescue funds to bolster its capital base. The...

    35. September 19, 2012

      Porsche boosted by court-case dismissal

      Porsche’s shares received a fillip after a German court dismissed two cases which had been hanging over the luxury-car...

    36. July 13, 2012

      From uptown to upriver

      When the 19th-century industrialist Jonathan T. Carr set out to build the world’s first garden suburb he settled on a...

    37. April 15, 2012

      New rules will decimate profits

      New accounting rules that will stop companies from padding their earnings statements with anticipated pension fund returns...

    38. April 13, 2012

      Pitt Cue/Burger and Lobster

      If two trends characterise eating out in London over the past couple of years they are the reappropriation of “junk” foods...

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