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  1. March 23, 2014

    Europe’s periphery in fundraising rush

    Eurozone governments are taking advantage of unexpectedly low borrowing costs to push ahead with debt issuance, with some...

  2. FT Alphaville

    August 5, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE This is worth reading – Joseph has posted the letter from TCI telling Tom Enders to...

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    July 5, 2013

    [video] Trouble ahead for Turkey

    The rally in Turkish stocks came to a halt in May. Erik Nielsen, chief economist at UniCredit, explains why to Ferdinando...

  2. December 9, 2012

    Italy plunges back into political turmoil

    Normal service is resuming. After a year of relative stability and regained market confidence, Italy is plunging back into...

  3. November 29, 2012

    Investor sentiment boosts Italian bonds

    Italy’s government borrowing costs have fallen to lows not seen for more than two years, highlighting more positive investor...

  4. November 21, 2012

    A vital ally of the euro

    Perhaps finance ministers, like fine wines, take time to mature. For the seventh year, the Financial Times has ranked the...

  5. August 6, 2012

    Bond buying plan heightens ECB dilemma

    Following initial disappointment, markets seem to have decided that they liked the European Central Bank’s latest plan to...

  6. July 24, 2012

    ECB stands firm on Spain’s plea

    Spain’s insistence that the European Central Bank can stop the dangerous spike in its borrowing costs is unlikely – for now...

  7. June 3, 2012

    ECB to review crisis options

    The European Central Bank will on Wednesday review its strategy for combatting the eurozone crisis with options including an...

  8. May 24, 2012

    Cameron tells eurozone how to solve crisis

    Six months after his isolation at a Brussels summit, David Cameron is raising hackles again – this time with strident...

  9. March 1, 2012

    Torm struggles as cash reserves dwindle

    Denmark’s Torm is rapidly depleting its cash reserves and risks being asked to repay all its $1.9bn debt immediately,...

  10. March 1, 2012

    Southern discomfort fuels German unease

    Jens Weidmann’s concerns about risks run by the European Central Bank are in part a response to debate in Germany about...

  11. January 24, 2012

    Uncomfortable days for ECB

    These are uncomfortable days for owners of Greece’s government bonds. For the European Central Bank, the country’s largest...

  12. January 16, 2012

    Tannhäuser/Così fan tutte, Lisbon

    When Guglielmo and Ferrando sing their second-act duet, they accompany themselves at the hotel lobby’s piano. Fistfuls of...

  13. December 21, 2011

    ECB unleashes a wall of money

    If the answer to the eurozone crisis was a “wall of money”, it was provided on Wednesday by the European Central Bank. More...

  14. December 19, 2011

    ECB not required to keep monetary conditions similar

    From Mr David Mackie and Mr Malcolm Barr. Sir, Erik Nielsen fails to understand the European Central Bank’s dilemma and...

  15. December 4, 2011

    ECB to set sights on helping eurozone banks

    The European Central Bank is expected to escalate its response to the eurozone crisis significantly this week, with an...

  16. November 22, 2011

    FT ranking of EU finance ministers: Striker amid stumblers

    In public finances as in football, each European country fields its own team. In the past year, the lack of unity has been...

  17. November 17, 2011

    Tanker slump pushes Torm to revamp debt terms

    The problems facing the global shipping industry continued on Thursday as Danish oil tanker operator Torm postponed an...

  18. November 8, 2011

    Draghi’s Europe interests come before Rome

    Will the European Central Bank be seen as an accomplice, inadvertent or otherwise, in Silvio Berlusconi’s downfall? As...

  19. October 10, 2011

    Italy’s debt a better bet than ‘triple A’ UK

    You would be forgiven for thinking that something has suddenly gone awfully wrong in Italy. Last week it was downgraded by...

  20. October 6, 2011

    Bank of England increases QE by £75bn

    The Bank of England acted more swiftly and more decisively on Thursday than most economists had expected to inject a further...

  21. February 15, 2011

    Weidmann chosen for Bundesbank presidency

    Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday picked Jens Weidmann, her chief economic adviser, to succeed Axel Weber, as president...

  22. February 1, 2011

    ECB’s ‘sterilising’ operation hit by overnight rate snag

    The European Central Bank’s crisis-fighting measures have hit an unexpected snag with the surprise flop of “sterilising”...

  23. FT Alphaville

    December 10, 2010

    What a difference an EFSF year makes [updated]

    There’s something not quite right about this Goldman chart: Oh yes — now we realise. The European Financial Stability...

  24. November 15, 2010

    Dublin warned over ECB liquidity

    The European Central Bank has stepped up its calls for swift action by Ireland to restore confidence in its banking system...

  25. Money Supply

    November 10, 2010

    Economics news headlines

    LCH.clearnet raises Irish bond margins – FT EU fails to forge Irish budget consensus – Reuters Irish ten year bond yield...

  26. November 1, 2010

    Debt costs jump for Dublin and Lisbon

    Borrowing costs for Ireland and Portugal shot up as investors took fright at European proposals to force them to take a...

  27. FT Alphaville

    October 8, 2010

    King Euro-Canute

    Yes, yes, we know the real reason King Canute told the waves to stop was to show ‘how empty and worthless is the power of...

  28. September 29, 2010

    Eurozone optimism nears three-year high

    Eurozone economic optimism has leapt to a near three-year high, according to a survey released as the European Central Bank...

  29. FT Alphaville

    September 20, 2010

    Access denied?

    Is that what Goldman’s Erik Nielsen means when he talks about losing access to the market? The Irish 10-year bond yield has...

  30. FT Alphaville

    September 1, 2010

    The solution to all the ECB's problems, by Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs does it better than the ECB . . . or the rating agencies. Late on Tuesday, the investment bank published a...

  31. August 20, 2010

    Weber backs extending eurozone bank aid

    Axel Weber, the Bundesbank president, has put himself on a collision course with European Central Bank policymakers by...

  32. FT Alphaville

    June 28, 2010

    What's with the T-bills, Greece?

    Greece may be a month into its bailout — but its government revealed on Monday that it will still go to the market to honour...

  33. FT Alphaville

    June 8, 2010

    Wake up and smell the BTPs

    Here’s una piccola variazione all’italiana on why troubled eurozone sovereigns rely on domestic banks to buy up their debt...

  34. June 7, 2010

    Trichet set to keep ECB on steady course

    The European Central Bank faces a perilous task this week as it seeks to rebuild confidence in the eurozone while keeping...

  35. June 6, 2010

    Trichet set to keep ECB on steady course

    The European Central Bank faces a perilous task this week as it seeks to rebuild confidence in the eurozone while keeping...

  36. FT Alphaville

    May 14, 2010

    In Europa We Trust

    Now here’s a bravely contrarian Goldman Sachs research headline: The European Rescue: Stability and sanity restored! Which...

  37. May 10, 2010

    EU and IMF in €720bn rescue plan

    The European Union and the International Monetary Fund early this morning agreed an emergency funding facility worth as much...

  38. Money Supply

    May 9, 2010

    The ECB's €70bn fig leaf

    Anti-contagion measures being discussed right now by EU finance ministers might be just a smokescreen for unprecedented...

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