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  1. February 2, 2014

    Bolivia ordered to pay UK power company $41m over nationalised assets

    Bolivia must pay $41m in compensation to UK-based power generator Rurelec for the nationalisation of its assets after an...

  2. May 10, 2013

    ‘Van Gogh at Work’, Amsterdam

    As if to prove that there is no artist more passionately loved than Vincent Van Gogh, Amsterdammers turned out in their...

  1. beyondbrics

    May 3, 2013

    Chinese tourists flock to Thailand thanks to hit comedy film

    After sending tourists flocking to Japan two years ago with a hit rom-com, Chinese film-makers now seem to have done a...

  2. May 2, 2013

    European shares and bonds up after ECB cut

    Thursday 21:10 BST. The euro fell sharply and European government bond prices rose as market participants digested the...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    May 1, 2013

    Fidel, Che and Chávez

    Ramon Espinosa/AP People hold up images showing Fidel Castro, second from right, Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chávez,...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    May 1, 2013

    Gay rally in Russia

    Dmitry Lovetsky/AP Gay rights activists clasp hands as they march during a traditional May Day rally in St Petersburg,...

  5. May 1, 2013

    Turkish police use teargas to prevent May Day demonstration

    Turkey raised bridges, banned boat traffic and sent police with teargas and water cannon to try to stop a May Day...

  6. May 1, 2013

    EDF: power to the people

    What price political uncertainty? Look no further than EDF, the big French utility that is 84 per cent government-owned. Its...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    May 1, 2013

    Teargas in Turkey

    Ozan Kose/AFP Masked police officers take cover behind shields during clashes at a May Day demonstration in Istanbul....

  8. May 1, 2013

    FTSE resource stocks shrug off China data

    Further signs of a weakening Chinese economy are not stark enough to prevent London’s heavily weighted resource stocks from...

  9. May 1, 2013

    Growth worries hit stocks and commodities

    Wednesday 21:15 GMT. Fresh evidence of slowing global growth prompted further falls for industrial commodities, US stocks...

  10. beyondbrics

    April 25, 2013

    Shanghai tourism: bird flu worries

    The new strain of avian influenza, known as H7N9, which has killed 23 people in China, is also starting to take it’s toll on...

  11. beyondbrics

    February 18, 2013

    Another Bolivian nationalisation

    Evo Morales strikes again. On Monday, Bolivia’s president nationalised the operations of the country’s three largest...

  12. July 17, 2012

    Cash boost for Royal Parks

    London’s Royal Parks have for the first time generated more money than they receive in grants from government, in a sign...

  13. beyondbrics

    May 5, 2012

    The weekender

    This week on beyondbrics: YPF officially gets expropriated and gets a new boss; Bolivia does its annual May Day...

  14. May 4, 2012

    Sarkozy’s strange reluctance to play crisis card

    For Nicolas Sarkozy’s true believers, who throughout a long campaign have come in thousands to his rallies across the...

  15. May 3, 2012

    Chavez sets up Council of State

    Hugo Chávez’s creation of a Council of State this week has triggered speculation that it is intended as a transitional body...

  16. beyondbrics

    May 2, 2012

    Morales: not as radical as you think

    Is Bolivian president Evo Morales the poster boy for Latin America’s extreme left? Or for orthodox macroeconomic management?...

  17. May 2, 2012

    Bolivia’s leader makes a power point

    Evo Morales, Bolivia’s radical leftist president, had a clear domestic political incentive for nationalising Spanish power...

  18. May 2, 2012

    Red Eléctrica: power outage

    One swallow may not make a spring, but two Latin American nationalisation gulps in less than a month may give investors...

  19. The World

    May 2, 2012

    Latin American nationalisation dominoes

    President Evo Morales of Bolivia - following in Argentina's nationalisation footsteps? Reuters There seems to be a domino...

  20. May 1, 2012

    Five charged in Ohio bomb plot probe

    Five men have been charged over an alleged plot to blow up a bridge near Cleveland, Ohio, the US justice department said....

  21. beyondbrics

    May 1, 2012

    Bolivia: "Watch out for May 1st"

    Evo Morales has gone and done it again. The president of Bolivia has nationalised a local unit of Spain’s Red Electrica, “in...

  22. May 1, 2012

    Spain shows faith in the gospel of reform

    In the early Middle Ages, countless thousands of Christian pilgrims beat a path every year across the mountains of northern...

  23. FT Alphaville

    May 1, 2012

    Masters of the Social Media, Goldman Sachs edition

    Having finally taken notice of the runaway success of @GSElevator, the great squid’s comms department wants in on some of...

  24. May 1, 2012

    Sarkozy makes impassioned plea for votes

    Nicolas Sarkozy mounted a defiant show of force in Paris on Tuesday, wresting the spotlight from traditional trade union May...

  25. May 1, 2012

    Poor weather clips Kingfisher’s wings

    Kingfisher was among the fallers on Tuesday as retailers lagged behind a London market rally. Shares in the DIY specialist...

  26. FT Alphaville

    May 1, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    China’s official PMI figures for April came in at 53.3, compared to 53.1 in March and a median forecast of 53.6 from...

  27. beyondbrics

    September 26, 2011

    Kremlin: baldness rules

    Kremlinology has never been an exact science. During the Cold War, teams of CIA analysts would pore over the seating order...

  28. June 10, 2011

    Royal wedding slows manufacturing output

    An unusual array of one-off factors helped push down industrial production sharply in April, including the royal wedding,...

  29. June 3, 2011

    Services sector growth slows in May

    The private services sector showed decent growth in May although activity slowed slightly over the month in part because of...

  30. June 1, 2011

    UK manufacturing growth slows

    The manufacturing sector slowed from fast growth at the start of the year to almost stagnant activity in May, according to a...

  31. May 6, 2011

    Front row at the fashion parade

    I didn’t plan on marking the start of May by attending a colourful, choreographed parade but there I was last Sunday...

  32. February 4, 2011

    Unions see red over move to end May Day holiday

    David Cameron plans to scrap the May Day bank holiday – traditionally an international celebration of the labour movement –...

  33. May 21, 2010

    Authenticity for the masses

    Shepard Fairey manufactured an icon with his Obama "Hope" poster, transforming a rather ordinary news photograph into a...

  34. May 5, 2010

    May Day mayday

    If government action, Australian style, bothers you, spare a thought for Peter Earl, former investment banker and managing...

  35. May 1, 2010

    Thousands protest ahead of new austerity measures

    Greek police on Saturday fired teargas at demonstrators outside the finance ministry at the end of a May Day march by...

  36. April 30, 2010

    English wine gets serious

    As May Day is celebrated and England is looking its most delightful, awash with blossom, it is also awash with its very own...

  37. April 26, 2010


    Russia is approaching the May Day holiday in an unusually celebratory mood. In the past seven days, it has successfully...

  38. April 13, 2010

    Politics: The leadership tandem that keeps the pundits guessing

    The presidency of Dmitry Medvedev has seen the return of “Kremlinology” – the science practised by legions of intelligence...

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