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    1. May 3, 2016

      Commodities become China’s hottest new casino

      China’s market regulator may have succeeded in taking much of the froth off the country’s surging commodities markets...

    2. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      European exporters lead bourses higher

      European equities were rising on the bourses that opened for business on May Day, with major export stocks setting the...

    1. May 4, 2015

      Past comes back to haunt Latin American leaders

      Corruption, caudillos and conflict: this year is shaping up to offer us a Latin America straight from central casting....

    2. May 1, 2015

      Thousands join National Front’s May Day march in Paris

      Pensioner Alain Michel was one of the thousands of supporters of France’s far-right National Front to come out and...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      May 1, 2015

      Istanbul anger

      A man lies on the ground as Turkish police use a water cannon to disperse protestors during a May Day rally near Taksim...

    4. April 30, 2015

      Short squeeze may be a tailwind for euro

      Trading volumes on Friday will be hit by much of the world shutting for the May Day break (Wall Street will be open,...

    5. May 2, 2014

      Power vacuum leaves Iraqis in fear of ‘darkness’

      It was May Day and most government employees were off work. A day-long motor vehicle ban imposed during parliamentary...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      May 2, 2014

      Image of unrest in Bogotá

      Guillermo Legaria/AFP A police officer stands guard next to graffiti of President Juan Manuel Santos during a May day...

    7. FT Alphaville

      May 2, 2014

      The London 6am Cut

      Ukraine PM warns of ‘most dangerous 10 days’: “Ukraine’s interim prime minister said on Thursday his country was...

    8. May 1, 2014

      Separatist flags symbolise new order in eastern Ukraine

      Eastern Ukraine: symbols of an uprising A May Day parade of several dozen, mostly elderly, Communist party supporters –...

    9. May 1, 2014

      Ukraine PM warns of ‘most dangerous 10 days’

      Eastern Ukraine: symbols of an uprising Ukraine’s interim prime minister said on Thursday his country was entering its...

    10. May 1, 2014

      Pro-Russia separatists storm Donetsk prosecutor’s office

      Eastern Ukraine: symbols of an uprising Pro-Russia separatists strengthened their control of Ukraine’s eastern regions...

    11. FT Alphaville

      May 1, 2014

      Safe as houses, and perfectly priced

      Some expansive credit-related thoughts arrive from Alberto Gallo at RBS, for a quiet May Day when Europe’s capitalists...

    12. May 1, 2014

      Istanbul police clash with demonstrators at May day protests

      Thousands of police and protesters squared off in Istanbul on Thursday as the government shut down much of the...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      May 1, 2014

      Teargas in Taksim Square

      Bulent Kilic/AFP Turkish protesters run for cover as riot police fire teargas to disperse a May day rally near Taksim...

    14. May 1, 2014

      Earnings help lift London stocks

      The FTSE 100 was the only major European equities index open this May Day in Europe and it made modest gains, led by...

    15. April 30, 2014

      Kiev admits losing control of Donetsk and Lugansk provinces

      Ukraine’s acting president on Wednesday admitted that government authorities had lost control of the eastern Donetsk...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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....

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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