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    1. May 1, 2014

      Stressed investors seek periphery debt havens

      Have crisis-hit eurozone economies become havens for stressed investors? Even a few months ago, the idea would have seemed...

    2. FT Alphaville

      January 21, 2013

      Eurozone liquidity and menacing straws

      Take one big pool of eurozone liquidity, insert straws and start sucking. We’ve already opined on the chances that...

    1. August 1, 2012

      Five-year Bunds sold for record low yield

      Germany sold €3.35bn of five-year debt at a record low interest rate amid investor uncertainty ahead of Thursday’s European...

    2. FT Alphaville

      April 20, 2012

      De-euroisation is (still) de problem

      Or, imagine foreign holdings of eurozone sovereign debt turning back the clock some 15 years… to before there was a...

    3. April 12, 2012

      Italy forced to pay higher yields on bonds

      Italy paid extra premiums to sell bonds, in a sign of investor worries over the possibility of a reawakening of the...

    4. February 28, 2012

      Demand drives Italian borrowing costs lower

      Italy enjoyed strong demand at bond auctions on Tuesday as yields fell to the lowest levels since last summer. Analysts said...

    5. FT Alphaville

      January 6, 2012

      Rabobank says go Dutch

      (We’ll get our coat) Since there’s a question-mark over who’s going to buy the circa €200bn of fresh eurozone sovereign debt...

    6. November 17, 2011

      Spain pushed to frontline of euro crisis

      Spain was thrust on to the frontline of the eurozone’s debt crisis on Thursday as investors forced its borrowing costs...

    7. November 17, 2011

      Spanish bond yields near critical level

      Spain on Thursday paid an average yield of 6.975 per cent to issue €3.6bn of 10-year bonds, nearing the 7 per cent level...

    8. September 18, 2011

      M&B’s acting chief distances himself from Lewis

      Jeremy Blood, the acting chief executive of Mitchells & Butlers, has sought to distance himself from Joe Lewis, the...

    9. September 5, 2011

      Nerves fray as Italian yields continue to rise

      Investor nerves are fraying once again in the eurozone debt markets. Italian bond yields have jumped for the past 11...

    10. June 17, 2011

      Overview: Turbulent week for eurozone

      Fears about a Greek sovereign debt default, and the resulting contagion through the rest of the eurozone’s periphery,...

    11. May 31, 2011

      Rescue hopes ease pressure on Greece

      The cost of borrowing for Greece and other peripheral economies fell amid increasing hopes that European policymakers are...

    12. February 9, 2011

      Soaring debt pushes Portugal towards bail-out

      Portugal’s cost of borrowing hit a euro-era high on Wednesday amid growing concerns that Lisbon will have to turn to...

    13. June 21, 2010

      Pershing Square backs Landry’s Restaurants buyout

      Pershing Square, the US activist investment fund, has agreed to support an increased offer to take private Landry’s...

    14. May 21, 2010

      Billionaire backs Borders with $25m

      Borders, the struggling US book retailer, said on Friday that it has received a $25m cash injection from Bennett LeBow, the...

    15. May 14, 2010

      Bar brawl bill

      As casualties of the board room brawl at Mitchells & Butlers, the four directors who were ousted are being compensated for...

    16. May 11, 2010

      Europe papers over the cracks

      It’s amazing what €750bn (£650bn) does and doesn’t buy. What it does buy is a bailout of PIIGS’ bonds. What it doesn’t buy...

    17. May 5, 2010

      Mortgage approvals still flat

      Lending to households and businesses proved weaker than expected in March, according to Bank of England data.Lending to...

    18. May 4, 2010

      Mortgage and business lending weaken

      Lending to households and businesses proved weaker than expected in March, according to the latest data from the Bank of...

    19. April 27, 2010

      British retailers report rising sales

      The effects of harsh winter weather on retailers appear to have abated, with gentle growth reported in the nation’s high...

    20. April 14, 2010

      Shaky start to US earnings season sets the tone

      Uncertainty about the unfolding US corporate earnings season and persistent worries about Greece's financial position made...

    21. April 13, 2010

      Overview: Shaky start to US earnings season sets tone

      Uncertainty about the unfolding US corporate earnings season and persistent worries about Greece’s financial position made...

    22. FT Alphaville

      March 29, 2010

      "Evidence of QE's effectiveness remains somewhat elusive"

      That’s the verdict from Richard McGuire, Senior Fixed Income Strategist at RBC Capital Markets on the matter of the Bank of...

    23. March 5, 2010

      M&B’s finance director resigns

      Mitchells & Butlers, one of the UK’s biggest pub operators, was dealt another setback on Friday following the abrupt...

    24. March 2, 2010

      Manufacturing offers hope amid lending worries

      New figures on bank lending offered a mixed picture of the British economy yesterday, although the message was tempered by...

    25. March 1, 2010

      Lending to private companies falters

      Lending to private non-financial companies fell in January, but another closely watched measure of the success of the Bank...

    26. February 17, 2010

      Overview: Investors heartened by improved US picture

      Growing confidence in the global recovery story and fading concerns about sovereign default on Wednesday helped stock...

    27. FT Alphaville

      February 12, 2010

      Pangs of gilt(s) - again

      Notice anything about the below chart, from RBC Capital Markets’ Richard McGuire? The graph plots the 11 largest eurozone...

    28. February 10, 2010

      Morcombe quits role of chief at Alphameric

      The chief executive of Alphameric, who had been under pressure from leading shareholder Joe Lewis, yesterday resigned from...

    29. February 9, 2010

      Morcombe quits as chief of Alphameric

      The chief executive of Alphameric, who had been under pressure from leading shareholder Joe Lewis, on Tuesday resigned from...

    30. January 29, 2010

      Joe Lewis sweeps the boardroom at M&B

      John Lovering promised to "put recent history behind us" as he took over the chairmanship of Mitchells & Butlers, following...

    31. January 28, 2010

      Lewis wins sweeping board victory at M&B

      John Lovering promised to “put recent history behind us” as he took over the chairmanship of Mitchells & Butlers, following...

    32. January 23, 2010

      Lewis plans to take stakes in more companiesacross Europe

      Joe Lewis, the Bahamas-based currency trader engaged in a boardroom battle with pub group Mitchells & Butlers, intends to...

    33. January 23, 2010

      Billionaire likely to call shots after M&B vote

      Joe Lewis was born in a pub, the Roman Arms in Bow, 73 years ago, although that does not make him an expert on the pub...

    34. January 22, 2010

      Billionaire likely to call shots after M&B vote

      Joe Lewis was born in a pub, the Roman Arms in Bow, 73 years ago, although that does not make him an expert on the pub...

    35. January 22, 2010

      Joe Lewis aims to expand European portfolio

      Joe Lewis, the Bahamas-based currency trader engaged in a boardroom battle with pub group Mitchells & Butlers, intends to...

    36. FT Alphaville

      January 21, 2010

      A UK money supply shock

      Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon. Milton Friedman, A Monetary History of the United States 1867-1960...

    37. January 21, 2010

      Joe Lewis calls for strategy review at M&B

      Joe Lewis signalled a shake-up at Mitchells & Butlers, saying he was seeking a review of the pub company and a plan of...

    38. January 20, 2010

      Lewis seeks plan of action for M&B

      Joe Lewis signalled a major shake-up at Mitchells & Butlers, the pub group in which he is the leading shareholder, after...

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