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  1. The World

    May 28, 2013

    The Roman mile: the Bank of Italy and the economy ministry are drawing ever closer

    Fabrizio Saccomanni It takes a little more than 15 minutes to cover the mile-long distance that separates the Bank of Italy...

  2. Brussels Blog

    April 5, 2011

    Trichet, Barroso and "grand bargain" shortcomings

    It has been more than a week since European presidents and prime ministers signed off on a raft of measures to shore up the...

  1. Money Supply

    December 20, 2010

    Economics news headlines

    Ireland defends finmin powers in new bank law – Reuters ECB raises fears over Irish rescue deal – FT Hungary raises rates...

  2. December 19, 2010

    Architect of the single currency dies

    Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, who has died in Rome aged 70, was a former Italian finance minister and founding member of the...

  3. October 12, 2010

    Former Dutch minister to be IASB head

    The head of the Dutch financial markets regulator has been given the politically sensitive job of running the body that sets...

  4. FT Alphaville

    September 28, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, Gideon Rachman: The realities behind the cult of Lula Next week...

  5. September 27, 2010

    Eurozone needs a permanent bail-out fund

    With two comprehensive stabilisation programmes, one for Greece and one for the whole eurozone, the EU has demonstrated its...

  6. August 3, 2010

    Greek PM appoints Italian adviser

    Greece’s prime minister announced on Tuesday the appointment of Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, an Italian former finance minister...

  7. May 19, 2010

    Euro has yet to prove it’s worth saving

    From Mr Michiel Bicker Caarten. Sir, Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, in “The euro remains on the right side of history” (May 14),...

  8. May 18, 2010

    Claims of historical inevitability are dangerous

    From Mr Paul Nabavi. Sir, Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa proclaims that “The euro remains on the right side of history” (May 14)....

  9. FT Alphaville

    May 14, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Gillian Tett: The risks posed by get-rich geeks An entire week has...

  10. May 13, 2010

    Euro remains on the right side of history

    Ideology and culture matter, and may be decisive in the battle for the euro. Over many months, a mighty army has advanced on...

  11. February 23, 2010

    Greece threatens more than the euro

    As Greece's financial crisis rumbles onwards, it has become commonplace to argue that the roots of the problem stretch all...

  12. February 22, 2010

    Greece threatens more than the euro

    As Greece’s financial crisis rumbles onwards, it has become commonplace to argue that the roots of the problem stretch all...

  13. February 22, 2010

    The fate of the eurozone

    The Greek debt crisis has started a wider debate about the proper role, and indeed the ultimate fate, of the eurozone. FT...

  14. FT Alphaville

    February 19, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Gillian Tett: The US battle to pull the props Could the Obama...

  15. February 18, 2010

    Europe cannot leave Athens on its own

    For years, Otmar Issing and I worked side by side to make the euro a success, and I think we did. At the European Central...

  16. Money Supply

    September 11, 2009

    Papademos's return to Greece?

    The FT’s Athens correspondent, Kerin Hope, tells me Greek media are speculating that Lucas Papademos, ECB vice-president, is...

  17. October 7, 2008

    Could the EU find unity in crisis?

    Brussels blog (Tony Barber) : It is only human to search for a ray of light in the European Union's ever-darkening...

  18. Brussels Blog

    October 6, 2008

    Unity in Crisis

    It is only human to search for a ray of light in the European Union’s ever-darkening financial landscape. Could it take the...

  19. April 22, 2008

    Rome approves emergency Alitalia loan

    Italy’s centre-left government on Tuesday night approved a €300m emergency loan to keep Alitalia from bankruptcy, in spite...

  20. April 14, 2008

    Subprime 'just one of many problems'

    The subprime mortgage debacle was not a unique problem for the global economy but just one of many points at which an...

  21. April 13, 2008

    Subprime ‘just one of many problems’

    The subprime mortgage debacle was not a unique problem for the global economy but just one of many points at which an...

  22. April 8, 2008

    Alitalia given ultimatum on rescue offer

    Air France-KLM yesterday left the door open to a possible rescue of Alitalia but only on the terms already rejected by the...

  23. April 7, 2008

    Alitalia given ultimatum on rescue offer

    Air France-KLM left the door open to a possible rescue of Alitalia but only on the terms already rejected by the Italian...

  24. April 7, 2008

    Alitalia's fate rests with Air France-KLM board

    Alitalia could be left considering bankruptcy proceedings unless a meeting today of the board of Air France-KLM decides to...

  25. April 6, 2008

    Alitalia’s fate rests with Air France-KLM board

    Alitalia could be left considering bankruptcy proceedings unless a meeting of the board of Air France-KLM on Monday decides...

  26. April 4, 2008

    Communist leader backs Berlusconi on Alitalia

    Divisions that plagued Italy’s centre-left coalition during its cut-short two years in power are widening further in its...

  27. April 4, 2008

    Last-ditch effort to revive Alitalia bid talks

    Italy's centre-left government yesterday contacted Jean-Cyril Spinetta, head of Air France-KLM, in a desperate effort to...

  28. April 4, 2008

    Last-ditch effort to revive Alitalia bid talks

    Italy's centre-left government yesterday contacted Jean-Cyril Spinetta, chairman and chief executive of Air France-KLM, in...

  29. April 4, 2008

    Rome in last-ditch Alitalia move

    Italy's centre-left government yesterday contacted Jean-Cyril Spinetta, president of Air France-KLM, in a desperate effort...

  30. April 3, 2008

    Last-ditch effort to revive Alitalia bid talks

    Italy’s centre-left government on Thursday contacted Jean-Cyril Spinetta, head of Air France-KLM, in a desperate effort to...

  31. April 3, 2008

    Alitalia takeover talks collapse as Air France rejects union proposals

    Air France-KLM last night pulled out of takeover talks with Italian unions representing Alitalia, leaving the lossmaking...

  32. April 3, 2008

    Alitalia on verge of bankruptcy after takeover talks are ditched

    Alitalia, the Italian airline, was last night left considering whether to start bankruptcy proceedings after Air France-KLM...

  33. April 3, 2008

    Chief quits as Alitalia takeover collapses

    Air France-KLM last night pulled out of takeover talks with Italian unions representing Alitalia, leaving the lossmaking...

  34. April 3, 2008

    Alitalia on verge of bankruptcy as talks collapse

    Alitalia, the Italian airline, was last night left considering whether to start bankruptcy proceedings after Air France-KLM...

  35. April 2, 2008

    Alitalia on verge of bankruptcy as talks end

    Alitalia, the Italian airline, was Wednesday night left considering whether to start bankruptcy proceedings after Air...

  36. April 1, 2008

    Challenge to Alitalia air traffic agreement

    Several Italian airlines are challenging a confidential agreement on air traffic rights reached between lossmaking Alitalia...

  37. March 22, 2008

    Alitalia nearer bankruptcy after Berlusconi veto vow

    Alitalia lurched nearer bankruptcy yesterday after Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's opposition leader, said he would block an Air...

  38. March 22, 2008

    Alitalia nearer bankruptcy after Berlusconi veto vow

    Alitalia lurched a step closer to bankruptcy yesterday after Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's opposition leader, said he would...

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