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    1. August 14, 2014

      Russian shadow unsettles German business confidence

      Ulf Schneider admits his clients are “really worried”. “Things have changed dramatically,” says the founder of Russia...

    2. March 27, 2014

      Protect Britain’s interests in a two-speed Europe

      Germany and the UK are performing well economically. Both are forecast to grow by about 2 per cent this year. Our countries...

    1. February 18, 2014

      Schäuble signals German concession on EU bank rescue fund

      Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, has suggested Berlin is prepared to speed up the pooling of EU bank rescue...

    2. January 31, 2014

      Merkel coalition partner criticises Schäuble EU bank rescue deal

      Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partners have moved to undermine her finance minister’s hard-fought deal on an EU bank...

    3. January 8, 2014

      Germany defends economic policies after US criticism

      Germany defended its economic policies on Wednesday against US criticism even as Berlin posted near-record monthly figures...

    4. January 5, 2014

      Jack Lew to press Germany to boost domestic demand

      Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, will renew pressure on Germany to boost domestic demand and embrace a deeper banking...

    5. December 12, 2013

      Germany’s SPD hints at greater solidarity with troubled EU states

      The way Germany’s Social Democrats tell it, they are already changing Angela Merkel’s European policies – even before they...

    6. July 22, 2013

      Schäuble keeps quiet on mounting cost to Germany of Europe’s woes

      Spare a thought for Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s 70-year-old finance minister. A politician of unparalleled experience in...

    7. July 21, 2013

      A Grexit is starting to look more feasible for Athens

      I would like to ask all of you not to continue at this time this discussion on a new haircut It is not in your interest.”...

    8. July 10, 2013

      Brussels sets up clash with Berlin over banks

      Brussels is confronting Berlin over the future of Europe’s banking union, with a fast-tracked plan for a powerful bank...

    9. June 11, 2013

      Q&A: Germany’s constitutional court and the ECB bond-buying plan

      Germany’s constitutional court is due to hear two days of testimony on Tuesday and Wednesday as it weighs the legality of...

    10. May 14, 2013

      Germany backs depositor preference in bank bail-in plans

      Europe moved closer to favouring big uninsured depositors over bondholders when imposing losses on a failing bank’s...

    11. May 12, 2013

      Schäuble warns EU bank rescue agency needs treaty changes

      Germany’s finance minister has warned that a single EU bailout agency and rescue fund for ailing banks is legally untenable...

    12. FT Alphaville

      May 6, 2013

      Spanish yields and the ECB's austerity defence

      The chart above shows the decline in Spanish bond yields “occurring at a time that Spain has announced that it had not hit...

    13. March 12, 2013

      Bundesbank warns Paris on deficit target

      François Hollande has declared that France will significantly overshoot its budget deficit commitment this year, earning a...

    14. March 5, 2013

      UK isolated as EU backs bonus cap

      Britain has lost its campaign to stop a strict EU cap on bankers’ bonuses after its 11th-hour fightback secured no more than...

    15. FT Alphaville

      January 30, 2013

      Germany won't stand in Cyprus' way, apparently

      Cyprus, the small economy with the relatively massive bank recapitalisation problem, may have some kind of good news in its...

    16. FT Alphaville

      December 13, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Eurozone common bank regulator agreed: Eurozone finance ministers finally agreed a plan to cede power to a common bank...

    17. December 5, 2012

      Banking disunion

      The EU has set a target of year’s end for a deal on the framework for a banking union. This week, however, Wolfgang...

    18. November 21, 2012

      German doubts force rethink on Greece

      German objections to suffering losses on official loans to Greece have forced the eurozone to explore more complex means of...

    19. November 6, 2012

      Walking the walk on global taxation

      Wolfgang Schäuble and George Osborne, finance ministers of Germany and the UK, call for “concerted international...

    20. November 5, 2012

      Osborne to act on corporate tax avoidance

      George Osborne signalled a crackdown on multinationals that use aggressive tactics to cut their tax bills on Monday, in a...

    21. July 25, 2012

      Spanish borrowing costs continue to rise

      Spain’s two-year bond yields spiked to above 7 per cent on Wednesday, fuelling fears that Madrid is in effect shut out of...

    22. July 24, 2012

      Germany backs Spanish austerity plans

      Germany on Tuesday threw its considerable weight behind the reform and austerity programme of the Spanish government, in the...

    23. July 24, 2012

      Germany to defend ‘safe haven’ status

      Leaders of the eurozone’s strongest economies have countered Moody’s decision to lower its opinion of their...

    24. July 19, 2012

      German lawmakers approve Spanish rescue

      The German parliament voted on Thursday by a large majority to approve a eurozone rescue programme of up to €100bn to...

    25. July 13, 2012

      German economists slug it out over euro future

      The gloves are finally coming off among Germany’s normally sober and scrupulously polite community of economists in a bitter...

    26. July 10, 2012

      Berlin denies pressing court on euro fund

      Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, insisted on Wednesday that Berlin was not putting pressure on the country’s...

    27. FT Alphaville

      July 10, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      China’s trade surplus jumped to $31.7bn as import growth slowed more quickly than exports. Exports rose 11.3 per cent from a...

    28. July 10, 2012

      Juncker reappointed to eurozone post

      Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg’s prime minister, won another term as president of the eurozone group of finance ministers...

    29. July 9, 2012

      Details of Spanish bailout still unclear

      When eurozone officials were piecing together a deal to shore up Spanish banks ahead of last month’s high-stakes EU summit,...

    30. June 29, 2012

      Merkel faces up to stormy parliament

      Chancellor Angela Merkel returned to a stormy German parliament on Friday after backing new measures to prop up weaker...

    31. June 28, 2012

      German leaders raise euro break-up

      With Germany underwriting a growing list of troubled eurozone countries, and talks to solve the crisis apparently...

    32. June 25, 2012

      Merkel’s D-bond deal wins fiscal pact vote

      Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, spelt out once again on Monday her refusal to countenance mutualised debt for the...

    33. June 21, 2012

      Legal move threatens EU rescue fund

      Hopes of launching the eurozone’s permanent rescue fund in the first days of July suffered a blow on Thursday when one of...

    34. FT Alphaville

      June 14, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      France is pressing for new measures from the EU, pointing to the failure of the Spanish bank bail-out to calm market fears....

    35. June 11, 2012

      Troika to supervise Spanish bank loan

      Germany has said that outside inspectors will supervise the eurozone’s €100bn emergency loans for Spanish banks, just like...

    36. 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...

    37. March 22, 2012

      Schäuble leads race to head Eurogroup

      Germany’s Wolfgang Schäuble has emerged as the frontrunner to take over the powerful Eurogroup of eurozone finance...

    38. March 13, 2012

      EU looks at stamp duty to settle tax impasse

      A Europe-wide stamp duty on share transactions is emerging as a potential compromise proposal for European Union finance...

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