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    1. August 31, 2015

      East-west tensions break out over call to share migrant burden

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    4. August 24, 2015

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    5. August 21, 2015

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    7. July 28, 2015

      Imposing losses on Hypo bond holders illegal, says Austrian court

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    8. July 20, 2015

      EU falls short on asylum quota scheme

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    9. FT Photo Diary

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    10. July 7, 2015

      Austria to pay Bavaria €1.23bn to settle Hypo Alpe Adria dispute

      Austria and Bavaria have agreed a provisional deal that would finally settle their array of legal disputes stemming...

    11. July 1, 2015

      Facebook wins latest case in class action privacy battle

      Facebook has won its latest case in a long-running legal battle with an Austrian law student who attempted to sue the...

    12. June 26, 2015

      Vienna eyes links both east and west as transition continues

      Vienna’s long-held ambition to be the business hub for central Europe has taken some hard knocks over the past 12...

    13. June 26, 2015

      Migration and global hub ambitions serve to fuel Vienna’s growth

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    14. June 26, 2015

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    15. June 26, 2015

      Häupl faces toughest fight yet to keep Vienna voting ‘red’

      Vienna’s city council elections this October will be a critical midterm test for the ruling Social Democrats (SPÖ) and...

    16. June 19, 2015

      British Muslims urged to do more to resist extremism

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    17. June 15, 2015

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    18. FT Alphaville

      June 11, 2015

      What does Bilderberg have in common with Camp Alphaville?

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    19. June 5, 2015

      Opinion: Southeast Europe can lead the way in clean energy

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    20. May 21, 2015

      Raiffeisen and Erste: battling

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    21. May 12, 2015

      Italian banks: domestic bliss

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      Austria’s ruling means Ukraine will remain a country where crime pays

      Austria’s refusal to extradite Dmitry Firtash to the US is confirmation that Europe holds two contradictory positions...

    23. May 3, 2015

      C-Quadrat: ‘We wanted to bring [Wall Street] to Austria’

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    24. April 30, 2015

      Plastic recyclers feel the squeeze after oil price crash

      Plastic recyclers struggle with collapse in oil prices When Chris Dow opened his £35m plastic recycling plant in the...

    25. April 27, 2015

      VW chairman resigned after alienating group’s key directors

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    26. April 26, 2015

      No end in sight to wave of pharma dealmaking

      Since the start of last year, pharmaceuticals companies have agreed $462bn of mergers and acquisitions — greater than...

    27. April 26, 2015

      Movers & shakers: April 27

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    28. April 15, 2015

      Bond yields move lower as ECB confirms purchases

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    29. April 15, 2015

      Analysis: Turkey pivotal to future of European gas supplies

      On March 16, the presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia travelled to Kars in Turkey’s mountainous northeast, and...

    30. March 25, 2015

      Writedown on Heta bad-bank pushes BayernLB to €1.3bn loss

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    31. March 23, 2015

      Raiffeisen insists it will not be Austria’s next crisis bank

      Austria has had a tough financial crisis. First, there was Hypo Alpe Adria, a regional bank nationalised in 2009 amid a...

    32. March 22, 2015

      Possible default of Austrian bad-bank bond rattles Europe

      A move by Austria to potentially default on a state-backed bond could lead to the repricing of government-guaranteed...

    33. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2015

      The mystery of the missing money, part 2

      In our previous post, we were inspired by a fascinating note from Deutsche Bank to look into the peculiar behaviour of...

    34. March 8, 2015

      Real danger lies in Mitteleuropa’s financial sector

      Much of what could go wrong in the eurozone did. Among the few things that did not has been the unreformed financial...

    35. March 8, 2015

      Movers & shakers: March 9

      Chris Kaashoek (pictured) is returning to his old stomping ground, Kempen Capital Management, as senior portfolio...

    36. March 5, 2015

      Ticket vendor CTS Eventim plans to launch in Brazil

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    37. March 2, 2015

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    38. FT Alphaville

      February 13, 2015

      Euro area divergence more about regions than countries

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