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  1. September 8, 2014

    Former US ambassador faces money laundering probe

    Zalmay Khalilzad, a former US ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq, has vigorously defended himself against reports that he is...

  2. August 26, 2014

    Austrian finance minister quits in dispute over tax reform

    Austria’s finance minister has unexpectedly resigned after just eight months in the post, following a disagreement within...

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  1. Doing Business in Austria

    Despite Austria’s outward trappings of economic success, structural changes are in urg...
  2. Vienna as a Financial Centre

    The eastern exposure of Vienna’s banks is a cause for concern amid the stand-off betwe...
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  1. August 15, 2014

    Salmonella cases linked to single source

    Isolated clusters of Salmonella sickness, which have affected 156 people around England during the past few months, come...

  2. August 13, 2014

    The minds that are first in their Fields

    It was called the “Ten-Martini Problem”, a notorious mathematical conundrum considered so hard that its originator promised...

  3. August 8, 2014

    Telecom triopolies set the watchdogs’ alarm bells ringing

    There are some circumstances in which it is unquestionably better to have four than three. Attempting to play bridge, mixed...

  4. July 31, 2014

    Erste swings to €1bn net loss after Romania writedown

    Erste Group reported a €1.03bn net loss in the second quarter, as it wrote down its Romanian business and set aside money to...

  5. July 31, 2014

    Eurozone inflation falls to fresh low of 0.4%

    Eurozone inflation has fallen to a fresh four-and-a-half-year low, moving the 18-country bloc a step closer to outright...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    July 25, 2014

    Love locks on a summer's evening

    Leonhard Foeger/Reuters Love locks attached to a bridge over the river Salzach in Salzburg, Austria. ...

  7. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2014

    Hungary nationalises German-owned MKB bank

    Hungary’s government said on Thursday it had agreed a deal to buy MKB, one of the country’s largest commercial banks with...

  8. July 24, 2014

    Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald, Bregenzer Festspiele, Austria – review

    Vienna is a smile in your face and a knife in your back. Vienna is a leering dance with death. Think sugary Strauss waltzes...

  9. July 7, 2014

    Holcim / Lafarge: nothing to see here

    The omissions are the only interesting part. On Monday, Holcim and Lafarge released a list of planned asset disposals,...

  10. June 30, 2014

    Telecoms: Europe’s scrambled signal

    Nothing would be smarter for Jens Sanford’s phone bill than emigrating. It would barely matter what border the German IT...

  11. June 29, 2014

    AMS / Dialog: poison Apple?

    There must be something in the air for semiconductor companies. Cirrus Logic and Wolfson Electronics got together in April....

  12. June 27, 2014

    Pinot Noir redux

    The price of top red burgundy has followed that of top red bordeaux through the roof. In view of this unpalatable...

  13. June 26, 2014

    Europe rethinks how to cure its debt hangover

    A government reneges on state guarantees. Losses are inflicted on bond holders. Other investors worry they might be next....

  14. June 20, 2014

    Regulators revolt against Telefónica and E-Plus merger

    Europe’s biggest telecoms takeover in a decade has triggered a rare mass revolt of national competition watchdogs, who want...

  15. June 15, 2014

    German alarm over key EU telecoms tie-up

    Germany’s antitrust watchdog has raised the alarm over Europe’s biggest telecoms takeover in a decade, as Brussels edges...

  16. June 8, 2014

    Movers & shakers: June 9

    ● JPMorgan Asset Management has poached Christoph von Reiche from Goldman Sachs to lead its institutional business in...

  17. Brussels Blog

    June 6, 2014

    Is Russia-EU standoff hinging on Bulgarian politics?

    Russia's Vladimir Putin at the launch of South Stream's Black Sea pipeline in 2012 Is it possible that, once again, one of...

  18. May 28, 2014

    Complexity of cases that followed 2008 crash keeps Austrian courts busy

    When financial markets crashed in 2008, thousands of investors turned to the courts in pursuit of compensation for what they...

  19. May 28, 2014

    Austria’s high tax and red tape attacked

    As Austria has slipped down various international competitiveness rankings over the past decade, business leaders are...

  20. May 28, 2014

    Capital and risk steps fail to quell uncertainty in Austrian banking

    Over the past year, Austria’s banking sector has taken key steps towards putting the financial crisis behind it, but a...

  21. May 28, 2014

    Russian and Ukrainian buyers run into obstacles in Vienna’s property market

    Given its position as one of western Europe’s easternmost capitals, Vienna has long been an obvious destination for wealthy...

  22. May 28, 2014

    Pressure mounts on Austria to step into line on tax evasion

    Banking secrecy for Austria is “a sort of Holy Grail”, says Bruno Rossmann, a Green party politician in the federal...

  23. May 28, 2014

    Austria’s ÖIAG seeks expanded role amid political backlash

    Almost three decades after Austria began privatising its state sector, ÖIAG, the state holding company responsible for...

  24. May 22, 2014

    Raiffeisen reiterates commitment to Russia

    Raiffeisen Bank International reiterated that its commitment to its key Russian business would not be affected by the crisis...

  25. beyondbrics

    May 20, 2014

    Tough times ahead for Slim

    Carlos Slim, Mexico’s telecoms tycoon, is both highly strategic and highly pragmatic. Already fuming over his country’s...

  26. May 11, 2014

    Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst wins Eurovision

    COPENHAGEN, May 11 – Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst, popularly known as “the bearded lady” won the Eurovision Song...

  27. The World

    May 9, 2014

    The hidden threats in Russia's Eurovision song

    The Tolmachevy Sisters (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) The politics of the Eurovision Song Contest are, as a rule, reassuringly...

  28. May 6, 2014

    US trade deficit narrows as eurozone retail sales rise

    An all-round good economic data day on Tuesday as the US trade deficit narrowed, eurozone retail sales increased and the...

  29. FT Alphaville

    May 6, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific markets were quiet on Tuesday, with key bourses shuttered for a public holiday. (FT’s Global Markets...

  30. May 5, 2014

    Ukraine crisis hardens Brussels stance on Gazprom pipeline

    The EU’s energy chief warned Moscow on Monday that the Ukraine crisis was hardening Brussels’ stance on a gas pipeline that...

  31. May 4, 2014

    Russia’s South Stream gas pipeline to Europe divides EU

    Russia’s determination to start building a major gas pipeline into Europe next month regardless of opposition from Brussels...

  32. April 24, 2014

    Carlos Slim set to secure control of Telekom Austria

    Carlos Slim’s long-running battle to establish himself in the European telecoms market took a step forward after Austria’s...

  33. April 21, 2014

    We haven’t heard the last of ‘9 To 5’

    From Dr John Doherty. Sir, I thank Angela Polsen-Emy (Letters, April 17) for spotting that my quotation of a verse from...

  34. beyondbrics

    April 18, 2014

    Russia forges ahead with pipeline skirting Ukraine

    Russia brushed off the threat of western energy sanctions on Friday and pledged to press ahead with plans to build a new gas...

  35. April 8, 2014

    Austrian far-right candidate steps down after gaffes

    Austria’s far-right Freedom party has lost one of its main candidates for next month’s European elections, after he stepped...

  36. March 31, 2014

    KKR backs European train leasing start-up

    KKR is backing a European train leasing venture to take advantage of the liberalisation of rail traffic in the region....

  37. March 27, 2014

    Old Mutual sells German policy block in ‘zombie’ consolidation

    Consolidation of Germany’s multibillion-euro “zombie” life insurance funds stepped up a gear on Thursday when a private...

  38. March 27, 2014

    Raiffeisen Bank warns of impact from Ukraine crisis

    Raiffeisen Bank International warned that the political tensions between Russia and Ukraine could affect its business this...

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