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    1. Brussels Blog

      13 hours ago

      EU Summit: Renzi vs Barroso over EU's budget letter

      Renzi arrives at the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday and quickly took issue with Barroso If you read the EU’s budget...

    2. October 15, 2014

      The ‘techno-hippies’ shunning Silicon Valley’s disruption mantra

      They have no name and no leader. But you could call them “techno-hippies”. Somewhere between the cheerful profiteering of...

    Special Reports

    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. October 14, 2014

      EU agrees laws to end banking secrecy

      EU finance ministers took an important step towards ending banking secrecy in Europe by agreeing legislation that would...

    2. October 5, 2014

      Austrian lithium project seeks Aim IPO to push electric car drive

      The developers of an Austrian lithium mining project are to raise money via a UK stock market listing to try to capitalise...

    3. October 2, 2014

      Bailed out Austrian Volksbanken to wind itself down

      Österreichische Volksbanken (Övag), one of six Austrian banks taking part in the European Central Bank’s stress tests, is to...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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. ...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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....

    17. 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...

    18. 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....

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. June 8, 2014

      Movers & shakers: June 9

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

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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