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    1. Fast FT

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      Ford could cut UK jobs after Brexit vote

      Ford has said it “will take whatever action is needed” to keep its UK operations competitive in a sign the car group...

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      Tusk: 'we will keep our unity as a 27 member bloc'

      Donald Tusk, president of the European Council has warned EU leaders are “determined to keep our unity as a 27″ after...

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    1. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      France and Germany set for show of unity next week

      The EU’s two most important founding member states will be putting on a show of unity in the aftermath of the UK’s...

    2. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Should I stay or should I go?

      So come on and let me know.   At last – at last – it is June 23, the day of the UK’s referendum on EU membership. For...

    3. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      Belgian police make arrest after Brussels bomb scare

      Belgian police said they have arrested a man after a bomb scare at a shopping centre in downtown Brussels early on...

    4. June 19, 2016

      Reports link Belgium terror arrest suspects to Brussels bombers

      Two of the three men arrested by Belgian police this weekend in a series of anti-terror raids have links to the suicide...

    5. June 19, 2016

      Euro 2016 cheat sheet: Belgium finally find the right formula

      Round up Marc Wilmots, the coach of Belgium, often has the air of a man who inherited a Rothko but wished he had been...

    6. FT Alphaville

      June 16, 2016

      Why is the Netherlands doing so badly?

      It’s been eight lean years for residents of the euro area: Some might blame the weak growth figures on the failure of...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      June 16, 2016

      Zora the robot

      Belgian Ian Frejean, 11, walks with “Zora” the robot, a humanoid robot designed to entertain patients and to support...

    8. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      ECB latest to question Brussels' lax budget policing

      The European Central Bank has voiced its concerns over lax implementation of Brussels’ budgetary rules, adding to a...

    9. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Eurozone still stuck in 0.1% deflation

      The eurozone remained stuck in deflationary territory for the fourth consecutive month in May, as consumer prices fell...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      June 14, 2016

      Giaccherini in action with Hazard

      Belgium play Italy during the EURO 2016. Italy’s Emanuele Giaccherini in action with Belgium’s Eden at the Stade de...

    11. June 14, 2016

      Euro 2016 cheat sheet: Gilt falls off Belgium’s golden generation

      Round up Belgium 0 Italy 2 They had been described by their own media as the worst national side in living memory, and...

    12. June 13, 2016

      Belgium looks to football to ‘save country’

      It is not often that a politician is so comprehensively slapped down by a sportsman. After winning municipal elections...

    13. June 12, 2016

      Investors gamble on Europe’s ultra-long debt

      Last year, the eurozone faced a fight for its existence as the Greek crisis left the bloc on the brink of a break up....

    14. June 3, 2016

      Belgium: Journeys to jihad

      The last time Yasmeen saw Fouad she thought she was dropping him off in the centre of Brussels for an afternoon of...

    15. Tech blog

      June 3, 2016

      #techFT - Don't gag the gig economy, says EC

      The European Commission says banning services like Uber should only be a last resort, Vivendi is currently blobs of...

    16. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Eurozone producer prices are back in deflation

      A return to deflation in the eurozone. Sounds familiar? So it should. Producer prices in the eurozone have fallen back...

    17. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      European court opinion supports corporate headscarf ban

      Companies are allowed to ban Muslim staff from wearing headscarves as long as the rules are part of a general...

    18. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Belgian business confidence drops back in May

      Business confidence has worsened in Belgium despite an improvement in the last two months, after the country was...

    19. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Thomas Cook shares plummet further

      Thomas Cook is extending its losses after the tour operator warned earlier today that earnings this year will be at the...

    20. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Thomas Cook reports drop in demand after Brussels attacks

      UK-based tour operator Thomas Cook has warned that holiday bookings have still not picked up since the start of the...

    21. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Eurozone inflation confirmed at -0.2%

      Sub zero, as expected. The eurozone’s annual inflation rate has been confirmed at -0.2 per cent for April in the final...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      May 17, 2016

      Trike and strike

      A child rides his toy bike as Belgian prison officers demonstrate behind the Saint-Gilles prison where guards have been...

    23. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Fitch warns on European ratings after UK exit

      Europe risks sliding into “protectionism” and “illiberalism” should Britain vote to leave the European Union, Fitch has...

    24. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Go long: Switzerland to issue 2058 bonds

      Long-dated bonds are so hot right now. Switzerland is set to issue bonds maturing in 2058, the latest in a series of...

    25. May 4, 2016

      Mystery buyers snap up 100-year debt in Europe

      Mystery bond buyers are raising eyebrows in European markets by lending millions of euros to governments for the next...

    26. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Week ahead: US jobs, Berkshire meeting, Abe tour

      Having digested the latest monetary policy decision from the US and Japan, investors turn their attention to Berkshire...

    27. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Abdeslam handed over to French authorities

      Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has been handed over to French authorities by Belgium this morning. The Belgium...

    28. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Steinhoff throws in the towel in Darty battle

      The battle for Darty may just have an end in sight. Conforama, owned by South African conglomerate Steinhoff, is...

    29. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Weak euro, cost cuts provide some comfort to Nyrstar

      A weak euro against the dollar provided some comfort to Nyrstar, the world’s largest producer of zinc, in the first...

    30. April 26, 2016

      Belgium issues 100-year bond in private sale

      Belgium has issued a rare “centennial” bond, becoming the second European country to tap markets for 100-year paper...

    31. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      50-year Gilt lures £21bn orderbook

      The UK has racked up bumper demand for its latest 50-year Gilt, attracting orders of £21bn for the £4.75bn bond, the...

    32. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Belgium joins 100-year bonds club

      First Ireland, now Belgium. Europe’s political capital has issued a 100-year bond at a yield of 2.3 per cent. The €100m...

    33. April 22, 2016

      Orange buys 65 per cent stake in Groupama Banque

      Orange has agreed to buy a majority stake in Groupama Banque, as it tries to muscle in on the French banking sector and...

    34. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      Steinhoff raises offer for Darty to £806m

      The battle to take the lead in consolidating the French electronics retailing sector is getting hot and heavy. Just...

    35. April 20, 2016

      Conforama buys Darty stake and raises bid for rest of shares

      Conforama has acquired 19.5 per cent of Darty and improved its existing offer for the remaining shares in a move that...

    36. April 19, 2016

      Race for London: Extremism looms large in election

      Sadiq Khan visited Battersea this month, going door to door to canvass votes to be London’s next mayor. One of the...

    37. April 17, 2016

      Dick Boer, Ahold: Return from an Enron-like scandal

      Dick Boer has never lived in the US, and he has no plans to move. But he will soon be chief executive of one of...

    38. Fast FT

      April 15, 2016

      Belgian transport minister resigns over airport security row

      Jacqueline Galant, Belgium’s transport minister, resigned on Friday amid accusations she ignored warnings about the...

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