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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. April 14, 2016

      Belgian minister hit by leaks over airport security lapses

      Belgium’s government was hit by a growing scandal over security lapses at the country’s airports on Thursday, as the...

    21. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Eurozone deflation revised away

      Inflation figures for the eurozone have been revised upwards, taking the single currency zone out of deflation...

    22. April 13, 2016

      Strike closes airport and prompts Belgian dismay

      Belgians have long tolerated the shortcoming of their public authorities. But something snapped this week when a...

    23. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Belgium makes more arrests over Brussels attacks

      Belgian authorities said on Friday that several arrests have been made in relations to last month’s terrorist attacks...

    24. April 7, 2016

      Brussels police release new images of ‘Man in White’

      The third attacker at Brussels airport walked calmly out of the unfolding scene of carnage in the departures hall just...

    25. April 5, 2016

      Paris attacks forced Europe to focus on counter-terrorism

      Two weeks ago the top prosecutors of Belgium and France met in Brussels and praised each other for the strength of...

    26. April 3, 2016

      Brussels airport reopens 12 days after terror attack

      Brussels Zaventem airport welcomed its first passengers on Sunday since the attacks of March 22 that left 32 people...

    27. April 1, 2016

      US confident on Belgian nuclear security

      US officials said on Thursday they were confident that Belgium was taking the necessary steps to secure its nuclear...

    28. March 31, 2016

      Police warned Belgium over airport security before attacks

      Police officers had repeatedly warned Belgian authorities of poor security at Brussels airport in the run-up to last...

    29. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Paris terror suspect Abdeslam to face trial in France

      Belgium confirmed today that Salah Abdeslam, believed to be the sole surviving member of the Isis cell that attacked...

    30. March 30, 2016

      Tata Steel state rescue likely to fall foul of Brussels

      The European Commission takes a hostile view of rescue aid for the steel industry and Britain can expect bruising...

    31. March 28, 2016

      Belgian police renew hunt for bomber after suspect released

      The man Belgian prosecutors believed was the third conspirator in the Brussels airport bombing was released on Monday...

    32. March 25, 2016

      Brussels terror: An attack foretold

      Shortly after 2pm on March 15, a week before the bloodiest day in Belgium since the second world war, two armed police...

    33. March 25, 2016

      Security services round up suspected jihadis across Europe

      Security services have rounded up suspected jihadis in raids across France, Belgium and Germany, as they battle to...

    34. March 25, 2016

      Belgium admits mishandling Turkish terror warnings

      Belgium’s government has acknowledged it mishandled Turkish warnings about a Belgian extremist who blew himself up in...

    35. March 24, 2016

      Brussels jihadi hunt hampered by fake documents

      Last July, a Belgian police raid in the Saint-Gilles neighbourhood of central Brussels uncovered an unusually well...

    36. March 24, 2016

      The lessons from the Brussels terror attacks

      On Sunday morning, I was in Brussels at a conference organised by the German Marshall Fund. The city was tense,...

    37. March 24, 2016

      The roots of radical Islam in Belgium

      At one end of the Brussels district that serves as the EU headquarters is Maalbeek metro station. A train there was...

    38. March 24, 2016

      Belgium under pressure to explain Turkey’s claims on bomber

      The Belgian and Dutch governments are under mounting pressure to explain why one of the Brussels suicide bombers was...

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