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  1. July 18, 2014

    Flight MH17: facts and reactions

    What happened? Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down on Thursday afternoon in eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people...

  2. beyondbrics

    July 17, 2014

    Smoothing rough trade without the WTO

    Some things in life happen often enough that they take on a reassuring familiarity. Germany win the World Cup. Belgium...

Special Reports

  1. Doing Business in Wallonia

    Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, is rethinking an economy traditionall...
  2. Central Eastern Europe: Property

    The flow of investment into Warsaw and other cities in the region is gathering pace...
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  1. July 11, 2014

    Chart that tells a story . . . financial literacy

    What does this chart show? It compares levels of financial literacy in 15-year-old children with the amount of financial...

  2. July 2, 2014

    ExxonMobil to pump $1bn into Europe

    ExxonMobil is to invest more than $1bn in its refinery in Antwerp, Belgium, in a rare vote of confidence in a beleaguered...

  3. June 30, 2014

    World Cup: Performances fail to meet Belgians’ expectations

    You don’t often see outbreaks of Belgian nationalism, but there’s one going on now. Belgium’s opening victory in the World...

  4. The World

    June 26, 2014

    Belgium's game of two halves

    Don’t mix football with politics, goes the old saying – and Belgians are learning the lesson well. Often depicted (wrongly,...

  5. June 25, 2014

    Europe’s top jobs: The runners and riders

    With the nomination of Jean Claude-Juncker, an ex-Luxembourg prime minister, as president of the European Commission all but...

  6. The World

    June 23, 2014

    Ireland bags another gong: world's 'goodest' nation

    By Vincent Boland in Dublin It is tough being number one. Just ask the Irish. One of the things Ireland has had to get used...

  7. June 20, 2014

    Head of UBS in Belgium charged in tax fraud probe

    The head of UBS’s business in Belgium was charged on Thursday for alleged involvement in a multibillion-euro tax fraud, as...

  8. June 16, 2014

    Hackers hold Domino’s Pizza to ransom over customers’ data

    Hackers are holding Domino’s Pizza to ransom after stealing the personal data of more than 600,000 of its customers in...

  9. beyondbrics

    June 16, 2014

    Guest post: the great EM divide - China-centred east Asia vs the rest

    By Michael Power of Investec Asset Management MSCI has moved in mysterious ways, its wonders to perform… and again left...

  10. The World

    June 12, 2014

    A joyous start, and an Oscar for Brazil

    Brazil 3 (Neymar Jr 29, 71 penalty; Oscar 90) Croatia 1 (Marcelo own goal 11) By Simon Kuper in Sâo Paulo This was the...

  11. The World

    June 11, 2014

    Football teams that hold nations together

    The political leaders of all 32 nations competing in the World Cup will be praying for a good performance from their...

  12. June 10, 2014

    EU to probe Apple’s Irish tax affairs

    The European Commission is preparing to launch a formal investigation into Apple’s Irish tax affairs on Wednesday, marking a...

  13. June 10, 2014

    Merkel issues veiled warning to Cameron over top EU job

    Angela Merkel on Tuesday told David Cameron to stop making “threats” over the allocation of top jobs in Brussels, as...

  14. June 6, 2014

    Western focus turns to homegrown jihadis as terror threat grows

    Western intelligence agencies have handed Turkish authorities the names of nearly 5,000 people they fear are attempting to...

  15. June 4, 2014

    Europe’s fears of Syria ‘blowback’ soar in wake of museum attack

    Of the thousands of barbaric images streaming out of Syria, some are particularly worrying for Western security chiefs: a...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    June 4, 2014

    G7 protesters in Brussels

    EPA/Stephanie Lecocq Members of non-governmental organisation Oxfam play music and wear G7 leaders’ masks during a protest...

  17. The World

    June 2, 2014

    Juan Carlos and the end of Spain's transition to democracy

    The abdication of King Juan Carlos of Spain, in favour of his son, Felipe, Prince of Asturias, has been on the cards for...

  18. Off Message

    June 2, 2014

    Giving Scots what they want

    Regardless of what Scots vote for in the independence referendum on September 18, Scotland will have more power over its own...

  19. June 1, 2014

    Man suspected of attack at Belgium Jewish museum charged

    A French man suspected of ties with Islamic militant groups and who spent time in Syria has been charged in connection with...

  20. May 30, 2014

    Brussels judge opens inquiry into UBS

    A Brussels judge has opened an investigation into UBS on “suspicion of money laundering and criminal organisation”, making...

  21. May 27, 2014

    Look to China for reasons behind strong demand for Treasuries

    This year’s unexpected decline in US Treasury yields has baffled plenty of investors. While searching for answers as to why...

  22. May 27, 2014

    Belgium separatists asked to form government

    Belgium’s king appointed the leader of the country’s Flemish separatist party on Tuesday to lead talks to form a new...

  23. May 27, 2014

    ICE to sell third of Euronext to institutions in pan-European IPO

    IntercontinentalExchange is to sell about a third of Euronext to a group of European financial institutions as part of its...

  24. May 26, 2014

    Karsmakers, Brussels

    Where: European district, Brussels WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Yes Price of an espresso: €2 Open: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm; Sun 10am-4pm...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    May 21, 2014

    South Korea warms up for Brazil matches

    Lee Jin-man/AP South Korea’s national football team stretch during a training session at the National Football Center in...

  26. May 21, 2014

    Netflix to expand video streaming in Europe

    Netflix is pushing deeper into Europe with plans to launch its streaming video service in Germany, France, Belgium,...

  27. May 15, 2014

    Russia dumps a fifth of its US Treasuries

    Russia has offloaded a fifth of its holdings of US Treasury debt in March at a time of heightened speculation that its...

  28. The World

    May 11, 2014

    My challenge: How to moderate a lively (and intelligible) EU election debate

    Ten minutes into moderating Friday night’s European parliament election debate in Florence, I was gripped with the...

  29. May 9, 2014

    Candidates for commission president warn on Brussels poll

    Leading candidates in the European parliamentary elections for the top post of Commission president have warned of a...

  30. FT Alphaville

    May 8, 2014

    The currency question Alex Salmond cannot answer

    This guest post on the issue of Scottish independence is from Paul Donovan, Global Economist at UBS in London… ———- As the...

  31. May 8, 2014

    Euronext to list on three markets

    Euronext is set to list in France, the Netherlands and Belgium when the European exchanges operator formally demerges from...

  32. FT Data

    May 6, 2014

    European Parliament's turnout problem in 3 charts

    by Nassos Stylianou and John Burn-Murdoch Between May 22 and 25, some 400 million people will be eligible to vote in the...

  33. May 4, 2014

    Uncertainty, not China, is replacing US power

    First things first. China is not about to replace the US as the world’s superpower. Last week’s news that China’s economy...

  34. May 2, 2014

    An honorary Burgundian

    Pascal Marchand must be one of the most envied men in Burgundy. As a winemaker, he is able to get his hands on grapes from...

  35. April 20, 2014

    A class in joke-telling

    Sam Leith’s column last week, ‘A nod to the power of humour’, examined how comedy can be a tool for public speakers, adding...

  36. April 15, 2014

    Belgium packs punch in US Treasury market

    A small country of 11m that recently managed nearly two years without an elected government has assumed a muscular presence...

  37. April 7, 2014

    Profile: CEEQA award winner Paul Gheysens

    “In real estate, it is vital to invest when others walk away,” says Paul Gheysens, founder and president of property...

  38. beyondbrics

    April 7, 2014

    Ecuador bonds: saying adios to China?

    Wasn’t it the case, about five years ago, that Ecuador’s foreign debt was “illegitimate” and its bondholders “real...

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