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    Europe chicken group put on the menu

    Plukon, one of Europe’s largest chicken farmers, has been put on the block by its private equity owner in a move that...

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    Local authorities turn to capital markets

    Public sector debt is piling ever higher, driven by the lure of low borrowing costs and strong investor demand. Borrowers...

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  1. Doing Business in Wallonia

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  1. MBA blog

    September 26, 2014

    The sweet side of the bell curve

    “If I were you, I’d put my name in 24 point Verdana, not 22 point Arial. You want to look big and confident, not small and...

  2. September 21, 2014

    Scotland’s No echoes Europe’s Yes to grand coalitions

    The union is saved. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, has resigned. All the ink spilled on the benefits...

  3. FT Alphaville

    September 19, 2014

    You call that a balance sheet expansion?

    “Too Low To Resuscitate Optimism” indeed… From BofAML on the definitely underwhelming, potentially stigmafied TLTRO pickup...

  4. September 18, 2014

    Europe shows negative interest rates not absurd – and might work

    Imagine borrowing money – but paying back less than the original sum. Absurd? Welcome to the new world of continental...

  5. September 5, 2014

    Eurozone borrowing costs turn negative

    Short-term government borrowing costs have dropped firmly into negative territory across much of the eurozone after the...

  6. September 2, 2014

    Cargill buys six chocolate plants from ADM

    Cargill, the agricultural commodities trader, has strengthened its presence in the cocoa and chocolate sector by buying the...

  7. Brussels Blog

    August 29, 2014

    EU summit: leaked language on Ukraine sanctions

    Italy's Mogherini, the likely next EU foreign policy chief, arrives at a meeting with her counterparts If EU leaders are...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    August 22, 2014

    Volleyball grand final

    Yuya Shino/Reuters Fernanda Rodrigues of Brazil serves to her Belgium opponents during the FIVB Women’s Volleyball World...

  9. August 21, 2014

    Two Days, One Night – film review

    It is clever, humane, compassionately directed, faultlessly acted. But isn’t Two Days, One Night a bit lightweight for the...

  10. beyondbrics

    August 21, 2014

    Ecuador: Standard & Poor’s raises rating of market's prodigal son

    Everyone loves the biblical story of the prodigal son. On Wednesday that tale received a touch of market realism when...

  11. FT Alphaville

    August 12, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The inside is getting out: Citi take a look at purchases by directors, as they try to...

  12. August 7, 2014

    Ukraine PM’s office hit by cyber attack linked to Russia

    Dozens of computers in the Ukrainian prime minister’s office and at least 10 of Ukraine’s embassies abroad have been...

  13. August 4, 2014

    We must hope political leaders learn lessons of first world war

    First world war centenary – the world remembers The lamps went out again over Europe on Monday, patchily and only...

  14. August 3, 2014

    First world war centenary stirs conflicting feelings in Germany

    A famous German icon of the tragedy of the first world war is a sculpture of two grief-stricken parents, kneeling in...

  15. July 29, 2014

    UBS pays €300m to settle probe into tax evasion

    UBS said that it paid €300m to settle an investigation by authorities in Bochum into whether it helped German clients evade...

  16. July 24, 2014

    Dinosaurs had feathers, say scientists

    Scientists say they have confirmed that dinosaurs were once covered in feathers, in a breakthrough that could make Jurassic...

  17. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2014

    On Russian sanctions and Belgian beer...

    Given that Russian subjects are reportedly being force fed a diet of Putin-esque mis-information over the downing of...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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,...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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