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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  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. 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...

  2. March 26, 2014

    Merkel considers restrictions on unemployed EU migrants

    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is considering limiting the right of unemployed migrants from other EU states to...

  3. March 25, 2014

    UK faces fresh EU scrutiny over intellectual property tax break

    Britain is facing fresh scrutiny from Brussels over its flagship tax break for intellectual property, because of concerns it...

  4. The World

    March 25, 2014

    Wilders sparks backlash - even among his own supporters

    Until a week ago, it looked as if the far-right, anti-immigrant Freedom party (PVV), led by Geert Wilders, might become the...

  5. March 24, 2014

    Japan, Italy and Belgium hand nuclear material to US

    Japan, Italy and Belgium have agreed to hand over hundreds of kilogrammes of weapons-grade plutonium and highly-enriched...

  6. March 23, 2014

    Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff under fire over Petrobras deal

    Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff is battling calls for a congressional inquiry into accusations state-owned oil company...

  7. March 21, 2014

    Obituary: Gerard Mortier, arts administrator, 1943-2014

    If he were to have an epitaph, Gerard Mortier once said, his preference would be to parody the Marschallin’s line at the end...

  8. March 20, 2014

    Q&A: How the banking union plan will work

    The EU has engineered the final political compromise for its banking union, the most ambitious integration project since the...

  9. March 16, 2014

    Free flow of labour stemmed as Belgium cracks down on migrants

    Three years ago, 28-year-old Fatima Donaire thought she was living the European dream. Born and raised in the Andalucían...

  10. March 14, 2014

    Panama Canal settles row with construction consortium

    The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has settled a damaging dispute over $1.6bn in cost overruns with a Spanish-led consortium...

  11. FT Data

    February 27, 2014

    Renzi's hidden problem: the brain drain

    Elena is a 26 year old Italian woman with a degree in child psychology who has been working in London as a nursery teacher...

  12. February 27, 2014

    Bombardier charges into electric buses

    Bombardier is aiming to break into the bus market this year by securing its first order for a wireless system it has...

  13. February 23, 2014

    CTT: stamp of approval

    Some stories travel more slowly than others. No matter, so long as they arrive on time. The newly privatised Portuguese post...

  14. February 21, 2014

    Lunch with the FT: Dries Van Noten

    By all rights, designer Dries Van Noten could be excused for being a bit grand. We meet a few days after his wildly...

  15. February 17, 2014

    Kellogg ties up with Guanghua for Executive MBA in Beijing

    Kellogg School of Management is moving into China through an agreement with Peking University’s Guanghua School of...

  16. February 9, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – Feb 10 Enter a challenge The third annual FT MBA Challenge is registering teams of business school students in...

  17. The World

    February 5, 2014

    Booze, Brussels and the next Commission president

    Guy Verhofstadt (Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP/Getty) The three main candidates to be the next head of the European Commission are...

  18. January 24, 2014

    Why stylish Dansaert district stands out in downtown Brussels

    It might be said that if Paris and Birmingham were ever combined, the end result would look a lot like Brussels. This...

  19. January 21, 2014

    Itsu founder nurtures a new generation

    The pure white table in the Metcalfe’s Food Company’s pure white boardroom in London is laden with colourful packets of...

  20. January 20, 2014

    Alistair Carmichael warns Scotland against EU hopes

    An independent Scotland faces “many hurdles” before it can join the EU, the UK’s secretary of state for Scotland warned...

  21. The World

    January 9, 2014

    Public backing for EU crashes in wake of eurozone crisis

    Europe’s recovery proceeds apace – at least on bond markets. When it comes to public opinion, it’s a different story. A...

  22. January 7, 2014

    Drahi looks beyond Europe for Altice

    Patrick Drahi has never been as much in the public eye as fellow tycoon Xavier Niel, but the former French telecoms engineer...

  23. FT Alphaville

    December 19, 2013

    No pyramid in the lowlands [Update]

    Before Herbalife stock got a boost from the news that there were no material changes to its accounts under its new auditor,...

  24. December 18, 2013

    French electricals group Darty lifted by turnround strategy

    Shares in Darty rallied 5 per cent as the London-listed French electricals group started to reap the benefit from its...

  25. December 16, 2013

    CDU’s ‘Crown princess’ enters main arena of German politics

    Ursula von der Leyen, Germany’s new defence minister, has a standard answer to questions about her hopes of one day...

  26. December 11, 2013

    Stagecoach considers expanding Megabus business across Europe

    Stagecoach has raised the possibility of expanding its fast-growing Megabus business across Europe. The UK-listed bus and...

  27. Brussels Blog

    December 10, 2013

    UK and EU migration: muddying the waters?

    David Cameron David Cameron, UK prime minister, has been loudly campaigning for a crackdown on EU migration in an effort to...

  28. December 8, 2013

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – Dec 9 Discuss the role of corporate power City University Cass Business School in the UK is hosting a public panel...

  29. beyondbrics

    December 4, 2013

    Ukraine running out of options as tension mounts

    With protesters in Kiev apparently settling in for a long haul, the question that looms increasingly large is: what happens...

  30. FT Alphaville

    December 2, 2013

    Your ECB: fewer hawks, more doves

    Two tables below the break, courtesy of Credit Suisse, detailing the ECB board’s easing predilections. Tabled story short,...

  31. November 30, 2013

    Takeda picks GSK executive as next CEO

    Takeda Pharmaceutical said on Saturday its board of directors has approved Christophe Weber, an executive of...

  32. November 29, 2013

    Why Belgium arouses suspicion – and should an atheist say grace?

    David Tang, entrepreneur and founder of ICorrect, offers advice on questions about property, interiors – and modern manners...

  33. November 24, 2013

    Greater transparency will restore trust

    In October, to coincide with the UK’s National Ethical Investment Week, Investors Chronicle published an article stating...

  34. November 21, 2013

    Resolution in talks to sell Lombard

    Resolution, the life assurer, is in discussions over a possible disposal of its Lombard division. The life assurer said it...

  35. November 18, 2013

    Korian to buy rival Medica for €1.1bn

    Korian, the French nursing home specialist, has agreed to buy domestic rival Medica for €1.1bn in a deal that would create...

  36. FT Alphaville

    November 18, 2013

    Maybe Arnault really didn't want to become an ex-Frenchman

    Last year, when Bernard Arnault requested Belgian nationality just as France was introducing a 75 per cent wealth tax, he...

  37. November 16, 2013

    Belgium government fires Belgacom chief over ‘criticism’

    BRUSSELS, Nov 15 – Belgium’s prime minister announced the dismissal of Belgacom chief executive Didier Bellens on Friday,...

  38. FT Photo Diary

    November 11, 2013

    Remembering the fallen at the Menin Gate

    Virginia Mayo/AP World War Two veteran Harry Marrington, from Portsmouth, England, leans down to pick up a paper poppy...

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