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    1. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2015

      Behold! A regulatory clampdown in Cyprus

      Yes, really. Well sort of. Ok, some might see it as less than swingeing. An average sanction of €266,000 on five local...

    2. November 24, 2015

      Bad loans at Europe banks double that of the US

      Bad loans are twice as big a problem for European banks as they are for banks in the US — despite lenders’ many efforts...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      November 23, 2015

      Plus ça change at Plus500

      Today’s update from Plus500, the Israel-based Contracts for Difference broker whose takeover by Playtech collapsed on...

    2. FT Alphaville

      October 28, 2015

      Globo: 'Yes, we've called the cops'

      A statement on Wednesday confirmed that London’s AIM-listed mobile internet security business Globo have contacted the...

    3. October 21, 2015

      Russia’s Syria strategy poses challenge to Nato in Mediterranean

      Russia’s military intervention in Syria is serving as a broader announcement of Moscow’s renewed determination to hold...

    4. FT Alphaville

      October 12, 2015

      Jurisdiction shopping, Plus500 style

      A trading update lands from Plus500, the Israeli contract for difference group. Let us draw your attention to a...

    5. October 5, 2015

      Cyprus seeks €1.5bn in 10-year bond sale

      Cyprus is planning its first sale of long-dated government debt since the financial crisis that left the island in need...

    6. Brussels Blog

      October 2, 2015

      Klaus Regling interview: the annotated transcript

      Klaus Regling has been the head of the eurozone’s rescue funds – first the temporary European Financial Stability...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      October 1, 2015

      Cypriot muscle

      A column of tanks takes part in a military parade as part of the celebrations marking the 55th anniversary of the...

    8. FT Data

      September 14, 2015

      People in recession economies

      The population living in contracting economies is expected to rise to over 7 per cent of the global total this year,...

    9. FT Alphaville

      September 10, 2015

      Unravelling Russia's offshore financial nexus (updated)

      Where did Russia’s 2014 crisis really come from? City University’s Anastasia Nesvetailova has penned a fascinating...

    10. September 8, 2015

      Migrant crisis adds to Europe’s anxiety about Islam

      Among Britain’s best-loved sportsmen of the 1970s was a mild-mannered heavyweight boxer named Joe Bugner. Born Jozsef...

    11. September 4, 2015

      Postcard from . . . Cyprus

      The execution of Khaled al-Asaad, the brave octogenarian chief of antiquities for Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, has...

    12. August 18, 2015

      Eurozone: The case against ‘cash for reform’

      Angela Merkel will today urge the German Bundestag to support a new €86bn eurozone rescue loan for Greece, as long as...

    13. August 4, 2015

      Ageing Tornado jets win reprieve in Iraq role

      The decision to reprieve the squadron of Tornado ground attack aircraft conducting air strikes against the Islamic...

    14. July 22, 2015

      Eurozone borrowing rises to record as recovery remains weak

      Debt in the eurozone has reached a record high despite an incipient economic recovery, underlining the challenges...

    15. July 17, 2015

      Greek maritime industry fears being punished for its success

      On the wall of his office overlooking Piraeus’ busy port, George Xiradakis has mounted the weathered bow of his...

    16. FT Alphaville

      July 17, 2015

      Plus500: close but not closed

      Shareholders of Plus500, the London-listed but Israel based contract for difference broker, this week voted to approve...

    17. July 12, 2015

      Governments roll out red carpet for rich foreigners

      When George Osborne last Wednesday announced a shake-up of tax rules for foreigners living in Britain, the chancellor...

    18. July 3, 2015

      Greek banks prepare plan to raid deposits to avert collapse

      Greek banks are preparing contingency plans for a possible “bail-in” of depositors amid fears the country is heading...

    19. June 29, 2015

      Free Lunch: How Athens can make the most of capital controls

      Not a wonderful life First, take a deep breath. Then relax. Capital controls are not the end for Greece. Managed...

    20. FT Alphaville

      June 28, 2015

      "The Governing Council stands ready to reconsider its decision"

      The decision being to keep emergency liquidity to Greek banks going at its level last week. From the ECB’s Sunday...

    21. June 24, 2015

      British exit from EU could take 10 years, study says

      A British exit from the EU would take a decade to negotiate, according to a study that pinpoints protracted uncertainty...

    22. June 19, 2015

      IMF approves €280m Cyprus bailout payment and praises reforms

      At least one Greek-speaking country is in the International Monetary Fund’s good books. The fund on Friday approved the...

    23. June 17, 2015

      Sick Finland ready for austerity medicine, says Alexander Stubb

      Finland has been the hardest of eurozone hardliners for much of the Greek crisis, enthusiastically backing an...

    24. The Exchange

      June 15, 2015

      Greece would not be the only loser from a messy divorce

      With their relationship having soured from a joyful marriage to a testy – and often frosty – cohabitation, Greece and...

    25. June 14, 2015

      Greece running out of options to avoid capital controls

      Just a few months ago, the possibility that capital controls would be imposed in Greece still seemed distant. But with...

    26. FT Alphaville

      June 12, 2015

      Guest post: Do IMF-set primary surplus targets for the EZ periphery pass the smell test?

      Spoiler alert. In this guest post, former IMF staffer Peter Doyle, argues that some participants in the on-going Greek...

    27. June 12, 2015

      Russian oligarchs take fertiliser fight to Cypriot court

      Two Russian oligarchs are set to face off in a Cypriot court in September in a multibillion dollar fight over the...

    28. June 8, 2015

      Brussels demands details of tax rulings from 15 more countries

      The EU sharply escalated its campaign against tax avoidance by multinationals on Monday by demanding details of...

    29. FT Alphaville

      June 5, 2015

      Plus500, MeVideo Ltd and a question of disclosure

      PlayTech, the London-listed but Isle of Man registered gaming company, has agreed to pay £460m in cash for Plus500, the...

    30. June 4, 2015

      Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci sparks hope of Cyprus unity

      Two ageing Cypriot politicians chatting amicably on a terrace along the pedestrianised Ledra Street in Nicosia’s old...

    31. The World

      May 27, 2015

      Fifa's day of reckoning

      Charges of corruption have swirled around Fifa for many years. Now with the arrest of senior officials at football’s...

    32. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2015

      Where are Plus500's customers?

      Plus500 appears to have a problem — and it goes beyond the application of anti-money laundering rules which have...

    33. FT Alphaville

      May 18, 2015

      Plus500: the big freeze

      Plus500, the Israel-based and London-listed contract for difference provider, has suspended the trading accounts for...

    34. The Exchange

      May 7, 2015

      Why Moscow will celebrate May 9 without western leaders

      During the cold war, anniversaries of the end of the second world war were an exception from the general rule of...

    35. beyondbrics

      May 6, 2015

      Austria’s ruling means Ukraine will remain a country where crime pays

      Austria’s refusal to extradite Dmitry Firtash to the US is confirmation that Europe holds two contradictory positions...

    36. April 29, 2015

      Varosha: Forgotten tourist resort could settle the Cyprus dispute

      A northern Cyprus beach resort, patronised in the swinging sixties by actresses Brigitte Bardot and Elizabeth Taylor,...

    37. April 28, 2015

      Mercuria earnings rise after JPMorgan unit swallowed

      Mercuria posted unchanged earnings last year as the fast-growing commodities trader digested the acquisition of...

    38. April 27, 2015

      Rise of EU underemployment underlines jobs crisis

      More than a fifth of Europe’s part-time workers are underemployed, while the number who have given up looking for work...

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