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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. The World 2012

      Confronting an age of austerity...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. April 27, 2015

      New Turkish Cypriot leader urges peace with Greek compatriots

      Mustafa Akinci, the newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader, wants to revive stalled peace talks with the internationally...

    27. April 21, 2015

      John Hourican quits as chief of Bank of Cyprus

      John Hourican has quit as Bank of Cyprus chief executive less than two years after the former Royal Bank of Scotland...

    28. April 7, 2015

      Eurozone bond-buying hits €52.5bn in first month

      The eurozone’s central bankers bought €52.5bn-worth of government bonds in the first month of their landmark...

    29. April 6, 2015

      Alexis Tsipras’s soft fruit ploy with Moscow set to antagonise EU

      When Alexis Tsipras visits Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin on Wednesday there is a chance the Greek premier’s eastern...

    30. Brussels Blog

      April 2, 2015

      New eurogroup president: Dijsselbloem vs de Guindos

      The second quarter of 2015 will not only bring a crescendo in the ongoing Greek crisis for the 19 eurozone finance...

    31. FT Alphaville

      March 26, 2015

      Ukraine's bonds: a little local leverage

      The Russia problem aside, Ukraine’s other big task in its $15bn debt restructuring will simply be to convince private...

    32. March 17, 2015

      Politicians’ unpaid loans highlight Cyprus economic challenge

      A leaked list of politicians who owe millions in unpaid loans to Cyprus’s biggest lender has highlighted the size of...

    33. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2015

      Over in Cyprus

      Keep an eye on goings on at the Central Bank of Cyprus, where executive director Stelios Kiliaris resigned from the...

    34. beyondbrics

      March 5, 2015

      Even without the conflict, Russia is bad for Ukraine and the CIS: Fitch

      It is news to no-one that Ukraine is suffering fall-out from Russia. But in a study to be published on Thursday that...

    35. March 4, 2015

      ECB prepares to give details of QE scheme

      The euro slid to an 11-year low on Thursday, as investors waited for details from the European Central Bank about its...

    36. March 2, 2015

      Eurozone’s march to QE enters its final stages

      Just with words, Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, dazzled bond markets. What will happen when he actually...

    37. February 27, 2015

      Taking a punt on Europe

      This year I have cut the exposure of the notional fund to the US because it is doing well, and I am thinking of adding...

    38. FT Alphaville

      February 19, 2015

      Yes, yes, we know. It's time to talk about capital controls again

      So on Wednesday, we got this from the ECB as the Battle of the Drafts between the Eurogroup and Greece rumbles on —...

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