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    1. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    2. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Visegrad urge post-Brexit EU reform

      Central Europe has warned of widespread disillusion with the EU project following the Brexit vote, calling on Brussels...

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    1. July 11, 2016

      The Unbearable Lightness of Being 'the Czech Republic'

      The Czech Republic has officially taken on the English name “Czechia” in a metamorphosis that Prague hopes will end two...

    2. Fast FT

      July 7, 2016

      Czech software firm Avast buys rival for $1.3bn

      Czech software company Avast Software is buying its rival AVG Technologies for $1.3bn, the two security software...

    3. July 6, 2016

      Hungary’s referendum is another vote against EU integration

      Three months after the Brexit vote, the EU faces another referendum challenging its authority. Hungary’s prime minister...

    4. June 30, 2016

      EU institutions must share some of the blame for Brexit

      After last week’s referendum in the UK, there is pressure for decisive action — a swift EU divorce from Britain and a...

    5. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Toyota: UK investment dependent on EU talks

      Toyota has warned over the long term future of its UK business, saying that the scale of its British investments are...

    6. June 28, 2016

      Czech PM raises concerns over racist abuse incidents in UK

      The Czech prime minister has expressed alarm at the upsurge in racist abuse of eastern European people following last...

    7. June 27, 2016

      Eastern Europeans launch post-Brexit attack on Juncker

      Eastern Europe has launched a stinging attack on the European Commission and its president Jean-Claude Juncker, calling...

    8. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      No 'automatic' Swiss deal for the UK - France

      Britain has no guarantee of securing a Swiss-style arrangement that gives access to the single market with limits on...

    9. June 24, 2016

      Eastern Europe vulnerable to Brexit fallout

      Emerging market stocks and currencies may have fallen almost in unison on Friday, but analysts were scrambling to...

    10. June 15, 2016

      EU push on tax avoidance threatened by Prague veto

      An EU push to narrow the kinds of tax loopholes exploited by companies in the LuxLeaks scandal is facing last-minute...

    11. June 14, 2016

      Nato sets out plan to put troops on eastern flank

      Nato defence ministers have fleshed out a plan to send troops to the alliance’s eastern flank in a bid to deter...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      June 13, 2016

      Spain v Czech Republic

      France Spain’s Sergio Ramos in action with Czech Republic’s Tomas Necid as Spain plays Czech Republic in the EURO 2016...

    13. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Goldman: football failures lead to stock mispricing (sort of)

      Sad traders sell stocks. With Euro 2016 kicking off tonight, Goldman Sachs has released a vital* piece of research...

    14. June 8, 2016

      Viktor Orban of Hungary lashes out at ‘western elites’ running EU

      Viktor Orban has lashed out at the EU for having no democratic legitimacy, saying the bloc was run by “western elites”,...

    15. June 8, 2016

      Czech Republic accuses Putin of backing EU’s rightwing

      Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to “divide and conquer” the EU by supporting rightwing populist politicians...

    16. Fast FT

      June 7, 2016

      No-one on track to join the euro club - ECB

      Can’t think why not. The European Central Bank has released its bi-annual 200-page “convergence report” tracking the...

    17. June 2, 2016

      If anyone is to blame for Britain leaving the EU, it’s Tony Blair

      It is fashionable to blame Tony Blair for everything. To some in the Labour party, the former prime minister took it on...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      June 2, 2016

      Flying past Mount Fuji

      Martin Sonka of the Czech Republic (dark blue plane) leads Nigel Lamb of Great Britain (yellow) and Yoshihide Muroya of...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      May 20, 2016

      Usain Bolt competes at the Ostrava Golden Spike

      Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, Barbados’ Ramos Gittens and Lesotho’s Mosito Lehata compete in the men’s 100m race at the IAAF...

    20. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Weak start

      European markets look set to retreat this morning despite a mostly positive session in Asia. Japanese markets had been...

    21. May 6, 2016

      Doubts raised over Poland’s success story

      Poland is widely seen as one of Europe’s rare economic success stories in recent years, the only EU state to avoid a...

    22. MBA blog

      May 6, 2016

      Foreign businesses must navigate obstacles of India's market

      When inspecting the current macro- and microeconomic contexts of India, one will find that the nation is not only...

    23. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Czech coal group OKD files for insolvency

      The largest hard coal mining company in the Czech Republic has filed for insolvency as talks with the country’s...

    24. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Eurozone unemployment falls (again) to 10.2%

      The eurozone’s unemployment rate fell to another post-crisis low of 10.2 per cent in March – the lowest rate since...

    25. April 25, 2016

      GE Money: bouncy Czechs

      Falling profitability, negative interest rates, middling-to-rubbish economic growth, a 13 per cent decline in the...

    26. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Czech Republic's largest private coal miner tipped into default

      The Czech Republic’s largest private coal miner has tipped into default after Prague refused to offer a financial...

    27. April 18, 2016

      Vattenfall offloads German lignite mines to Czech consortium

      Swedish energy group Vattenfall is planning to offload its lossmaking east German lignite mines to a Czech consortium,...

    28. April 15, 2016

      Czech Republic considers name change to ‘Czechia’

      What’s in a name? asked William Shakespeare. For the Czech Republic, the answer seems to be fewer letters and more...

    29. April 12, 2016

      Central and eastern Europe investors hold nerve as deals roll on

      It is a region marked by concerns over the actions of illiberal, populist governments, worried by clashes over policies...

    30. April 11, 2016

      General Electric to float Czech banking business

      General Electric plans to float its Czech banking business as the US conglomerate continues its push to dispose of...

    31. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Paris was preferred target

      Jihadis only launched their double bombing in Brussels at the last minute after they were forced to abort a planned...

    32. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: millennials and Brexit

      In the run-up to the European referendum this June, the campaign to keep Britain in the EU is setting its sights on a...

    33. March 18, 2016

      Snapshot: ‘Blaschka’ by Guido Mocafico

      The 19th-century father-and-son team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka dedicated their lives to creating extraordinarily...

    34. March 10, 2016

      Why collecting books can be a deep source of pleasure

      It is possible to build up a library on an ereader. Equally, you could insist on talking to your friends only via Skype...

    35. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: a turning point in the migrant crisis?

      The EU is close to a breakthrough deal with Ankara that would see all non-Syrian migrants reaching Greek islands...

    36. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Czech central banker wary of sub-zero policy

      Will the Czechs be the next to dip into negative interest rates? The idea has been gathering steam of late among market...

    37. Fast FT

      March 1, 2016

      Eurozone unemployment hits lowest since August 2011

      A robust jobs market in Germany is helping offset stubbornly high unemployment in Spain and Greece, as the jobless rate...

    38. February 29, 2016

      Marxists’ gifts to the markets

      Business leaders and stock market investors tend not, as a rule, to be staunch supporters of hardline communism. But...

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