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    Senior adviser to French president quits

    A top adviser to François Hollande resigned on Friday following media reports of an alleged conflict of interest and his...

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    April 18, 2014

    Russia forges ahead with pipeline skirting Ukraine

    Russia brushed off the threat of western energy sanctions on Friday and pledged to press ahead with plans to build a new gas...

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  1. beyondbrics

    April 17, 2014

    Brazil welcomes world wide web's wonks

    President Dilma Rousseff is not known for her fondness of foreign policy. But last year, the US gave her the inspiration she...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 17, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - UK job market turning more American. - The gritty reality of politics in India. - Russian diplomats...

  3. April 16, 2014

    Taxi cartels will be ‘apped’ to death

    EU states have made huge strides in transport liberalisation over recent decades, especially in areas such as the air...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    April 16, 2014

    Imperial Tobacco protest in Gaul

    Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP An employee of the Seita-Imperial Tobacco plant in Carquefou wears the symbolic cask of comic book...

  5. April 16, 2014

    Elior plans €700m flotation

    Elior, Europe’s third-biggest contract caterer, plans to raise €700m through a June flotation on the Euronext Paris market...

  6. April 16, 2014

    The Love Punch – film review

    The Love Punch is a British farce starring Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Celia Imrie and Timothy Spall, four cheerful...

  7. April 16, 2014

    France set to freeze welfare payments

    France’s government is to freeze welfare payments temporarily and sustain a freeze in civil servants’ pay as part of its...

  8. April 16, 2014

    UK to revoke asylum status of Kazakh banker-activist

    The UK has decided to revoke the asylum status it granted in 2011 to Mukhtar Ablyazov, a former banker accused of fraud and...

  9. April 15, 2014

    PageGroup benefits from recruitment pick-up

    International recruitment consultant PageGroup moved into profit growth in constant currency terms for the first time in two...

  10. The World

    April 15, 2014

    Springtime in Paris fails to dispel clouds over Hollande

    François Hollande has had to get used to dismal opinion polls, but the latest one is about as bad as it gets for France’s...

  11. April 15, 2014

    A French mix of exotic high-tech

    As a purveyor of subsea drones, blast doors and 3D printing machines for making replicas of human skulls, Raphaël Gorgé...

  12. April 15, 2014

    Imperial Tobacco to cut jobs and shut factories in UK and France

    Imperial Tobacco, owner of the Gauloises and Embassy brands, is to shut the last cigarette factory in mainland Britain and...

  13. April 15, 2014

    Existential angst for Imperial Tobacco

    Imperial Tobacco plans to close a Nantes factory best-known for producing Gauloises, cigarettes that once imbued the most...

  14. April 14, 2014

    France backtracks in battle over EU deficit target

    France’s Socialist government has said Paris will stick to its budget deficit target, set by the EU, for 2015 – despite...

  15. April 14, 2014

    Peugeot to slash model numbers as it fights for profitability

    PSA Peugeot Citroën will halve the number of its models and develop the Citroën division’s high-priced DS brand into a...

  16. April 13, 2014

    Inflation is investors’ single biggest concern

    Inflation is the single biggest concern for investors, particularly those in Brazil and China, according to a global poll of...

  17. April 11, 2014

    Barolo 2010

    Now that the world’s wine collectors are no longer falling over themselves to stock up on bordeaux en primeur, Britain’s...

  18. The World

    April 11, 2014

    Mon dieu! French stereotyped over after-work emails

    Blimey, those lazy French slackers are at it again. Not content with a statutory 35-hour week, now people are banned from...

  19. April 11, 2014

    Income taxes rise across industrialised world, says OECD

    Income taxes rose across most of the industrialised world for the third year running, as governments set about rebuilding...

  20. April 11, 2014

    Regulators should come down hard on Holcim-Lafarge

    There are never any takeovers in Europe, just “mergers of equals”. Switzerland’s Holcim and Lafarge of France announced...

  21. April 10, 2014

    UN to send troops to CAR in effort to stem violence

    The UN has taken its most decisive step yet to stop a spiral of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic,...

  22. April 10, 2014

    Greek bond sale helps spread investor appetite across Europe

    Investor exuberance spread across European bond markets on Thursday as Greece’s successful five-year debt sale helped send...

  23. April 10, 2014

    LVMH enjoys ‘strong creative momentum’

    The strength of LVMH’s flagship Louis Vuitton brand under its first new creative director for 16 years helped lift shares at...

  24. beyondbrics

    April 10, 2014

    Czech Republic's CEZ finally pulls plug on nuclear tender

    By Tim Gosling of bne in Prague Czech power utility CEZ said today it had cancelled a tender to expand the country’s Temelin...

  25. April 10, 2014

    Italy production falls as France edges up

    Investors were focused on Chinese trade figures, which could be a warning of a broader slowing of the economy, though data...

  26. April 9, 2014

    Former Kazakh banker wins appeal against extradition from France

    Mukhtar Ablyazov, a fugitive former Kazakh banker and political activist, has won his appeal against a decision by a French...

  27. April 9, 2014

    Hollande turns to veteran administrator to reinforce presidency

    François Hollande has turned to one of his oldest friends and France’s most experienced administrators to help him push...

  28. April 8, 2014

    Nato: Northern exposure

    In the weary peace succeeding a morale-sapping Afghan war, Rudyard Kipling has his hoary Bengali spy, Hurree Mookherjee...

  29. April 8, 2014

    Austrian far-right candidate steps down after gaffes

    Austria’s far-right Freedom party has lost one of its main candidates for next month’s European elections, after he stepped...

  30. 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...

  31. April 7, 2014

    French government ‘vigilant’ over sale of national champions

    The flurry of spectacular deals involving French companies – which peaked on Monday with the takeover of Lafarge, the cement...

  32. April 7, 2014

    France and Rwanda at loggerheads on 20th anniversary of genocide

    Painstaking efforts to heal the deep divisions between France and Rwanda over French actions during the Rwandan genocide...

  33. April 7, 2014

    Holcim-Lafarge: Hard facts of a concrete merger

    The rather drab world of the cement industry, which dates back to the ancient Egyptians, has been thrust into the spotlight...

  34. April 7, 2014

    Mario Draghi’s ‘whatever it takes’ may not be enough for the euro

    “Whatever it takes.” Mario Draghi’s declaration that he would save the euro could well go down as the most effective...

  35. April 7, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – April 7 Analyse health Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is exploring how the emergence of new technologies such...

  36. April 5, 2014

    No reason to give France more time to cut deficit says commissioner

    BRUSSELS, April 5 – There is no reason to further extend a European Union deadline for France to cut its budget deficit, the...

  37. April 5, 2014

    Altice to buy France’s SFR in €17bn deal

    European cable group Altice has emerged victorious in its battle with Bouygues to buy France’s second-biggest telecom...

  38. April 4, 2014

    Qatar celebrates Richard Serra

    A grisly souvenir of the French Revolution went up for auction in France last week: a working guillotine. Standing more than...

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