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    Legal hodge-podge frustrates Asean harmonisation

    Of all the colonial legacies left by Britain, France and the Netherlands in Asia, one of the least talked-about – yet...

  2. August 20, 2014

    Westinghouse urges EU to break dependency on Russian nuclear fuel

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  1. August 20, 2014

    US hedge funds hope to bridge European cultural divide

    In Henry James’s late 19th century novel The American, a brash businessman travels to France in search of a wife only to...

  2. August 20, 2014

    Non-Anglos won’t let us speak their languages

    This isn’t fair, I said in French to two fellow conference-goers during a coffee break. You are in the majority here. We...

  3. August 20, 2014

    Germany agrees to arm Iraq in break with post-war tradition

    Germany broke with post-war tradition on Wednesday and agreed to supply weapons to Iraq to combat Islamist militants in an...

  4. August 19, 2014

    François Hollande faces gloomy ‘rentrée’

    François Hollande will reconvene his cabinet on Wednesday after a holiday in the south of France, with ministers already...

  5. FT Alphaville

    August 18, 2014

    Global macroeconomic imbalances are shrinking (and not)

    The chart is from a recent IMF working paper. Don’t celebrate too quickly, though. Here’s a description of what has...

  6. August 17, 2014

    Europe pessimistic on income equality as Americans cling to dream

    Most Europeans think their societies are far less equal than they are, while Americans are unusual in believing that their...

  7. August 15, 2014

    French politician and Russian oligarch team up for Crimean theme park

    A French populist-conservative politician and investor has agreed to build a historic theme park in the Russian-annexed...

  8. August 15, 2014

    Bonomi on cusp of owning Club Med after 11th-hour bid

    Until March, when he started amassing shares, the closest that Andrea Bonomi had come to Club Méditerranée was when one of...

  9. August 15, 2014

    The fuse under the Fifth Republic

    France’s national crisis expresses itself in multiple ways. It is about poor economic growth, rising public debt and high...

  10. beyondbrics

    August 15, 2014

    French company to build theme park in Crimea

    France was one of the most reluctant European Union countries to agree to impose sanctions on Russia for grabbing Crimea off...

  11. August 15, 2014

    Anti-Semitic attacks rise in France as Gaza conflict stirs tensions

    When Jewish and Pro-Palestinian youths clashed last month outside a Parisian synagogue on the fringe of an otherwise...

  12. August 15, 2014

    Buzz over Bordeaux: property prices rise in transformed port city

    There was a time when Bordeaux – the biggest urban centre in southwest France – was a place people outside the wine business...

  13. August 15, 2014

    Salmonella cases linked to single source

    Isolated clusters of Salmonella sickness, which have affected 156 people around England during the past few months, come...

  14. August 14, 2014

    Europe now needs full-blown QE

    It is hard to imagine how much more evidence European policy makers need before conceding their eurozone growth plan is not...

  15. August 14, 2014

    Q&A: How bad is the eurozone slowdown?

    This year was supposed to be the year the eurozone recovery took root – gathering enough pace to create jobs and spur...

  16. FT Alphaville

    August 14, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Eurozone stops, waits for ECB: Germany shrank, and France stagnated in the second...

  17. August 14, 2014

    Chinese bid for Club Med falls through as Bonomi wins out

    A Chinese-backed bid to take over Club Méditerranée has fallen through after a protracted legal battle that ended when the...

  18. FT Alphaville

    August 14, 2014

    Eurozone stops, waits for ECB

    Germany shrank, and France stagnated in the second quarter. Italy we’ve all agreed not to talk about until Matteo Renzi...

  19. August 14, 2014

    Eurozone economy fails to grow in second quarter

    Eurozone’s struggle for growth The eurozone’s economic recovery has shuddered to a halt, bolstering calls for the European...

  20. August 14, 2014

    France warns on budget deficit target

    France has demanded more leniency from Brussels and Berlin on its austerity programme after figures showed it would badly...

  21. August 13, 2014

    Isis is at war with all of us and Kurds need help to defeat them

    Sinjar, a Kurdish area of Iraq near the border with Syria that has seen more prosperous times as a trading and farming hub...

  22. August 13, 2014

    The minds that are first in their Fields

    It was called the “Ten-Martini Problem”, a notorious mathematical conundrum considered so hard that its originator promised...

  23. August 13, 2014

    ECB would, for now, prefer to do nothing

    Spring was meant to be the season when the climate of the eurozone’s recovery became sunnier. Instead, as the days...

  24. August 13, 2014

    France braced for almost zero economic growth

    François Hollande celebrated his 60th birthday this week with his four children in the relative peace and quiet of an...

  25. August 13, 2014

    Swiss Life to buy Corpus Sireo for €210m

    Swiss Life is to buy the German real estate asset management group Corpus Sireo for €210m, as new chief executive Patrick...

  26. August 12, 2014

    A second home is my first choice of reward

    When entrepreneurs sell their companies, the first big purchase they make is usually a second home. And now is the time of...

  27. FT Alphaville

    August 12, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The inside is getting out: Citi take a look at purchases by directors, as they try to...

  28. August 11, 2014

    Blackstone takes control of Alliance Automotive for €440m

    Blackstone has taken control of automotive parts distributor Alliance Automotive amid signs that the European car market is...

  29. August 10, 2014

    Second-quarter GDP figures dominate data agenda

    Growth data top the week’s economic releases. Second-quarter gross domestic product figures for Germany, France and the...

  30. August 10, 2014

    Pret’s private equity owner eyes China expansion

    Since Bridgepoint’s £345m leveraged buyout in 2008, Pret has successfully tested its concept of freshly baked natural food...

  31. August 8, 2014

    Quantum physics: the curious case of a neutron and its spin

    The weird world of quantum physics has thrown up another strange and paradoxical phenomenon, which scientists call the...

  32. August 8, 2014

    Social science: have culture, will travel: a data map

    The advent of “big data” analysis is giving social scientists new ways of looking at the ebbs and flows of humanity through...

  33. August 8, 2014

    Why Menton on the Cote d’Azur stands apart from the rest of France

    Set between the mountains and the Mediterranean, Menton is the last town on the French Riviera before the Italian border....

  34. FT Alphaville

    August 8, 2014

    BTFD?

    Your recent flight to safety and the pain of carry trades in the face of Ukraine and the FOMC, charted and worded by...

  35. August 7, 2014

    Germany, UK and France propose Gaza monitoring force

    Germany, the UK and France have proposed deploying a German-led, monitoring mission on the Gaza Strip’s borders to bolster a...

  36. August 7, 2014

    To Catch a Thief – film review

    A giddy trip to the Riviera can be yours with the reissue of Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, fizzing with innuendo as Cary...

  37. August 6, 2014

    World will have 13 ‘super-aged’ nations by 2020

    The world will have 13 “super-aged” societies by 2020, up from just three today, according to a report that warns of ageing...

  38. August 5, 2014

    T-Mobile set to say no to Iliad’s $15bn offer

    Iliad’s $15bn offer for T-Mobile US is set to be rejected, as the American telecoms group’s shareholders – including...

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