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      Two-thirds of defence companies show little or no evidence of having programmes to combat corruption, according to an...

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    1. 10 hours ago

      Germany urges Ukraine to fulfil Minsk ceasefire agreement

      Germany and key European partners are pressing Ukraine to speed up implementing the Minsk ceasefire agreement — for fear of...

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      European commercial property is in dangerous territory

      Europe’s economies are hardly roaring back to life. Last year, the eurozone expanded by less than 1 per cent, with France...

    3. April 24, 2015

      One last chance to stop the financial transaction tax. Again

      Driftwood: Oh, that? Oh, that’s the usual clause. That’s in every contract. That just says uh, it says uh, “If any of the...

    4. April 23, 2015

      Chinese supermarkets: Spoiled

      In a modern supermarket the problem is often an excess of choice, not a shortage. In China, the consumer is spoilt for...

    5. April 23, 2015

      French weakness hits eurozone recovery

      The eurozone’s recovery slowed a little this month amid further signs of weaknesses in France’s economy. The flash...

    6. April 23, 2015

      Carmakers buck UK low productivity trend

      The UK may be suffering a productivity crisis but its carmakers are bucking the trend and enjoying record output per worker....

    7. April 22, 2015

      Anti-immigration mood weighs on EU politicians

      Seven months ago, the British government prevailed on its EU partners to abandon an Italian search and rescue operation in...

    8. April 22, 2015

      Beware state schemes to boost long-term share ownership

      As part of his electoral goody bag, David Cameron, the UK prime minister, has promised to give small investors the chance to...

    9. April 21, 2015

      A breadwinner from Senegal masters the crusty Paris baguette

      The best baguette in Paris can officially be found at Le Grenier à Pain, a bakery in Montmartre, the hilly area that was...

    10. April 21, 2015

      Emmanuel Macron chooses realism over romance

      France’s economy minister has admitted that the country is uncompetitive as a base for global companies and can no longer...

    11. April 21, 2015

      Sports sponsorship floats China Inc’s boat

      As China Inc goes global, buying up the likes of Italian tyre company Pirelli, its executives are looking for more subtle...

    12. April 20, 2015

      UK economy failing to innovate

      Britain has been issued a fresh warning over its poor record in innovation and embracing technological change, with new...

    13. April 20, 2015

      Investors fight for greater say on boards

      A campaign to win shareholders a greater say over who sits on corporate boards has exposed a rift between some of the...

    14. April 20, 2015

      Further cost overruns hit Petrofac shares

      Oil services group Petrofac has blamed continued poor weather and strained industrial relations as it booked a further $195m...

    15. MBA blog

      April 20, 2015

      Live Q&A: Why MBA curriculum needs politics

      This Live Q&A session ended at 14:02 on 22 Apr 2015. How should business schools teach public policy? On Wednesday, 22nd...

    16. The World

      April 20, 2015

      Europe's Mediterranean crisis

      When 12 people were murdered by terrorists in the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, earlier this year, more than 2m came out...

    17. April 19, 2015

      Investors look for data confirmation of improvement in Europe

      Improvement in Europe is set to be the main theme of the week’s data releases; monetary easing, a weaker currency and lower...

    18. April 19, 2015

      French foreign minister criticises Putin for lifting Iranian ban

      France’s foreign minister has warned that Russia’s decision to supply air defence weapons to Iran will strengthen opposition...

    19. April 19, 2015

      UK’s collective innumeracy adds up to a big problem

      For a huckster in possession of a 2p piece, there is merriment and money to be made in the corridors of Westminster. Fewer...

    20. April 17, 2015

      A diplomatic test for the Vatican on gay rights

      In the two years that he has occupied the throne of St Peter, Pope Francis has been an inspirational figure for Catholics...

    21. April 17, 2015

      The rise, fall and rise again of Nokia

      On the campaign trail in Finland this week ahead of Sunday’s general elections, Olli Rehn has been confronted with a new...

    22. The World

      April 17, 2015

      Taking the blame for the post-crash blues

      Three weeks to go until the UK general election, and whatever the result – most likely no party with an overall majority in...

    23. April 16, 2015

      A Little Chaos — film review

      Almost exactly 30 years ago, Alan Rickman was appearing onstage as the Vicomte de Valmont in the first ever production of...

    24. April 16, 2015

      Alstom faces third trial after unit charged with bribery

      Alstom is facing a third criminal trial in the UK after British fraud prosecutors charged one of its subsidiaries with...

    25. April 16, 2015

      Solairedirect sets Paris IPO price range

      Solairedirect said it would more than double the amount of solar power capacity it builds annually over the next two years...

    26. April 16, 2015

      French companies fight back against Florange double-vote law

      Some of France’s largest companies are preparing a rebellion to counteract a law passed by the country’s socialist...

    27. April 15, 2015

      Combes’ direct approach stands to win him support in Paris

      In his more than 20 years working in the telecoms industry, Michel Combes has developed a reputation as a no-frills,...

    28. April 15, 2015

      Bond yields move lower as ECB confirms purchases

      Europe’s debt markets smashed through another set of records on Wednesday as the European Central Bank reaffirmed its...

    29. April 15, 2015

      Google’s foes in Germany and France cheer antitrust charges

      The launch of EU antitrust charges against Google has triggered celebrations in Berlin and Paris, where European companies...

    30. April 15, 2015

      Dissension emerges between France and Vatican over gay ambassador

      “Who am I to judge?” Pope Francis responded two years ago when asked about an alleged gay lobby at the Vatican. It was a...

    31. April 15, 2015

      Nokia confirms Alcatel-Lucent acquisition

      Nokia has launched a €15.6bn agreed all-share takeover offer for Alcatel-Lucent aimed at creating a Finnish-French rival to...

    32. April 15, 2015

      France risks Brussels ire with reduced structural budget cuts

      France has targeted lower structural budget cuts than those requested by Brussels, at the risk of reigniting tensions with...

    33. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2015

      China's Silk Road plan is already taking shape

      Over the weekend of 28-29 March 2015, a Chinese government “special leading group” was set up to oversee progress on the...

    34. April 14, 2015

      French government backs Nokia bid for Alcatel-Lucent

      France’s economy ministry has thrown its support behind Nokia’s proposed acquisition of Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent,...

    35. April 14, 2015

      Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent should heed the lesson of past mergers

      Rajeev Suri, the chief executive of Nokia, has long believed the telecoms equipment market would consolidate into three...

    36. April 14, 2015

      Europe to accuse Google of illegally abusing its dominance

      Google will on Wednesday be accused by Brussels of illegally abusing its dominance of the internet search market in Europe,...

    37. April 14, 2015

      Fighter jets deal signals Indian procurement shift

      New Delhi’s decision to buy 36 “ready-to-fly” Rafale fighter jets from France has in effect ended commercial negotiations on...

    38. April 13, 2015

      Heir to Nina Ricci perfume fortune convicted as result of Swiss HSBC leak

      The heir to the Nina Ricci perfume and fashion fortune has been handed a three-year sentence for tax fraud in the first...

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