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    1. January 29, 2015

      EU reforms to break up big banks at risk

      Reforms to break up Europe’s big banks are on course to be weakened by pressure from France and Britain for maximum national...

    2. January 29, 2015

      Sky to start selling mobile phone contracts with Telefónica

      Sky will start selling mobile phone contracts from 2016, following its arch-rival BT into the market for “quadplay” bundles...

    3. January 28, 2015

      An elite of fatalists has no answer to an insurgency of populists

      We French can do a pretty good line in talking ourselves down. Too often we indulge in defeatism and self-denigration. Our...

    4. January 28, 2015

      Alstom to face bribery trials in UK court

      Allegations of bribery by Alstom, the French conglomerate that is selling its power division to General Electric, will be...

    5. January 28, 2015

      How UK’s Network Rail measures against its European peers

      UK travellers arriving back from swift, efficient rail journeys across France or Germany often groan about the delays and...

    6. January 27, 2015

      Revolutionary ideas needed to unclog Paris streets

      A few days ago, I walked from the Financial Times’s premises in Paris to a spacious, first-floor apartment-turned-office on...

    7. January 26, 2015

      The making of a French jihadi

      In the bowels of Europe’s biggest prison 10 years ago, a burly armed robber in his early twenties found himself consigned to...

    8. January 26, 2015

      Austerity will break any Labour government

      And now they have it. For five years British leftwingers awaited a popular reaction against austerity, one that moved beyond...

    9. January 26, 2015

      Bettencourt case set to grip France

      Strip out the family name of Bettencourt and the location of Bordeaux, and the trial that begins this week in southern...

    10. January 24, 2015

      World leaders pay respects to the late Saudi king

      World leaders are congregating in Saudi Arabia to pay their respects to the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,...

    11. January 23, 2015

      The arts are a part of the national conversation

      Sir, John McDermott, in “Creative accounting by the boosters of creative industries” (Since You Asked, January 17) discusses...

    12. January 23, 2015

      A message more compelling than endless empty promises

      Sir, It is nice to have the encouraging stories that Simon Kuper brings us from Paris following the Charlie Hebdo attacks...

    13. January 23, 2015

      Wealthy face new ‘daylight robbery’

      Experts often point to property taxes as one of the easiest ways to raise money: buildings are difficult to hide, unlike...

    14. January 23, 2015

      Why is France so misunderstood?

      The terrorist attacks on France were a shock. The ensuing wave of mostly uninformed foreign opining about France was not....

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      January 23, 2015

      Guest post: a new framework for a new age

      By Tony Elumelu of Heirs Holdings This week, world leaders from the public and private sectors, civil society and academia...

    16. January 23, 2015

      Simon Schama on the troubled history of Jews in France

      It couldn’t expunge the bloodbath; but, all the same, it was good to see François Hollande in Paris’s Grande Synagogue; and...

    17. January 23, 2015

      Our France: Muslims tell their stories

      In these interviews we have aimed to stand aside and let some French Muslims speak for themselves. Especially since the...

    18. January 22, 2015

      France seeks to revive European financial transactions tax

      France tried to revive Europe’s floundering financial transaction tax initiative on Thursday, urging 11 eurozone countries...

    19. January 22, 2015

      After Charlie, an opening for Le Pen

      Marine Le Pen thinks careful language is the route to power. Jean-Marie Le Pen, her predecessor as leader of France’s...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      January 22, 2015

      Janowicz wins in Melbourne

      Jerzy Janowicz of Poland drops his racquet after defeating Gael Monfils of France in the men’s singles second round match at...

    21. January 21, 2015

      Technology has to create more than disruption

      Nicolas Brusson, the founder of BlaBlaCar, the French ride-sharing start-up that in June raised $100m to expand across...

    22. January 21, 2015

      BNP to hold talks over job cuts

      BNP Paribas is considering job cuts at its corporate and institutional banking division in France and will discuss the issue...

    23. January 20, 2015

      French PM pledges to tackle ‘apartheid’ after terror attacks

      Manuel Valls has vowed to tackle the “social and ethnic apartheid” in some French cities as part of the government’s...

    24. January 20, 2015

      Britons set to spend more on wine than the French

      British wine lovers are set to outspend their French counterparts as they develop a taste for more expensive bottles....

    25. January 19, 2015

      Le Pen criticises ‘20 years of mistakes’ on immigration

      Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front, ended two weeks of restraint on the terror attacks that left 17...

    26. January 19, 2015

      UK economy shows shift to low-skilled jobs, research finds

      Britain’s economy has shifted more towards low-skilled jobs and less towards high-skilled ones compared with other European...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      January 19, 2015

      Mladenovic serves

      Kristina Mladenovic of France serves to Sabine Lisicki of Germany during their first round match at the Australian Open...

    28. Business Blog

      January 19, 2015

      A gentler and more strategic Uber in Europe

      It was a kinder, gentler and more strategic Travis Kalanick, founder of Uber, who took to the stage at the DLD technology...

    29. January 19, 2015

      Eurotunnel resumes service after fire

      Channel tunnel operator Eurotunnel has resumed services following a fire that led to its closure, over the weekend but...

    30. January 18, 2015

      Sapin open to debt dialogue with Greece

      French finance minister Michel Sapin has called on eurozone nations to respect the outcome of next Sunday’s election in...

    31. January 18, 2015

      The digital flaw in the fight against jihadism

      In the aftermath of the terrorist outrages in Paris, many Europeans will be asking whether their security services have the...

    32. January 18, 2015

      Protesters in Niger defy ban and march against government

      Police on Sunday used tear gas to break up demonstrations in Niamey, Niger’s capital, as they sought to quell violent...

    33. January 18, 2015

      Young Muslims lag behind in two-speed France

      When Karim Tiar’s illiterate parents headed for France in the late 1960s, they harboured few dreams beyond escaping poverty...

    34. January 16, 2015

      France: Show of leadership

      By dark on the first night, thousands of Parisians had gathered at the Place de la République. They stood quietly around the...

    35. January 16, 2015

      Hackers target French media in wake of anti-terrorism rally

      Hackers have targeted thousands of websites in France following the terrorist killings last week, with Islamist messages...

    36. January 16, 2015

      Fifteen arrested in suspected plot against Belgian police

      Belgian anti-terror raids Belgian prosecutors said 15 people have been arrested in a series of raids against suspected...

    37. January 16, 2015

      IEA warns of tighter oil market in second half

      The world’s leading energy forecaster said on Friday that although an oil price recovery “may not be imminent”, the market...

    38. January 15, 2015

      Paris killings show the challenges for security services

      Their telephone calls had been monitored, their training at Yemeni terror camps logged and their association with firebrand...

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