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  5. July 30, 2014

    Paris evacuates French and British from Libya fighting

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  6. July 30, 2014

    Turnround plan helps push Peugeot back in to black

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  7. July 30, 2014

    Ukraine tensions prompt Total to suspend Novatek share buys

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  8. July 29, 2014

    UBS pays €300m to settle probe into tax evasion

    UBS said that it paid €300m to settle an investigation by authorities in Bochum into whether it helped German clients evade...

  9. July 29, 2014

    A French revolution in work at O2

    When a study of companies that had created the most net private-sector jobs in France over the past five years was published...

  10. FT Alphaville

    July 29, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: “Asian stocks rose, sending the benchmark regional index to a six-year high, while bonds followed U.S. Treasuries...

  11. July 29, 2014

    David Cameron to halve time that EU migrants can claim benefits

    David Cameron will announce plans on Tuesday to halve the time that European migrants can claim British benefits, in a drive...

  12. July 28, 2014

    Yukos ruling adds to Russia isolation

    The Kremlin came under intense pressure on Monday after an international tribunal ordered Russia to pay $50bn damages to...

  13. July 28, 2014

    L’Oréal make-up goes virtual for selfie age

    Make-up Genius app: how it works L’Oréal’s board meeting last month turned into a raucous affair when Jean-Paul Agon, chief...

  14. July 28, 2014

    Crisis-hit France finds source of pride in La Grande Guerre

    Standing on a hill in rolling countryside on the edge of champagne country, a 30m tall monument testifies to one of the...

  15. July 28, 2014

    ‘Three arrows’ to put eurozone back on target

    It is two years since Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, made his seminal pledge to save the euro....

  16. July 27, 2014

    Women in business – Arbia Ziadi, MBA graduate

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  17. July 27, 2014

    Euronext chief Cerutti cites France as weak spot to EU recovery

    The head of the eurozone’s largest stock exchange has cautioned that France remains a risk for the recovery of the economic...

  18. July 27, 2014

    Europe fights to keep dealing commissions

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  19. July 25, 2014

    Tax windfall of billions for European funds

    Investors in equity funds holding European shares are set to receive a major tax windfall of billions of pounds over the...

  20. July 25, 2014

    The tragedy that led a countess to spend $100m fighting poverty

    Countess Albina du Boisrouvray prefers not to be called by her title. She would rather that FXB International, the...

  21. July 25, 2014

    The Tour du Mont Blanc: the ultimate cycling challenge?

    We gathered on the start line in the cold of an Alpine night. It was 4.45am, and the windows of the chalets around us in the...

  22. July 25, 2014

    Investigators begin work at Air Algérie crash site in Mali

    Investigators have begun combing the wreckage of an Air Algérie airliner that crashed in Mali on Thursday killing all 118...

  23. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Robin Hanson on the new Nicholas Bostrom book. - Josh Barro on the Paul Ryan anti-poverty plan. -...

  24. July 24, 2014

    Drought drains critical US water supply

    A huge volume of fresh water has disappeared from the drought-struck south west of the US in the past decade in what...

  25. July 24, 2014

    Sanctions and a disunited European Union

    The EU was united in its condemnation of Russia over last week’s shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines passenger aircraft in...

  26. July 24, 2014

    Corporatism not capitalism is to blame for inequality

    Lethargic growth, depressed employment, widespread job dissatisfaction and staggering debt – such is life in a western world...

  27. July 24, 2014

    Peugeot and Fiat discussed merger

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  28. July 24, 2014

    François Hollande’s mood frays over stalled economy

    François Hollande is known for his bonhomie, his wisecracks – and a relentless optimism in the face of adversity. But for...

  29. July 23, 2014

    A place in the sun – but don’t get burnt

    The market for holiday homes is back. From apartments on the Costa del Sol and villas on the Côte d’Azur to ski chalets in...

  30. July 23, 2014

    France needs support to cancel the misbegotten Mistral sale

    As far as Paris is concerned, Russia’s support of armed proxies in Ukraine and the ensuing destruction of Malaysia Airlines...

  31. July 23, 2014

    François Hollande’s baby steps of reform in France

    No government, rocked by midterm electoral setbacks, finds it easy to press on with economic reforms that squeeze money from...

  32. July 23, 2014

    South Africa deal puts Alstom on right track

    Alstom has said its orders doubled in the first fiscal quarter thanks to a large South African rail contract, as it seeks to...

  33. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific equities climbed to fresh six-year highs as investors continued to place geopolitical concerns on the...

  34. July 22, 2014

    Britain accused of hypocrisy in Russia sanctions debate

    The head of France’s ruling Socialist party accused Britain’s David Cameron on Tuesday of hypocrisy for urging Paris to...

  35. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The most powerful economic sanctions of all. - The “sharing” economy — “populated mainly by...

  36. July 22, 2014

    IG Group shares surge on raised dividend

    Shares in IG Group surged more than 8 per cent as the international online trading business unveiled a hefty full-year...

  37. July 22, 2014

    Russia has little to lose from arms embargo

    Two huge French-built Mistral warships Vladivostok and Sevastopol – on order for the Kremlin – have become a potent symbol...

  38. July 22, 2014

    Brussels considers reopening Google antitrust settlement

    Brussels is weighing whether to reopen its draft antitrust settlement with Google, in a move that leaves the carefully...

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