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  1. August 7, 2014

    Philippine stake sale fuels Rocket’s developing world strategy

    Rocket Internet, the German start-up conglomerate aiming to be the Amazon of the developing world, has been valued at €3.3bn...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    August 6, 2014

    The art of money

    Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters Graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and text reading “Money kills Morals” is sprayed...

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  1. Frankfurt as a Financial Centre

    Frankfurt is determined to rival London and New York as a financial centre. It aims to...
  2. London and the World 2013

    With the capital’s population predicted to soar to 10m by 2031 and challenges from riv...
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  1. August 3, 2014

    A desperate Bundesbank has abandoned principle

    When Germany’s conservative central bank calls for wages to rise faster than in the past, you know that something has gone...

  2. July 30, 2014

    Germany: Bank balance

    The deputy finance minister for Schleswig-Holstein sighs and gets to his feet. On a whiteboard in his office, he draws a...

  3. July 28, 2014

    Oosten, Frankfurt

    Where: Frankfurt am Main WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Yes Espresso: €2 Open: Mon-Thur 10am-midnight, Friday 10am-1am, Saturday...

  4. July 20, 2014

    Movers & shakers: July 21

    ● La Française has appointed Gregor Volk as head of real estate development for Germany. Mr Volk is moving from Invesco...

  5. The World

    July 16, 2014

    France's tough battle for the euro

    By Delphine Strauss in London and Claire Jones in Frankfurt If France’s government is serious about promoting use of the...

  6. The World

    July 10, 2014

    Montebourg bides his time ahead of 2017 election

    As François Hollande’s socialist government has taken a distinct turn to the right under Manuel Valls, his reformist prime...

  7. July 10, 2014

    French and Italian industrial output falls in May

    Industrial production in France, Italy and the Netherlands contracted in May, raising fresh concerns about the solidity of...

  8. The World

    July 9, 2014

    German fans' joy matched by heroes' restraint

    The front page of Wednesday's Bild When the final whistle put an end to the drubbing, the winning team celebrated with...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 8, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Creditors offer Argentina breathing room in debt restructuring dispute: Holdout investors who rejected Argentina’s debt...

  10. July 8, 2014

    Stocks slide as US earnings season looms

    Tuesday 21:00 BST. World equities fell sharply from recent highs as mounting uncertainty ahead of the quarterly earnings...

  11. June 30, 2014

    Eurozone inflation holds steady in June

    Eurozone inflation remained at its lowest level for more than four years this month. Eurostat, the commission’s statistics...

  12. June 26, 2014

    Dialog confirms $5bn merger talks with AMS

    Shares in chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor PLC, a supplier to both Apple and Samsung, jumped to a fresh 12-month high after...

  13. Money Supply

    June 26, 2014

    ECB's Cœuré backs student calls to overhaul economics curriculum

    Last month, students from four continents joined forces to call for reform of the economics curriculum. In an open letter,...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    June 24, 2014

    Merkel holds the wall

    Boris Roessler/AFP/Getty A graffiti depicting German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen on the wall in front of the European...

  15. June 13, 2014

    Carney warning boosts ECB drive to banish threat of deflation

    The European Central Bank’s attempt to rid the eurozone of the threat of deflation became a little easier on Thursday...

  16. June 11, 2014

    FTSE 100 trails on new record level

    New York’s done it. So has Frankfurt. Mumbai too, and how! But for London’s benchmark equity index, a new record high...

  17. June 6, 2014

    Week in Review, June 7

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Generation of collaborative robots...

  18. Money Supply

    June 5, 2014

    Live blog: Action time from the ECB

    It’s crunch time for the ECB. After more than six months of talking, the governing council has finally eased policy: ...

  19. June 3, 2014

    Eurozone deflation fears add to pressure on Draghi

    Eurozone inflation fell unexpectedly to 0.5 per cent last month, intensifying pressure on Mario Draghi, president of the...

  20. May 31, 2014

    Samwer brothers eye €3bn Rocket flotation

    Three German brothers famous for copying Silicon Valley start-ups are aiming to float their investment vehicle with a...

  21. May 22, 2014

    Deutsche Bank faces investor grilling over €8bn capital raising

    Deutsche Bank was criticised by shareholders at its annual meeting in Frankfurt on Thursday over its decision to tap...

  22. May 21, 2014

    Magnetar Capital sues McKesson over Celesio deal

    McKesson is being sued by a hedge fund which claims that the US drug distributor’s purchase of Germany’s Celesio was unfair...

  23. May 20, 2014

    German regulator’s discovery advances financial centre twinning

    City twinning has taken a leap forward with the uncovering by BaFin of forex-rigging evidence. The misdeeds presumably...

  24. Business Blog

    May 16, 2014

    Why all bankers should join Deutsche's anti-vulgarity Fan Club

    Colin Fan, co-head of Deutsche Bank’s investment bank, is about to become very famous. His short video sternly admonishing...

  25. May 15, 2014

    ‘If the euro falls, Europe falls’

    As soon as Angela Merkel was handed the piece of paper Barack Obama had just passed around the table, her guard went up....

  26. FT Photo Diary

    May 15, 2014

    Capturing the shares

    Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters A photographer takes a picture of the curve of the Dax, Germany’s share price index, on a board at...

  27. May 9, 2014

    Online fashion retailer Zalando lines up three banks for IPO

    Zalando, the online retailer, has lined up three banks in preparation for an initial public offering in Frankfurt later this...

  28. FT Alphaville

    May 8, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Martin Wolf hosts a BBC4 show on the future of work. - Lydia DePillis on how immigration helps...

  29. May 5, 2014

    Defensives solid in cautious Europe trade

    Defensive stocks are in demand in Europe as the region’s main equities indices tread water, with attention focused on the...

  30. April 28, 2014

    Heathrow warns on passenger growth

    Heathrow raised the prospect on Monday of falling behind airport hubs in the Middle East and Asia as well as European...

  31. Money Supply

    April 24, 2014

    The end of Denmark's monetary experiment

    With the eurozone facing the threat of a prolonged period of “low-flation”, the European Central Bank has been urged to...

  32. April 22, 2014

    UK probe into energy market tax receipts

    UK authorities have launched an investigation into alleged tax fraud in Europe’s gas and electricity markets, in the second...

  33. April 20, 2014

    KfW presses regulators to take investment arm off ECB list

    One of Germany’s largest banks is continuing to push regulators to take its investment banking arm off a list of the...

  34. April 17, 2014

    Business coups help raise Frankfurt’s profile

    When it comes to global financial centres, Frankfurt is often seen as the underdog. It lacks the size – or glamour – of...

  35. April 17, 2014

    Frankfurt: A place where commerce and culture meet

    From the illuminated turrets at the top of the fortress-like Commerzbank headquarters, designed by Norman Foster, to the...

  36. April 17, 2014

    Welcome to Frankfurt, the plumbing capital of the world wide web

    If asked to name the global “capital of the internet”, most people would say Silicon Valley, but Frankfurt also has a strong...

  37. April 17, 2014

    Deutsche Börse hopes that its philosophy has global appeal

    While EU and US policy makers press on with reforming markets in the wake of the financial crisis, Deutsche Börse (DB)...

  38. April 17, 2014

    Historic Frankfurt Book Fair retains crucial role in a digitised world

    For five days in October, the world’s publishing industry converges on Germany’s financial centre for intense face-to-face...

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