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      Europe has wealth of green investments, says private equity firm

      The founder of Europe’s largest environmental private equity fund has called on buyout groups to look to the region’s...

    2. February 7, 2016

      Through the past, darkly, for Europe’s central bankers

      Re-reading John Weitz’s biography of Hjalmar Schacht, Hitler’s Banker , I noted some interesting parallels between the...

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    1. The World

      February 6, 2016

      Rumours of the circumflex's demise greatly exaggerated

      There is a wonderful passage in Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels” about the war between Little-Endians in Lilliput...

    2. February 6, 2016

      EU governments call on Brussels to tackle China over steel

      A group of governments including the UK and Germany have urged the EU to step up its fight against cheap steel from...

    3. February 5, 2016

      Germany vows to speed up refugee processing

      Germany on Friday announced plans to accelerate the processing of asylum claims to deal with an “unacceptable” backlog...

    4. February 5, 2016

      Government bond yields send recession signal

      If major government bond markets are right, the global economy is sliding towards recession and central bank easing...

    5. February 5, 2016

      Why Leipzig in Germany is starting to attract wealthier buyers

      When war broke out in 1939, Leipzig, in the eastern German region of Saxony, was the country’s fifth-largest city. At...

    6. FT Data

      February 5, 2016

      Datawatch: Revision of GDP forecast

      Brussels expects Ireland’s GDP to rise 4.5 per cent this year, nearly 1 percentage point higher than it forecast last...

    7. February 5, 2016

      Frustrated by Germany, Iraqi migrants beat a path back home

      Asu Hassan is throwing in the towel. Frustrated by bureaucratic hold-ups, money troubles and months spent living in an...

    8. February 4, 2016

      Beijing Enterprises buys German waste-to-energy group

      Beijing Enterprises has bought a German waste management company for €1.44bn, in the largest ever Chinese acquisition...

    9. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Volkswagen picks new chief lawyer for US

      Volkswagen, the German car maker that’s struggling to reach an agreement with American authorities over recalling cars...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      February 4, 2016

      Devilish time at the Weiberfastnacht

      Revellers take part in the traditional “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) celebration in Mainz, Germany ...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      February 4, 2016

      Deep in thought

      Daimler AGÂ CEO Dieter Zetsche reacts as he attends the annual press conference of German automotive corporation...

    12. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Vodafone clocks 6th straight quarter of improving sales

      Vodafone racked up its sixth consecutive quarter of improving revenue growth in the three months to December, fuelled...

    13. February 4, 2016

      Angela Merkel’s open door has harmed those it was meant to help

      Rescuing those displaced by conflict is a basic international responsibility. In Syria there are 11m such people....

    14. February 4, 2016

      Japan birth rate recovery questioned

      A recovery in Japan’s birth rate under way since 2005 is a statistical quirk that does not reflect a fundamental...

    15. February 3, 2016

      Germany to limit north African asylum seekers

      Angela Merkel’s government has backed plans to curb the number of asylum seekers coming to Germany from Tunisia,...

    16. February 3, 2016

      Brexit: European press ponders Britain à la carte

      The draft EU deal that brought David Cameron a battering in the British press has been given more supportive treatment...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      February 3, 2016

      Siemens assembly line

      An employee kneels inside the casing of a H-class turbine on the assembly line of Siemens AG’s gas turbine factory, in...

    18. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Eurozone service sector makes limp start to 2016

      The eurozone economy has made a “disappointing” start to the year, with growth slowing in both services and...

    19. February 3, 2016

      France warns of €100bn EU border control hit

      France has warned that traffic jams and red tape caused by the reintroduction of border controls within the EU would...

    20. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Oil dictates play, Syngenta

      European markets are set to drop this morning as oil prices took another leg lower during the Asian session on...

    21. February 2, 2016

      Transatlantic privacy shield could yet be pierced by regulators

      Silicon Valley can breathe a little easier today. On Tuesday the European Commission said it had reached a deal with...

    22. February 2, 2016

      Tories back away from human rights pledge

      The government has backed away from an election promise to scrap European human rights legislation, with Michael Gove...

    23. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Eurozone unemployment at lowest since September 2011

      Greece and Spain may still have unemployment rates that are well over 20 per cent but the jobless rate for the eurozone...

    24. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      German unemployment hits new record low

      Unemployed Germans are an endangered species. The German unemployment rate dropped to a new record low of 6.2 per cent...

    25. FT Alphaville

      February 2, 2016

      Negativity all the way down

      Not sure how many more pixels you’ll tolerate us spilling on the BoJ’s move negative, but this from Simon Derrick at...

    26. The Exchange

      February 2, 2016

      China's path to tackling regional inequality

      China’s recent woes — decelerating growth, falling currency, plunging stock market — suggest that the world’s main...

    27. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      FirstFT - The globalisation of extremism

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. Seeing clearly To restore sight to damaged...

    28. February 1, 2016

      Call to use guns on illegal migrants sharpens German debate

      A rightwing German politician’s suggestion that police must “if necessary use firearms” to stop migrants illegally...

    29. February 1, 2016

      Britain must not go from four to three in mobile

      Over the past three years, Europe’s largest telecoms operators have rushed to consolidate the mobile industry....

    30. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Eurozone manufacturing 'misses a beat'

      The purchasing managers’ index for the eurozone’s manufacturing sector has dipped slightly in January, in line with...

    31. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Julius Baer AUM hits record, boosts divi payout ratio

      Julius Baer lifted its assets under management to a record level, thanks in part to strong inflows from Asia, the...

    32. January 31, 2016

      Athens and Rome expose Europe’s greatest faultlines

      How should we think about systemic risk in Europe today? The EU has been moderately successful at crisis management....

    33. January 31, 2016

      Cameron pushes to bring forward EU migrants benefits rule

      David Cameron will on Sunday propose a strengthening of the proposed “emergency brake” on limiting benefits to EU...

    34. January 31, 2016

      Pension stress tests show €773bn shortfall in funding

      Pension funds in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany face an “existential threat” because of their precarious financial...

    35. January 29, 2016

      Obituary: Artur Fischer, German inventor

      Artur Fischer, who has died aged 96, was the German inventor of the camera flash bulb, the plastic wall plug and...

    36. January 29, 2016

      Renzi-Merkel affair turns to partnership of convenience

      The high point in Angela Merkel’s relationship with Matteo Renzi may have come a year ago, when the youthful Italian...

    37. January 29, 2016

      There is something rotten in the state of Denmark

      The Danish parliament this week approved by a substantial majority new legislation on asylum, including the “jewellery...

    38. January 29, 2016

      Negative bond yield universe hits $5.5tn after Japan eases

      Global markets have capped a tumultuous start to the year with a record amount of outstanding government debt at...

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