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  1. FT Photo Diary

    19 hours ago

    A dogs life

    Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty A dog is seen in front of a graffiti featuring dogs in Frankfurt, Germany.   ...

  2. 20 hours ago

    Working pensioners offer Germany a boost

    Christian Gerloff’s peers are already enjoying a life of leisure, but the former Daimler training manager saw no reason to...

  3. 21 hours ago

    UK hits back at transatlantic trade critics

    The UK has fired back at growing domestic criticism of a planned EU trade deal with the US, accusing unions and other...

  4. September 1, 2014

    Factory go-slow increases pressure on ECB

    The European Central Bank is facing renewed pressure to take radical steps to boost the eurozone’s flagging economy after...

  5. September 1, 2014

    Germany eurosceptics win state seats in Saxony

    Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats launched a renewed attack on the German eurosceptics Alternative für Deutschland after...

  6. August 31, 2014

    German business attacks ‘complacent’ Berlin

    Germany has become “overconfident” and “complacent”, with the government pursuing policies that put the country’s hard-won...

  7. August 31, 2014

    Germany: In a spin

    Germany’s engine stalling Engineering company Trumpf is so proud of its machine tools that it displays them in a high-tech...

  8. August 31, 2014

    Nato frontline states see fears over Russia realised

    “War” – it was little surprise that three Baltic states and Poland were among the first to utter the word on Thursday after...

  9. August 31, 2014

    Nato allies at odds over response to Russian aggression

    In late March, Donald Tusk, the Polish prime minister, made a plea to Nato: put 10,000 troops in Poland, permanently, he...

  10. The World

    August 31, 2014

    Poland cheers Tusk’s departure to Europe’s top table

      © Getty By Henry Foy in Warsaw Pride and relief mixed on the streets of Warsaw the morning after Polish prime minister...

  11. August 31, 2014

    Big US rating agencies get new European rival

    Scope Ratings, the Berlin-based rating agency, has appointed Torsten Hinrichs as chief executive officer in the next stage...

  12. August 31, 2014

    Germany to ship weapons to Iraqi Kurds to fight Isis

    The German government has announced that it will ship armour-piercing missiles, thousands of assault rifles and other...

  13. August 29, 2014

    Putin raises the stakes in Ukraine

    Western governments have long wondered whether President Vladimir Putin would order a Russian assault on eastern Ukraine....

  14. August 29, 2014

    EU to expand Russia sanctions in a week

    The EU gave itself one more week to decide how to expand economic sanctions against Moscow on Sunday, although Ukraine’s...

  15. August 29, 2014

    Merkel to push for further Russia penalties

    Germany will lead a push by the larger EU states to toughen sanctions against Russia at a summit in Brussels on Saturday,...

  16. August 29, 2014

    ‘The Devils’ Alliance: Hitler’s Pact with Stalin, 1939-41’, by Roger Moorhouse

    The 1939 Nazi-Soviet pact, whose 75th anniversary falls this month, inverted every prevailing assumption about ideology and...

  17. August 29, 2014

    US thirst for craft beers refreshes British hop growers

    As Kent hop grower Tony Redsell prepares for September’s harvest, he reminisces about the days when the beer ingredient was...

  18. FT Alphaville

    August 28, 2014

    Time to release the Spanish bulls?

    We all know about the amazing diminishing Spanish bond yield. But have you heard the one about the Spanish recovery having...

  19. August 28, 2014

    Thou shalt be disrupted: welcome to the silicon church

    Think of them as God’s back-office. Technology start-ups have spied an opportunity in helping Christian clergy manage their...

  20. August 28, 2014

    Germany’s eurosceptics strive to widen appeal

    Like many of those gathered to hear a campaign trail speech by Bernd Lucke, leader of Germany’s anti-euro party Alternative...

  21. August 27, 2014

    Germany considers capping child benefit for migrants

    Migrants to Germany from other EU states may have child benefit capped at levels paid in their home countries, under...

  22. August 27, 2014

    The German locomotive has become Europe’s liability

    The news that German output declined in the second quarter has dented the country’s economic euphoria, but only a little....

  23. August 26, 2014

    S&P to offer European ‘ratings lite’ product

    Standard & Poor’s is offering medium-sized European companies a “ratings lite” product that would have less onerous...

  24. August 26, 2014

    China’s BYD develops new electric car with Daimler

    BYD, the struggling Chinese automaker, has unveiled a new electric vehicle developed with Daimler of Germany as it attempts...

  25. August 26, 2014

    Former Porsche executives to stand trial

    Two former Porsche executives must stand trial over the sports car maker’s failed attempt to take over Volkswagen, a...

  26. August 26, 2014

    UAE and Egypt warned over air raids in Libya

    The UN’s newly appointed envoy to Libya on Tuesday warned that outside intervention would not prevent the country’s slide...

  27. August 26, 2014

    Ex-BayernLB executives settle Hypo Alpe Adria court case

    Four former executives at BayernLB have reached a settlement over criminal charges of breach of trust relating to the German...

  28. August 25, 2014

    Russia sanctions take toll on Germany

    German industry is predicting a drop in exports to Russia of 20-25 per cent over the course of this year, compounding gloom...

  29. August 25, 2014

    Angela Merkel backs Luis de Guindos to chair eurozone finance ministers’ group

    Angela Merkel has thrown her crucial support behind Spain’s bid to win one of the top jobs in the EU, declaring on Monday...

  30. August 25, 2014

    René Obermann hired to track down private equity deals for Warburg Pincus

    René Obermann, the former chief executive officer of Deutsche Telekom and current chief of Dutch cable company Ziggo, is to...

  31. August 24, 2014

    British workers cheaper to employ than Spanish

    Britain’s labour costs have dropped below Spain’s as a wage squeeze and weaker pound have transformed the UK into a low cost...

  32. August 24, 2014

    Inflation and jobs data for eurozone closely watched this week

    Highlights this week include inflation and unemployment data for the eurozone, Japan and Germany as well as more information...

  33. August 24, 2014

    Summertime blues descend on European equities

    European equities have been hit with a dose of summertime blues. Investor sentiment has been soured by an unpalatable...

  34. August 23, 2014

    Germany urges Ukraine to accept federal solution with separatists

    Angela Merkel has urged Russia to engage in a peace plan with Ukraine’s government during her first visit to Kiev since the...

  35. August 22, 2014

    Draghi softens tone on austerity

    Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, has signalled he is becoming increasingly concerned about high...

  36. August 22, 2014

    Anti-Semitism is a menace to us all

    The bloody conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has generated anger and debate around the world. Many have been...

  37. August 22, 2014

    Why high-end housing in Berlin differs from London and Paris

    In the summer of 1989, Friedrichstrasse was a drab road close to the Wall in what was then East Berlin. Next to...

  38. FT Alphaville

    August 22, 2014

    Germany vs France on the euro, part deux

    A brief follow-up to this morning’s post in response to a question we received on Twitter… Below is a chart showing the full...

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