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    1. October 24, 2014

      Markets brace for ECB stress tests

      Unloved, undercapitalised and unwilling to lend: banks have long been criticised as the millstone around the neck of the...

    2. October 24, 2014

      BASF slashes 2015 targets on slowing global growth

      BASF, the world’s biggest chemical maker by sales, has slashed its revenue and earnings targets for 2015, following a...

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    1. October 23, 2014

      Blame Germany for bad policies, not its reluctance to spend more

      Imagine you are asked to give advice to a country on its economic policy. The country enjoys near-full employment; its...

    2. October 23, 2014

      The jingle that sounds the road to economic recovery

      This winter Patrick Honohan, the governor of Ireland’s central bank, will be listening out for “jingle mail”. It is...

    3. October 23, 2014

      Amazon to open German data centres to soothe European concerns

      Amazon will offer its corporate customers the option of running internet services and holding data in Germany as it...

    4. Brussels Blog

      October 23, 2014

      Leaked letter: 14 ministers take on Juncker over trade

      Juncker addresses the European Parliament before the vote approving his new Commission It started out as an internecine turf...

    5. FT Alphaville

      October 23, 2014

      The ECB has good news for French households

      The European Central Bank is set to release the results of its latest stress tests on euro area banks this Sunday. Those...

    6. October 22, 2014

      Clean energy proves a costly exercise for Germany

      From the windswept polders of Schleswig-Holstein, where fields are dotted with wind turbines and farmers’ barns covered with...

    7. October 21, 2014

      Reform alone is no solution for the eurozone

      Might the policies of the eurozone result in a robust recovery? My answer is: no. Since the eurozone generated 17 per cent...

    8. October 21, 2014

      EU leans on big banks to finance bailout fund

      France’s banks will foot the biggest bill for Europe’s banking union, paying up to €2bn more than Germany’s lenders towards...

    9. FT Alphaville

      October 21, 2014

      On the subject of Buffett favourites

      After Tesco and IBM, Coca-Cola earnings are out on Tuesday. You’ll likely have more luck trying to prise a Cherry-Coke from...

    10. October 21, 2014

      Whitbread to launch Premier Inn brand in Germany

      Whitbread is to launch Premier Inn in Germany, its first foray into the budget hotel market in continental Europe. The...

    11. October 20, 2014

      ECB’s bond move whets appetite for QE

      News that the European Central Bank has begun its programme of buying covered bonds from banks in Spain, France and Germany...

    12. October 20, 2014

      EU states act to curb migrants but London alone in seeking cap

      Britain is far from alone when it comes to launching voter-friendly moves against immigration from other EU states. Berlin...

    13. October 20, 2014

      France and Germany paper over budget cracks

      The French and German finance and economy ministers on Monday pledged to revive the stagnant eurozone economy by boosting...

    14. October 20, 2014

      German companies tread unfamiliar territory with job cuts

      When the flow of containers began to slow at the docks in Duisburg a few months ago, workers at the world’s largest inland...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      October 20, 2014

      Last landing

      Fredrik von Erichsen/dpa/AP A Lufthansa aircraft lands at the Frankfurt, central Germany, airport Monday morning. The...

    16. October 20, 2014

      Metro looks forward to Christmas as trading improves

      Metro, the cash-and-carry to electronics retailer, remains optimistic ahead of the Christmas business period following...

    17. FT Alphaville

      October 20, 2014

      Spending versus consolidation, German political capital edition

      Two sets of charts from BCA Research with unclear implications: One interpretation of these charts is that they explain the...

    18. October 19, 2014

      Too many football international wet Wednesdays

      Normal service resumed in the great football leagues of Europe this weekend after a two-week hiatus, during which the cream...

    19. October 19, 2014

      HSH Nordbank braced for impact of ECB assets probe

      The European Central Bank’s investigation of the eurozone’s largest lenders is raising further concerns over the future of...

    20. October 17, 2014

      Icy weather may scupper German drone mission to Ukraine

      Germany may not be able to fulfil its offer to send drones to monitor the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as the model of...

    21. October 17, 2014

      Accor seeks bigger slice of digital pie

      Visitors invariably leave Sébastien Bazin’s Paris office with the impression that Accor’s chief executive has all the time...

    22. October 17, 2014

      Wild price swings are flashback to crisis

      For veterans of global financial crises, early Wednesday in New York was a frightening flashback. In a matter of minutes,...

    23. October 17, 2014

      Bundesbank hits back at calls for stimulus

      Germany’s top central banker has rejected calls for the eurozone’s largest economy to raid its fiscal coffers to fund an...

    24. October 17, 2014

      Geopolitics cast shadow over New Silk Road

      When, with three bangs on a gong, Xi Jinping welcomed a freight train to the Rhine river port of Duisburg in March, he...

    25. October 16, 2014

      Greek sell-off revives eurozone fears

      Greek stocks are falling by magnitudes last seen in the depths of the eurozone crisis, yet European investors are struggling...

    26. October 16, 2014

      Merkel defends fiscal rules as Paris and Rome put growth first

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday delivered a tough defence of the eurozone’s fiscal rules, raising tensions with...

    27. October 16, 2014

      UK prime cyber attack target of Europe and Middle East

      Britain suffered significantly more sophisticated cyber attacks in the first half of the year than any other state in Europe...

    28. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2014

      What does the case for calm look like?

      The abundance of worrying news continues growing — the collapse of bond yields and equity markets, falling inflation and...

    29. October 15, 2014

      Germany: Memories of a Nation, British Museum, London – review

      Weighty moral questions lie at the heart of the British Museum’s new exhibition, Germany: Memories of a Nation. How is it...

    30. October 14, 2014

      Poland leads opposition to EU energy deal

      Poland and other eastern European countries are prepared to scupper the EU’s landmark climate change deal next week if they...

    31. October 14, 2014

      Germany slashes its economic forecasts

      Berlin has slashed its growth forecast for this year and the next, a move that highlights the government’s mounting concerns...

    32. October 14, 2014

      China cars slowdown fails to dent Daimler

      The deceleration in China’s auto market is doing little to dent German premium car brands. Shares in Daimler rose 3.5 per...

    33. October 14, 2014

      ECB defends bond-buying plan at top EU court

      The European Central Bank on Tuesday delivered a vigorous defence of its signature bond-buying programme credited with...

    34. October 13, 2014

      Health checks heighten rationale for Italy bank takeovers

      Italy’s investment bankers are agog. In a country still racked by economic weakness and stubborn structural rigidities,...

    35. October 13, 2014

      Germany’s woes centre of attention at IMF meetings

      The eurozone’s woes have again overshadowed optimism that the world economy is on the path to recovery, with fears over the...

    36. October 12, 2014

      Emerging markets enter slow growth era

      Growth in emerging markets is slowing to its lowest ebb since the aftermath of the financial crisis due to a combination of...

    37. October 12, 2014

      Germany’s weak point is its reliance on exports

      One of the biggest misconceptions about the eurozone has been a belief in the innate strength of Germany – the idea that...

    38. October 12, 2014

      Apollo sets sights on British high street

      Apollo Global Management is setting its sights on the British high street with a new joint venture to invest in struggling...

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