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    1. August 26, 2016

      Merkel seeks consensus for an EU without Britain

      From an island off Naples to Tallinn, Prague and Warsaw, Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, criss-crossed Europe this...

    2. August 26, 2016

      Convenience, not common culture, holds Europe together — just

      National loyalty”, and anything with “nation” in it, used to be as German as sauerkraut and knackwurst. But the...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Uefa announces changes to Champions League

      Uefa has guaranteed more places for clubs from Europe’s top football leagues in the Champions League, in response to...

    2. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - ‘It took on a life of its own’: how one rogue tweet led Syrians to Germany. - Teenage hedge fund...

    3. August 25, 2016

      German business confidence slumps

      German businesses’ confidence has slumped, according to a closely watched index, raising concerns that the UK’s Brexit...

    4. August 25, 2016

      Germany’s budget discipline comes at a high cost

      News that Germany’s government racked up a bigger-than-expected budget surplus in the first half of 2016 — at €18bn, it...

    5. Fast FT

      August 25, 2016

      ECB paper urges more spending in core eurozone

      Spend, spend, spend. Economies in the eurozone with room to operate fiscal levers should do so for the sake of the rest...

    6. Fast FT

      August 25, 2016

      'Ominous': German business sentiment falls - Ifo

      Confidence among German businesses was weaker than expected in August according to a closely-watched business survey,...

    7. August 24, 2016

      Germans ridicule food stockpiling idea in new civil defence plan

      In 1995, the last time Germany drew up a comprehensive civil defence plan, the cold war was fresh in the memory, and...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      August 24, 2016

      Swimming pool slide in Germany

      A visitor of the “Suedbad” public open air swimming pool slides down into the refreshing water on August 24, 2016 in...

    9. August 24, 2016

      Bumper German surplus bolsters Merkel

      Germany recorded a better than expected budget surplus of €18.5bn in the first half of 2016, giving chancellor Angela...

    10. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      German budget surplus swells to €18.5bn

      Germany recorded a €18.5bn budget surplus in the first half of 2016, beating expectations and giving chancellor Angela...

    11. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      German GDP growth slows to 0.4% in Q2

      German GDP grew by 0.4 per cent in the three months to June, powered by strong export performance and a rise in...

    12. August 23, 2016

      Negative interest rates are not the drama they seem

      Ah, for the good old days of quantitative easing when central bankers agreed what needed to be done to spur economic...

    13. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Volkswagen resolves dispute with suppliers

      Volkswagen has found a resolution with two small suppliers that had ceased sending the carmaker components, a decision...

    14. August 23, 2016

      Merkel tells Turks in Germany to ‘develop a high level of loyalty’

      Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Germany’s Turkish population to “develop a high level of loyalty” to their new...

    15. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Germany's services sector suffers disappointing August

      Growth in Germany’s private sector cooled in August as conditions became a “bit more challenging” but the eurozone’s...

    16. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Sarko….le retour

      He’s back…Nicolas Sarkozy has thrown his hat into the ring for the French presidency. Mr Sarkozy was president between...

    17. August 22, 2016

      Merkel’s refugee policy faces stern test in her home region

      Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, recently enjoyed a brief break from relentless questioning about her contentious...

    18. August 22, 2016

      EU spymasters lobby for change in encryption law

      European lawmakers have set their sights on a new target in the battle against terrorism: encryption. Bernard...

    19. August 22, 2016

      Probe urged into alleged Turkish spy network in Germany

      German MPs will ask the government to investigate claims that Turkish intelligence agents are targeting Germany’s...

    20. August 22, 2016

      NordLB to sell $1.5bn portfolio of shipping loans

      NordLB is to offload a $1.5bn portfolio of shipping loans to KKR and an unnamed sovereign wealth fund, as the German...

    21. August 22, 2016

      Japan’s Renesas considers bid for US rival Intersil

      Renesas Electronics, the world’s third-largest producer of automotive microchips, is considering acquiring US rival...

    22. August 22, 2016

      Eon’s Uniper loses €3.9bn in first six months of 2016

      Uniper, the newly-created power company spun out of German utility Eon, revealed a net loss of €3.9bn for the first...

    23. August 21, 2016

      European leaders seek to bolster economy

      The leaders of Germany, France and Italy will attempt to forge a common plan to bolster Europe’s economy and security...

    24. August 21, 2016

      Monetary policy lacks the muscle to boost growth

      In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces yet another fiscal stimulus. In Europe, economists nod ap­provingly when...

    25. August 21, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Talks on shape of Europe post-Brexit

      The leaders of Germany, France and Italy will on Monday meet to discuss the future of the EU in a post-Brexit world....

    26. August 19, 2016

      German interior ministers back move towards partial burka ban

      Germany on Friday moved towards a controversial partial ban on the burka when interior ministers from chancellor Angela...

    27. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Germany's ruling party backs partial burka ban

      Germany has moved towards a controversial partial ban on the Muslim burka after interior ministers from chancellor...

    28. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      ATM maker merger could face in-depth UK competition probe

      A merger between the world’s second and third largest makers of ATM cash machines could be the subject of an in-depth...

    29. August 19, 2016

      The centre left in Europe faces a stark choice

      Around the start of the millennium, European social democracy seemed in fine fettle. Britain, France, Germany and Italy...

    30. August 18, 2016

      How far will Angela Merkel go to keep Turkey onside?

      Month by month, the temperature of Germany’s relations with Turkey sinks to new lows. Angela Merkel, the German...

    31. August 17, 2016

      Merkel’s robust defence of ties with ‘important partner’ Turkey

      Chancellor Angela Merkel has delivered a robust defence of Germany’s close ties with Turkey in an attempt to limit the...

    32. August 17, 2016

      German banks reignite debate on deposit fees

      In late 2014, Skatbank, a small co-operative bank in the province of Thuringia, sent shockwaves through German finance...

    33. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      China outbound FDI up over 60% in year to date

      China’s outbound foreign direct investment rose more than 60 per cent year-on-year in the first seven months of 2016 as...

    34. August 16, 2016

      Praxair/Linde: heavier than air

      Air may be free, but there is money in its constituents. Selling industrial gases such as nitrogen and oxygen has been...

    35. August 16, 2016

      German carmakers led by BMW train their sights on Tesla

      A woman crosses a parking lot fitted with two battery charging stations scrubbed of their Tesla Motors’ logos. “You can...

    36. August 16, 2016

      German paper on Erdogan raises dilemma for Merkel

      Chancellor Angela Merkel’s close co-operation with Turkey has come under renewed attack after the disclosure of a...

    37. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      Linde confirms merger talks with Praxair

      Germany’s Linde has confirmed it is in preliminary talks about a potential merger with US gas company Praxair. In a...

    38. Fast FT

      August 16, 2016

      ECB set to run out of bonds to buy - Credit Agricole

      Liquidity, liquidity everywhere and not a bond to drink. In a world of record negative yielding sovereign bonds and...

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