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      GDF Suez issues euro bond at record low rate

      GDF Suez broke fresh ground when it issued the lowest coupon on a 20-year corporate benchmark bond in the eurozone,...

    2. March 4, 2015

      Eurostar sale raises £757m for Treasury

      The Treasury has sold its 40 per cent stake in the Eurostar cross-Channel train service for £585m, almost twice the sum...

    3. March 3, 2015

      Edathy outcome in child porn case ‘sends dangerous signal’

      A court case in which a prominent politician has settled child pornography charges with a €5,000 charitable donation has...

    4. March 3, 2015

      Lockheed and Raytheon face off over European missile deals

      Battle to protect Germany and Poland’s skies Two of the world’s biggest defence companies are battling over bids to protect...

    5. March 3, 2015

      Bentley and Aston Martin shift gears at Geneva Motor Show

      Two of Britain’s best-known luxury brands have traded blows at the Geneva motor show, with Bentley launching an Aston Martin...

    6. March 3, 2015

      Conergy returns to profit and seeks listing

      Conergy, which was one of Europe’s largest solar power companies before it filed for insolvency two years ago, is preparing...

    7. March 2, 2015

      Oligarch’s oil deal caught in sanctions crossfire

      Fridman’s North Sea oil deal As first days at work go, Monday was eventful even by the standards of someone as experienced...

    8. March 2, 2015

      Merkel set to lose senior adviser Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut

      Angela Merkel is set to lose her top adviser on European affairs, at a time when the EU faces critical challenges over the...

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      March 2, 2015

      MBA Quiz 2015

      “Which French bank was fined a record $8.9bn by a US court after pleading guilty to helping clients bust sanctions against...

    10. March 2, 2015

      Europe is a continent that has run out of ideas

      Much of continental Europe is in poor shape. True, the aggregate wealth of people is little changed and the social capital...

    11. March 1, 2015

      Germany pledges to raise defence spending

      Germany has pledged to raise military spending in coming years, as Berlin seeks to reconcile a commitment to play a more...

    12. March 1, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman in legal threat over North Sea block

      Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman has threatened legal action against the British government over its plans to block his...

    13. February 27, 2015

      FTSE 100’s record — fact versus fiction

      Westlife’s “I Have a Dream” topped Britain’s music charts at the end of 1999. It would have been more appropriate for the...

    14. February 27, 2015

      Imminent QE triggers European fund inflows

      European funds are attracting a rising tide of money as investors prepare for the dawn of full-blown quantitative easing by...

    15. February 27, 2015

      Q&A with Gerhard Steidl, publisher

      When you took those first photography books to publish, did you think that your business would expand in the way that it...

    16. February 27, 2015

      Greece’s Syriza and Europe must be patient and pragmatic

      For a cash-strapped government, pleasing both one’s creditors and one’s voters is always tricky. The letter sent this week...

    17. February 27, 2015

      Brompton looks to F1 in pursuit of electric folding bicycle

      Brompton Bicycle is hoping to broaden the appeal of cycling by developing an electric version of its folding bike — aimed at...

    18. February 27, 2015

      Bundestag backs Greek bailout extension

      The lower house of the German parliament approved an extension of the Greek bailout by a wide margin on Friday but a...

    19. February 26, 2015

      Shafts of sunlight amid Europe’s economic gloom

      In Florence’s Bargello museum stands Donatello’s bronze statue of David, in a straw hat and calf-length boots, victorious...

    20. February 26, 2015

      There are positives to negative yields

      Markets have entered a sort of Wonderland this year in which up is down and black is white. Negative bond yields, an anomaly...

    21. February 26, 2015

      US and Asian groups grab European patents

      Patent filings in Europe have leapt to a record high with the majority coming from outside the continent as US and Asian...

    22. February 26, 2015

      Allianz warns of challenging year ahead

      Allianz warned of a challenging year ahead, as the German insurer raised its dividend by nearly a third despite continued...

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      February 26, 2015

      Greece: in search of the perfect job market

      The stable of fictitious beasts from Greek mythology acquired a new inmate this week, unveiled in the letter from the Syriza...

    24. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Morgan Stanley will pay $2.6bn to settle claims that it mis-sold mortgage-backed...

    25. February 26, 2015

      Nato spending promises largely ignored

      Only two of Nato’s six biggest defence spenders — the US and France — will fulfil a pledge to protect military budgets made...

    26. February 25, 2015

      Germany sells five-year debt at negative yield

      Germany has sold five-year debt at a negative yield for the first time, as investors paid for the privilege of lending to...

    27. February 25, 2015

      Germany learns to look beyond its borders

      Germans think any plan that is put on paper should be executed — which is why the country’s approach to government strategy...

    28. February 25, 2015

      BWin slides on German regulation fears

      BWin was under pressure on Wednesday after Credit Suisse advised selling rather than waiting to see if takeover talks...

    29. February 25, 2015

      US corporate borrowers flock to Europe

      US companies are embracing European debt capital markets, taking advantage of ultra-low borrowing costs and strong investor...

    30. February 25, 2015

      German MPs urged to take tough line on Greece

      An influential German business group is urging MPs to take a tough line on Greece ahead of a Friday vote in the Bundestag to...

    31. February 25, 2015

      Wave of Kosovan migration sparks unease in European capitals

      It took seven years after Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia for Besim Aaliti to conclude that Europe’s newest...

    32. February 24, 2015

      Commerzbank in tax probe over unit in Luxembourg

      German prosecutors are investigating whether Commerzbank helped clients to evade taxes via its subsidiary in Luxembourg. The...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      February 24, 2015

      Taking the high jump

      Richard Freitag of Germany soars through the air during his training jump in the men’s large hill individual ski jumping...

    34. February 24, 2015

      Telefónica Deutschland: call waiting

      In Ernest Hemingway’s story Hills Like White Elephants a couple waiting for a train scan a barren landscape for signs of...

    35. FT Alphaville

      February 24, 2015

      The great growth destruction?

      Strangely enough, even as the importance of the output gap measure has been increasing the last few years, informed...

    36. February 24, 2015

      Germany’s biggest union strikes inflation-busting pay deal

      Germany’s largest union has agreed an inflation-busting pay deal, easing concerns that traditionally low wage settlements in...

    37. February 23, 2015

      Ticket vendor CTS Eventim’s shares slide on antitrust inquiry

      Europe’s largest ticket vendor is under investigation by antitrust regulators over the strength of its market position. CTS...

    38. February 23, 2015

      Solar eclipse puts Europe’s power supplies at risk

      An eclipse of the sun next month could disrupt Europe’s power supplies because so many countries now use solar energy,...

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