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  1. FT Alphaville

    April 17, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - UK job market turning more American. - The gritty reality of politics in India. - Russian diplomats...

  2. April 17, 2014

    Rivalry builds in battle for a share of China’s currency trades

    Germany and the UK became involved in a minor, yet highly symbolic, public relations skirmish during Chinese president Xi...

  3. April 17, 2014

    Deutsche Börse hopes that its philosophy has global appeal

    While EU and US policy makers press on with reforming markets in the wake of the financial crisis, Deutsche Börse (DB)...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    April 16, 2014

    Zebra bonding

    Frank Augstein/AP Jambo, a four-month-old zebra, plays with its mother while being shown to the public for the first time at...

  5. April 15, 2014

    US Treasury slams China on currency

    The US Treasury slammed China for resuming large-scale efforts to hold down the renminbi just hours after official data...

  6. April 15, 2014

    PageGroup benefits from recruitment pick-up

    International recruitment consultant PageGroup moved into profit growth in constant currency terms for the first time in two...

  7. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    Is this the world's first 3D printed house?

    China invented printing several centuries before Gutenberg’s mechanical press in Germany. Now a Chinese company in Shanghai...

  8. April 14, 2014

    Southern Europe trainees overwhelm German scheme

    When the German government announced in January last year language courses and apprenticeships aimed at unemployed young...

  9. April 14, 2014

    Telefónica seeks to soothe antitrust fears

    Telefónica has offered to equip a new German mobile competitor with spectrum amid warnings by European regulators that it...

  10. April 14, 2014

    More of Merkel’s mettle would sap Putin’s strength

    When Angela Merkel told President Barack Obama last month that Vladimir Putin was living “in another world”, it was a signal...

  11. Nick Butler

    April 13, 2014

    Germany sets a new tone on energy policy

    The subtle redesign of Germany energy policy agreed by the government in Berlin last week sends some important signals not...

  12. April 11, 2014

    Germans reach for the sky with tower to test lifts

    Sky lobbies, where visitors change lifts to reach higher floors. Double-decker lifts to serve two floors at once. Several...

  13. April 11, 2014

    Income taxes rise across industrialised world, says OECD

    Income taxes rose across most of the industrialised world for the third year running, as governments set about rebuilding...

  14. FT Alphaville

    April 11, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - Teaching Rawls after Piketty. - How does Paul Ryan balance the budget? - How western is Germany? -...

  15. April 10, 2014

    Greek bond sale helps spread investor appetite across Europe

    Investor exuberance spread across European bond markets on Thursday as Greece’s successful five-year debt sale helped send...

  16. beyondbrics

    April 10, 2014

    Czech Republic's CEZ finally pulls plug on nuclear tender

    By Tim Gosling of bne in Prague Czech power utility CEZ said today it had cancelled a tender to expand the country’s Temelin...

  17. April 10, 2014

    German shoppers raise hopes for eurozone recovery

    German supermarkets usually offer a shopping experience that emphasises the practical over the aesthetic, with discounted...

  18. April 10, 2014

    ExxonMobil fracking fluid aims to curb environmental impact

    ExxonMobil is stepping up its attempts to win over sceptical Europeans to fracking by developing a generation of hydraulic...

  19. April 9, 2014

    Transatlantic trade deal draws public scepticism

    US and EU officials are struggling to gain public backing for the goals of a large transatlantic trade deal – with Americans...

  20. April 9, 2014

    Industry wins concessions on EU energy subsidies

    Heavy industry won significant concessions at the expense of consumers on Wednesday in new EU guidelines on state energy...

  21. April 9, 2014

    US mortgage applications fall, UK trade deficit narrows

    Americas US: Applications for mortgages fell last week, according to an index released on Wednesday from the Mortgage...

  22. April 8, 2014

    Nato: Northern exposure

    In the weary peace succeeding a morale-sapping Afghan war, Rudyard Kipling has his hoary Bengali spy, Hurree Mookherjee...

  23. April 8, 2014

    Berlin secures energy concessions from EU

    Germany’s heavy industry will continue to be largely exempted from paying for the country’s switch to renewable energy,...

  24. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, - The problem with Flash Boys is that the demands Lewis makes of his narrative don’t align well with...

  25. MBA blog

    April 8, 2014

    Walking along the rope

    Two months ago, during one of the many team building exercises in the green region around Berlin, I experienced the...

  26. April 8, 2014

    HSH Nordbank poised for worst results since 2008

    HSH Nordbank, one of Germany’s few remaining state-owned Landesbanks, is set to reveal its worst set of results since 2008...

  27. April 7, 2014

    Germany to return art works to Cornelius Gurlitt

    Germany is to return close to 300 artworks confiscated from Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi era art dealer, after...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    April 7, 2014

    A flower for Angela

    Johannes Eisele/AFP German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives a flower from a robot decorated with typical Dutch attributes −...

  29. April 7, 2014

    Mario Draghi’s ‘whatever it takes’ may not be enough for the euro

    “Whatever it takes.” Mario Draghi’s declaration that he would save the euro could well go down as the most effective...

  30. April 6, 2014

    Ecclestone faces a tricky F1 summer

    Bernie Ecclestone spreads out a diary planner on to a table in his Knightsbridge headquarters and exclaims: “That’s the sort...

  31. April 5, 2014

    No reason to give France more time to cut deficit says commissioner

    BRUSSELS, April 5 – There is no reason to further extend a European Union deadline for France to cut its budget deficit, the...

  32. April 4, 2014

    Teenage – DVD review

    Matt Wolf, 2013 Soda This heartwarming 78-minute collage of archive film starts in 1904, with flickering footage of...

  33. April 3, 2014

    Europe’s new boys on the block

    France and Italy have long been the reformist laggards of Europe, but this week hopes rose that they might be embarking on...

  34. April 2, 2014

    BP to halt operations at Queensland refinery

    BP said it would halt operations at its Bulwer Island oil refinery in Queensland, Australia by mid-2015, blaming rising...

  35. April 2, 2014

    Deutsche Post forecasts €5bn profit by 2020

    Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s biggest logistics group by revenue, forecasted that operating profit will rise to more than...

  36. April 2, 2014

    Digital orders dominate at Domino’s Pizza

    Domino’s Pizza Group now makes nearly 70 per cent of its sales over the internet as the pizza group benefits from its early...

  37. April 2, 2014

    Deutsche Börse’s Clearstream arm faces US criminal probe

    Deutsche Börse’s Clearstream Banking unit is facing a US criminal investigation over alleged violations of money laundering...

  38. April 2, 2014

    Asos’s international expansion plans drag down first-half earnings

    Nick Robertson, chief executive of Asos, said the fast fashion retailer’s ambitious expansion plans remain “intact” despite...

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