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  1. August 20, 2014

    Non-Anglos won’t let us speak their languages

    This isn’t fair, I said in French to two fellow conference-goers during a coffee break. You are in the majority here. We...

  2. August 20, 2014

    Time to dust off old euro crisis strategies

    The euro area has lived a charmed life in the two years since European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said he would do...

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  1. August 18, 2014

    Berlin on defensive over Turkey spying claims

    When Germany discovered a suspected double agent in the ranks of its foreign intelligence agency this summer, its response...

  2. August 17, 2014

    Europe pessimistic on income equality as Americans cling to dream

    Most Europeans think their societies are far less equal than they are, while Americans are unusual in believing that their...

  3. August 15, 2014

    German food ordering website Delivery Hero buys rival Pizza.de

    The global competition to dominate the market in online food ordering has heated up after German takeaway platform Delivery...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    August 15, 2014

    Steeplechase Zurich

    Phil Noble/Reuters Sviatlana Kudzelich of Belarus (2nd L) Natalya Vlasova of Russia (L) and Gesa-Felicitas Krause of Germany...

  5. August 15, 2014

    Austria’s Signa buys Karstadt department store chain for just €1

    Karstadt, the struggling German department store chain, is being taken over by Austria’s Signa Group, ending weeks of...

  6. August 15, 2014

    UK ‘sharing economy’ companies told of £9bn potential

    Companies in the UK’s nascent “sharing economy” could generate annual revenues of about £9bn by 2025 but only if they fulfil...

  7. August 14, 2014

    A Japanese lesson for bond buyers

    What does it take to persuade the European Central Bank to start quantitative easing? The judgment of investors yesterday...

  8. August 14, 2014

    Despite gloomy numbers the economy still has bounce

    It is perhaps a contradiction in terms, but it was an uplifting week for the Eeyores of economic commentary. Germany and...

  9. August 14, 2014

    Eurozone bond yields reach record lows

    Dismal economic data released by Europe sent government bond yields across the eurozone to record lows on Thursday. For a...

  10. August 14, 2014

    RWE: R we there yet?

    In the stock market, travelling almost always beats arriving. RWE management however would love to reach a destination. Any...

  11. August 14, 2014

    Russian shadow unsettles German business confidence

    Ulf Schneider admits his clients are “really worried”. “Things have changed dramatically,” says the founder of Russia...

  12. August 14, 2014

    Q&A: How bad is the eurozone slowdown?

    This year was supposed to be the year the eurozone recovery took root – gathering enough pace to create jobs and spur...

  13. August 14, 2014

    Uber banned in Berlin on passenger safety grounds

    Uber, the app-enabled taxi service, is facing a new challenge in Germany after Berlin’s city government voted to ban its use...

  14. FT Alphaville

    August 14, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Eurozone stops, waits for ECB: Germany shrank, and France stagnated in the second...

  15. FT Alphaville

    August 14, 2014

    Germany joins the 1 per cent club

    Bloomberg: GERMAN 10 YEAR YIELD UNDER 1% ~ 1st TIME EVER Trading ever so slightly above 1 per cent at pixel time, but near...

  16. FT Alphaville

    August 14, 2014

    Eurozone stops, waits for ECB

    Germany shrank, and France stagnated in the second quarter. Italy we’ve all agreed not to talk about until Matteo Renzi...

  17. August 14, 2014

    RWE set to shut power stations as energy profits fall

    RWE, Germany’s second-biggest utility by market value, posted a 62 per cent drop in profit on Thursday and announced plans...

  18. August 14, 2014

    Eurozone economy fails to grow in second quarter

    Eurozone’s struggle for growth The eurozone’s economic recovery has shuddered to a halt, bolstering calls for the European...

  19. August 13, 2014

    Germany prepares military aid for Kurds

    Germany is preparing to deliver military equipment to Iraqi Kurds in a decision that could weaken Berlin’s longstanding ban...

  20. August 13, 2014

    ECB would, for now, prefer to do nothing

    Spring was meant to be the season when the climate of the eurozone’s recovery became sunnier. Instead, as the days...

  21. August 13, 2014

    America’s view of China is fogged by liberal ideas

    Do the events that led to the outbreak of the first world war carry lessons for the Sino-American relationship? A century...

  22. August 13, 2014

    Swiss Life to buy Corpus Sireo for €210m

    Swiss Life is to buy the German real estate asset management group Corpus Sireo for €210m, as new chief executive Patrick...

  23. August 13, 2014

    Europe’s peach growers feel pain of Russian sanctions

    Josep Presseguer had already dispatched 350 tonnes of peaches and nectarines on the road to Russia when the Kremlin...

  24. August 13, 2014

    Eon profit down as clean energy squeezes power price

    Eon posted a 20 per cent fall in profit on Wednesday as the expansion of renewable energy in its home market squeezed...

  25. August 12, 2014

    Data reveal further chinks in eurozone’s recovery

    Further chinks in the eurozone’s recovery emerged on Tuesday, as official figures showed Portugal sank into a deeper...

  26. FT Alphaville

    August 12, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The inside is getting out: Citi take a look at purchases by directors, as they try to...

  27. August 11, 2014

    Kiev agrees to organise international aid convoy to Lugansk

    Kiev on Monday agreed to organise an international humanitarian convoy to Lugansk in eastern Ukraine where pro-Ukrainian...

  28. August 11, 2014

    Merkel wants a stable world and is willing to pay a price

    Vladimir Putin spent five years in the former communist German Democratic Republic in the 1980s as an intelligence officer...

  29. August 11, 2014

    Germany adds to eurozone worries

    A regional slowdown and the threat of escalating tensions with Russia have hit confidence in Germany, adding to worries...

  30. August 10, 2014

    Second-quarter GDP figures dominate data agenda

    Growth data top the week’s economic releases. Second-quarter gross domestic product figures for Germany, France and the...

  31. August 8, 2014

    Telecom triopolies set the watchdogs’ alarm bells ringing

    There are some circumstances in which it is unquestionably better to have four than three. Attempting to play bridge, mixed...

  32. The World

    August 8, 2014

    Food fight: EU weighs up risks of Russia's ban

    (Getty) By Christian Oliver and Richard Milne Europe’s leaders are preparing for a trade war with Russia by mapping out the...

  33. August 8, 2014

    ‘Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-18’

    For all the horrors of the western front, we recognise now that the first world war had its most dramatic impacts in central...

  34. August 8, 2014

    A tawdry trade that tarnishes German justice

    Iactually find this capitalist system good,” the Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone told Germany’s Bild newspaper...

  35. FT Alphaville

    August 8, 2014

    BTFD?

    Your recent flight to safety and the pain of carry trades in the face of Ukraine and the FOMC, charted and worded by...

  36. August 8, 2014

    Allianz second-quarter profits rise despite Pimco outflows

    Allianz reported a rise of more than 10 per cent in net income in the second quarter, even as outflows from Pimco were still...

  37. August 7, 2014

    Germany, UK and France propose Gaza monitoring force

    Germany, the UK and France have proposed deploying a German-led, monitoring mission on the Gaza Strip’s borders to bolster a...

  38. August 7, 2014

    Ukraine PM’s office hit by cyber attack linked to Russia

    Dozens of computers in the Ukrainian prime minister’s office and at least 10 of Ukraine’s embassies abroad have been...

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