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    1. April 29, 2016

      US adds China, Germany and Japan to new currency watchlist

      The US Treasury has placed China, Germany and Japan on a new currency watchlist, warning that all three faced extra...

    2. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Week ahead: US jobs, Berkshire meeting, Abe tour

      Having digested the latest monetary policy decision from the US and Japan, investors turn their attention to Berkshire...

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    1. April 29, 2016

      Happy anniversary to the Bund tantrum

      Happy Bund tantrum anniversary, everyone. A year ago, German bonds began a sell-off — a sickening one for those owning...

    2. April 29, 2016

      Germany’s AfD set to back anti-Islamic manifesto

      Germany’s rightwing populist Alternative for Germany party is expected to back an anti-Islamic manifesto at a party...

    3. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Eurozone unemployment falls (again) to 10.2%

      The eurozone’s unemployment rate fell to another post-crisis low of 10.2 per cent in March – the lowest rate since...

    4. April 28, 2016

      Volkswagen says ‘no sacred cows’ in turnround

      “This is what happens when Wolfsburg thinks they know better than São Paulo.” Volkswagen chief executive Matthias...

    5. April 28, 2016

      Anti-Americanism fuels German fears over TTIP trade pact

      When Angela Merkel hosted Barack Obama and her fellow European leaders in Hanover this week, a top priority was to...

    6. April 28, 2016

      Germany plans 5-year benefit ban for jobless migrants

      Germany is planning to ban EU migrants from most unemployment benefits for five years after their arrival in dramatic...

    7. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2016

      No, Russia is not in decline - at least not any more and not yet

      A survey of recent writings on Russia by western scholars reveals a widely-held view that the largest of the 15...

    8. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Germany is back in deflation

      German inflation isn’t showing any signs of life. Harmonised consumer prices in Europe’s largest economy are expected...

    9. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Eurozone economic confidence builds

      Eurozone economic confidence edged up in April, topping forecasts largely thanks to sharp improvement in Italy’s...

    10. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Electrolux shares on fast spin as US business improves

      Electrolux, the Swedish home appliances group, has had its fair share of drama over the last six months but today’s...

    11. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Draghi offers investment advice to German savers

      Mario Draghi is not the most popular man in Germany. Undeterred, the Italian head of the European Central Bank has...

    12. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: BoJ ripples

      It has been a busy 24 hours for various central banks around the world but all, including the Bank of Japan and the US...

    13. April 27, 2016

      German utilities told to pay €23bn to nuclear clean-up

      Shares in Germany's big utility companies surged on Wednesday after a government commission said they should...

    14. April 27, 2016

      Brussels probes diesel car software for emissions breaches

      Brussels is probing revelations from the UK and Germany that some leading carmakers installed software in their diesel...

    15. April 27, 2016

      Germany seeks lead in electric car race with €1bn subsidies

      The German government on Wednesday unveiled a €1bn programme to subsidise the sale of electric cars, as it seeks to...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      April 27, 2016

      Smart Merkel

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel wears a ‘smart’ jacket next to a group of students during a Girls’ Day event held at...

    17. April 27, 2016

      T-Mobile: tautology ideology

      It is easier than ever to buy a mobile phone in the US. This is a boon for consumers but creates a puzzle for investors...

    18. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Ukraine cuts energy subsidies in bid to please IMF

      Ukraine moved to further eliminate unsustainable energy subsidies by unifying household and commercial natural gas...

    19. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Germany unveils €1bn plan to subsidise electric cars

      The German government has unveiled a €1bn programme to subsidise the sale of electric cars as it seeks to protect the...

    20. April 27, 2016

      Uniper: single-minded

      The tagline for Uniper’s investor presentation this week was “sustaining value in challenging times”. That sounds like...

    21. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Czech energy group EPH scraps IPO

      Czech energy group EPH has scrapped a planned IPO of its subsidiary that controls Europe’s most important Russian gas...

    22. April 26, 2016

      UK doctors take path well trodden in Europe

      The all-out strike by junior doctors in England may be the first in the National Health Service’s 70 years. But...

    23. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Germany mulls €1.2bn electric car subsidy

      The German government is willing to subsidise the sale of electric cars, if – and only if – the carmakers split part of...

    24. April 26, 2016

      The change in political tide buoys Austria’s far right

      Wedged between a bank and a luggage store in central Vienna is the Kapuzinergruft, the family crypt of the Habsburgs...

    25. April 26, 2016

      Should my partner share his pay rise?

      My partner and I work for the same company in Germany. Both have roughly the same experience and do similar work. He is...

    26. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Eon forecasts underlying net income of €600m-€1bn for 2016

      The management of Eon are getting a bit poetic this morning as they claim Germany’s largest utility company, which made...

    27. April 25, 2016

      US to send 250 more troops to Syria

      The US is to send an additional 250 troops to Syria, significantly expanding its military presence in the country in an...

    28. April 25, 2016

      Brexit fears leave the euro alone for now

      President Obama didn’t cross the Atlantic just to lend a helping hand to David Cameron’s campaign to keep Britain in...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      April 25, 2016

      Virtual Reality with Obama and Merkel

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel tests a Virtual Reality (VR) goggle next to US President Barack Obama as they visit the...

    30. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Ifo: German business sentiment dips

      German business sentiment dipped unexpectedly in April as the mood among exporters weakened slightly amid slowdowns in...

    31. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Opening calm

      It is set to be a busy week, with Barack Obama still in Europe and monetary policy meetings at both the US Federal...

    32. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Citi poaches Davison to head EMEA financial institutions group

      Citigroup has hired Piers Davison, an experienced financial institutions banker based in London, from JPMorgan Chase as...

    33. April 24, 2016

      Obama and Merkel unite over trade deal

      Barack Obama and Angela Merkel have called for talks over a transatlantic trade deal to be completed this year as fears...

    34. April 24, 2016

      Rolls-Royce deal with German workers raises fears in UK

      Rolls-Royce has struck a deal with German employees not to impose compulsory redundancies before 2020 in return for...

    35. Gavyn Davies

      April 24, 2016

      Is there a new Plaza Accord?

      Foreign exchange traders are buzzing with talk of a new “Plaza Accord”, following the marked change in the behaviour of...

    36. April 23, 2016

      Angela Merkel visits refugee camp in Turkey

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel toured a refugee camp in southern Turkey with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu...

    37. April 23, 2016

      German finance minister objects to tax transparency proposals

      EU plans to force multinational companies to publicly reveal the taxes they pay in different countries have hit a...

    38. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      German automakers to recall 630,000 cars to fix emissions

      Germany issued a recall for 630,000 cars across Europe after finding emissions irregularities on cars made by Mercedes,...

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