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  1. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    The importance of patience and the danger of information overload

    That Andrew Haldane, chief economist of the Bank of England, believes that short-termism is a bad thing for markets is...

  2. July 24, 2014

    Greece cuts state wage bill by more than a third

    Greece has slashed its government wage bill by more than a third over five years as Athens prepares for crucial talks with...

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    Greece will emerge this year from an unprecedented six-year recession, according to pr...
  2. Istanbul Business & Finance

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  1. July 17, 2014

    Capital markets still not safe for Greece

    Whether it was just bad timing, or fate, Thursday of last week was an unfortunate day for Greece to launch a bond issue....

  2. July 13, 2014

    Students caught up in power games at Greece’s unruly universities

    Alexandros, a final-year student, was dejectedly sipping an iced cappuccino at a café close to the downtown campus of Athens...

  3. July 11, 2014

    The tests posed by Espirito Santo

    The prospect that Portugal’s biggest bank could fail has spooked the markets, reigniting concerns about the broader eurozone...

  4. July 10, 2014

    Greek debt sale damped by Portugal turmoil

    Trouble in Portugal’s banking dynasty trickled across the border to countries in southern Europe on Thursday, pushing up...

  5. July 9, 2014

    Greece plans new three-year bond issue

    Greece is planning a fresh sale of government debt as it seeks to draw a line under a domestic financial crisis that almost...

  6. July 5, 2014

    Greece orders power workers to end strike

    The Greek government on Saturday ordered striking employees at the state-controlled electricity utility back to work by...

  7. July 5, 2014

    Greek reform still way short of victory over old habits

    In the bigger scheme of Greece’s ordeal by financial collapse, it may seem a modest triumph for good government that its...

  8. July 5, 2014

    Concerns linger on Greece’s economic growth as IMF calls for further reforms

    Greece is poised to return to growth this year after the longest and deepest recession since the second world war. However,...

  9. July 5, 2014

    Greece’s coalition government faces critical chapter in its fight for life

    Greece’s first coalition government in more than a generation looked wobbly from the moment it took office after a hard...

  10. July 5, 2014

    Greece’s tourism bounces back – now for a move upmarket

    Greece is enjoying a record year for tourism, with popular resorts booked to capacity in July and August and international...

  11. July 5, 2014

    Greek technology entrepreneurs win funds for start-ups

    With the jobless rate among young graduates approaching 40 per cent, the incentive for skilled Greeks to travel abroad to...

  12. July 5, 2014

    Signs of revival for Greece after years of pain

    The signs of economic crisis are visible everywhere in Athens, from shuttered shops and graffiti-sprayed public buildings to...

  13. July 5, 2014

    Return to global capital markets marks turnround for Greece

    In just a few hours one day in early April, Greece demonstrated just how much the tide of global investor sentiment had...

  14. July 5, 2014

    Donors step in to assist the victims of Greek austerity

    Christina, an Athenian in her mid-40s, has been living on the streets of the Greek capital since losing her job and her home...

  15. July 5, 2014

    Credit expansion and loan quality are priorities for Greek banks

    Greece’s economy is stabilising after six years of recession and will need credit expansion to achieve a sustained revival...

  16. July 5, 2014

    Exports bolster mattress maker Coco-Mat

    Horsehair from Mongolia, goose down from China and dried seaweed from Greece: the stuffing in Coco-Mat’s natural mattresses...

  17. July 5, 2014

    Aegean Airlines takes off on back of recovery

    The Greek crisis put paid to Aegean Airlines’ ambitious growth plans, pushing the Athens-based regional carrier into the red...

  18. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2014

    Serbia: not bankrupt, yet

    Vucic spreads his message of doom Could Serbia become the Greece of the Danube and go bankrupt within a year, just as other...

  19. June 28, 2014

    Athens to Beijing: consultant Gerry Mattios

    Gerry Mattios is impressed by his two young sons’ global outlook. Home is officially Beijing, yet in reality they consider...

  20. June 26, 2014

    Bulgaria raises €1.5bn in well received eurobond issue

    Bulgaria, the EU’s poorest member state, raised just under €1.5bn on Thursday in a new government bond that attracted orders...

  21. The World

    June 23, 2014

    The EU's new economic laggard

      Croatia's economy is not so sunny The slow, painful healing of the Greek economy after a catastrophic debt crisis raises...

  22. June 22, 2014

    Investors challenge Italy’s cuts for solar power

    Italian and foreign investors are challenging the legality of cuts in subsidies to the rapidly expanding solar power sector...

  23. June 20, 2014

    IMF reveals ‘third way’ on sovereign debt

    The International Monetary Fund said a new policy of “reprofiling” the debt of countries seeking large rescue loans would...

  24. June 20, 2014

    China signs $4bn of deals with Greece

    Greece and China have signed shipping, trade and energy deals worth $4bn during a three-day visit to Athens by Li Keqiang,...

  25. FT Alphaville

    June 20, 2014

    Sovereign debt reprofiling, take two -- from the IMF

    The IMF has picked its week to publish another paper on changing its sovereign debt restructuring policy… Although the paper...

  26. June 19, 2014

    Miss Violence – film review

    The Greek child-abuse drama Miss Violence took two baffling top awards at the Venice Film Festival. Best Director went to...

  27. Brussels Blog

    June 18, 2014

    Albania: Europe's cannabis capital or EU candidate?

    A bullet hole in an armoured police car used during this week's cannabis raid in Lazarat. Eight hundred police and SWAT...

  28. The World

    June 16, 2014

    Poland's “tape affair” has echoes of Italy

    Poland has made such impressive progress since the end of communism in 1989 that its political elite like to think of their...

  29. Money Supply

    June 15, 2014

    Where are Greece’s missing exports?

    Institutional weaknesses are mainly to blame for Greece’s dire trading performance, with exports around a third smaller...

  30. The World

    June 13, 2014

    Could the Cup sway Colombia's political rematch?

      Colombian soccer team fans sleep on Copacabana beach while waiting for the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup (Getty)...

  31. beyondbrics

    June 12, 2014

    Game over for Latin America?

    Expectations can be a terrible burden. Take the World Cup. No European football team has ever won the tournament on Latin...

  32. FT Alphaville

    June 12, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David notes confirmation of the actual piles of cash flown into Greece Dan finds that...

  33. FT Alphaville

    June 12, 2014

    When you can't print, fly

    From the Bank of Greece’s Chronicle of the Great Crisis (h/t Faisal Islam), or at least the English extract released so far,...

  34. June 11, 2014

    Yannis Stournaras to confront bad loans as Greek bank governor

    Greece has confirmed the appointment of Yannis Stournaras as governor of the country’s central bank, the day after he quit...

  35. FT Alphaville

    June 11, 2014

    Well, what did you expect in a negative rate environment?

    Gary Jenkins at LNG Capital brings us news on Wednesday that… yes, peripheral eurozone bond yields are or in some cases are...

  36. June 9, 2014

    Greece names Gikas Hardouvelis finance minister

    Greece has named Gikas Hardouvelis, chief economist at a private Athens bank, as finance minister in a government reshuffle...

  37. June 9, 2014

    Greece: hit or myth

    If there was ever a time to invest in a market where one of the largest companies, by enterprise value, is the Organisation...

  38. beyondbrics

    June 9, 2014

    Azerbaijan's Star rising in Turkey

    Turkey and Azerbaijan have further cemented their close relations with the signing of a $3.29bn credit agreement for the...

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