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      Former Greek chief statistician gets backing from Brussels

      Brussels has urged Athens to repudiate claims that Greece’s national statistics agency produced false data under its...

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      Brussels has called on the Greek government to defend the credibility of the country’s economic data, warning any...

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    1. August 19, 2016

      Turkish soldiers asylum case strains Athens and Ankara relations

      The first of eight Turkish military officers who fled the country after a failed coup appeared before a Greek asylum...

    2. August 19, 2016

      A new art show on the frontline of the refugee crisis

      Behind a white-walled cemetery on the Greek island of Samos, 1.6km from the Turkish coast, is a graveyard for children...

    3. August 19, 2016

      The centre left in Europe faces a stark choice

      Around the start of the millennium, European social democracy seemed in fine fettle. Britain, France, Germany and Italy...

    4. Fast FT

      August 17, 2016

      Bank of Cyprus aims to repay ECB emergency funds by 2017

      The Bank of Cyprus is hoping to draw a line under its 2013 banking crisis by repaying all of its emergency central bank...

    5. August 15, 2016

      Why the fate of Greece’s chief statistician matters

      No one loves the messenger who brings bad news. The sentiment expressed by Sophocles is as much in evidence as ever in...

    6. August 14, 2016

      Greek statistician Andreas Georgiou hits back at criminal charges

      Statistics experts are open to criticism if the numbers fail to add up. But Andreas Georgiou, former chief of Greece’s...

    7. August 14, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Sarkozy set to make declaration

      Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who is widely expected to confirm his intention to run again for the country’s...

    8. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      IMF appoints new Dutch representative to Greece

      The International Monetary Fund has appointed Dennis Botman, a Dutch economist specialising in financial crises, as its...

    9. August 12, 2016

      Why Mykonos is Greece’s most resilient property market

      With its intense nightlife, top-flight restaurants and a background soundtrack of electronic Zen lounge music, Mykonos...

    10. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      Yes, really: Greece surprises with economic growth

      Greece bucked the downbeat tone of eurozone GDP reports this morning as it reported a surprise burst of economic growth...

    11. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      Eurozone growth halves in the second quarter

      Economic growth in the eurozone fell to its slowest pace since the middle of 2015, expanding by just 0.3 per cent in...

    12. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      Italy: stuck in low growth; rising debt

      The Italian Trap: stagnant growth and rising debt. Following today’s news that the Italian economy had eked out just...

    13. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      Spanish 10 year yields fall below 1% for first time

      Spain’s 10-year bond yields have fallen below 1 per cent for the first time as central bank bond-buying helps investors...

    14. Fast FT

      August 8, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: world's eyes look west

      Sorry Europe – the Americas are getting all the action at the start of the week. A better than expected US jobs report...

    15. August 5, 2016

      Pity Greece’s statistician bearing blame for errors of others

      In the early 2000s, I lived in Paris and got to observe President Jacques Chirac’s approach to EU deficit rules. Every...

    16. August 5, 2016

      ‘The Euro: And its Threat to the Future of Europe’, by Joseph Stiglitz

      The euro has few friends. It is attacked both by nationalists and internationalists, paradoxically unified in their...

    17. Fast FT

      August 5, 2016

      SNB FX reserves surge to record high

      The Swiss National Bank’s foreign currency reserves leapt to a new record high during July, underscoring the bank’s...

    18. The Exchange

      August 5, 2016

      Stress tests highlight flaws in EU's banking union

      When the eurozone crisis started, in spring 2010, the question was often asked why the problems affecting Greece, a...

    19. August 4, 2016

      Turkish turmoil after failed coup raises fears for Cyprus talks

      Cypriot leaders have started to discuss security questions that will include Turkey’s military presence on the island,...

    20. Fast FT

      August 4, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: BoE day

      The Bank of England makes a decision on interest rates today – most economists predict a cut, which would be the first...

    21. FT Data

      August 3, 2016

      Datawatch: Britons’ wages have suffered the sharpest fall among advanced economies

      UK real wages​ ​have ​fell by​ -10.4​ ​per cent​ between 2007 and the end of 2015, ​the most severe​ fall in the OECD...

    22. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      S&P upgrades four Greek banks

      Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s upgraded its ratings on four Greek banks after Athens partly relaxed capital controls...

    23. FT Data

      August 2, 2016

      Datawatch: Who can stay post-Brexit?

      The fate of EU migrants in the UK hangs in the balance, but the UK government has stated that those who have lived...

    24. Fast FT

      August 2, 2016

      Tourism boom helping to push down Spanish unemployment

      Spain is continuing to make inroads into its mass unemployment problem, reporting a better than expected fall in...

    25. August 1, 2016

      Eurozone manufacturing PMI weakened in July

      Eurozone manufacturing growth moderated in July, according to a closely watched business survey, a drop that was driven...

    26. Fast FT

      August 1, 2016

      Greek factories fall back into reverse gear

      It’s nothing like the summer of 2015, but Greece’s manufacturing sector is back in the doldrums. The troubled debtor...

    27. July 31, 2016

      ‘Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice’, by James K Galbraith

      It is just over a year since the referendum that nearly took Greece out of the euro, when voters rejected the austerity...

    28. Brussels Blog

      July 29, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: IMF's Athens Hangover

      By Arthur Beesley in London Europe is transfixed these days by Brexit, terrorism, migrants and the populist advance....

    29. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Eurozone unemployment holds at five-year low

      Eurozone unemployment held steady at a five-year low of 10.1 per cent in June. Unemployment in the single currency area...

    30. July 28, 2016

      IMF internal probe exposes failings in response to Greek crisis

      An unsparing assessment of the International Monetary Fund’s intervention in the eurozone debt crisis prompts new...

    31. July 28, 2016

      Why today’s politics do not mirror those of the 1930s

      The wave of populism in the western world which has given us Brexit, and may carry Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen to...

    32. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      IMF watchdog hits out at role in euro crisis - key findings

      In a highly critical account of the IMF’s role in bailing out three of the eurozone’s indebted member states from 2010...

    33. July 28, 2016

      IMF swayed by politics during eurozone crisis, say inspectors

      The International Monetary Fund repeatedly succumbed to political pressure from European governments during the...

    34. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Eurozone rescue fund sells negative yielding 8-year bond

      Another notch for the negative yield club. The eurozone’s single largest creditor has sold an eight-year bond at an...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      July 26, 2016

      Chios island wildfire

      Dense smoke over Lithi village during a wildfire on Chios island, Greece. The huge wildfire that broke out on Sunday on...

    36. July 25, 2016

      Greece loosens capital controls to win back deposits

      Greece’s central bank has loosened capital controls it imposed 13 months ago in the hope that depositors will return...

    37. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    38. July 22, 2016

      Greek leader Alexis Tsipras fails to abolish 50-seat bonus rule

      Greece’s parliament has voted to overhaul the country’s electoral law, throwing out a system that gives the winning...

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