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  1. September 21, 2014

    Scotland’s No echoes Europe’s Yes to grand coalitions

    The union is saved. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, has resigned. All the ink spilled on the benefits...

  2. September 19, 2014

    Alexis Tsipras casts himself as Greece’s prime minister in waiting

    As you would expect from the leader of Greece’s radical left opposition party, Alexis Tsipras has many pungent criticisms of...

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    Greece will emerge this year from an unprecedented six-year recession, according to pr...
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  1. FT Alphaville

    September 19, 2014

    You call that a balance sheet expansion?

    “Too Low To Resuscitate Optimism” indeed… From BofAML on the definitely underwhelming, potentially stigmafied TLTRO pickup...

  2. September 19, 2014

    Market boost from Scots ‘No’ could be shortlived

    “The people have spoken, the bastards.” Thus spoke Dick Tuck, a legendary US political operator, as he realised that he...

  3. September 16, 2014

    European democracy must keep rightwing populism at bay

    In Europe it is hard to find two more solid democracies and flourishing economies than Sweden and Germany. Yet the strong...

  4. September 6, 2014

    Greece announces cuts to crisis taxes

    Greece has announced sweeping tax cuts aimed at ending years of severe austerity without waiting for the “troika” of bailout...

  5. September 5, 2014

    Sun, sea and tragic wisdom

    The priest, all the villagers agreed, was nowhere to be found. Efige, they said: he’s gone. I was a little surprised, as it...

  6. September 4, 2014

    Europe’s growing refugee burden

    The huge flow of illegal immigrants coming into the EU is fast becoming one of the biggest challenge facing the bloc’s...

  7. September 3, 2014

    Growth in jobs outstrips rest of EU

    The UK has seen more net employment growth over the past four years than the rest of the EU put together, according to...

  8. September 3, 2014

    Quantitative easing would sow the seeds of crisis not recovery

    The fear of a descent into Japanese-style deflation is starting to influence monetary policy making in the eurozone....

  9. September 2, 2014

    Sovereign debt plan takes on holdouts

    Got a “vulture” problem? Bond market heavyweights, backed by Washington, have come up with a plan they say should avoid a...

  10. September 1, 2014

    Greece seeks tax cut from troika after years of belt-tightening

    Greece is seeking to persuade its international creditors that it is entitled to a 2015 tax cut after years of wrenching...

  11. August 31, 2014

    Renzi and Hollande in a bid for reform

    Matteo Renzi and François Hollande may be struggling to deliver structural reform but they can at least see the need for it....

  12. August 29, 2014

    Emmanuel Kriaras, academic and campaigner, 1906-2014

    At a time when Greeks protest in vain against economic austerity, it is hard to imagine how a dispute over language once...

  13. August 27, 2014

    Nato members’ spending crucial to summit success

    Nato member states spend more than $1tn on their collective defence annually. But, the alliance says, it is not enough....

  14. August 22, 2014

    The bond paradox and how it will end

    The world has never been in as much debt as it is now. If that sounds worrying, consider this: with interest rates in the...

  15. 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...

  16. FT Alphaville

    August 15, 2014

    Ukraine, war, and sovereign default

    Ukraine claimed at pixel time to have fired on a number of Russian tanks crossing its borders. Being invaded by Russia is...

  17. 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...

  18. August 13, 2014

    Greek economy on track for return to annual growth

    Greece’s economy shrank by 0.2 per cent in the second quarter compared with the same period in 2013 – the smallest...

  19. 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...

  20. August 7, 2014

    The truth and lies of Scottish and EU secessionists

    This week’s television debate between Alex Salmond, the pro-independence Scottish first minister, and Alistair Darling,...

  21. August 1, 2014

    Moody’s upgrades Greece’s sovereign credit rating

    ATHENS Moody’s raised Greece’s sovereign credit rating on Friday and gave it a stable outlook, saying it believed the...

  22. July 31, 2014

    Eurozone inflation falls to fresh low of 0.4%

    Eurozone inflation has fallen to a fresh four-and-a-half-year low, moving the 18-country bloc a step closer to outright...

  23. The World

    July 29, 2014

    Too early for crisis-hit Greece to claim victory

    The consensus, such as it is, on the eurozone crisis was neatly summed up on Monday by Hugo Dixon, author and editor at...

  24. FT Photo Diary

    July 28, 2014

    Solar powered seafaring

    Valerie Gache/AFP The world’s largest solar-powered boat, “MS Turanor PlanetSolar” sails through the Corinth Canal near the...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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....

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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