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  1. April 17, 2014

    Weighing up Europe and emerging markets

    If you were an international bond investor, which of these entities would you lend to? Country A is an economic powerhouse,...

  2. April 17, 2014

    National Bank of Greece plans bond launch

    Greece’s second-largest bank plans to return to capital markets next week in the wake of a successful bond issue and two...

  3. April 16, 2014

    Taxi cartels will be ‘apped’ to death

    EU states have made huge strides in transport liberalisation over recent decades, especially in areas such as the air...

  4. April 13, 2014

    This could be the moment for Greece to default

    While the financial world is celebrating the Greek return to the bond markets, I am asking myself this question: is this a...

  5. April 11, 2014

    Europe must speak with one voice on energy

    Can Europe credibly threaten Russia with energy sanctions? The answer, at least in the short term, is no. Today, we rely on...

  6. April 10, 2014

    Ebullience tinged by anxiety as Greece returns to markets

    Maria Adamopoulou waves a half-smoked cigarette towards a police tape blocking access to the central Athens department store...

  7. April 10, 2014

    Greece’s long road to recovery

    Greece has made a faster return to the international bond market than many thought possible. Four years ago, self-appointed...

  8. April 10, 2014

    Greek bond sale helps spread investor appetite across Europe

    Investor exuberance spread across European bond markets on Thursday as Greece’s successful five-year debt sale helped send...

  9. April 10, 2014

    Fears grow over scale of eurozone bond rally

    Greece used to be a byword for bond market trouble. But the country’s successful return on Thursday to global capital...

  10. April 10, 2014

    Italy production falls as France edges up

    Investors were focused on Chinese trade figures, which could be a warning of a broader slowing of the economy, though data...

  11. FT Alphaville

    April 10, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Izzy takes a look at the UK’s new export finance idea, which brings to mind a Fraggled...

  12. April 10, 2014

    Greek €3bn bond sale snapped up

    Greece has raised €3bn in a five-year bond deal after attracting in excess of €20bn in orders for its eagerly anticipated...

  13. The World

    April 9, 2014

    Pros and cons of investors' new found love for Europe

    The news that Greece is returning to the markets as an issuer of sovereign-debt is symbolic of the resurgence of interest...

  14. April 9, 2014

    Greece: Gre-entry

    Issue a €2.5bn bond with a 5 per cent yield, and each interest payment is enough money to have built a hospital or a school....

  15. April 9, 2014

    Beware a heady rush into bonds arena in Athens

    Anybody – whether householder, businessman or government debt manager – who has not taken advantage of historically low...

  16. FT Alphaville

    April 9, 2014

    Taking the red pill, Greece edition

    Here’s where another €2bn or so of freshly-issued Greek bonds would go. Chart via Citi: And that’s after the largest...

  17. FT Alphaville

    April 9, 2014

    That new Greek bond -- the terms

    Coupon not fixed yet. But note a) that they’ve hired lots of banks to sell this and b) the law… Issuer: The Hellenic...

  18. The World

    April 9, 2014

    Greece's markets return: sugar-coating a harsh reality

    While officials at the debt management agency prepare to trumpet Greece’s return to international capital markets, for...

  19. April 9, 2014

    Greece launches sale of five-year bond

    Greece has returned to global capital markets for the first time since the eurozone crisis erupted in 2010, attracting huge...

  20. FT Data

    April 8, 2014

    Changing statistics - and worldviews

    Facts might be sacred, but statistics are somewhat more pliable. As my colleague Chris Giles revealed this morning, the...

  21. April 7, 2014

    Greece draws up plans for market return

    Greece is back – but for better or worse? Athens is drawing up plans for a return to raising debt in global capital markets,...

  22. April 7, 2014

    Mario Draghi’s ‘whatever it takes’ may not be enough for the euro

    “Whatever it takes.” Mario Draghi’s declaration that he would save the euro could well go down as the most effective...

  23. April 4, 2014

    Flying ‘Pigs’ – Europe’s peripheral economies surge ahead

    Volatile countries on the edge of Europe have long been out of favour with investors, but interest is reviving in these...

  24. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2014

    Guest post: The IMF approach to sovereign debt restructuring

    This year’s IMF-World Bank Spring Meeting is likely to include discussion of proposals to change the fund’s policy on...

  25. April 2, 2014

    Greek government in turmoil after Golden Dawn video release

    The Greek government was plunged into chaos on Wednesday after the release of a video showing the prime minister’s chief of...

  26. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    From periphery to core: EM to dominate global travel

    If your mental map of the global economy puts emerging markets on the periphery and developed markets at the core, then...

  27. April 2, 2014

    Greece in bond issue talks as yields tumble

    The Greek government is speaking to at least two foreign investment banks about an earlier than expected return to capital...

  28. April 1, 2014

    Eurozone signs off on delayed €8.3bn bailout for Greece

    Eurozone finance ministers have signed off on €8.3bn in long-delayed bailout aid for Greece, ending a six-month stand-off...

  29. March 30, 2014

    Greece reforms clear way for €8.3bn aid

    Greece’s parliament has approved a structural reform package agreed with international lenders, opening the way for...

  30. March 29, 2014

    Greek parliament debates critical structural reforms

    The Greek parliament on Saturday began debating a critical package of structural reforms that have triggered sustained...

  31. March 28, 2014

    Mortal thoughts in a timeless place

    An old and close friend with whom I recently revisited ancient sites in the Peloponnese (after a gap of more than 35 years)...

  32. March 27, 2014

    IMF in balancing act with $14bn Ukraine rescue pledge

    The International Monetary Fund is used to lending to countries whose economies are in a mess. Rarely has it agreed to bail...

  33. March 27, 2014

    Europe periphery gains in high-yield rush

    Investors’ hunger for yield has turned bond markets upside down. In a sharp turnround, some companies in the crisis-hit...

  34. March 27, 2014

    Greece set to approve China-backed privatisation bid

    Greece’s privatisation agency is expected to accept a €915m Chinese-backed bid to develop the coastal site of the former...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    March 26, 2014

    Eye on the road

    Dimitri Messinis/AP A motorcyclist passes the work ‘Access Control’ by Greek street artist iNO, on central Pireos Street in...

  36. March 25, 2014

    Greek banks: Canaries, coal mines

    Just because the canary is still chirping does not mean the coal miners are safe. New investors in Greek banks must keep...

  37. March 21, 2014

    Short cuts: Castro Baroña, ‘pioneering’ tours, Virginian wines, and Greek tourist sights

    Galicia Just off the little-visited west coast of Spain lies an idyllic archipelago of three islands, Las Islas Cíes, part...

  38. FT Photo Diary

    March 20, 2014

    Civil Service protest in Greece

    Thannasis Stavrakis/AP A protester stands in front of riot police securing the private office of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek...

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