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    1. May 4, 2016

      Mystery buyers snap up 100-year debt in Europe

      Mystery bond buyers are raising eyebrows in European markets by lending millions of euros to governments for the next...

    2. May 3, 2016

      Pfizer weighs split to cut tax bill

      Pfizer is looking for new ways to cut its US tax bill including moving part of its business overseas following a...

    3. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Pfizer hunts for new ways to cut tax bill

      Ian Read, chief executive of Pfizer, has suggested moving part of the drugmaker to a low-tax jurisdiction following a...

    4. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Pfizer tops forecasts, lifts guidance

      Shares in Pfizer have jumped almost 3 per cent in pre-market trading after the US drugmaker reported first quarter...

    5. May 3, 2016

      Retailer Joules plans to float despite chill on UK high street

      Joules, the UK retailer that started selling clothing at outdoor events in 1989, has announced plans to float on...

    6. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Five charts on the state of the eurozone

      Another growth forecast, and another set of downgrades for the eurozone from the European Commission in its latest...

    7. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      UK clothing retailer Joules eyeing Aim flotation

      UK retailer Joules, which started life in 1989 when its founder Tom Joule began selling clothing at outdoor events,...

    8. May 2, 2016

      EU workers make up 6% of UK employees

      UK employers rely on 1.6m employees from the EU, or 6 per cent of all UK workers, according to new research published...

    9. May 2, 2016

      Imagining Ireland, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

      “Cathal just came off stage — ” Cait O’Riordan confided this teetering in a sequinned dress — “and said, ‘Follow that,...

    10. May 2, 2016

      EU referendum: Remain backers in Ireland tout economic benefits

      Something unexpected has happened to Richard Barnwell since he moved to Dublin from the UK four years ago: he has...

    11. May 1, 2016

      Ireland to form a government, but under a diminished Enda Kenny

      Enda Kenny is expected to make a small bit of history this week when he becomes the first leader of Fine Gael, one of...

    12. May 1, 2016

      RBS brand to disappear from Britain’s high streets

      The RBS brand is to disappear from Britain’s high streets nationwide as Royal Bank of Scotland attempts to shed its...

    13. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Kenny poised to lead Irish government on deal

      Ireland is likely to get a new government in the next few days after the country’s main political parties sealed a deal...

    14. Brussels Blog

      April 28, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Irish ayes

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    15. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Spanish deflation deepens in April

      Spain’s deflationary rut isn’t getting any easier. EU-harmonised consumer prices in the eurozone’s fourth largest...

    16. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      UK becomes second-largest offshore Rmb clearing centre

      Move over, Singapore. There’s a new favoured clearing centre for the renminbi on the global scene. The UK unseated the...

    17. April 28, 2016

      Northern Ireland warned of Brexit dangers

      Northern Ireland’s political leaders are “too consumed by old politics and divisions to think strategically or...

    18. David Allen Green

      April 27, 2016

      Theresa May, Hillsborough, human rights law and the politics of superficiality

      On Monday, Theresa May gave a speech where, contrary to the policy of the UK government, she called for the country to...

    19. April 26, 2016

      Austin Reed joins BHS on high street casualty list

      Britain’s high street suffered its second casualty of the week on Tuesday when upmarket suit retailer Austin Reed fell...

    20. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Eli Lilly takes $200m charge due to Venezuelan crisis

      The Venezuelan financial crisis prompted Eli Lilly, the US drugmaker, to take a $200m charge in the first quarter, as...

    21. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      50-year Gilt lures £21bn orderbook

      The UK has racked up bumper demand for its latest 50-year Gilt, attracting orders of £21bn for the £4.75bn bond, the...

    22. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Belgium joins 100-year bonds club

      First Ireland, now Belgium. Europe’s political capital has issued a 100-year bond at a yield of 2.3 per cent. The €100m...

    23. April 25, 2016

      Water politics in sodden Ireland may determine Enda Kenny’s fate

      It was the policy shambles that haunted the last Irish government. It sparked the biggest anti-government...

    24. April 22, 2016

      Banker fails to appear in cat-cruelty case

      A former Barclays analyst failed to appear in a New York court this week to face charges that he tortured a cat,...

    25. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Hammerson secures £420m credit amid expansion push

      Hammerson, the UK shopping centre builder, has secured its second slug of borrowed cash in the space of two months to...

    26. April 21, 2016

      Sales rise at Sky despite higher customer churn

      Sky reported that an increasing proportion of its customers had cancelled their subscriptions in the last quarter after...

    27. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      Sky keeps grinding out strong sales growth

      Sky reported continued strong growth in its third quarter, with group revenues rising 5 per cent to £8.72bn over the...

    28. FT Alphaville

      April 19, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Brexit and freedom. - The most telling chart from the Treasury’s Brexit report? - Even...

    29. April 17, 2016

      Ireland to cut 150,000 pension funds to 100

      Ireland’s pension regulator wants to cut the number of corporate retirement plans in the country from 150,000 to 100 in...

    30. April 16, 2016

      Could Brexit be a good thing for Europe?

      The EU referendum campaign officially began this week and one area that has not been examined so far has been what...

    31. FT Data

      April 16, 2016

      Datawatch: happiness across UK regions

      Some 77 per cent of the population in Northern Ireland reports high or very high happiness levels, 4 percentage points...

    32. April 14, 2016

      Irish border checks will not be restored after Brexit, says Villiers

      Theresa Villiers, Northern Ireland secretary, has sought to end confusion among Brexit campaigners over the impact on...

    33. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Apple taps NFL lobbyist to run DC office

      Apple is beefing up its policy team in Washington DC with the hire of National Football League lobbyist Cynthia Hogan,...

    34. April 14, 2016

      Ireland’s public sector workers demand higher pay as economy booms

      It is the most bitter industrial relations dispute Ireland has seen for many years. For the past few weeks, a series of...

    35. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Hays shares jump 5% amid decent fees growth

      Shares in Hays rose more than five per cent in early trading this morning after the FTSE 250-listed recruiter reported...

    36. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      'Downbeat but not catastrophic': Eurozone industrial production

      Today’s industrial production data for Europe fell shy of expectations, with production falling by 0.8 per cent on the...

    37. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      House price growth cools to 7.6% in February - ONS

      UK house price growth weakened slightly in the year to February, to 7.6 per cent, according to the Office for National...

    38. Tech blog

      April 11, 2016

      #techFT - Safe self-driving scare for insurers

      Platoons are lining up and premiums are falling in the autonomous vehicle era, there’s discord over YouTube’s music...

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