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    1. March 27, 2015

      South Korea to join China-led development bank

      South Korea is to join the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, becoming the latest US ally to defy Washington’s pleas for...

    2. March 26, 2015

      UK move to join China-led bank a surprise even to Beijing

      The announcement by George Osborne, UK chancellor, on March 12 that Britain would join China’s answer to the World Bank — a...

    3. March 26, 2015

      The Face of an Angel — review

      Never tell a filmmaker with high productivity to slow down. Presto may be the tempo that suits him. Take the first feature...

    4. March 26, 2015

      EasyJet set for first-half profit on lower fuel bill

      A lower fuel bill has set easyJet on a course to record an interim pre-tax profit for the first time in 13 years, Europe’s...

    5. March 25, 2015

      Europe’s impatience with misbehaviour drives corruption crackdown

      Romanian prosecutors accuse a former finance minister of stashing three gold bars, $90,000 in cash and a French...

    6. March 23, 2015

      Pirelli deal sends waves through tyre sector

      China National Chemical Corp’s agreement with the controlling shareholders of tyremaker Pirelli has paved the way for a €7bn...

    7. March 23, 2015

      Mario Draghi hits back at QE hawks

      Mario Draghi has hit back at hawks at the European Central Bank, challenging accusations that the eurozone’s €1.1tn...

    8. March 23, 2015

      Growth alone will not stabilise Europe

      Europe is in a race against time. After six years of economic crisis, extremist political parties are well-entrenched across...

    9. March 22, 2015

      CNCC closes in on Pirelli takeover

      China National Chemical Corporation has reached an agreement with the controlling shareholders of tyremaker Pirelli with the...

    10. March 22, 2015

      Italy: La dolce vita calls to fund managers

      Italy’s fund management market enjoyed a bumper year in 2014. Low interest rates encouraged investors to exit bank deposits...

    11. March 20, 2015

      Renzi’s government hit by corruption scandal

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s reformist prime minister, survived for more than a year in office without facing a major scandal. But...

    12. March 20, 2015

      Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

      Not for the first time, Italian fashion duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana find themselves at the centre of a media...

    13. March 20, 2015

      China’s CNCC in €7bn talks to take over Pirelli

      Camfin is in talks to sell its 26 per cent stake in Pirelli to China National Chemical Corporation, in a deal that will set...

    14. March 20, 2015

      Italian minister set to quit amid corruption allegations

      Maurizio Lupi, Italy’s infrastructure minister, is set to resign from his post in the wake of corruption allegations...

    15. March 19, 2015

      Libya: A divided land

      This time it was the guards from an Austrian-run gas facility in Libya’s Saharan southwest. They were shown beheaded in a...

    16. FT Alphaville

      March 19, 2015

      One very predictable consequence of the fall in EURUSD: hordes of American tourists

      You know that the rise in the dollar is having an impact when US newspapers write trend pieces about how great it will be to...

    17. The World

      March 19, 2015

      Popular parties blight Rajoy's electoral fortunes

      It seems as if good news is gushing out of Spain these days like water from a Seville fountain. The economy is expanding at...

    18. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2015

      Construction of Tanap pipeline begins in Turkey as EU and Russia spar for upper hand

      A long awaited plan by the European Union to import Caspian gas moved forward this week as construction work began on the...

    19. FT Alphaville

      March 17, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. France, Germany and Italy will join a China-led international development bank...

    20. March 16, 2015

      Europeans defy US to join China-led development bank

      France, Germany and Italy have all agreed to follow Britain’s lead and join a China-led international development bank,...

    21. The World

      March 16, 2015

      When footballers become a political football

      When Zlatan Ibrahimovic was caught on camera calling France a “shitty country” as he ranted against a match official after...

    22. March 13, 2015

      The German chef who became an ambassador for Italian cuisine

      Chef Heinz Beck clears his throat and curls his lip: he smells fried fish, and it’s not coming from his kitchen. The...

    23. March 13, 2015

      Why homebuyers in Italy’s Naples are buying into history

      For centuries Naples attracted royalty, artists and wealthy bourgeois on their grand tours, and the city still has the air...

    24. FT Alphaville

      March 13, 2015

      Debt, charted

      From Goldman’s economics team, a half-century of debt buildups and Japanese domination: Basically, a chart to launch a...

    25. March 12, 2015

      Central bankers warn of QE threat to market discipline

      The German and Dutch central bank presidents, two of the eurozone’s toughest hawks, have warned that monetary easing would...

    26. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2015

      The mystery of the missing money, part 2

      In our previous post, we were inspired by a fascinating note from Deutsche Bank to look into the peculiar behaviour of the...

    27. March 11, 2015

      Europe lacks commitment to spend on defence

      Does Europe need an army? Jean-Claude Juncker seems to think so. “A common army among the Europeans,” the Commission...

    28. March 11, 2015

      Vatican moves closer to ending decades of secret banking

      The Vatican is in advanced talks with Italian authorities to end decades of secret banking in the city-state, as Pope...

    29. March 11, 2015

      Berlusconi acquittal backed by Italy’s highest court

      Italy’s highest court handed Silvio Berlusconi a big legal victory, confirming his acquittal on charges of sex with an...

    30. The Exchange

      March 11, 2015

      Europe needs a commitment to defence before it needs an army

      Does Europe need an army? Jean-Claude Juncker seems to think so. “A common army among the Europeans,” the European...

    31. March 10, 2015

      Hutchison Whampoa and VimpelCom in advanced talks on Italy merger

      Hutchison Whampoa and VimpelCom are in advanced talks on a deal to merge their Italian mobile operations, bringing nearer to...

    32. March 10, 2015

      UK fashion tipped to create thousands of jobs

      Demand for designer fashion made in the UK has the potential to grow rapidly in the next few years and create thousands of...

    33. March 10, 2015

      Silvio Berlusconi faithful hope for political revival

      Silvio Berlusconi was uncharacteristically restrained as he served his last day of a year-long sentence of community service...

    34. March 9, 2015

      Coeuré calls for respect for EU budget rules

      Since the outset of the eurozone debt crisis five years ago, there has been one institution more than any other agitating...

    35. March 5, 2015

      Renzi appeals to Putin for Russian help to stabilise Libya

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, pleaded for Russian help to resolve the escalating security crisis in Libya, marking a...

    36. March 5, 2015

      Forecast-beating profits lift Aviva and Friends Life shares ahead of merger

      Shares in Aviva and Friends Life hit their highest levels since 2008 on Thursday as the two insurers reported better than...

    37. March 4, 2015

      Portuguese banks: are you asking?

      Like teenagers at a disco, Portugal’s banks are eyeing each other across the dance floor. BPI — the fourth largest by assets...

    38. March 2, 2015

      Europe is a continent that has run out of ideas

      Much of continental Europe is in poor shape. True, the aggregate wealth of people is little changed and the social capital...

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