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  1. September 14, 2014

    Deflation takes shine off sales for Italy’s shopkeepers

    It is mid-morning along Viale Libia, the main road in a middle-class neighbourhood in northeastern Rome, and Rosalba...

  2. September 14, 2014

    Scottish separatism fuels movements in Spain and Italy

    From Spain’s Basque Country to Veneto in north-eastern Italy, independence-minded European regions are licking their lips at...

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  1. September 12, 2014

    Eurozone leaders warn on fiscal rules

    Eurozone leaders warned the currency bloc risks facing a new market backlash if it strays from its fiscal rules, an apparent...

  2. September 12, 2014

    Milan’s Moxy: Oh, for a Billy bookcase

    You’d have thought that Ikea would be happy with the amount of home furnishings it shifts. According to the Swedish...

  3. September 12, 2014

    Ferrari faces long road back to glory in Formula One

    Ferrari’s F1 fortunes turn Luca Cordero di Montezemolo smashed a television set as he sat at home watching Britain’s Lewis...

  4. September 12, 2014

    Italy’s Northern League looks to Scotland vote for separation push

    Italy’s anti-immigrant, anti-euro Northern League party is seizing on the Scottish vote for independence as an opportunity...

  5. The A-List

    September 11, 2014

    To survive, the eurozone must embrace an "all for one, one for all" mindset

    Can monetary policy alone really solve the eurozone’s deep-rooted problems? Certainly, Mario Draghi appears to have the...

  6. September 10, 2014

    Marchionne manoeuvre puts Ferrari on the IPO grid

    Last week, veteran Italian businessman Leonardo Del Vecchio snatched back the reins of power from Andrea Guerra, the younger...

  7. September 9, 2014

    Property law: buying in Italy and Singapore

    1. Retirement property in Singapore My wife and I are considering purchasing a retirement property in Singapore. As...

  8. September 9, 2014

    Europe has to do whatever it takes

    In the second quarter of this year, real domestic demand in the eurozone was 5 per cent lower than in the first quarter of...

  9. September 9, 2014

    Kenya’s ARM Cement comes through a mix of fortunes

    When HJ Paunrana applied for a job at a cement factory in Kenya at the age of 30, he was turned away. He had left school at...

  10. September 7, 2014

    Economists point to emerging ‘Draghinomics’

    Eurozone officials attending the Ambrosetti forum over the weekend welcomed the European Central Bank’s moves to cut...

  11. September 7, 2014

    Italy calls for new benchmarks to measure reforms

    Italy is pushing for new rules to monitor economic reforms across the eurozone, in an attempt to reassure other European...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    September 5, 2014

    Fast focus on Ferrari in Italy

    Max Rossi /Reuters Ferrari Formula One driver Kimi Räikkönen of Finland leaves the pit during the first practice session of...

  13. September 5, 2014

    Relabelling European wine: what’s in a name?

    I wonder whether you ever look at the small print on wine labels? If you do, you may well be a bit puzzled by a recent...

  14. FT Alphaville

    September 5, 2014

    I'm going to repeat myself until this gets through. We could be here a while

    Before we get into this it might be worth opening the transcript of Thursday’s ECB presser and Q&A with Mario Draghi and...

  15. September 5, 2014

    Renzi’s lack of focus threatens his political promise

    If there is one thing you need to do and you promise to do 10, you have a problem. If you happen to be a prime minister,...

  16. 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...

  17. September 3, 2014

    Luxottica’s board revamp exposes Renzi’s old concerns

    Aged founder ousts dynamic young chief executive and grabs back reins of power. Leonardo Del Vecchio’s defenestration of...

  18. September 3, 2014

    Eurozone services recovery falters

    The recovery in the eurozone’s dominant services industry faltered slightly in August, highlighting the precariousness of...

  19. September 3, 2014

    OECD warns wage cuts create deflation risk

    Further cuts in real wages in countries whose labour markets have been hardest hit by the economic crisis would risk...

  20. September 2, 2014

    Switzerland named as world’s ‘most competitive’ economy

    Switzerland has retained its crown as the world’s most competitive economy for the sixth year in a row, according to a...

  21. September 2, 2014

    ECB: Draghi’s eurozone deal

    About halfway through the speech, Mario Draghi stumbled. The European Central Bank president had reached a passage in his...

  22. September 2, 2014

    Luxottica’s Leonardo Del Vecchio eyes acquisitions on his return

    Shake-up in sunglasses Leonardo Del Vecchio, 79-year-old founder and executive chairman of the global eyewear group behind...

  23. Gavyn Davies

    September 2, 2014

    Draghi's incursion into fiscal policy

      © Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Mario Draghi’s remarkable speech at Jackson Hole has raised expectations that ECB purchases of...

  24. 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....

  25. Brussels Blog

    August 29, 2014

    EU summit: leaked language on Ukraine sanctions

    Italy's Mogherini, the likely next EU foreign policy chief, arrives at a meeting with her counterparts If EU leaders are...

  26. August 29, 2014

    Renzi’s test to start with reform of Italy’s justice system

    Matteo Renzi may have taken part in the ice bucket challenge last week, pouring cold water over himself for charity, but...

  27. FT Alphaville

    August 28, 2014

    Time to release the Spanish bulls?

    We all know about the amazing diminishing Spanish bond yield. But have you heard the one about the Spanish recovery having...

  28. August 28, 2014

    EU influx pushes net migration to highest level since 2011

    David Cameron’s promise to cut UK immigration to the “tens of thousands” by the next election has been derailed by a surge...

  29. August 27, 2014

    Russians cool on luxury London homes as Italians move in

    Wealthy Russians are cooling on London’s luxury houses, leaving Italians as the only large group of buyers increasing their...

  30. August 27, 2014

    The German locomotive has become Europe’s liability

    The news that German output declined in the second quarter has dented the country’s economic euphoria, but only a little....

  31. 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....

  32. August 26, 2014

    David Cameron backs Polish PM to head European Council

    David Cameron has offered to back Donald Tusk, Poland’s premier, as the next European Council head, despite a blazing row...

  33. August 26, 2014

    Abolish the ‘illegality industry’ at Europe’s borders

    Crisis is the word at the rich world’s frontiers. At the UK borders, migrants are prised out of shipping containers or...

  34. August 26, 2014

    UAE and Egypt warned over air raids in Libya

    The UN’s newly appointed envoy to Libya on Tuesday warned that outside intervention would not prevent the country’s slide...

  35. August 24, 2014

    British workers cheaper to employ than Spanish

    Britain’s labour costs have dropped below Spain’s as a wage squeeze and weaker pound have transformed the UK into a low cost...

  36. August 24, 2014

    Summertime blues descend on European equities

    European equities have been hit with a dose of summertime blues. Investor sentiment has been soured by an unpalatable...

  37. August 22, 2014

    An Italian adventure: the trip to Calabria

    Calabria always seems to be the place that food writers, wine writers and serious travellers are about to go to next. The...

  38. August 20, 2014

    Luxottica shares fall on reports of chief executive departure

    Shares in Luxottica fell sharply in Milan on newspaper reports that its highly regarded chief executive, Andrea Guerra, was...

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