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    Jazz club joins Italian listing surge

    The Blue Note Milano, with links to the legendary Greenwich Village venue, has become the first jazz club to list its shares...

  2. July 21, 2014

    Forcing Putin to think again

    Since the start of the Ukraine crisis European governments have been more reluctant than the US to impose sanctions on...

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  1. July 21, 2014

    Renzi’s upper house reforms face challenge from senators

    Matteo Renzi’s far-reaching political reforms to dramatically reduce the powers of Italy’s upper house have been challenged...

  2. July 20, 2014

    Europe’s carmakers put the champagne on ice as sales inch forward

    The financial charts on Jérôme Stoll’s desk painted a perplexing picture. The green numbers all over Europe’s battered,...

  3. July 18, 2014

    What a €360 tyre tells me about investing

    I am an idiot. But assuming you have not yet gone on holiday in Europe this year I would like to help you be less of an...

  4. July 18, 2014

    Could the unspoilt island of Elba be the next Tuscany?

    It seems appropriate that one of the main events marking this year’s bicentenary of Napoleon’s exile to Elba was a regatta...

  5. The World

    July 18, 2014

    Attacks on Mogherini unjustified and wide of the mark

    Here are three reasons why some of Italy’s EU partners don’t want Federica Mogherini, the Italian foreign minister, to...

  6. July 17, 2014

    David Cameron opposes Donald Tusk for senior EU job

    David Cameron has opposed the suggested appointment of Donald Tusk, Poland’s prime minister, to a top EU post amid fears...

  7. July 17, 2014

    Carmakers cheer 10 months of European sales growth

    Carmakers are cheering 10 months of growth on the bounce for European car sales as new registrations rose 4.5 per cent in...

  8. July 17, 2014

    Massimo Zanetti Beverage appoints banks for Milan listing

    The Italian coffee producer behind global brands Segafredo Zanetti and Chock full o’ Nuts has appointed banks ahead of an...

  9. July 15, 2014

    F35 Farnborough trip halted after engine fire

    The world’s largest military procurement project, Lockheed Martin’s F35 fighter, suffered a severe embarrassment on Tuesday...

  10. July 15, 2014

    World Cup gives boost to betting group GVC Holdings

    Strong growth in all its markets and a fillip from the World Cup helped sports betting and gaming group GVC Holdings report...

  11. July 14, 2014

    BTG Pactual buys Swiss bank BSI from Generali for $1.7bn

    BTG Pactual has agreed to buy BSI, a Swiss wealth management bank, from Italian insurer Generali for SFr1.5bn ($1.7bn) as...

  12. FT Photo Diary

    July 14, 2014

    Raising the Concordia

    Claudio Giovannini/EPA The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which was hauled upright in September but remained...

  13. July 13, 2014

    Fresh fight breaks out over top EU roles

    A group of eastern European countries have launched an eleventh-hour bid to block Italy from being handed the post of the...

  14. July 13, 2014

    Italy accused of blocking tougher sanctions on Russia

    For much of the six-month stand-off over Ukraine, diplomats have described the west’s fitful response to Russian tactics as...

  15. 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...

  16. July 11, 2014

    The wild past of Villa Cetinale, Tuscany

    There is no better place than Cetinale to get back in touch with unhurried time. The wide grass allée, which stretches...

  17. July 11, 2014

    Whirlpool buys 60% of Indesit for €758m

    Whirlpool has bought a controlling stake in white goods maker Indesit, the latest example of a prominent Italian industrial...

  18. July 11, 2014

    Farewell Rome: a last dispatch from the (crumbling) eternal city

    Flash floods and Rome – two things one would not normally associate, but as I remind those envious of my seven years here...

  19. July 10, 2014

    The biggest danger for the euro is the lack of trust

    Listening in on the altercation between Rome and Berlin about the inviolability or otherwise of the eurozone’s fiscal rules,...

  20. July 10, 2014

    French and Italian industrial output falls in May

    Industrial production in France, Italy and the Netherlands contracted in May, raising fresh concerns about the solidity of...

  21. July 9, 2014

    Italy deserves EU’s help on migrants

    Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, has been quick to win a reputation for being a straight talker who does not mince...

  22. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2014

    MoneySupply: Those innovative Scandinavians

    A warm welcome to our colleagues from the FT’s Money Supply blog, who are now sharing their thoughts on FT Alphaville. First...

  23. July 9, 2014

    Shanghai’s youth are world’s most financially literate, says OECD

    Shanghai’s schoolchildren are right on the money. In the first ever international assessment of financial nous among the...

  24. July 7, 2014

    Timeline: tracing the travails of the Vatican bank

    1887 Pope Leo XIII establishes the commission for Works of Charity (Commissione ad Pias Causas), the progenitor of the...

  25. July 7, 2014

    Renzi’s boast for Italy looks like history repeating itself

    It is less than a month since Britain’s prime minister David Cameron badly misread German politics and was left isolated and...

  26. July 6, 2014

    Unemployment: Labour pains

    It has been more than two years since Claudio Castro lost his job at a Portuguese magazine where he had worked for almost a...

  27. July 4, 2014

    Matteo Renzi hits back at Bundesbank chief

    A simmering battle between Italy and Germany over Rome’s push to ease EU’s budget rules burst into public on Friday when the...

  28. The World

    July 4, 2014

    Rome and Berlin lock horns

    Today Germany and France will meet in their World Cup quarter final in Rio de Janeiro, the latest episode in one of Europe’s...

  29. July 3, 2014

    Merkel’s harder stance on Russia fuels anxiety for companies

    Talk of tough new economic sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the crisis in Ukraine has sent shivers through...

  30. July 3, 2014

    Merkel and Renzi are the partners who can reshape Europe

    F ew European leaders relish the memory of British isolationism. That might once again seem to be in prospect, after the...

  31. June 30, 2014

    McBride counts cost of UK supermarket price war in job losses

    Britain’s supermarket price war has cost McBride one-quarter of its domestic workforce, it said on Monday as it announced...

  32. June 30, 2014

    Regulator says ‘crony capitalism’ undermines Italy’s economy

    Italy’s economy has been undermined by “crony capitalism” and parts of the country’s public spending is directed to...

  33. June 30, 2014

    Energy companies hit by cyber attack from Russia-linked group

    The industrial control systems of hundreds of European and US energy companies have been infected by a sophisticated cyber...

  34. June 27, 2014

    On location: ‘Walking on Sunshine’

    The film: a feel-good musical with a soundtrack of 1980s hits set in a beautiful Mediterranean location with a plot centred...

  35. June 27, 2014

    Make the most of it: a £15,000 passive Nisa

    From July 1, savers and investors will be able to put £15,000 each tax year into a “New Isa” or Nisa. The stocks and shares...

  36. FT Alphaville

    June 27, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Calm ain’t bad, necessarily: David provides a counterpoint to worries about the stuffy...

  37. FT Alphaville

    June 27, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville FAQ continues: Will Cardiff have a megaphone? Yes. Will that be his only crowd control tool? No.(Details and...

  38. June 26, 2014

    Business association warns over Italy’s weak growth

    Italy’s main business association has warned that economic growth will fall well short of expectations this year, adding to...

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