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    1. FT Alphaville

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      Remember Target2 imbalances? Well, they're back...

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      Atlas strains to hold up the sky over Italy’s banking sector

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    1. FT Data

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      Datawatch: unemployment forecast for 2017

      Despite a big drop in unemployment, about 18 per cent of Spaniards are forecast to be jobless in 2017; the proportion...

    2. Fast FT

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      Eurozone services growth estimates trimmed

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    3. Fast FT

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      Graphene manufacturer Directa Plus set for AIM IPO

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    4. May 3, 2016

      Italian banks extend share price rout

      Italian bank shares suffered another punishing day of trading on Tuesday, as a poorly received capital raising prompted...

    5. May 3, 2016

      UBS: cloudier cuckoo land

      In Graham Greene’s The Third Man, the anti-hero Harry Lime disparages placid Switzerland, by comparison with turbulent...

    6. May 3, 2016

      Just Eat shares rise on upgrade to profit forecast

      Shares in Just Eat rose more than 7 per cent on Tuesday morning, as Europe’s largest takeaway ordering website by sales...

    7. Brussels Blog

      May 3, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Attention: deficit disorders

      Welcome to Tuesday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    8. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Just Eat lifts guidance after hiking commission fees

      Just Eat, Europe’s largest online takeaway group, has jacked up its 2016 earnings guidance after hiking the fees it...

    9. Brussels Blog

      May 2, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Migration medley

      Welcome to Monday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    10. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      Italian manufacturing PMI beats expectations

      As a whole the Italian economy is ekeing out the barest slivers of growth, but the country’s manufacturers appear to be...

    11. May 1, 2016

      Italian fund undertakes first rescue at Popolare Vicenza

      Italy’s government-orchestrated €4.25bn bank bailout fund Atlante has undertaken its first rescue mission after the...

    12. May 1, 2016

      Top German MEP joins foes of controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline

      The head of the largest party in the European Parliament has launched a scathing attack on the $11bn Nord Stream 2...

    13. April 30, 2016

      Claudio Ranieri: The Tinkerman poised to win at last

      Many football managers look like enraged egomaniacs, but Claudio Ranieri resembles a benevolent Italian parish priest....

    14. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Week ahead: US jobs, Berkshire meeting, Abe tour

      Having digested the latest monetary policy decision from the US and Japan, investors turn their attention to Berkshire...

    15. April 29, 2016

      Italian unemployment falls to 3-year low

      Italy’s unemployment rate fell to a three-year low in March, providing relief for Matteo Renzi, the centre-left prime...

    16. April 29, 2016

      Should a millennial get a mortgage to buy property abroad?

      Like many millennials, I cannot afford to buy a home in south-east England. However, one night while browsing property...

    17. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Contributions to Italy's bank rescue fund undershoot

      Italy’s banking rescue fund dubbed Atlas – after the Titan who held up the sky – has closed with a value of €4.25bn,...

    18. FT Data

      April 28, 2016

      The trials and tribulations of Italy's labour market in 8 charts

      Last year things were looking up in Italy. Employment, a sore subject after the international crisis, was growing and...

    19. beyondbrics

      April 28, 2016

      No, Russia is not in decline - at least not any more and not yet

      A survey of recent writings on Russia by western scholars reveals a widely-held view that the largest of the 15...

    20. FT Data

      April 28, 2016

      Datawatch: early leavers from education and training

      The share of early leavers from education and training (aged 18-24) has steadily fallen in the EU, from 15 per cent in...

    21. April 28, 2016

      Stagnant Italy jobs growth challenges Matteo Renzi

      The open-air market on the outskirts of Foggia, in south-eastern Italy, was brimming with vitality even as it began...

    22. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Electrolux shares on fast spin as US business improves

      Electrolux, the Swedish home appliances group, has had its fair share of drama over the last six months but today’s...

    23. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Italy's UBI Banca sells €750m bond

      UBI Banca has sold a €750m bond, in a sign of investor appetite for Italian bank debt in spite of ongoing concerns over...

    24. April 27, 2016

      Nigeria and EU to start migrant return talks

      The EU and Nigeria will discuss a deal to send economic migrants back to Africa’s most populous country as Europe seeks...

    25. April 25, 2016

      Brexit fears leave the euro alone for now

      President Obama didn’t cross the Atlantic just to lend a helping hand to David Cameron’s campaign to keep Britain in...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      April 25, 2016


      A member of the Gruppo Storico Romano (Roman Historical Group) dressed as a gladiator stands at Circus Maximus as they...

    27. Fast FT

      April 25, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Opening calm

      It is set to be a busy week, with Barack Obama still in Europe and monetary policy meetings at both the US Federal...

    28. April 22, 2016

      The rock that’s not: why scagliola is better than marble

      Scagliola, or “scal-yo-lah”, is a fine word, with all the flourish of a flamenco dancer. Yet the ancient technique of...

    29. April 22, 2016

      Sajid Javid more Sontaran than Thatcherite

      There has been discussion on social media whether business minister Sajid Javid is a Sontaran, a bullet-headed...

    30. April 21, 2016

      Sisi loses his lustre as discontent grows in Egypt

      No one can accuse Mahmoud al-Kardoussi of opposing the regime of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The editor-in-chief of...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. April 21, 2016

      At Work with the FT: Emma Marcegaglia, BusinessEurope president

      Emma Marcegaglia’s desk is about 6 metres long and covered with piles of paper. It is also surrounded by a group of her...

    34. April 20, 2016

      Italy’s Atlante bank fund shoulders big burden

      Atlante, a new private initiative backed by the Italian government, is designed to stop the sky falling in. The fund,...

    35. April 20, 2016

      Matteo Renzi’s clarion call for Africa should be heeded

      Europe’s migrant crisis has entered a new phase. After a year in which more than a million people streamed on to the...

    36. April 20, 2016

      Winning streak for regulated utilities likely to continue

      What do we want? More regulation! It is not a call you will hear from many investors, but owners of utility stocks may...

    37. April 20, 2016

      Problems with Italy’s banking system a threat to its neighbours

      Italy’s banks, and its government, face difficult decisions. The danger is that their pain spreads further. The problem...

    38. April 20, 2016

      Hundreds of migrants feared dead after Mediterranean shipwreck

      More than 500 migrants were feared dead after a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea, the UN said, in what would be the...

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