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    1. August 28, 2015

      Twin tragedies pile pressure on EU politicians in migrant crisis

      Pressure grew on European politicians to tackle a dire migrant crisis on Friday as the number of decomposing bodies...

    2. August 27, 2015

      Net immigration to UK hits record high of 330,000

      A rise in the number of foreign nationals seeking work in Britain has pushed net migration to an all-time record of...

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    1. August 25, 2015

      Italy struggles to pass gay rights law for same-sex couples

      Everything is ready for the wedding between Fabio and Franco, a young Italian gay couple. The announcement has been...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      August 24, 2015

      Seeing the light at Expo 2015 in Milan

      Visitors view a giant light installation inside the China pavilion at the Expo 2015 exhibition in Milan, Italy. ...

    3. August 23, 2015

      Israel turns to Kurds for three-quarters of its oil supplies

      Israel has imported as much as three-quarters of its oil from Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish north in recent months,...

    4. August 23, 2015

      Highest level of dealmaking since 2007 sweeps corporate Italy

      “Congratulations to Federico Marchetti and the team of Yoox. Hats off, bravo. And good luck,” tweeted Matteo Renzi,...

    5. FT Alphaville

      August 20, 2015

      What's the deal with Belgium?

      Suppose we told you to think of a country in the euro area with chronically dysfunctional politics, anaemic...

    6. FT Data

      August 17, 2015

      Pole position

      The economy of Poland proved its resilience after the financial crisis – it was the only country in the European Union...

    7. August 17, 2015

      Currency war heating up for yen and euro

      Like frogs in a pot of water, European and Japanese policymakers face being trapped in rising temperatures caused by...

    8. August 14, 2015

      ‘The Man Who Closed the Asylums’, by John Foot

      It was an odd place for a revolution to begin. Gorizia straddled Italy and Yugoslavia, with the border running across...

    9. August 14, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: Mariana Mazzucato

      The first time I saw Mariana Mazzucato in action was when she intellectually eviscerated a guileless American venture...

    10. August 14, 2015

      Weak eurozone data underline fragile recovery

      Disappointing eurozone numbers released on Friday demonstrate the fragility of the region’s recovery despite a cocktail...

    11. August 12, 2015

      New World of Work: Italy’s Renzi seeks to create new middle

      Giovanna Zambelli burst into tears of joy when her boss told her she might be transferred from a short-term to a...

    12. FT Alphaville

      August 11, 2015

      You call *that* a devaluation? *This* is a devaluation

      Buyers and sellers of currency — people who transact in goods, services, and assets across borders — pushed down the...

    13. August 10, 2015

      Italy’s economic upturn widens north-south divide

      Vito Pertosa is bubbling with pride as he recounts how Mermec, his company in the Puglia region of southern Italy,...

    14. FT Data

      August 10, 2015

      Where should you go to watch the best football in Europe?

      By John Burn-Murdoch Europe’s top football leagues get under way throughout August, with England’s Premier League and...

    15. August 9, 2015

      Former Italian minister probed over €200m Chinese energy projects

      A former Italian environment minister is under investigation over whether any illegality was involved in his handling...

    16. August 7, 2015

      Greece pleads for help as refugee influx sparks ‘crisis’

      Greece faces “a crisis within a crisis” as Athens struggles to cope with the sudden influx of refugees and migrants,...

    17. FT Data

      August 7, 2015

      Datawatch: Ming battles Romans at top of Unesco ranking

      Italy leads the ranking of the Unesco world heritage sites with 45 cultural and 4 natural sites, followed by China,...

    18. August 6, 2015

      VimpelCom and Hutchison to merge their Italian mobile units

      VimpelCom and Hutchison Whampoa are to merge their Italian mobile phone units, bringing to an end more than two years...

    19. August 5, 2015

      Shortsighted complaints about short-term capitalism

      When the US presidential frontrunner, the boss of McKinsey, and the chief economist of the Bank of England declare that...

    20. August 5, 2015

      France and Italy find room for fastest growth in Europe equities

      French and Italian equity markets have been among the best performers in Europe this year as their economies catch up...

    21. August 5, 2015

      Hundreds missing as migrant boat capsizes off Libya coast

      A boat carrying more than 600 migrants attempting to reach Europe capsized off the Libyan coast on Wednesday,...

    22. FT Data

      August 5, 2015

      Datawatch: in-work poverty risk

      About one in six working people in Italy, Portugal and Spain is at risk of poverty or social exclusion, even more in...

    23. August 4, 2015

      Mediobanca takes control of London-based Cairn Capital

      Mediobanca, Italy’s most powerful investment bank, has agreed its first foreign acquisition in its 70-year-history,...

    24. August 4, 2015

      The New World of Work: A changing landscape

      More than eight years after the international financial crisis, many new jobs have been created. But unemployment rates...

    25. August 4, 2015

      The New World of Work: recovery driven by rise in temp jobs

      They call it the “precariat”. In a continent known for strong employee protections, more than half of the eurozone’s...

    26. August 3, 2015

      UK complaints over Calais crisis find little sympathy in the EU

      British complaints over a few thousand people in Calais trying to cross its borders find few sympathetic ears around...

    27. beyondbrics

      August 3, 2015

      Europe must wake up before Iran falls into the arms of Russia and China

      Everybody seems to be greedily eyeing potential business deals with Iran after the nuclear deal reached with six world...

    28. August 2, 2015

      UniCredit chief explores options as he seeks to avoid cash call

      UniCredit chief Federico Ghizzoni is exploring a strategic shake-up of the bank to boost profitability and address...

    29. August 2, 2015

      Illycaffè sells €70m bond to secure coffee market share

      Illycaffè has sold a €70m bond as the Italian family-owned company decides to go it alone in the rapidly consolidating...

    30. July 31, 2015

      ‘A Literary Tour of Italy’, by Tim Parks

      Tim Parks, who has lived in Italy since 1981, is best known for his memoirs, Italian Neighbours (1992), An Italian...

    31. July 30, 2015

      Renzi needs to sharpen his rapier of reform

      A year ago, Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi gave an interview to the Financial Times — his first with a foreign...

    32. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2015

      A sovereign legal scorecard

      First let’s start with a scatter chart, courtesy of Charles Robertson at Renaissance Capital. Click to enlarge… That...

    33. July 28, 2015

      HeidelbergCement takes over Italcementi

      HeidelbergCement, Germany’s largest cement maker, is to buy a 45 per cent stake in Italcementi, the Italian building...

    34. July 28, 2015

      Fosun extends European reach with purchase of former UniCredit HQ

      China’s Fosun group, the acquisitive private conglomerate, has extended its footprint in Europe by buying the former...

    35. July 26, 2015

      Italy’s Pier Carlo Padoan calls for ‘political union’ to save euro

      Italy’s finance minister has called for deeper eurozone integration in the aftermath of the Greek crisis, saying a move...

    36. July 24, 2015

      Italy’s Mafia learns to profit from the migration crisis

      Italy’s organised crime groups have demonstrated devious ingenuity in everything from drug trafficking and prostitution...

    37. beyondbrics

      July 24, 2015

      EM currency confusion

      It sometimes feels that nothing is as volatile or confusing as exchange rates. This sensation has, of course, been...

    38. July 23, 2015

      Grillo calls for Italy to throw off euro ‘straitjacket’

      Beppe Grillo, the leader of Italy’s populist Five Star Movement, has launched a full-throated attack on the euro,...

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