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    Nato rediscovers its founding mission

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    Italy seen from the International Space Station

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  1. FT Alphaville

    July 29, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: “Asian stocks rose, sending the benchmark regional index to a six-year high, while bonds followed U.S. Treasuries...

  2. July 28, 2014

    Italian police seize €104m from Nomura after fraud probe

    Italian tax police have seized property and cash worth €104.5m from Nomura International related to allegations that the...

  3. July 28, 2014

    ‘Three arrows’ to put eurozone back on target

    It is two years since Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, made his seminal pledge to save the euro....

  4. July 27, 2014

    A head for Ferragamo footwear

    Palazzo Spini Feroni, the 13th-century headquarters of the Salvatore Ferragamo shoe dynasty, is a showstopper. Rich...

  5. July 27, 2014

    Poste Italiane sell-off faces delay after Fincantieri’s struggle

    The privatisation of Italy’s national post office is set to be delayed until next year from this autumn amid concerns about...

  6. July 25, 2014

    La Ruota, Moneglia, Italy

    At 8pm one sunny evening I was standing deep in thought by a bus stop in the small town of Moneglia on the Ligurian coast of...

  7. The World

    July 25, 2014

    The renaissance of French cycling

    It began in a blaze of British hubris. But three weeks later, as the Tour de France heads to the finish line on the Champs...

  8. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2014

    Hungary nationalises German-owned MKB bank

    Hungary’s government said on Thursday it had agreed a deal to buy MKB, one of the country’s largest commercial banks with...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    The importance of patience and the danger of information overload

    That Andrew Haldane, chief economist of the Bank of England, believes that short-termism is a bad thing for markets is...

  10. July 24, 2014

    Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting, National Museum, Cardiff – review

    Landscape art is never neutral: it exudes ideology. In mid-18th-century Britain, with its extremes of wealth and poverty,...

  11. July 24, 2014

    China to invest €2bn in Italy’s power grid

    China State Grid is close to finalising a €2bn investment in Italy’s national power grid, the latest deal struck by China...

  12. July 24, 2014

    Peugeot and Fiat discussed merger

    PSA Peugeot Citroën and Fiat-Chrysler have discussed a deal that would have created the world’s fifth-largest carmaker...

  13. July 23, 2014

    A place in the sun – but don’t get burnt

    The market for holiday homes is back. From apartments on the Costa del Sol and villas on the Côte d’Azur to ski chalets in...

  14. July 23, 2014

    BSkyB nears deal to create ‘Sky Europe’

    BSkyB is poised to confirm its European expansion on Friday by announcing a deal to acquire its sister companies in Germany...

  15. FT Photo Diary

    July 23, 2014

    The Costa Concordia makes its last journey

    Riccardo Antimiani/EPA People watch as the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia is towed by tugs from Giglio after being...

  16. July 22, 2014

    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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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,...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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