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    1. February 26, 2015

      Nato spending promises largely ignored

      Only two of Nato’s six biggest defence spenders — the US and France — will fulfil a pledge to protect military budgets made...

    2. February 25, 2015

      Italy to sell 5.7% of state-controlled utility Enel

      Italy’s Treasury has confirmed that it is selling a 5.7 per cent stake in state-controlled utility Enel, worth about €2.2bn,...

    3. February 25, 2015

      France and Italy granted reprieve for breaching budget limits

      Brussels has granted a reprieve to France and Italy after they broke EU budget rules, underlining the bloc’s readiness to...

    4. February 25, 2015

      Fiat and VW accused of overstating fuel efficiency

      An Italian consumer group has launched legal action against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Volkswagen in a further example of...

    5. February 24, 2015

      Hitachi snaps up Finmeccanica’s rail business in €809m deal

      Hitachi has swooped on Finmeccanica’s rail assets in a €809m cash deal that will strengthen its position in the transport...

    6. February 23, 2015

      Thailand’s Central Group earmarks $1bn for expansion

      Central Group, the Thai retailer and economic bellwether, will invest more than $1bn in an effort to fend off political...

    7. February 22, 2015

      Mantra of ‘one share, one vote’ is under fire

      The image of well-fed, pampered fund managers casting off their Savile Row jackets and manning the barricades to fight for...

    8. February 20, 2015

      Telecom Italia suspends work on Brazil deal

      Telecom Italia has halted work on a potential deal to merge its Brazilian business with rival Oi as it focuses on a €14.5bn...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      February 18, 2015

      Lampedusa arrivals

      Immigrants wait to board a ship on Wednesday in Lampedusa, Italy. Hundreds of migrants have recently arrived in Lampedusa...

    10. February 17, 2015

      Investors bet on deal and ignore Grexit

      Greece and its creditors remain at loggerheads and time is running out to secure a deal before funding expires, yet...

    11. February 17, 2015

      TNT Express slides to €137m loss as restructuring costs mount

      Mounting restructuring costs pushed TNT Express into a €137m loss in the final quarter of 2014, sending shares in the Dutch...

    12. February 16, 2015

      Renzi plays down talk of Libya intervention by Italy

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, on Monday sought to play down weekend reports that Italy was preparing to send troops...

    13. February 16, 2015

      Fortress Ferrero resists bankers’ siege

      The drive from Milan’s financial centre to Alba, the headquarters of the Ferrero group, takes just two hours. But the two...

    14. February 16, 2015

      Italy considers bank reforms package to clean up bad loans

      Italy is taking measures to clean up its €180bn of non-performing loans but is expected to stop short of creating a public...

    15. February 15, 2015

      Egyptian air strikes target Isis in Libya

      The Egyptian military said it carried out dawn air strikes on Monday against groups in Libya affiliated with Islamic State...

    16. February 15, 2015

      The $100m man’s guide to Brazilian graft

      One October night in 2011 in Milan, Italy, a group of four Brazilian businessmen linked to Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned...

    17. February 15, 2015

      Michele Ferrero, confectioner and Nutella creator, 1925-2015

      Michele Ferrero, creator of chocolate-like spread Nutella and Italy’s richest man with a fortune estimated at about $23.4bn,...

    18. February 13, 2015

      Poet had Italy in mind

      Sir, I had never heard of Helena Attlee — my ignorance — but surely Robin Lane Fox (House & Home, February 7) would know...

    19. February 13, 2015

      Saving migrants’ lives should pose no dilemma for Europe

      Europe’s leaders have much to worry about: a brittle single currency, jihadi threats at home and Russian revanchism to the...

    20. February 13, 2015

      Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia bucks downward trend of Italian property

      Could the recent flurry of interest in homes in Val d’Orcia, an ancient valley of gently rolling hills and scenic villages...

    21. FT Alphaville

      February 13, 2015

      Euro area divergence more about regions than countries

      Take a good long look at this map: It shows average disposable incomes per person by NUTS2 region as of 2011, the latest...

    22. February 13, 2015

      Germany fuels hopes for eurozone recovery

      Optimism that Europe’s economy might finally be turning a corner was fuelled on Friday by stronger-than-expected growth data...

    23. February 12, 2015

      Europe’s refugee crisis is an economic opportunity lost

      It once looked like an enlightened reform — but that was hard to remember this week as the Italian coast guard plucked...

    24. February 11, 2015

      Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years in jail

      The Costa Concordia disaster The captain of the Costa Concordia, the Italian cruise ship that capsized in January 2012 off...

    25. February 11, 2015

      The historical and cultural differences that divide Europe’s union

      Are the Germans economic-policy illiterates? Do they not recognise the growing political and economic danger for Europe and...

    26. February 11, 2015

      New migrant deaths off Italian coast spur calls for EU action

      As many as 300 people are feared dead after attempting to reach Italy on inflatable dinghies in stormy weather, in one of...

    27. February 11, 2015

      UniCredit capital levels raise concern

      UniCredit, Italy’s second-largest lender by market value, undershot expectations as it reported fourth-quarter net income of...

    28. February 10, 2015

      William Hill bets on 888 with £700m offer

      William Hill is in talks to acquire 888 Holdings in a £700m deal that would give the UK’s biggest-listed betting operator a...

    29. February 9, 2015

      Hypothermia claims 29 migrants fleeing to Italy

      At least 29 migrants died of hypothermia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean Sea in treacherous conditions, a maritime...

    30. February 9, 2015

      Week ahead: Eurozone GDP and BoE outlook

      Friday was the day US markets took the Federal Reserve’s notice of lift-off seriously. A bumper jobs report out of the US —...

    31. February 8, 2015

      Accelerating car sales raise hopes for Italy’s fragile upturn

      At a Volkswagen dealer in eastern Rome, Bruno Buonavoglia senses that something is changing. Valentino Automobili, the...

    32. February 7, 2015

      Bank of Italy raises its growth forecast

      The Bank of Italy has raised its growth forecast for the Italy to more than 0.5 per cent in 2015 and above 1.5 per cent in...

    33. February 6, 2015

      Rocket Internet places €600m order for food delivery ventures

      Rocket Internet, the German ecommerce group, has snapped up more than €600m of equity in food delivery rivals across Europe...

    34. February 6, 2015

      Just Eat slips on competition fears

      Competition worries meant Just Eat was among the fallers on Friday. The takeaway ordering website slipped after Delivery...

    35. February 5, 2015

      François Hollande and Matteo Renzi will back Greece only so far

      A Socialist French president who has railed against austerity pleaded for leniency for Greece but insisted that Athens must...

    36. February 5, 2015

      Italy makes U-turn on loyalty shares

      Italy has staged a U-turn on the issue of its companies creating “loyalty shares” after pressure from some of the world’s...

    37. February 5, 2015

      Finmeccanica CEO seeks to shrink company to revive its fortunes

      Finmeccanica, Italy’s aerospace, defence and transport conglomerate, will see annual sales shrink by close to 20 per cent...

    38. February 5, 2015

      European Commission upgrades eurozone growth outlook

      The European Commission on Thursday upgraded its growth forecasts for the eurozone, saying low oil prices, a declining euro...

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