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    Nato members’ spending crucial to summit success

    Nato member states spend more than $1tn on their collective defence annually. But, the alliance says, it is not enough....

  2. August 26, 2014

    David Cameron backs Polish PM to head European Council

    David Cameron has offered to back Donald Tusk, Poland’s premier, as the next European Council head, despite a blazing row...

  3. August 26, 2014

    Abolish the ‘illegality industry’ at Europe’s borders

    Crisis is the word at the rich world’s frontiers. At the UK borders, migrants are prised out of shipping containers or...

  4. August 26, 2014

    UAE and Egypt warned over air raids in Libya

    The UN’s newly appointed envoy to Libya on Tuesday warned that outside intervention would not prevent the country’s slide...

  5. August 24, 2014

    British workers cheaper to employ than Spanish

    Britain’s labour costs have dropped below Spain’s as a wage squeeze and weaker pound have transformed the UK into a low cost...

  6. August 24, 2014

    Summertime blues descend on European equities

    European equities have been hit with a dose of summertime blues. Investor sentiment has been soured by an unpalatable...

  7. August 22, 2014

    An Italian adventure: the trip to Calabria

    Calabria always seems to be the place that food writers, wine writers and serious travellers are about to go to next. The...

  8. August 20, 2014

    Luxottica shares fall on reports of chief executive departure

    Shares in Luxottica fell sharply in Milan on newspaper reports that its highly regarded chief executive, Andrea Guerra, was...

  9. August 19, 2014

    Japan’s warning to eurozone bond markets

    Rarely can bond markets have taken politicians so comprehensively off the hook. The recent decline in government bond yields...

  10. August 15, 2014

    Five homes for sale near the world’s leading art fairs

    Ca’ Contarini, Dorsoduro, Grand Canal, Venice, Italy, €8.5m Where On the Grand Canal in the Dorsoduro district between the...

  11. August 14, 2014

    Europe now needs full-blown QE

    It is hard to imagine how much more evidence European policy makers need before conceding their eurozone growth plan is not...

  12. August 14, 2014

    Eurozone bond yields reach record lows

    Dismal economic data released by Europe sent government bond yields across the eurozone to record lows on Thursday. For a...

  13. August 14, 2014

    Q&A: How bad is the eurozone slowdown?

    This year was supposed to be the year the eurozone recovery took root – gathering enough pace to create jobs and spur...

  14. FT Alphaville

    August 14, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Eurozone stops, waits for ECB: Germany shrank, and France stagnated in the second...

  15. FT Alphaville

    August 14, 2014

    Eurozone stops, waits for ECB

    Germany shrank, and France stagnated in the second quarter. Italy we’ve all agreed not to talk about until Matteo Renzi...

  16. August 14, 2014

    Eurozone economy fails to grow in second quarter

    Eurozone’s struggle for growth The eurozone’s economic recovery has shuddered to a halt, bolstering calls for the European...

  17. August 13, 2014

    ECB would, for now, prefer to do nothing

    Spring was meant to be the season when the climate of the eurozone’s recovery became sunnier. Instead, as the days...

  18. August 13, 2014

    Matteo Renzi promises ‘open door revolution’

    Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, in an interview with the Financial Times this week, promised to do “revolutionary...

  19. August 12, 2014

    Construction group Salini Impregilo hunts for acquisitions

    Italian construction group Salini Impregilo is hunting for acquisitions to further internationalise the group and may...

  20. August 12, 2014

    European shares: down but not altogether out

    A summer squall – or the start of something bigger? European share markets have this week paused for breath after a torrid...

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    August 12, 2014

    The worrying data on Italy's recession

    The latest data release of the Italian second quarter gross domestic product shows that the economy shrank 0.2 per cent,...

  22. August 11, 2014

    JSW Steel close to buying Italian steelmaker Lucchini

    Indian billionaire Sajjan Jindal is in the final stages of negotiations to buy bankrupt Italian steelmaker Lucchini, in a...

  23. August 11, 2014

    Germany adds to eurozone worries

    A regional slowdown and the threat of escalating tensions with Russia have hit confidence in Germany, adding to worries...

  24. August 10, 2014

    Matteo Renzi defends pace of Italian reform

    Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, says the eurozone’s third-largest economy is on track to hit its EU-mandated budget...

  25. August 10, 2014

    Matteo Renzi takes a rapier to Italy’s bureaucracy

    Matteo Renzi, Italy’s 39-year-old prime minister, brandishes a rapier at the start of his interview with the Financial...

  26. August 8, 2014

    The end of Matteo Renzi’s Italian honeymoon

    That did not last long. Any lingering sense of an Italian honeymoon after Matteo Renzi’s stunning election victory in May...

  27. August 8, 2014

    The Slow Lane: The art of bridging divides

    One of the strangest, most surreal moments in War in Val d’Orcia, Iris Origo’s diary of 1943-44, occurs when the...

  28. August 8, 2014

    Italy’s Senate backs first step of constitutional reform

    Italy’s Senate approved a pivotal constitutional reform on Friday, marking an important political victory for prime minister...

  29. August 7, 2014

    Mario Draghi says eurozone recovery is on track

    European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has insisted that the eurozone’s recovery remains on track, despite...

  30. FT Alphaville

    August 7, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Go long Harrods: This is the Russian government’s official decree banning food imports...

  31. August 6, 2014

    World will have 13 ‘super-aged’ nations by 2020

    The world will have 13 “super-aged” societies by 2020, up from just three today, according to a report that warns of ageing...

  32. August 6, 2014

    Renzi’s economic strategy questioned as GDP shrinks

    Matteo Renzi, the fast-talking, former mayor of Florence, came to power in Italy in an old-style party coup in February...

  33. FT Alphaville

    August 6, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE African Minerals and “certain general corporate information”: African Minerals, the...

  34. August 6, 2014

    Renzi under pressure as Italy falls back into recession

    Italy has slipped back into recession, bringing prime minister Matteo Renzi’s honeymoon to an end and testing his appetite...

  35. August 3, 2014

    Corporate Italy’s new number rings out at Telecom Italia

    Giuseppe Recchi, the recently appointed chairman of Telecom Italia, lost his last job as part of the three-yearly process by...

  36. August 1, 2014

    Fiat shareholders approve merger with Chrysler

    Fiat shareholders approved the carmaker’s merger with Chrysler on Friday, paving the way for the group’s US listing and...

  37. August 1, 2014

    Wine without frontiers

    Most wine regions bask in the sunlight of settled identity. The loyalty of Bordeaux to the English crown ended more than...

  38. July 31, 2014

    Generali ‘back in the race’ with insurance rivals, says chief

    Generali’s chief executive said the Italian insurer is “back in the race” with rivals Allianz and Axa, announcing it would...

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