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      Italian unemployment falls back to 11.4% (again)

      Italian unemployment has fallen back to 11.4 per cent, having risen in June, although the message about an improving...

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    1. August 30, 2016

      Italian real estate funds are hot property

      What do Italian retirees own that international hedge funds want but just can’t have? The answer is shares in one of...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      August 30, 2016

      The saving of the Saviour

      A firefighter lowers a statue of Jesus rescued in the town of Amatrice following the earthquake that levelled the town...

    3. Fast FT

      August 30, 2016

      Eurozone peripheral bond 'correction' looms - ABN Amro

      Peripheral eurozone debt yields have been a pretty sedate affair since the European Central Bank began buying up...

    4. August 30, 2016

      No quick fix for the Calais Jungle

      Anyone leafing through the British newspapers today would encounter screaming headlines about the “migrant threat” from...

    5. August 30, 2016

      Building standards under scrutiny as Italy buries its dead

      Prosecutors investigating whether foul play may have worsened the toll from a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated...

    6. Fast FT

      August 30, 2016

      Barclays sells Italian retail banking arm at £258m loss

      Barclays has completed the sale of its Italian retail banking operations to Mediobanca for a loss of £258m. The sale,...

    7. Fast FT

      August 30, 2016

      Eurozone business confidence drops to lowest since Oct '13

      Delayed reaction? Economic and business confidence in the eurozone has declined abruptly in August, in one of the...

    8. Fast FT

      August 30, 2016

      Italian retail sales held up in June

      Italian shoppers were surprisingly upbeat in June, judging from the latest retail sales data. Sales rose by 0.8 per...

    9. August 29, 2016

      Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya

      Thousands of migrants travelling in as few as 20 small boats have been rescued off the Libyan coast by ships of the...

    10. August 29, 2016

      Angela Merkel is indispensable but insufficient

      There was something distinctly presidential about Angela Merkel’s European travels last week. The German chancellor met...

    11. Fast FT

      August 29, 2016

      Italian business and consumer confidence decline

      Italian consumer confidence has dropped to its lowest point in over a year, dragged down by nerves over job security,...

    12. Brussels Blog

      August 29, 2016

      Europe's Hydra: a continent still in crisis

      To receive the Brussels Briefing every morning, sign up here. Welcome back! For a few happy weeks, officials were able...

    13. August 28, 2016

      Feedback: Are French businessmen the best dressed?

      In his column last week, Adam Thomson extolled the virtues of France’s male business dress code. Are the men of the...

    14. FT Data

      August 26, 2016

      A century of earthquakes

      A recent earthquake reduced large parts of central Italy to a pile of rubble and killed almost 270 people. Though...

    15. August 26, 2016

      Renzi promises to rebuild devastated towns of Umbria and Lazio

      Giuseppe Bonanni, 58, drove from Rome on Friday to Sommati, a hamlet down the hill from Amatrice, the hilltop town...

    16. August 26, 2016

      Merkel seeks consensus for an EU without Britain

      From an island off Naples to Tallinn, Prague and Warsaw, Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, criss-crossed Europe this...

    17. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Greece lumbers at bottom of Europe's jobs recovery

      The eurozone’s jobs recovery has been motoring along nicely but the latest breakdown of the bloc’s labour market shows...

    18. August 26, 2016

      Italy’s Renzi vows to rebuild towns devastated by earthquake

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, has pledged to rebuild the towns devastated by the earthquake in central Italy...

    19. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Uefa announces changes to Champions League

      Uefa has guaranteed more places for clubs from Europe’s top football leagues in the Champions League, in response to...

    20. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Renzi declares national period of mourning after earthquake

      Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi has declared a national period of mourning and promised to rebuild the hilltowns...

    21. August 26, 2016

      Authorities warn of more fatalities from Italy quake

      The death toll in the Italian earthquake has risen to at least 247 as thousands of rescuers continue efforts to find...

    22. August 25, 2016

      A famed Italian hotel becomes symbol of devastating earthquake

      For 119 years, the Hotel Roma on the main street of the hilltop town of Amatrice was a famed meeting point for tourists...

    23. August 25, 2016

      Search continues for survivors of Italian earthquake

      The search continued on Thursday for survivors of the devastating earthquake that struck a series of towns and villages...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      August 25, 2016

      Temporary shelter

      A man is seen in front of a tent in a temporary shelter for the earthquake victims in Amitrice, Italy ...

    25. August 25, 2016

      ‘Our town no longer exists,’ says Italy quake survivor

      Celestina Paradisi, 85, awoke when the 6.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated swaths of central Italy on Wednesday...

    26. August 24, 2016

      Death toll in central Italy earthquake rises

      An earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, killing scores of people and destroying buildings...

    27. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      Italy earthquake death toll hits 38

      The death toll from an earthquake in central Italy in the early hours of today has climbed to 38, according to Italy’s...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      August 24, 2016

      Earthquake devastation in Amatrice

      A view of collapsed and damaged houses in Amatrice, central Italy following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, according to...

    29. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      German budget surplus swells to €18.5bn

      Germany recorded a €18.5bn budget surplus in the first half of 2016, beating expectations and giving chancellor Angela...

    30. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: earthquakes strike Italy

      Markets are likely to keep a close eye on Italy today, which was struck by an earthquake and aftershocks in the early...

    31. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      Large earthquake hits central Italy

      A large earthquake has struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning, followed by several powerful...

    32. August 23, 2016

      Negative interest rates are not the drama they seem

      Ah, for the good old days of quantitative easing when central bankers agreed what needed to be done to spur economic...

    33. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Portuguese bond sell-off ploughs on

      Portuguese bonds just can’t catch a break. Even after Fitch held the country’s credit rating and outlook steady on...

    34. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Tourists take advantage of weak pound to buy Swiss watches in UK

      Swiss watch exports to the UK were more than 13 per cent higher in the month after the country voted to leave the EU...

    35. FT Alphaville

      August 23, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - DeLong with a tentative macroeconomic reform agenda. - Down the (Jackson) hole. - Stanley...

    36. August 21, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Talks on shape of Europe post-Brexit

      The leaders of Germany, France and Italy will on Monday meet to discuss the future of the EU in a post-Brexit world....

    37. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Portuguese 10-year bond yields head towards 3%

      Portugal’s bond sell-off has picked up pace as a looming ratings decision could exert further pressure on the former...

    38. August 19, 2016

      Italy’s stalled economic recovery: in charts

      Italy’s economic recovery unexpectedly ground to a halt in the second quarter, data released last week showed, dashing...

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