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    1. 21 hours ago

      Eurozone lending conditions improve

      Credit conditions in the eurozone eased in the third quarter of this year and demand for loans among companies strengthened...

    2. October 27, 2014

      Eurozone bonds brush off ECB stress tests

      Europe’s government debt markets have barely registered the results of a test designed to ensure the region’s lenders can...

    3. October 27, 2014

      Italy rules out public money for banks that failed stress tests

      Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, defended his country’s banking system after it emerged with the greatest...

    4. October 27, 2014

      Cameron is right to stand up to Brussels on the budget

      There is a way of explaining David Cameron’s showdown with the European Commission that flatters the latter. The commission...

    5. October 27, 2014

      Brussels warns David Cameron over €2.1bn bill payment

      David Cameron will “open a Pandora’s box” over Britain’s EU budget rebate and will be hit with automatic fines if he refuses...

    6. October 27, 2014

      European banks after the AQR

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 15:41 on 27 Oct 2014.A live blog from FT.com 12:02pmJoseph...

    7. October 27, 2014

      European financial stocks feel stress of bank tests

      Banks set the pace at the top and bottom of Europe’s equities markets on Monday as investors got their first chance to react...

    8. FT Alphaville

      October 27, 2014

      Stressed, tested, rested

      The results of the ECB’s Asset Quality Review are in. As ever it was the taking part that counted, we’re all winners here....

    9. October 26, 2014

      A taste for wider horizons

      Harvesting grapes and making wine in the family-run businesses might satisfy most people’s passion for the vine. But Lorenzo...

    10. October 26, 2014

      Rome bankers protest at stress test results

      Analysts and investors have taken the howls of protest from Italian central bank officials on Sunday as evidence that the...

    11. October 26, 2014

      Brussels seeks compromise in budget row

      When the European Commission sent formal letters to Rome and Paris last week informing them their 2015 budget plans risked...

    12. October 26, 2014

      Asset quality review: check the fine print

      Long, harrowing, full of Italians and more interesting as it goes down. Sunday’s results from the European Central Bank’s...

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      October 26, 2014

      Renzi under fire

      Nobody ever said that reforming Italy would be easy. But Matteo Renzi, the Italian prime minister, is going through a...

    14. October 26, 2014

      Monte dei Paschi shares tumble 20%

      Shares in Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena tumbled 20 per cent on Monday, after the Italian lender and eight of its domestic...

    15. October 24, 2014

      Markets brace for ECB stress tests

      Unloved, undercapitalised and unwilling to lend: banks have long been criticised as the millstone around the neck of the...

    16. October 24, 2014

      David Cameron angry over €2.1bn EU surcharge

      David Cameron has lashed out at the EU, saying a €2.1bn surcharge for the UK was “unjustified”, even as it emerged that...

    17. Brussels Blog

      October 23, 2014

      EU Summit: Renzi vs Barroso over EU's budget letter

      Renzi arrives at the EU summit in Brussels on Thursday and quickly took issue with Barroso If you read the EU’s budget...

    18. October 23, 2014

      Row between Rome and Brussels heats up

      The European Commission has asked Italy to detail by Friday how it will avoid violating EU budget rules, according to a...

    19. FT Alphaville

      October 23, 2014

      That was nuts, what's next? Goldman edition

      Unless we’re mistaken, Goldman has come up with its own “This is nuts” top ten. Decent effort: 1. Since the low in the...

    20. October 22, 2014

      Luxottica to name P&G’s Adil Mehboob-Khan as co-chief executive

      Leonardo del Vecchio, the founder and chairman of Luxottica, has picked Adil Mehboob-Khan, a senior executive at Procter &...

    21. October 21, 2014

      China bank funds buy stake in Mediobanca

      Funds affiliated with China’s central bank have bought a minority stake in Mediobanca, Italy’s pre-eminent investment bank,...

    22. October 21, 2014

      EU to warn France and Italy on budget plans

      The European Commission will on Wednesday tell five eurozone countries, including France and Italy, that their budget plans...

    23. October 21, 2014

      Reform alone is no solution for the eurozone

      Might the policies of the eurozone result in a robust recovery? My answer is: no. Since the eurozone generated 17 per cent...

    24. October 17, 2014

      Putin’s nightcap with old pal Berlusconi dims focus on Ukraine

      The most hotly-anticipated event at a summit in Milan this week was a carefully-brokered meeting between Vladimir Putin and...

    25. Brussels Blog

      October 17, 2014

      The Italian budget - in trouble in Brussels?

      Having trouble following the fight over the EU’s budget rules? You’re not alone. They are fiendishly complicated,...

    26. October 17, 2014

      What are the tax implications of retiring to France?

      My husband and I reach the end of our careers this year, and are attracted by the prospect of moving abroad, particularly...

    27. October 16, 2014

      Merkel defends fiscal rules as Paris and Rome put growth first

      German chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday delivered a tough defence of the eurozone’s fiscal rules, raising tensions with...

    28. FT Alphaville

      October 16, 2014

      The "I told you so" trade in credit is to wait and see

      Who doesn’t like to start the day with a nice hot cup of vindication? There will be plenty of time to recognise those who...

    29. October 15, 2014

      Budget pushes Italy to the edge of EU deficit rules

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, has proposed a budget heavy on stimulus measures – from tax cuts to investments – and...

    30. October 15, 2014

      UniCredit turning to private equity to enable loan detox regime

      The trickle of toxic debt being sold by Italian banks is turning into a torrent as UniCredit prepares to announce the...

    31. October 14, 2014

      Reforms pave way for Italian property renaissance

      A concrete shopping centre surrounded by scrubland and low-rise apartment blocks on the outskirts of Rome is an unlikely...

    32. October 13, 2014

      Luxottica making a spectacle of itself

      Turmoil at eyewear group Leonardo del Vecchio will temporarily take over the management of Luxottica, the world’s largest...

    33. October 13, 2014

      Health checks heighten rationale for Italy bank takeovers

      Italy’s investment bankers are agog. In a country still racked by economic weakness and stubborn structural rigidities,...

    34. October 13, 2014

      Italian leader Matteo Renzi targets legal profession for reform

      Gianmatteo Nunziante, a senior corporate lawyer in Rome, was recently working for a few foreign hedge funds taking stakes in...

    35. October 12, 2014

      Alarm at plan to end Italy’s Mare Nostrum rescue operation

      Plans to end the Italian navy’s Mediterranean rescue operation and replace it with a smaller EU force will result in “more...

    36. FT Alphaville

      October 10, 2014

      Draghi's true alternatives

      Mario Draghi has been very clear about what would push him into the full-blown QE of buying government bonds. He faces some...

    37. October 10, 2014

      Regatta charter

      Morning, mid-September, bright sunshine but sufficient wind to make my eyes smart, and I am having breakfast on the deck of...

    38. October 10, 2014

      Chinese migrants smell the coffee at home

      On the approach to Li’ao village it looks like any rural hamlet in this part of eastern coastal China. Ramshackle houses are...

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