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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. October 9, 2014

      Purists forced to retreat in global debate on fiscal policy

      A global fight over fiscal policy has raged since the International Monetary Fund shocked the world in 2008 by recommending...

    15. October 9, 2014

      Former Finmeccanica executives convicted of falsifying invoices

      Two former senior executives at Finmeccanica, the Italian defence company, were cleared on Thursday of corruption but found...

    16. FT Alphaville

      October 9, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE It’s not all about London property you know: Izzy takes us through Knight Frank’s...

    17. October 9, 2014

      Victory for Matteo Renzi as Italy’s Senate backs labour reforms

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, sought to mend fences within his own party after scoring his biggest parliamentary...

    18. October 8, 2014

      Swisscom: keep on hold

      A decade or two ago, telecoms M&A meant splitting exciting, growing mobile businesses from boring, declining fixed-line...

    19. October 8, 2014

      Businesses should adopt US football’s Rooney Rule

      American football is one of the least successful US exports – most of the rest of us have no interest in it. But English...

    20. FT Data

      October 8, 2014

      Datawatch: A new G7

      by Gavin Jackson and Keith Fray On Tuesday the International Monetary Fund released its latest World Economic Outlook. A...

    21. October 8, 2014

      Europe’s leaders need to back shift on rules on public investment

      Three years ago, the euro risked exploding under pressure from the markets. After considerable tensions, Europe’s political...

    22. October 7, 2014

      Chinese translate the European work ethic

      Hu Jian-bing and Yang Guang are the new Europeans. They work in Prato, a city of 200,000 people just outside Florence in...

    23. October 7, 2014

      China swoops in on Italy’s power grids and luxury brands

      Italy’s business elite – senior executives from blue-chip companies such as Telecom Italia and Vodafone plus high-ranking...

    24. October 6, 2014

      Era of tough EU budget cuts has come to an end, MEPs told

      The former Latvian prime minister tapped to oversee eurozone economic policy told European parliamentarians on Monday that...

    25. October 6, 2014

      Dragon Oil set for Petroceltic takeover bid

      Dragon Oil, the cash-rich explorer with production assets off Turkmenistan, is poised to launch a takeover offer for...

    26. October 6, 2014

      GIC puts faith in eurozone property with €300m in deals

      GIC has invested at least €300m ($375m) in two deals in Spain and Italy, highlighting the Singaporean sovereign wealth...

    27. FT Alphaville

      October 5, 2014

      Tiger Index: A shaky recovery runs out of steam

      The latest release of the TIGER (Brookings-FT Tracking Indices for the Global Economic Recovery) index paints a grim...

    28. October 3, 2014

      Transcript: interview with Italy’s prime minister

      Matteo Renzi spoke to the Financial Times in London on Thursday. The following edited transcript features excerpts from the...

    29. Brussels Blog

      October 3, 2014

      Pyongyang to Brussels: Our prisons are just like Belgium's

      Hyon Hak Bong presenting his credentials to Queen Elizabeth two years ago Hyon Hak Bong, North Korea’s envoy to the EU, has...

    30. October 3, 2014

      Salix pulls deal amid US tax crackdown

      A $2.7bn deal between drugmakers Salix of the US and Cosmo of Italy has become the first victim of President Barack Obama’s...

    31. October 3, 2014

      Europe and Japan’s central bankers face toughest challenge yet

      Extra police were drafted in when the European Central Bank governing council met in Naples, Italy, this week. They provided...

    32. October 3, 2014

      Matteo Renzi says Berlin has no right to lecture its partners

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, has appealed to Brussels and Berlin to be more understanding to countries with no...

    33. October 3, 2014

      France and Italy weigh on eurozone economy

      Growth in the eurozone slowed again in September as economic downturns in France and Italy took their toll, according to a...

    34. October 2, 2014

      Draghi’s lack of detail on measures disappoints

      The tight security and street protests in one of the poorest regions of a country mired in its third recession in seven...

    35. October 2, 2014

      Germany is no EU ‘odd man out’ despite stance on fiscal rigour

      A solemn tweet from Germany’s finance ministry accompanied the presentation of the 2015 budget to parliament last month by...

    36. October 2, 2014

      Investment in clean energy rising after two years of decline

      Investor interest in clean energy is starting to rise around the world after two years of decline largely thanks to growth...

    37. October 2, 2014

      Protesters clash with police in Naples

      Anti-austerity protesters have clashed with riot police in Naples where the European Central Bank governing council led by...

    38. The World

      October 2, 2014

      Live blog: Mario Draghi's October press conference

      European Central Bank president Mario Draghi is set to reveal details of an ambitious plan to buy hundreds of billions of...

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