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    1. February 6, 2016

      EU governments call on Brussels to tackle China over steel

      A group of governments including the UK and Germany have urged the EU to step up its fight against cheap steel from...

    2. February 5, 2016

      Asteroid mining is not science fiction

      Loony Luxembourg? Or great forward thinking by the Grand Duchy? The Luxembourg government’s announcement this week that...

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    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
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      The eastern exposure of Vienna’s banks is a cause for concern amid the stand-off betwe...
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    1. Tech blog

      February 3, 2016

      #techFT - The Grand Duchy of asteroid mining

      Luxembourg wants to mine asteroids in outer space, the US and EU have agreed a transatlantic data deal, Microsoft is...

    2. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Opening Quote: Hargreaves shrugs off difficult markets

      Hargreaves Lansdown’s assets under management have risen to a record despite difficult markets for investors,...

    3. FT Alphaville

      February 3, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Hargreaves Lansdown’s assets under management have risen to a record despite difficult markets for investors, ChemChina...

    4. February 2, 2016

      Luxembourg launches plan to mine asteroids for minerals

      Mining in space will take a leap from the realms of science fiction towards commercial reality on Wednesday when...

    5. Brussels Blog

      January 27, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The taxman cometh

      Welcome to the Wednesday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign...

    6. Brussels Blog

      January 22, 2016

      Leaked proposal: Plugging up the LuxLeaks

      Next week, the European Commission will take its latest step in its ongoing quest to move beyond the LuxLeaks corporate...

    7. January 20, 2016

      The Holy Roman Empire can help inspire a different European Union

      Germany’s past casts a long shadow. Last summer, Greeks protesting against the stringent terms of the EU bailout...

    8. January 11, 2016

      Belgium ordered to claw back €700m from multinationals

      The European Commission has ordered Belgium to recoup about €700m from 35 multinational companies that have benefited...

    9. December 22, 2015

      Obituary: Derek Ezra, coal executive, 1919-2015

      Derek Ezra, who has died aged 96, chaired the National Coal Board during the 1970s — a period that spanned both the UK...

    10. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      EU rules to impose stiff penalties for data breaches

      The European Union agreed strict new rules on data protection on Tuesday, heralding a new era of major fines for...

    11. Brussels Blog

      December 14, 2015

      Is Davutoglu seeking another EU summit invite?

      During the height of the Donbass crisis, Ukrainian diplomats repeatedly managed to get President Petro Poroshenko into...

    12. December 4, 2015

      EU to press ahead with plans to suspend Schengen rules

      EU interior ministers have agreed to press ahead with plans to suspend the Schengen passport-free travel zone, in a...

    13. December 3, 2015

      EU launches probe into McDonald’s tax deal with Luxembourg

      The European Commission has accused Luxembourg of establishing a tax scheme for McDonald’s that allows the US fast-food...

    14. December 2, 2015

      Brussels poised to launch tax investigation into McDonald’s

      The European Commission is poised to launch a formal probe into alleged tax avoidance by McDonald’s in Luxembourg as...

    15. December 1, 2015

      Luxembourg accuses EU of fomenting business uncertainty over tax

      Brussels’ attacks on corporate tax deals risks undermining business certainty in Europe, according to one of the states...

    16. November 29, 2015

      Luxembourg ‘blocking’ money market reform

      Luxembourg has been accused of blocking the reform of Europe’s $700bn money market fund industry, with critics claiming...

    17. November 13, 2015

      EU staff set for 2.4 per cent pay rise

      After an unusual period of restraint, the EU’s civil servants are set to receive a 2.4 per cent pay rise next year —...

    18. Brussels Blog

      November 12, 2015

      Ireland (still) ♥ Apple

      With Margrethe Vestager handing down her decision last month that Starbucks and Fiat received unfair tax benefits from...

    19. November 11, 2015

      Europe’s leaders struggle to save floundering migrant policy

      The image of beaming Syrian and Iraqi children waving from the gangway of an Aegean Airlines plane in Athens was...

    20. FT Alphaville

      November 11, 2015

      The euro was pointless

      It’s easy to forget now, but the single currency wasn’t created purely as a political project. Many economists in the...

    21. November 11, 2015

      Dyson fails in attempt to change vacuum efficiency tests

      Dyson’s attempt to change energy labelling for vacuum cleaners has been rejected by an EU court, dealing a blow to the...

    22. November 8, 2015

      ‘Disruptive’ UK fund seeks to lure foreign investors

      The British government is banking on a soon to be launched “disruptive” mutual fund to attract foreign investors to the...

    23. November 8, 2015

      Concerns over fund directorships increase

      When Weavering Capital, one of London’s oldest hedge funds, collapsed at the height of the financial crisis in 2009,...

    24. November 3, 2015

      Activists to protest over multinationals’ tax bills

      Campaigners calling for more transparency over multinationals’ tax payments plan a protest outside the Treasury on...

    25. Brussels Blog

      November 3, 2015

      Operation Guilt Trip: Brussels heaps pressure on member states over refugees

      After a string of bad-tempered, late-night summits, leaders from across the EU agreed an ambitious programme of...

    26. October 25, 2015

      Spotlight on tax rulings spooks fund industry

      Asset managers are worried their tax affairs will come under increased scrutiny after the EU said Luxembourg, Europe’s...

    27. October 21, 2015

      Vestager’s new front on corporate tax avoidance

      The tax arrangements of multinational companies have rarely been out of the headlines over the past three years....

    28. October 21, 2015

      Multinationals seek cover as EU begins tax avoidance battle

      Starbucks and Fiat took the heat on Wednesday. Now thousands of other multinationals doing business in Europe are...

    29. Nick Butler

      October 21, 2015

      Beyond Hinkley — the need for a plan B

      The announcement that some form of funding structure for Britain’s nuclear new build at Hinkley Point in Somerset has...

    30. FT Alphaville

      October 21, 2015

      The case against Luxembourg

      This is Jean-Claude Juncker, currently the president of the European Commission: Before he got that job, he helped...

    31. October 21, 2015

      Starbucks and Fiat told to pay up to €30m in tax after EU ruling

      Fiat and Starbucks must each pay up to €30m in tax repayments after Margrethe Vestager, EU competition commissioner,...

    32. October 19, 2015

      Starbucks and Fiat face repaying millions of euros in tax

      Starbucks and Fiat face tens of millions of euros in tax repayments when the EU issues a landmark decision this week on...

    33. October 15, 2015

      EU tax: Brussels set for multinational crackdown

      Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition commissioner, looks set to launch the international community’s most punitive...

    34. Brussels Blog

      October 14, 2015

      More signs Vestager close on Apple tax case?

      Danes are known for being fastidious about appointments. So it’s a really big deal that Margrethe Vestager, the EU...

    35. October 11, 2015

      Week ahead: Markets diary

      US earnings season, democratic presidential debates, and EU talks on the migration crisis will compete for investor...

    36. October 6, 2015

      Sweetheart tax deals targeted as EU boosts information exchange

      EU nations face more scrutiny over sweetheart tax deals with multinational companies after finance ministers on Tuesday...

    37. October 5, 2015

      PwC: tax scrutiny looms for star fund managers

      Fund company founders, senior executives and star portfolio managers will increasingly become the subject of...

    38. September 30, 2015

      US Treasury voices fears over corporate tax probes by Brussels

      The US Treasury has broken its silence over the EU’s flagship tax investigations into Apple, Starbucks and Amazon to...

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