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    1. December 11, 2014

      Eurozone spreads widen on ‘Grexit’ fears

      The eurozone “convergence” trade has worked well for most of 2014. But is it time to bet on a reversal next year?...

    2. December 11, 2014

      Inditex shares up after strong recent sales rise

      Sales at Inditex have risen sharply in recent weeks, boosting investor hopes amid signs that a period of tough foreign...

    Special Reports

    1. Modern Barcelona

      Barcelona, in a duel with Spain’s capital Madrid, is a city constantly regenerating wh...
    2. Doing Business in Portugal 2012

      Reform: Commentary by the country’s greatest 19th century novelist is given a new airing...
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    1. The World

      December 7, 2014

      A new slant on the meaning of global lobbying

      After a frenetic period of travel involving 10 separate trips overseas in the past three months, I am trying to catch my...

    2. December 5, 2014

      Snapshot: ‘Picturing Mary’ at the US National Museum of Women in the Arts

      ‘Picturing Mary’, National Museum of Women in the Arts Praised by Michelangelo for her painting when she was just a...

    3. November 28, 2014

      Santander’s Botín signals intent with new chief executive

      It has taken Ana Botín only two months to stamp her authority on the vast financial empire she took over from her late...

    4. November 24, 2014

      Carlos Slim in talks to buy stake in FCC

      Carlos Slim has become the third and latest billionaire to express interest in Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, the...

    5. November 21, 2014

      The return of Madrid’s feelgood factor

      At La Magdalena de Proust, a bakery on a sunny street in central Madrid, a batch of sourdough rye bread loaves has just...

    6. November 19, 2014

      El Corte Inglés reflects Spain’s woes

      For many visitors to Spain, El Corte Inglés is as much a symbol of the country as Barcelona’s unfinished cathedral or...

    7. November 14, 2014

      Technology will decide the future oil price

      Here is a list of years for you: 1914, 1939, 1946, 1951, 1972, 1974 and 2008. What do they all have in common? The answer is...

    8. The World

      November 12, 2014

      Dysfunctional labour market leaves millions out of Spain's recovery

      People wait in line at a government employment office in Madrid - Getty A strong, broadly based economic recovery in the...

    9. November 9, 2014

      Orchestra of St Luke’s/Heras-Casado, Carnegie Hall, New York – review

      Contrary to popular misconception, New York is anything but a one-orchestra town. The Philharmonic is our richest, busiest,...

    10. November 9, 2014

      Catalan leaders hope big turnout will send independence signal

      More than 2m Catalans took part in a symbolic vote on the political future of the northern Spanish region on Sunday, in the...

    11. November 8, 2014

      Italian sovereign wealth fund buys 23% of Rocco Forte Hotels

      Sir Rocco Forte is giving up nearly a quarter of his luxury hotels business to Italian investors in return for a £60m...

    12. November 5, 2014

      Rajoy must go if Spain is to confront the threats it faces

      A stable two-party political system has been among Spain’s greatest strengths in the post-Franco era. But since 2008 the...

    13. November 2, 2014

      Delay for listing of Spain’s Aena

      Spanish politicians and investment bankers are licking their wounds after a “contractual problem” derailed one of the...

    14. October 30, 2014

      Spanish recovery lays bare a social crisis

      For many of the poorer residents of Madrid, the daily struggle to put food on the table ends in a vast red-brick warehouse...

    15. October 29, 2014

      Spain’s voters are furious but refuse to punish corrupt leaders

      Spain’s political class can find no respite from the attention of prosecutors, and no shelter from the storm of popular...

    16. October 29, 2014

      Diane von Furstenberg: ‘The Woman I Wanted To Be’

      The Woman I Wanted To Be, by Diane von Furstenberg, Simon & Schuster, $26/ £20 Diane von Furstenberg’s life combines the...

    17. October 26, 2014

      The Academic Week Ahead

      Monday – Oct 27 Visit China Yale Center Beijing, a convening space and intellectual hub for all of Yale’s activities in...

    18. October 21, 2014

      Europe needs the will to build an energy union

      The EU’s 28 member states face many challenges if they are to revive Europe’s sluggish economy. One of the most important –...

    19. October 17, 2014

      Catalan leader demonstrates talent for survival

      In recent weeks, Artur Mas has been mocked for committing career suicide and dismissed as a political zombie. Critics...

    20. The World

      October 16, 2014

      Spain gets some breathing space over Catalonia

      It was an interesting week to visit Spain. On Tuesday, I interviewed Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, on stage at...

    21. October 13, 2014

      Doubts emerge over Catalan independence vote

      Artur Mas, the Catalan president, seemed on the verge of calling off a controversial independence referendum planned for...

    22. October 13, 2014

      Spain’s Rajoy follows the fish through shark-infested waters

      There is a simple little chart that is doing the rounds in Moncloa, the government compound outside Madrid. Officials call...

    23. 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...

    24. October 10, 2014

      Spain’s Ebola victim becomes subject of political fight

      Teresa Romero has spent the past four days in the silent world of an isolation ward at Madrid’s Carlos III hospital,...

    25. October 9, 2014

      Heathrow and Gatwick airports add medical checks for Ebola

      Enhanced screening for Ebola is to be introduced at London’s two main airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, and the Eurostar rail...

    26. October 9, 2014

      China’s migrants thrive in Spain’s financial crisis

      Silk Road Redux: China in Spain From his first-floor office in an industrial estate south of Madrid, Chen Maodong can track...

    27. October 8, 2014

      ‘Phantom’ credit card scandal haunts Spanish elite

      Caja Madrid, the scandal-ridden lender that became a symbol of Spain’s financial crisis, has returned to haunt the country’s...

    28. October 8, 2014

      Travel stocks bear brunt as Ebola fears spook markets

      Fears that the Ebola virus is spreading beyond Africa spooked markets on Wednesday, with travel stocks bearing the brunt as...

    29. October 7, 2014

      Spain scrambles to limit spread of Ebola after nurse infected

      Spanish authorities were struggling to contain the country’s worst public health scare in years – as well as a mounting...

    30. October 6, 2014

      Spain confirms nurse tests positive for Ebola

      A Spanish nurse has tested positive for the Ebola virus, in what appears to be the first case of a person contracting the...

    31. 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...

    32. October 5, 2014

      Spanish markets on track to attract most listings in 25 years

      Spain’s stock market is on track to draw the highest number of new listings since 1989, in the latest sign of investor...

    33. October 3, 2014

      Catalan leaders vow to press on with referendum vote

      Catalan political leaders have vowed to press ahead with a referendum on the Spanish region’s political future – in defiance...

    34. September 26, 2014

      Spain raises forecast for economic growth

      The Spanish economy will grow faster than expected, and create as many as 350,000 jobs next year, according to a government...

    35. September 19, 2014

      World’s press eyes Scottish poll

      The Scottish referendum dominated the front pages of online newspapers around the world with the decisive No result welcomed...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      September 15, 2014

      Andres Sarda at Madrid Fashion Week

      Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP A model displays a Autumn/Winter design by Andres Sarda during the young designers show at Madrid’s...

    37. September 14, 2014

      Catalan activists look to Scottish campaign as an object lesson

      It hangs from thousands of balconies overlooking the great avenues of Barcelona. It flutters outside millionaires’ beach...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      September 12, 2014

      Spanish fashion week

      Susana Vera/Reuters Models present creations from Devota & Lomba’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection during the Mercedes-Benz...

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