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  1. April 18, 2014

    This lacy veil of tears

    What is it about ribbons that makes me so greedy? When I was finished with the shops that sell trimmings and passementerie...

  2. April 11, 2014

    Artistic masterpizzas

    I was on my own on a flight to Madrid reading pizza recipes. These were not just ordinary pizzas; they were pizzas assembled...

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  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. April 9, 2014

    Italy’s PM wades into CVC’s victory for Spain’s Deoleo

    A bidding war for Deoleo, owner of the Bertolli olive oil brand, took on an added piquancy on Wednesday, after London-based...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Spain hails eDreams Odigeo IPO as sign of recovery

    Spain passed a fresh milestone on Tuesday in its campaign to regain market trust and advertise a nascent economic recovery,...

  3. April 7, 2014

    IE and SMU launch executive MBA for Asia

    IE Business School and the Singapore Management University (SMU) are to launch a joint Executive MBA programme from...

  4. April 4, 2014

    Banco Popular in talks over Citibank’s Spanish retail units

    Banco Popular revealed on Friday that it is in talks to buy Citibank’s Spanish credit card and retail banking business, the...

  5. March 30, 2014

    Reinvention paves path to growth for Barcelona

    Barcelona’s latest stab at urban regeneration can be found at the eastern end of the city’s famous Diagonal Avenue, in a...

  6. March 30, 2014

    Tech-savvy drawn to warm climate and cool image of Barcelona

    From California’s Silicon Valley to London’s less salubrious-sounding Silicon Roundabout, technology start-ups have...

  7. March 30, 2014

    Interview: Mayor says it is time to change the relationship with Spain

    The political heart of Barcelona is the Plaça Sant Jaume, a square in the city’s Gothic district that is flanked by two...

  8. March 30, 2014

    FC Barcelona: Commercial deals a little off target

    Nothing matters more to football clubs than winning, and Barcelona has rediscovered its winning touch. In the Champions...

  9. March 30, 2014

    Winners emerge after years in the financial wilderness

    Over the years the long standing rivalry between Barcelona and Madrid, Spain’s two largest cities, has been fought on many...

  10. March 25, 2014

    Legal blow to Catalan vote

    Spain’s constitutional court has dealt a blow to the Catalan push for independence with a ruling that has nullified the...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    March 25, 2014

    Funeral of Adolfo Suarez Madrid

    Andrea Comas/Reuters A soldier carries a Spanish flag with a black ribbon during the funeral procession of Spain’s former...

  12. March 21, 2014

    Obituary: Gerard Mortier, arts administrator, 1943-2014

    If he were to have an epitaph, Gerard Mortier once said, his preference would be to parody the Marschallin’s line at the end...

  13. March 18, 2014

    Catalan business takes a nervous look at independence

    So much noise on the streets, so much silence in the boardrooms. For the past few years, Catalan politics has been shaken by...

  14. March 14, 2014

    Vodafone close to agreeing €7bn Ono deal

    Vodafone is close to agreeing a deal to acquire Spanish cable company Ono for more than €7bn including debt. The British...

  15. March 13, 2014

    Spanish cable group Ono to push ahead with IPO plans

    Ono, the Spanish cable group, will proceed with plans to float after a meeting of its shareholders in spite of continuing...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    March 11, 2014

    Madrid remembers 2004 bombing

    Philippe Marcou/AFP People look at the Atocha railway station memorial for the victims of the Madrid train bombings, marking...

  17. March 7, 2014

    Vodafone submits revised Ono offer

    Vodafone has submitted a revised offer to buy Spain’s Ono, and is initiating an accelerated due diligence process this...

  18. March 4, 2014

    Alceste, Teatro Real, Madrid – review

    “Your Royal Highness, how prepared were you for the pressures that came with marrying into the Royal Family?” the journalist...

  19. March 4, 2014

    Spain’s employment figures show first increase since 2008

    The recession-scarred Spanish labour market passed a milestone on Tuesday as employment showed its first annual rise since...

  20. February 28, 2014

    More than 100 arrested in international fraud crackdown

    Criminal gangs who trick investors into buying worthless shares have been rounded up in the largest international crackdown...

  21. February 27, 2014

    Spain’s Bankia takes first steps to reprivatisation

    The Spanish government is selling 7.5 per cent of Bankia, in the first step towards reprivatising the nationalised lender...

  22. February 26, 2014

    Repsol draws line under Argentina dispute

    Resolution of Repsol-YPF conflict After two years of political drama, legal battles, boardroom intrigue and secret...

  23. February 24, 2014

    ‘Manpool’: time to kiss and make up

    Is there a greater historical rivalry than that between Liverpool and Manchester? I ask because Jim O’Neill, the former...

  24. February 23, 2014

    Crown Prosecution Service targets improved asset recovery operation

    The Crown Prosecution Service will pledge to improve its track record on recovering ill-gotten gains and will deploy...

  25. February 23, 2014

    The smart way to manage clever staff

    Virtually all managers, from chief executives downwards, will tell you they want to attract the brightest and best staff....

  26. February 18, 2014

    Scotland’s slow road to Brussels

    Alex Salmond has always attached importance to one particular argument when promoting the case for Scotland’s independence...

  27. FT Photo Diary

    February 17, 2014

    Spanish style in Madrid

    Andres Kudacki/AP Models display autumn/winter designs by Hannibal Laguna during Madrid’s Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain ...

  28. February 14, 2014

    Classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic on his album ‘Aranjuez’

    The vast royal gardens at Aranjuez, an oasis 30 miles south of Madrid, are wind-blown and a little bleak in early February....

  29. February 12, 2014

    Spain proposes citizenship for Sephardic Jews

    The Spanish Embassy in Tel Aviv has been inundated with calls from eager Israelis after Madrid proposed a potentially...

  30. February 9, 2014

    Spain plans overhaul of tax system as Rajoy eyes election

    Spain is planning a sweeping reform of its inefficient tax system, in a move that Madrid hopes will shore up the country’s...

  31. February 7, 2014

    ESCP Europe and Lectra collaborate on fashion

    ESCP Europe has launched a chair in Fashion and Technology on its Paris campus to research innovation in the fashion and...

  32. beyondbrics

    February 3, 2014

    Colombia and UK: a new chapter

    While once the Colombian coastal city of Cartagena was raided by Sir Francis Drake in the days of the gold-grabbing deeds of...

  33. February 3, 2014

    Restored Bankia has held talks about early privatisation

    Bankia, the lender that emerged as the symbol of Spain’s financial crisis, has held “informal” talks with the government...

  34. Westminster Blog

    February 3, 2014

    FT launches week-long series on Scottish independence

    There has been an interesting shift in the polls north of the border with a rise in the support for independence from 26% to...

  35. February 2, 2014

    Spain promises non-interference on Scotland

    Spain has no intention of interfering in Scotland’s push for independence and is willing to consider an eventual Scottish...

  36. January 30, 2014

    Buyout groups circle Applus

    Buyout groups are circling Spanish certification specialist Applus, potentially derailing the company’s planned Madrid...

  37. January 29, 2014

    Spanish cable group Ono forges ahead with Madrid float plans

    Ono, the Spanish cable group at the centre of takeover interest from Vodafone and John Malone’s Liberty Global, is forging...

  38. January 28, 2014

    Liberty Global in talks to buy Spanish TV and telecoms group Ono

    Liberty Global, the company owned by US cable entrepreneur John Malone, is considering a €7bn bid for Spanish TV, broadband...

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