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    Zara sparks outcry over T-shirt’s similarity to Holocaust clothing

    Spanish retailer Zara has withdrawn a child’s “sheriff” shirt hours after launching it following a public outcry that the...

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  1. FT Photo Diary

    August 26, 2014

    Dragon feet

    Andres Kudacki/AP Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale steps on a chair with his new football shoes, during the presentation of the...

  2. August 25, 2014

    Angela Merkel backs Luis de Guindos to chair eurozone finance ministers’ group

    Angela Merkel has thrown her crucial support behind Spain’s bid to win one of the top jobs in the EU, declaring on Monday...

  3. August 17, 2014

    Pujol scandal fractures Catalonia’s ruling coalition

    Jordi Pujol, the first democratically elected President of Catalonia after Franco’s death, embodied the economically...

  4. August 13, 2014

    Spain approves €7.5bn oil exploration project off the Canaries

    The Spanish government has given the go-ahead for a contentious €7.5bn oil exploration project off the Canary Islands, a...

  5. The A-List

    August 9, 2014

    Isis and the promotion of genocidal war

    President Barack Obama’s decision to bomb the forces of Isis (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) – in order to blunt...

  6. July 30, 2014

    Spain and Catalonia fail to narrow divide over breakaway quest

    The leaders of Spain and Catalonia launched a last-ditch attempt on Wednesday to halt an escalating confrontation over the...

  7. July 24, 2014

    Spaniards still waiting to feel recovery in their pockets

    Rosa Galvarro has not had a pay rise in the past five years in her job as a supermarket cashier in the Spanish capital. To...

  8. July 22, 2014

    BBVA wins auction for state-owned Catalunya Banc

    BBVA has signalled its confidence in Spain’s economic recovery, outbidding its two main domestic rivals to acquire Catalunya...

  9. July 16, 2014

    Spain ‘can cut taxes and tame deficit’

    Spain’s budget minister has dismissed criticism of the government’s controversial tax reform, insisting that Madrid can pull...

  10. FT Alphaville

    July 15, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David finds two very different interpretations of the Chinese macro data. Dan has a...

  11. July 15, 2014

    Madrid to approve Canaries drilling as oil trumps renewables

    Madrid is poised to grant final approval to a controversial €7.5bn oil exploration project off the Canary Islands, ending a...

  12. July 14, 2014

    European property IPOs reach 8-year high

    What do Spanish bank branches, London housing developments and Swedish care homes have in common? They have all been used to...

  13. July 11, 2014

    Jenaro García Martín to face court over Gowex collapse

    The downfall of a Spanish corporate icon took place while the country was still sleeping, in the early hours of Sunday...

  14. July 11, 2014

    Resilient euro rides periphery jitters

    This week’s jitters on the eurozone periphery, sparked by solvency concerns at Portugal’s biggest banking group Espirito...

  15. FT Alphaville

    July 6, 2014

    Probe Gotham? Er, no. Gowex is bust

    On Tuesday, US short selling specialist Gotham City Research declared Spain’s Let’s Go Gowex to be a fraud. When the shares...

  16. June 30, 2014

    Spanish banking veteran resigns at Caixabank

    Juan María Nin, one of Spain’s most experienced bankers, has resigned from his posts as chief executive and deputy chairman...

  17. June 25, 2014

    ‘Powerhouse’ UK leads Europe app development, says research

    Britain has become the largest tech hub in Europe for app development, according to research from Google, with more than a...

  18. June 24, 2014

    Private equity group KKR is bullish on Spain

    KKR co-founder Henry Kravis is bullish on Spain – and personally seeing his private equity group is not missing out on deals...

  19. June 22, 2014

    France seeks to shed reputation for rudeness to woo tourists

    Queueing to go up the Eiffel Tower with her husband and two children, Monica Krishan from Delhi pulls few punches about...

  20. June 20, 2014

    Spain to cut taxes in bid to boost economic recovery

    Spain’s government will cut both corporate and income taxes early next year in an attempt to strengthen the economy and...

  21. FT Photo Diary

    June 19, 2014

    The newly crowned King Felipe VI

    Andres Kudack/AP Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Princess Leonor arrive at the Parliament in Madrid....

  22. June 15, 2014

    Spain’s Catalan crisis will be Felipe’s first big test

    Can a new king help solve Spain’s Catalan crisis? It is a question that has been raised with growing frequency, ever since...

  23. June 13, 2014

    Spain to sell 49% of airports group Aena

    Spain has unveiled a plan to sell 49 per cent of the state-owned airport operator to private investors, in an operation that...

  24. June 9, 2014

    El Pabellón del Espejo, Madrid

    Where:Paseo de Recoletos 31 WiFi: No Plug Sockets: Yes Price of a café con leche: €1.50 Open: 9am – 1am Privacy points: 2/5...

  25. June 6, 2014

    Spain to repay part of EU bailout early

    Madrid will repay part of its €42bn EU bailout package earlier than planned, in the latest attempt to boost confidence in...

  26. June 6, 2014

    The dutiful prince charged with burnishing the crown

    The King of Spain was preparing for a game of squash at his residence outside Madrid when he heard about the military coup....

  27. June 6, 2014

    Vicente del Bosque – Spain’s man of honour

    Despite having to win the coming World Cup, the only pressure Vicente del Bosque admits to on this particular morning in...

  28. June 4, 2014

    Two more convicted of £70m boiler-room fraud

    Two more people have been convicted of operating a £70m “boiler-room” scam that defrauded more than 1,000 UK investors in...

  29. June 4, 2014

    Abdication is the king’s final gift to a grateful Spain

    King Juan Carlos was a remarkable monarch, indispensable to Spain’s transition to democracy. The king – who has abdicated...

  30. June 3, 2014

    Pemex sells bulk of Repsol holding

    Pemex, the Mexican state oil company, has sold most of its holding in Repsol, the Spanish energy group, in a move that draws...

  31. Business Blog

    June 2, 2014

    Abdication: for kings and corporate dynasts, it's all about timing

    Spanish Crown Prince Felipe Photo: Reuters A couple of royal handovers and a papal resignation and suddenly abdication –...

  32. Business Blog

    June 2, 2014

    Abdication: for kings or corporate dynasties it's all about the timing

    Spanish Crown Prince Felipe Photo: Reuters A couple of royal handovers and a papal resignation and suddenly abdication –...

  33. FT Alphaville

    June 2, 2014

    Constitutional change in Spain

    Something to keep in the back of your mind as once remote political events become everyday, is that the Catalan question...

  34. June 2, 2014

    Spain’s King Juan Carlos abdicates after nearly four decades on throne

    King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates King Juan Carlos is to abdicate from the Spanish throne, ending a four-decade reign that...

  35. June 1, 2014

    Spain aims to boost recovery with €6.3bn stimulus package

    The Spanish government is planning to bolster the country’s nascent economic recovery through tax cuts and a €6.3bn stimulus...

  36. May 28, 2014

    Madrid failed to protect citizens from housing crash, says report

    Spain has failed to protect the victims of the recent housing bust and debt crisis, according to a report by Human Rights...

  37. May 27, 2014

    European poll highlights regional rift in Spain

    In legal terms, Catalan leaders have yet to work out how they can hold a referendum on independence from Spain. In electoral...

  38. May 26, 2014

    The Puig family’s scents of adventure

    Even after generations of experience, launching a perfume is a high-risk enterprise. The difference between success and...

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