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    Starbucks relocates European headquarters to London

    The Treasury’s efforts to attract multinationals to Britain received a boost on Wednesday when Starbucks, the coffee...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Austrian far-right candidate steps down after gaffes

    Austria’s far-right Freedom party has lost one of its main candidates for next month’s European elections, after he stepped...

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  1. FT Photo Diary

    April 8, 2014

    Walking through the tulips

    Peter Dejong/AP Tulip farmers look for weeds in a field of tulips left to blossom for growing bulbs near the city of...

  2. April 2, 2014

    China craves invitation to join global trade club

    To understand the geopolitics of trade these days just look at the contrasting visits by Barack Obama and Xi Jinping to...

  3. April 2, 2014

    Telefónica to connect European Tesla cars to internet

    Telefónica will connect all Tesla cars in Europe to the internet, in the latest of a string of deals as telecoms providers...

  4. April 1, 2014

    UK pupils score highly in problem solving

    UK teenagers perform significantly better than most of their international peers in problem-solving activities, according to...

  5. March 30, 2014

    Dutch pension fund defends Israel stance

    The second-biggest pension fund in the Netherlands has defended its asset management arm’s decision to dump its holdings in...

  6. March 26, 2014

    Carpetright issues third profit warning in six months

    Carpetright has issued its third profit warning in less than six months after the recovery in the UK’s housing market failed...

  7. March 26, 2014

    Merkel considers restrictions on unemployed EU migrants

    Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is considering limiting the right of unemployed migrants from other EU states to...

  8. March 25, 2014

    More women on the board but men still get top jobs

    The UK is on course to hit a government target of 25 per cent female membership of FTSE 100 boards by the end of next year,...

  9. March 25, 2014

    UK faces fresh EU scrutiny over intellectual property tax break

    Britain is facing fresh scrutiny from Brussels over its flagship tax break for intellectual property, because of concerns it...

  10. The World

    March 25, 2014

    Wilders sparks backlash - even among his own supporters

    Until a week ago, it looked as if the far-right, anti-immigrant Freedom party (PVV), led by Geert Wilders, might become the...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    March 24, 2014

    Anti-nuclear protesters in The Hague

    Patrick Post/AP Protestors with a radioactive sign painted on their faces pose during a demonstration on the first day of...

  12. March 24, 2014

    EU steps up probe into tax sweeteners for multinationals

    Brussels has stepped up its probe into alleged illegal sweeteners offered to multinationals by expanding the investigation...

  13. FT Photo Diary

    March 24, 2014

    Obama and Rutte meet on the Night Watch

    Jerry Lampen/Getty Barack Obama, US president (left), and Mark Rutte, Netherlands prime minister (centre), meet in front of...

  14. March 21, 2014

    South Korea and Japan to hold summit

    The leaders of Japan, South Korea and the US will meet in the Netherlands next week, Seoul said on Friday, raising hopes of...

  15. March 18, 2014

    Clive Cowdery sets sights on European deals

    Clive Cowdery has set his sights on setting up another insurance consolidation vehicle, this time involving deals in Europe,...

  16. March 12, 2014

    Brazil to probe Petrobras bribe claims

    Brazil will send a special commission to the Netherlands to look into allegations that state-run oil company Petrobras...

  17. March 7, 2014

    Snowden: US spy agencies pressed EU states to ease privacy laws

    US intelligence agencies have successfully pressured EU governments to weaken laws protecting their communications systems,...

  18. March 7, 2014

    Dutch publishers join ‘iTunes of journalism’

    The Netherlands’ biggest newspaper and magazine publishers have agreed to start selling individual articles for as little as...

  19. March 4, 2014

    UK’s migrant entrepreneurs seek out fellow countrymen

    While the migrant entrepreneur population of London is a melting pot of nationalities, some other UK cities play host to...

  20. February 27, 2014

    Uganda’s currency falls after president signs anti-gay law

    Uganda’s central bank intervened for a second day to shore up its currency on Thursday as the financial risks of its...

  21. 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...

  22. February 24, 2014

    Venn moves into the Dutch mortgage market

    Venn Partners, a London investment management firm, is moving into the Dutch mortgage market through the first new...

  23. February 21, 2014

    Europe’s brewers toast beer drinking recovery

    Europe’s brewers are toasting a recovery in beer consumption that has been helped by a trend towards rolling back taxes. The...

  24. FT Alphaville

    February 20, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: More signs of a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy had a ripple effects across Asia-Pacific markets. A...

  25. February 14, 2014

    Eurozone economy gathers speed

    Better than expected growth in Germany and France, the eurozone’s two largest economies, helped the single currency bloc’s...

  26. February 12, 2014

    Iceland premier repels Icesave lawsuit

    Iceland’s prime minister has criticised the UK and Dutch authorities for filing a IKr1,000bn (£5.6bn) lawsuit over the 2008...

  27. beyondbrics

    February 11, 2014

    Guest post: Emerging Europe needs demand stimulus

    By Liviu Voinea, Minister Delegate for Budget, Romania The recent turmoil in some emerging markets sharpens a focus on...

  28. February 10, 2014

    Icesave dispute resurrected in court

    British and Dutch authorities have reignited the controversial dispute over the collapse of online lender Icesave at the...

  29. The World

    February 10, 2014

    Should the Swiss be punished?

    An electoral poster opposing the "Stop Mass Immigration" referendum Getty Images The result of the Swiss referendum -...

  30. February 6, 2014

    Wilders makes his case for ‘Nexit’

    If one were asked to draw up a list of single-currency members that have struggled most since the start of the eurozone...

  31. February 6, 2014

    Cash equities clearing house EuroCCP loses market share

    EuroCCP, Europe’s largest cash equities clearing house, has lost market share in the past year as competition and structural...

  32. The World

    February 6, 2014

    What's the point of calling for a Nexit?

    Geert Wilders (Michel Porro/Getty Images) Beneath his populist rhetoric neither Geert Wilders, nor most supporters of his...

  33. February 6, 2014

    Geert Wilders outlines case for a Dutch ‘Nexit’ from the EU

    Geert Wilders, leader of the far-right Freedom Party (PVV) that is leading in Dutch polls for May’s European parliament...

  34. February 5, 2014

    New contract to hedge high aluminium premium

    Aluminium traders and the London Metal Exchange are in advanced discussions over a new contract that will allow consumers to...

  35. FT Alphaville

    February 3, 2014

    In defence of China's shadow banks

    A sanguine note on China’s shadow banks from JPMorgan’s Flows & Liquidity team to cheer those spooked by Credit Equals Gold...

  36. January 31, 2014

    Rules and regulations dog ETF managers

    The reforms of regulation standards needed after the financial crisis have placed a heavy burden on the exchange traded...

  37. January 30, 2014

    National Grid says UK set to import more electricity

    The UK will import more power from neighbouring countries in the future as the country’s electricity margin continues to...

  38. January 30, 2014

    EM turmoil steers US investors back to Europe

    US investors are piling into European equities at a pace not seen since the late 1990s. US purchases of European stocks...

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