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      Ahold earnings hit by US price war with Walmart

      A US price war knocked earnings at Ahold during the first quarter of the year as the Dutch grocer battled to increase its...

    2. May 22, 2015

      Dutch government to sell 30 per cent stake in ABN Amro

      The Dutch government has fired the starting gun on the privatisation of ABN Amro by announcing plans to sell a 30 per cent...

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    1. May 22, 2015

      French landlord Powerhouse Habitat set to go public

      A French landlord is set to go public in the latest indication that a listed residential investment class is emerging in...

    2. Brussels Blog

      May 19, 2015

      Timmermans interview: the annotated transcript

      On Tuesday, Frans Timmermans, the European Commission’s first vice president who has been tasked with streamlining and...

    3. May 19, 2015

      Frans Timmermans, the man standing between Brussels and Brexit

      Ten years ago Frans Timmermans had the political version of an existential crisis. Having spent nearly his entire career...

    4. May 16, 2015

      Contest raises question ‘What is design?’

      A Google car, an ad campaign promoting ugly vegetables, a cybernetic microchip that mimics human organs and an attempt to...

    5. May 13, 2015

      ABN Amro chairman apologises after executive pay reversal

      The chairman of ABN Amro has apologised for the uproar over executive pay that is disrupting the Dutch bank’s planned...

    6. May 12, 2015

      Ahold and Delhaize seek US grocery saving

      Nearly a decade after their last attempt, the Dutch grocer Ahold and its Belgian rival Delhaize are once again discussing a...

    7. May 8, 2015

      Ericsson sues Apple over patents in Germany, UK and Netherlands

      Ericsson has stepped up its legal pursuit of Apple in European courts, arguing that the US group should be forced to pay for...

    8. May 7, 2015

      German online banking unit boosts ING profits

      ING has shown its rivals that it is possible to make healthy profits from retail banking in Germany, which has become the...

    9. FT Alphaville

      May 7, 2015

      A circuit breaker for the Wunderbund?

      What will save the Wunderbund* (and related QE trades)? Bund sell-off continues. 10yr German govt bond yields jump to 0.66%,...

    10. April 28, 2015

      Philips restructuring triggers 27% fall in profits

      Philips’ chief executive predicted a better performance in the second half of 2015 after restructuring charges knocked 27...

    11. April 27, 2015

      Mylan rounds on Teva as it rejects $40bn bid

      Mylan has rejected a $40bn takeover bid from Israel’s Teva, a generic drugs rival double its size, and confirmed its pursuit...

    12. April 22, 2015

      Mylan readies its poison pill defences

      Israel’s Teva faces an uphill battle in its $40bn takeover pursuit of rival generics drugmaker Mylan, thanks to recent...

    13. April 21, 2015

      How beliefs became truths for the political establishment

      A decade ago, Stephen Colbert, the American political commentator and satirist, who will soon become the new host of CBS’s...

    14. April 20, 2015

      Liberty Global and Telenet: owner occupied

      Sometimes you just want to stop renting and own your own place. It could be a question of cost or the desire for permanence....

    15. April 15, 2015

      Bond yields move lower as ECB confirms purchases

      Europe’s debt markets smashed through another set of records on Wednesday as the European Central Bank reaffirmed its...

    16. April 10, 2015

      Buy Europe as Draghi gets it all wrong

      Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, fired his quantitative easing (QE) bazooka weeks ago. Many celebrated...

    17. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      European stocks and not-so-record highs

      European stocks as measured by the Stoxx 600 index finally passed their March 2000 high this week. As measured by the FTSE...

    18. April 9, 2015

      ABN Amro IPO back on Dutch government’s agenda

      The Dutch government will renew its attempts to float nationalised bank ABN Amro “as soon as possible” after its plans to...

    19. April 9, 2015

      Oil price holds key to success of Shell takeover

      Sometimes one number is all that matters. In the case of the proposed takeover of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell, that number...

    20. March 31, 2015

      Heineken shakes up top team in effort to boost sales

      Three Heineken executives — a quarter of the Dutch brewer’s top team — are leaving the family-controlled group in a shake-up...

    21. March 31, 2015

      Philips sells LED and car business stake to PE groups for $2.8bn

      Philips has sold off a majority stake in its LED and car business to private equity investors for $2.8bn as part of its plan...

    22. March 30, 2015

      Vodafone to add bank cards to mobile wallet service

      Vodafone will add bank cards to its mobile payments service following an agreement with Visa and Carta Worldwide From next...

    23. March 27, 2015

      Amsterdam’s Schiphol halts flights after power cut

      All flights into and out of Amsterdam’s airport were cancelled on Friday morning after the Dutch capital and surrounding...

    24. March 23, 2015

      Euro money funds turn red

      Yields on virtually all euro-denominated money market funds aimed at institutional investors are likely to turn negative in...

    25. March 22, 2015

      Women in Business — Nancy McKinstry, Wolters Kluwer

      Nancy McKinstry is chief executive of Wolters Kluwer, the global information services company, and an MBA graduate of...

    26. March 22, 2015

      Liberty Global wants to take ITV programmes to Europe

      US cable group Liberty Global wants to distribute ITV’s best programmes across Europe, but sees the British broadcaster as...

    27. March 19, 2015

      Oil trader Vitol’s profits rebound to $1.35bn

      Vitol, the world’s biggest independent oil trader, saw a sharp recovery in profits in 2014, aided by more favourable market...

    28. FT Alphaville

      March 19, 2015

      One very predictable consequence of the fall in EURUSD: hordes of American tourists

      You know that the rise in the dollar is having an impact when US newspapers write trend pieces about how great it will be to...

    29. March 16, 2015

      Blackstone looks to check out from Center Parcs

      Blackstone Group has put the Center Parcs rural resorts business up for sale. Center Parcs, which runs five holiday villages...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      March 12, 2015

      Formula One portraits

      Formula One drivers for the 2015 season are pictured in this combination photo at Melbourne’s Albert Park Track, Australia....

    31. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2015

      The mystery of the missing money, part 2

      In our previous post, we were inspired by a fascinating note from Deutsche Bank to look into the peculiar behaviour of the...

    32. March 11, 2015

      Europe lacks commitment to spend on defence

      Does Europe need an army? Jean-Claude Juncker seems to think so. “A common army among the Europeans,” the Commission...

    33. The Exchange

      March 11, 2015

      Europe needs a commitment to defence before it needs an army

      Does Europe need an army? Jean-Claude Juncker seems to think so. “A common army among the Europeans,” the European...

    34. March 8, 2015

      Real danger lies in Mitteleuropa’s financial sector

      Much of what could go wrong in the eurozone did. Among the few things that did not has been the unreformed financial sector...

    35. March 5, 2015

      Corporate peak still out of reach for most women

      Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara turned her second husband’s general store into a lumber and sawmill empire. As Mildred...

    36. March 4, 2015

      Portuguese banks: are you asking?

      Like teenagers at a disco, Portugal’s banks are eyeing each other across the dance floor. BPI — the fourth largest by assets...

    37. The World

      March 3, 2015

      Colombian peace talks brought to you by YouTube

      It is testament to the power of social media that some members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, have...

    38. March 2, 2015

      Oligarch’s oil deal caught in sanctions crossfire

      Fridman’s North Sea oil deal As first days at work go, Monday was eventful even by the standards of someone as experienced...

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