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    1. December 23, 2014

      Let us enjoy the greatest human escape of all

      The highest life expectancy recorded for women anywhere in the world has risen by a year every four years since 1840. This...

    2. December 19, 2014

      Biotechnology: A breakthrough for blood cancer?

      Some of the most heart-rending stories in medicine are about the desperate search for a compatible bone marrow donor as a...

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    1. December 18, 2014

      Luxembourg abandons attempt to keep tax list secret

      Luxembourg has agreed to hand over a list of the hundreds of tax deals signed with some of the world’s largest businesses...

    2. December 18, 2014

      Icelandic bank pays back further £1.36bn

      The UK government has recovered a further £1.36bn of taxpayers’ money, six years after bailing out thousands of British...

    3. December 18, 2014

      Geert Wilders charged over anti-Moroccan remarks

      The controversial Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders has been charged with discrimination and encouraging hatred...

    4. December 17, 2014

      EU widens corporate tax rulings probe

      Brussels has widened a probe into corporate tax rulings to include all 28 member states amid heightened scrutiny of...

    5. December 17, 2014

      Philips to buy US medical devices group Volcano for €800m

      Philips is proposing to buy US medical device group Volcano for €800m, as the Dutch electronics group focuses more on...

    6. December 15, 2014

      Google facing prospect of €15m fine from Dutch regulators

      Google faces its largest ever fine from a European regulator after the Dutch Data Protection Agency threatened the...

    7. December 15, 2014

      BGC to buy UK interdealer broker RP Martin

      BGC Partners, the US interdealer broker, is to extend its aggressive expansion with the purchase of the main assets of UK...

    8. December 14, 2014

      All must play their part in energy transition

      Sir, I welcome UK energy secretary Ed Davey’s comment that, when it comes to the energy industry, investors should...

    9. December 5, 2014

      Nutreco backs SHV’s €3bn takeover approach

      Nutreco has called on its shareholders to back a €3bn takeover approach from SHV Holdings, the Dutch trading group. The...

    10. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Video business wants faster broadband

      John Keedwell was a broadcast cameraman for 20 years before going into business for himself at the beginning of the year. As...

    11. December 1, 2014

      Ivory Coast set to lead cocoa processing

      Ivory Coast is set to become the world’s largest cocoa processor, overtaking the Netherlands as the African state seeks to...

    12. November 30, 2014

      Dutch home rental market rocked to foundations

      When the European Central Bank began to cut interest rates in November 2011, it set off a chain of events that led to 3,786...

    13. November 28, 2014

      Swiss plan to put more women in top management

      Large Swiss companies will have to ensure that women hold at least 30 per cent of senior management and board posts if a new...

    14. November 28, 2014

      Round Hill seals €365m Dutch social housing deal

      International property investment manager Round Hill Capital has become the second investor to buy into the Dutch housing...

    15. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2014

      Welfare spending across the OECD

      The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has a new report out summarising data from its “social expenditure...

    16. November 25, 2014

      Russian imports ban takes big bite out of pear production

      Europe’s producers of pears are leaving crops to rot because of retaliation by Russia, the biggest buyer of European pears,...

    17. FT Alphaville

      November 19, 2014

      The costs of offshore tax avoidance, part 1

      Nobody likes paying taxes. The rich, however, can reduce the burden more easily than others because capital is more mobile...

    18. November 18, 2014

      Google and Ikea tack on wind deals

      Google and Ikea have doubled down on green energy with each unveiling a new wind farm deal in the other’s home region. Ikea,...

    19. November 17, 2014

      Bird flu prompts mass poultry cull in UK and Netherlands

      Tens of thousands of farm birds have been culled in the Netherlands and UK in an attempt to contain two outbreaks of bird...

    20. November 16, 2014

      Sovereign debt rule change ‘could prompt €1.1tn rebalancing’

      More than a trillion euros of government bonds may have to change hands if eurozone regulators press ahead with ambitions to...

    21. November 14, 2014

      Brussels slams Netherlands over Starbucks tax deal

      Brussels has confronted the Netherlands over sweetheart tax deals by alleging the country artificially lowered Starbucks’...

    22. November 13, 2014

      Cargill set to lock horns in fight over Nutreco

      Let battle commence. The announcement of an agreed offer for Dutch animal and fish feed group Nutreco has pitted one...

    23. November 7, 2014

      George Osborne wins reprieve on €2.1bn EU bill

      George Osborne, the chancellor, has won a tentative agreement to delay payment on the extra €2.1bn contribution the EU is...

    24. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2014

      What is going on with the UK's current account balance? Part 4

      In the first three parts of our investigation into the UK’s rapidly widening current account deficit, we managed to narrow...

    25. Brussels Blog

      November 7, 2014

      Compromise on UK's €2.1bn EU bill: the leaked plan

      David Cameron, with his Finnish counterpart Alex Stubb, at a summit in Helsinki Thursday The much-anticipated “emergency...

    26. November 4, 2014

      Polish campaigners bite back at import ban on apples from Russia

      Russia’s ban on importing EU agricultural products will cause the loss of more than 300,000 tonnes of apples grown in...

    27. October 27, 2014

      Brussels warns David Cameron over €2.1bn bill payment

      David Cameron will “open a Pandora’s box” over Britain’s EU budget rebate and will be hit with automatic fines if he refuses...

    28. FT Tech Hub

      October 27, 2014

      Axel Springer and The New York Times invest in "iTunes for journalism"

      The New York Times Company and Axel Springer are hoping that a little-known Dutch start-up called Blendle may hold the key...

    29. October 24, 2014

      David Cameron angry over €2.1bn EU surcharge

      David Cameron has lashed out at the EU, saying a €2.1bn surcharge for the UK was “unjustified”, even as it emerged that...

    30. October 23, 2014

      Big business tempers anti-graft clampdown, says report

      More than half the countries around the world that pledged to clamp down on bribery are doing nothing about it because big...

    31. October 20, 2014

      SHV to buy Dutch animal feed group Nutreco

      SHV Holdings, the family-owned Dutch trading company, has agreed to buy animal feed group Nutreco in a €2.7bn cash deal that...

    32. October 17, 2014

      The Rijksmuseum’s new masters

      Photography featured at the Rijksmuseum The Rijksmuseum is the national gallery of the Netherlands but, rather like our own...

    33. October 17, 2014

      Accor seeks bigger slice of digital pie

      Visitors invariably leave Sébastien Bazin’s Paris office with the impression that Accor’s chief executive has all the time...

    34. October 10, 2014

      EU clears Liberty Global deal for Ziggo

      John Malone’s Liberty Global has secured EU clearance for its €10bn acquisition of Dutch cable operator Ziggo, after...

    35. October 9, 2014

      Competition concerns send Vodafone lower

      Competition fears delivered Vodafone its biggest daily fall in four months on Thursday. Investors have been wrong to assume...

    36. October 8, 2014

      Political row erupts over ScotRail franchise award to Abellio

      The Scottish government on Wednesday defended the award of the £2.5bn ScotRail franchise to Abellio of the Netherlands...

    37. October 7, 2014

      Frans Timmermans promises to slash EU red tape

      Frans Timmermans, the man who would likely oversee any UK renegotiation of its membership with the EU, laid out a buffet of...

    38. October 7, 2014

      English language tightening its hold as the academic lingua franca

      When Darja Stoeva was finishing high school in Macedonia, she had two ambitions: to study mathematics and to do it in...

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