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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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’...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. October 1, 2014

      Europe chicken group put on the menu

      Plukon, one of Europe’s largest chicken farmers, has been put on the block by its private equity owner in a move that...

    23. September 26, 2014

      Air France-KLM chief struggles to halt French airline’s strike

      His tan was still impeccable and his suit immaculately pressed, but the silky-smooth chief executive of Air France-KLM had...

    24. September 26, 2014

      Shanks shares tumble after profit warning

      Shanks, the London-listed waste group, has seen its shares plunge more than 15 per cent after a profit warning triggered by...

    25. September 24, 2014

      TNT Express shares fall after profit warning

      Shares in TNT Express fell 11 per cent on Wednesday after the Dutch logistics company warned that it does not expect to meet...

    26. September 23, 2014

      Amazon looks to launch in Netherlands

      Amazon is looking to launch in the Netherlands after it emerged that the company is in negotiations with a number of Dutch...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      September 16, 2014

      A gilded arrival

      Jasper Juinen/Getty Images King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrives with Queen Maxima in the golden carriage at the...

    28. September 16, 2014

      G20 governments agree to crackdown on tax avoidance

      Governments have thrown their weight behind sweeping rules to crack down on corporate tax avoidance, including steps to...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      September 15, 2014

      Smoke gets in your eyes

      Peter Dejong/AP Smoke shrouds members of the Dutch cavalry as 80 riders rehearsed on a beach on Monday at Scheveningen,...

    30. September 11, 2014

      Air France-KLM chief raises stakes in dispute with pilots

      The chief executive of Air France-KLM is threatening to halt the development of the Franco-Dutch airline group’s budget...

    31. MBA blog

      September 10, 2014

      Is an EMBA worth its hefty price tag?

      In October the FT will publish its 2014 Executive MBA magazine and, as part of our research, we would like to hear your...

    32. September 5, 2014

      Eurozone borrowing costs turn negative

      Short-term government borrowing costs have dropped firmly into negative territory across much of the eurozone after the...

    33. FT Alphaville

      September 4, 2014

      BIS says we should follow the money

      On Wednesday we wrote about the growing consensus among scholars and policymakers that unencumbered financial flows are bad,...

    34. FT Alphaville

      September 3, 2014

      Financial globalisation not so great, says the BIS

      “It, therefore, agreed that the Fund’s Articles should be amended to make the promotion of capital account liberalization a...

    35. September 1, 2014

      Call Putin’s bluff – he will not cut off Europe’s gas

      In Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, two tailors promise to make an emperor a suit that is invisible to unwise people....

    36. September 1, 2014

      Factory go-slow increases pressure on ECB

      The European Central Bank is facing renewed pressure to take radical steps to boost the eurozone’s flagging economy after...

    37. August 29, 2014

      Nato states create new multilateral force

      Britain and six other states are to create a new joint expeditionary force of at least 10,000 personnel to bolster Nato’s...

    38. August 29, 2014

      ABN to shift retail options trades from Euronext to rival Tom

      ABN Amro is set to further shake-up the Dutch options market by diverting the options trades it executes for retail...

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