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  1. April 18, 2014

    Super-commuters: how to live and work in different continents

    Wolf and Kate Allisat were keen for their daughters’ names to be easily pronounceable around the world because, if their...

  2. April 17, 2014

    Weighing up Europe and emerging markets

    If you were an international bond investor, which of these entities would you lend to? Country A is an economic powerhouse,...

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  1. April 14, 2014

    ICE Clear Europe wins European CDS approval

    IntercontinentalExchange will begin clearing European sovereign credit default swaps (CDS) after US clearance brought to an...

  2. April 13, 2014

    Portuguese finance minister open to unconventional easing by ECB

    Portugal’s finance minister said she would welcome unconventional monetary easing measures from the European Central Bank,...

  3. April 10, 2014

    Greek bond sale helps spread investor appetite across Europe

    Investor exuberance spread across European bond markets on Thursday as Greece’s successful five-year debt sale helped send...

  4. April 7, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – April 7 Analyse health Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is exploring how the emergence of new technologies such...

  5. April 4, 2014

    Flying ‘Pigs’ – Europe’s peripheral economies surge ahead

    Volatile countries on the edge of Europe have long been out of favour with investors, but interest is reviving in these...

  6. March 30, 2014

    Surge in European corporate bond issues

    European corporate bond issuance surged last week as investor demand pushed down interest rates on government bonds from...

  7. March 28, 2014

    Portugal bond yield falls below 4% for first time in four years

    Portugal’s benchmark borrowing costs have slipped below the 4 per cent mark as investors rush to snap up some of the last...

  8. March 27, 2014

    IMF in balancing act with $14bn Ukraine rescue pledge

    The International Monetary Fund is used to lending to countries whose economies are in a mess. Rarely has it agreed to bail...

  9. March 24, 2014

    Demand for tungsten shifts focus to Europe

    Europe could be set to reduce its dependence on Chinese tungsten, a vital metal for many industrial applications, after...

  10. March 23, 2014

    Europe’s periphery in fundraising rush

    Eurozone governments are taking advantage of unexpectedly low borrowing costs to push ahead with debt issuance, with some...

  11. March 19, 2014

    Penguin Random House buys Santillana’s trade and consumer arm

    Penguin Random House has agreed to buy the trade and consumer publishing arm of Santillana, the Spanish and Portuguese...

  12. March 17, 2014

    France and Germany squabble over who pays for EU banking union

    France and Germany are squabbling over who should foot the bill for Europe’s banking union, with Paris fearing its banks...

  13. March 14, 2014

    Douro 2011s

    Belgrave Square is one of London’s smartest addresses, giving its name to Belgravia, the rich kernel of one of the world’s...

  14. March 13, 2014

    Irish borrowing costs hit euro-era low

    Irish borrowing costs fell to the lowest levels since the eurozone’s launch in January 1999 on Thursday, as yields in other...

  15. March 10, 2014

    Oxford study warns developing countries against dam projects

    An ill-advised splurge on large dams across the developing world is likely to saddle countries with big debts, according to...

  16. March 7, 2014

    The countries offering passports to lure property investors

    Wealthy property investors are increasingly indulging in the new pursuit of “passport shopping”, basing their buying...

  17. February 28, 2014

    Postcard from . . . Andalucía: fast-track to Portugal

    What gives a man the idea of setting up the world’s first international zipline ride – a business with all the bureaucracy...

  18. beyondbrics

    February 26, 2014

    Sexual stereotyping in Brazil: no help needed

    “But you are Brazilian!” – after I rejected a sexual advance. That’s what it says on the card above, one of several used in...

  19. February 26, 2014

    Stocks join in Europe’s periphery revival

    Recovering bond markets in the eurozone’s periphery nations have been much hailed in the past year. Far less remarked upon –...

  20. February 24, 2014

    Five risks to Portugal’s bailout success

    Talks this week between Portugal and its bailout lenders are expected to be strained after Lisbon rejected a call for...

  21. February 16, 2014

    Portugal the surprise hero of eurozone growth as exports and tourism prosper

    Tearful farewells have become a common sight at Lisbon’s Portela airport. Three years of punishing austerity and deep...

  22. February 16, 2014

    Argonaut invests in ‘peripheral’ Europe

    Barry Norris, one of Europe’s more successful fund managers, has poured money into the continent’s struggling “peripheral”...

  23. February 11, 2014

    Portugal draws strong demand in debt sale

    Lisbon attracted strong demand for a €3bn issue of 10-year debt on Tuesday, the latest in a string of successful bond issues...

  24. February 10, 2014

    Portugal tries its luck with tax lottery

    The secret to good citizenship, Portuguese tax authorities believe, could lie in giving away luxury cars. In April, they...

  25. February 5, 2014

    The reform split in southern Europe

    Almost four years since the start of Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, the debate on the effectiveness of the eurozone...

  26. February 4, 2014

    Christie’s pulls Miró auction after Portuguese protests

    The hammer fell on a nail-biting auction drama on Tuesday when Christie’s cancelled the disputed sale of 85 paintings and...

  27. FT Alphaville

    February 4, 2014

    Momentum shifted, Japan watch

    Big declines for the Japanese benchmarks, with the Nikkei 225 rapidly approaching 14,000 from the wrong direction to leave...

  28. The World

    February 4, 2014

    Why German-style labour reform isn't for everyone

    Ask a German politician or pundit to account for the strength of Germany’s economy. I’ll bet you a plate of Nürnberger...

  29. February 2, 2014

    French businesses push Hollande to ease labour costs

    To understand the task facing President François Hollande as he battles to reverse record unemployment in France, look no...

  30. January 31, 2014

    Eduardo Souto de Moura at the Royal Academy

    Eduardo Souto de Moura appears to be playing a game of peek-a-boo with photographers at the Royal Academy in London – the...

  31. January 31, 2014

    Electrolux predicts first growth in European sales for four years

    Electrolux is forecasting a pick-up in demand in Europe for its core domestic appliances for the first time in four years as...

  32. January 29, 2014

    Samsung to open 60 stores in Europe under Carphone pact

    Samsung is opening 60 stores across Europe to sell its mobile phones, tablets, laptops and wearable technology in...

  33. FT Alphaville

    January 28, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, NEWS Honda has become the first Japanese carmaker to export more cars from the US than it imports....

  34. January 28, 2014

    Portugal sets course for ‘clean’ bailout exit

    Portugal is jostling to be next in line to perform the periphery escape trick. After the country’s 10-year government bond...

  35. January 27, 2014

    Europe asset-backed deals set for return

    If Mario Draghi could hand out gold stars to bankers, Olivier Renault might be high up his list. Last week the head of...

  36. The World

    January 24, 2014

    Davos odds: Take a wager on the future

    For a third year I attended a private dinner at which we laid notional wagers on the future. This time the main question was...

  37. January 22, 2014

    Spain’s blockbuster 10-year bond raised to €10bn on huge demand

    Spain took advantage of a powerful new year rally in eurozone “periphery” debt markets to issue a blockbuster €10bn 10-year...

  38. January 21, 2014

    Portugal bond yields below 5% for first time since August 2010

    Portugal’s 10-year bond yield has slumped below the 5 per cent mark for the first time since August 2010 as investors take...

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