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    1. 11 hours ago

      Why today’s politics do not mirror those of the 1930s

      The wave of populism in the western world which has given us Brexit, and may carry Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen to...

    2. 16 hours ago

      Spanish tourist season brings jobless total down

      Spanish unemployment has fallen to 20 per cent, its lowest level in almost six years, buoyed by hiring in preparation...

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    1. 16 hours ago

      International operations boost National Express

      National Express bucked the gloomy financial trend among UK bus and rail operators on Thursday when it announced annual...

    2. Fast FT

      20 hours ago

      Repsol beats profit forecast on rising oil prices

      Cost cutting and the incorporation of a full quarter of revenues from its Talisman assets helped Repsol slightly...

    3. Fast FT

      21 hours ago

      Thomas Cook revenues fall as terror attacks hit demand

      Revenues at Thomas Cook fell 8 per cent in the third quarter of this year, as terrorist incidents and instability...

    4. Fast FT

      21 hours ago

      Renault profits driven higher by strong demand

      Profits at Renault climbed 8 per cent in the first half of the year, driven by strong demand across Europe and rising...

    5. July 28, 2016

      Why food is at the centre of Spanish life

      It is simply impossible to understand Spain without understanding its food. Food to a Spaniard is a source of pride, a...

    6. July 27, 2016

      Brussels drops fines against Spain and Portugal for fiscal breaches

      Brussels has moved to end a stand-off with Spain and Portugal over their persistent failure to hit EU budget targets,...

    7. July 27, 2016

      Santander profits dented by currency swings and restructuring costs

      Buoyed by higher profits in Brazil and lower provisions for bad loans, Spain’s Banco Santander reported second-quarter...

    8. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Brussels avoids hitting Spain and Portugal with budget fine

      Brussels has stepped away from imposing its first ever fine on member states, reducing financial sanctions for Spain...

    9. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Spanish retail sales grow ahead of expectations

      Spanish retail sales grew faster than expected in June, with the biggest monthly increase since November 2014. Sales...

    10. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Deutsche shares slip; Santander climbs

      A tale of two banks. Shares in Deutsche Bank and Santander are heading in opposition directions this morning as the...

    11. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Forex swings hit Santander profits

      Profits at Banco Santander suffered in the three months to June as the drop in sterling, a fall in the Brazilian real...

    12. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Eurozone rescue fund sells negative yielding 8-year bond

      Another notch for the negative yield club. The eurozone’s single largest creditor has sold an eight-year bond at an...

    13. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Happy Mario Draghi day: four charts after 'whatever it takes'

      The three little words that changed the course of the eurozone. Today marks the fourth anniversary of “whatever it...

    14. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Goldman: Italy's bank saga - not such a big deal

      It’s stress test week for European banks and six years on from the continent’s banking crisis, investors will be...

    15. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    16. Brussels Blog

      July 22, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Renzi's bank problem

      Matteo Renzi is politically cornered. Troubled banks – or more precisely Monte dei Paschi di Siena - have left the...

    17. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Bankia counts cost of customer loyalty scheme

      Profits fell at Bankia in the second quarter as the Spanish lender suffered from lower fee and commission income,...

    18. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Vodafone reports better than expected underlying growth

      Organic service revenue growth at Vodafone surpassed expectations in the first quarter despite a 3.2 per cent decline...

    19. FT Data

      July 21, 2016

      Why Italy’s housing crisis matters

      Seven years after the financial crisis, Italy’s property market has still not recovered. House prices in the country...

    20. July 20, 2016

      Iberdrola seeks to reassures investors on Brexit impact

      Iberdrola has moved to calm investor fears over the impact of Brexit on its business in the UK, insisting the economic...

    21. FT Data

      July 20, 2016

      Datawatch: IMF GDP growth forecast revisions for 2016

      The IMF forecasts advance nations to grow at 1.8 per cent this year, down from 2.4 per cent forecast last year. Spain...

    22. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      Banks haul European stocks into the red

      European stocks have taken a turn for the worse, hauled into the red by banks after making a promising start at the...

    23. July 15, 2016

      Tour operators and airlines hit by summer of shocks in Europe

      A summer of shocks in Europe has prompted holidaymakers to change their plans — and left tour operators and airlines...

    24. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2016

      If Spain didn't need capital controls, why would anyone?

      The free movement of capital will lead to an optimal allocation of resources and the integration of open, competitive...

    25. FT Alphaville

      July 14, 2016

      This is how Santander was treating its customers in the US

      America’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has just fined Santander Bank $10m for “illegal overdraft practices”....

    26. July 14, 2016

      Recruiter Hays jumps after beating expectations

      Shares in Hays rose 7 per cent at the open after it reported that a decline in UK recruitment in the run-up to the EU...

    27. FT Alphaville

      July 14, 2016

      Placing Ireland's economic "recovery" in context

      Being a corporate tax haven can do strange things to your national accounts. Consider the Republic of Ireland, which...

    28. FT Alphaville

      July 14, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Nicholas Shaxson: The great Trump tax mysteries. - Facebook Live vs/ as journalism, a...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      July 13, 2016

      San Fermin Festival

      A Picador falls as his horse is being charged by a Victoriano del Rio Cortes’s bull, during the San Fermin Festival, in...

    30. July 13, 2016

      Mariano Rajoy scrambles for support to cement Spanish premiership

      Watching Spanish politics right now is rather like watching a romantic movie with the sound turned off: you know...

    31. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Fuel costs drive inflation pick-up in Spain and France

      Increased fuel costs and rising holiday prices ahead of the summer caused a slight increase in inflation in France in...

    32. July 13, 2016

      EU court opinion lifts Spanish bank shares

      Shares in several Spanish banks rallied strongly on Wednesday, after the European Court of Justice issued a favourable...

    33. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Playtech acquires rival Best Gaming Technology

      Gambling software group Playtech has acquired rival operator Best Gaming Technology (BGT) for €138m, as betting groups...

    34. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Cameron bowing out

      Farewell David Cameron, welcome Theresa May. The home secretary is poised to become Britain’s second female prime...

    35. July 12, 2016

      Spain set for corporate tax rise as Madrid tackles deficit

      The private sector in Spain is set to shoulder most of the burden as the government moves to bring its wayward deficit...

    36. July 12, 2016

      Spain’s long wait for a latter-day Marshall

      Guadalix de la Sierra is a place of no particular distinction in the foothills of the mountain range north of Madrid....

    37. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      AMC to buy Odeon for £921m in biggest UK post-Brexit deal

      Coming soon to a theatre near you: Brexit – the bargain hunters awaken. AMC Entertainment, the US cinema chain...

    38. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Spain, Portugal get 10 days to avoid deficit fine

      EU finance ministers confirmed on Tuesday that Spain and Portugal have failed to take “effective action” to rein in...

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