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    1. Fast FT

      18 hours ago

      Eurozone GDP grows at fastest rate in a year

      The eurozone has exceeded economists’ expectations, growing 0.6 per cent at the start of the year – its fastest...

    2. Fast FT

      18 hours ago

      Eurozone unemployment falls (again) to 10.2%

      The eurozone’s unemployment rate fell to another post-crisis low of 10.2 per cent in March – the lowest rate since...

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    1. Fast FT

      20 hours ago

      Spain grew faster than expected in Q1

      Spain has defied expectations that GDP growth would slow in the first quarter of this year, as its economy expanded by...

    2. April 28, 2016

      Spanish unemployment up slightly but officials remain positive

      Spain’s unemployment rate rose slightly in the first quarter, to 21 per cent, but job losses were less severe than...

    3. FT Data

      April 28, 2016

      Datawatch: early leavers from education and training

      The share of early leavers from education and training (aged 18-24) has steadily fallen in the EU, from 15 per cent in...

    4. April 28, 2016

      BBVA dips as earnings take a dive

      Shares in BBVA dropped more than 8 per cent on Thursday, after first-quarter net earnings at the Spanish lender more...

    5. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Barclays sells £1bn Portuguese-Spanish business

      Barclays has agreed to off-load another business as it looks to strengthen and streamline itself by disposing of...

    6. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Eurozone economic confidence builds

      Eurozone economic confidence edged up in April, topping forecasts largely thanks to sharp improvement in Italy’s...

    7. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Spanish deflation deepens in April

      Spain’s deflationary rut isn’t getting any easier. EU-harmonised consumer prices in the eurozone’s fourth largest...

    8. April 27, 2016

      Santander/Brazil: not so nuts

      Conventional wisdom holds that banks make money when economies grow. Why, then, would you want to bet on the world’s...

    9. April 27, 2016

      Santander beats forecasts despite ‘challenging environment’

      Banco Santander shrugged off the economic crisis in Brazil and political uncertainty in Spain to report first-quarter...

    10. April 27, 2016

      Spain’s new elections: three possible outcomes

      King Felipe of Spain announced on Tuesday night that he was formally giving up the search for a new prime minister....

    11. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Currency shifts weigh on Santander Q1 earnings

      Banco Santander on Wednesday unveiled a 5 per cent decline in first quarter net earnings to €1.63bn, as the fall in the...

    12. April 26, 2016

      Spain to return to the polls in June after coalition talks fail

      Spain will return to the polls on June 26, after party leaders made clear to the king on Tuesday that there was no...

    13. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Spain set for June election after political impasse

      Spain will return to the polls on June 26, after party leaders made clear to the king on Tuesday that there was no...

    14. Brussels Blog

      April 26, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Endgame in Spain

      Welcome to Tuesday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    15. April 25, 2016

      Brexit fears leave the euro alone for now

      President Obama didn’t cross the Atlantic just to lend a helping hand to David Cameron’s campaign to keep Britain in...

    16. April 22, 2016

      New revolutionaries generate much heat but little action

      At a low point in their romance, Alvy Singer (aka Woody Allen) says to Annie Hall: “A relationship, I think, is like a...

    17. April 22, 2016

      Orange buys 65 per cent stake in Groupama Banque

      Orange has agreed to buy a majority stake in Groupama Banque, as it tries to muscle in on the French banking sector and...

    18. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Fitch flags risks on Spanish 'fiscal credibility'

      Ratings agency Fitch is sounding a very cautious note on Spain, warning that “high public debt is a key rating...

    19. April 20, 2016

      There is a trade-off between citizenship and migration

      Today, the rich world believes it has reached the limits of acceptable migration. Almost daily, countries in the...

    20. April 20, 2016

      Winning streak for regulated utilities likely to continue

      What do we want? More regulation! It is not a call you will hear from many investors, but owners of utility stocks may...

    21. FT Data

      April 20, 2016

      Datawatch: OECD employment rates are back to pre-crisis level

      The last quarter of 2015 saw the proportion of people in jobs in the OECD area return to the peak level hit in the...

    22. April 19, 2016

      Spain poised to breach deficit targets for ninth consecutive year

      Spain is on course to post an excessive budget deficit for the ninth year in a row in 2016, after the government...

    23. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Spain concedes it will miss budget target by wide margin

      The Spanish government acknowledged on Tuesday that it will miss this year’s budget deficit target by a wide margin –...

    24. FT Alphaville

      April 19, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Brexit and freedom. - The most telling chart from the Treasury’s Brexit report? - Even...

    25. April 19, 2016

      Gibraltar rock-solid in commitment to British membership of EU

      Nowhere in Gibraltar feels more British than Main Street, the commercial artery that runs the length of the territory’s...

    26. April 18, 2016

      Spain edges towards repeat elections

      Spain edged closer towards new elections on Monday, after the anti-austerity Podemos party revealed that an...

    27. April 18, 2016

      Caixabank launches fresh all-out bid for Banco BPI

      Spain’s Caixabank said on Monday that it was making a second full takeover bid for Banco BPI, stepping up efforts to...

    28. April 15, 2016

      Spain’s industry minister Soria quits amid Panama Papers fallout

      Spain’s industry minister became the latest casualty of the widening scandal triggered by the Panama Papers data leak...

    29. Fast FT

      April 15, 2016

      Carrefour tops Eurofirst 300 on sales beat

      Carrefour has moved to the top of the FTSE Eurofirst 300 after the French supermarket group delivered an improved sales...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      April 14, 2016


      Bullfighter Manuel Escribano performs with a Vitorino Martin ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at La Maestranza...

    31. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      France and Spain stuck in deflation

      France and Spain were still stuck in deflationary territory in March. French consumer prices were confirmed to have...

    32. FT Data

      April 13, 2016

      Datawatch: IMF GDP growth forecast revisions

      The IMF now expects advanced countries to grow at a lower rate in 2016 than was forecast a year ago. The US and Japan...

    33. April 13, 2016

      European business warns against Brexit

      The heads of continental Europe’s leading business lobby groups will meet David Cameron on Wednesday to back him in...

    34. FT Data

      April 12, 2016

      Walnut market cracks: prices tumble despite strong demand amid health drive

      Walnut prices in the European Union have fallen by 20 per cent year-on-year as a result of a global supply glut,...

    35. April 12, 2016

      Spain values good service with a side order of respect

      It is not the most glamorous of contests, nor is it especially lucrative. The winner stands to take away prize money of...

    36. April 11, 2016

      Caixabank/BPI: Caixa is not king

      News that Caixabank has agreed to take a majority stake in Portugal’s Banco BPI has been greeted by polite applause...

    37. April 10, 2016

      Vivendi-Mediaset tie-up to fuel European deals

      Vincent Bolloré’s deal to take a stake in the TV group of Italian media mogul and former prime minister Silvio...

    38. April 10, 2016

      Sun, sea and safety: Britons rediscover Spain and Portugal

      Britons in search of sea and sand are rediscovering the traditional western Mediterranean holiday, with bookings to...

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