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    Japan’s bullet train celebrates its 50th birthday

    It was with a mix of wistful nostalgia and pride that Japan celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Shinkansen bullet train....

  2. September 30, 2014

    Spain hopes to run budget surplus from 2016

    Spain’s government said on Tuesday that it hopes to run a primary budget surplus from 2016, suggesting that the dramatic...

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  1. FT Alphaville

    September 30, 2014

    Nothing to see at Santander, move along now

    The disclosure of “material” information tends to generate a bit of discussion in corporate and financial circles, unless of...

  2. September 30, 2014

    Global imbalances remain a threat to stability, IMF warns

    Debts owed by borrower to surplus countries have kept growing in the wake of the 2008-09 crisis and still threaten the...

  3. September 29, 2014

    Madrid calls on court to block Catalan referendum

    Madrid has called on Spain’s constitutional court to strike down a planned independence referendum in the region of...

  4. September 28, 2014

    Spanish ghost town shows signs of life amid property recovery

    The tower blocks of Seseña rise from the flat Castilian landscape like giant ice shelves drifting in the sea. Close up, they...

  5. September 27, 2014

    Catalan leader calls independence referendum

    BARCELONA, Spain — The president of Spain’s powerful northeastern region of Catalonia on Saturday formally called an...

  6. September 26, 2014

    Spain raises forecast for economic growth

    The Spanish economy will grow faster than expected, and create as many as 350,000 jobs next year, according to a government...

  7. September 25, 2014

    Catalan leader to sign decree calling independence referendum

    Artur Mas, the Catalan president, will on Saturday sign a decree calling an independence referendum in the Spanish region,...

  8. September 23, 2014

    Yachting reforms fail to trigger seismic shift in Mediterranean charter market

    Recent pro-yachting legislative reforms in Spain and Greece have only partially reignited the superyacht charter market, it...

  9. September 23, 2014

    Mariano Rajoy scraps plan to tighten Spain’s abortion laws

    Mariano Rajoy has dropped a plan to tighten Spain’s abortion regime, in a bid to prevent a backlash from centrist voters and...

  10. FT Data

    September 23, 2014

    Salad days are over for Med diet followers

    The price of salad is about to jump after prices for olive oil, lettuce and tomatoes have soared following a lengthy drought...

  11. September 22, 2014

    Scottish infrastructure hiatus highlights role of foreign investment

    In the run-up to the Scottish referendum on independence, commentators often said how closely the vote was being watched in...

  12. September 22, 2014

    UniCredit nears Pioneer-Santander deal

    UniCredit is close to reaching an agreement to combine its Pioneer Investments unit with Santander Asset Management, the...

  13. September 21, 2014

    Scotland’s No echoes Europe’s Yes to grand coalitions

    The union is saved. Alex Salmond, Scotland’s nationalist first minister, has resigned. All the ink spilled on the benefits...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    September 19, 2014

    Singapore Grand Prix practice

    Tim Chong /Reuters Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives past the Singapore Flyer observation wheel...

  15. September 19, 2014

    World’s press eyes Scottish poll

    The Scottish referendum dominated the front pages of online newspapers around the world with the decisive No result welcomed...

  16. FT Alphaville

    September 19, 2014

    You call that a balance sheet expansion?

    “Too Low To Resuscitate Optimism” indeed… From BofAML on the definitely underwhelming, potentially stigmafied TLTRO pickup...

  17. The World

    September 19, 2014

    If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change

    The No victory in Scotland’s independence referendum demonstrates, once again, the wisdom of the aphorism about historical...

  18. MBA blog

    September 18, 2014

    MBA Jobs Clinic

    This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 15:17 on 18 Sep 2014.Welcome to the Financial Times MBA Jobs...

  19. September 17, 2014

    Spain calls Scottish independence a ‘torpedo’ against Europe

    The Spanish government on Wednesday launched its most outspoken attack yet on Scotland’s bid for independence, describing...

  20. September 17, 2014

    Madrid is determined to prevent ‘secession contagion’

    They are too polite to say so directly, even in private. But Spanish officials find it hard to disguise their baffled...

  21. September 17, 2014

    Fact and friction in Catalonia’s quest for independence

    I’m in a Scottish-themed bar in Barcelona, staring at the tartan-patterned chairs, listening to an old Phil Collins tune and...

  22. September 17, 2014

    Scots’ choice: independence or sterling

    If Scotland votes Yes to independence the knee-jerk response in the markets is easy to predict: sell sterling, sell UK...

  23. September 16, 2014

    Scotland warned rejoining European Union ‘will take years’

    The leader of the centre-left bloc in the European Parliament has poured scorn on Scottish independence advocates’ claims...

  24. September 16, 2014

    Orange / Jazztel: swing time

    The band’s tempo quickens as the night goes on. Feeling the anticipation, the dancers respond, all reticence lost. Orange,...

  25. September 16, 2014

    European energy nominee sells oil holdings to appease MEPs

    Spain’s nominee to become the EU’s next energy and climate change commissioner has sold two large shareholdings in oil...

  26. September 16, 2014

    Orange bid for Spain’s Jazztel signals telecoms consolidation

    Orange has confirmed a €3.4bn bid to acquire Spanish broadband provider Jazztel, bringing to an end a long pursuit that will...

  27. September 16, 2014

    Airbus to streamline defence and space division through disposals

    Airbus is streamlining its defence and space business in an attempt to boost profit margins hit by weak European military...

  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

    Andres Sarda at Madrid Fashion Week

    Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP A model displays a Autumn/Winter design by Andres Sarda during the young designers show at Madrid’s...

  30. September 15, 2014

    Ana Botín reassures Santander investors on strategy

    Ana Botín, the new executive chairwoman of Banco Santander, sent a message of continuity and reassurance to shareholders on...

  31. September 14, 2014

    Hopes & fears: Maria Nadal Dargallo

    At 7am on a summer’s Monday, I am queueing up in front of a boarding gate. I am flying from my hometown of Barcelona back to...

  32. September 14, 2014

    Álvarez of El Corte Inglés dies aged 79

    Spain has lost its second veteran business leader in less than a week, after the death on Sunday of Isidoro Álvarez,...

  33. September 14, 2014

    Scottish separatism fuels movements in Spain and Italy

    From Spain’s Basque Country to Veneto in north-eastern Italy, independence-minded European regions are licking their lips at...

  34. September 14, 2014

    Catalan activists look to Scottish campaign as an object lesson

    It hangs from thousands of balconies overlooking the great avenues of Barcelona. It flutters outside millionaires’ beach...

  35. September 14, 2014

    Scotland faces running gauntlet to join EU

    After he was named the next president of the European Commission, one of the first things Jean-Claude Juncker did was to...

  36. September 12, 2014

    A worldly scion of Spanish finance picks up the torch

    When her father died on Tuesday night, Ana Botín contacted staff Santander’s London headquarters.“The chairman has died,”...

  37. September 11, 2014

    Catalans stage mass protest in Barcelona to back referendum

    The Catalan independence movement held a mass rally in Barcelona on Thursday as part of an intensifying campaign in support...

  38. The A-List

    September 11, 2014

    To survive, the eurozone must embrace an "all for one, one for all" mindset

    Can monetary policy alone really solve the eurozone’s deep-rooted problems? Certainly, Mario Draghi appears to have the...

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