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      Confusion reigns after Spanish elections

      There is little doubt as to who emerged victorious in Spain’s regional and local elections. In no particular order, the...

    2. May 22, 2015

      Dutch government to sell 30 per cent stake in ABN Amro

      The Dutch government has fired the starting gun on the privatisation of ABN Amro by announcing plans to sell a 30 per cent...

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    1. Investing in Spain

      As its bankers find renewed confidence, the property market stirs and large constructi...
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      An economy in good shape, with great strengths, has fallen in the world’s estimation...
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    1. FT Photo Diary

      May 22, 2015

      Making an entrance

      Bullfighters followed by their assistants walk trough the arena during the “paseillo” or ritual entrance to the arena before...

    2. May 22, 2015

      Women on the verge of Barcelona and Madrid electoral triumphs

      Whether on the football pitch or in the political arena, the rivalry between Madrid and Barcelona is deeply felt and widely...

    3. May 21, 2015

      EU periphery holds while centre falls apart

      Quantitative easing turns the world upside down. That is certainly true in Europe. When the eurozone debt crisis was at its...

    4. May 20, 2015

      Mariano Rajoy stresses economic cycle to woo Spain’s voters

      Spain’s prime minister arrives at his bicycle-themed campaign event on a bicycle, ready to talk bicycles. Bicycles are good...

    5. May 19, 2015

      Podemos may struggle in poll but it has ignited Spanish politics

      The wave of populism that has washed over Europe in the wake of financial crisis and recession is rightly considered...

    6. May 19, 2015

      Brussels approves Orange’s Jazztel acquisition

      Brussels has cleared Orange’s €3.4bn acquisition of Jazztel, the Spanish cable group, but has demanded that the French group...

    7. May 17, 2015

      Executive education ranking 2015: Fine lines separate the elite

      Spanish business school Iese has topped the Financial Times 2015 combined ranking of executive short courses, regaining the...

    8. May 17, 2015

      European CFOs more optimistic about prospects

      More than a third of chief financial officers in Europe are more optimistic about their companies’ prospects compared with...

    9. May 17, 2015

      Bondholders to have day in court with Lloyds Bank

      Lloyds Banking Group is being taken to court this week by hundreds of disgruntled bondholders over the lender’s plans to buy...

    10. May 17, 2015

      Train operators track European contracts as markets open up

      When a train used to reach a European border, the driver would have to get off, walk to the rear carriage and change the...

    11. May 15, 2015

      Week in Review, May 16

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Investigators begin inquiry into fatal...

    12. May 14, 2015

      Court suspends Spanish football strike

      Spanish football fans breathed a collective sigh of relief on Thursday, after a Madrid court issued a last-minute ruling to...

    13. May 14, 2015

      Italy bonds may be attractive amid sell-off

      Bond markets are throwing up a fundamental trading question on which fortunes and reputations can be made or lost. Is the...

    14. May 14, 2015

      Telefónica results point to turnround in Spanish home market

      Telefónica on Thursday hailed the start of a “new growth cycle”, as the Madrid-based group reported a 162 per cent jump in...

    15. May 13, 2015

      Four wheels good for confident consumers as Europe picks up speed

      Just after Colm Quinn opened his first BMW dealership in 2008 in Athlone, a town on the river Shannon in central Ireland,...

    16. FT Data

      May 12, 2015

      Britain's general election: why Labour lost

      Before Labour tear themselves apart trying to figure out how to proceed from the general election result it’s worth taking a...

    17. May 12, 2015

      Three promises of spring stirred by thaw in credit

      A thawing of credit conditions is set to play an increasingly important role in the eurozone’s economic recovery....

    18. May 10, 2015

      Brussels to propose mandatory refugee quotas for EU states

      Brussels is planning to introduce mandatory national quotas for refugees in a radical overhaul of the EU’s immigration rules...

    19. May 9, 2015

      Spanish minister defends European aviation after A400M crash

      The deadly crash of an Airbus A400M military transport plane should not raise questions over the “credibility” of the...

    20. May 8, 2015

      Spanish works take the Americas by storm

      Every so often, an art exhibition is conceived that is both revelatory and astonishing, and which succeeds in capturing the...

    21. May 8, 2015

      Facing up to Franco: Spain 40 years on

      Fifty kilometres north of Madrid, in the granite mountains of the Sierra de Guadarrama, is the tallest stone cross built...

    22. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - The price of nails. “I am worth less than a shoe,” she said. - “Labour today is waking up to...

    23. May 7, 2015

      EU employment rises for first time since financial crisis

      The employment rate has risen in the EU for the first time since the financial crisis in a sign of the region’s tentative...

    24. FT Alphaville

      May 7, 2015

      A circuit breaker for the Wunderbund?

      What will save the Wunderbund* (and related QE trades)? Bund sell-off continues. 10yr German govt bond yields jump to 0.66%,...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      May 6, 2015

      Returning serve

      Maria Sharapova from Russia returns the ball during her Madrid Open tennis tournament match against Caroline Garcia from...

    26. May 4, 2015

      Spanish banks: plain and able

      Spain’s economy is flourishing again — at least by the harsh standards of its recent past — with better-than-expected 0.9...

    27. May 4, 2015

      Rivera hails ‘new era’ in Spain as Ciudadanos support surges

      Spain’s political scene used to be like a boxing match between two heavyweight parties. Now, it looks more like one of those...

    28. May 4, 2015

      Italy and Spain defend bank tax credits to Brussels

      Italy and Spain are defending their use of tax credits to bolster their banks’ capital, in an effort to fend off a possible...

    29. May 1, 2015

      Party pads

      Hacienda Palancar, Reserva de la Biósfera Sian-Ka’an, Tulum, Mexico, $30m Where On the Yucatán Peninsula in the southeast of...

    30. April 29, 2015

      Conquistadors lose sense of adventure

      Remember Spain’s modern-day conquistadors? In the years before the great recession, that was the name bestowed on a select...

    31. April 29, 2015

      BBVA net profits surge on China bank stake disposal

      First-quarter profits surged 146 per cent at BBVA, reflecting a one-off boost from disposals but also the strengthening...

    32. April 29, 2015

      Louay Hussein, mainstay of Syria opposition, flees to Turkey

      A decades-long mainstay of Syria’s domestic opposition sought for years to convince both the regime of Bashar al-Assad and...

    33. April 28, 2015

      The populist surge has peaked but it will leave a bitter legacy

      Europe’s populist political tide is on the retreat. Not everywhere and not always for entirely comforting reasons. But the...

    34. April 28, 2015

      Santander profits lifted by Brazil and Spain

      Banco Santander´s earnings jumped 32 per cent in the first quarter, after the Madrid-based lender recorded higher profits in...

    35. April 27, 2015

      Google considers shake-up of News service

      Google is considering significant changes to its controversial Google News service to aid publishers that have been...

    36. April 27, 2015

      Greek worries cast shadow on eurozone bonds

      Worries about Greece have cast a shadow over eurozone bond markets, pushing up longer term government borrowing costs for...

    37. April 27, 2015

      Rise of EU underemployment underlines jobs crisis

      More than a fifth of Europe’s part-time workers are underemployed, while the number who have given up looking for work...

    38. April 27, 2015

      Spanish state broadcaster TVE accused of political bias

      For more than 50 years millions of Spaniards have sat down each night to watch the Telediario, the flagship news programme...

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