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      Tens of thousands of Podemos supporters march in Madrid

      Tens of thousands of Podemos supporters marched in the streets of Madrid on Saturday, in the first mass rally staged by...

    2. January 30, 2015

      Ties with Syriza could leave Podemos in a bind

      “Syriza! Podemos! Ven-ce-remos!” The three words — the last translating as “we will win” — are likely to be on the lips of...

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    1. Investing in Spain

      As its bankers find renewed confidence, the property market stirs and large constructi...
    2. Spain 2012

      An economy in good shape, with great strengths, has fallen in the world’s estimation...
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    1. January 30, 2015

      Eurozone falls deeper into deflation

      The collapse in oil prices has helped push the eurozone deeper into deflation, strengthening the case for the European...

    2. January 30, 2015

      Spain grows at fastest rate in seven years

      The Spanish economy is growing faster than at any time since the start of the financial crisis seven years ago, amid signs...

    3. January 28, 2015

      Greek worries push up peripheral borrowing costs

      Government bonds in Italy, Spain and Portugal gave up some of their gains on Wednesday as a sell-off in Greek markets...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      January 28, 2015

      Chasing the dove

      A flock of coloured pigeons take flight during a pigeon-breeding competition in the southern Spanish village of Bollullos de...

    5. FT Alphaville

      January 28, 2015

      Why did the Swiss franc spike? Blame the locals

      There is a straightforward answer to the question in the headline: more money has been trying to get into Switzerland than...

    6. January 28, 2015

      England’s football clubs lead world with £1.2bn transfer spend

      English clubs are dominating the football transfer market to such an extent that they are now involved in nearly as many...

    7. FT Alphaville

      January 27, 2015

      Bank of Canada rate cut necessary as pre-emptive strike

      In this guest post, Alex Bellefleur, global macro strategist at Pavilion Global Markets, writes that the Bank of Canada was...

    8. The World

      January 27, 2015

      Greece: the case against 'structural reform'

      A former colleague on the FT (no names, but he now runs the UK’s Office for Budget Responsibility) used to muse that a...

    9. January 26, 2015

      Austerity will break any Labour government

      And now they have it. For five years British leftwingers awaited a popular reaction against austerity, one that moved beyond...

    10. January 23, 2015

      Mystic chords of memory binding all Italians

      Sir, John Lloyd struck a surprisingly balanced tone in reviewing John Hooper’s The Italians (“Italy uncovered”, Life & Arts,...

    11. January 23, 2015

      BBVA boosts capital with Chinese deal

      Spain’s BBVA is selling a 4.9 per cent stake in China Citic Bank Corp for €1.46bn, in a move that will boost its capital...

    12. January 23, 2015

      Spanish slush fund scandal re-erupts

      The slush fund scandal that has tormented Spain’s ruling Popular party over the past two years re-erupted on Friday when the...

    13. January 22, 2015

      France seeks to revive European financial transactions tax

      France tried to revive Europe’s floundering financial transaction tax initiative on Thursday, urging 11 eurozone countries...

    14. January 22, 2015

      Spain to float airports operator Aena

      The Spanish government is expected to sign off on the much-delayed privatisation of airports operator Aena on Friday, paving...

    15. January 22, 2015

      Spanish job growth confirms recovery and boosts Rajoy

      Spain created more than 430,000 jobs over the course of 2014, confirming that the country is now well on the road of...

    16. January 21, 2015

      Spanish consumers defy deflationary gloom

      Spain may be sliding into deflation, but the country’s consumers just do not seem to be getting the message. Private...

    17. January 21, 2015

      Discount retailer Poundland reports record Christmas trading

      British discount retailer Poundland reported a record Christmas trading period and said that it was on track to meet its...

    18. January 21, 2015

      The ECB needs to keep it simple on QE

      It’s quantitative easing, but not as we know it. That will almost certainly be the bond market reaction if the European...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      January 20, 2015

      Turnips for Spain's Jarramplas

      People throw turnips at the Jarramplas (as a punishment for stealing cattle) as he makes his way through the streets beating...

    20. MBA blog

      January 20, 2015

      Happy holidays

      The holidays are always a great time with the trials of the semester done and the tribulations of exams and projects all...

    21. January 20, 2015

      Dalian Wanda scores 20% stake in Atletico Madrid

      Wang Jianlin, chairman of the Dalian Wanda property group, has agreed to buy a stake in Atletico de Madrid football club,...

    22. January 19, 2015

      O2 and 3: new maths

      In the calculus of European telecoms, less is more. The European Commission’s Digital Agenda depends on investment to...

    23. January 16, 2015

      Repsol drops contentious Canary Islands drilling plan

      Repsol has abandoned a contentious exploration project off the Canary Islands after the Spanish energy company found no oil...

    24. January 15, 2015

      Spain braced for political upheaval as Catalonia calls election

      Spain is bracing itself for a year of political upheaval and fierce campaigning, after the president of Catalonia called a...

    25. January 14, 2015

      Catalans raise stakes on secession with early polls

      Catalonia will hold an early election on September 27 in a bid to inject fresh momentum into the region’s campaign for...

    26. January 14, 2015

      Paternity suit heaps embarrassment on Spain’s royals

      Spain’s royal family is poised to suffer fresh embarrassment and a new level of scrutiny after the country’s highest court...

    27. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Eastern Europe and the threat from Greece

      Like a band reforming to trot out the old hits in the hope of funding their impending retirement, the prospect of Grexit...

    28. January 14, 2015

      Spain’s politicians keep a nervous watch on the rise of Syriza

      As Greece heads towards a crucial general election later this month, few are watching the campaign more closely — and...

    29. January 13, 2015

      Companies’ hiring and sales defy EU gloom

      Positive announcements on jobs, sales and future investment from a range of Europe’s companies suggest that many businesses...

    30. January 13, 2015

      Top Spanish fund manager Francisco García Parames to go it alone

      Francisco García Parames, Spain’s most successful fund manager, has revealed the first details of his new investment venture...

    31. January 12, 2015

      IAG’s successes at Iberia should give heart to Dublin

      When British Airways and Iberia joined forces in 2011, there was such heartache in Spain about the country’s flag-carrier...

    32. January 11, 2015

      Women in Business — Maria Eugenia Giron

      Maria Eugenia Giron is executive director of the IE Business School Premium and Prestige Business Observatory. Sponsored by...

    33. January 9, 2015

      Europe: Deflation decoded

      The spectre of deflation descended over the global economy this week as the eurozone recorded falling prices for the first...

    34. MBA blog

      January 9, 2015

      Greetings from sunny Buenos Aires

      I am here in Argentina with Harvard Business School’s FIELD2 programme, where groups of MBA students travel to one of 13...

    35. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2015

      Santander, the bank that bemuses

      This Spanish bank just makes us wonder, repeatedly. Previously we’ve noted Santander’s logic-defying habit of printing out...

    36. January 8, 2015

      Santander to raise up to €7.5bn via overnight share sale

      Santander is raising up to €7.5bn from a share sale as new executive chairman Ana Botín radically breaks with the strategy...

    37. January 8, 2015

      Charlie Hebdo: Newspaper front pages

      Below are the front pages from across Europe and other parts of the world on Thursday morning, a day after the murderous...

    38. beyondbrics

      January 7, 2015

      Guest post: exploding the innocence of debt numbers

      By Professor Avinash Persaud, Peterson Institute for International Economics Debt is political. There is perhaps no better...

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