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    1. May 27, 2016

      Voters need a credible alternative to populism

      The European Central Bank this week added its voice to a chorus warning of the dangers of populism. The surge in...

    2. FT Data

      May 27, 2016

      Eastern Europe has the largest population loss in modern history

      Eastern Europe’s population is shrinking like no other regional population in modern history. The population has...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      May 27, 2016

      Festivities in Berga

      Revellers dace as they take part in the Patum in the Catalan village of Berga, Spain. The Patum of Berga is a popular...

    2. May 26, 2016

      Criteria to cut stake in Spain’s Caixabank

      The holding company that controls Caixabank will reduce its stake in Spain’s third-largest lender to no more than 40...

    3. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      Microsoft, Facebook to build new underwater internet cable

      Microsoft and Facebook – two of the biggest names in the technology sector – are joining forces to build a new...

    4. Fast FT

      May 26, 2016

      Spanish Q1 GDP growth confirmed at 0.8%

      Spain’s economy maintained its robust growth rate of 0.8 per cent in the first quarter compared to the previous three...

    5. May 25, 2016

      Catch me if you can: cycling holidays in Mallorca

      At the top of Mallorca’s most famous climb, cyclists of a certain age lean on their bikes in various states of...

    6. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Spain PPI deflation worst since financial crisis

      Producer prices in Spain continued to deflate in April, with the biggest drop in almost seven years. The PPI index...

    7. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Portugal's high debt 'a challenge' - Moody's

      Moody’s is concerned about Portugal’s high debt burden, particularly its public debt pile, which at 129 per cent of...

    8. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Louis van Gaal ousted after Man Utd FA Cup win

      The worst-kept secret in football was finally confirmed on Monday as Louis van Gaal was replaced by José Mourinho as...

    9. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Eurozone PMI hits 16-month low

      The eurozone economy may have expanded at a decent pace of 0.5 per cent in the first quarter of the year but the...

    10. May 20, 2016

      Catalan flag allowed at Spanish Cup final after ban lifted

      Spain’s official ban on displaying the Catalan independence flag during Sunday’s football cup final was lifted by...

    11. May 19, 2016

      Flexible budget rules are in the eurozone’s interest

      Spain and Portugal are off the hook — at least for the time being. Wary of fuelling public resentment against austerity...

    12. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Thomas Cook shares dive 15 per cent

      Thomas Cook’s share price has plunged to a three year low after the UK-based tour operator said underlying earnings for...

    13. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Thomas Cook reports drop in demand after Brussels attacks

      UK-based tour operator Thomas Cook has warned that holiday bookings have still not picked up since the start of the...

    14. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      BNP to move nearly 200 UK bank jobs to Poland

      BNP Paribas has told staff that it plans to cut 233 jobs in its UK corporate and investment banking unit and shift many...

    15. May 18, 2016

      Spain and Portugal win reprieve over breaking EU fiscal rules

      Spain and Portugal have won a reprieve from Brussels after breaking EU fiscal rules, as the European Commission...

    16. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Portugal, Spain win budget reprieve from Brussels

      The European Commission has avoided imposing its first ever fine on member states despite a consistent breach of its...

    17. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      German court to rule on ECB bond-buying plan

      Germany’s powerful constitutional court will finally deliver its ruling on the European Central Bank’s programme to buy...

    18. Brussels Blog

      May 18, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Political deficits

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

    19. May 17, 2016

      Italy wins Brussels’ ‘flexibility’ on debt reduction targets

      Brussels has granted Italy “unprecedented” flexibility in meeting EU debt reduction targets, using its political leeway...

    20. May 17, 2016

      Invisible Man Mariano Rajoy makes his presence felt

      For much of this year, Mariano Rajoy has been the Invisible Man of Spanish politics, watching and waiting while his...

    21. May 17, 2016

      Mariano Rajoy risks Brussels showdown with tax-cut vow

      Spain’s Mariano Rajoy is promising a fresh round of tax cuts if he is re-elected prime minister next month, risking a...

    22. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Vodafone dials up rare year of service revenues growth

      Vodafone has marked its first full year of growth in service revenues and core earnings since 2008 as its £19bn...

    23. May 16, 2016

      Spanish retail: Deep cuts in store

      One by one they stepped out of their limousines, a sombre, black-suited roll call of Spanish power. Banker followed...

    24. May 16, 2016

      Datawatch: years to 2008 GDP levels

      Spain is set to return to 2008 levels of GDP next year, while most countries- including the US and UK- have already...

    25. May 15, 2016

      Should we get rid of the €500 note?

      Yes, writes Kenneth Rogoff The dirty little secret of advanced-country central banks is that the vast bulk of all...

    26. FT Data

      May 14, 2016

      Life is short…for Americans

      Life expectancy has increased sharply across advanced nations over the last fifty years. In 2014, people residing in...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      May 12, 2016

      Nadal returns

      Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to Nick Kyrgios of Australia during their match at the Italian Open tennis...

    28. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      High-yield bond issuance hits $16bn in April

      High yielding bonds enjoyed a bonanza April, with new issuance doubling to $16.1bn – its best month in a year and more...

    29. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Eurozone industry slumps in March

      Painful. Industrial output in the eurozone contracted by 0.8 per cent in March, in a another sign that producers across...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      May 11, 2016

      Bread Procession of the Saint

      A participant in the ”Bread Procession of the Saint” takes part in a ceremony in honour of Domingo de La Calzada Saint...

    31. May 11, 2016

      Spain feeds appetite for Methuselah bonds

      Spain has taken advantage of a surge in demand for ultra-long dated debt to issue a 50-year bond for the first time in...

    32. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      Spain joins long-bond bonanza with 50-year debt

      Spain is the latest eurozone country to jump on the long-bond bandwagon, issuing its first 50-year bond in two years as...

    33. beyondbrics

      May 10, 2016

      Brazil is crying out for an IMF bailout

      Brazil’s economy and politics have long been playing with fire. Now the rest of the world risks getting burnt by...

    34. May 10, 2016

      Spanish leftwing deal spells trouble for Socialists

      The deal was sealed with a theatrical flourish with the two party leaders embracing on the very square where Spain’s...

    35. May 9, 2016

      Spain’s Podemos forms leftwing election alliance

      Spain’s anti-austerity Podemos party has joined forces with its smaller leftwing rival, Izquierda Unida, in a move that...

    36. beyondbrics

      May 6, 2016

      China's extend and pretend is only making things worse

      For some, China represents a positive scenario of structural reforms returning the country to its position as the...

    37. May 6, 2016

      Medical insurance premiums set to soar in UK

      The cost of medical insurance in the UK is rising at over four times the rate of inflation under the twin pressures of...

    38. Fast FT

      May 6, 2016

      Spain scores turnaround in industrial production

      Spain has turned a 0.3 per cent drop in industrial production in February to a 1.2 per cent gain in March, well ahead...

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