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    1. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      JGB 10-year yields turn negative

      They don’t call it the widow-maker for nothing. The yield on the Japanese government 10-year bond has turned negative....

    2. February 5, 2016

      Julian Assange says UN ruling on arbitrary detention a ‘vindication’

      Julian Assange on Friday claimed “victory” in his legal battle against UK and Swedish authorities after a UN panel said...

    3. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      UK 'completely' rejects that Assange was arbitrarily detained

      The UK government has “completely” rejected a ruling from a United Nations working group that WikiLeaks founder Julian...

    4. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      UN: Julian Assange 'arbitrarily detained'

      The UN has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s three and a half year stay at the Ecuadorean embassy in London...

    5. February 4, 2016

      Immigration curbs take shine off Nordic reputation for tolerance

      Danish moves to confiscate asylum seekers’ cash and jewellery; Norwegian officials deporting migrants over a freezing...

    6. February 4, 2016

      Q&A: Julian Assange’s unlawful detention case

      The UN is expected to rule on Friday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s decision to take refuge in the Ecuadorean...

    7. FT Data

      February 2, 2016

      Datawatch: economies with negative interest rates

      The Bank of Japan’s move to negative interest rates last week- after Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and the eurozone-...

    8. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      How powerful is the BoJ's bazooka?

      “We think we have come up with the most powerful monetary easing in modern central bank history,” one Bank of Japan...

    9. January 29, 2016

      There is something rotten in the state of Denmark

      The Danish parliament this week approved by a substantial majority new legislation on asylum, including the “jewellery...

    10. Brussels Blog

      January 29, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Cameron’s countdown

      Welcome to the Friday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    11. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Surprise from Bank of Japan shakes up global markets

      Global markets are wrapping up a turbulent month with yet more volatility after the Bank of Japan stunned investors by...

    12. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Markets spin as BoJ adopts negative rates

      It has been a wild day of trading in Asia as the Bank of Japan announced it was adopting negative interest rates in a...

    13. January 28, 2016

      H&M profits disappoint due to markdowns and currency

      H&M Hennes & Mauritz blamed price markdowns and a stronger dollar for a bigger than expected fall in quarterly profits....

    14. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Dollar takes unfashionable toll on H&M profits

      A strong dollar has led to lower than expected fourth quarter profits at Hennes & Mauritz, the Swedish retailer popular...

    15. January 27, 2016

      Cameron clears diary for EU renegotiation talks in Brussels

      David Cameron has cleared his diary on Friday for urgent talks in Brussels, amid fears in Downing Street that the...

    16. January 27, 2016

      Spotify looks to raise $500m in debt as competition increases

      Spotify is seeking to borrow $500m from investors, just eight months after the world’s biggest music streaming service...

    17. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Nordea to raise dividends amid digital push

      Low interest rates and global market ructions are not deterring Nordea, the largest lender in Scandinavia, which set...

    18. January 25, 2016

      Migrants fear their luck running out at Macedonia’s border

      Gevgelija is sometimes referred to as “the Macedonian Las Vegas” for the casinos that have sprung up just across the...

    19. January 25, 2016

      Free Lunch: Ask the big question on central banking

      Model or muddle? As a reference for economic policy around the world, Sweden often punches far above its weight. The...

    20. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      European Commission supports plan for tighter border control

      The European Commission threw its weight behind the Slovenian plan to bulk up the Macedonian side of its border with...

    21. January 24, 2016

      January is for cutting down on long hours, not alcohol

      Last week, at a social event for senior bankers, I found myself standing in a circle with six men making small talk. As...

    22. January 22, 2016

      Draghi confident on Europe’s migrants crisis

      Mario Draghi has said he is confident European leaders can agree a solution to the region’s refugee crisis and help...

    23. January 22, 2016

      Occupational health: how employers can learn from Nordic countries

      At Danish biotechnology company Novozymes, employees from different regions and functions are encouraged to exchange...

    24. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Lagarde: refugees 'beneficial' to economy

      Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, urged European countries on Wednesday to recognise the...

    25. January 19, 2016

      Riksbank review highlights need for change

      Big changes should be made to how Sweden’s central bank targets inflation and financial stability, according to a...

    26. January 15, 2016

      China’s Haier pays $5.4bn for GE appliance unit

      GE is to sell its appliance business to China’s Qingdao Haier for $5.4bn, one month after pulling plans to sell it to...

    27. January 14, 2016

      Denmark’s objectionable move to deter migrants

      As winter tightens its grip across Europe, the political mood over migrants is turning frosty. Many countries responded...

    28. January 12, 2016

      Sweden’s central bank prepares to flex its muscle

      You know what they say: “Don’t fight the central bank.” But that doesn’t seem to apply in Sweden. According to local...

    29. January 12, 2016

      Schibsted digital drive rewrites script for squeezed press groups

      Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp controls Australia’s most popular property website. Axel Springer has two of Germany’s...

    30. January 12, 2016

      Nokkie vulnerable amid commodity squeeze

      The so-called commodity currencies are under the cosh as base metals stumble and oil prices flirt with $30 a barrel....

    31. January 11, 2016

      Swedish police face allegations of cover up over mass sex assault

      Sweden’s prime minister has condemned his country’s own version of the Cologne mass sexual assault allegations and...

    32. January 11, 2016

      Electrolux chief to step down in wake of $3.3bn GE deal collapse

      Electrolux’s chief executive is to step down only a month after the collapse of a big acquisition he hoped would...

    33. January 10, 2016

      Hong Kong rattled by missing booksellers

      At the closed Causeway Bay Books store in the heart of a glitzy shopping district, concerned citizens have hung...

    34. January 8, 2016

      Upmarket carmakers led by Mercedes-Benz enjoy record sales

      Records tumbled across the upmarket car sector on Friday as some of the world’s biggest brands shrugged off China’s...

    35. January 8, 2016

      Oresund Bridge: barriers go up on corridor that unites Europe

      The newly erected metal fence at Malmo Hyllie railway station in Sweden stretches the length of the platform,...

    36. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      Bumper industrial data highlight Swedish headache

      Such a high-class problem: the latest run of bumper economic stats from Sweden will once again set investors wondering...

    37. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: rollercoaster rumbles on

      Chinese stocks are being allowed to trade all day again – and the market isn’t in freefall. Beijing scrapped a new...

    38. January 6, 2016

      Denmark threatens to fine travel companies in migration crackdown

      Denmark has threatened travel companies with fines if they bring undocumented migrants into the country as it steps up...

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