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      The Italian labour market - not as bad as you may think

      Italy’s unemployment rate rose to 11.6 per cent in June. Although this is a marginal rise, it is worrying for a country...

    2. July 28, 2016

      Credit Suisse returns to profit as managed assets swell

      A second consecutive set of expectation-beating earnings was not enough to rescue Credit Suisse from a share price...

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    1. July 26, 2016

      Solar circumnavigation hailed as breakthrough in renewable energy

      The Swiss pioneer behind the Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered aircraft on Tuesday claimed to have made important...

    2. July 25, 2016

      Europe offers models for Northern Ireland border

      At first glance, there is little is common between Büsingen, a small town on the Rhine, and Belfast. But the German...

    3. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    4. July 24, 2016

      ‘We have not seen any major [Brexit] panic’

      Britain’s vote to leave the EU has spooked many financial services providers. But Laurent Ramsey, chief executive of...

    5. July 21, 2016

      Renminbi drops to sixth in international payment ranking

      The renminbi slipped in the global league tables for cross-border payments in the first half of 2016, as concern over...

    6. July 19, 2016

      Greek tax investigators raid home of former local UBS bank boss

      Greek investigators have raided the home of a former local boss of UBS as part of a widening investigation into...

    7. July 18, 2016

      Misinvoicing of commodities costs billions to developing world

      Commodities from the developing world worth billions of dollars are being exported illicitly every year through...

    8. July 17, 2016

      Ineos targets British test wells to kick-start shale gas market

      Ineos, the $50bn petrochemicals giant controlled by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, aims to accelerate shale gas...

    9. July 15, 2016

      Swatch shares slip on profit warning

      Shares in Swatch fell 14 per cent in morning trading on Friday after the Swiss watchmaker warned its first-half profits...

    10. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Swatch shares slump 14% following profit warning

      Shares in Swiss watchmaker Swatch have fallen as much as 14 per cent at the open after it said earlier on Friday that...

    11. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Swatch says H1 net profit to at least halve

      First half profits at Swatch will be between 50 and 60 per cent less than a year ago, the Swiss watch company said on...

    12. Fast FT

      July 8, 2016

      Netherlands joins negative bond yield club

      The Netherlands has joined a select group of countries able to boast of negative borrowing rates on 10-year debt.For...

    13. FT Alphaville

      July 8, 2016

      "Previously nicknamed the 'Uber' or 'Netflix' of air travel..."

      Before moving the relevant puff release to the bin, an open question: is there really a market in Europe where people...

    14. Larry Summers blog

      July 8, 2016

      Negative interest rates: a remarkable financial moment

      The interest rates on 10 and 30-year US Treasury bonds on Wednesday reached all-time lows of 1.32 per cent and 2.10 per...

    15. July 7, 2016

      Swiss National Bank operates a ‘softly, softly’ share strategy

      How do you buy billions of dollars-worth of company shares — including in some of the biggest US companies — without...

    16. July 7, 2016

      Swiss bankers propose alliance with London to negotiate EU terms

      The Swiss bankers’ association has proposed an alliance with London and leading non-European international financial...

    17. Fast FT

      July 7, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Brexit still a dampener

      Declines for the British pound and UK blue chips underscored the still nervous mood in markets post-Brexit, and are...

    18. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      US 10- and 30-year Treasury yields hit new low

      What do investors want? Top tier government bonds! When do they want it? Now! Risk aversion is dictating the mood in...

    19. July 6, 2016

      Swiss route poses a challenge for Brexit UK

      Micheline Calmy-Rey, a former Swiss president, thinks she knows what lies in store for Britain after its historic vote...

    20. July 5, 2016

      Corruption: Moving money out of purgatory

      Aaron Bornstein arrived in Kazakhstan in February 2009 with $84m and a daunting assignment. His job was to hand out...

    21. FT Alphaville

      July 5, 2016

      Is this nuts? Swiss 50yr is negative [updated]

      Nothing to see here: #SWITZERLAND | SWISS 50-YR GOVT BOND TRADES AT NEGATIVE YIELD, LAST -0.01% - MNI — Christophe...

    22. July 3, 2016

      Robot champion: Ulrich Spiesshofer, CEO, ABB

      Six years ago, Ulrich Spiesshofer went into battle with robots. The former management consultant had taken over the...

    23. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      Weidmann: Brexit could hit German banks

      The British electorate’s rejection of the EU reflects a broader scepticism of the European project across member...

    24. July 1, 2016

      The economic risks of an outbreak of Brexit-style votes

      Stock market fears that a Leave vote would lead to a sharp drop in global growth appear to have calmed. The conclusion...

    25. July 1, 2016

      Government bonds just had best month since 2008

      Sovereign bonds are soaring. In June they racked up their best monthly return since 2008, a further sign of the extreme...

    26. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Gilts join negative yields club

      Gilts have finally succumbed to negative yields. BoE governor Mark Carney’s suggestion that Brexit will necessitate an...

    27. June 28, 2016

      Nestlé’s break with tradition signals willingness to adapt

      For almost a century chief executives at Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drinks company, were chosen internally....

    28. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      UK-based banks 'can't wait & see for long'

      Among the sectors that could potentially face the biggest headache from a UK exit from the EU are banks. Staff at...

    29. FT Alphaville

      June 27, 2016

      Nice banking passport you had there...

      ‘Passporting’, per Citi, “allows financial institutions incorporated in one member state to establish branches in other...

    30. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      No 'automatic' Swiss deal for the UK - France

      Britain has no guarantee of securing a Swiss-style arrangement that gives access to the single market with limits on...

    31. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Wall Street braces for sharp sell-off post Brexit

      Tin hats on. Wall Street is set to lurch sharply lower on Friday after a shock decision by the UK to leave the EU sent...

    32. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Swiss National bank intervenes in currency markets

      Switzerland has wasted no time to respond to Brexit. The Swiss National Bank has intervened in the currency markets on...

    33. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Sterling's hurling: Today's huge FX move in context

      Polls from Sunderland showing voters favoured leaving the European Union prompted some huge moves in currency markets,...

    34. FT Data

      June 22, 2016

      Datawatch: economic growth in the UK vs. non-EU countries

      The average annual GDP growth in the UK was about 2 per cent in the five years to the first quarter of 2016, higher...

    35. The Exchange

      June 22, 2016

      Dangers of following the path to an offshore Britain

      Infamously 20 years ago, in assessing whether Britain should join the euro, one of the five tests was whether it would...

    36. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      Draghi: ECB made all preparations for Brexit

      Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, has said the ECB has done “all the preparation” necessary to cope...

    37. June 20, 2016

      Swiss private banks sharpen Southeast Asia focus

      Swiss private banks are looking to capitalise on global banks’ retreat from Southeast Asia, pushing deeper into the...

    38. June 19, 2016

      Euro 2016 cheat sheet: Albania hopes kept alive with historic win

      Round up Romania 0 Albania 1 Albania delighted fans of underdogs everywhere by recording their first win, and their...

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