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  1. 16 hours ago

    Europe’s ‘covered bond’ decline is no loss

    When a product – especially a creation of financial engineering – has lasted since the 18th century, there must be a good...

  2. July 16, 2014

    Lord Hill clears out his lobbying links

    Britain’s candidate to be EU commissioner is selling his £375,000 stake in a public affairs group in a bid to avert a clash...

  1. July 14, 2014

    How capital markets can help Europe thrive

    If you are a euro enthusiast, call it “capital markets union” – and think of it as the next frontier beyond banking union....

  2. July 10, 2014

    Credit crisis far from over for Europe’s small businesses

    For governments and large companies, the worst days of the eurozone crisis are a distant memory. Fragmentation of eurozone...

  3. June 27, 2014

    BNP Paribas nears $8.9bn settlement with US

    Executives at BNP Paribas are finalising the details of a record $8.9bn out-of-court settlement with US authorities over...

  4. June 19, 2014

    Renzi leads centre-left drive to loosen eurozone fiscal rules

    Europe’s centre-left leaders, led by Italy’s Matteo Renzi, are pushing for a loosening of the EU’s tough budget rules as the...

  5. June 18, 2014

    Europe’s small companies get back in the funding picture

    Earlier this year, cinema goers in Rome were treated to an unusual sight. At the first screening in Italy of Belle and...

  6. May 27, 2014

    EU companies turn to non-bank lenders

    European mid-market companies are increasingly turning to non-bank lenders for debt finance, signalling a move towards a...

  7. May 27, 2014

    EU banks back in infrastructure loan zone

    Even in a country infamous for trains not running on time, nine years is a long wait. That is the time it took to finalise a...

  8. May 11, 2014

    How the euro was saved - FT series

    To the astonishment of almost everyone in the room, Angela Merkel began to cry. “Das ist nicht fair.” That is not fair, the...

  9. April 24, 2014

    Strip private banks of their power to create money

    Printing counterfeit banknotes is illegal, but creating private money is not. The interdependence between the state and the...

  10. April 14, 2014

    France backtracks in battle over EU deficit target

    France’s Socialist government has said Paris will stick to its budget deficit target, set by the EU, for 2015 – despite...

  11. March 27, 2014

    Brussels reforms target lending to Europe’s credit-starved SMEs

    Brussels presented a series of reforms on Thursday to unlock long-term financing in an attempt to revive lending to Europe’s...

  12. March 10, 2014

    ‘Safe’ assets needed to solve savings mismatch

    A world of contradictions: on the one hand, a large pool of savings that seems to have nowhere to go; on the other, huge...

  13. February 27, 2014

    Matteo Renzi’s ‘radical’ plans face old Italian obstacles

    “Working on the most important government dossiers,” said a pre-dawn tweet from Matteo Renzi to his 901,000 followers on...

  14. February 18, 2014

    Give them some credit

    Jorge Fernández-Cid shakes his head. The founder of a small Spanish advertising group has read the headlines about an...

  15. February 18, 2014

    Brussels warns Italy’s Renzi to stick to EU budget rules

    Brussels has warned Rome it is unwilling to bend tough EU budget rules despite promises by incoming prime minister Matteo...

  16. January 30, 2014

    Poor corporate credit is holding back Europe’s recovery

    For Europe’s biggest companies, getting financing has never been so easy, or so cheap. For many months the region’s...

  17. January 27, 2014

    Brussels wants finance rules back in US trade pact

    The EU is seeking to include financial regulation in a sweeping trade pact with the US, arguing that leaving it out of any...

  18. January 27, 2014

    UK opposes Mario Draghi role at watchdog

    Britain is pushing for Mario Draghi to be stripped of his automatic right to head Europe’s top financial risk watchdog as it...

  19. January 15, 2014

    Carney attacks EU’s banker bonus cap

    Bank of England governor Mark Carney has added his voice to attacks on the EU’s bonus cap, saying it would make it more...

  20. January 14, 2014

    Europe in securities markets shake-up

    Europe has agreed its biggest overhaul of securities markets since the 2008 crisis, extending its regulatory reach into...

  21. January 14, 2014

    Commodity exchanges miffed by Mifid

    The name of the legislation is a mouthful and its acronym captures the feeling of many European commodity players towards...

  22. January 6, 2014

    ‘Barnier rule’ looks like a shadow of what it set out to be

    Whenever he gets the chance, Michel Barnier likes to whip out a printout of the regulations he has steered through the...

  23. January 5, 2014

    Indebted European groups refinance amid strong credit markets

    European companies with high levels of debt took advantage of strong credit markets and better prices last year to...

  24. December 20, 2013

    S&P strips EU of triple A rating

    The EU was stripped of its triple A credit rating by Standard & Poor’s a day after the bloc’s 28 national leaders took the...

  25. December 19, 2013

    Europe’s north and south must reform together

    For a few years now, I have felt as if I live intellectually in the Alps. In the European Council, I used to translate the...

  26. December 19, 2013

    EU agrees overhaul to settlement rules

    EU policy makers have agreed new regulations aimed at preventing a breakdown of the market infrastructure that conducts...

  27. December 18, 2013

    EU agrees deposit guarantee scheme deal

    The EU is to finance better the guarantees offered to depositors under a long-delayed deal that will increase the levies...

  28. December 17, 2013

    Tom Hayes pleads not guilty to Libor manipulation charges

    The first pleas arising from the sprawling Libor probe were entered after Tom Hayes, the former yen derivatives trader at...

  29. December 12, 2013

    European watchdog’s warning throws cold water on Bitcoin fever

    European financial watchdogs have sounded the alarm over the risks consumers run by using virtual currencies such as...

  30. December 10, 2013

    Ringfence fails to halt French trades

    Outside the US, France is the country that has got closest to Volcker rule limits on banks betting on securities with their...

  31. December 9, 2013

    Germany and France close on banking union deal

    Europe is on the brink of a banking union deal that will bring a “real revolution” to its financial system, France’s finance...

  32. December 9, 2013

    Portugal will head to debt markets in early 2014

    Portugal plans to raise funds in debt markets early in 2014 to meet funding requirements for the year, before building a...

  33. December 5, 2013

    Audit reforms stall after accountancy firms’ aggressive lobbying

    EU states have clashed over tough reforms to the audit sector as they attempt to drive through a package that has provoked...

  34. December 4, 2013

    Euribor fines reveal vital pieces to scandal’s puzzle

    The fines were big on number but short on detail. The €1.7bn of fines meted out by the European Commission on Wednesday to...

  35. December 4, 2013

    UBS deal shows power of immunity

    The power of immunity deals offered by Europe’s top antitrust regulator was starkly underscored by its revelation that UBS...

  36. December 4, 2013

    EU fines six groups including Deutsche and SocGen for rate-fixing

    Four of the biggest US and eurozone banks were dragged into the Libor scandal for the first time on Wednesday when the...

  37. December 3, 2013

    Europe to unleash heavy rate-fixing fines

    Brussels will unveil hefty fines as soon as Wednesday on global banks that allegedly formed cartels to rig two global...

  38. December 2, 2013

    Rating agencies face fines threat after EU sovereign debt probe

    The top credit rating agencies face the threat of fines after an EU regulator said it had uncovered “deficiencies” in the...

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