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    1. April 23, 2015

      The EU makes a mess of bioengineered food

      Never watch laws or sausages being made: a maxim often attributed to Otto von Bismarck, one of Europe’s greatest statesmen....

    2. April 22, 2015

      EU proposal on genetically modified crops satisfies no one

      Individual EU states would have almost free rein to ban genetically-modified crops under a proposal unveiled by the European...

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    1. April 22, 2015

      Companies fall short on conflict minerals reporting, says Amnesty

      The majority of companies that have to file reports to the US financial regulator on their use of minerals mined in the...

    2. April 14, 2015

      Business gives lukewarm verdict on Conservative manifesto

      Business has raised questions over David Cameron’s flagship election pledges, even while praising the Conservative party’s...

    3. Nick Butler

      April 13, 2015

      The EU is quietly shaping its energy union

      An intriguing process has begun in the EU, almost unnoticed outside the small world of Brussels and the shrinking circle of...

    4. April 12, 2015

      Far-right surge in France keeps statist values alive

      Manuel Valls keeps repeating his fear that France may “fall into the hands of the National Front” (FN). The anti-EU,...

    5. April 9, 2015

      Ukraine opens gas sector to investors with anti-monopoly law

      Ukraine’s parliament approved a law on Thursday intended to break monopolies and lure badly needed investment into the...

    6. April 1, 2015

      Italian deals point to reformist zeal

      At first glance, recent high-profile corporate events in Italy — tyremaker Pirelli’s €7bn sale to ChemChina, oil group Eni’s...

    7. March 26, 2015

      Brussels plans competition probe into ecommerce sector

      Brussels plans to launch a competition probe into the tactics of large ecommerce companies to examine whether retailers are...

    8. beyondbrics

      March 23, 2015

      Guest post: the west must show the Kremlin it means business in Ukraine

      By David Clark of the Russia Foundation Natalie Jaresko, Ukraine’s finance minister, is in London this week to drum up...

    9. March 22, 2015

      Milk, pork and salmon lead UK exports drive into China

      China’s appetite for British milk, pork, Yorkshire tea and salmon led to a 12 per cent jump in food exports to the country...

    10. March 19, 2015

      EU moves towards extending Russia sanctions

      EU leaders took the first step towards extending their sweeping economic sanctions against Russia on Thursday night,...

    11. FT Alphaville

      March 19, 2015

      One very predictable consequence of the fall in EURUSD: hordes of American tourists

      You know that the rise in the dollar is having an impact when US newspapers write trend pieces about how great it will be to...

    12. March 12, 2015

      EU blocks Hungary-Russia nuclear deal

      The EU has blocked Hungary’s €12bn nuclear deal with Russia, a decision that is likely to inflame tensions between the...

    13. March 12, 2015

      Azerbaijan’s economic promise is tied to Silk Road

      Azerbaijan’s trade statistics tell a pretty clear story about the oil-rich country’s recent economic history. Since the...

    14. MBA blog

      March 9, 2015

      Two exhausting weekends

      Fresh from an all-day simulation on leading change, my cohort made their way to St Pancras on Thursday evening for our first...

    15. March 1, 2015

      European companies boosted by fall in oil price and euro

      European companies are finally showing signs of benefiting from the economic recovery in the region, with many getting an...

    16. February 24, 2015

      Natural gas rallies on supply threat concern

      The price of natural gas in Europe rallied on Tuesday on fears a fresh dispute between Ukraine and Russia could threaten...

    17. February 18, 2015

      Peugeot finds road to recovery in Europe

      From his spartan Paris office, Carlos Tavares surveys a world he says is in “chaos”, as political tensions with Russia...

    18. February 17, 2015

      Unbalanced hopes for the world economy

      why is the dollar so strong? It has soared 25 per cent on a real trade-weighted basis in the past four years, evoking...

    19. February 10, 2015

      US urges eurozone and Athens to strike a deal on bailout

      The US has urged Athens and its eurozone creditors to strike a deal over Greece’s financial future, underlining...

    20. February 9, 2015

      Obama to raise trade talk concerns with Merkel

      US President Barack Obama is expected to raise concerns about the pace of trans-Atlantic trade talks with Angela Merkel when...

    21. February 8, 2015

      City fears loss of access and influence in event of Brexit

      London is a gateway to Europe, home to 250 foreign banks employing 160,000 people. According to the latest official figures,...

    22. February 3, 2015

      Petitioners’ fears over EU-US trade deal well-grounded

      More than 1m people in Europe have signed petitions against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. In Britain,...

    23. beyondbrics

      February 2, 2015

      Turkey's falling exports expose the dark side of ECB QE

      Turkey’s exports are down – not exactly the most welcome piece of news as the country casts around for a new economic model...

    24. January 28, 2015

      German fear of tribunals threatens EU-US trade deal

      The red-brick neo-Gothic villas on Hamburg’s waterfront are a vivid reminder of the prosperity that maritime trade has...

    25. January 27, 2015

      Ministers aim to quash claims that trade talks threaten NHS

      The government is seeking concessions over a proposed US-EU trade deal in an attempt to douse growing public concerns about...

    26. January 23, 2015

      Davos 2015: Businesses rally support for transatlantic trade deal

      Business executives are rallying support in Davos for a controversial transatlantic trade deal after being caught on the hop...

    27. January 23, 2015

      UK car production climbs for fifth year

      Carmakers in the UK staged a late rally in 2014, clocking up the best December production for a decade and ensuring that the...

    28. January 14, 2015

      Dairy stocks: milk, but no honey

      The ads with Rihanna and David Beckham showing white moustaches are not working. Milk drinking in the west is on the wane....

    29. January 14, 2015

      Eurozone’s slide into deflation need not be a negative thing

      The Cassandras have finally been proved right. After months of predictions to that effect, the eurozone has finally fallen...

    30. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Sanctions on Russia: the all-round impact

      “Sanctions are like exposure to radioactive materials,” says Stanislaw Secrieru, an analyst at the Polish Institute for...

    31. January 13, 2015

      EU gives member states power to block GM crops

      The EU has sought to resolve years of acrimony over the status of genetically modified crops by giving each of its 28 member...

    32. January 13, 2015

      Public backlash threatens EU trade deal with the US

      The EU has been hit by a stinging public backlash against its landmark trade deal with the US, making it increasingly...

    33. January 7, 2015

      Angela Merkel to back EU reform but rule out treaty change

      Angela Merkel will join David Cameron on Wednesday in calling for reforms to the EU. But the German chancellor will urge the...

    34. January 6, 2015

      Sausage row reveals German disquiet over trade talks

      A small grilled sausage from Bavaria has become the unlikely symbol of German resistance to the transatlantic trade deal...

    35. January 5, 2015

      US to resume importing beef from Ireland

      The European Commission is pressing the US to allow all EU countries to resume exporting beef to the American market after...

    36. January 4, 2015

      A wise bet is on a happier year for the economy

      In 2014, global output per head grew by close to 2 per cent, at purchasing power parity. Thus, at the end of the year, human...

    37. January 2, 2015

      A new push is needed on multilateral co-operation

      Over the past year a co-operative world order — built around trade and the rule of law — has begun to creak and strain....

    38. December 29, 2014

      Lithuania looks to euro membership to cement western ties

      Lithuania will become the 19th member of the euro on Thursday in a move with geopolitical as well as economic ramifications...

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