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      EBRD in talks to buy minority stake in Ukraine bank

      Ukraine’s crisis-stricken banking system is set to receive a boost from the European Bank for Reconstruction and...

    2. July 3, 2015

      Brussels cheese ruling grates with Italians

      The bright white balls of buffalo mozzarella soaking in water are among the main attractions at Volpetti, a gourmet...

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    1. beyondbrics

      July 2, 2015

      Designing a new EU-Turkey strategic gas partnership

      The 2014 Ukraine crisis reinforced the EU’s quest for security of gas supply. The European Commission released an Energy...

    2. July 1, 2015

      Brazil hails long-awaited EU trade breakthrough

      Mercosur and the EU appear set to exchange formal offers on tariffs by the end of the year, raising hopes that the South...

    3. July 1, 2015

      Meat eating set to drive growth in grain demand

      Livestock feed will drive demand for grains and other cereals in the next decade as human grain consumption and the use of...

    4. June 29, 2015

      Pharma industry warns on threat to Greek drug supplies

      Europe’s pharmaceuticals industry has warned that drug supplies to Greece could be jeopardised if the country leaves the...

    5. June 29, 2015

      Li Keqiang pushes for China-Europe investment treaty

      China’s premier Li Keqiang has criticised investment flows between the EU and China as “hardly satisfactory” and made a...

    6. June 25, 2015

      Spain replaces Italy as top exporter of wine by volume

      As the cargo train pulled out from Madrid in late May, Santiago Vivanco thought to himself: “Por favor, por favor, let it...

    7. June 23, 2015

      France, Spain and Portugal look to unlock Algeria gas exports

      France, Spain and Portugal will seal an elusive political agreement early next week that is intended to increase exports of...

    8. June 19, 2015

      Congress’s fast track to discord on free trade

      Congress last week blocked the “fast-track” trade promotion authority (TPA) that would have given President Barack Obama the...

    9. June 17, 2015

      Former Polish deputy PM to warn Germany over EU single market

      It takes a doughty European commissioner to confront Germany for cosseting its beloved engineers from the competitive...

    10. June 17, 2015

      EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions

      The EU agreed on Wednesday to extend economic sanctions against Russian industry for at least six months after a debate that...

    11. June 15, 2015

      US looks to reassure partners after trade rebuff

      Barack Obama has dispatched a senior international negotiator to reassure trading partners concerned that Congress will...

    12. June 12, 2015

      Free Lunch: The long game for the euro

      Four presidents and a currency Forget for a moment, if you can, the high drama around Greece. Whatever happens, there is a...

    13. June 9, 2015

      National borders globalisation cannot erase

      It is 40 years since Edward Fox, the villainous hero of the movie The Day of the Jackal, smuggled his gun across the...

    14. June 8, 2015

      Rates, exits and China dominate the luxury market’s economic scene

      What can we expect of the world economy over the coming couple of years? Looking into their crystal balls are Willem Buiter,...

    15. May 25, 2015

      Europe steps up fight over cheap steel imports

      Steelmakers in Europe are counting on stronger protective measures in the fight against cheap imports of steel, especially...

    16. May 24, 2015

      New Silk Road is an opportunity not a threat

      A century ago, Sir Halford Mackinder, the British geographer and politician credited as the father of western geopolitics,...

    17. May 20, 2015

      Russia weighs on EU’s eastern ambitions

      The last time EU leaders met the six former Soviet countries in the bloc’s Eastern Partnership programme in Vilnius,...

    18. May 12, 2015

      The embattled future of global trade policy

      Should proposed US plurilateral trade agreements be welcomed? This is a big question, not least for those who consider the...

    19. May 12, 2015

      Free Lunch: On Europe, mountains and molehills

      What does he want? Having won an outright majority in the House of Commons from UK voters, David Cameron now needs to pull...

    20. May 12, 2015

      Q&A: Barack Obama’s fight for fast-track authority

      Barack Obama is engaged in one of the ugliest legislative fights of his political career and it just happens to be one he is...

    21. May 8, 2015

      Renzi urges Europe to stop ‘hesitating’ over trade deal with US

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, chided fellow European leaders for “hesitating” and “stuttering” on negotiations over...

    22. May 8, 2015

      Market relief tempered by realisation of vote on EU membership

      The initial sense of relief in the markets at a clear election result has been tempered by the realisation that a vote on...

    23. The Exchange

      May 8, 2015

      Markets must temper relief at UK poll result

      We do not have the uncertain outcome to the UK general election that pretty much everyone expected. A bit of market relief...

    24. May 7, 2015

      US accuses EU of undermining global food security

      The US has accused the EU of undermining efforts to improve global food security by proposing new rules that would allow any...

    25. May 5, 2015

      EU calls for global investment court

      The EU has called for the establishment of a global arbitration court to hear disputes between foreign investors and...

    26. May 3, 2015

      Life looks sweeter for RGF as it offloads sugar business

      Real Good Food group’s name is a nightmare for lovers of the English language. As a sugar merchant and maker of cake...

    27. beyondbrics

      May 1, 2015

      Huge solar projects in north Africa target Europe, but will Brussels help?

      One of the most interesting solar projects around, TuNur, hopes to generate two nuclear power plants’ worth of renewable...

    28. April 29, 2015

      Race begins for dominance in EU sugar market

      The starter’s gun for consolidation of the European sugar industry has been fired — ahead of the introduction of reforms —...

    29. April 27, 2015

      Brussels treads a fine line in gas pricing case against Gazprom

      Much like superheroes of comic book lore, competition authorities strive to protect the man in the street from hulking...

    30. April 26, 2015

      Russia is looking for allies, not deals, in Latin America

      Argentine President Cristina Fernández’s jokes were lost in translation when she sought to win over a group of bemused...

    31. 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....

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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