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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 —...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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....

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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