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    Italy debt burden is a problem for us all

    Perhaps the biggest question facing the economic stability of Europe is what happens if Italy continues to stagnate as it...

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    Week in Review, September 20

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  5. September 19, 2014

    ‘Risks remain’ for SSE after referendum

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  6. September 19, 2014

    Boardroom trades September 20

    Dealers gave the thumbs-up to the latest acquisition at Stadium Group, an £8m deal to buy United Wireless struck during the...

  7. September 19, 2014

    City relieved at Scottish result but wary over unresolved issues

    The threat that a raft of Scottish financial institutions would relocate south of the border abated as the country’s...

  8. September 19, 2014

    Alexis Tsipras casts himself as Greece’s prime minister in waiting

    As you would expect from the leader of Greece’s radical left opposition party, Alexis Tsipras has many pungent criticisms of...

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    Smart Reads 19 September 2014

    Greater powers for Scotland and a new constitutional settlement for England are on the agenda after voters in Scotland...

  10. September 19, 2014

    No vote still leaves some uncertainty for lawyers to profit from

    There was one professional constituency that was always going to do well whatever the outcome of the vote : lawyers. While a...

  11. September 19, 2014

    KBC winds up diamond finance arm after China deal collapses

    Belgian bank KBC will wind up its diamond financing arm after a deal to sell the division to a Chinese buyer fell through....

  12. September 19, 2014

    Weak ECB loans demand paves way for ‘QE’

    When historians come to write the story of the European Central Bank, they may look back at Thursday as the moment when the...

  13. September 19, 2014

    It was business wot helped win it

    It was The Sun “wot won it” for the Tories in the 1992 general election. Business can claim to have played the same pivotal...

  14. September 19, 2014

    Scotland’s No vote keeps UK economy on track

    Scotland’s vote against independence has restored some certainty to the UK’s economic recovery, but moves towards greater...

  15. September 18, 2014

    Poor ECB take-up a sign of troubles facing the eurozone economy

    Here’s what the European Central Bank offered: as much money as you want, no strings attached for the first two years,...

  16. September 18, 2014

    Fed punishes Santander unit over dividend

    The US Federal Reserve issued an enforcement action against Banco Santander’s US subsidiary for paying a dividend without...

  17. September 18, 2014

    Albania’s parliament sacks central bank governor

    Albania’s parliament has voted to dismiss the country’s central bank governor for alleged abuse of office, the first...

  18. September 18, 2014

    Court rejects EU’s freeze on assets of Iran central bank

    The EU’s initial freeze on the assets of Iran’s central bank has been struck out in court, calling into question the bloc’s...

  19. September 18, 2014

    Draghi’s attempt to jump start stuttering eurozone falls flat

    Mario Draghi’s latest attempt to stave off economic stagnation in the eurozone had a faltering start on Thursday when demand...

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    September 18, 2014

    Un petit TLTRO

    This is well below the €100bn-plus forecasts that were consensus… Although maybe that makes it even more interesting that...

  21. September 18, 2014

    FTSE’s Scottish stocks higher

    London markets were flat on the day Scotland went to the polls to decide on independence, but several of the risers in early...

  22. September 18, 2014

    Europe shows negative interest rates not absurd – and might work

    Imagine borrowing money – but paying back less than the original sum. Absurd? Welcome to the new world of continental...

  23. September 18, 2014

    Mediobanca returns to profit

    Mediobanca, Italy’s largest listed investment bank, swung back into profit after booking losses on equity holdings a year...

  24. September 17, 2014

    Punch plan to restructure £2.3bn debt burden approved

    Punch Taverns overcame a major hurdle to reducing its debt burden on Wednesday after bondholders and shareholders approved...

  25. September 17, 2014

    Banks’ VAT bills set to soar after Europe court ruling

    Banks and insurers in Europe are bracing for extra value added tax bills that could potentially run into billions of euros...

  26. September 17, 2014

    Capital shortfalls likely to emerge from unprecedented ECB probe

    The probe of the euro area banking sector being led by the European Central Bank has been billed as a once-and-for-all...

  27. September 17, 2014

    EU to help countries reach emission targets

    The EU is planning to create two investment funds to encourage Poland and other reluctant eastern European countries to...

  28. FT Alphaville

    September 17, 2014

    The fatal flaw that could doom the European project

    There have been many failed attempts to unify the European continent by force. More recently, politicians have tried to do...

  29. September 17, 2014

    BSkyB and Sky Deutschland: An open marriage

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  30. September 16, 2014

    Orange links with African banks to expand mobile money services

    Orange has agreed partnerships with African banks to expand its mobile money services across the region to try to match the...

  31. September 16, 2014

    Lenders hit at ECB over secrecy agreements

    The European Central Bank has come under fire from banks after asking them to sign secrecy agreements ahead of the results...

  32. September 16, 2014

    Speedy Hire warns vote uncertainty hitting Scottish construction

    One of Britain’s leading tool hire companies has warned that the uncertainty surrounding the Scottish referendum has stalled...

  33. September 16, 2014

    EM stocks tumble on Fed rate rise fears

    Emerging market stocks have tumbled as investors move capital back into the world’s biggest economy amid growing speculation...

  34. September 16, 2014

    ECB poised to start its lending spree this week

    Europe’s monetary guardians will see this week whether their first attempt at reviving the eurozone’s economic recovery by...

  35. September 16, 2014

    London stock decline led by mid-caps

    Much of the market action was among the mid-cap stocks on Tuesday, with Thomas Cook and Crest Nicholson among the biggest...

  36. September 16, 2014

    European banks feel effects of Fed’s ‘reverse repo’

    The Federal Reserve’s testing of a new liquidity tool has altered a longstanding financing relationship between money market...

  37. September 16, 2014

    Wide-eyed faith in central banks exposes markets to political risk

    Are markets being foolishly sanguine about geopolitical risk? At the end of July new economic sanctions against Russia did...

  38. September 16, 2014

    British Virgin Islands suffers amid push against money laundering

    The British Virgin Islands has long attracted Chinese companies looking to incorporate offshore but the Caribbean haven is...

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