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  • BAE-EADS Deal on Summit Agenda Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 8:40 PM ET

    François Hollande and Angela Merkel will seek to agree a joint position at a meeting on Saturday on the €35 billion combination of EADS and BAE Systems to create the world’s largest defense and aerospace company by revenue. The FT reports.

  • Romney Under Fire From All Sides Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 1:59 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney laughs at a campaign event at Saint Anselm College on August 20, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

    Prominent conservatives joined Barack Obama in condemning Mitt Romney over leaked comments portraying the US president’s supporters as dependent on government, draining momentum from the challenger’s faltering campaign. The FT reports.

  • European Shares End Higher After BoJ Easing Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 12:44 PM ET

    European shares advanced on Wednesday, led by autos, as the Bank of Japan became the latest central bank to launch fresh stimulus to boost its economy.

  • ECB Bond Buying Likened to Work of the Devil Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 3:11 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB)

    The devil may have much more than the best tunes. To listen to the president of Germany’s Bundesbank, he also offers the best cautionary tale about the perils of state financing by a central bank. The FT reports.

  • Onboard Jacuzzis, Kitchens Prove Private Jets Are Back Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 2:10 PM ET

    Private jet travel, shunned during the recession, has begun to recover to pre-crash levels, as the super-rich fill their jets with Jacuzzis, cinemas and full-service kitchens.

  • European Shares End Lower, Pressured by Spain Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 11:36 AM ET

    European shares fell on Tuesday as uncertainty about a potential Spanish sovereign bailout kept the country's debt yields high and prompted investors to continue booking profits on a stellar two-month run for euro zone banks.

  • Lawyers Join Chorus of Concern Over Libor Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 12:58 AM ET

    Commercial lawyers have joined a chorus of concern over what impact reform of the London interbank lending rate could have on existing financial contracts as a review into Libor by the City watchdog draws to a close. The FT reports.

  • BAE-EADS Faces Tougher US 'Firewall' Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 2:14 AM ET

    BAE Systems will have to agree more rigorous US security arrangements if its 38 billion euros ($49.9 billion) deal to combine with EADS is to pass muster in Washington, a former senior US official has warned, the Financial Times reports.

  • European Shares End Lower Amid Spain Woes Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 12:26 PM ET

    European stocks fell on Monday as traders took profit on 14-month highs, ushering in a period of consolidation and waiting for further progress in crisis-hit Spain before committing more money to the recent rally.

  • European Lenders Hooked on Central Bank Cash Sunday, 16 Sep 2012 | 11:01 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins

    European banks are failing to wean themselves off central bank money, even though steep falls in the cost of collateralised borrowing over the summer mean some now have the option of funding via public markets. The FT reports.

  • Surge in iPhone 5 Sales Forecast Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 2:21 AM ET
    A notice (C) providing information on ordering the iPhone 5 is displayed at a Tokyo electrics shop on September 13, 2012.

    Apple’s rapid international rollout of the new iPhone 5 has prompted many analysts to upgrade their sales forecasts for the smartphone, with some suggesting it could sell almost twice as many in the opening weekend as the iPhone 4 two years ago.

  • BAE Warns on Political Influence in EADS Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 1:32 AM ET

    BAE Systems has insisted it will walk away from talks with EADS unless the combined European champion in aerospace and defence was allowed to operate as a normal company without political interference. The FT reports.

  • Shares Close at 14-Month High on Fed Stimulus Move Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 12:24 PM ET

    European shares closed higher on Friday setting a new 14-month high, as growth-linked stocks were boosted by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to roll out a third round of quantitative easing (QE3).

  • Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain.

    Europe's four-year old debt crisis seems to be in remission allowing Spain to delay requesting a full bailout, but some analysts are growing worried the country's sanguine attitude could come back to haunt Europe.

  • Regulatory Turbulence Lies Ahead Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 1:59 AM ET

    When Tom Enders, a former paratrooper in the German armed forces, took the helm of EADS in June, he let it be known inside the company that he wanted to do something bold to put his stamp on the European aerospace manufacturer. The FT reports.

  • Europe Shares Close Lower Ahead of Fed Decision Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    European stocks closed lower on Thursday after a day's thin trade, as investors await to see if the U.S. Federal Reserve will unveil further stimulus measures which could add fresh fuel to the market's sharp three-month rally.

  • Bundled US Car Loan Deals Enjoy Comeback Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 1:01 AM ET
    Auto loan application

    Things are perking up for the automobile industry as cheap financing makes a comeback, and the reason can be traced to booming demand for asset-backed securities on Wall Street. The FT reports.

  • Europe Shares Close Mixed After German Court Ruling Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 12:55 PM ET

    European stock markets closed mixed on Wednesday, paring earlier gains reached after a German court ruled to back the permanent euro zone rescue fund.

  • Crisis Fuels Catalan Independence Push Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 12:54 AM ET
    Spain

    Catalonia no longer fits within Spain and needs to explore the option of independence, according to a leading nationalist and former head of the Catalan regional government. The FT reports.

  • Euro Dodges Bullet as Court Approves Bailout Fund Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | 6:01 AM ET
    Andreas Vosskuhle, chairman of the Second Senate at the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, southern Germany, proclaims the senate's judgement on the say of the German parliament in negotiations on the EU's permanent bailout fund (ESM), on June 19, 2012.

    The euro, which has rallied in recent weeks, dodged a bullet on Wednesday when the German Constitutional Court approved Germany's ratification of a permanent euro zone bailout fund.