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Merkel and Hollande pledge an end to fossil fuel pollution | Financial Times

Angela Merkel and François Hollande have pledged to strive for an end to fossil fuel pollution as part of a “profound transformation” of the global …

The wary retreat of the bond bulls | Financial Times

Is the three-and-a-half decade long bull market in the highest-rated government debt over? If so, would that be a good thing or a bad one? The answer …

The great distortion

THE way that black holes bend light’s path through space cannot be smoothed out by human ingenuity. By contrast, a vast distortion in the world …

Taxes

Why the euro zone is recovering

SIGNS are multiplying that the euro area is at long last making a robust recovery. Most large economies turned in a strong growth performance in the …

Misery with a silver lining

COPING with strikes is a new experience for Germans. This week parents had nowhere to drop their kids because crèches were closed. Verdi, Germany’s …

Why the world is addicted to debt

DEBT is the "vital air of modern commerce". Those words were spoken by Daniel Webster, an American senator, in 1834, when America’s bond market was …

Interest Rates

The fuel of the future

WHICH source of renewable energy is most important to the European Union? Solar power, perhaps? (Europe has three-quarters of the world’s total …

Carbon Emissions

India's top court dismisses drug patent case

India's highest court has dismissed Swiss drug maker Novartis AG's petition seeking patent protection for a cancer drug, a serious blow to Western pharmaceutical firms which are increasingly focusing on India to drive sales.<p>In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court said on Monday that the drug …

Eurozone crisis demands one banking policy, one fiscal policy – and one voice

It had all started to look quite promising. The US was picking up, China had avoided a hard landing and in Japan the early signs from the new …

Cameron snubbed over Brussels review | Financial Times

Angela Merkel, German chancellor, and François Hollande, French president, have snubbed the UK coalition’s much-heralded review of the relationship …

La deriva rischiata con Cipro - Il Sole 24 ORE

Le ragioni per sostenere che Cipro non fa precedente sono tante e sono evidenti le ragioni per le quali in questi giorni non si è fatto che elencarle …

North is north

LAPLAND is just about as far from Cyprus as one can go in Europe. But on a spring day the sun reflected on an endless expanse of snow can be as …