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  1. FT Alphaville

    April 24, 2014

    When corporate credits fall out of the sky

    Paging Bruno Iksil. It’s well known that JPMorgan lost $6bn in its ill-fated “London Whale” investment. What is less known...

  2. February 9, 2014

    Dealmaking is back – up to a point

    This column goes to press early, so it is written without knowledge of whether we are upon another “Merger Monday”. Deals...

  1. January 28, 2014

    American Airlines swings to profit after merger

    Profits for the companies that merged last month to form the new American Airlines Group improved nearly fivefold in 2013...

  2. December 9, 2013

    American chief pledges efficient merger

    The chief executive of the new American Airlines promised to complete the airline’s merger with US Airways quickly and...

  3. November 13, 2013

    US Airways-AMR deal flies past antitrust hurdles

    When the US Department of Justice announced in August it was seeking a complete block on US Airways’ proposed $11bn merger...

  4. November 12, 2013

    Settlement unlocks US Airways-AMR $11bn deal

    US Airways expects to go ahead with its $11bn merger with American Airlines’ bankrupt parent company as early as next month,...

  5. November 4, 2013

    US air merger prospects brighten

    Prospects for the planned merger of US Airways and American Airlines’ parent company brightened considerably after Eric...

  6. October 22, 2013

    Buoyant Delta earnings leap by a third

    Shares in Delta Air Lines, one of the US’s two big legacy airlines by sales, climbed more than 4 per cent after it announced...

  7. October 7, 2013

    UBM and Informa chiefs to quit

    Five years after UBM and Informa aborted a planned merger to create a business-to-business media group worth £3bn, the chief...

  8. October 2, 2013

    Monsanto falls on fourth-quarter loss

    Monsanto shares fell on Wednesday as the world’s largest seed company reported a fourth-quarter loss that was wider than...

  9. September 11, 2013

    Apple fall weighs on US technology stocks

    A slide in Apple weighed on technology stocks on Wednesday, leaving the wider US equity market mixed. Apple shares were down...

  10. August 18, 2013

    Chief of Virgin Atlantic fuels profit hopes in joint venture

    The new chief executive of Virgin Atlantic Airways has expressed a “high” level of confidence that the UK airline can return...

  11. August 16, 2013

    Week in Review, August 17

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Tim...

  12. August 16, 2013

    Nordstrom sales suffer as shoppers’ budgets shrink

    Nordstrom fell after the department store chain joined the growing list of consumer companies reporting lower-than-expected...

  13. August 14, 2013

    Criticism of DoJ decision to block US Airways/AMR merger

    The US Department of Justice’s decision to try to block the merger of US Airways and AMR Corporation was “very wrong” and...

  14. August 14, 2013

    US airlines are ‘hyper-competitive’, trade group insists

    The airline industry remains “hyper-competitive” and airfares are a bargain, the US industry’s main trade body said a day...

  15. FT Alphaville

    August 13, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - North American energy scene keeps getting more interesting. - The aging of America, animated. -...

  16. August 13, 2013

    Department of Justice takes wind from under airlines’ wings

    As they negotiated their complex merger plan last year, Doug Parker and Tom Horton, the chief executives respectively of US...

  17. August 13, 2013

    Yum Brands hit by poor Chinese sales

    US markets continued a slow downward trend as Yum Brands fell on new sales data that showed its Chinese business continued...

  18. August 13, 2013

    DoJ sues to block US Airways-AMR merger

    Plans to create the world’s largest airline by sales hit a potentially fatal complication on Tuesday when the US’s...

  19. August 13, 2013

    Wall St rebounds after Fed president comments

    Tuesday 21 :15 BST. Global investors welcomed positive economic data from the US and Europe but the optimism was blighted by...

  20. July 18, 2013

    World Trade Center developer loses bid to sue airlines over 9/11

    The property developer behind New York’s World Trade Center will not be entitled to seek a $3.5bn payout from airlines whose...

  21. June 10, 2013

    American executives out in US Airways merger

    Nearly all of the senior executives of American Airlines are due to leave the company following its forthcoming merger with...

  22. June 4, 2013

    Delta rises as US stocks close lower

    US airlines were on a strong footing on Tuesday after Delta reported positive passenger and revenue numbers, while US...

  23. April 23, 2013

    Delta cuts capacity to remain in black

    Delta Air Lines, one of the US’s two biggest airlines by revenues, warned of a fall in demand in March and expected unit...

  24. April 16, 2013

    American Airlines grounds US fleet

    American Airlines halted its US flights for several hours on Tuesday after a problem with the airline’s reservation system....

  25. April 12, 2013

    AMR deal on the radar despite payoff ruling

    The bankrupt parent of American Airlines on Friday insisted it planned to press ahead with its merger with US Airways and...

  26. March 27, 2013

    AMR merger moves ahead on court approval

    The proposed merger between US Airways and AMR Corporation, American Airlines’ bankrupt parent, took a significant step...

  27. FT Alphaville

    March 19, 2013

    Humongous credit derivatives cake proves inedible

    As we wrote in our last post, the structured credit portfolio (SCP) that ended up costing JPMorgan some $6.2bn was probably...

  28. March 18, 2013

    AMR pay-off faces trustee objection

    The planned merger of US Airways and AMR Corporation, American Airlines’ bankrupt parent, has suffered a big blow after the...

  29. February 15, 2013

    Week in Review, February 16

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Giuseppe...

  30. FT Alphaville

    February 14, 2013

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP FT markets round-up:“Disappointing European economic data crimped optimism about global growth prospects and...

  31. February 14, 2013

    US Airways / AMR: check the leg room

    It has been a first-class trip for US Airways shareholders. So why risk things now? Chief executive Doug Parker chased deals...

  32. February 14, 2013

    US stocks recover from initial drop

    US stocks edged higher on Thursday bolstered by another round of large deal announcements to finish at a five-year high. The...

  33. February 14, 2013

    US Airways and AMR must deliver on merger

    The deal to merge US Airways and AMR, the parent of American Airlines, brings to an end a long, personal struggle by Tom...

  34. February 14, 2013

    AMR seals $11bn merger with US Airways

    AMR Corporation, the bankrupt parent of American Airlines, and US Airways confirmed on Thursday plans to merge in a deal...

  35. February 10, 2013

    American and US Airways near tie-up

    American Airlines is putting the finishing touches to its merger with US Airways to create the biggest US carrier by...

  36. FT Alphaville

    January 22, 2013

    Positioning for credit losses, the JPMorgan way

    If it’s alright by you, FT Alphaville has a confession to make. This whole London Whale thing, the billions that JPMorgan...

  37. January 16, 2013

    AMR chief hails operating profit success

    Tom Horton, chief executive of AMR Corporation, the bankrupt parent of American Airlines, has said the company has made...

  38. FT Alphaville

    January 16, 2013

    The London Whale, an oral history

    It’s history, JPMorgan Task Force Report style. Or rather, it’s a mostly oral history, lacking in technical detail, and it’s...

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