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  1. August 28, 2015

    Swedish payments company iZettle raises €60m on $500m valuation

    iZettle, the Swedish payments processing start-up, has raised €60m in a new funding round, in the latest move by...

  2. August 8, 2015

    Berkshire Hathaway hit by weaker investment gains

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway made a paper profit of more than $700m in a matter of minutes on Friday, as it...

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  1. May 31, 2015

    China opens door for Visa and MasterCard to challenge UnionPay

    Global bank card operators including Visa and MasterCard can seek licences to clear domestic Chinese payments starting...

  2. May 30, 2015

    American Express president Ed Gilligan dies suddenly

    Ed Gilligan, president of American Express and heir apparent to the chief executive, Ken Chenault, has died suddenly....

  3. April 17, 2015

    Schlumberger shares rise on large job cuts

    Schlumberger shares climbed after the US-listed oil services company announced a cut of 11,000 jobs to shield profits...

  4. April 16, 2015

    Jawbone to take a bite of tap-to-pay market

    Jawbone is moving to catch up with the Apple Watch by enabling its latest wristband to make payments in stores, through...

  5. April 14, 2015

    US companies unleash share buyback binge

    An ageing US equity bull run retains one major source of buyers these days — the large companies that dominate the...

  6. March 12, 2015

    US banks celebrate stress test pass

    Financials led a broad rally in New York a day after the Federal Reserve did not fail any of the big US banks’ capital...

  7. February 19, 2015

    Amex loses antitrust suit on merchant rules

    American Express violated US antitrust law by barring businesses from asking customers to use lower cost cards, a...

  8. MBA blog

    February 15, 2015

    Juggling chainsaws

    “The next two weeks will be the busiest weeks of your lives” – this was the warning given to cohort #20 by Thunderbird...

  9. January 21, 2015

    American Express plans to cut 4,000 jobs

    American Express said on Wednesday that it planned to cut 4,000 jobs in coming months, as it reported better than...

  10. January 21, 2015

    Out of the slum, into his own home, with a micro loan

    It is the midday lunch rush at the Shiv Shambu Coffee Bar, a juice and snack stall on an upmarket Ahmedabad street....

  11. September 30, 2014

    What's up with PayPal credit?

    PayPal’s new president, Dan Schulman, knows a little something about payments. In his previous job at American Express,...

  12. September 9, 2014

    Apple looks to swipe the payments market

    Apple has taken aim at the credit card’s five decades-old magnetic strip, promising to overhaul an “antiquated” US...

  13. July 25, 2014

    Visa falls after cut to sales guidance

    Visa, which has found itself uncomfortably stuck in the middle of political wranglings between the US and Russia, was...

  14. June 19, 2014

    Credit card companies report higher lending levels

    Three of the largest US credit card issuers have reported higher levels of lending – prompting analysts to suggest the...

  15. April 9, 2014

    BofA agrees $772m credit card settlement

    For Bank of America’s credit card customers, paying a little extra to the bank was a means to protect themselves...

  16. April 4, 2014

    BofA in talks to pay $800m in credit card case

    Bank of America is in talks to pay about $800m to settle allegations it misled customers who were sold additional...

  17. April 2, 2014

    IPO target of $100m in mind at Outbrain

    After reading the latest news on the probe into the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on CNN’s website, would you...

  18. FT Alphaville

    March 26, 2014

    Guest post: Outtakes from the American Express informercumentary & the Andreessen Bitcoin circus

    This is a guest post by Aaron Greenspan the founder of Think Computer and creator of the FaceCash mobile payment...

  19. March 24, 2014

    Indian start-ups tap into mobile payments technology

    Good luck finding a local store or delivery person in India who accepts anything but cash. Even in a nation of 1.2bn,...

  20. March 18, 2014

    Qataris climb aboard with Amex travel unit

    Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has stepped up its hunt for US assets by investing alongside BlackRock, Macquarie Capital...

  21. February 10, 2014

    Decline in US sales sends McDonald’s down

    McDonald's shares weakened on Monday as sales in the company’s most important market declined at the start of the year....

  22. January 17, 2014

    Amex hits all-time high on profit leap

    American Express raced to an all-time high, lifting its market capitalisation to almost $100bn, after reporting...

  23. December 24, 2013

    Amex fined after staff misled customers

    American Express will pay $75.7m in fines and reimbursements to customers, after regulators found that its salesforce...

  24. November 15, 2013

    Buffett takes $3.7bn stake in ExxonMobil

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has taken a $3.7bn stake in ExxonMobil, handing a vote of confidence from one of...

  25. October 20, 2013

    Women at business school – Soo-Jin Kim

    Soo-Jin Kim is an EMBA graduate of Columbia Business School in the US and founder of In•clued, a service that...

  26. October 1, 2013

    Visa, MasterCard and Amex seek new online payments standard

    Visa, MasterCard and American Express are proposing a new industry standard to make online payments more secure, by...

  27. September 25, 2013

    Ryanair takes step to woo business travellers

    Ryanair is to introduce measures aimed at attracting more business travellers, after admitting that it has let rival...

  28. FT Tech Hub

    September 25, 2013

    A price war kicks off in mobile payments

    If you’re wondering why Jack Dorsey’s payments company Square hasn’t launched in Europe, here’s one possible answer....

  29. September 5, 2013

    US carmakers extend S&P 500’s winning streak

    US stocks began September with a third straight day in positive territory as carmakers’ shares continued to climb after...

  30. August 20, 2013

    Goldman faces losses on erroneous trades

    A computer glitch at Goldman Sachs could cost the investment bank $100m or more after it inadvertently made a large...

  31. July 17, 2013

    Improved consumer spending powers Amex

    American Express posted second-quarter profits that beat analysts’ estimates thanks to a jump in consumer spending in...

  32. July 17, 2013

    Yahoo leads US stocks higher on strong earnings

    US stocks returned to positive territory on Wednesday led by shares in Yahoo, as the earnings season continued to drive...

  33. July 8, 2013

    Dell rises but US tech stocks struggle

    Dell shares led a strong open to the week’s US equities trading after news emerged that an influential shareholder...

  34. July 8, 2013

    Sponsors crack glass ceilings

    Gaenor Bagley is a rare species: a woman on the board of a multinational organisation. Yet the head of people at PwC,...

  35. June 23, 2013

    US banking industry faces patents broadside

    Intellectual Ventures, the US patent licensing firm, has launched a campaign against the banking industry in a series...

  36. June 6, 2013

    Cyber security: Robbers with laptops are serious threat to world banking system

    It was a modern day bank heist that used laptops instead of guns and the internet instead of masks. That was the...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    May 22, 2013

    First lady goes back to school

    Jim Watson/AFP Michelle Obama, the US first lady, meets sixth graders from Willow Springs elementary school in Fairfax,...

  38. May 6, 2013

    Facebook looks to video ads as it seeks new revenue streams

    Facebook is set to launch video advertising in its newsfeed in July as it looks to new revenue streams to bolster its...

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