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    July 21, 2016

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    The Dow Jones Industrial Average’s longest winning streak since 2013 came to an end on Thursday as disappointing second...

  2. Fast FT

    July 20, 2016

    AmEx profits lifted by sale of Costco portfolio

    American Express said its profits jumped by 37 per cent in the second quarter from the year prior, helped by the sale...

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  1. June 14, 2016

    Equity holdings cut to four-year lows

    Investors have cut their equity holdings to four-year lows as uncertainty in global financial markets rises ahead of...

  2. FT Alphaville

    May 25, 2016

    It's no fun when Amex throws your startup a Curve ball

    Startups that are just a few months old have to deal with a host of challenges, but losing a key selling point of...

  3. April 28, 2016

    PayPal: fuddy goody

    There must be few days when Elon Musk regrets swapping the humdrum world of payment processing for moon rockets,...

  4. April 21, 2016

    American Express feels heat as banks boost credit cards

    Profits at American Express fell for a fourth consecutive quarter as the credit card group came up against intensifying...

  5. Fast FT

    April 20, 2016

    AmEx posts slimmer profit fall than forecast

    American Express climbed after logging a slimmer-than-forecast fall in first-quarter profits as an increase in interest...

  6. Fast FT

    April 15, 2016

    Citi jumps as profit drop less than feared

    Citigroup faced a sharp drop in profits in the first quarter amid a fall in trading and investment banking revenues....

  7. FT Alphaville

    March 10, 2016

    Would you have invested in Powa?

    Here’s a fun little slide from the presentation Dan Wagner’s Powa Technologies was sending to prospective investors as...

  8. Fast FT

    January 26, 2016

    Twitter taps Amex executive as marketing chief

    Twitter has begun to replace its depleted senior ranks, hiring a new chief marketing officer following the departure of...

  9. January 22, 2016

    Schlumberger advances on cost cuts and new buyback

    Schlumberger shares advanced after announcing deeper cuts and a new share buyback programme. The world’s largest...

  10. January 10, 2016

    American Express: identity crisis

    Flash an American Express card at dinner and your date (or your parents) will probably be impressed. Yet a handful of...

  11. January 3, 2016

    The week: January 4

    • Warren Buffett’s golden anniversary year at the helm of Berkshire Hathaway turned into one to forget for the world’s...

  12. December 29, 2015

    Warren Buffett faces worst year on stock market since 2009

    Investment guru Warren Buffett is headed for his worst year relative to the rest of the US stock market since 2009,...

  13. December 23, 2015

    Video games can help bring excluded youth into work

    When managers put on Mary Poppins masks to declare that “in every job that must be done, there is an element of fun”,...

  14. December 11, 2015

    US banks prepare for assault from online rivals

    The big brick-and-mortar banks in the US are bracing themselves for a fresh assault from rapidly growing online...

  15. Fast FT

    December 10, 2015

    Cuba outlook brightens at Moody's as frost thaws

    Cuba still has a long way to go before it can return to the international bond market. But the Communist-led island...

  16. December 9, 2015

    Costco among top decliners on S&P 500

    Costco was among the biggest decliners on the S&P 500 after the membership-based US wholesale retailer reported...

  17. December 9, 2015

    Costco slides on membership fees setback

    Costco was among the biggest decliners on the S&P 500 after the membership-based US wholesale retailer reported...

  18. December 4, 2015

    Shops buy into ‘Small Business Saturday’

    Independent retailers are losing share to larger chains and online rivals but, as the all-important Christmas buying...

  19. November 6, 2015

    Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway reports record profit

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway recorded its best ever quarterly profit in the third quarter, as earnings were...

  20. October 22, 2015

    American Express hit by dollar strength

    American Express shares slid 5.3 per cent after it saw third-quarter earnings hit by a stronger US dollar. It said net...

  21. October 18, 2015

    Week ahead: Markets diary

    Brace yourself. Next week’s calendar is packed with corporate earnings, key economic data and central bank news. US...

  22. FT Alphaville

    October 16, 2015

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - A just rant. - The world is as it is, not as we’d like it. - You’re not paranoid if the apps...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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....

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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....

  35. 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,...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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