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    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 forced...

  2. 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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  1. Special Report: Boldness in Business 2012

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  1. 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 against the...

  2. 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 credit...

  3. 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 like...

  4. 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 system. ——–...

  5. 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, fewer...

  6. 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 and...

  7. 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. The...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 misled...

  10. 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 the...

  11. 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 researches...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 easyJet...

  14. 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. The...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 number...

  17. 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 the US...

  18. 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...

  19. 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 advisory...

  20. 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, the...

  21. 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 of...

  22. 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 description...

  23. 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,...

  24. 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 share...

  25. May 3, 2013

    Stanley Dashew, inventor and entrepreneur

    Part way through 1954, Stanley Dashew’s company had only $1,300 cash left. With a supplier demanding immediate payment, it...

  26. April 25, 2013

    Watches and film: Tribeca deal is a bid for the creative high ground

    Just as timepieces have consistently played a role on the silver screen, so, too, have sponsorship and direct return on...

  27. April 17, 2013

    Amex lifted by consumer spending

    American Express said the company was off to a strong start in 2013 as consumer spending remained solid even as global...

  28. April 17, 2013

    Banking stocks weigh on Wall Street

    US stocks fell sharply on Wednesday, with the country’s largest financial institutions weighing on Wall Street after Bank of...

  29. March 28, 2013

    BlackBerry jumps on strong earnings

    Wall Street wrapped up the holiday-shortened week on a more upbeat note after the S&P 500 rose through its all-time closing...

  30. March 26, 2013

    Amex / Walmart: one bird chirping

    It has been a chilly Spring in the US, but one bird is chirping. American Express and Walmart said on Tuesday that their...

  31. March 26, 2013

    Insurance green light for Amex-Walmart card

    American Express and Walmart say their joint venture Bluebird has qualified for federal deposit insurance, clearing the way...

  32. March 25, 2013

    Wall Street retreats after earlier gains

    Initial optimism about a Cyprus bailout agreement faded, dragging Wall Street lower at the start of the week after the...

  33. March 14, 2013

    Jobs data lift S&P 500 closer to high

    IBM shares hit an all-time high on Thursday, joining 73 stocks reaching record peaks in the past week at a time when the...

  34. March 11, 2013

    Ex-Novartis chief Vasella to move to US

    Daniel Vasella is preparing to move to the US, home to some of the world’s largest pharmaceuticals companies, just weeks...

  35. March 4, 2013

    Hess plans shake-up to deflect pressure

    Hess has announced a radical restructuring plan, including disposals, an increased dividend and a shake-up of its board, as...

  36. February 20, 2013

    NetSpend / TSYS

    If cash is king, then prepaid debit cards may be the crown prince. By acquiring NetSpend for $1.4bn, TSYS is banking on it....

  37. February 12, 2013

    Pay-by-tweet service launched on Twitter

    The first “pay-by-tweet” service has been launched on Twitter, with American Express introducing a service on Monday that...

  38. beyondbrics

    February 1, 2013

    Argentina's Globant: international innovation

    MIT, Stanford and Harvard may have written case studies about his company but Martín Migoya, CEO of Globant, an...

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