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  1. FT Tech Hub

    September 13, 2014

    Square raises money amid upheaval in payments market

    Payments start-up Square is raising at least $100m in a funding round that valued the group at $6bn, up from a $5bn...

  2. beyondbrics

    July 31, 2014

    Erste turns to loss as crisis legacy problems plague CEE banking

    By Nicholas Watson of bne in Vienna The hits on emerging Europe’s banks continue to come thick and fast as legacy problems...

  1. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2014

    A Herbalife Pre-response

    Pershing Square, the hedge fund dedicated to the destruction of Herbalife for truth, justice and a tidy profit, will hold a...

  2. FT Alphaville

    July 21, 2014

    Imminent collapse of gigantic fraud promised (by short seller)

    Bill Ackman, who will be making a new Herbalife presentation on Tuesday at 10am EST in New York, has given CNBC a small...

  3. July 18, 2014

    Rate increases will test the market mood

    Love it or loathe it, CNBC has an uncanny ability to mark turns in the market mood. It might have done so again this week....

  4. FT Alphaville

    June 9, 2014

    Valiant Valeant

    Bill Ackman, founder and showman in chief of Pershing Square is adding a new string to his bow on Monday morning as co-host...

  5. FT Alphaville

    April 30, 2014

    Six questions for Warren Buffett

    On Saturday Warren Buffett will answer questions about his company in public, in front of an audience of 20,000(ish) people...

  6. April 10, 2014

    Vix may be losing its ‘fear gauge’ tag

    The CBOE on Thursday launched options on the VXST, the nine-day volatility index created to deliver an even shorter-term...

  7. FT Alphaville

    April 1, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING -”When is it ethical to hand our decisions over to machines? And when is external automation a step...

  8. beyondbrics

    February 28, 2014

    India v Vodafone: good to talk

    A further twist in the tumultuous case of Vodafone and the Indian tax authority. After deciding to scrap conciliation talks...

  9. January 24, 2014

    Jack Lew and Jamie Dimon warn of Bitcoin dangers

    Bitcoin has been tossed into the virtual gutter at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, as top US financial leaders...

  10. The World

    January 23, 2014

    Davos: What stage is Dimon at on the Kübler-Ross model?

    According to the Kübler-Ross model, there are five stages of grief: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance....

  11. FT Alphaville

    January 22, 2014

    The mountain without Mohamed

    So Mr El-Erian will (co-)head Pimco no more, in a move that appears to have surprised most people inside and outside of the...

  12. The World

    January 22, 2014

    Davos view: Gorman on China princeling probe

    James Gorman, the chief executive of Morgan Stanley, neatly summarised his view of US authorities’ so-called “princeling”...

  13. FT Alphaville

    December 20, 2013

    Ten weird things about the Herbalife saga

    That CNBC half hour doesn’t make the cut as there is nothing inherently weird about two showman billionaire rivals having a...

  14. November 22, 2013

    Cable operators push S&P to record high

    Reports that US communications stalwart Comcast was considering a bid for Time Warner Cable sent shares in both companies...

  15. November 7, 2013

    Activist pushes Men’s Wearhouse to reconsider $2.3bn takeover

    Men’s Wearhouse’s efforts to spurn the attentions of rival US discount retailer Jos A Bank have come under pressure after an...

  16. November 7, 2013

    Sky-high hopes send Twitter soaring on debut

    The rationalisations from the Wall Street professionals began almost as soon as Twitter’s stock had taken off like a rocket...

  17. FT Alphaville

    October 11, 2013

    Step one in zombie prevention: pants on

    Common Sense Investment Management has not joined the ranks of the walking dead, quite yet. However, the fund of hedge funds...

  18. FT Alphaville

    October 9, 2013

    Further Yellen

    On the Fed’s likely first chairwoman, on Wednesday: - Why I’m Very Happy About Janet Yellen – Justin Wolfers, Bloomberg -...

  19. October 2, 2013

    Shutdown will not slow Fed nomination, says Obama

    Barack Obama said that the US government shutdown was not slowing the vetting of his choice for the Fed chairmanship and...

  20. September 10, 2013

    Citadel chief rails against megabanks

    In the crisis, Citadel lived up to its name as a bastion of strength but only just. The Chicago-based hedge fund was almost...

  21. Business Blog

    September 6, 2013

    Is being asked to dance to Daft Punk the worst job interview request ever?

    The revelation that candidates for a job at Currys, the UK electronics retailer, were asked to dance as part of the...

  22. FT Alphaville

    August 22, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Yes, productivity matters, but it is not everything. - A timeline of the Bernanke years. - Banks...

  23. August 8, 2013

    JC Penney and Ackman at war over a new chief

    A fight has broken out between JC Penney and Bill Ackman, the hedge fund manager on the retailer’s board, after he urged the...

  24. FT Alphaville

    July 31, 2013


    Much excitement on Wednesday on alleged news (via CNBC) that George Soros has taken a big stake in the much discussed food...

  25. July 31, 2013

    Ackman wagers $2.2bn on Air Products stake

    Bill Ackman, the activist US hedge fund manager, has disclosed his biggest ever investment with a $2.2bn stake in the...

  26. FT Alphaville

    July 30, 2013

    Inflationistas and the global supply shock

    Here’s a funny thing. There was an amusing altercation between self-declared Austrian Peter Schiff (of “I see inflation...

  27. FT Alphaville

    July 16, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Why the answer (still) isn’t wage cuts. - Global rebalancing — the tanker scrapyard index? -...

  28. June 27, 2013

    Limits of brain power

    Show me a man of money, and I will show you a genius.” So intoned Malcolm Eden, of 1980s UK guitar band McCarthy, on the...

  29. FT Alphaville

    April 23, 2013

    "Phish and dips," or, How to write the AP tweet hacking story when you don't really care

    1.) Steal headline from Lorcan. On Twitter. 2.) Multiple choice test to decide your condescending lede! Question: When a...

  30. April 18, 2013

    Deals shed light on Liberty chief’s role

    John Malone’s portrait hangs in the boardroom of Liberty Media’s Colorado headquarters, and outside the window is a bronze...

  31. FT Alphaville

    April 9, 2013

    So, who was KPMG's LA guy allegedly leaking to?

    Isn’t that the big question here? Given that this story — about the auditor firing a partner over “providing non-public...

  32. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2013

    The Closer

    Stocks ended higher in light volume. Alcoa stock fell 1.1 per cent after-hours following its earnings, while the broader Dow...

  33. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2013

    CNBC: Ron out of town

    Just last May, Bill Ackman was all: But then last week he was like… There was “too much change too quickly without adequate...

  34. March 6, 2013

    Icahn muscles in on Dell deal

    Carl Icahn has taken a sizeable stake in Dell and is pushing the PC maker to abandon its $24.4bn buyout plan in favour of a...

  35. FT Alphaville

    March 6, 2013

    The age of infinite equity?

    Financial pundits, academics, fund managers and analysts all have an amazing tendency to over-complicate matters. Sometimes,...

  36. March 1, 2013

    Tax rise in Indian gold imports averted

    There were sighs of relief from the Indian gold industry this week after Palaniappan Chidambaram, the country’s finance...

  37. February 15, 2013

    Icahn steps up Herbalife fight with Ackman

    Carl Icahn has thrown down a challenge to his bitter rival Bill Ackman by buying a 13 per cent stake in Herbalife, the...

  38. FT Alphaville

    February 14, 2013

    Buffett does Heinz

    That’s coming from CNBC who are suggesting Berkshire are going to hit them with a big bag full of $28bn. embed1 Here’s the...

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