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  1. August 13, 2014

    Media empire builders are fighting the wrong battles

    The day after he abruptly abandoned his $71bn pursuit of Time Warner last week, Rupert Murdoch seemed keen to remind...

  2. July 17, 2014

    When investors are complacent, stupid deals happen

    When investors are complacent, stupid deals happen. Time Warner and AOL merged at the height of the dotcom bubble in 2000,...

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  1. June 30, 2014

    Sun finally shines on commodities

    After years of losses and investor pessimism the sun finally shone on commodities in the first half of 2014. The Dow...

  2. FT Alphaville

    June 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Caption competition: win two tickets to next week’s extravaganza of ideas. Commodity...

  3. May 9, 2014

    Commodities perk up as prospects brighten

    Commodities generally had a rotten 2013, but some experts now say prospects are more exciting, especially given that returns...

  4. April 9, 2014

    UBS passes commodity index control to Bloomberg

    UBS has transferred control of one the world’s top indices for commodity prices to Bloomberg as banks retreat from setting...

  5. March 19, 2014

    Investors lose faith in Oracle after profits miss expectations

    Oracle , Larry Ellison’s business software maker, was shunned after its profits fell short of Wall Street forecasts....

  6. March 18, 2014

    Microsoft gains on mobile market hopes

    Microsoft found itself at the top of Wall Street’s leaderboard on Tuesday on hopes new chief executive Satya Nadella will...

  7. March 17, 2014

    Tide is turning in favour of commodities

    The resources team at Barclays think “the tide may at last be starting to turn for commodity investment flows”. Total...

  8. March 4, 2014

    Delta soars above bumpy weather

    Delta Air Lines shares climbed to the highest level since its emergence from bankruptcy protection seven years ago after the...

  9. February 25, 2014

    Sector upheaval puts Bloomberg on top

    The market for financial data has been in a state of upheaval since the turmoil of the financial crisis in 2008 and...

  10. FT Alphaville

    February 14, 2014

    QE in the popular lexicon

    For a bit of Friday fun, we thought we’d trawl through the Factiva archive (which goes back to 1969) and the New York Times...

  11. February 6, 2014

    News Corp pledges ‘fundamental’ Dow Jones review

    News Corp has promised a “fundamental review” of Dow Jones’ institutional business following the recent departure of Lex...

  12. January 21, 2014

    Fenwick leaves in Dow Jones shake-up

    Lex Fenwick has left his post as chief executive of News Corp’s Dow Jones with immediate effect following a disappointing...

  13. January 6, 2014

    News Corp leaves Wapping for ‘Baby Shard’ building in London

    Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has signed a 30-year lease to make the ‘baby Shard’ in London Bridge the headquarters of its UK...

  14. beyondbrics

    October 31, 2013

    Greece: back in the EM class

    When index provider MSCI reclassified Greece as an EM back in June, there were a mixture of jokes doing the round about...

  15. October 24, 2013

    Ford pulls ahead of the pack on earnings outlook

    Ford stood out against the mixed performance of major US industrial companies releasing their latest round of earnings,...

  16. October 18, 2013

    Google becomes $1,000-plus stock

    Google shares surged to close at a record of $1,011.41, a day after delivering better than expected results, becoming only...

  17. September 19, 2013

    Social media helps traders keep up with market moving factors

    In April, US markets suffered a brief but sharp sell-off after a fake tweet from the hacked Twitter account of newswire AP...

  18. September 10, 2013

    Dow remix sign of struggle to be relevant

    The sudden expulsion of three stocks from the Dow Jones Industrial Average could be viewed as a symbol of changes in the...

  19. September 10, 2013

    A rare – and unusual – change for the DJIA

    Goldman Sachs, Visa and Nike will be added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday, replacing Bank of America,...

  20. September 10, 2013

    Goldman joins Dow in big stocks shake-up

    Credit cards, investment banking and running shoes are coming to the world’s most recognisable stock market benchmark,...

  21. August 15, 2013

    Cisco leads Wall Street sell-off

    US equities sold off broadly on Thursday with IT equipment maker Cisco down after warning on global demand and cutting 5 per...

  22. beyondbrics

    July 25, 2013

    Walmex: showing cracks?

    Mexico’s growth might not have been as bright as hoped for in May, according to figures out earlier but Walmex, the...

  23. June 28, 2013

    Investment banks: Yankee doodle dandy

    USA! USA! American investment banks have had a great first half of 2013. Not only is fee income up but they are trouncing...

  24. June 27, 2013

    News Corp papers to launch new products, says chief

    Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers, which will spin off from his 21st Century Fox entertainment businesses on Friday, are becoming...

  25. beyondbrics

    June 6, 2013

    Mexico's Geo gets some breathing space

    Some good news for Geo, the beleaguered Mexican homebuilder. The company said late Wednesday that it has reached a...

  26. beyondbrics

    May 28, 2013

    Chilean retailer bets on Brazilian DIY

    Chilean retailers are at it again: buying in Brazil. This time, it’s the turn of Falabella, the country’s No. 3 retailer. It...

  27. beyondbrics

    May 27, 2013

    Latin banks flex their muscles as US and European lenders head home

    Latin America’s banking scene has long been dominated by the big European and US players. But as they retreat amid tough...

  28. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2013

    Credit boom is not dead in Brazil (not at state banks anyway)

    Credit supply in Brazil has been a little puzzling recently. While private-sector banks have been much more careful, state...

  29. May 12, 2013

    Regulators eye new way to spot market fraud

    Regulators from some of the world’s biggest financial centres are examining ways of analysing online news and comments to...

  30. May 10, 2013

    Wikipedia’s crystal ball

    First it was the factory worker who was made obsolete by technology. Now it is the hedge fund manager who looks increasingly...

  31. beyondbrics

    May 8, 2013

    Soc Gen poll: EM investor sentiment improves, a bit

    embed1 With the Dow Jones at a record high, and global stocks at their highest levels since June 2008, sentiment is finally...

  32. April 24, 2013

    Quick View: Twitter hack shows tech dangers

    The fake Associated Press tweet that caused such a violent lurch on global markets on Tuesday could be said to be the moment...

  33. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2013

    Banco do Brasil eyes $6bn spinoff. Can it be done?

    Another day, another Brazilian company outlining plans for an initial public offering. On Wednesday, Banco Do Brasil, Latin...

  34. 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...

  35. March 24, 2013

    HP investors look beyond troubled board

    For owners of the best performing stock in the Dow Jones index of blue-chip companies this year, shareholders in...

  36. FT Alphaville

    March 22, 2013

    Intransigence in the face of Cyprus

    The single currency, and financial markets generally, have been stubbornly stable in the face of the Cypriot mess (ongoing,...

  37. March 19, 2013

    FTSE launches new commodity index series

    FTSE Group, the index provider, is teaming up with DPT Capital Management, a US-based quantitative investment manager, to...

  38. March 17, 2013

    WSJ denies ‘foreign corrupt practices’

    News Corp has revealed that employees at the Wall Street Journal’s Chinese news bureau were accused of bribing Chinese...

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