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    1. FT Alphaville

      April 25, 2016

      Podcast: Jim Chanos on the art of short-selling

      Alphachatterbox is available on Acast, iTunes, and Stitcher. Many people like it when stocks go up, and feel bad when...

    2. April 21, 2016

      Will big data mining prove a top sleuth for investors?

      Fraud is a word to strike fear into the hearts of any investor, who tend to take a company’s financial figures at face...

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    1. April 8, 2016

      Halliburton’s Dave Lesar tested by $25bn bid for Baker Hughes

      One Friday in October 2014, Dave Lesar, Halliburton’s chief executive, called Martin Craighead, his counterpart at...

    2. FT Alphaville

      April 1, 2016

      Alphachat: CEO humiliation; the future of wearables; and the problems at Valeant and Theranos

      embed1 Alphachat is available on Acast, iTunes, and Stitcher. Introduction — how to price the risk of public...

    3. February 15, 2016

      Pro-business judge among top contenders to succeed Scalia

      President Barack Obama has vowed to fulfil his “constitutional responsibilities” to nominate a successor to Antonin...

    4. February 1, 2016

      Lasting lessons for smug CEOs and somnolent shareholders

      “I will support you when I believe you are right . . . I will tell you candidly when I think you are wrong . . . If you...

    5. January 12, 2016

      It often takes a short-seller to catch a financial thief

      The particular skill of Gotham City Research, an investment fund cum research group, is finding shares that are about...

    6. FT Alphaville

      December 4, 2015

      Kinder Morgan's flirtation with junk status

      One to watch in the next few weeks — Kinder Morgan, as the energy company approaches junk status: A few quick things to...

    7. October 29, 2015

      Valeant affair spooks jittery investors

      The mere mention of Enron can still send shivers down the spines of investors and traders who were on Wall Street for...

    8. October 28, 2015

      The financial tide has turned for Valeant

      Many companies are feeling the strain of an end to the long economic cycle of cheap debt, high energy prices, and rapid...

    9. September 30, 2015

      Review: ‘Friend and Foe’ by Galinsky and Schweitzer

      Much of modern life seems geared towards forcing us to compete rather than co-operate. But this book is based on the...

    10. September 27, 2015

      Seven reasons Volkswagen is worse than Enron

      It has only been a week since the stunning revelation that the Volkswagen group equipped millions of diesel-powered...

    11. September 23, 2015

      Review: ‘Shaky Ground’ by Bethany McLean

      The US government has threatened them with a “bazooka” and decapitation, it has also coddled them and relied on them,...

    12. September 21, 2015

      The network risk shared by vicars and Big Four accountants

      As a former oil executive, Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, is not as unlikely a management guru as he might...

    13. August 10, 2015

      Noble relies on art of self defence

      Noble Group’s chief executive Yusuf Alireza delivered a blunt message to the critics and share traders who have rounded...

    14. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Balding: “the Chinese stock market absolutely does not exist in a vacuum.” - Yanis on those...

    15. July 27, 2015

      The universal dangers shown by Toshiba’s failings

      The causes and consequences of the long-running inflation of profits by Toshiba reflect some uniquely Japanese cultural...

    16. July 13, 2015

      Tiny signs of a coming scandal — and how to spot them

      Habitual lateness, mild abuse of the corporate credit card, a little grousing by outgoing employees about low pay or...

    17. July 1, 2015

      A prison ID in one hand — and a CFO award in the other

      Former Enron chief financial officer Andrew Fastow says that following accounting rules to the letter contributed to...

    18. June 1, 2015

      Self-delusion will sink Sepp Blatter just as it sank Dick Fuld

      I blame Sebastian Junger. The success of The Perfect Storm, the journalist’s 1997 book about a doomed fishing boat gave...

    19. MBA blog

      May 1, 2015

      Lessons from the second semester

      The second semester of the required curriculum is coming to an end. We no longer have the dreaded three case days....

    20. April 9, 2015

      Satyam founder Ramalinga Raju sentenced to 7 years

      Ramalinga Raju, former chairman of Satyam Computer, has been jailed for seven years by a court investigating a more...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 22, 2015

      A right oil hotchpotch

      Just a few developments to update oil watchers on. Plus one conspiracy theory. First, John Kemp of Reuters observes on...

    22. January 8, 2015

      The lessons learnt by early high flyers

      Precocious talents shortcutting the traditional career arc attract attention. Mark Zuckerberg, who co-founded Facebook...

    23. December 4, 2014

      Mistakes maketh the man

      We have a natural tendency as humans to focus on our past successes, not our mistakes. Sometimes – remember teenage...

    24. Business Blog

      September 3, 2014

      Return of the Andersen brand: how soon is too soon?

      The professional services group's logo at the time of its demise in 2002 The half-life of radioactive brands is shorter...

    25. August 13, 2014

      Margaret Heffernan, the collaborative capitalist

      Margaret Heffernan says she is neither an enemy of business nor a communist – as one colleague suggested after hearing...

    26. August 11, 2014

      Rich Kinder sees ‘fertile’ field for deals

      Shares in the four pipeline companies Kinder Morgan plans to consolidate into North America’s third-largest energy...

    27. FT Alphaville

      August 11, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - The FICC and the dead: banks and volatility. - Russia and markets: the power of weakness. -...

    28. Andrew Smithers

      July 8, 2014

      With GDP, facts depend on how you measure them

      US gross domestic product was increased last year by much more than the growth of the economy. This sleight of hand was...

    29. May 19, 2014

      Credit Suisse pleads guilty to tax evasion

      Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to an “extensive and wide-ranging conspiracy” to help US clients evade taxes and agreed to...

    30. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Was Mike Milken history’s greatest feminist? - When ideologies change. - Reliance, Modi and a...

    31. FT Alphaville

      April 30, 2014

      Libor: Do you get what you pay for? [Updated]

      As brands go, the London Interbank Offered Rate – Libor – is right up there with Enron and Lehman Brothers. So it might...

    32. FT Alphaville

      January 14, 2014

      Stop the frauds, an additional auditor option

      How might Chinese fraudsters be stopped? SkyTides, an investment firm started by a former auditor, has a suggestion:...

    33. September 30, 2013

      Pressure on business to prove it operates in a social manner

      Financial risk is a tangible concept in the corporate world: regulations dictate that where it exists, it should be...

    34. August 18, 2013

      Concerns mount over UK retail bond issues

      By most measures, the London Stock Exchange’s order book for retail bonds has been a runaway success. Since its launch...

    35. August 15, 2013

      Will banks be safer if the London whale gets harpooned?

      And so the drama moves on to a courtroom. Two prime traders in JPMorgan Chase’s “London whale” misadventure have been...

    36. July 30, 2013

      JPMorgan to settle over power rigging charge

      JPMorgan Chase was expected to announce a settlement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as early as Tuesday...

    37. July 17, 2013

      Cricket, tax and when to do the right thing

      The world’s first international cricket match took place in 1844 in New York between the US and Canada. That cricketing...

    38. July 9, 2013

      US lawmakers block ‘auditor rotation’

      US lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted against a controversial proposal that would have forced companies to switch...

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