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  1. July 18, 2014

    GE to float credit business this month

    General Electric is planning a $3bn flotation of one of its consumer finance operations later this month, as part of chief...

  2. June 23, 2014

    Santander boosts consumer finance arm with Nordic acquisition

    Santander has agreed to buy GE Capital’s unit in Sweden, Denmark and Norway for about €700m, in what the eurozone’s largest...

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  1. Special Report: Mid-Market Companies 2013

    Britain’s mid-sized enterprises more than match smaller and larger rivals in terms of ...
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  1. June 23, 2014

    UK closes gap on Germany’s growth machine

    Germany’s Mittelstand of middle-sized companies is widely admired, not least in the UK, which aims to emulate its practices...

  2. June 23, 2014

    UK Mittelstand to outpace European rivals

    Britain’s neglected medium-sized companies expect to grow faster than their mainland European rivals during the coming year,...

  3. June 22, 2014

    Vindication for Immelt in GE’s Alstom bid

    The success of General Electric’s bid for Alstom’s energy business is a personal vindication for Jeff Immelt, the company’s...

  4. June 20, 2014

    GE looks beyond Paris with revised Alstom bid

    General Electric’s Jeff Immelt, an archetypal US chief executive from his love of (American) football to his Harvard MBA,...

  5. April 7, 2014

    UK business to step up capital spending and hiring in coming year

    Companies plan to step up capital spending and hiring over the coming year, reinforcing hopes that business investment will...

  6. March 23, 2014

    ‘Direct lending’ fund tops €2bn as demand booms

    Hayfin, a London-based fund manager, has raised more than €2bn from institutional investors to offer senior loans to...

  7. March 13, 2014

    GE retail finance unit details challenges

    General Electric has filed with US regulators for the planned spin-off of its North American retail finance business, valued...

  8. March 13, 2014

    GE / Synchrony: separation anxiety

    Here’s the simple bit. If the US economy continues to improve, then this is a good time to invest in a private label credit...

  9. February 26, 2014

    General Electric finalises exit from Japanese consumer finance

    General Electric has drawn a line under its foray into consumer finance in Japan by agreeing to pay Y175bn ($1.7bn) to...

  10. January 31, 2014

    GE moves closer to US retail finance IPO

    General Electric has hired bankers to push ahead with an initial public offering of its North American retail finance...

  11. January 17, 2014

    GE profit margins disappoint investors

    General Electric, the US industrial group, disappointed investors with a smaller increase in its profit margins than it had...

  12. December 18, 2013

    GE predicts sales growth and cash returns

    General Electric expects its revenue growth to accelerate next year as the US economy continues to strengthen, the US...

  13. November 15, 2013

    GE consumer arm: what’s it worth?

    No surprises here. General Electric formally announced on Friday that it plans to list its North American consumer finance...

  14. November 15, 2013

    GE financial services unit may be valued at more than $20bn in IPO

    General Electric has confirmed plans to spin off its North American retail financial services business as a separate...

  15. October 30, 2013

    Cembra shares rise after $1.1bn flotation

    Cembra Money Bank floated on the Zurich stock exchange with a market valuation of SFr1.53bn ($1.7bn), the second-largest...

  16. October 29, 2013

    US midsized businesses cautious on outlook

    Midsized businesses in the US, which are responsible for the majority of the economy’s job creation, are expecting slower...

  17. beyondbrics

    October 24, 2013

    Guest post: emerging markets for emerging exporters

    By Kim Hayward of BDO The growth potential for medium sized businesses following international expansion is enormous. For...

  18. October 16, 2013

    GE Capital to float 60% stake in Swiss consumer credit operation

    GE Capital, the financial arm of General Electric, is to float a 60 per cent stake in its Swiss consumer credit operation,...

  19. September 20, 2013

    Regulators reject appeal by Prudential

    US regulators have rejected an appeal by Prudential Financial, America’s second-largest life assurer, to stave off...

  20. September 3, 2013

    GE Capital: consumer credit crunch

    How attractive is a credit card operation in post-financial crisis America? General Electric may offer some clues. A sale or...

  21. FT Alphaville

    August 30, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Big, detailed post from Cardiff: what can emerging markets do to stop capital flowing...

  22. August 27, 2013

    Jump in US short-term debt sales

    Sales of short-term corporate bonds in the US debt markets have jumped in the past few months as large global borrowers and...

  23. August 13, 2013

    Blackstone bolsters apartments portfolio

    Blackstone Group has agreed to buy into a portfolio of 80 apartment buildings in a deal with GE Capital, the latest sign the...

  24. July 25, 2013

    US presses banks for multibillion payments over mortgage securities

    Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Royal Bank of Scotland are being pressed for multibillion-dollar payments to the US...

  25. July 10, 2013

    US corporate borrowers return to market

    Large US corporate borrowers are coming back to the debt capital markets, taking advantage of a pause in a sell-off in bond...

  26. July 9, 2013

    AIG and GE Capital branded ‘systemically important’

    The US government has officially designated AIG, the bailed-out insurer, and GE Capital, the lending arm of the US...

  27. July 3, 2013

    Prudential appeals stricter Fed oversight

    Prudential Financial has appealed against US regulators’ decision to brand it a “systemically important” institution, a...

  28. June 27, 2013

    UK industry closes on Mittelstand

    Britain’s often neglected medium-sized companies are closing the gap in revenue growth with the Mittelstand, Germany’s...

  29. June 12, 2013

    GE appoints new head of financial arm

    General Electric has named its long-serving chief financial officer as chief executive of its GE Capital financial arm, as...

  30. June 4, 2013

    Non-bank SIFIs: question of risk

    Is the term “systemically important” synonymous with safe or risky? AIG, Prudential Financial and GE Capital were labelled...

  31. June 4, 2013

    AIG, GE and Pru given risk controls

    AIG, GE Capital and Prudential Financial have received an extensive document from US regulators, explaining why they are big...

  32. June 4, 2013

    US regulators name groups for more supervision

    AIG, Prudential Financial and GE Capital face increased levels of supervision and higher capital requirements after being...

  33. May 28, 2013

    General Electric: industrial strength?

    Jeff Immelt wants General Electric to be an industrial company first. That may be the good news. Unfortunately, it has been...

  34. May 22, 2013

    GE eyes consumer finance unit IPO

    General Electric is considering listing its consumer finance operations to fund more share buybacks and strengthen focus on...

  35. May 20, 2013

    GE finance arm to pay $6.5bn dividend to parent

    General Electric’s financial services division is paying a dividend of $6.5bn to its parent company, in line with a plan the...

  36. May 20, 2013

    UK small businesses urged to broaden financing options

    The CBI employers’ group has urged small and medium-sized companies to consider a wider range of finance options to help...

  37. April 19, 2013

    Europe’s woes fail to halt GE’s progress

    General Electric, the largest US industrial group by market capitalisation, has reported a 14 per cent rise in post-tax...

  38. April 8, 2013

    General Electric: the long game

    GE’s acquisition strategy always captivates investors’ attention. Its purchase of Lufkin Industries, the oil drilling...

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