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      Move up or move on

      Serene Nah was GE Capital’s chief financial officer for greater China and had bright prospects in the group where she had...

    2. October 17, 2014

      Honeywell rewarded after strong earnings

      Industrial giant Honeywell was rewarded by investors after the company beat earnings expectations on the back of “relative”...

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    1. October 17, 2014

      Jack Welch on the executive MBA he created in his own image

      Widely regarded as one of America’s most influential business leaders of the past 50 years, Jack Welch, who left General...

    2. October 17, 2014

      General Electric upbeat on ‘pockets’ of growth

      General Electric sees “pockets” of growth in many of its main markets, in spite of the volatility in the world economy, and...

    3. October 16, 2014

      FT-BC Index: US companies miss top slots

      A striking feature of the FT-Bowen Craggs Index is that the top performers are almost all European. The highest-ranked US...

    4. October 13, 2014

      FT-BC Index: Treasures and grumbles

      It is interesting to see what puts companies right at the top of the index, but also to highlight hidden nuggets elsewhere....

    5. October 13, 2014

      FT-Bowen Craggs Index 2014: Overview

      The world’s largest companies own “magic devices” that allow them to talk to half of humanity at a trivial cost – and few of...

    6. October 12, 2014

      Wellcome Trust looks for new chair to succeed William Castell

      The Wellcome Trust, the UK’s biggest charitable foundation, has begun a search for a replacement for Sir William Castell who...

    7. October 10, 2014

      Corporate break-ups should make us happy

      I have been working for a living for more than 30 years now, and one of the things I have noticed along the way – in others...

    8. October 8, 2014

      Citi to shrink bad bank with OneMain IPO

      Citigroup filed for an initial public offering of its subprime consumer lending business OneMain Financial that is valued at...

    9. October 7, 2014

      Why my front door is not web-ready

      Last month in The Economist I read a scenario of a future home in which all manner of objects, connected to each other in...

    10. October 3, 2014

      Siemens’ energy arm warns on profit margins

      Siemens expects fierce competition in the market for gas-fired power generation equipment to cut its profit margins over the...

    11. October 1, 2014

      CEE countries: From industrial dinosaurs to world-class growth rates

      At the sprawling Fiat plant in Kragujevac, southeast of Belgrade, eastern Europe’s old economy meets the new. The site was...

    12. September 30, 2014

      Seven things to know about Nauru

      - Formerly known as the “Pleasant island”, Nauru was a German colony before the first world war. It was later administered...

    13. September 23, 2014

      General Electric: Imposing discipline

      The great dilemma for chief executives: meeting strategic goals while being fiscally prudent, and choosing between the two...

    14. September 22, 2014

      Siemens set to exploit US shale boom following pair of deals

      Siemens is poised to increase its presence in the US oil and gas industry and end its involvement in consumer goods via a...

    15. September 22, 2014

      Siemens: Cheque out

      If money alone can solve a problem, the problem is not too serious. Siemens, the German industrial giant, is keen to correct...

    16. September 19, 2014

      GE eyes oil group Dresser-Rand

      General Electric has held talks with Dresser-Rand about a possible acquisition of the US oilfield equipment manufacturer,...

    17. September 18, 2014

      Ex-chief poses dilemma for Siemens

      After Peter Löscher was ousted from the helm of Siemens last year following a succession of profit warnings, the...

    18. September 11, 2014

      Angst, acne and capitalism at commerce summer camps for teens

      Alyson and Meghan Gale, identical twins, went on summer camp last year, at the age of 17. The traditional camp activities –...

    19. beyondbrics

      September 9, 2014

      Guest post: Africa's time is now for hesitant US corporates

      President Obama’s US-Africa Business Summit in August drew a top-notch group of African heads of state, business leaders,...

    20. September 8, 2014

      The Original Bowling Company sold for £91m

      Ten-pin bowling business The Original Bowling Company, has changed hands for £91m in a deal involving managers of the...

    21. September 8, 2014

      Lew says tax inverters threaten US budget

      Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, has warned that recent cuts to the US’s $492bn budget deficit are being put at risk by...

    22. September 8, 2014

      Ryanair signals fresh expansion with $11bn deal for Boeing 737s

      Ryanair is to buy at least 100 of Boeing’s next-generation short-haul aircraft that will seat up to 200 people, in a $11bn...

    23. September 8, 2014

      Electrolux: the one-two

      The fight for supremacy in fridges just became a world heavyweight bout. Electrolux, the Swedish white goods maker,...

    24. September 8, 2014

      GE reaping benefits of oil and gas services move

      General Electric is beginning to see the benefits of assembling a division providing products and services for oil and gas...

    25. September 8, 2014

      Electrolux to buy General Electric’s appliance arm for $3.3bn

      Electrolux is going to head to head in the US with its bigger rival Whirlpool in the battle to sell the most washing...

    26. September 7, 2014

      Few US ‘reshorings’ go ahead, study finds

      “Relatively few” of companies’ announced “reshorings” of manufacturing to the US have actually gone ahead and the trend’s...

    27. September 5, 2014

      Alstom accused of bribing officials to win contracts

      Alstom, the French conglomerate that is selling its power business to General Electric, has been accused by UK prosecutors...

    28. September 4, 2014

      US lawmakers near deal to spare export bank

      US lawmakers are closing in on a compromise that would temporarily extend the life of a business-friendly federal credit...

    29. September 4, 2014

      German companies struggle to rise to Silicon Valley challenge

      Germany’s industrial challenges The Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial fair, is normally an occasion for German...

    30. August 18, 2014

      ‘What-if’ musings that drive leaders mad

      As this month’s centenary of the outbreak of the first world war drew nearer, historians jousted over what the world would...

    31. August 14, 2014

      Electrolux in talks with GE over sale of appliances business

      Electrolux has confirmed it is in talks to buy General Electric’s appliances business, as the US conglomerate continues to...

    32. FT Alphaville

      August 4, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - GE brings the internet of things to the factory floor. - Bruegel blog review: the economics of big...

    33. August 4, 2014

      GE warns that closing ExIm Bank would hit US-Africa trade

      A US Congress decision to close the country’s Export-Import Bank would damage American companies trying to do business in...

    34. August 3, 2014

      Corporate Italy’s new number rings out at Telecom Italia

      Giuseppe Recchi, the recently appointed chairman of Telecom Italia, lost his last job as part of the three-yearly process by...

    35. August 1, 2014

      Busiest week for US IPOs since November 2007

      Companies rushed to list shares in the US ahead of the summer slowdown, in the busiest week for seven years, receiving a...

    36. July 31, 2014

      Yum leads S&P 500 fast food sector lower

      Fast-food chain shares were blunted on Thursday after one of the sector’s largest restaurant operators warned it had seen...

    37. July 31, 2014

      GE’s Synchrony prices IPO at low end

      Synchrony Financial, the North American store credit business of General Electric, raised $2.875bn with an initial public...

    38. July 29, 2014

      Marketers hope to bridge mobile ad spending gap

      Tech groups are laying big bets on mobile advertising as consumers’ attention shifts from print and radio to smartphones and...

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