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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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 –...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. July 25, 2014

    UK intends to charge former Alstom employees with corruption

    Several former employees of Alstom, the French industrial champion that is the subject of a successful €12.35bn bid from...

  23. July 24, 2014

    SFO charges Alstom with corruption

    A UK subsidiary of Alstom – the French industrial champion that accepted €12.35bn for its energy business from General...

  24. July 23, 2014

    South Africa deal puts Alstom on right track

    Alstom has said its orders doubled in the first fiscal quarter thanks to a large South African rail contract, as it seeks to...

  25. July 21, 2014

    Asean: Long on optimism

    When online travel search company Skyscanner wanted to expand in Asia, its management decided not to try China first, even...

  26. July 20, 2014

    Alstom plays down added layer of complexity in deal with GE

    It was not the deal Patrick Kron wanted. The chief executive of French industrial champion Alstom had planned a clean...

  27. 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...

  28. July 16, 2014

    Aerospace industry wins £154m for research into 3D printing

    The UK aerospace industry will be given £154m of public funds for new technologies such as 3D printing of aircraft parts,...

  29. July 14, 2014

    Test site highlights engine battle

    At the top of a hill near the village of Peebles, Ohio, stands an extraordinary apparatus, its face made up of pipes that...

  30. July 14, 2014

    Airbus undercuts Boeing with A330 Neo price

    Airbus on Monday sought to calm fears of a damaging price war with Boeing after unveiling plans to attack the US group’s...

  31. July 14, 2014

    Cool heads improvise in crisis and calm

    When the lucrative business of advising on mergers and acquisitions was in the doldrums, consultants spread the idea that...

  32. July 14, 2014

    Airbus unveils new version of A330 airliner

    Airbus on Monday sought to overturn Boeing’s dominance in long-range passenger jets as the European aerospace group revealed...

  33. July 13, 2014

    Turbine makers adapt to winds of change

    Investing in energy The World Cup has been a stressful event for Ghana’s electricity industry. When the national team was...

  34. The World

    July 10, 2014

    Montebourg bides his time ahead of 2017 election

    As François Hollande’s socialist government has taken a distinct turn to the right under Manuel Valls, his reformist prime...

  35. July 10, 2014

    3D printing starts to add up for GE Aviation

    The machines lining either side of the room at GE Aviation’s Additive Technologies laboratory on the edge of Cincinnati look...

  36. July 10, 2014

    Jet engine makers take tech fight to the skies

    There is little obvious to distinguish the jet engine waiting at site 3B of General Electric’s Peebles engine-testing range...

  37. July 8, 2014

    S&P warns of ExIm Bank risk for Boeing

    Dissolution of the US’s Export-Import Bank could have a “significant” long-term impact on Boeing, the commercial aircraft...

  38. July 7, 2014

    Airbus to step up wide-body challenge to Boeing

    Airbus has given its strongest signal yet that it will seek to overturn Boeing’s dominant position in the lucrative...

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