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    GE earnings narrowly beat estimates

    General Electric, the manufacturing and finance group, has reported a better than expected rise in underlying earnings, and...

  2. April 16, 2014

    The perils of the chief who stays too long at the top

    To the news that General Electric’s board of directors has been meeting in solemn conclave to debate whether its chief...

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  1. April 7, 2014

    3D printing moves up to the next layer with metal creations

    A German 3D printing company’s plan to raise €75m via an initial public offering is shining a spotlight on a method of...

  2. April 6, 2014

    Will Buffett have a GE lightbulb moment?

    What is the difference between Berkshire Hathaway and General Electric? Less than it used to be. The two companies vie for...

  3. April 5, 2014

    Boeing and GE get US license to sell spare parts to Iran

    WASHINGTON/PARIS, April 4 – Boeing, the world’s biggest aeroplane maker, and engine maker General Electric said on Friday...

  4. March 31, 2014

    UK’s Brush seeks India engineering recruits to fill skills gap

    Brush, part of British engineering group Melrose, has opened an office in Abu Dhabi to recruit engineers from India after...

  5. March 24, 2014

    When a haven harbours unseen risk

    If you had asked board directors at the beginning of last week which of two situations – the stand-off between Russia and...

  6. March 23, 2014

    GE Europe chief wants UK to stay in EU and Scotland not to split

    The head of General Electric’s European business has called for Britain to stay in the EU and Scotland to remain a part of...

  7. March 20, 2014

    US companies urge restraint on Russia sanctions

    President Barack Obama’s move to expand sanctions punishing Russia could raise fears in corporate America of an extended...

  8. March 18, 2014

    Hunger for long-term debt poses US rate risk

    Will it be all pain and no gain for investors who have piled into long-term corporate debt recently? Despite rising...

  9. March 17, 2014

    GE, Bombardier and China groups win $4.7bn Transnet contract

    South Africa has awarded a $4.7bn contract to build more than a thousand freight locomotives to four groups, including...

  10. March 14, 2014

    Letter from Lex: wrong again

    Readers, Those who believe (as Lex does) that company valuations should reflect real economic profits or reasonable...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. March 13, 2014

    In a tech bubble with a twist, the big danger is bonds

    Seth Klarman, the publicity-shy manager of the $27bn Baupost hedge fund, has given investors a slap. In his quarterly...

  14. March 8, 2014

    Incident unprecedented in 777’s 19-year history

    The apparent loss of Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH370 over the South China Sea is all the more shocking for aviation experts...

  15. March 7, 2014

    What did you invest in before the war, great grandpa?

    In this centenary year of what contemporaries called the Great War and we now call the first world war – because it became...

  16. March 6, 2014

    Companies rush to sell debt amid blockbuster week

    A rush by companies to sell bonds has led to a blockbuster week of issuance in the US, with investors scrambling to put...

  17. 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...

  18. Nick Butler

    February 24, 2014

    Google Energy? Amazon Power?

    The energy business is unstable. Investors and consumers are unhappy. Returns are too low and slow to arrive. Prices seem...

  19. 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...

  20. January 27, 2014

    APR Power drained by Libya contract debt

    Shares in APR Energy lost nearly 7 per cent on Monday after the power rental group announced a tripling of net debt related...

  21. January 24, 2014

    US stocks fall on expectations of Fed trim

    US stocks fell on Friday in the wake of a sell-off in emerging market assets, as expectations grew that the Federal Reserve...

  22. beyondbrics

    January 22, 2014

    Talent in Asia: we shall not be moved

    Singapore stick What if your company has strong talent in Asia and you want them to join your headquarters located...

  23. January 17, 2014

    Amex hits all-time high on profit leap

    American Express raced to an all-time high, lifting its market capitalisation to almost $100bn, after reporting...

  24. 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...

  25. January 16, 2014

    UK public funds give wings to national 3D printing hub

    The UK aerospace industry is to benefit from the creation of a national centre for 3D printing, the government will announce...

  26. January 13, 2014

    Sochi Olympics a risky bet for advertisers

    Plagued by terrorism fears, controversy over gay rights and broader political turmoil, the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi...

  27. January 8, 2014

    Taking Down The Lion, by Catherine S Neal

    When Dennis Kozlowski leaves prison on parole next week, having served more than eight years for 22 felonies, he will find...

  28. January 6, 2014

    General Electric boosts life sciences division with $1.06bn deal

    General Electric has agreed to buy a gene modulation and magnetic bead business from Thermo Fisher Scientific in a $1.06bn...

  29. January 1, 2014

    Japan building group Lixil to ease off  acquisitions

    Lixil, the Japanese buildings material group, will not make any big acquisitions for the next few years while it digests...

  30. December 26, 2013

    3D printing reshapes factory floor

    3D enters a new dimension For all the hype surrounding 3D printers and the potential for a new industrial revolution, their...

  31. December 19, 2013

    US mining equipment makers set for $500m in fresh sales

    Caterpillar said US mining equipment manufacturers are set for more than $500m in fresh sales after the approval of nearly...

  32. 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...

  33. December 17, 2013

    3M to lift payout after $22bn share buyback

    Diversified industrial manufacturer 3M joined the growing list of US companies launching big capital returns, boosting its...

  34. Business Blog

    December 17, 2013

    Golden Flannel Day 5: Martin Lukes Creovation Cup

    Some readers may remember Martin Lukes, the late CEO of a-b glöbâl, who tragically died three years ago when skydiving as...

  35. December 16, 2013

    First woman Lloyd’s of London chief pledges diversity drive

    The first woman chief executive of Lloyd’s of London has pledged to become a champion of diversity at the 325-year-old City...

  36. December 16, 2013

    AerCap in $5bn bid to dominate aircraft leasing

    AerCap is set to become one of the world’s largest aircraft leasing companies after agreeing to buy International Lease...

  37. December 13, 2013

    General Electric to raise dividend by 16%

    General Electric, the US manufacturing and finance group, is raising its dividend 16 per cent, its largest increase...

  38. December 13, 2013

    Current rates ‘as good as it gets’, say lenders

    The Council of Mortgage Lenders has forecast steady improvement in the mortgage market in 2014 as loans continue to become...

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