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    1. May 20, 2015

      Battle for Export-Import Bank signals Republican trade tensions

      Jeb Hensarling is a man of moral clarity with a simple target. To hear the Texan tell it, the US Export-Import Bank is an...

    2. May 20, 2015

      GE would sell intellectual property rights to secure Alstom deal

      General Electric said on Wednesday that it was willing to sell intellectual property rights to allay European Commission...

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    1. May 20, 2015

      Conflict over data ownership lies ahead

      Consumers and companies are at odds over the data economy. Companies — which saw General Electric make more than $1bn in...

    2. May 11, 2015

      GE ready to offer concessions over Alstom

      General Electric of the US said on Monday it was prepared to offer concessions to the European Commission to secure approval...

    3. May 8, 2015

      Rolls-Royce seeks a partner for engines on small passenger jets

      Rolls-Royce is looking for a partner to develop an engine that will take the UK aerospace group into the booming market for...

    4. FT Alphaville

      May 7, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Share prices are “quite high”, said Janet Yellen, and “there arepotential dangers...

    5. May 7, 2015

      ‘Fintech’ threatens to eat banks’ lunch

      Last month, GE, the US industrial group, announced it would be selling most of its financial services arm, GE Capital, over...

    6. May 6, 2015

      Blackstone and KKR join race for GE unit

      Blackstone, KKR, Apollo and Ares are among at least five groups expected to make an offer to acquire General Electric’s...

    7. May 6, 2015

      BofA says it is not ‘too big to manage’

      Bank of America put up a defence of its structure at its annual meeting on Wednesday, countering charges from a shareholder...

    8. May 4, 2015

      Relegation fear works on the pitch but not in the office

      “I have won a lot of promotions and been at Wembley and won the play-offs, [but] I think, individually, this was the biggest...

    9. April 28, 2015

      BlackRock at odds with its investors over shareholder rights

      BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is pressing companies in its portfolio to give their shareholders a right to...

    10. April 24, 2015

      The bold Brussels ‘eurocrats’ who command the world’s respect

      It is that rare thing: a policy made in Brussels that clearly works. The bold moves against Google and Gazprom over the past...

    11. April 24, 2015

      The heavy hand of US market intervention

      The US’s free markets are being distorted by the government, which is riding roughshod over investors. That is the charge....

    12. April 23, 2015

      Malaria tests get cheaper and more sensitive

      Next-generation technologies are about to transform the diagnostics landscape, with far-reaching implications for malaria...

    13. April 22, 2015

      Rolls-Royce: East-ern promises

      Seen at a certain level of abstraction, it is a record to be proud of. In the four years that John Rishton has been running...

    14. April 22, 2015

      Companies fall short on conflict minerals reporting, says Amnesty

      The majority of companies that have to file reports to the US financial regulator on their use of minerals mined in the...

    15. April 20, 2015

      Investors fight for greater say on boards

      A campaign to win shareholders a greater say over who sits on corporate boards has exposed a rift between some of the...

    16. April 20, 2015

      $5.9bn deal fuels hot property M&A market

      Prologis, one of the world’s largest industrial property landlords, has agreed to buy KTR Capital, a real estate focused...

    17. April 19, 2015

      GE executive seeks renewal of funding for Export-Import Bank

      The US risks compounding the mistake it made by not joining a new China-backed Asian infrastructure bank if Republicans in...

    18. April 19, 2015

      Dollar’s rise casts shadow on US earnings

      A surging dollar is expected to hit some of the largest US multinationals this week, as more than a fifth of S&P 500...

    19. April 17, 2015

      Strong dollar buffets GE amid restructure

      A strong dollar weighed on General Electric’s revenues and earnings in its first earnings announcement since revealing its...

    20. April 16, 2015

      Rolls-Royce set to secure A380 engine order with Emirates Airline

      Rolls-Royce is poised to clinch one of the biggest deals in its history, with an order for some 200 engines to power Airbus...

    21. April 15, 2015

      Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia: a very un-French deal

      This deal seems very un-French — suspiciously so, if you are a Nokia shareholder. A socialist government in Paris, fresh...

    22. April 14, 2015

      US companies unleash share buyback binge

      An ageing US equity bull run retains one major source of buyers these days — the large companies that dominate the share...

    23. April 13, 2015

      GE Capital: Garage sale

      When the palace has a garage sale, shoppers can find a gem. On Friday, General Electric announced it would divest most of...

    24. April 13, 2015

      GE Capital tells a cautionary tale for shadow banks

      General Electric’s share price is still a fair way off the $42 highs that the group enjoyed in the 2007 run-up to the...

    25. FT Alphaville

      April 13, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - The Federal Reserve on avalanche patrol. - “Couldn’t we say that a tie is really a symbolic...

    26. April 12, 2015

      US companies on course to return $1tn to shareholders in 2015

      Shareholders in the biggest US companies stand to receive a record $1tn in cash this year, as blue chips’ concerns over the...

    27. April 12, 2015

      GE Capital succumbs to changing regulatory climate

      The dismembering of GE Capital, the sprawling financial arm of General Electric, marks the next stage in a great reordering...

    28. April 10, 2015

      GE/JPMorgan: legends of the fall

      On Wednesday, Jamie Dimon’s letter to shareholders once again defended JPMorgan’s universal banking model. That defence took...

    29. April 10, 2015

      GE returns to its industrial roots

      General Electric has launched a radical plan to dispose of most of its financial services operations and return to its...

    30. April 9, 2015

      GE to sell most of its $30bn property portfolio

      General Electric is an advanced talks to sell most of its $30bn real estate portfolio to Blackstone and Wells Fargo, people...

    31. March 31, 2015

      Hitachi chief looks beyond Japan to build global conglomerate

      Hiroaki Nakanishi, the chief executive of Hitachi, made his name as a turnround artist, setting the broader trend for...

    32. March 31, 2015

      How does one make it as a business pioneer?

      How do we define a business pioneer? This was the first question the six judges — three Financial Times columnists and three...

    33. March 17, 2015

      GE wins time to address EU fears over Alstom deal

      General Electric has won an extra 20 days to reconcile its differences with the European Commission over the impact of its...

    34. March 15, 2015

      Nomura faces $1bn mortgage securities trial

      A US government agency will seek more than $1bn from Nomura on Monday in the first case to come to trial from the 2011...

    35. March 15, 2015

      GE sells Australian finance unit in further streamlining

      A consortium including Varde Partners, KKR and Deutsche Bank have signed an agreement to buy General Electric Capital’s...

    36. February 23, 2015

      Brussels launches in-depth probe into GE’s tie-up with Alstom

      Brussels has launched in-depth probe into GE’s partial takeover of French industrial champion Alstom, in a signal that...

    37. February 13, 2015

      Setback for Siemens’ takeover of Dresser-Rand

      Siemens faces a new setback over its planned takeover of Dresser-Rand, the US oilfield equipment maker, after the European...

    38. February 8, 2015

      Warren Buffett faces pressure for more disclosure

      Warren Buffett is under fire from investment analysts who cover his $370bn company, Berkshire Hathaway, over the quality of...

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