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    1. October 20, 2014

      Metro looks forward to Christmas as trading improves

      Metro, the cash-and-carry to electronics retailer, remains optimistic ahead of the Christmas business period following...

    2. September 3, 2014

      Margin for doubt undermines Hargreaves Sharesdown

      It is the fate of ageing iconoclasts to start resembling the people they have challenged. Hargreaves Lansdown, the...

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      August 12, 2014

      Manila port snarl up reveals costs of Philippines' creaking infrastructure

      Chronic congestion at the Philippines’ biggest port is forcing Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container shipper, to treble...

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      August 7, 2014

      Derivatives and public entities: don't be a day-one loser

      Banco Espirito Santo has recently, and spectacularly, shown how many sins of the past lie beneath Portuguese corporate life....

    3. August 7, 2014

      German retailer Metro sells Vietnam arm for €655m

      Metro is selling its Vietnam cash-and-carry operations for €655m as the German retailer seeks to focus more on core areas...

    4. July 31, 2014

      Metro reports slump in sales outside Germany

      Metro reported a slump in sales in all markets except Germany between April and June, as currency effects and conditions in...

    5. FT Alphaville

      June 13, 2014

      This is nuts. When's the crash? [Update]

      So you like the idea of a buy-to-let property empire but don’t have the cash, time, or expertise? Fear not, because with the...

    6. June 11, 2014

      Rousseff relegates Brazil World Cup pessimists

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff launched an impassioned plea on television and radio on Tuesday night for a sceptical...

    7. FT Alphaville

      May 12, 2014

      Guest post: When float is bad in Portugal but good in Omaha

      Professor Pablo Triana of the ESADE Business School is a derivatives expert whose work we have featured extensively in this...

    8. May 8, 2014

      Metro sales fall across all markets as it warns of Russia risk

      Metro reported a slump in sales across all its markets in the first quarter of the year as the German retail group warned...

    9. April 9, 2014

      Founder of Metro Bank to go digital

      The former chairman of Metro Bank, who for years championed physical bank branches, has made a dramatic change of direction...

    10. March 19, 2014

      A dirty pretty city takes on Beijing

      Paris in the spring was not meant to be like this. For several days last week a nasty brownish haze hung over the city as...

    11. March 10, 2014

      Supermarket operators rethinking their property portfolios

      When Loblaw, the Canadian supermarket chain, spun off its property assets into a separate company last July, it underlined...

    12. March 3, 2014

      Ukraine crisis: Doubts cast over Metro’s Russia IPO

      The future of a €1.75bn partial listing in Russia by Metro, the German retailer, has been thrown into question amid heavy...

    13. March 3, 2014

      Crimea crisis stalls London invasion by Russian companies

      The Russian invasion of Crimea has stalled a friendlier invasion of London by Russian companies. Vladimir Putin’s seizure of...

    14. February 27, 2014

      Lenta raises $950m despite Ukraine turmoil

      Lenta, the Russian hypermarket chain part-owned by private equity group TPG, has raised $950m in a flotation hit by the...

    15. beyondbrics

      February 13, 2014

      London morning coffee

      ** FT NEWS ** India’s tax laws are deterring investors | Foreign companies are becoming alarmed by the unpredictable and...

    16. February 12, 2014

      Russia’s IPO market reveals hints of a pick-up

      In Russian business, even three swallows do not necessarily make a summer. But announcements this year by two retailers –...

    17. November 20, 2013

      Metro: Russian away

      Parting, as Shakespeare’s Juliet says, is such sweet sorrow. Metro shareholders may be feeling the same if the German...

    18. August 1, 2013

      Metro: no reason to cheer

      Hopes must be really battered if a deteriorating performance is something to celebrate. But such is the mood among investors...

    19. August 1, 2013

      SocGen tops Eurofirst climbers on strong trading

      Société Générale topped pan-European indices after its second-quarter net profit more than doubled from a year ago thanks to...

    20. June 24, 2013

      Surprise rights issue drags down Erste

      Erste Group Bank, the Austrian lender, led European equities lower after announcing an unexpected rights issue. The central...

    21. June 21, 2013

      Mix is changing across Tesco outlets

      Turning round Tesco is set to be a long haul. Britain’s biggest retailer has about 850 large stores in the UK and revamped...

    22. May 24, 2013

      European lenders unloved amid growth fears

      European markets reversed much of their May gains this week as investors sold out of equities amid global growth concerns....

    23. May 22, 2013

      Metro rises after broker gets positive

      Metro was in high demand after the German retailer received a vote of confidence from Morgan Stanley analysts for the first...

    24. May 2, 2013

      Metro stores improve in first quarter

      Metro gave hints of a possible turnround with an unexpected first-quarter operating profit, after better results in the...

    25. April 10, 2013

      Uniqlo picks Shanghai for biggest store

      Uniqlo has chosen China, site of recent demonstrations against its home country Japan, to open its largest store later this...

    26. April 4, 2013

      Booker set to clear final Makro hurdle

      Booker is expected to get regulatory clearance to acquire Makro UK, the British cash-and-carry business of German group...

    27. March 20, 2013

      Metro: long chopping list

      Can Olaf Koch do a Georges Plassat? Carrefour shares were performing dismally until Mr Plassat became chief executive of the...

    28. March 20, 2013

      Metro warns on cash-and-carry profit fall

      Metro warned of lower operating earnings this year for its main cash and carry business and told investors it expected no...

    29. March 18, 2013

      Frans Muller leaves German retailer Metro

      A board shake-up at Metro has sparked the departure of one of its longest-serving executives, leaving the struggling German...

    30. March 7, 2013

      European companies cut dividends sharply

      Dividends paid by European companies have fallen for the first time in three years as economic uncertainty and a challenging...

    31. March 4, 2013

      Ireland’s Elan boosted by dividend promise

      Elan rallied after the Irish biotechnology group countered an approach from Royalty Pharma with the pledge of a “unique”...

    32. March 1, 2013

      Metro forced to cut dividend

      Metro is cutting its dividend in a further sign of the torrid year endured by Germany’s largest retailer by sales, which...

    33. February 18, 2013

      Otto Beisheim, retail pioneer

      Co-founder of Metro, 1924-2013 Otto Beisheim, the co-founder of Metro, Germany’s largest retailer by sales, has died at the...

    34. February 14, 2013

      Horsemeat scandal prompts EU health tests

      The EU plans to conduct 6,500 health tests as authorities try to reassure consumers about food safety and uncover the roots...

    35. January 28, 2013

      Metro raises Media-Saturn stake to 78%

      Metro is to increase its majority stake in Media-Saturn by buying almost 3 per cent from a founder of the electronics...

    36. January 16, 2013

      Europe’s retailers going home

      Like sunburned tourists grumbling that the local food’s not quite right, Europe’s retailers are drifting home from their...

    37. January 10, 2013

      Media Markt set to quit China

      Metro is set to withdraw its Media Markt electronics stores from China in the latest reverse for foreign retailers and...

    38. January 8, 2013

      Novo Nordisk rises amid Denmark high

      Denmark’s index of leading blue-chip companies reached an all-time high on Tuesday. Copenhagen’s OMX 20 climbed 0.8 per cent...

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