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    1. June 15, 2015

      Hudson’s Bay wins battle for Metro’s Galeria Kaufhof

      Hudson’s Bay Company has won the battle for one of the most famous names on the German high street, seeing off interest...

    2. May 5, 2015

      Electronics arm helps Metro to limit its loss

      Metro posted a smaller-than-expected loss in the first three months of the year, helped by a strong performance from...

    3. February 10, 2015

      Metro profits hit by Russian sales fall

      Metro has reported a fall in operating profit in the last three months of 2014, as the decline of the rouble took its...

    4. December 16, 2014

      Metro upbeat despite slow start to Christmas trading

      Metro, the cash-and-carry to electronics retailer, forecast a slight increase in currency-adjusted sales and profits...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    8. FT Alphaville

      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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

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      February 13, 2014

      London morning coffee

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

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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