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  1. May 1, 2011

    Mea culpa fails to dull the Buffett sparkle

    The Sage speaks: Warren Buffett addresses a press conference before his company’s annual general meeting Were they a few...

  2. April 27, 2011

    CenturyLink set to buy Savvis in $2.5bn deal

    CenturyLink agreed to acquire Savvis, a leading web hosting and service provider, for $2.5bn in cash and stock in a deal...

  1. March 21, 2011

    Wall St rises as fears over Japan ease

    The telecommunications sector was shaken by news that AT&T will buy T-Mobile USA, while elsewhere on Wall Street sentiment...

  2. February 15, 2011

    Weak economic data weigh on Wall Street

    NYSE Euronext lost ground after unveiling formal plans to merge with Deutsche Börse, the main German exchange, while the...

  3. January 9, 2011

    M&A activity set to recover momentum

    US dealmakers can hardly be blamed for having a spring in their step. With the economy improving, equity markets rallying,...

  4. October 5, 2010

    Cheap bonds help fuel share buy-back rebound

    Are companies starting to turn the dial away from bondholders and towards shareholders? It is a question investors and...

  5. June 30, 2010

    Volatility dulls appetite for big M&A activity

    The world's biggest rainmakers have been waiting a long time to make their move.Senior bankers had hoped to see a ray of...

  6. June 29, 2010

    Volatility dulls appetite for big M&A activity

    The world’s biggest rainmakers have been waiting a long time to make their move. Senior bankers had hoped to see a ray of...

  7. FT Alphaville

    April 23, 2010

    CenturyLink and Qwest unveil merger

    CenturyLink and Qwest on Thursday revitalised consolidation in the telecoms sector by agreeing to merge their businesses in...

  8. April 23, 2010

    Telecoms deal set to kickstart sector

    CenturyLink and Qwest yesterday revitalised consolidation in the telecoms sector by agreeing to merge their businesses in an...

  9. April 23, 2010

    Indices stage late recovery to reclaim positive territory

    US stock prices staged a late comeback and reversed earlier losses yesterday to end the session higher following a...

  10. FT Alphaville

    April 22, 2010

    CenturyLink and Qwest unveil merger

    CenturyLink and Qwest on Thursday revitalised consolidation in the telecoms sector by agreeing to merge in an all-stock deal...

  11. April 22, 2010

    CenturyLink’s Qwest

    A decade ago, when its slogan was “Ride the light” and its high-flying stock valued the company at 10 times today’s level,...

  12. April 22, 2010

    CenturyLink and Qwest unveil merger

    Qwest gives CenturyLink a bigger urban presence CenturyLink and Qwest on Thursday revitalised consolidation in the telecoms...

  13. FT Alphaville

    April 22, 2010

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - Credit Suisse posts Q1 net profit of SFr2.1bn – statement. - Deutsche Bahn agrees...

  14. FT Alphaville

    March 26, 2010

    The healthcare party is over - now comes the (accounting) hangover

    It was a long fight but on Tuesday President Obama signed the historic healthcare reform legislation into law promising...

  15. December 15, 2009

    US stocks slide on inflation concerns

    US stocks failed to break into positive territory after a surprise jump in the producer price index sparked inflation...

  16. November 20, 2009

    Pinstripe and prison stripe

    “Blue horseshoe loves Anacott Steel.” Budding masters of the universe who were barely out of diapers when Charlie Sheen...

  17. October 28, 2009

    Energy and financials drag Wall St lower

    US equities fell on Wednesday, tugged lower by a broad range of stocks in the materials, energy and financial sectors. At...

  18. June 8, 2009

    Fruitless Qwest

    Number three US phone company Qwest was using the right bait in the wrong season on its recent fishing expedition. It...

  19. May 26, 2009

    Wall St recovers on boost in confidence

    Wall Street stocks rallied strongly on Tuesday as figures showed that consumer confidence improved much more than expected...

  20. May 13, 2009

    Verizon’s new Frontier

    Verizon’s shareholders should have few hang-ups over a deal announced on Wednesday to divest some mature assets. With...

  21. May 1, 2009

    Berkshire followers' devotion is buffeted by storms

    This year's Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting will feature many of its usual trappings: from its venue at...

  22. May 1, 2009

    Berkshire followers' devotion is buffetted by storms

    This year's Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting will feature many of the usual trappings: from its venue at...

  23. April 30, 2009

    Berkshire founder ready for a buffetting

    This year’s Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting will feature many of its usual trappings: from its venue at...

  24. April 29, 2009

    US stocks rally on renewed bank confidence

    US stocks rallied strongly, taking the S&P to a three-month high on Wednesday, as optimism from the Federal Reserve on the...

  25. April 3, 2009

    Late rally bucks grim US jobs data

    US stocks rallied late in the day on Friday to take the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 8,000 points and complete a...

  26. April 1, 2009

    Wall St buoyant on economic data

    US stocks rallied on Wednesday to take Wall Street towards its second consecutive session of gains as good economic data...

  27. March 11, 2009

    Barclays names head for Americas M&A

    Barclays named Gary Posternack as head of Americas mergers and acquisitions on Wednesday, one of several appointments...

  28. February 10, 2009

    Wall Street falls on Geithner announcement

    Big name banking stocks were among the heaviest losers on Wall Street on Tuesday after Tim Geithner’s much-awaited financial...

  29. January 26, 2009

    Obama stimulus bills raise concern from business

    The US business community has voiced concern over the direction of the Barack Obama economic stimulus package, arguing it...

  30. January 8, 2009

    Consumer staples drag down Wall St

    The consumer staples sector was the worst performing on Wall Street on Thursday after a profit warning from Wal-Mart...

  31. December 16, 2008

    Goldman and Morgan Stanley add to jitters

    Financials led US stocks lower yesterday as investors braced themselves for losses at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley ....

  32. December 16, 2008

    Financials retreat on Morgan Stanley and Goldman fears

    Financials led US stocks lower yesterday as investors braced themselves for losses at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley ....

  33. December 15, 2008

    Financials retreat on bank earnings fears

    Financials led US stocks lower on Monday as investors braced themselves for losses at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley....

  34. November 27, 2008

    Hanging up on BCE

    Citigroup executives would have been forgiven for belting out "O Canada!" as they received a rare bit of good news...

  35. November 26, 2008

    Hanging up on BCE

    Citigroup executives would have been forgiven for belting out “O Canada!” as they received a rare bit of good news on...

  36. October 30, 2008

    Pension fund gap hits $100bn

    US companies will need to inject more than $100bn into their pension funds to cover market losses, putting them in a cash...

  37. October 30, 2008

    US groups face $100bn pension gap after market losses

    US companies will need to inject more than $100bn into their pension funds to cover market losses, putting them in a cash...

  38. October 29, 2008

    Pension fund gap hits $100bn

    US companies will need to inject more than $100bn into their pension funds to cover market losses, putting them in a cash...

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