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    July 22, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE In defence of cows as safe assets: David finds research that suggests the whole “cows...

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    July 16, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan notes that African Minerals Dermot Coughlan has resigned. Just like he noted, on...

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    Obsession with ‘tapering’ is making it harder to digest key economic data...
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  1. FT Alphaville

    July 10, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: The influential head of the US House Financial Services Committee has called on US Treasury secretary Jack Lew to...

  2. FT Alphaville

    May 22, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE London Value: Poka-Yoka: Dan’s on the ground at the London Value Investing conference...

  3. FT Alphaville

    May 21, 2014

    Mail fail, part 3: next time, things will be different

    The absence of misconduct or incompetence in the Royal Mail IPO may be, perversely, the most disturbing possible conclusion....

  4. FT Alphaville

    May 21, 2014

    Mail fail, part 2: zero sum game?

    If Royal Mail backers (the UK taxpayer) were the losers, then these are the ostensible winners (click to enlarge): The table...

  5. FT Alphaville

    May 21, 2014

    Mail fail, part 1: what dividends didn't yield

    Empirical experiments that test corporate finance theory are fun. Unless the taxpayer ends up on the wrong side. That’s the...

  6. FT Alphaville

    May 1, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Libor: Do you get what you pay for? It turns out the new compilers of Libor don’t seem...

  7. FT Alphaville

    May 1, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Most Asian markets were closed for a holiday, though Japanese equities marched ahead, with the Nikkei 225 average...

  8. FT Alphaville

    April 1, 2014

    A right Royal listing, charted

    The UK’s National Audit Office has delivered its opinion on the privatisation of that other British institution, Royal Mail....

  9. FT Alphaville

    March 25, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Zombie hordes thrive, await further hedge fund corpses: Dan notes that 904 hedge funds...

  10. January 24, 2014

    UK boardroom trades: January 25

    Shares in Utilitywise responded to buying from Jeremy Middleton in the run-up to Christmas after December profit-takers had...

  11. FT Alphaville

    January 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE UBS at Davos: ‘We’ve swapped global imbalances for domestic disequilibrium’: According...

  12. January 24, 2014

    Royal Mail revenues rise on back of internet shopping boom

    Royal Mail reported like-for-like revenue growth of 8 per cent in its crucial UK parcels business but flat parcel volumes as...

  13. January 23, 2014

    IPOs betoken a healthy stock market, not Tulipmania

    It’s frothy, man. The FTSE 100 is flirting with its historic high and companies are queueing up to float. As many as 25 IPOs...

  14. January 20, 2014

    Royal Mail slips as hedge fund cuts stake

    With the stock up 82 per cent profit in three months, who can blame Royal Mail’s biggest shareholder for banking some...

  15. January 17, 2014

    Proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards tops 20%

    The proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards has topped 20 per cent for the first time, raising hopes that the UK government’s...

  16. FT Data

    December 28, 2013

    Kensington tops list of England's most expensive streets

    Six of the ten most expensive streets to buy a home in England and Wales are in the London borough of Kensington and...

  17. December 27, 2013

    Openings for women in the boardroom

    What do Glencore Xstrata, the London Stock Exchange and Antofagasta have in common? They are the three FTSE 100 companies...

  18. December 22, 2013

    World diary: December 23 - December 29

    • Companies week ahead • Economic Outlook: Recovery watchers keep eye on inflation • See a full guide to the week’s Economic...

  19. December 20, 2013

    Delivery options fail to click with buyers

    Britain is the biggest online shopping market in Europe but despite bold initiatives by retailers and postal operators to...

  20. December 20, 2013

    Five reasons 2013 was better than it seemed

    How did 2013 measure up? We didn’t have the pomp of the diamond jubilee or the feelgood factor of the Olympics, as we had in...

  21. December 20, 2013

    Why there’s no Postwoman Patricia

    This weekend an army of postal workers will deliver Christmas cards and other holiday packages across the western world. No...

  22. December 18, 2013

    IPO optimism seen accelerating in 2014 in Europe, especially UK

    A recovery in initial public offerings is expected to accelerate into next year after surging global equity markets...

  23. December 13, 2013

    Royal Mail appeals to regulator on TNT venture

    Royal Mail has appealed to Ofcom, the regulator, after a joint venture was announced to fund an expansion of direct mail...

  24. December 10, 2013

    Miners’ retreat rebalances FTSE 100 index

    Vedanta and Croda, the two companies set to make their farewells to the FTSE 100 on Wednesday, are two of the only four...

  25. December 9, 2013

    Royal Mail three-year pay and peace deal averts Christmas strike

    Royal Mail has reached a three-year pay deal worth 9.06 per cent with its main union, including a legally binding agreement...

  26. December 8, 2013

    Treasury to maintain railways investment

    The Treasury has committed itself to maintaining its investment programme in the railways once Network Rail’s debts come on...

  27. Off Message

    December 5, 2013

    Borrowing: the difference that seven months can make

    Public sector net borrowing, Office for Budget Responsibility, March 2013: PSNB, OBR, December 2013: These charts show UK...

  28. December 4, 2013

    Royal Mail deal averts Christmas strike threat

    Royal Mail has reached a deal on pay and conditions with its main union, averting the threat of strikes in the run-up to...

  29. December 1, 2013

    Spread betting shrinks by 8% as confidence in market grows

    The pool of people spread betting in the UK has shrunk by 8 per cent this year, in a sign of renewed investor confidence in...

  30. November 27, 2013

    Royal Mail figures fuel privatisation row

    Royal Mail will maintain steady revenue growth, its chief executive forecast, as the furore over whether the postal operator...

  31. November 27, 2013

    Royal Mail: postman stats

    Reality checks are always useful. So amid the political furore over the stock market flotation price for Royal Mail,...

  32. FT Alphaville

    November 27, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff, noting the attention given to the circumstances of poverty on decison making...

  33. November 20, 2013

    UK Mail highlights importance of delivery alerts

    The winners among parcels companies seeking to capitalise on the internet shopping boom will be those that achieve...

  34. November 20, 2013

    UK committee grills bankers over Royal Mail sell-off

    Lead bankers for the Royal Mail privatisation came under fire from MPs on Wednesday as they defended their handling of the...

  35. November 15, 2013

    Should you get in on the ground floor of IPOs?

    Kicking yourself for missing out on Royal Mail’s blockbuster stock market debut? Don’t worry. There is plenty more where...

  36. November 15, 2013

    Partnership warning sends chilling message

    If a private equity firm is selling its holding in a new issue, you shouldn’t be buying. If the executives in the company...

  37. November 10, 2013

    UK equity fund sales to hit 13-year high

    Net retail sales of equity funds in the UK this year are on course to hit their highest level since 2000, as strong gains...

  38. November 8, 2013

    Investors’ love of the familiar may be dangerous

    Why did the Royal Mail flotation capture the public imagination in the way it did? The pricing was certainly attractive, the...

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