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    1. November 4, 2014

      Trading industry strives to find its form

      On retiring from Sanford Bernstein last month, veteran analyst Brad Hintz penned some observations about the capital markets...

    2. October 21, 2014

      Reckitt Benckiser sales growth at weakest pace in three years

      Sales at Reckitt Benckiser, maker of Dettol disinfectant, Durex condoms and Vanish laundry aids, grew at their weakest...

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    1. Exchanges, Trading & Clearing

      The market structure industry, which includes exchanges, clearing houses, brokers, tra...
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    1. September 17, 2014

      Unilever comments on growth prospects spark share price fall

      Cautious comments on growth prospects for the consumer goods industry from Unilever ’s finance director left the company’s...

    2. July 8, 2014

      Banks analyst Brad Hintz to retire

      Charles “Brad” Hintz, the veteran US banking analyst, is set to retire from Wall Street this year and take up a teaching...

    3. June 6, 2014

      ‘Sexy’ Prada cannot escape luxury sector slowdown

      Despite being ranked one of the world’s “sexiest” brands in 2014 by BrandZ, Prada could not escape the slowdown hitting the...

    4. May 30, 2014

      Designer fashion as investment purchases

      The term “investment purchase” was a favourite of glossy magazines and luxury brands during the recent recession – and it...

    5. FT Alphaville

      May 28, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Mobile is eating global attention. - Google cars: a first drive. - Why have Americans stopped...

    6. May 28, 2014

      Goldman Sachs’ Gary Cohn blames economy for trading declines

      Gary Cohn, president of Goldman Sachs, blamed the world economy rather than regulation for sharp declines in trading volumes...

    7. May 19, 2014

      Iron ore below $100 on China demand worry

      Iron ore fell below $100 a tonne for the first time since September 2012 on concerns over reduced demand in China. Benchmark...

    8. May 2, 2014

      Kingfisher climbs on cash return hopes

      Hopes of increased cash returns gave Kingfisher its biggest gain in a month on Friday. Kingfisher rose 2 per cent to 426.4p,...

    9. January 28, 2014

      Local banks lend a hand to Asia’s ‘mid-corporate’ trailblazers

      In an unabashedly seasonal marketing pitch Osim, a Singapore-based maker of electronic massage chairs, is luring weary...

    10. beyondbrics

      January 13, 2014

      India: gas price hike official

      Cast doubt aside: the Indian government has made it official. Gas prices are going to be doubled in the next fiscal year....

    11. Business Blog

      January 6, 2014

      Shale gas and the advantages of US risk-taking capitalism

      Ed Crooks’ column about the low returns to most investors in US shale gas is a reminder not only that things can go wrong in...

    12. December 26, 2013

      Sky faces squeeze from ex-Murdoch men

      When Tony Ball stepped down as Sky’s chief executive in 2004, investors were furious that he would be paid nearly £11m not...

    13. December 23, 2013

      Commodities rush loses lustre for Wall Street

      The veteran banking analyst Brad Hintz published a set of research reports in 2005 about commodities trading at Goldman...

    14. Material World

      December 16, 2013

      The next big luxury M&A targets in 2014

      Getty Images Whoopee: the very fun holiday game of “Who’s Going to Buy Who Next Year?” has officially begun with a launch...

    15. October 29, 2013

      Yahoo boosted by Alibaba expectations

      The S&P 500 continued its record-setting ways as investors drove all 10 major sectors higher while Yahoo benefited from an...

    16. Business Blog

      October 11, 2013

      A tale of two IPOs at Royal Mail and Chrysler

      Royal Mail and Chrysler are both businesses with a proud industrial legacy that suffered in recent decades and each has...

    17. October 1, 2013

      Vivendi looks to extend reach in Brazil with EchoStar tie-up

      Vivendi said its Brazilian subsidiary had begun negotiations with EchoStar Technologies to provide pay-TV services...

    18. FT Alphaville

      August 19, 2013

      Moral hazard, the Chinese way

      China’s “bad bank” debts from the 1990s are being paid off by the government, increasingly rapidly of late. What this means...

    19. August 1, 2013

      Shell writedown is bad news for US shale

      Over the past few years, the oil majors have been punch drunk on US shale. Now comes the hangover. Royal Dutch Shell...

    20. beyondbrics

      July 30, 2013

      Carlos Slim: gearing up for a Mexican standoff with KPN?

      A Mexican standoff? América Móvil (AMX), the Latin American telecoms giant, has ditched a shareholder pact with KPN. What...

    21. July 3, 2013

      Ofcom opens up broadband competition

      Ofcom, the telecoms regulator, on Wednesday proposed new measures to promote competition among superfast broadband providers...

    22. FT Alphaville

      April 17, 2013

      China's credit-to-GDP ratio, updated (and why it matters)

      Following on from our post on Monday comparing China’s relatively low GDP growth and its relatively high levels of new...

    23. March 5, 2013

      VW signals intent with futuristic XL1

      Volkswagen shrugged off investor worries about its 2013 earnings outlook and made a bold statement of its future intent with...

    24. February 14, 2013

      Publicis upbeat despite gloomy outlook

      Publicis, the world’s third-largest advertising group by revenues, increased its dividend by almost a third on Thursday even...

    25. February 13, 2013

      Thomson Reuters to cut 2,500 jobs

      Thomson Reuters will cut 2,500 jobs, or 4 per cent of its total headcount, this year as the data group tries to improve...

    26. beyondbrics

      February 8, 2013

      [snap]: Venezuela devaluates currency

      It’s finally happened. Venezuela’s government announced Friday that is devaluing the country’s currency. Officials said the...

    27. February 8, 2013

      Sanofi forecasts possible earnings dip

      Sanofi full-year earnings could be as much as 5 per cent beneath 2011 levels at constant exchange rates, as it posted...

    28. February 7, 2013

      Statoil to boost spending by $1bn

      Statoil is to boost capital spending as the Norwegian oil major seeks to lift production 25 per cent by the end of the...

    29. February 6, 2013

      DBS upbeat despite missing estimates

      DBS, the largest bank by assets in southeast Asia, said it expected “strong momentum” in its business for the next quarter,...

    30. January 23, 2013

      Unilever continues to outperform rivals

      Unilever, the consumer goods conglomerate, continued to steal a march over rivals, lifting turnover by 10.5 per cent...

    31. January 14, 2013

      SKF to axe jobs as Europe markets weaken

      SKF raised further worries about the health of Europe’s manufacturing sector after the Swedish ballbearings maker said it...

    32. FT Alphaville

      January 7, 2013

      A future scenario with oil prices dominated by 'above-ground' factors

      Veteran economist and oil analyst Phil Verleger in his latest note has roundly criticised everyone who forecast in recent...

    33. December 12, 2012

      PetroChina buys into Australia LNG project

      State-owned oil producer PetroChina has agreed to pay $1.6bn for a 10 per cent stake in a major offshore Australian natural...

    34. November 30, 2012

      China worries weigh on Yum Brands

      Shares of Yum Brands fell more than 10 per cent on Friday on fears that recent struggles in its China business are...

    35. November 26, 2012

      Facebook defies Wall Street gloom

      Facebook shares jumped higher on Monday as the social networking site continued to win over investors on Wall Street who...

    36. FT Alphaville

      November 19, 2012

      US shale oil abundance: Bernstein vs the IEA

      When the International Energy Agency’s big annual report came out last week there was a big top line story picked up nearly...

    37. November 8, 2012

      McDonald’s first montly sales fall since 2003

      McDonald’s reported its first monthly sales decline since 2003 on Thursday, adding to pressure on Don Thompson, the...

    38. November 7, 2012

      Danish turbine maker hit by ill winds

      Vestas has laid bare the depth of its woes. The stricken wind turbine manufacturer, the largest in the world by sales,...

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