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      Survey of 100 investors backs Monsanto’s bid for Syngenta

      Will the summer stand-off continue between US agricultural chemical and seed group Monsanto and its Swiss takeover...

    2. July 29, 2015

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      When Brandon had his appendix removed at the age of 26, his doctor gave him a supply of opioid-based painkillers to...

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    1. June 12, 2015

      Copper miner First Quantum rises on ‘ideal target’ talk

      First Quantum Minerals outperformed a falling market on Friday amid a revival of bid speculation. Bernstein Research...

    2. May 24, 2015

      Oil price slide puts producers under pressure

      The oil price plunge has triggered a string of bankruptcies, debt defaults and rescue measures to save companies...

    3. April 26, 2015

      Piëch departure leaves Volkswagen with a large void to fill

      The resignation of Ferdinand Piëch, the dominant force at Volkswagen for more than two decades, leaves a void at the...

    4. March 25, 2015

      Tata Motors confirms $1bn rights issue

      Tata Motors has set out plans to raise as much as Rs75bn ($1.2bn) through a rights issue, as it seeks to cut debt and...

    5. March 1, 2015

      Frustrated Unilever investors call for shake-up

      Unilever should sell its underperforming Flora margarines business and buy more personal care companies, according to...

    6. February 10, 2015

      Qualcomm chipped but not broken

      China’s biggest antitrust case landed Qualcomm with a record RMB6.1bn ($977m) fine and forced the US chipmaker to...

    7. January 18, 2015

      UK poll outcome ‘most unpredictable’ for almost a century

      The May general election is “the most unpredictable” for almost a century with no “safe outcome”, City bankers say,...

    8. January 18, 2015

      US premium marques snapped up in China’s parellel imports market

      On January 12, Zhao Lei took a 13-hour flight from Brussels to Beijing. A day later, the construction entrepreneur was...

    9. January 13, 2015

      Falling oil price fuels lower costs for miners

      Who is the lowest cost iron ore producer of them all? A couple of months ago the answer to that question was relatively...

    10. January 11, 2015

      Masahiko Uotani, Shiseido CEO: from Coke to cosmetics

      An exchange of pleasantries is normal when a new chief executive is appointed. But when Masahiko Uotani was chosen to...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. FT Alphaville

      May 28, 2014

      The Closer

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

    18. 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...

    19. 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....

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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....

    33. July 3, 2013

      Ofcom opens up broadband competition

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

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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