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  1. 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...

  2. 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....

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. July 3, 2013

    Ofcom opens up broadband competition

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

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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,...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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,...

  29. November 2, 2012

    Thomson Reuters hints at more cost savings

    Falls in trading revenues and margins in Thomson Reuters’ financial division offset growth in other businesses to drag...

  30. November 2, 2012

    Alcatel weighs disposals as it burns cash

    Alcatel-Lucent, the ailing French telecoms equipment maker, is exploring asset sales as it attempts to address worries about...

  31. October 26, 2012

    Publicis and Interpublic deepen ad industry gloom

    Worries about the state of the global advertising market are escalating, with Publicis Groupe and Interpublic Group...

  32. October 25, 2012

    Owners plan to turn the page to consolidation

    Talks between Bertelsmann and Pearson to combine their Random House and Penguin book publishing houses follow years of the...

  33. October 25, 2012

    European industrial groups cut targets

    European industrial groups are preparing for a downbeat end to the year after new orders and profit margins came under...

  34. October 25, 2012

    Sprint struggles to grow market share

    Sprint Nextel, the third-largest US mobile operator by subscriber numbers, reported a smaller-than-expected net loss in the...

  35. October 24, 2012

    EMC / SAP – falling tide

    EMC released worse than expected results on Wednesday, with sales growth below 10 per cent for the first time in years. The...

  36. October 22, 2012

    Big ETF providers fight for investors

    A fierce battle for market share has erupted among high-profile providers of US exchange traded funds, with sharp cuts in...

  37. October 12, 2012

    Reckitt keeps its gleam on acquisition talk

    Reckitt Benckiser held steady in a falling London market on Friday amid talk of potential acquisitions. The maker of Cillit...

  38. beyondbrics

    October 11, 2012

    Colgate: not toasting Chavez's return

    How do you toast the victory of Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s socialist president, who last Sunday won another six-year term,...

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