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    1. December 22, 2014

      Takeover volumes move to highest post-crisis levels

      Corporate takeover deals surged to their highest levels since the financial crisis this year, with merger and acquisition...

    2. December 14, 2014

      Companies diary: December 15 — December 19

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

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    1. November 20, 2014

      Euromoney aims for more acquisitions after Dealogic buy-out

      Euromoney is looking to acquire more financial information providers, after taking a $59m stake in the recent buy-out of...

    2. November 17, 2014

      UK anti-slavery watchdog tells business to clean up supply chains

      Britain’s first anti-slavery commissioner is threatening to expose companies that fail to take steps to eradicate forced...

    3. November 16, 2014

      Companies diary: November 17 – November 21

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    4. November 12, 2014

      Land sale bolsters Tata Steel

      A one-off land sale helped Tata Steel to report a 36 per cent increase in post-tax profits in the second quarter, boosting...

    5. beyondbrics

      November 7, 2014

      Nigeria's currency – calm now, devaluation later?

      Source: Thomson Reuters Nigeria’s central bank on Friday tried to drawn a line under the naira – but the market continues to...

    6. beyondbrics

      November 7, 2014

      Rouble's slide revives memories of dark days of 1998 and 2008

      Source: Thomson Reuters The Russian rouble dived deeper to new lows on Friday, as the central bank’s decision on Wednesday...

    7. November 2, 2014

      Companies diary: November 3 – November 7

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    8. October 23, 2014

      KKR reaps benefits of volatility and oil price drop

      KKR insisted recent bursts of market volatility and a steep drop in oil prices were in fact good for business as the private...

    9. October 13, 2014

      UK tax evasion prosecutions up by a third

      The number of criminal prosecutions for tax evasion jumped by nearly a third last year, as HM Revenue & Customs stepped up...

    10. October 12, 2014

      Companies diary: October 13-19

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

    11. October 12, 2014

      Movers & shakers: October 13

      C BNP Paribas Investment Partners has appointed Susan Gostick (pictured) as head of the pension fund segment for its...

    12. beyondbrics

      October 6, 2014

      Brazil's second round: Dilma's to lose

      What will happen in the second round of Brazil’s presidential election? The race has been thrown wide open by the...

    13. October 5, 2014

      BD agrees to buy CareFusion for $12.2bn

      Becton Dickinson & Co, the medical technology and drug company, has agreed to acquire rival CareFusion for $12.2bn in a cash...

    14. September 30, 2014

      M&A deals in 2014 eclipse levels in past 5 years

      Global dealmaking in the first nine months of 2014 has eclipsed the level achieved in each of the past five years, after...

    15. beyondbrics

      September 29, 2014

      EM flows: IIF sees uptick in debt in September, slight fall in equities

      Portfolio flows to emerging markets made up some of last month’s losses in September, according to estimates by the...

    16. beyondbrics

      September 29, 2014

      Brazil's election: Dilma rises, stocks plunge

      Economists surveyed by Brazil’s central bank kept their run of gloom unbroken on Monday, chalking up 18 consecutive weekly...

    17. August 25, 2014

      Dealmaking surge shakes up consumer products industry

      Chocolate, frankfurters, coffee, cigarettes, lobster and bourbon. They sound like the ingredients for a particularly...

    18. August 15, 2014

      Silver fix enters the digital age

      London’s precious metals market entered the digital age on Friday when an algorithm was used for the first time to set the...

    19. August 14, 2014

      Goldman invites Wall St to chat for $5m

      Goldman Sachs has asked financial companies across Wall Street to invest $5m-$6m each to create a new online chat service,...

    20. August 12, 2014

      Banks wait on sidelines of new silver benchmark

      Build it and they will come. Or that is what participants in London’s $1.6tn-a-year silver market will be hoping. There are...

    21. August 11, 2014

      Boutique firms’ M&A success starts to fade

      After rapidly eating away at larger banks’ market share since the financial crisis, boutique firms’ success story in...

    22. July 29, 2014

      Banks aim to have new Gold Fix operational by year-end

      The new gold benchmark that will replace the near century-old London Gold Fix should be operational by the end of the year,...

    23. July 25, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Niall FitzGerald

      “I proposed to my wife here,” says Niall FitzGerald as we settle into a table at his favourite Italian restaurant. “She was...

    24. beyondbrics

      July 25, 2014

      EM liquidity: correlations breakdown

      We’ve written recently about the scarcity of liquidity on EM secondary markets caused by regulatory changes and loose...

    25. July 16, 2014

      Time called on the London gold fix

      The near-century old gold fix could soon be history after the four banks that run the global benchmark said they were...

    26. July 16, 2014

      New silver price is ‘improvement’ on fix

      The unfortunate name will disappear. So too will the private teleconference, as well as the ownership by a handful of banks...

    27. July 11, 2014

      CME and Thomson Reuters to set silver benchmark

      Thomson Reuters and exchange operator CME Group have won the race to oversee the new global silver price benchmark when the...

    28. FT Alphaville

      July 9, 2014

      Disrupting the rating agencies

      Is this an S&P/Moody’s/Fitch killer? Maybe, in time. Credit Benchmark, a London-based start-up, on Wednesday completed a $7m...

    29. July 9, 2014

      Joint Thomson Reuters/CME bid in lead for silver fix

      A joint proposal by Thomson Reuters, the data and news service, and exchange operator CME Group has emerged as the...

    30. July 6, 2014

      From here to Maternity on raising M&A stakes

      Destination Maternity's £266m offer for Mothercare, the struggling babywear merchant, looks like a rounding error in a...

    31. beyondbrics

      July 3, 2014

      Colombia's currency strikes again

      It all seems to be going so well for Colombia: its national football team has reached the quarter finals of the World Cup...

    32. July 2, 2014

      British MPs urge watchdog to probe price-rigging in gold market

      British MPs have called on the UK’s financial watchdog to investigate allegations of price-rigging in the London gold market...

    33. June 26, 2014

      Wall Street banks create corporate bond trading platform

      Banks including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase are creating a new trading platform for US corporate bonds as they seek to...

    34. beyondbrics

      June 26, 2014

      Tanzania: foreign investors still shut out

      Source: Thomson Reuters. Click to enlarge Pity Tanzania’s stockbrokers. For the first time in years, it looked as if the...

    35. beyondbrics

      June 25, 2014

      Poland: investors shrug off the scandal

      Scandal? What scandal? Despite the intrigue of wiretapped phone calls and behind-the-scenes skulduggery enveloping Poland’s...

    36. June 22, 2014

      UK state aid approval requests to EU continue to rise

      The number of state aid approval requests by the UK to the European Commission continued to rise last year despite the...

    37. June 15, 2014

      Banks cash in on global listings surge

      Investment banks are cashing in on a boom in global stock market listings this year amid a resurgence of initial public...

    38. June 15, 2014

      Brokers’ dealing commissions still unbroken

      A regulatory crackdown on asset managers’ use of investors’ money has so far failed to cut the flow of commission payments,...

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