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  1. June 18, 2014

    Strong quarter boosts FedEx’s full-year income

    Shares in FedEx, the parcel delivery company, surged in early trading in New York after it published better than expected...

  2. June 6, 2014

    New UPS CEO looks overseas for growth

    International expansion remains the “number one goal” for UPS, its incoming chief executive said on Friday as the express...

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    May 7, 2014

    Alibaba: what we now know (and what we still don’t)

    Alibaba on Tuesday submitted the first filing for its upcoming initial public offering in New York. Unusually for a private...

  4. April 24, 2014

    UPS profits hit by harsh US winter

    UPS, the express parcel delivery service, has suffered a second consecutive quarter of operational problems after it was hit...

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    April 7, 2014

    Further reading

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  6. March 25, 2014

    Big data sparks cultural changes

    It only takes a quick internet search of the terms “UPS” and “telematics” to understand why the promised benefits of big...

  7. March 19, 2014

    Harsh winter hits FedEx profits

    FedEx, the express parcels delivery service, on Wednesday became the latest North American transport company to produce...

  8. March 13, 2014

    Vettel falls behind in marketing stakes

    Despite dominating Formula 1 for the past four years, Sebastian Vettel trails his rivals in global marketability, according...

  9. January 30, 2014

    UPS to invest to avoid delivery problems

    UPS, the express parcel service, is to boost capital spending by 25 per cent this year to enhance its US domestic capacity...

  10. January 24, 2014

    Russia customs rules hit online retailers

    Western online retailers are hitting a fresh roadblock in their push into Russia, one of the world’s fastest-growing...

  11. January 17, 2014

    Amex hits all-time high on profit leap

    American Express raced to an all-time high, lifting its market capitalisation to almost $100bn, after reporting...

  12. January 17, 2014

    UPS warns on profit after gift delivery chaos

    A chaotic peak gift-giving season that led thousands of customers to receive their parcels late will knock almost 14 per...

  13. January 17, 2014

    Letter from Lex: Beam me up

    Readers, The week has ended with a small flurry of mildly dreary reports from major companies. At Shell, a new CEO informed...

  14. December 26, 2013

    Amazon reviews shippers after hold-ups

    Amazon is looking at the performance of delivery companies handling its orders after packages were left stranded in...

  15. December 18, 2013

    FedEx earnings disappoint as customers seek cheaper options

    Earnings for FedEx, the express parcels delivery service, improved less than expected in the three months to the end of...

  16. December 8, 2013

    Business salutes trade deal as WTO ‘delivers’

    Business leaders have welcomed the first global trade deal in the WTO’s 18-year history as a boost to the bottom line and...

  17. October 25, 2013

    UPS sticks to full-year results forecast

    UPS, the express parcel delivery service, announced that third-quarter earnings more than doubled and reiterated its...

  18. September 15, 2013

    Companies diary: September 16 – September 22

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    August 14, 2013

    Investigators at scene of Alabama crash

    Butch Dill/AP Investigators search through the debris at the scene of a UPS cargo plane crash at Birmingham International...

  20. July 23, 2013

    United Technologies gains on raised earnings guidance

    The S&P 500 rally paused on Tuesday as the summer earnings season drove investors to companies with positive outlooks,...

  21. July 23, 2013

    Cheaper shipping choices hamper performance at UPS

    UPS, the express parcel delivery group, promised to adapt to tough market conditions after reporting what it admitted was a...

  22. July 15, 2013

    Kuehne & Nagel: shipping forecast

    Economies expand. Goods move. Shippers make money. It’s a simple equation – and the modest 3 per cent rise in first half...

  23. July 12, 2013

    Wells Fargo helps US stocks to record close

    The S&P 500 continued a record-setting run, closing at a fresh high on Friday as Wells Fargo beat analyst estimates with...

  24. July 12, 2013

    UPS cuts result forecasts on economic worries

    The slowing of the US economy and worldwide air freight overcapacity prompted UPS, the express parcel delivery service, to...

  25. July 11, 2013

    Negotiators pin hopes on early customs deal

    US and EU trade negotiators are grappling with ways to smooth customs procedures across the Atlantic, with an early...

  26. July 5, 2013

    Financials buoy US stock markets

    The S&P 500 finished the week with a rally after Treasury rates rose sharply following the release of strong US jobs data,...

  27. June 19, 2013

    Sprint falls after Dish sticks on offer

    Sprint Nextel shares fell on Wednesday after the news that Dish Network did not revise its offer for the wireless provider,...

  28. June 13, 2013

    Industrial process

    Within a year of Henry Ford’s introduction of the first modern assembly line at his factory near Detroit in 1913, the system...

  29. FT Alphaville

    April 30, 2013

    Where are all those natural gas fleet conversions?

    Since 2009 the stark contrast between oil prices (high) and natural gas prices (low) in the US has prompted questions, and...

  30. April 29, 2013

    TNT Express revenues fall as global operations scale down

    TNT Express announced revenues fell 4.5 per cent in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, as the Dutch express...

  31. April 25, 2013

    Wall St indices shake off oil sector losses

    A broad rally across US markets failed to boost shares in ExxonMobil after the oil major said total production slipped in...

  32. April 25, 2013

    UPS benefits from rise in post-Christmas returns

    A rise in returns of online purchases after Christmas helped UPS, the express parcel delivery service, offset weak...

  33. April 8, 2013

    UPS contests block on TNT Express merger

    UPS has appealed against the European Commission’s January decision to block its merger with TNT Express, saying it fears...

  34. April 1, 2013

    Oil demand is set to fall in the age of gas

    The conventional wisdom holds that global oil demand will continue to rise. Demographics and the need to fuel emerging...

  35. March 25, 2013

    TNT Express: quick delivery needed

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  36. March 25, 2013

    TNT Express unveils post-UPS strategy

    TNT Express said the sale of its Chinese business is expected “imminently” and reiterated its intent to sell its Brazilian...

  37. March 20, 2013

    FedEx cuts forecasts and Asia capacity

    FedEx plans to cut trans-Pacific capacity and push traffic towards lower-cost transport modes after a “radically changed”...

  38. March 14, 2013

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    There have been mixed messages emanating from Formula One of late about the sport’s financial health. Some of the smaller...

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