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    1. April 12, 2015

      European M&A will test the soaring dollar

      Fred Smith, boss of FedEx of the US, said last week he would pay $4.8bn for Dutch courier TNT Express. That is 30 per cent...

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    1. April 7, 2015

      FedEx seeks global scale with TNT Express deal

      It is a feature of contemporary urban life so ubiquitous that it is easy to take for granted. In New York, London, Brussels,...

    2. April 7, 2015

      FedEx and TNT Express: colouring

      When purple and orange paint are mixed, the result is an unremarkable brown. FedEx, the US delivery company with a “purple...

    3. April 7, 2015

      FedEx agrees to buy TNT Express for €4.4bn

      FedEx struck a €4.4bn deal for struggling competitor TNT Express in a bet that it can expand its presence in Europe and...

    4. March 26, 2015

      Dow Transports puts shadow on US equities

      Investors are shunning US transport stocks and this barometer of the economy and overall equity sentiment on Thursday...

    5. March 18, 2015

      FedEx profits rise on falling fuel costs

      Strong growth in ground shipments and falling fuel prices helped FedEx, the parcel delivery service, lift net income by a...

    6. FT Alphaville

      February 18, 2015

      Camp Alphaville 2015 -- URGENT

      This is not just a save-the-date. It’s a save-the-date-and-grab-a-bargain. Camp Alphaville at the Honourable Artillery...

    7. February 3, 2015

      UPS: the shipping blues

      Being Santa’s little helper is not as merry as it is made out to be. During the Christmas season of 2013, United Parcel...

    8. January 23, 2015

      DreamWorks restructuring prompts sell-off

      DreamWorks Animation’s announcement of job cuts and reduction in film output, prompted two analyst downgrades and a sharp...

    9. January 23, 2015

      UPS misses the mark again during Christmas

      UPS shares tumbled on Friday after the express parcel service admitted it had misjudged peak Christmas demand for a second...

    10. December 26, 2014

      Ecommerce model proves difficult to drive

      “Well, in those days, one had to telephone a room inside a building and hope that, at the very same moment, the person with...

    11. December 14, 2014

      Companies diary: December 15 — December 19

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    12. November 13, 2014

      UPS plans bundled deliveries to cut costs

      UPS has outlined bold plans to boost the profitability of its fast-growing ecommerce business, intending to bundle together...

    13. October 28, 2014

      Google case casts shadow over competition chief Almunia’s legacy

      As Europe’s competition chief, Joaquín Almunia slapped record cartel fines on rate-rigging banks, led an assault on cosy...

    14. October 24, 2014

      Bellwether UPS rises on ecommerce hopes

      Investors liked what they heard from parcel delivery company and US economic bellwether UPS, which beat third-quarter...

    15. September 29, 2014

      FedEx climbs on market share gain hopes

      US shipping behemoth FedEx climbed on Monday after brokerage Cowen & Company lifted its rating on the company on the view it...

    16. September 24, 2014

      TNT: Sorry we missed you

      If a parcel delivery company changed its name from ‘Delivery!’ to ‘Outlook’, business would tail off. The latter just lacks...

    17. September 16, 2014

      UPS to hire up to 95,000 temporary workers

      UPS plans to hire up to 40,000 more staff for this year’s end-of-year rush, in the latest indication of the express parcel...

    18. September 2, 2014

      Google’s remote drone deliveries point to fast-track niche

      “Could I order some dog food, please?” Neil Parfitt, a farmer outside Warwick, in Queensland, Australia, says into a phone....

    19. August 21, 2014

      UPS hit by cyber attack

      United Parcel Service is among a new wave of retailers that have been targeted by cyber criminals, with data from more than...

    20. August 12, 2014

      UPS and FedEx invest in technology to meet soaring demand

      UPS in Louisville: inside the parcel giant’s growing pains On the ground floor of United Parcel Service’s $2.2bn Worldport...

    21. July 29, 2014

      Windstream soars on Reit spin-off plan

      The US telecoms sector climbed on Tuesday after a small wireline network announced plans to spin off part of its business...

    22. July 29, 2014

      UPS cuts forecast as it boosts spending

      UPS, the express parcel delivery service, cut its full-year forecast despite a 7.2 per cent rise in package volumes in the...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. FT Tech Hub

      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...

    26. 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...

    27. FT Alphaville

      April 7, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - The future for real interest rates. - Piketty unsuccessful attempted smackdown watch. - Matt Levine...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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