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    This Week: Janet Yellen, US politics and consumer

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    February 5, 2016

    Charter clinches 2016's first benchmark drive-by junk deal

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  1. January 28, 2016

    Pipeline of big bond sales set to test investor risk appetite

    When the starting gun sounded over 2016’s debt markets, only a handful of corporate borrowers left the blocks. Although...

  2. January 20, 2016

    Kenya threatens to ban Netflix over ‘inappropriate content’

    Netflix’s expansion into 130 new markets has run into trouble, after Kenya branded it a threat to national security and...

  3. January 19, 2016

    Univision buys 40% stake in The Onion

    Univision, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the US, has taken a 40 per cent stake in The Onion, the...

  4. Fast FT

    January 19, 2016

    No joke: Univision buys stake in The Onion

    Univision, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the US, has taken a 40 per cent controlling stake in The Onion,...

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    January 18, 2016

    #techFT - TV sans frontières

    Europe is taking the first steps to break down the legal barriers to watching your favourite TV shows wherever you are,...

  6. January 17, 2016

    Showtime nears in EU pay-TV competition drama

    When Margrethe Vestager moved to Brussels to take up her new job as EU competition commissioner, she quickly found that...

  7. January 15, 2016

    Wynn bucks the sell-off on Las Vegas win

    On a day when 96 per cent of companies on the S&P 500 were in the red, shares in Wynn Resorts were rallying after the...

  8. Fast FT

    January 13, 2016

    Order book for AB InBev bond hits record $110bn

    Anheuser-Busch InBev pulled in a record $110bn of investor demand as the brewer readied to sell the second-largest...

  9. January 10, 2016

    Star Wars breaks Chinese box-office records

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken box-office records in China, after bringing in $53m on Saturday and Sunday...

  10. January 6, 2016

    Issuers raise $15.8bn in first test of 2016 bond market

    US and European companies raised $15.8bn on Tuesday, in the first test of US capital markets since the start of the...

  11. January 4, 2016

    Obituary: John Angelo, asset manager, 1942-2016

    John Angelo, who died on January 1, aged 74, co-founded the alternative investment firm Angelo Gordon, and led it as...

  12. January 3, 2016

    Box offices feel force of Star Wars

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in China on Saturday after generating more than $1.5bn at the global box office in...

  13. December 23, 2015

    US media companies hit by viewer switch to online services

    A great switch-off is under way on US primetime television with a majority of cable channels losing viewers in 2015, a...

  14. December 22, 2015

    Disney in talks to sell Fusion stake to Univision

    Univision is in negotiations to take over the ownership and operation of Fusion, the millennial focused US cable...

  15. Fast FT

    December 21, 2015

    Star Wars lends some force to Disney shares

    Star Wars fans are doing their best to ensure Walt Disney shares end the year on a high note. The stock is up 2 per...

  16. December 20, 2015

    Star Wars smashes US box office record

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens generated more than half a billion dollars in its opening weekend, smashing the box office...

  17. December 18, 2015

    Walt Disney: Force is still strong

    Weakened empires sometimes retain dangerous weapons. This is one point to take from the Star Wars films. It applies to...

  18. Fast FT

    December 18, 2015

    Star Wars off to record start - Disney

    The force is strong at Walt Disney. The entertainment giant said Star Wars: The Force Awakens posted a new sales record...

  19. December 16, 2015

    Lower end of the market adds to China’s mass appeal

    If 500 stormtroopers posing on the Great Wall of China don’t give a film a boost, then nothing will. As markets digest...

  20. Fast FT

    December 15, 2015

    Walt Disney picks new head for Maker Studios

    Walt Disney has appointed a new head of Maker Studios, a supplier of online video content to YouTube that it acquired...

  21. December 15, 2015

    Sphero’s BB-8: far, far away from Hollywood

    For nearly 40 years, Star Wars merchandise has been big bus­iness. But as the latest instalment arrives in cinemas this...

  22. December 10, 2015

    Atlantic Media in talks to sell Quartz

    Atlantic Media has held talks with a number of potential buyers interested in digital media about a sale of or...

  23. December 8, 2015

    Walt Disney doubles stake in Vice Media to $400m

    Walt Disney is doubling its stake in Vice Media to $400m, lifting its stake in the youth-focused media group to about...

  24. December 4, 2015

    A confession – I have never seen ‘Star Wars’

    Hollywood and Wall Street are counting the days until the December 17 premier of the next Star Wars film, The Force...

  25. December 3, 2015

    Google gears up to battle Oculus and Samsung in virtual reality

    Google’s search for new material for its virtual reality offering runs from Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon to photographs...

  26. November 29, 2015

    Hulu in spotlight as expansion beckons

    This has been the year of streaming television. Broadcast channels, cable networks and technology companies are all...

  27. November 27, 2015

    ESPN cord-cutting punishes Disney shares

    On a quiet Friday in US markets, Walt Disney shares were on the move after the company disclosed it lost 3m ESPN...

  28. November 25, 2015

    Five Disney copycat hotels fined in China

    China has fined five copycat Disney hotels, less than a month after regulators pledged unprecedented special treatment...

  29. November 22, 2015

    Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studios chairman: the Jedi-in-chief

    A lan Horn is showing me how to deliver the maximum amount of force in a Taekwondo strike. “Force equals mass times...

  30. November 18, 2015

    Rescheduling television’s future

    A few years ago Jean-David Blanc stopped watching live television. Then he realised what he was missing. “I was looking...

  31. November 18, 2015

    Japan set to beat 2020 visitor target

    Japan is poised to hit its tourism target of 20m inbound visitors five years ahead of schedule, according to a leading...

  32. November 15, 2015

    Paris attacks: A nation under siege

    Paris began its first official day of mourning on Sunday under heightened security following the country’s worst ever...

  33. November 9, 2015

    US media: day of reckoning

    Company’ “investor days” typically involve four hours of soul-sucking PowerPoint slides clicking by in a stuffy...

  34. November 8, 2015

    Hollywood meets Bollywood as diversity hits US prime time TV

    Bollywood meets Hollywood in Quantico, a drama on Walt Disney’s ABC network, with Priyanka Chopra playing an FBI agent...

  35. November 5, 2015

    Disney gets help from Chinese authorities to root out fake goods

    Chinese regulators announced a year-long campaign to crack down on counterfeit Walt Disney merchandise on Thursday, a...

  36. November 1, 2015

    Week Ahead: Markets diary

    Investors expect a flood of market-moving news this week. The hallmark data event is the US jobs report for the month...

  37. October 23, 2015

    Week in review: October 24

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Credit Suisse chief unveils...

  38. October 21, 2015

    Disney to launch digital subscription streaming service in UK

    From Bambi to Buzz Lightyear, Walt Disney’s most beloved characters and stories are going digital in a first of its...

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